Critic Consensus: "Playing with Monsters" keeps the season rolling at a steady clip with some necessary narrative table-setting and reminders of Katey Sagal's subversive value to the series.
as Jax Teller
as Gemma Teller
as Wayne Unser
as Nero Padilla
as George "Rat Boy" Skogstram
as Sheriff Althea Jarry
as Venus Van Dam
as Ron Tully
as Tyler Yost
as Henry Lin
as Oscar "El Oso" Ramos
as Marcus Alvarez
as T.O. Cross
as Brooke Putner
as John Teller
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Critic reviews for Playing With Monsters
Forget the Mayans and the Chinese and August Marks and Juice. I want Gemma's recipe for pineapple upside-down cake.
[A]nother massive misstep that continues the show's devolution from intriguing, Shakespearian biker drama into a self-indulgent, tone-deaf show about guys with guns who really need a shower.
Playing with Monsters seemed only to kill an over-stuffed hour from the final ride with a false sense of closure all around.
Not to be outdone by his mother, Jax is dealing with his usual high tide of drama.
Playing with Monsters was a building block episode that had a few ok character moments, but they mostly revolved around people we don't really know or care about.
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