Critic Consensus: SOA's stakes increase with "What a Piece of Work is Man," as Gemma's deadly secret comes into focus and the realization hits home that nobody is safe.
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 What a Piece of Work Is Man
Gemma's secret may be killing her, but the intriguing question is whether it will kill everyone else first.
Sons of Anarchy struggles to make anything seem like it's not heading towards a horrible ending, which begs the question of why we're still watching at all.
I actually really enjoyed the episode and thought it was one of the best of the season. It had cut-up corpses, some sex on a cop car, and a huge death.
One thing is clear after seven seasons, this life does not very often draw distinctions between the guilty and the innocent or the deserving and the undeserving.
After the last few episodes were little more than the show spinning its wheels until there can be some kind of confrontation between Jax and Gemma, "What a Piece of Work Is Man" offers the unfamiliar feeling that something is actually at stake.
While Jax acts as if his grand plans are just now starting to unravel, his revenge-fueled journey has been fueled by misstep after bloody misstep as the Sons frantically attempt to put Band-Aids over the scars. And it?s not working.
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