Toil and Till



Critic Consensus: Sons takes a chance on subtlety over slaughter and it pays off in one of the show's most Shakespearean episodes, "Toil and Till."

Episode Info

SAMCRO solicits help from another charter to finish a job.


Charlie Hunnam
as Jax Teller
Katey Sagal
as Gemma Teller
Kim Coates
as Tig
Dayton Callie
as Wayne Unser
Jimmy Smits
as Nero Padilla
Niko Nicotera
as George "Rat Boy" Skogstram
Annabeth Gish
as Sheriff Althea Jarry
Walton Goggins
as Venus Van Dam
Mo McRae
as Tyler Yost
Kenneth Choi
as Henry Lin
Ivo Nandi
as Oscar "El Oso" Ramos
Emilio Rivera
as Marcus Alvarez
Michael Beach
as T.O. Cross
Hayley McFarland
as Brooke Putner
Nicholas Guest
as John Teller
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Critic Reviews for Toil and Till

The second episode of the last Sons of Anarchy season didn't max out the potential body count. There's plenty of ammo left in the season and a name of every bullet.

Dec 28, 2014 | Full Review…

At best, "Toil and Till" continually places Unser in a more central role than his usual sagely blundering.

Jul 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Katey Sagal's performances are almost always wonderfully understated, and she gave one of my favorite line readings ever [in Toil and Till].

Jul 18, 2018 | Full Review…

[It] was one of the most Shakespearean episodes yet, by showing how Gemma's lies... have instead created layers upon layers of mistakes and traps that Jax is walking right in to, and... he has reset the cycle of violence against another man's loved one.

Jul 18, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…

"Toil and Till" was a very good episode of Sons of Anarchy, and I like where things are headed.

Dec 28, 2014 | Full Review…

"Toil and Till" is largely a table setting episode. Things happen that will have an impact down the road, but for now, the show is content to have them linger in the mind of the viewer.

Dec 28, 2014 | Full Review…

Sons of Anarchy's final season continued with an episode that revealed more of Jax's plans for revenge, which included a violent attack that in the end only served to drag him and the club further down a misguided path.

Dec 28, 2014 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

"Toil And Till" represents a step up from "Black Widower:" there's a solid action set-piece, some nicely subtle character work, and, maybe most importantly, a clear sense of purpose.

Dec 28, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

"Toil and Till" amplifies the theme of brutal retaliation to another level, piggybacking on the sporadic splashes of violence in last week's premiere to expand the battlefield across multiple California zip codes.

Dec 28, 2014 | Full Review…

I'm wondering if Hell has frozen over because Wendy has become the most stable, reasonable person in all of Charming. Well, maybe second to Nero.

Dec 28, 2014 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…