Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em



Critic Consensus: While "Smoke 'em if You Got 'em" suffers from trying to do too much in one episode, it answers a number of ongoing questions about this season while serving up a hearty portion of bloodshed.

Episode Info

Jax settles a score by taking advantage of shifting alliances.


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 Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em

Katey Sagal is terrific again as Gemma finds it increasingly difficult to keep her secret. Or to wear sensible shoes.

Jan 1, 2015 | Full Review…

Smoke em If You Got em had a continued sense of dread throughout its hour that escalated until its final moments. It's also the most interesting and compelling storytelling the show has done in a long time.

Jul 20, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

After five episodes of tense action and whore-slaughtering, this hour focused on... complicated negotiations that were hampered by biker jargon (six-and-a-half seasons in, my biker vocab is still stuck at a second-grade level).

Jan 1, 2015 | Full Review…

Perhaps one of the bigger mysteries is that despite the fact that I'm usually completely turned off by so much bloodshed, I keep tuning back in week after week. It's not because reviewing the show is my job.

Jan 1, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Despite the sense that the narrative has essentially stalled, "Smoke 'em If You Got 'em" does its best to push things along with more scenes of people being gunned down and their bodies being used to signify some kind of power shift.

Jan 1, 2015 | Full Review…

[It] is the longest episode of the season so far, and all that time adds to hardly anything at all. Sure, I missed some of the texture and a few nice character moments, but for the most part, this was a slog bereft of tension, insight, or entertainment.

Jan 1, 2015 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

Everything appears to be coming together, riding quickly toward that giant pile of dead bodies that this 21st-century Shakespearean tragedy must deliver.

Jan 1, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The show fell victim to the worst of its habits, trying to advance storylines involving the Sons' business with the Mayans, the One-Niners, the Aryan Brotherhood, the East-Dub Crew, August Marks and possibly the Jets and the Sharks as well.

Jan 1, 2015 | Full Review…

While the episode got bogged down a bit in club business, things picked up once Juice had to face both SAMCRO and Nero.

Jan 1, 2015 | Rating: 7.8/10 | Full Review…

Not an especially flashy episode, "Smoke 'Em If You Got "Em" does explore the racial fault lines Sons of Anarchy has often hidden far away from sight.

Jan 1, 2015 | Full Review…