What a Piece of Work Is Man



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.

Episode Info

The club deals with internal conflict.


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 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.

Jan 1, 2015 | Full Review…

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.

Jan 1, 2015 | Full Review…

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.

Jan 1, 2015 | Full Review…

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.

Jan 1, 2015 | Full Review…

It may be the hardest death to hit SAMCRO since Sons of Anarchy premiered in 2008.

Jan 1, 2015 | Full Review…

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.

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

The walls appear to be closing in on Jax Teller.

Jan 1, 2015 | Rating: 4.7/5 | Full Review…

While collateral damage produced from her (Gemma's) lies has been minimal up to this point, consuming bit characters from other gangs, it finally makes a push to claim the lives of SAMCRO's inner circle here.

Jan 1, 2015 | Full Review…

It was a relief to finally get something concrete that Unser and Jarry could use to investigate more deeply into Gemma's story. Let's get this plotline moving!

Jan 1, 2015 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Jax continues to think he has the upper hand this season, even though he hasn't actually been in that situation once.

Jan 1, 2015 | Full Review…