10. Jax Pledges to 'Go Nomad'
Season 2, Episode 9: "Fa Guan"
Some of the show's best scenes happen at "the table," where SAMCRO officers gather to debate, vote on and enforce their arcane, unbreakable rules of order. Unlike later seasons, where disputes are easily (too easily) settled with gunplay, the tension in Season Two ratcheted up every time Jax makes a passive-aggressive move against Clay at the table, persuading the club to rule against their president's plans. The legislative stand-off culminated in Jax quitting the club — a decision that requires a vote, since no one just gets to leave the club with no consequences. The public rebuke of our hero's legacy felt as vicious as an execution.