9. Jax Shoots Clay
Season 6, Episode 11: "John 8:32"
As soon as Jax uncovered the full extent of what Clay had done to keep SAMCRO in the gun-running business, the old boss' days were numbered. The problem for Sutter as a show-runner was that the president of the club was such a strong character, and Ron Perlman such a charismatic actor, that Sons of Anarchy was bound to lose some spark once Clay was gone. By the time Jax finally killed him toward the end of Season Six, SAMCRO's co-founder had been disgraced, humiliated and was a shadow of his former self. His shooting was practically a mercy killing — but no less satisfying for being long overdue.