2. Tig Reassures Venus
Season 7, Episode 10: "Faith and Despondency"
The transsexual prostitute Venus Van Dam (Walton Goggins, FX MVP and veteran of The Shield and Justified) was introduced as a one-off comic character in Season Five — and immediately caught Tig's eye. Then, in the middle of one of Sons of Anarchy's more violent stretches in Season Seven, Sutter slows the action down. Venus admitted that she's in love with Tig; even though he's from a culture that would never understand what he's doing with Venus, he confessed that he's willing to keep their relationship going. While SAMCRO pays lip-service to the values of brotherhood and freedom, its members are still bound by conventions and obligations that prevent them from ever truly being themselves. This scene, however, transcends all of that. It's the most tender moment of the entire series.