The gruesome biker melodrama Sons Of Anarchy - an FX ratings colossus - finished its seven-season run in 2014 with the kind of sub-operatic tragedy you normally only get in the most weighty of Shakespearean dramas. Appropriate, since the show was at least initially patterned after Hamlet.
Oh, you didn't know that? Then you'd be in the minority; it's one of the most famous things about Sons Of Anarchy. People who don't know anything about Elizabethan drama or the oeuvre of William Shakespeare are aware of that little nugget of information; it has been parroted out in every other interview, magazine piece, and web article on the show since day one.
But there are other little references, in-jokes, and gags written into the framework of Sons Of Anarchy that only the most rabid of die-hard fans are aware of. You can really pack a lot into ninety-two episodes, especially when some are as long as a feature-length movie, and especially when your cast and crew have been around the block so many times and appeared in so many other shows.
Because we are those rabid, die-hard fans, we've compiled a few of the juiciest snippets of information for you here, so that you don't have to be. You're very welcome.