How shocking and brutal was the death of Opie? Episode 3 of Season 5 of Sons of Anarchy just blew my mind. Opie was my favorite character on the show. He was as real as they got. He was genuine, honest, intimidating, loveable, and most of all was faithful to the club. But as they say, you live by the code, and you die by the code. Why is it that every character on the show who believes in those words usually is the one that gets burned the most? Honestly think of Opie, Otto, Piney, and JT. Crime has no place for men of honour.