Agent Stahl, one of the original main antagonists of Sons of Anarchy, is a recurring presence in the series’ first three seasons. AT Reddit During the discussion, a fan with the username u/Apophis41 called the cunning and ruthless agent the best villain the show has ever seen, citing her relatively low ratings with her agency, which they say makes Stahl a suitable villain for the main characters. “The fact that she was an ambitious mid-level ATF agent who had to rely on her own wits and resources made her feel like a suitable enemy for a biker gang,” they wrote. “It got pretty weird in the second half of the series when they were fighting against incredibly powerful organizations like cartels and triads.”
Others agreed. “I agree with Stahl – charming, completely ruthless, without any redeeming qualities and more sociopathic than anyone else.” u/jm5201977 wrote. “I agree that for the first seasons of SOA, she is the perfect antagonist.” u/kray12 wrote, arguing that the show itself changed its scope in later seasons, and with it the nature of the villains changed as well.
Fans on Twitter agreed that Agent Stahl is a love-hate star villain with users like @Geek_ee, @LuluWild13and Daily Mirror @ElleRadd everyone showers the character’s antagonism with high praise. What’s more, the villain’s haunting death scene is an important moment in the entire Sons of Anarchy timeline, and since some feel Stahl is the worst thing the series has to offer, there are fans who consider the episode in which she finally meets her . end a certain watershed moment. “Agent Stahl was one of the best television antagonists.” @arengarz tweeted and announced their intention to revisit a certain key moment of the show. “She’s so mean, I can’t wait to see her die again.”