Their conversation ends when Gemma gets a call on her cell.
In Oakland, Jax and the guys meet the prospects, who have been keeping an eye on the club where Hightower ended up. The prospects tell them that there are bikes in the back, “tricked out bikes”. When Jax and company see these bikes parked next to the blue SUV that picked up Hightower behind the club,
Ronald McDonald & Hamburglar ride again?
there’s a chorus of “oh man”s as if they recognize the bikes and therefore, their owners. It gets worse when they get inside and greet T.O., the leader of the Grim Bastards MC from Lodi, their allies for decades. They ask T.O. about Hightower, and he is sad to say that Hightower hired them to protect him. What’s worse, Hightower is T.O.’s cousin, and he can’t help them kill his own blood. Before they can get down to brass tacks, Hightower comes in the room, screams “You sold me out!” at T.O. and starts shooting at the Sons.
Know what’s scarier than a giant with a pipe? A giant with a gun.
Hightower escapes in the SUV, and the Sons chase after him on foot. As he drives by the SoA bikes, he does the best move I’ve seen all season, and nudges the end bike with his bumper, creating a domino effect and knocking them all down. Guess we won’t get one of those great Season 5 chase-through-city-streets scene in this episode.
After commercials, an angry Jax confronts T.O. about finding Hightower and killing him. T.O. refuses again to help them kill his cousin. Bobby pulls Jax and the other SoA members aside and reminds Jax that their relationship with the Grim Bastards is a solid one and goes back 20 years.
Perhaps we shouldn’t be alienating the few friends we have right now.
He doesn’t want Jax to shit on that, despite the fact that the president’s cousin killed Opie. Jax takes a few deep breaths and walks back up to T.O. He says if T.O. will find Hightower and get him to give Jax the names of the other guys who beat Opie, they’ll just beat Hightower up but won’t kill him. T.O. and the Bastards agree that this is a good compromise, and T.O. promises to track The Not-So-Jolly Black Giant down and let Jax talk to him.
Quick scene with Eli Roosevelt, who’s back in his office, but in civilian clothes (that mandatory leave is still in effect), cheerily looking over his wife’s death certificate.
Unser pops his head in and mysteriously says he has “the last piece of the puzzle”. Roosevelt is intrigued and beckons him in.
At Stockton, Tara’s outside the prison waiting in her car. It’s Gemma, and
surprisingly she has NOT brought a bag of weed.
Since the Escalade was totaled in her attempt to kill her grandchildren, Gemma’s driving some economy sedan. Hopefully, she can use Siri in this car to wake her high ass up. Do you think that version of Siri has Amanda Bynes’s voice?
Gemma has the “ornate” crucifix Otto asked for, and it’s pretty big. Like Madonna (not the holy one, the faux English one) big. She found it in LuAnn’s storage unit.
I thought of a good caption joke but I’m a little too religious for it.