Back in Oakland, Tyler leads Happy, Chibs and Jax to Turner’s brother-in-law, who’s selling stolen goods out of the van he was driving when he and Turner attacked Jax and Chibs. The chase on foot down an alley and up onto the roof of a building isn’t very exciting, especially since the bro-in-law is a mite chubby and we know he ain’t gettin’ away.
Should’ve had a V-8!
When Jax confronts Turner’s brother-in-law, “Ray”, on the roof, Ray tells the guys Frankie hired them — he knew them from Chino — to kill Jax. In return, he gave them his custom chopper we saw last episode. When Jax asks why they attacked Gemma, too, Ray says they didn’t do that, had no reason to, and he doesn’t even know what Jax’s family looks like. Chibs marvels out loud that Frankie is pretty smart to hire a couple of black guys to make it look like Pope was attacking club members. Happy asks what Jax is going to do with Ray, and in answer, Jax calls Ray close to him, gut shoots him three times, and watches him fall over the side of the roof to the ground below, dead. Tyler and the other Niners seem impressed. I guess honesty isn’t enough to get you leniency in Jax’s court.
Baddest white guy to ever roam the streets of Oakland.
Chibs and Happy don’t know what to think, but if I was either of them, I’d stay on Jax’s good side.
Guess it’s clean up duty … again.
Clay walks into the clubhouse office to find Juicy looking through paperwork. Juice tells Clay he’ll give Roosevelt the only records he can find on the Nomads, a receipt for their dues payments. Clay asks Juice what Roosevelt has on him, and although he initially plays dumb, the pressure is too much and the dam spills. Not only does he tell Clay that his dad is black, Juice also tells Clay about the RICO sting, Otto’s betrayal, and how he stole the brick of cocaine — which led him to kill Miles and then blame Miles as the thief — to give to Roosevelt as evidence so the feds could bust the Irish and the cartel.
Will a few “Hail Mary”s and one “Our Father” cover my penance, Clay?
Now this confession does not surprise me — the extent of it does, but I knew Juice was eventually going to break down and tell the wrong person, so I should have expected this. What does surprise the hell out of me is that Clay tells Juice about sending the Nomads to Unser’s, and that he was the one who killed Greg. Juicy is dumbfounded, and Clay tells him that every SAMCRO member has at least one secret that would get him kicked out of the club, that Juice should just keep on keepin’ on, and that dual confessions like these are how true bonds are forged.
Don’t worry, this will stay between us, Juice … at least until I need to throw you under the bus to save my own ass.