At St. Thomas, Gemma takes another ride on the guilt train when Tara comes in to make sure she’s doing okay after being run off the road, and to thank her for doing her best to protect her babies.
When you tell one lie, it leads to another … and a hug.
Jax pops in, to quiz Gemma on what she remembers, since Ray has planted a Whomping Willow of doubt in his mind that Gemma was run off the road by Ray’s van. She vaguely guesses that the van was brown, and Jax is none too happy with her answer.
Guess I can’t gut shoot my mother on a hunch, but I’m considering it.
Jax gets interrupted by a phone call, and walks out his mom’s hospital room. I guess it’s Nero, since he refers to the person on the other end of the phone as “ese“.
He, Bobby, and Chibs walk into Diosa Norte and call for Nero. He’s in the back and they walk in on him tied to a chair. Frankie Diamonds yells at them from the other side of the room to drop their weapons and clips. He’s holding his gun inside Lyla’s mouth.
Don’t be fooled by her expression: Lyla’s used to this position. She can hold her mouth like this for hours.
Frankie wants money, but Jax says the club doesn’t have the $200,000 Frankie is politely requesting at the moment. Nero says he’s got $130K in his safe in the other room, as well as a couple of nice watches, which Frankie agrees to take instead. Frankie orders Bobby to go get the money and Frankie tells Jax that the only reason he’s doing this is because Clay reneged on his part of their bargain: to pay the Nomads handsomely in exchange for doing his get-me-back-to-club-president dirty work. Jax asks if Clay ok’ed Frankie attacking Gemma and the kids and Frankie tells Jax he didn’t do it. Bobby returns with Frankie’s money and watches, and he gets Nero’s truck keys, but he’s not done. He decides to take Chibs with him as insurance, and as a kicker, shoots Lyla in the leg on the way out.
When we return from commercials, we see Lyla moaning on the couch with Bobby
and not in a good way.
Nero comes in and tells Jax he’s got a doctor — who’s also a client (just like The Hair Club for Men!), so he’ll keep quiet — on the way to fix up Lyla. They walk outside and have it out. Nero’s pissed that, once again, the club has negatively interfered with his upstanding escort business. Jax insists he’s got it handled, but Nero disagrees. Nero warns him that the club is crumbling around him and asks about Gemma. Jax tells him to stay out of it, and Nero tells Jax the truth about Gemma’s accident, and how she went along with Clay’s lie because it seemed easier. Jax tells Nero he’s welcome to Gemma and all the baggage she drags with her.