Greetings, Gasmii! Welcome to a very satisfying episode of SoA. It’s satisfying because, well, a lot of people die. Alas, one of those people is not the supposedly-back-in-Indiana-Emma-Jean. I’d feel better knowing EJ was dead and not going to make a reappearance, but no such luck.
Want to play a drinking game this episode? Take a shot every time someone dies or someone says “Jesus Christ”.
You’ll probably feel like this in the morning, but it will be worth it.
Opening: At Casa Teller the day after the last episode ended, Gemma wakes up and wanders into the kitchen to find a reasonably nice Tara and two adorable grandsons. Tara tells her Jax is in Oakland, on “club business”, and asks Gemma to check in on the boys at daycare today, while she’s in meetings off-site. I guess she’s feeling conciliatory after a good
toke night’s sleep. Gemma picks up the morning paper and sees the front-page story:
Favorite line from this article: “[attacks have been against] a retired law enforcement officer, Wayne Unser, a mechanic, and a waitress of ill repute.”
Gemma is sad for her friend Rita, whom Tara says is in the ICU at St. Thomas. In Oakland, on the top deck of a parking garage, Jax is meeting with Damon Pope discussing the same article. Pope claims he and the Niners have nothing to do with the break-ins, and Jax asks Pope to try and find out who IS responsible, and give Jax the name and address of the perpetrator. Jax then hands Pope a paper bag with the $50,000 promised for the last mule,
Wouldn’t one of those zippered satchels from the bank be much more professional? We could start a whole line! They could be labeled with the days of the week, or according to what the money inside is from: “Coke Money” “Whore Money” “Stolen Dreams & Lives Money”
Pope compliments Jax with, “You’re an impressive young man.” Jax responds, “Yeah, I get that a lot.” Really, Jax?
I’ve got a big dick, too. Want me to prove it?
Pope proposes that Jax offer to mule double the amount of coke he’s moving for the cartel and give half to Pope to sell through the Niners in Reno and Vegas in Nevada. This way, everyone wins … the cartel sells more coke, Pope makes money, and the other gangs selling drugs in and around Oakland won’t be angry because Pope’s selling all the new stuff in NV. In return, Pope will not charge them $50,000 per mule AND will give the Sons another $100,000 on top of that. Pope must be feeling charitable.
Somebody slipped a Paxil in my coffee this morning.