At Clay’s, Gemma shows up while Juice and Clay are packing things into boxes and says she’s ready to go to Belfast, even though she’s early.
Tig and Jax ride up to a eighteen-wheeler garage with three truck trailers on the ground out front, and Tig is suspicious at the lack of kennels and noise. As Tig walks toward the building to investigate, Jax pulls a gun on his back and tells Tig to drop his gun and his knife. Tig is confused until he sees the Rolls drive up and then the light bulb comes on. He begs Jax to reconsider even as Pope and a three-man posse approach.
Come on, brother, it’s not like I ever killed your dog or anything.
Even if I was a good writer, I could never do this scene justice, so I’ll just give you the highlights. Pope has his guys pat down Tig and then disarm Jax (“Just a precaution” says Pope) and pat him down, too. Jax gets the Letter of Intent from Pope, who mentions he also sent one to Mayor Hale’s lawyer’s office. Jax says he’s going to need Tig’s cut and Tig fights to keep it on but two of Pope’s guys get it off. His hands are tied behind his back. Jax tells Pope that he should kill Tig inside the building; Jax says he saw two hikers on their ride in to the property and that sounds carry out in this area. He tells Pope he’ll wait outside until it’s done.
Pope and two guys walk Tig into the garage. One of Pope’s men stays outside and watches the building. Jax walks behind the guy to put Tig’s cut into his bike saddlebag. He takes out the cloth-wrapped item that Juice put in there earlier in the day — it’s a gun with a silencer. Jax quickly shoots the guard in the side of the head and then runs over to the building’s side entrance. He can see Tig, Pope and one other guard at the other end, with the third man standing between Jax and them, but turned away from Jax and watching Pope. Jax shoots the guy between them and shoots the other guy before he can pull his gun. Pope pulls out a pistol but Tig shoulders him into some heavy construction wrecking balls, which knocks Pope to the ground and the gun out of Pope’s hand. Jax gets there in time to kick the gun away. He tells Pope to stay down and cuts Tig’s arms free. He hands Tig the gun and tells him to kill the man who burned his daughter alive. Pope angrily shouts a lot of meaningless threats at them
Don’t make me call the Smoke Monster on your ass!
but Tig shoots Pope in the head and that’s that. YAY!!!! Tiggy is very upset that Jax set this up without telling him, but Jax tells him it worked out okay and besides, Tig would have given away the plan if Jax had given him any heads up. Tig realizes that the gun he just used to shoot Pope is Clay’s and Jax asks him if he’s okay with that.
Seeing as you just saved my bacon for the second time this season, I have no more comments. Also, I think I shit my pants.