At the Sheriff’s Department, one of Roosevelt’s deputies tells him they got an anonymous call about a dead body at a commercial property in Middle River and the caller said Sheriff Roosevelt would want to find the body. Eli’s intrigued and goes to check it out and sees that it’s Pope. Jax calls him on his cell and tells him to go outside the building. When Eli does go outside and is out of earshot of the deputies, Jax directs him to the nearest hillside, where he threw Clay’s gun.
At Tara’s office at the hospital, Attorney Lowen is meeting with Tara to fill her in on Otto’s self-mutilation, and what that means for Tara (he can’t implicate her in the nurse’s death), and to pass along all the new estate legal paperwork Tara requested, including a legal guardianship document for the boys. As Tara signs them, Ally asks her if she realizes that Jax has to sign them too before they’re legally binding and Tara says she’ll get Jax’s signatures and get the documents notarized on her own.
At Clay’s, Juice is still packing boxes. I think he should trade in his cut for some coveralls and a moving truck.
Clay, do you think “Ratfink Shipping & Storage” has a nice ring to it?
Clay tells Juice he knows it was him who find the documents in Clay’s ceiling, but he forgives Juice. It’s Dorothy and Scarecrow time as Clay tells Juice he’s going to miss him most of all, and that he loves him. Juice, his
pussy tendencies divided loyalties eating him alive inside, starts blubbering that Clay has to leave, he has to leave right now. Clay is confused … then there’s a knock at the door.
Ask not for whom the bell tolls, Clay. It tolls for thee.
It’s Eli and a deputy at the door, with Clay’s gun in an evidence bag. He asks Clay if he has an alibi for earlier that afternoon, when Clay’s gun was used in the murder of Damon Pope and three of his associates. Clay looks down the hall at Juice.
Clay tells them that Gemma can vouch for him being at home with her all afternoon.
Dude left for a few hours and took the gun. Don’t expect me on Visitors’ Day, Clay … too bad, so sad, sure do hate it for you. If anyone needs me, I’ll be eating chalupa in a Mexican brothel.
Jax is back at the Pope construction site, chatting with August about Pope’s untimely death at the hands of Clay. Jax has a great cover story, telling August that Clay has hated Pope since Jax and Pope went into business together, and that he must have tailed Jax to the construction site and then followed Pope to the garage in Middle River later. Jax tells August that he and Tig left as soon as they arrived, since there were “so many people” and “cars” there. August lets Jax know that he’ll put a bounty on Clay’s head, and he has a sneaking suspicion that this is exactly what Jax wanted. August believes Jax’s explanation is a little too pat, especially considering Jax is the one who comes out the winner in this situation, in more ways than one.
What is this, an episode of Elementary?