As a parting shot, Tara reminds Wendy that, in the eyes of the court, she is a surgeon, and Wendy … is a lot of other things, so she’ll never get custody of Abel. Since this subplot is not my favorite, I am free to focus on other things in this scene, like poor Thomas. When Wendy first comes into the office, Thomas is happily sucking on a bottle. Tara is holding it for him with her
pot-smoking “good” hand, but when she lets go of the bottle for a moment, we see that Thomas is perfectly capable of holding the bottle himself while he drinks. Then, for some reason, Tara yanks the bottle away from Thomas and hands him a pacifier instead. The baby literally takes the paci out of his mouth and looks at it, as if to say, “Are you fucking kidding me?”
Give me back my THC-laced milk!
In “solitary”, Jax and Opie are rooming together, presumably because the San Joaquin County Correctional Facility solitary confinement unit does not have enough cells for every individual involved in the riot, or maybe because Jax and Opie having a heart-to-heart furthers the plot in this episode.
Nobody knows the trouble we’ve seen, nobody knows our soooooorrrowwwwwwwww
Before Opie can get the full story out of Jax (he knows Jax well enough to know he was omitting some of the demands Pope made when he spilled the beans to them in the yard), the shift sergeant comes in to have his tete-a-tete with Jax. He orders Opie out, but Jax insists he stays, cementing their closeness and shortening Opie’s “catch up” curve. The sergeant, in cruel Damon Pope fashion, tells Jax he’ll give him a few minutes to tell him who the sacrificial Son will be, but that he needs to know soon, because the guards have bets on how long the fight will last before the Son is killed. BTW, “Pope” is my new substitute word for mean/cruel/sadistic in my real life. When my four-year-old pulls the wings off her fifth bug victim of the day, I call her Pope. When another one of my kids tells me I look like I have a baby in my belly, I say, “How very Pope of you.”
Mormon’s sheep’s clothing
After that little bombshell, Jax fills Opie in entirely … on everything, even the true circumstances of Piney’s death. Here’s the short story for those of you just joining us: Clay, Jax’s stepdad and former SAMCRO President, killed Opie’s dad, Piney, because Piney was threatening to reveal to the club that Clay killed JT (Jax’s biological dad and Gemma’s first husband) to keep the club running guns, which JT was going to put at stop to as President. Opie’s not too happy about the truth-telling and the timing of it.
I can’t handle the truth — especially so much in one sentence!