Hi, Gasmii! I’m so excited to be recapping SoA this season. If you haven’t seen this show before … well, I don’t think I can catch you up on the last four seasons. However, this graphic is exemplary of what you can expect from this show:
Yes, she hit her in the face with a skateboard. Trust me, she had a
Last season, a whole lotta shit happened, but what it boils down to is: Opie shot Clay for killing Piney (his dad), Clay blamed the Niners for Piney’s murder, so Tig shot at Leroy but killed his girlfriend instead — who happened to be the daughter of a very powerful northern California gangster. Lots of other secrets were revealed last season (except Gemma’s role in J.T.’s death), Jax took over but can’t escape the club with his family until the CIA is off their backs, and Tara completely evolved from poor-little-M.D.-in-love-with-the-wrong-guy to bad-ass old lady.
Look familiar, Gemma? Except I won’t kill him and stuff.
We open Season 5 (yay!) with a Jax voiceover, waxing poetic in what we can assume is a diary entry meant for his sons, in the spirit of what J.T. did for him. During the voiceover we see Jax and most of the Charming SoA guys out on a drug run, Clay setting up his sweet, sweet bachelor pad now that Gemma has kicked him out, and finally, for the first Holy Shitballs moment of the episode, Gemma getting it from behind from — is that JIMMY SMITS? Naked? Never mind the two young unclothed girls passed out in the same room; we SoA fans are used to small-scale orgy scenes, but this blows my mind!
Methinks something else got blown this evening, too.
Anywho, we see Tara toking it up in the bathtub, taking special care to keep that career-ending injured arm out of the water. As Jax and the guys are bringing the shipment of blow back to Charming, their truck is attacked by unidentified black gangsters. Filthy Phil, the newest SoA member, or as I like to call him, Chubby Former Prospect, is driving the truck behind the convoy of bikes, so none of the other guys see the two gangster vehicles plow into him and cause the truck to flip.
Since when do hard-ass black California gangsters drive Dodge Rams with deer lights? Oh, wait, the getaway Escalade is right behind the Ram. My bad …
Chubby Former Prospect honks his horn, so the guys turn their bikes around and see the presumable Niners shooting up the now-disabled truck and setting it on fire. Luckily, Jax is able to break through the windshield and save CFP from a fiery death (foreshadowing) and the rest of the guys chase the Niners off with returning gun fire and are able to save the cargo from the defunct truck.