Quick scene of Clay not being able to hold his bike up, much less ride it, with his arthritic hands and weakened body. Seriously? We get it. He’s pitiful. Too bad he’s not pitiable.
I felt worse for him when he looked like this.
Back at the railyard, the cleaner has arrived. While Goodman is distracted giving the cleaner directions, Tig uses the opportunity to get his cuffs in front of his body and taunts Goodman enough to get him to come over to him. Tig uses the length of chain between his cuffs to choke out Goodman, grabs his sidearm, and shoots the cleaner, who’s down in the box, assessing the “mess”.
Jax’s house: as the impending arrest noose tightens, Tara and Gemma argue about whether Jax should run or stay to get arrested. Tara points out that they have a family and he should not become a fugitive again; Gemma argues that they have so many enemies on the inside that Jax will be killed in prison as soon as he gets there. Bobby agrees with Gemma, who says she has a safe place to hide Jax and Chibs until the dust settles. Jax tells Tara a quick good-bye
Yeah, I’m leaving again. You signed up for this. Bros before hos, you know?
and they’re off.
Unser’s at Gemma’s, feeding her bird before going home for the night.
Montage of sad/ironic images: Tara smoking pot and turning off the baby monitor to ignore a crying Thomas, Opie putting a For Sale sign on Piney’s bike at the shop without saying anything to the club guys sitting a few feet away, Clay drinking and feeling pathetic (’cause we didn’t get enough shots of that this ep), Tig sitting next to the smoking box, rocking and crying, and Pope buying ice cream from a truck for neighborhood kids, presumably just after he set another kid on fire. We also get to see Gemma’s great hiding place for Jax and Chibs: Nero’s escort service. Smooth move, Gemma. Hoping Jax will get some nooky and Tara will dump him for good?
Back to Unser at Gemma’s: just as he opens the door to leave, masked men break the door down and start beating him. I’m assuming this is just the third in a string of anti-SAMCRO home invasions in Charming. We get a close up of one attacker’s prosthetic leg. Do any of you know what this means, Gasmii? Is this a reference to a character I should know from a past season? I feel like an idiot, but I have a piss-poor memory.
Hope you can join me for Episode 2, and that Kurt Sutter hasn’t used up all the crazy for the season already! Looking forward to your comments. I bet I missed a bunch of stuff.