More thoughts, recaps, and analysis of Tuesday’s episode of FX’s “Sons of Anarchy,” “Darthy.”
(For part one of this article, please click here.)
Jax tells the Sons to warn everybody, because Galen is going to try and hurt them. He calls Juice, who’s with Clay, and gives him some instructions.
Nero is talking with some of his men, including one played by Dave Navarro. Gemma comes to ask if Nero can have his doctor client look at Clay. She tells him what happened.
Juice is helping Clay get his things together, and Clay offers Juice some of his old club things. Tig comes to get both of them, since the club is in lockdown. Juice takes Clay’s pistol with him.
Jax and Chibs go to the hospital, and Jax sees Wendy with Abel. He takes him, and tells Wendy to meet him outside. There’s a tall man following them, though, and he grabs Wendy before they can talk.
Tara goes into her office, and Donal Logue’s character is waiting on her. He introduces himself as Lee Toric, the brother of the nurse Otto killed. That explains why he was beating Otto last week. He asks about the murder, and she realizes he’s not what he says. He gives her his card, which shows him as a retired U.S. Marshal. Toric says he wants Tara’s side, because tomorrow they’re talking to Otto to get his story.
Tara goes to Jax and tells him about Toric, and how she could be charged with conspiracy or even murder. Chibs comes in to tell Jax Galen called, and when Jax goes into the office, he finds Clay there. Galen has reached out to Clay, and he wants the guns or the money, or he’s going to kill Wendy. They don’t have the money or the guns, but Nero says he might be able to help with his retirement money. Nero’s not out of the game yet, and he’s going to need some guns and some help. He considers the money a down payment for goods and services, and Jax agrees.
Tig and Clay go to take Galen the money, and Clay tells him he knows Tig voted to kill him.
Tig: I don’t feel guilty. You earned it.
Clay: Yeah. I did.
They make the swap, and Galen says with the shattered trust, it may be the end of an era. Clay tells him Jax wants that era to end, and for the Chinese to take over the guns, but that doesn’t have to end the IRA’s business in America.
Clay: I’m gonna put together a crew, running independent. Work out of the M.C. in Belfast. I’m sure I can pick up the lion’s share of all SAMCRO’s business.
Clay tells him he needs to lay low, and Galen says he’s the only American he trusts, and he can get him out of the country. Clay tells Tig about picking up the business the club lets go of, and tells Tig to think about it.
Wendy confronts Jax because she knows about Abel being kidnapped to Belfast, and Jax says his boys are safe. Wendy tells him she’s going to report what’s happened, and come after Abel. Tara is scared, but Jax reassures her.
Jax walks back out into the club and has Chibs call Tig, who’s escorting Wendy home. Jax tells Unser to dig up information on Toric and as Jax is taking the phone into the office, Bobby tells him they need to talk alone.
Jax: I’m sure the right thing will settle in but today, if I get you alone , V.P., I’m gonna tear your Goddamn head off.
Gemma goes to Clay, and he gives her the original birth certificates. When she asks why, he tells her he thought he wanted the club back, but he just wants her. He’s going to go to Belfast until things calm down, and he wants her to come with him. She says she’ll think about it.
Gemma leaves to go see Nero and Clay goes to the garage, where Happy tattoos over his SAMCRO tattoos while the musical montage plays. We see Jax taking off, Tara praying for help, Toric in a motel room with a bag full of pills and a bed full of guns, and Bobby finally taking off, unable to watch Clay any longer.
Jax goes to meet Tig, and he shows him where Wendy lives. Tig gives him something he says is “ready to shoot.” Wendy lets Jax in to talk, and he attacks her and tells her he’s going to call her rehab and tell them she showed up out of her mind, making wild accusations of Abel being kidnapped. He says he’s going to demand they drug test her, and then Jax shoots her up with a syringe full of heroin.
And with that, everything is set up for next week’s season finale. As hard as Jax has tried to get the club clear, they’re just getting in deeper and deeper. Now Tara’s in trouble too, Clay has somehow survived, and Jax has to turn Tig over to Pope. My odds are on very little getting resolved next week, and most of the plotlines to carry over into season six. It’s still a great setup for the finale, though.
Rating: Eight out of a possible ten bloody tattoos.
— Reid thinks Clay not even flinching when his tattoos were covered over was oddly terrifying. Follow Reid on Twitter or subscribe to him on Facebook and yell at him.