Sons of Anarchy – Episode 4.06: With an X
Fingers quickly get pointed on both sides about the missing brick. Guns are pulled and pointed in both directions, so Clay (Ron Perlman) fires a warning shot into the air to get everyone to stand down. Everyone except for Clay, Alvarez (Emilio Rivera) and Jax (Charlie Hunnam) clear the room. Both sides are convinced that it couldn’t possibly be one of their men that did it, but promise to get to the bottom of it. Alvarez states the punishment should be death.
SAMCRO puts their prospects through hell. First they scare them out of their wits by pretending Happy (David Labrava) is torturing Miles (Frank Potter) while Tig (Kim Coates) interrogates him. Then they get them to play Russian Roulette with a loaded revolver to test their loyalty. Finally, the prospects get locked in a room with a loaded gun on the table between them. Juice (Theo Rossi) is agitated the entire time because he is responsible for what they are going through. He also tries to broach a not very subtle conversation with Chibs (Tommy Flanagan) about some of the ways the club does things, including the race issue, since Chibs’ ex was black.
They find out Romeo (Danny Trejo) is on his way to check out the operation, so Juice suggests that they all go for a smoke break and whoever took the brick, puts it back. This way nobody gets killed. He takes the opportunity to run to the woods, where he buried the brick and retrieves it. Miles catches him with the coke in the front of his pants and pulls a gun on him. His plan is to take Juice back to the warehouse, so he can explain to Clay. They fight and Juice takes one in the leg before firing off a few rounds to make sure Miles is dead. Then he plants the coke on the body. Now he looks like the hero for getting back the brick and taking down the thief. Miles gets buried without his cut or a marker.
Tig’s daughter shows up looking for money. Gemma (Katey Sagal) warns Tara (Maggie Siff) that she is trouble as soon she arrives. She contacts Tig to come and deal with her. Dawn/Margeaux puts on a production about how they need to get her sister into recovery because she is a bulimic. Tig buys the story and even after Gemma and Bobby (Mark Boone Junior) confirm she is trying to swindle him, gives her $12,000.
While Tara is dropping off the baby with Gemma, Opie’s porn star from the night before comes downstairs. Things get heated when Tara gets in her face, because it is the same one that Jax slept with and she had worked so hard trying to get her hooks into Jax. So it brings up old issues with Tara. Gemma stands between the two on Tara’s side. When Lyla (Winter Ave Zoli) arrives and sees Ima’s (Kristen Renton) car there, she puts it together and starts to go after her. Ima pulls a gun in the clubhouse and points it at everyone. They let her leave, but Tara has a few choice words for her, before she departs. Woot, go Tara!
Jax and Opie (Ryan Hurst) get called to the clubhouse. When they arrive to find what happened, Piney (William Lucking) decks Opie for bringing the kind of trash into the clubhouse that would pull a gun. Gemma warns Jax that the porn star will always be an issue with Tara, so he’d better make sure that he never cheats on Tara again.
When Opie and Lyla sit down to have a conversation about what is happening, Opie reveals that he slept with Ima, because he was angry about finding out she was taking birth control when he thought they were trying to have a baby. That’s when Lyla reveals that she also aborted Opie’s baby before everyone served time. Oh yeah, the honeymoon is definitely over!
Clay notices Wayne’s (Dayton Callie) truck on the surveillance camera so he confronts Wayne and warns him that if he goes down, Wayne goes down also. This prompts Wayne to pay his first visit to Sheriff Roosevelt (Rockmond Dunbar). Wayne tells him that he has some concerns about Tara possibly being in danger. Roosevelt states that he needs more to go on and that if Wayne knows more, he should tell him. Wayne declares that he just heard some things.
After all the coke is packed up, Clay has a private conversation with Romeo about Tara. He tells Romeo she is a threat to the club and their deal, so she needs to be taken care of. He commissions Romeo to do the dirty work. Romeo lets him know that it will take a few days to put together.
Meanwhile, Wayne types up a death threat to Tara and leaves it in her car. Nicely played Wayne! That will give the law enforcement something to go on, as well as alert people who don’t want to see Tara get hurt, that there are threats on her life. It’s good to see Clay with some active opposition here, even if it is subversive.
In addition to being found out, I’ll bet Clay is also thinking that if he eliminates Tara, Jax won’t want to leave the club any longer. Then the president patch can go to Jax when Clay “retires”. Just like he wants it to play out.