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On the negative side, Juice had taken off in Gemma’s 2013 Navigator without offering her a lift. So she had to walk 12 miles to the nearest diner, wearing spike heeled boots.
How many times do we have to tell you, ladies? On all non formal occasions, wear sensible shoes.
Once Gemma got to the diner, she made a new friend: Gertie the waitress, played by Lea Michele. Guess that Broadway career in “Glee” didn’t work out.
Anyhow, Gertie noticed that Gemma was talking to herself, something about doomed love, and also couldn’t help noticing that Gemma pitched forward and fell asleep on the table.
So Gertie invited Gemma outside for a smoke, totally distancing Gertie from Rachel Barry, and asked Gemma about the doomed love thing.
Gemma said her son’s wife had recently died.
Gertie said she was sorry and simmering problem, about how she killed Tara and all, finally bubbled out. Sort of.
“It was my fault,” said Gemma, more to the universe than to Gertie. But “it’s done now. Can’t stop it. It’s life, right?”
Gertie had no idea what she was talking about, of course, but all us “Sons” watchers, we’re sharp, we got it right away.
The fact Gemma killed Tara, and knows what Tara’s death did to Jax, has guided this whole season,
meaning that among other things it provided much of the direct impetus for the body count that keeps rising.
The biggest cluster of victims Tuesday was a bunch of black guys who apparently were affiliated with August Marks, the black crime kingpin that Jax is trying to topple with the help of Marks’s no longer loyal colleague Tyler.
To explain exactly why this particular bunch of heretofore mostly unknown black guys was lined up and terminated requires a few minutes.
In fact, almost nothing on “Sons” has been easy to explain this season, because under the direction of creator Kurt Sutter, a half dozen outlaw California gangs are tangled up in relationships and machinations that make the real life Middle East look as simple as a game of Go Fish.
Most of the credit for this goes to Jax, who has played the whole season like a chess match with live ammunition.
He’s suffered some collateral damage along the way. Colette, another woman he liked, was one of 16 people who ended up dead on the floor of the adult entertainment club the MC was running with Nero.
That massacre, which was retaliation against the MC, didn’t make Nero happy, and it strained his relationship with Jax.
But Jax has kept his eye on the prize, or maybe two prizes: destroying Lin’s Chinese gang, which Jax thinks murdered Tara, and deposing Marks, whom he doesn’t like or trust.
To accomplish those goals, Jax has bobbed and weaved in and out of alliances with the dissident black gang, with the Mayans and even with the Niners, a white supremacist gang he needed for a few favors.
For those keeping score, he finished Tuesday night with his alliances where he wanted them, at least for the moment. He was besties again with the Mayans, he had Tyler’s crew working with him, and he was getting what he needed from what he called the “Hitler youth.”
But even though the Mayan and MC leaders drank a beer together to toast their solidarity, a few storm clouds were floating around the horizon.
Naturally they were not simple little clouds.
Now that the Sons had set up Lin to get busted for heroin,
Althea told Chibs that the feds were hoping to get Lin to cut a deal and start talking.