|Season 3, Episode 13|
|Air date||November 30, 2010|
|Written by|| Kurt Sutter|
|Directed by||Kurt Sutter|
|Season 2||Season 4|
SAMCRO looks to heal old wounds while the ATF and the Russians stand in the way.
PlotEditThe episode begins with Jax waking up next to Tara. Jax says good morning to Tara and Tara says the same. Jax tells Tara that he loves her. Tara tells Jax that she loves him as well. Jax looks down at Tara's stomach and tells his unborn son good he loves him too. Tara laughs and says that he doesn't know that for sure. Jax tells her that he has a feeling. Tara touches his face and says to him, "whatever happens today, I'm right here." Jax says that he knows that. The two kiss and then proceed to make love. Meanwhile, at the Morrow House, Clay gives Gemma a big hug while she's making breakfast. Gemma turns around and smiles at him. Clay gives her a kiss. Jax goes to Abel's crib and picks him up to comfort him. He sits down on the couch with Abel and smiles at him. At Stahl's house, Stahl wakes up in her bed alone after she shot Tyler the previous day. She looks up and smiles knowing that she'll get victory today.
Later, at the clubhouse, all of the members are throwing a big party. Everyone, including Unser, is attending. Bobby is holding Abel and Clay tells Abel that he has something for him. He notes it may be too small, but it's his. It's Abel's hat and he puts it back on his head. Clay gives Jax a hug and tells him that he's happy for him. Bobby gives Gemma a hug after she sits down. Opie tells the group that Lyla has something to say to everyone. Lyla reveals that she and Opie are getting married. Everyone claps and is very happy for the two. Everyone toasts to Opie and Lyla's happiness.
At Putlova's house, Putlova presents Jimmy O with the fake passports and identification he needs. Jimmy O tells Putlova that he is very impressed with the work. Putlova informs Jimmy O that he is making the arrangements for him in Brazil so that they will be transferred. Jimmy O tells Putlova that Donny is closing business arrangements here and he'll be back in a couple of hours. Jimmy O think that they should try to get a flight out of California tonight. Putlova says he'll do his best to set it up.
At Stockton, Clay and Bobby meet with Otto. Otto tells them that Lenny the Pimp is tight with Putlova's crew in prison. Clay says that they need a location on Putlova today. Otto says that he might be able to get a few minutes with Lenny at the infirmary, but it won't be easy. Clay says that they are doing their best to arrange things on the outside. Otto is glad to hear that things are going well for them. Bobby asks Otto how he's doing and asks him where the murder case is at. Otto says that he isn't sure and says that his public defender doesn't speak the best English. Otto and Bobby start to laugh. Clay doesn't understand why Otto is using a public defender and says that he put Rosen on the case. Otto says that they have security tapes of him murdering Squirrel in the library. He adds that doesn't provide him with much of a defense. Clay thinks he might be able to plea bargain the charges down. Otto says that he has no grace in Stockton and says that a report on him states that he continues to display a pattern of aggressive behavior. He is sure that he will be on Death Row by the time the club is arraigned. Clay and Bobby are devastated to hear that. Otto promises them that he'll do what he can to get in touch with Lenny. The three shake hands.
At the cemetery, Stahl meets up with Jax. Jax notes that she's late. Stahl informs Jax that she was just with Gemma at the Charming P.D. lockup. She informs him that she tried to turn herself in and break the deal. Jax can't believe it. Stahl says that it doesn't matter because Gemma has been cleared of the murder and nothing can stop that. Jax asks how that happened. Stahl hints at him that Tyler confessed to everything before she died and told her that everything that Gemma said was true. Jax shakes his head and notes that it's a good thing that her superiors don't know about their deal because killing one of her own agents might not be the best career move. Stahl insists that she didn't kill her and says that Mexican bikers did. Stahl also tells Jax that Gemma believes that they shouldn't trust each other and asks if they know something she doesn't. Jax tells her that Gemma is convinced that Stahl will get him killed for giving up this information. Jax asks Stahl if she is trying to get him killed. Stahl notes that the men are running out of time and the bail hearing is tomorrow. Jax informs Stahl that Otto is trying to set up a meeting with Lenny the Pimp tomorrow. He asks that she makes that happen so they can get the information. Stahl says the meeting has been arranged. Jax is glad to hear that. Stahl tells Jax that he owes her something. Jax shows Stahl the folder and says that the club met with Brogan, Dooley, and Roarke but not with anyone else. He tells her that if she puts that in with the statement that he made about Jimmy O he'll sign off on all of it. Stahl is satisfied with it all. She asks that he keep her informed about Jimmy O. Jax agrees and the two go their separate ways.
At the police station, Unser is reading a news article about how Jacob Hale is going to run for mayor and he's being labeled a hero after the hostage situation with Salazar. Unser knows that the whole thing is ridiculous. Clay comes into the station and asks Unser where Gemma is.
Clay goes back to where Gemma is and asks her why she did this. He notes that they just talked about a lot of things a few hours ago. Gemma apologizes to Clay. Clay sits down with Gemma and notes it was a very impulsive decision. Gemma tells Clay that they are in reckless times and people are doing things on impulse that they normally wouldn't do if they had time to think. Clay agrees with her reasoning. Gemma doesn't think that he understands. She reminds Clay that with Abel being kidnapped and all of the deaths that have resulted from it she knows that Clay has to make decisions that are based on these reckless circumstances. Clay asks Gemma what she's trying to say. Gemma says that they are in different times and they can't look at Jax the same way they looked at John Teller. Clay agrees with her and promises that he won't. He gives Gemma a hug.
At the cemetery, Jax walks out to John Teller's grave. As he stares at it, we see his SO ring that he left at the beginning of the season. Jax shakes his head and looks down at his hand. He takes off the NS ring and sits it next to the SO ring. Jax looks down at his father's grave again and then walks away.
At a round table meeting, Lowen meets with the club to exchange some information from Lenny's attorneys. She reads off an equation with some numbers that reads at the end true or false. Clay tells Lowen to give them a few minutes so they can do the math. Lowen tells them to take as long as they need because they're working with big numbers. The club closes the door and does the math. Piney notes that part of the equation, 20=0, means that Lenny didn't get a location. Juice notes that the other numbers are latitude and longitude. Clay knows that the two million indicates that they can buy out Jimmy O from the Russians for two million dollars. Chibs knows that they don't have the money. Tig thinks that they should just show up with guns and take Jimmy O. Bobby notes that the latitude and longitude are a meeting place because Putlova is bringing him in. Juice says that the location is a road off of Rio Vista which is forty minutes from where they are. Clay tells Opie to tell Lowen that the equation is true. Kozik asks Clay how they're going to get the money and asks if they're going to start robbing banks.
Outside, Jax arrives back at the clubhouse. Opie steps outside and tells Lowen that the equation is true and says that they need a time. Lowen asks them if they know that she charges by the hour. Opie tells her to send it anyways. Lowen agrees. Chuck approaches Jax and tells him that he really needs to show him something really important. Jax tells Chuck that he's busy and he'll look at it later. Jax asks Opie if they've heard from Lenny yet. Opie says yes and informs him that Putlova wants two million dollars in exchange for Jimmy O. Tara stops Jax and says that she needs a minute. Jax asks who's at home with Abel. Tara says that Lyla and Neeta are. She informs Jax that Gemma is in jail. Jax says that he knows. She informs him that the homicide charges have been dropped and for some reason Gemma is still terrified about something. She asks Jax what is going on. She tells Jax that he can tell her. Chuck brings out the box to Jax which is what he's been wanting to show him. He pulls the lid off and tells Jax to look inside.
Jax and Chuck walk into the meeting room. Clay asks what is going on. Jax tells Chuck to inform the group. Chuck says that during the time Tara was kidnapped, he realized something that he had forgotten. He tells the club that when he did counterfeiting for Lin he was supposed to throw away the misprints and dirty runs. Chuck says that he didn't throw them away. Jax opens the box and reveals that Chuck has $20, $50, and $100 bills. He says that there is over five million counterfeit dollars in the boxes. The club is amazed and realizes that they have a way to get the money. Tig offers Chuck his own hand to masturbate with since Chuck is unable to with only one finger on each hand. Later, Juice comes back in and says that they are cutting the bills right now but it'll take a few hours. Bobby says that all of the bills are definitely fakes and that the Russians will surely know the difference. Clay says that they need to provide some type of distraction for Putlova. Bobby notes that Putlova is very smart and he doesn't know how they are going to be able to pull this off without it turning bloody. Clay says that they need to bring everyone in case it does. Jax says that if they put real money on top of the fake bills they might be able to buy enough time so that they can grab Jimmy O and get out. Clay says that he has forty dollars in his wallet and doesn't know how they'll pull this off. Jax says that he has an idea.
Jax meets up with Stahl at the Charming P.D. He informs her that Putlova wants two million dollars in order for him to hand over Jimmy O. Stahl is appalled. Jax tells her that he was able to get his hands on some counterfeit bills, but he needs some real money in order to make sure that the hand off goes down without it turning bloody. Stahl asks him where he got the counterfeit bills. Jax tells her that it isn't something she needs to worry about. He says that he needs the money. Stahl says that she still has access to the money that they were going to use for Tara's ransom. Jax says that'll work. Stahl asks him what will happen when the club asks him where he got it from. Jax says that he'll tell them that it was in evidence and he got Unser to sign it out. Stahl tells Jax that the ATF will be at the site of the exchange. Jax says that can't happen. He says that if the Russians see the ATF they will kill Jimmy O. He adds that if the club sees the ATF they will know that someone ratted and he's not willing to take that risk. Stahl tells him that's the only way he's getting the cash. Jax says he'll give her the location, but the ATF has to stay back a few miles at least. Stahl agrees to that. Jax says that they are going to put Jimmy O in the club van and take off. He tells Stahl that the ATF needs to pretend that they are going after the Russians and then they can grab Jimmy O out of the back. He says that they need to let the club go after that. Stahl agrees to do it his way and says she'll set everything up.
At Putlova's house, Jimmy O packs up and gets everything ready. Putlova comes in and informs Jimmy O that he has the charter flight ready for him. Jimmy O is glad to hear that. He asks Putlova if Donny is back yet. Putlova says he didn't see him. At another location, it is revealed that Putlova's men shot Donny. They cover him up in a plastic tarp to hide the body.
The clubhouse gets ready to go make the exchange. They load up the cash and their guns. Clay asks if they're ready. The group says yes and Tig hands out the MAC-10s and shotguns to everyone. Jax asks if there is any way they can spare one of the prospects to protect Tara and Abel. Clay says that they don't know what to expect at the meeting. He tells him that they need everyone. Happy tells Jax that Tara is here. Clay promises that they'll keep everyone safe.
On the road, Jimmy O and Putlova are driving to the location. Jimmy O gets off the phone, still unable to get in touch with Donny. Putlova notes that Donny may have run off and abandoned Jimmy O because of the target on his back. Jimmy O thinks Donny may have been taken out. The vehicles veer off the highway. Jimmy O asks where they're going. Putlova insists that they are just going to pick something up. Further down the road, Jimmy O sees SAMCRO waiting for them. Putlova apologizes to Jimmy O. Jimmy O is very angry at Putlova especially after everything he's done for him. He says that he's gotten a lot of money and guns for him over the years. He begs Putlova not to do this. Putlova doesn't say anything to him.
Putlova and his men get out of their vehicles and grab Jimmy O out of the vehicle. Clay tells Putlova that they have the stacks of cash for him and adds that each bag has one million dollars in it. Putlova thanks Clay for providing him with the money. One of his men grabs the cash and looks inside to make sure that it's there. They look through some of the bills and Tig looks at the guns in the van prepared to start the firefight if one happens. Down the road, Stahl and the ATF wait for them. Stahl says that they have five minutes and then they're moving in. Up the road, Putlova's men tell Putlova that they have the money. The group hands Jimmy O over to Clay and Jax. Clay tells Putlova that it's a pleasure doing business. The groups shake hands and go their separate ways.
SAMCRO drives down the hill and arrive at the spot where Tara is waiting for them with her car. Everyone stops, and Happy, Miles, and Filthy Phil get Jimmy O out of the back of the van. The rest of the group looks up the hill to make sure that the coast is clear. They throw Jimmy O into the trunk of Tara's car. Jax gives the keys to Miles and tells him that the car goes straight to the garage. Filthy Phil and Miles get in with Tara and they ride back to the clubhouse.
Putlova takes a better look at the cash. The men ask Putlova where they are going. Putlova then notices that the cash is fake and tells his men to pursue SAMCRO. Down the hill, SAMCRO notices that the Russians have caught on. Clay notes that the Russians did some counting. The group drives down the road with the Russians in pursuit. The Russians open fire and Tig fires back at them to protect the group. The group is approaching the ATF. The roadblock goes up and the van pulls off to the side of the road. Happy jumps on the back of Tig's bike and SAMCRO is able to drive through the ATF roadblock. The Russians see the ATF ahead and they turn back in the opposite direction to avoid them. Stahl and the ATF converge on the van. Stahl notes that as soon as they get Jimmy O she wants the Russians tracked down so the money can be retrieved. However, when the agents open the back of the van, they don't find Jimmy O. Stahl is mad that Jax double crossed her.
At an unknown location, Jax stands alone waiting for Stahl at the meeting point. Stahl gets out and demands to know where Jimmy O is. Jax assures her that Jimmy O is nice and cozy. Stahl asks Jax what he's trying to do. Jax says that he's keeping everyone honest. He promises Stahl that the ATF will get Jimmy O when SAMCRO is free from hard time in prison for the gun charges. Stahl shows Jax the form that will get the club's charges reduced from 15 years to 3 years. She adds that with good behavior they will be out on parole in 14 months. She shows Jax that her signature is on it. Jax asks if that is based on him handing over Jimmy O. Stahl says yes. She shows Jax his statement of cooperation and of his information on the gun running by the IRA and Jimmy O. She says that he needs to sign it. Jax asks her what's to stop her from getting the IRA and letting the club rot in prison. Stahl asks him what is to stop him from delivering the folder to his attorney and then killing Jimmy O. Stahl says that Jax just lied to her so it's his turn for him to show good faith. Jax hesitates, but he grabs the pen and signs his statement. He informs Stahl that he's now officially a rat. He tells Stahl that it's her turn. Stahl asks Jax where Jimmy O is. Jax starts to get upset that Stahl is going back on the deal. Stahl assures him that nothing changes. She just needs to see Jimmy O alive and then she signs off on it. She says that there is no play. Jax tells Stahl to follow him.
Elsewhere, Piney is driving a school bus with Chibs, Opie, and Kozik riding in the back. Unser takes off his Chief of Police badge and sets it down on his desk (because the Charming Police Department has been shut down), takes a few deep breaths, and places his police-issue Glock 17 next to the badge. He pulls open a drawer and picks up the Ruger GP100 revolver inside, holsters it, and shuts the drawer. He leaves the office. Filthy Phil and Miles ride down the road following the ATF van.
When the other agents leave, Unser pulls out a marijuana joint and lights it up. Stahl can't believe what he's doing. Unser tells Stahl that he's a stage three cancer patient and he doesn't have that many perks left. He offers Stahl a hit, but she refuses. Unser tells Stahl that she should have some. Suddenly, the school bus pulls up and Unser pulls his Ruger out on Stahl. Stahl is shocked and asks what's going on. Kozik, Opie, and Chibs get out of the bus. Stahl asks what's going on. Nobody answers her and Opie disarms Stahl and holds a MAC-10 on her. Chibs walks around to Jimmy O and pulls him out of the car. He walks him over towards the side of the road. Jimmy O tells Chibs to take good care of the girls. Chibs says that he will. He takes out two knives and slices Jimmy O's cheeks, giving him the scars that he once gave Chibs. He then stabs both of the knives into Jimmy O's throats and twists them around. Jimmy O falls to the ground dead. Chibs spits on him.
At Jax's house, Tara cleans up the bedroom and goes through his duffel bag that he took to Belfast. She eventually finds the letters from Maureen. A note is made out to Jax says that these are letters from John. She says that it will tell him the truth and that he should know John Teller like she did. Tara sits down in the rocking chair and opens up the bundle. She opens one of them and starts to read it.
At the Morrow House, Gemma is wearing her ankle bracelet. She sits with Abel on her bed. Lyla comes into the room and says that Filthy Phil and Miles need to see her. Gemma allows them to come in. Filthy Phil tells Gemma that Jax wants her to read this letter and then burn it. Gemma asks what it is. Filthy Phil says he honestly doesn't know. Miles asks Gemma if Tara is here. Gemma says no and adds she's at Jax's house. Filthy Phil and Miles thank her and leave. Lyla gives Gemma some private time so she can read the letter. Gemma puts on her glasses to read it. The letter tells Gemma that if she's reading this then Stahl and Jimmy O are dead and the club will be doing short time. He apologizes to Gemma for everything and says that despite how hard it was he couldn't tell her. He says that the club made her an accessory on a vote and he says that he would never turn on his club or his family. He says that he isn't like John.
- Charlie Hunnam as Jackson 'Jax' Teller
- Katey Sagal as Gemma Teller Morrow
- Mark Boone Junior as Bobby 'Elvis' Munson
- Dayton Callie as Wayne Unser
- Kim Coates as Alex 'Tig' Trager
- Tommy Flanagan as Filip 'Chibs' Telford
- Ryan Hurst as Harry 'Opie' Winston
- William Lucking as Piermont 'Piney' Winston
- Theo Rossi as Jean Carlos 'Juice' Ortiz
- Maggie Siff as Tara Knowles
- and Ron Perlman as Clarence 'Clay' Morrow
Special guest stars
- Titus Welliver as Jimmy O'Phelan
- Michael Marisi Ornstein as Chuck Marstein
- Winter Ave Zoli as Lyla
- Robin Weigert as Ally Lowen
- Keith Szarabajka as Viktor Putlova
- David Labrava as Happy
- Marcos de la Cruz as Agent Estevez
- Frank Potter as Eric Miles
- Christopher Reed as Philip 'Filthy Phil' Russell
- Nicholas Guest as John Teller (Voice)
- Pat Asanti as Russian
Unser: I'm at the station when you need me.
Tig: You're the best... Chemo Sabe.
Unser: That ain't funny.
Tig: Yes, it is.
- "Hey Hey My My" Cover by Battleme
- "This Charming Life" by Joan Armatrading
- "Cracker Man" by Attika 7
- "Don't Owe You a Thang" by Gary Clark Jr.
- "Today Again" by Sad Girl
- "Miles Away" by The Forest Rangers (featuring Battleme & Slash)
- "The Matador" by The White Buffalo
- "Get It On." by TurboNegro