I realize that, because most of you were tuned into the election coverage, few of you have seen last night’s episode of Sons of Anarchy yet. Let me give you a piece of advice: Don’t. I’m going to cover everything you need to know from last night’s episode in this recap, and you’ll save yourself a lot of frustration (and ickiness) if you simply skip last night’s episode. Besides, you need to build up some strength for next week’s 90-minute episode.
1. Gemma and Nero Are In Love — What do you do to establish that two characters in a show love each other? If you’re Kurt Sutter, you put them in a stranger’s mausoleum where they can have a “moment” over one character disposing of another character’s ashes. Nero found a random mausoleum in a grave yard and left Carla’s ashes there because she would’ve liked something fancy like that. In his eulogy, Nero also shed a tear or two, and nothing is more attractive to a woman than watching a man eulogize the ashes of the half-sister who shot herself after attempting to force you to go down on your boyfriend by gunpoint. Gemma and Nero sitting in a tree. K-I-S-S-I-N-G.
Meanwhile, after Gemma realized she was in love with Nero, she confronted Jax about the deal she made with him last week to stir up her relationship with Clay again in order to gain information on Clay that the club could use to kill him. In exchange, Gemma would be given child care privileges again. Gemma said that she wouldn’t agree to it unless Tara was also on board, and apparently, Tara knew the deal all along. She agreed to it in the presence of Gemma, but she didn’t seem super duper happy about it.
2. Chibbs Is OK, And So Is Abel — Abel was discharged from the hospital last night, and Chibbs made it back safely after a trucker found him unconscious. Bro hugs for all.
3. Frankie Got Himself Some Mob Protection — Meanwhile, the hunt was one for Frankie Diamonds, who sought refuge with the Mob and a man named Pirelli, whose crew Frankie paid to protect him, using the money that he took from Nero. Happy and Clay both separately made some calls and tracked down Frankie’s whereabouts.
4. Clay vs. Jax vs. Pirelli — SAMCRO voted to kill Frankie, which put Jax in a precarious position. He needed to give Frankie up to Eli to get the identity of the SAMCRO informant; meanwhile, Clay needed to get to Frankie before Frankie ratted him out (although, little did Clay know that Frankie had already ratted him out); and after Frankie Diamond killed one of the mobsters, Pirelli wanted him dead. Clay and Juice got there first, but it was Pirelli who took Frankie out before anyone else could, screwing up Jax’s deal with Eli. RIP Frankie Diamonds.