Clay rolls on out and passes by Jax, who asks if Clay's talked to Cacuzza. Clay's all, "Whatever! Sure, I did," and Jax watches him go, clearly wondering what angle Clay's working.
Then we see everyone riding. This was the point, during the original airing of the episode, where my husband wandered into the room and said, "Wait, these guys are actually on their bikes? When did that happen?" Which makes me admit: I miss the earlier seasons where these guys did occasionally ride for fun.
Tara's at the prison and she meets "Pamela Toric," the daily charge nurse, but since the nurse is played by the excellent Karina Logue, I shall refer to her as "Nurse Karina," mostly because I want you all to remember her name and clamor for her to get more work. She was awesome on Terriers and you all need to go see her in that immediately. Also, please write a letter to FX asking why they couldn't give the series another season or six. ANYWAY. Nurse Karina was reviewing Otto's medical files and there's no reason for Tara to see him again, so why is she wasting her time on him when there are a boatload of other, legitimately sick people Tara could be treating? Tara lies that Otto was showing sensitivity to light, so she'd like to make sure the staph infection was not a precursor to meningitis. That gets Nurse Karina to back down and as she leaves, Tara gives her a killer glare.
Everyone's stopped at a gas station to refuel and Clay's hands are really giving him a hard time. He's got Juice and Filthy Phil fussing over him, and then Jax comes by to check up on Clay too. Clay grimaces, "Lung's holding up, but my goddamn hands --" "Hop in the van. Let Phil ride it out," Jax orders. So there's a brief game of Musical Bikes and as Clay's getting into the van, he gets a call. Clay tells Juice the call is from Cacuzza, and Frankie's being sheltered at a cabin up on "Lake Cascade." I'm putting the lake name in quotes because the only lake by that name out here is a man-made park in a Bay Area county. There is, however, a Cascade Lake, but that's out in Gold Country and the point is if you live in California, the way this show plays fast-and-loose with geography can be crazymaking.
Anyway, Juice's first instinct is to catch up with the rest of the boys and tell them all about it, but Clay -- who would like to kill Frankie before he can talk -- tells Juicy, "Let's you and me vet it out first, see if it's real." Juice gives him a disapproving look and Clay plays the pitiful-old-man card with, "I just had to pass off my goddamned ride. Let me do something useful here, Juice." Naturally, Juice buys the act. How, how, how did he survive in prison with that abundant natural reservoir of gullibility?