We're out in Bakersfield, where Jax and his crew have rolled to fix Kozik's screw-up. Jax is all, "A HICCUP?" and Kozik is all, "On the bright side, they only got one case of AR-15s -- that's good, right? Heh, heh, we'll all laugh about this later?" Jax is not amused, as the guns were already promised to the cartel, and they aren't the kind of customer who will cheerfully take an IOU and a coupon for 10% off a future order. Tig and Opie end up having to pull Jax off Kozik. Tig points out that their first order of business is not beating some sense into Kozik -- that would end up being a season-long endeavor -- but getting the guns back. Happy points out that in this neighborhood, there is only one place to sell those guns: to Vivica, a French fence.
Off we go to Vivica's, which is an exquisitely landscaped bungalow, complete with white picket fence, trellised plants and a profusion of roses in the front. Vivica is busy repotting some marigolds as she listens to Jax's tale of woe, then asks, "Do I look like I buy guns?" Because Vivica is played by international treasure Marianne Jea- Baptiste, she is capable of leveling a Bitch, please look that can make even hardened felons grow awkward and avert their eyes. And that is exactly what happens here. Kozik asks if Vivica can ID the kids by their nicknames, and Vivica gestures to the two ambulatory mountains flanking her: "I got enough kids. I don't need to know anyone else's. Look, if you want the iPads, microwaves or organic vegetables, I'm your Nubian goddess. But guns? That's dirty business -- not my flow. Everybody knows that. Luther! Vandross! Show them out."
(If I may interject here: I first saw this episode back in August on a screener DVD, and it has taken all of my self control not to go to my Twitter account and post "Luther! Vandross!" daily.)