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.)
Jax puts on his big-boy pants and says menacingly, "If for some reason they do flow your way, we need to know." Vivica waves a trowel at him, gives him another Bitch, please look and says, "The only thing you need to know is that my soil is in desperate need of some aeration." Cut to Luther and Vandross sizing up Tig, perhaps wondering if beneath that hairy leather exterior lurks someone who's good with a tiller. Jax and crew turn to go, and Happy points out that making Vivica unhappy would have repercussions for everyone in the neighborhood, his aunt and mother included. Just as everyone finishes filing out, a car rounds the corner and Kozik pegs it as the boys who ripped them off. Jax shouts to Miles and Filthy Phil to stay behind in case the truck shows up. Everyone else is off to the races. Vivica rises to see which of the neighborhood kids she doesn't know are responsible for this.
We have a sequence with much loud music and many shots of motorcycles going through alleys and suchlike as they pursue the car. At one point, the cops get involved, on account of the speeding car, and Jax swears, because "if the cops get involved, these shitheads will lead them right back to Happy's aunt's house." Kozik steps up: He peels off his cut and pulls his hood over his face. The car's been pulled over by the police, and Kozik drives by and shoots at the cops, thereby drawing their attention off the traffic violation and on to the felony firearms charge. The kids in the car are all, "Phew!" until a crew of angry, hairy bikers pulls up. Tig thrusts a pistol through the passenger side window and Jax leans into the driver's side. "License and registration, please," he says drily.