Fall Pilot Season: Sons of Anarchy
More brother issues for Jax. More father issues for Jax. He abruptly asks her if his father ever talked to her about his vision for the gang, and she brushes him off, saying something about a brotherhood, because this show is obsessed with saying that word. He tells her he recently found some stuff indicating that he wanted more of a hippie commune on Harleys than a gun-running band of criminals, and she says that he was just young and idealistic back then. You see, had he lived to be her age, he'd totally be into being a hardened criminal. It's just something that comes with age. She leaves. Jax flushes a bunch of Drea De Matteo's drugs. It's not so much that he's stupid, it's that he's weak. They should just let him out; this kid is totally not cut out for this life.
Now we're in Gemma and Clay's bedroom, and now we know they're married to each other. They're both getting ready for bed, and it's really intimate and tender, as they talk about the activities of the day, and what hell Jax is going through. She's very concerned about Jax questioning the gang's morality. "Remorse is a dangerous thing," she says. She makes Clay promise not to let the ghost of his father change Jax, and to convince him to remain a criminal so he can take over the gang someday. For some reason. She closes the deal with some encouraging oral sex, and Clay seems troubled, but pretty sold on the idea. The stress of turning a young man against his dead father will do that to a person. If you ever thought Hamlet would really work on Harleys, well, here's your test case.
It's the next day. We're at a diner with Clay and Jax sitting in a booth across from Skinner from The X-Files and one of his thugs. Clay slides a very fancy white-handled .357 magnum in a velvet box across to Skinner, as an apology for Jax beating the crap out of the crank dealer, who is one of Skinner's employees. Jax bitches at Skinner for selling crank to his ex-wife, Skinner makes a snide comment about it, and they wrastle for a second. It is broken up, and Clay hilariously apologizes to the restaurant and generously invites them to go back to their corn dogs. Hee. Clay explains to Skinner that he doesn't appreciate them dealing crank in Charming, because nobody does business around these here parts without the Sons' permission. Skinner's like yeah, whatever, but doesn't make any promises.
Doctor Tara is briefing Gemma and one glorious piece of trash, that I can only assume is Drea De Matteo's mother, on Abel's condition.