Cut to Tara lying to the police, the ice pack held up to her face. Murray icily adds, "I saw Dr. Knowles trying to pursue her. I figured it was more important to tend to her wound than to do your job." And with that line, Murray has just become my new favorite character. Yes, it's interesting that Gemma's got a Gallic counterpart in Maureen (who seems driven by the same maternal impulses and I-do-this-for-the-greater-good delusions Gemma has), but I love that this show has now introduced someone who can out-Gemma Gemma and does so purely for professional reasons. I look forward to seeing how Murray capitalizes on the newfound sense of obligation Tara now feels to her.
As Tig drives off, he giddily exclaims to the cop cars behind him, "Stay with me, piggies. Stay with me, p-i-g-g-i-e-s!" I don't suppose that any of those policemen will notice that there's only one person in the truck? No? Anyway, Tig is delighted to be leading the police on a wild chase.
The Cutlass screeches into the hangar in Stockton, and Osborn frets, "Cutting it close." Jax apologizes: "Sorry. We had to give someone a ride. Not my idea." Gemma gets out, all sunglasses and cheekbones and insouciance. Clay tosses Bobby Elvis Gemma's bag, and the club consigliere asks, "Where's Tig?" "Halfway to Modesto," Clay says. You can tell he's not too thrilled at this turn of events either, but he's too smart to say anything about it just yet.
McGee rings Clay right then and they chat: McGee's gone out of his way to line up SAMCRO with loaner cycles, and they're all going to bunk down at a local flophouse around the corner from the biker clubhouse. "It ain't California pretty, but it's got a bed and a shitter." Well, one flops where one must. Clay says, "I need to ask you a delicate question." "I'm a delicate man," McGee chortles. Clay asks, "O'Neill. We got concerns he's backing up some of Jimmy's lies. You think his Catholic loyalties are outweighing his commitment to the MC?" McGee protests, "Liam's been a brother for ten years. I trust him. No worries. He's not in bed with Jimmy." Clay replies, "Good. Because whatever Jimmy's agenda is, he can't know we're coming. That intel puts us in danger." McGee gives Clay his word, hangs up ... then promptly walks over to Jimmy's car and proceeds to break said word. Jimmy now knows that SAMCRO's touching down the next day, and -- bonus round! -- he also knows that Fiona and Kerianne are with Kellan Ashby. What possible motive does SAMBEL have for throwing in with the Real IRA over their parent MC? Is the money that good? Anyway, Jimmy O drawls, "We're ready for them. They won't be here long."