Zip! We're in Belfast. Where, surprise, surprise, O'Neill is busy telling Jimmy O SAMCRO's latest plans. O'Neill nervously warns Jimmy, "You got to keep me in the loop when things go down. The crew can't know the information came from us." Well, that "us" answers the question of whether or not O'Neill's rattitude is an isolated thing or a SAMBEL-wide infection. Anyway, Jimmy O is stone-cold and he's all, "I really don't care if or how SAMCRO finds out about your involvement." Oooh, foreshadowing!
Back at the hospital: Jax is checking in on Gemma and he shares his travel plans with his mama. She breaks down at the thought of missing so much of Abel's life while she's in prison. Jax reassures her, "I'm going to protect you. You're not going to jail." Gemma instantly turns off the waterworks: "I know what you're doing with Stahl, and I do know what the club will do to you if they find out." Jax is all, "Not to worry! I've got it covered!" and Gemma (correctly) points out that as his mother, she will never not worry about him. Clay comes in there, catches sight of Gemma's teary face, and asks what's going on. Gemma breaks down weeping again with, "I just want to be with my family." She pulls herself together-ish and asks if there's anything she can do. Unfortunately, yes: Make a call to Maureen Ashby and let her know that SAMCRO's coming. Jax perceives Maureen as the best shot for finding Abel. "Maybe you can push her for more information, mom to mom," he coaxes. Gemma steels herself for the chore.
Clay and Jax exit the hospital room and promptly run into Bobby Elvis and Tig. There is apparently something really, really bad going down with the Grim Bastards -- something so bad, neither Tig nor Bobby Elvis could make out the details over the sounds of T.O.'s sobs.
When we get to T.O.'s place, he has, at least, stopped crying and moved on to the numb phase of grief. You see, his giant enforcer guy was murdered -- several bullets to the back, and a knife buried at the base of his skull. The SAMCRO guys all recoil in sympathy, then begin thinking damage control: It's obvious Salazar (i.e. leader of the Calaveras MC) did this in retaliation for the new SAMCRO/Mayans/Grim Bastards deal, and it's smart that nobody else knows about this right now. T.O. explains that he skipped calling 911 because "things we're going to do to the Mexicans, it's best that nobody puts motive on us." Clay has to be the bad guy here and explain, "Retaliation's tricky. The deal with the Mayans is less than a day old, and Alvarez still has ties to Calaveras." Bobby Elvis elaborates: "We have to vet all things Mexican before we do anything else." Cut to T.O. realizing that this is the downside to throwing in with SAMCRO: that lucrative heroin-running job is just a job, Clay is his boss, and the boss is telling him that he can't put the hurt on Hector Salazar. T.O. hollers about this a little, but Tig, of all people, offers a pragmatic approach: the Mayans are sponsoring a racing rally today, there's no reason why they can't talk to Alvarez there. "Talk" is the key word in that plan.