'Sons of Anarchy' Recap: The School-Shooting Fallout Begins for SAMCRO
Charlie Hunnam as Jackson 'Jax' Teller, Jimmy Smits as Nero Padilla, and Tommy Flanagan as Filip 'Chibs' Telford in the 'Sons of Anarchy' Season 6 episode, 'One One Six.'
For those who doubted the motivations behind that school-shooting storyline in last week's "Sons of Anarchy" season premiere, rest assured: There will be consequences for SAMCRO's role in the tragic event. And the motorcycle club started to face them in Season 6's second episode, "One One Six."
SAMCRO president Jax's wife Tara (Maggie Siff) was finally released from jail, but her homecoming wasn't an altogether happy one, for several reasons. Her relationship with Jax (Charlie Hunnam) is in more trouble than he knows — more on that below. But the Teller family reunion was interrupted by a visit from Nero (Jimmy Smits), who told Jax that it was his cousin's gun — procured from SAMCRO — that was used in the shooting, meaning Nero's gang and the Sons are about to find themselves in a swirl of trouble.
The young boy who took a KG-9 into his school and opened fire on his fellow students: Matthew Jennings, son of Darvany (guest star Samaire Armstrong), who's the girlfriend of Nero's cousin Arcadio (guest star Dave Navarro). Matthew is among the children who died in the shooting, and Stockton police, Nero says, are keeping a close eye on Darvany.
Adding to the fact that the gun can eventually be tied to SAMCRO's gun-running business: Darvany is not in a stable state. Obviously, she's distraught about her son, but she's also an addict with less than a year of sobriety, prompting Nero and Jax to hatch a plan to sneak her off to the Sons' cabin and then off to another part of the country before police can interrogate her.
Dave Navarro as Arcadio, Charlie Hunnam as Jackson 'Jax' Teller, and Tommy Flanagan as Filip 'Chibs' Telford in the 'Sons of Anarchy' Season 6 episode, 'One One Six.'
But, as "Breaking Bad" attorney Saul Goodman might say, what we have here is a "best laid plans"-type situation. (P.S. How badly could SAMCRO and company use Saul Goodman right about now?)
In short, Arcadio and Darvany were swept away to the Sons' cabin, where things went very, very wrong. Darvany, high and paranoid (though not unjustifiably so on that last one), was convinced Arcadio's associates were going to kill her to keep her from talking. She got her hands on a gun and tried to escape, which led to a shootout that ended with a bullet to Arcadio's head.