The episode begins ominously, as Tariq lies to both his parents and an investigator looking into the murder of his sister Raina. The anxiety of the opening scene lingers throughout the episode. It follows Tasha when she visits the grief group she has been attending at the church. To her shock and terror, Tasha deduces that Ghost murdered the drunk driver who killed the son of one of the couples in the group. She confronts her estranged husband, and Ghost hits her with that powerful controlled rage that he’s become an expert at employing. As she should, Tasha worries about Ghost’s murdering-in-grief coping mechanism and confronts Tommy about keeping an eye on him.
Tasha runs into Kanan at Tommy’s place before Mr. Egan arrives. Their brief meeting is filled with a dark hatred, and Tasha places the blame for Raina’s death on Kanan. Not one to take hostility lightly, Kanan grabs Tasha aggressively and takes control of the situation. Tasha mutters a threat that I have a strange feeling will come true sometime later this season. “If you fuck with me, you better kill me n***a, because I swear to god, you best believe I will get you back,” she spits at Kanan. He agrees. Somebody needs to get the strap.
Dre seized power and now he’s dealing with the consequences. His lies are beginning to make a mess of things, as Dre covered up 2-Bit’s murder of Lorenzo and is also covering up the murder of Uriel Diaz. Diego Jimenez is as off the walls as ever, and forces Dre to promote Cristobal while setting up and inviting himself to a slaughtering of “disloyal” troops. The soldiers in question are innocent though, and Arturo continues to lie about killing Lorenzo. 2-Bit’s exasperation grows, since he was the one who killed Lorenzo, as he watches Dre place the blame on Arturo to cover his tracks. The entire situation is pretty much Dre losing control of a small circumstance and watching it grow into an enormous problem. Diego accompanies Arturo and Dre, and the innocent “disloyal” troops are executed.
As if things aren’t bad enough for Dre at this point, the aggravated 2-Bit opens up to Kanan. Cunning as ever, Kanan plays off 2-Bit’s moment of frustration and uses it to convince him to rob Cristobal. Although no faces are shown, it’s implied that 2-Bit and Spanky are Kanan’s partners in the heist, which relieves Dre’s organization of over a quarter million dollars. Meanwhile, Kanan has some plans for that money.
Ghost and Tate meet up with a potential contributor to the Queens Child Project named Linda. After failing to get her to sign on, Ghost pursues her once again. The second time was a charm, and Linda takes Ghost to her hotel room for the obligatory sex scene. Afterward, Tate informs Ghost that Linda was hesitant to do business because she felt that Mr. St. Patrick was unprofessional. By sleeping with her, Ghost only proved her point. “She played me,” Ghost concludes. “You played yourself,” Tate replies. Their relationship continues to sour. Ghost decides to let Tommy run dirty money through the club in order to make the funds for the project instead. That’s going to come back around.
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