How accumulated body count has led SAMCRO to a crossroads; second in a series (NSFW)
''Gilead'' (season 2, episode 7)
Death by: Beating
Reason: The season 2 premiere had introduced new foes for SAMCRO: Ethan Zobelle (Adam Arkin), head of the white separatist organization the League of American Nationalists; his deceptively innocent-looking blonde daughter Polly (Sarah Jones); and his right-hand muscle, true believer AJ Weston (Henry Rollins). Determined to push SAMCRO out of Charming, Zobelle had Polly kidnap Gemma (Katey Sagal) so Weston and two of his minions could gang rape her. They threatened to do it again if she didn't tell Clay to stop selling guns where Zobelle didn't want them. Though Gemma kept the attack a secret from the club, SAMCRO did know that Zobelle was working with Darby (Mitch Pileggi) to bring meth into Charming. If SAMCRO couldn't keep the town safe and drug-free, the town would turn against the club. It was on: Opie blew up Darby's lab; Zobelle had an Aryan take out Otto's (Kurt Sutter) eye in prison and Polly arranged a car bombing that nearly killed Chibs. Knowing SAMCRO would retaliate, Zobelle tricked them into storming a Christian Center looking for him. Weston fired shots that everyone assumed came from SAMCRO. They were arrested.
Result: Inside, Clay needed to secure himself, Jax, Juice (Theo Rossi), Bobby (Mark Boone Junior), Happy (David Labrava), and Tig protection against the Aryans until Gemma and Tara (Maggie Siff) could secure bail ultimately with the help of Oswald (Patrick St. Esprit). Clay went to Laroy's cousin Russell (Ronald William Lawrence), who'd offer Black Guerilla Family help if SAMCRO delivered two rats one of them being Dion (Michael Bentt), an inmate in protective custody who liked ''buff brown boys.'' Tig punched Juice in the ribs so he'd get sent to the infirmary, where Dion was waiting. Dion's seduction was cut short when Juice let in members of the Family. We presume Dion did not survive.
Reverberations: On his way back out into the yard, smiling Juice was stabbed by an Aryan.
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