At Johnny's place, Olivia defends Dante to her boyfriend when he accuses her son of protecting Sonny. Johnny reminds her that sooner or later Jason will try and kill Dante for turning Michael in. Olivia doesn’t think he would kill a cop, but Johnny says it won't be obvious, but he will do it and there's nothing that can protect Dante.
In the courthouse, Carly lashes out at Lulu for picking her boyfriend over her family, while Sonny yells at Dante for turning Michael into the cops. Meanwhile, Jax and Claire have it out over Jax knowing Sonny wasn't guilty of killing Claudia. Claire never wanted this to happen to Michael and tells him this situation could have been avoided if he had been honest from the beginning. Jax in turn tells her to find a way to turn this around because her career depends on it. Dante and Lulu meet up and talk about Michael. Dante thinks he will just get community service and then he will be able to start his life over again. Morgan, Kristina and Molly come up to Dante demanding to know why he turned Michael in. Dante tries his best to explain things to his siblings and cousin who are leery of him. Lulu defends Dante and Morgan comes around.
Olivia goes to Sonny's to defend Dante's actions, but Sonny calls what he did unforgivable. Olivia reminds him he tried to kill his son before and wonders if he will finish the job. Sonny tells her no one will hurt Dante, but if he were anyone else it would be a different story. Sonny says Dante has not only betrayed Michael, but betrayed himself.
Jason pleads with Lucky to let Michael go at the boat house, but Lucky yells, "It's over!" He declares he will not turn his head on this one. Jason instructs Michael to not say a word until Diane gets to him. Lucky leads Michael away and Jason calls Diane, requesting her presence at the police station.
Mac blocks Diane from talking to Michael until he is processed at the police station. Mac reads Michael his rights and Lucky leads him away. Jason comes in and tells Diane to make something happen because if Michael confesses he will go to prison. Sam comes to the station and Jason catches her up on what's been going on and that the judge wants to question Michael personally.
Lucky meets with Judge Carroll in his chambers who tells him whatever Michael said is inadmissible in court because he wasn't read his rights at the boat house. Lucky says he was just serving a subpoena, but the judge knows better. He assumes he didn't arrest him so he couldn't use his statements against him and questions him about his relationship with Michael. He asks if Michael is violent and would kill to protect his family. Lucky can't speak for him, but goes into his cousin's turbulent past. He declares if anyone deserves mercy from the court, it's Michael.
Jax catches up with Carly outside, who yells at her husband for creating this mess. Jax vows to find a way to fix this. Carly tells Jax Morgan has a better life than Michael ever did because of him and his refusal to let him grow up around violence and bodyguards. She doesn't see a way back for them, but she hopes he will remain a constant in Morgan's life. Carly gets a call learning Michael has been arrested.
Carly and Jax return to court and see the kids. She tells them to go home and Morgan assures her everything will be fine because Dante promised. The kids leave and Carly tears into Dante, saying he already hurt Michael – there's no way she will let him do the same to Morgan. Lulu assures Dante she believes in him and he's happy to hear it because no one else does. Dante sees Olivia and Sonny walk in together and he goes to talk to his mother. Sonny walks over to Lulu and rips into her for not telling someone about Michael and siding with Dante. He's saddened she's not the person he thought she was. In a corner, Olivia tells her son she is proud of him, but she doesn't want him to get killed for doing the right thing. Jason and Sam walk by and stare down Dante, as he leads Lulu into court. Michael is brought in and takes the stand. The first question the judge asks is, "Did you kill your stepmother?"
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Michael is reprimanded to jail, but not yet sentenced.