Smit's character is very confusing. I, too, thought he was just some random biker during that initial scene. When he turned out to be a suave pimp the next morning, I was confused as heck.
But, yeah, I have no idea why Gemma would trust him to this degree, or why he'd be willing to house some biker fugitives and risk bringing all that heat down on his 'escort' service. Gemma must have a really
phenomenal vagina on her or something. How does SAMCRO not have any safehouses set up? They're professional criminals who have had to go on the lam multiple times now. I'd think it was something of a priority for them.