Wendy referring to Abel as "my son" really does not sit well with Tara. She tremulously points out, "I'm his mother. I'm the one who raised him when you walked away." Wendy says calmly, "I know. And I am grateful you were here to do that, but legally, I am still his mother." Tara says, "You gave up your rights." Still calm, Wendy says, "Custody, yes. Not the right for him to know the truth." Tara does not ask, "Might that truth include how you were high as kite during your pregnancy, spat him out into the world before he was ready, then abandoned him as a sick preemie?" Instead she just sits in her hospital bed. Were I her, I'd be wondering what sadistic god thought now would be a good time for another woman to show up and threaten to take away my kid. So Wendy finishes the conversation by telling Tara she'll be in touch with Jax, presumably to arrange a visit. "I'm going to get to know my son," she says, then leaves.
Tara sits there for a moment, and then completely loses her mind, slamming her bandaged, splinted hand into the bedside table over and over in time to her screams.
Zip! We're at the Coke-K corral, where Kozik and the guns he's been babysitting have arrived. FINALLY. I feel like we've been hearing about Kozik and the guns for, like, six episodes straight now. Kozik then exposits that he's talked to the Irish Kings, and the "west table" -- Rourke, Gaalen and Leary -- will all be at the cartel sit-down. There's some blah-blah-blah about how the seasoned terrorist Irish are a tad jumpy about the cartel, but we already know that Clay could not give two toots about that, and it's much more interesting to note Tig draped all over Kozik. Did those two finally bury the hatchet over Missy?
Jax comes in, hugs Kozik -- who is sweet enough to ask how Tara is -- then asks Clay for a moment. The two head outside the barn, and Jax says, "I just saw my mom." "And," Clay says. It is not a question. Jax says, "She wouldn't tell me what happened, so I'm asking you." Clay deflects, "That's between me and my old lady." Jax is not planning on letting Clay off that easy. Clay tells him, "You want to pull off this exit strategy of yours, you better stop focusing on my domestic life and start focusing on the issue at hand." Jax doesn't say anything and lets Clay keep talking about how maybe Romeo's produced the guys who jumped Tara. Clay says, "I need you to keep your head in the game on all fronts. You understand?' Jax gives Clay a darkly amused look and says, "Oh, I'm focused. And this ain't finished." Clay stalks off to indicate that yes, it is.