Chibs and Jax settle at a picnic table to have a smoke, and Chibs says, "We did what we had to do, Jackie." Jax moves another chess piece in place with, "I know. Things are about to get bloody. I'm not sure if Bobby's going to be able to roll with it. I need to know that I have you in my corner." Chibs gives Jax a pained look, then says, "I've always been there, and I always will. C'mere. [smooches Jax] I love you, kid. You understand? I'm hoing to get cleaned up." He leaves Jax, who is swallowing hard.
And now, poor Juice, doing his damnedest to toss Clay's play before Clay returns and/or notices. Among the things he does not find: the papers Jax wants. The things he does find: a handgun with an inscription, which now always has Juice's fingerprints on it. Clay comes in as Juice is putting away his dishes, and Juice says, "I came to see if you needed anything. The prospects are doing a Costco run." That right there is the most compelling reason to join an MC. I love imagining V-Lin having to hold Rat back and keep him from buying a gross of Olay facial wipes.
Clay asks Juicy to sit, then proceeds to play him like a fine violin: "I don't think I could have gotten through the past month without you. You reminded me what being a brother really is. I've made a lot of mistakes, Juice. I've done some really heinous shit. Most of it, I can't even begin to tell you. You get to this point in your life and you start to wonder, are you chasing after shit you don't even want anymore? I'm exhausted, son. Just watch my back. Please." Juice is saved the embarrassment of bursting into big guilty tears by having Gemma swing by. So one of Jax's rat finks gets relieved by another, hooray! Gemma's brought him some groceries, which Juice brings in from the car, and Juice tries to make a hasty exit, but Clay grabs him for a hug on the way out, which should make it screamingly obvious to the younger man than Clay's on to him. (Spoiler alert: It will not.)