Jax then rolls into his mom's office. She says, "That was brutal today." "I know. Not the way I wanted it to go. Sit down, please," he requests. And then we fade out, so who knows what Jax is about to request of Gemma.
Out at the barn where Tig and Clay are going to pick up Wendy, Clay thanks Tig for backing him up. "I did it for Jax," Tig says, then walks off. Clay calls, "You don't have to feel guilty. I know Bobby was the only 'no' vote." Tig turns around and says matter-of-factly, "I don't feel guilty. You earned it." Clay admits, "Yeah, I did." Then Clay fetches Wendy from Galen, they smack-talk Jax a little, and Clay gets to his point: Clay would love to remain in the gun-running business with the Real IRA, and he has plans to pick up an independent crew stateside and gradually rebuild his empire. He would, of course, kick back a percentage to SAMCRO, just to keep things drama-free. But first, might Galen help him get to Belfast for a two-month vacation? Galen smiles, "You're the only American I trust, Clay." There's a spot for him on a charter in Mendocino the next day. Clay adds, "I'm hoping to bring Gemma." "As long as she doesn't pack like my wife, there'll be room," Galen grins, and both men chortle, then hug. You have to admire Clay taking steps to rebuild already. After Galen leaves, Clay renews his offer to Tig: Join me in an independent crew, as a way of making up for all the damage Clay's caused Tig in the past. Tig looks as if he might be considering it.
Back at T-M, Wendy is letting Jax and Tara have it -- and with good reason -- over the revelation that the wee Abel was kidnapped on account of his father's jackass business practices. She points out, "You would think that with a close call like that, that it might have motivated you to get the hell out of this. But instead, no, what do you do? You knock her up, spit out another kid and throw your entire family against the chaos!" "And, [Tara]? How can you live like this? What is wrong with you?" Oh, Wendy. If only this episode was 190 minutes instead of merely 90. Then we could get into it. Jax is all, "Yeah, we're done." Wendy disabuses him of the notion that this messy chapter closes the book on any difficulties. "I wanted to do this the right way, sane and sober. But what's going on around here is far from sane, and I've got the proof. Abel being kidnapped, the shit that happened to me today -- I'm going to report it. And then, I'm going to come after my son." She stalks out and Jax immediately sets to doing damage control with Tara, who is spiraling into panic as she realizes how thoroughly hosed her little family is. Jax holds Tara close and promises, "I'm going to give you a beautiful life," but Tara looks skeptical about that.