Juice has made it back to Teller Morrow, and he tells Chibs and Opie a big ol' lie about needing to clear his head by way of Yosemite. Opie rumbles, "Probably should have stayed in Yosemite. Shit's hit the fan, brother. Lobos tried to take Tara this morning." Juice is suitably taken aback.
When Clay meets with Romeo, he and his people are arrayed by their Range Rover in such a way as to suggest an album cover -- it's ridiculously arty and theatrical, and probably meant to intimidate by pointing out that these criminals are far cooler and more successful than a bunch of hairy, dusty bikers could hope to be. Clay walks over to Romeo and sighs all, "What the hell happened?" "Your VP happened," Romeo says coolly. He then asks about the fallout, and Clay is suddenly all worked up about Tara's hand being crushed, mostly because it's put Jax on the warpath. Romeo, however, is delighted that the club thinks the Lobo are behind the debacle. Clay begs to differ: "It's a goddamn disaster. I paid $25K for a clean job." Luis hands over a wad of cash and Romeo assures him, "Here's a refund. We'll take care of the hit personally. No more middle man." Clay's all, "I... have changed my mind," but the cartel reminds him that you cannot cry "Threat!" one day and take it back the next. Tara's been named a threat, and so she must die. Clay sighs, takes the money, and takes off.