As the vanquished dog's owner picks her up and carries her toward the back, Tig quietly and purposefully begins following him. Chibs, who has been watching Tig, alerts Jax, who begins running because why let Tig get killed at 11 AM in Stockton when he's got an appointment with death at 2 PM? The other SAMCRO regulars check the concern on Jax's face and everyone starts quietly heading toward the back.
Outside, the dog owner is putting his whimpering girl in a dirty kiddie pool in preparation for putting her down. Tig stops in the doorway to the back yard, notices the recycling bins filled with dead dogs, and reels, "Ahhhh. You gotta be kidding me." As the dog fighter covers his dog's eyes and prepares to shoot the dog, Tig comes over with his gun and cheerily informs the dog owner that he'll blow his head off. Jax interrupts, and Tig goes all Sarah-McLachlan-for-the-ASPCA on him, "Look at this! This is so wrong!" -- but Jax snaps at him to focus. So Tig cocks the gun on the guy again and growls, "Where's Dante, you piece of shit?" When I paused this scene right here, Chibs was in the middle of a truly glorious eye-roll. It is sort of a mystery why he doesn't quietly leave his cut on the table in church and take off under cover of darkness to start a new life free of these fools. Anyway, the guy spills Dante's location, so off goes Happy to find him, and then Chibs has to pull Tig's choke chain to get him to back off from the would-be dog murderer. But on the plus side: Tig now has a new dog!
As Jax heads back inside, he's distracted by the homeless woman who's petting a stuffed toy horse in the dumpster. Note to long-time viewers: This is the same homeless woman who appeared in Season One ("Abel will help my sons"), first to Gemma and then to Jax in the cemetery during the finale; in Season Two at the church; in Season Three in Belfast, of all places; in Season Four at the park right before Tara's hand was smashed. This time, she's saying, "Of course ... they can live with the case. To be safe, my love. Always." Jax gives her the ol' "Do I know you?" look, then heads inside.
So, within seconds, the aging bikers have used the elements of surprise and regular series credits to subdue the young (guest starring) crew Dante runs. Also assisting SAMCRO: the Mayans! Hooray!
Dante takes a little longer to subdue, but there's a nice bit of close-the-loop storytelling when the woman whose SUV he carjacks turns out to have a pit bull terrier in the back, and this sweet boy does not take kindly to other people stealing his ride. Dante is being savaged by the dog inside the car while Nero leans on the handle and refuses to let him out. "Shit's got to hurt," Jax grins. "We should probably let him out," Nero says, leaning harder against the door. "That would probably be the good Catholic thing to do," Chibs concurs. Then everyone starts laughing.