Cut to Tara walking through Jax's house with a laundry basket -- pro tip from me to you, Tara: Enjoy using both arms while you can, because once that baby's here, you will not have them available anymore. Anyway, Tara is collecting laundry and as she unpacks Jax's travel bag, she finds the packet of letters Maureen hid. The attached note reads, "Dear Jackson, The truth about your father is in these letters. You should know John like I did. -- Maureen." Tara decides the laundry can wait, and settles down in the nursery glider for a good read.
We see Gemma sitting on her bed -- ankle bracelet attached -- cuddling Abel. Lyla leads in the prospects, and Filthy Phil hands over a letter with the instructions, "Jax wanted you to read this, then burn it." Then the prospects politely wish her a good night, and head off to find Tara.
Gemma puts on her reading glasses and we hear Jax's missive: "Hey, Mom. If you're reading this, that means Stahl and Jimmy are dead and the club will be doing short time. I'm sorry it had to be this way, Mom. I know how painful it had to be, but I couldn't tell you. It would have made you an accessory. It was a club vote. I'd never turn on my club or my family. I'm not my father. I love you more than you could ever know."
Then John Teller's voice transitions in with "I love you more than you could ever know. I'd do anything to be with you. Every day, it becomes more clear that I don't belong here. I'm certain now that Clay and Gemma are together. They barely try to hide it from me. Gemma hates my apathy. She hates all of me --"
This litany -- which sounds like the SAMCRO version of "My wife doesn't understand me" -- continues as we transition from Tara reading back to Gemma, who is smiling like the cat who just ate the canary. And why shouldn't she? We transition to Clay looking content. And why not? He and Jax just pulled off a very complicated caper. John Teller continues, "My days are numbered, Mo. When these letters stop, you can be certain my death will come at the hands of my wife and best friend."
Cut to Tara looking poleaxed by the realization that her de facto in-laws may just be murderers. John Teller's VO continues: "At least my sweet Thomas will never suffer my life. I miss him so much." Transition to Jax as John continues, "I only pray that Jackson finds a different path. He already reminds me so much of myself." Then the camera pulls out as the background music ("Out of the Blue" by Neil Young) reminds us that "the king has gone/ he's not forgotten."