Jax effectively tells everyone this topic is dropped, CLAY. Chibs takes that as his cue to bring up the whole "So! There's an exit strategy with this whole coke mule thing, right?" line of inquiry and when another freakin' nomad gets shirty about it, Chibs points out, "We're down three brothers since this started," and Tig gets his back with, "Maybe you forgot about that little truck-burning incident? Happened out on 108?" This gives Jax the opportunity to be the cool, low voice of reason: Business with the cartel is lucrative, but terribly high-profile and high risk. So it's time to perform a cost-benefit analysis and redirect the club's energies according to the results. Speaking of places to redirect the club's energies, permit Bobby Elvis to introduce the newest business idea.
As Jax outlines the details of the proposal -- going into business with Nero and tapping the Caracara roster for the porn-star premium hookers. The Underminer asks what the money looks like. Jax says coolly, "Right now, I'm fronting the merger, but I want this to be a club business." "You trust this guy?" asks the Underminer. Jax grins a little before saying, "I do. He's straight-up about profit." Best of all, the money keeps them out of fed crosshairs. Jax says, "When it's up and running, take a look. You guys want in, we'll vote it." The Underminer says, "Why wait? Let's vote it now." So the table does, and it turns out everyone's in favor of moving into the companionator business.
Clay is the last to leave and Jax uses the opportunity to ask why he didn't get more resistance on SAMCRO's new business line. "Why? 'Cause your new partner's bedding my wife?" Clay asks. (Oh, he is so playing the Long Con to get Gemma back. I would bet cash money that the primary reason Clay took over the club was to keep Gemma.) Jax says, "That stops. That's wrong." Not because it's a troubling commentary on his mom and her coping skills, but because Jax has a healthy concern about Gemma's corrupting influence. As he should.
Speak of the she-devil, the minute the boys roll out of church, Gemma's swung over to ask Jax if he's maybe heard from Nero lately? Jax says, "Don't get attached to that. He's business, not pleasure." As Jax rolls off, Gemma ponders exactly what that is supposed to mean. (Confidental to GTM: It means Nero is a lot more interested in profits than in crazy middle-aged tail.)