Tara lets him put on the ring, then kind of falls apart: "I love you too, so much, and I want all of that ... [but] I know this is who you are, Jax, and I would never try to change that. The club, Charming ... I've learned so many things while you were away, and I look at Thomas and Abel, and I think, How does this work? How --?"
"How do they grow up in this?" Jax finishes for her. But he's not defensive about Tara's line of thinking, or agitated from internal conflict as he would have been in the past. That's because Jax has a plan: "I realize you being with me is not some kind of accident. It sounds crazy, but I think you were put into my life to get me out [of the club], Tara. Fifteen years ago and now. I'm done with SAMCRO." And I'm totally distracted by the inert doll someone's plopped in Tara's lap. Seriously: It's like Jax is pitching sweet woo to a woman and her baby doll. Anyway, the point here is that Jax has seen his future in SAMCRO, and it finishes with him either in prison or dead; not only does neither option appeal to him, he wants better for his sons. He says, "The bond that holds this club together isn't about love or brotherhood anymore. We lost that a long time ago. It's just fear and greed now." Tara points out that Jax is echoing John Teller's words, and like Jax, JT wanted to get out. Jax concludes, "JT was a coward. He lost himself in Irish pussy and bailed on his family. Instead of writing about it, he should have done something. He should have taken me and Thomas and gotten the hell out of Charming." Tara reminds him that JT would have had to go through Gemma, and Jax says, "Then he should have run her over. I'm not my father. I'm not weak." Tara is unconvinced: "How do you get out? Clay and Gemma will never let you just leave."