Skeeter promises the guys that "He's all dressed. He looks good," and then everyone hoists the coffin. Amazingly, it only takes six men. Granted, one of them is Filthy Phil, but still... them SAMCRO boys is wiry strong! Jax heads over to deal with Lyla, who's got the faintly concussed look of someone who can't believe what her life has turned into without any notice. Jax tells Lyla that he's so sorry and folds her into his arms. It's a nice moment, one where Jax is embodying another facet of club leadership.
So, despite being beaten to death with a lead pipe, then having his body abused for minutes at a time by four feral felons, Opie is apparently having an open casket wake. And he looks remarkably good. (Whenever there's some character's funeral on television, I always wonder if it's just a life model of the actor or if some poor soul had to show up for work and spend all day lying still.) Lyla goes in to visit the body with Jax at her side, and Bobby ushers everyone else out. Jax tells Lyla to take as much time as she needs, but it turns out Lyla's not just wracked with grief; she's panicking at the prospect of her parenting load tripling. "How am I supposed to care for those kids and earn a living?" Lyla asks. Jax mansplains, "Just like every other single mother. You get help. Friends, family --" "My mom lives two hours away. I don't have family up here," Lyla clarifies. Jax draws back the room's shades and points to the bustling scene out in the clubhouse's main room: giant bikers coming in with the girlfriends, their girlfriends carrying covered dishes or giant funeral bouquets. Jax says, "That's your family. You need anything, just ask. Anyone says no, they answer to me." Lyla merely nods, perhaps wondering if this is the kind of help and family she really needs.
Further underscoring how removed Gemma's become from the club, she's stuck in her office while the business of grief commences across the yard. But when Nero pulls up, she's careful to walk right out and mack on him in plain sight of Bobby, Chibs and Clay. Why she is allowed anywhere on the grounds is simply baffling; by cutting ties with Clay, she's ceased to be his old lady and so shouldn't be hanging around the club, right? This is just contrived and awkward. Also, Nero needs to stop wearing earth tones because they do nothing for him.