Jax decides to level with Mom: "The reason I didn't kill Clay after you gave me the letters? The Feds are holding a RICO case over our heads and Irish guns are the only thing holding them at bay. I needed Clay alive to keep Gaalan invested." Gemma says, "Jesus Christ! [drink!] How did we make RICO?" and it's telling that she still calls the club "we." Jax tells her about Otto turning and explains that Tara was working the Otto angle at Stockton and then Otto got stabby. And once Clay finds out that his Irish leverage is gone... well, the clock's ticking.
Speaking of Clay, he's hosting Tig at his house. (The coldness in Tig's face is something to see; when he decides you're dead to him, you're dead to him whether or not he's been able to kill you.) The two men sit at Clay's table and Clay asks, "You happy?" Tig gives him an incredulous look, and then asks, "Really? Really? I've got an Elks Lodge full of opening day p***y, and you want to have a quality of life chat?" Clay chuckles, then gets serious: "I miss you, Tiggy." And God bless Ron Perlman, but his delivery totally reminded me of the wonderful Anchorman scene where Champ Kind says, "I'm a mess without you. I miss you so damn much. I miss being with you, I miss being near you. I miss your laugh. I miss your scent; I miss your musk. When this all gets sorted out, I think you and me should get an apartment together."
ANYWAY, Tig is staring fixedly at a point just beyond Clay's eyebrows and it's evident he wants nothing more than to grab Clay's jaw and beat him to death with it, especially since that jaw is flapping around making noises about brotherhood. Tig shuts that down and Clay redirects, "I do miss having you on my right." "You killed that, not me," Tig points out. Clay gets to his thank-you-for-being-a-friend spiel and says, "I will never forget that." "Yeah? I'm trying to forget that. We done?" Tig replies. Clay gets to the point: should Tig get "tired of watching your president suck up to the guy that burned your daughter alive," there may be a future for him after SAMCRO if he teams up with Clay. Tig refrains from pointing out that Jax's relationship with Pope is the only thing that's keeping him from meeting the same fate as poor dead Dawn. Instead, he gets up and wordlessly lets Clay know he won't be at his right again.