'Sons of Anarchy' recap: Meet the Real Walking Dead
Clay uses this presumed big-money deal as a cudgel to keep Jax in line, as the younger man is not too keen on his stepfather using his mom as a speedbag. Clay could not care less, so long as Jax is still on board with this cartel foolishness.
Speaking of cartel foolishness: Romeo and Luis show Jax two bound bodies, their faces mutilated beyond recognition, and claims those were the people who attacked Tara. Jax points out that there were three assailants and you can see Luis inventing the "We're on it!" lie as it comes out of his mouth. Also, the bodies do not look as though they belonged to people of northern European stock (which, remember, the abductors were). Jax wants to be there when Romeo takes out Thug Number Three, and Romeo cuts his eyes all, You bikers are easier to manipulate than an Atari joystick. Clay helps the fiction along by arguing that SAMCRO's presence will somehow bolster the Irish King's confidence in the pending meet.