One major surprised changed everything on the Sons of Anarchy season finale: Romero revealed that he's been working with the CIA and needs the deal with the Irish to go down. And the Irish will only deal with Clay.
As a result, Jax could not kill Clay, but he could take over as President of the club, relegating Clay to background status. Tara also chose to stay by his side, while Gemma appears to have lost her standing in SAMCRO.
Elsewhere: Eli and Potter worked together to let Juice go free, while we learned the father of the girl killed when Tig went rogue last week is a major gang player. Opie was also not present in the chapel during the concluding scene, as he tries to decide what to do.