Why'd they let the Irish guy shoot up their bikes?
I think he was testing Jax. Before they fought, he said the problem he had with Jax is that he was hot headed and emotional. I think that's why Jax just played it off cool and said he'd send him the bill.
One thing I didn't understand is why they are all of a sudden ok with Hale developing Charming Heights. They spend most of a season stopping him from doing that because it was such a huge threat to the club. I just can't see that situation ending in any way but with Hale screwing them.
Another random thought that I had during this episode was that the club may have one upper hand on Pope: he knows they are working with the cartel, but doesn't seem to know that they are also CIA.