I think the part of last night’s episode that broke me was when Tara asked Jax not to hurt her in front of the boys. She knew that what she was doing was going to get her killed by him, but she didn’t want their sons exposed to the violence of their mother being killed. They’re playing in the park, full of innocence and childhood naivete that her one request before she thought she was going to be killed was not to do it where they could see.
I think everyone is so caught up in Jax and Tara and Gemma and Juice that they’re forgetting that although they’re young, Abel and Thomas are the most affected by what’s happened. When they get older and discover what kind of life their father has led and what their grandmother did to their mother, their worlds will be turned upside down.
Tara wanted to save her boys from their father’s fate. After last night, it’s almost inevitable that they will become like him, especially without her their to steer them straight.