Clay's not dead. Let's get that out of the way right from the start. He is badly hurt though, of course, and Jax, in the heat of the moment, comes up with a cover story for the shooting that is supposed to deescalate but, in fact, achieves just the opposite. Some black guys are supposed to be the perps, and that's exactly what Unser tells the Sheriff and what sets of Tig to go rogue. Later, Jax promises Opie to find out the truth. "Great that's what I need," answers Opie. "Another promise." Meanwhile, Tig wreaks all kinds of havoc. For example, he runs over (and kills) Leroy's girlfriend with a stolen car. Smart move, that. "You're gonna start a war!" Jax tells him. "I don't give a sh*t," is Tig's answer. That's pretty much in-character.