Originally Posted by mr.giggles
Obv its just the precuser to a big blowup between Jax and Clay. Hopefully someone ends up dead and its entertaining.
Well yeah, but strategically it makes no sense. They've shown Jax wanting to keep it under wraps by keeping it from Opie, but if he really wanted to maximize his position he'd play dumb to Clay. My only guess is that they did it this way so they could have some easy drama filled scenes between the two, otherwise it makes no sense. Nothing serious at all, and could be explained away by the irrational emotion of a character, but It'd be more fun to play it low.