Really enjoyed the first episode, but wasn't it meant to run for 90 minutes? It was only an hour long...
I think they are setting up some good things this year, the new Sheriff seems to be an actual threat to Samcro which is a nice change after two seasons where Hale was about as much of a threat as a plush toy. I was a little annoyed with the talk that Jax had with Tara, but I think the end of the episode definitely gives us the impression that he lied to her. I think he is deeper in with the Sons than he has ever been, and that knife kill at the end cemented that though for me, he could have just shot the guy but he decided to make it personal. It shows that he still really cares, well in my opinion it does anyways.