She rarely interacts with them, ignores them when they cry for her so she can keep toking up and deliberately woke an infant out of a dead sleep to feed her needs. She can talk all day and night about 'my boys' and 'my babies', but actions and inactions speak louder.
In my previous comment, I specified that Tara had done nothing in S2-4 to indicate that she didn't love her children - she was regularly shown interacting with them, playing with them, and repeatedly made it clear to Jax that they had to get out for the boys' sake. She was happier and more responsive to them in general b/c she was actively working to leave Charming and would have done so, even without Jax, before her hand was crushed. I don't believe that the marijuana and banging on the toy piano was meant to show that Tara is a bad mother. She started losing it after getting out of the hospital the first time, but even then, she and Jax were set to leave town before the RICO case was dropped on their plans. Since then, every time things start looking up, something shitty happens. Some of it is her fault (especially for not leaving at the end of last season) but Tara has never been given a voice to express what she's thinking or feeling like the other (male) characters are.
She has had some dumb moments over the years but the mistake of giving Otto the crucifix, IMO, was a testament to how inconsistently Tara is written b/c she isn't *that* dumb. I think every viewer saw what would happen with the cross as soon as Gemma handed it to Tara. So if Sutter's intent was anything but trying to illustrate how mentally unstable Tara was to even consider smuggling that thing in, he's basically assassinating the character. I can't really blame anyone for hating currently as she's being written worse than ever. TBH I feel this way about a Gemma as well.
Edited by TWoP Howard, Nov 27, 2012 @ 12:59 AM.
Save the @ for Twitter, please