Nora has stormed the town of Montevista, Mexico in order to rescue Tommy from the cult he has joined since we last saw him. When her solo mission fails, she calls in the troops. Kevin hesitates at first, because he is still angry at Tommy, but obviously can't turn down a trip to Mexico, 'cause, hey, tequila. Once the family arrives they find Tommy, give him lots of hugs, and then are kicked out of the cult's cafeteria for talking. It's not like they could check their "Walker-ness" at the door or anything. Besides they were celebrating Justin's acceptance to medical school. And Rebecca's mad skills at charades. All the girls are trying to tell Tommy how much they need him back and how sorry they are for everything. Kevin reminds everyone that Tommy is a fuckwit who screwed up and then abandoned his family. He doesn't need Tommy to come back. Tommy agrees with Kevin and yells at his sisters and Mom to let him own the dignity of his breakdown. Then he walks out.
Prior to going to Mexico, Kitty and The Senator are using Kevin as a marriage counselor, but it's not going particularly well. Odd, that. There is mostly just arguing. So it is a nice surprise when The Senator helicopters in to Mexico. Unfortunately Kitty can't help but Kittyify the situation and in the span of about three minutes she ticks off The Senator so much he flees to his helicopter in a flashback of his time in Iraq. Of course, Kitty being Kitty, she has a change of heart and chases after the helicopter, but it is too late.
Holly and Sarah are trying to resolve the Ryan situation before Sarah leaves for Mexico. Holly thinks they should work around the corporate by-laws and oust Ryan on the grounds that he is an underhanded dick. Sarah agrees, but wants to give him a severance package. She convinces Holly, but asks Saul to sell Ryan on the idea. When Saul goes to meet the greasy disconsolate young man, he ends up talking him into staying. Saul tells Holly that William Walker was going to fly to Reno to pay off Ryan's mother but when Sarah went into labor William sent Saul instead. Now his guilt is catching up with and he wants to keep an eye on the little squirt. Holly agrees to allow Ryan to continue working at Ojai-ai-ai, but only if Saul comes too. But Holly! Saul just totally screwed up the one task simple assigned to him! Not grounds to hire him back! Saul agrees to come back to work and monitor Ryan. I guess retirement was cutting into Saul's screentime.
Rebecca tells her parents about her engagement to Justin. Her dad is thrilled, but Holly? Not so much. Holly thinks Rebecca might start acting out and being spontaneous and harking back to the bad old days. David's not so sure, besides, Justin hasn't even told his family yet. Before Rebecca can get too mad about that, Justin re-proposes to her in front of his whole family. Luckily she says yes, because otherwise that sure would be awkward.
Back in Mexico, Tommy and Nora sit by a calming pond and they hug. Tommy tells Nora he has to stay in Mexico. Then Tommy tells Kevin he was right about everything and that he trying to change. So then all the Walkers help dig a sewer system, sing camp songs, and leave Tommy to ponder his future. In Mexico.
It's the Season Finale!
A door opens in Montevista, Mexico, and a tall dark shadow falls across the floor of the bar. The soundtrack is entirely composed of whistles, too, so you know something nefarious is happening. Well something more nefarious than the whistling, which is kind of annoying actually. But it does sort of make the hair on your arms stand up, even though it's in a fingernails on chalkboard way rather than an on-the-edge-of-your-seat way. Anyway, a dark shadow stains the floor of the bar. The dark and beady eyes of the surly and unshaven locals look up quickly, assessing the scene unfolding without risking eye contact. A foot steps loudly onto the wooden planks, a hand reaches inside a jacket, everyone flinches as the hand shoots out holding a ...phrasebook. It's Nora. She lives in California and speaks half a lick of Spanish with the accent of a French dairy cow or, well, my dad. She has a photo of Tommy and asks where he is. It looks like Tommy's class photo or, maybe Julia made them all head down to the Sears portrait studio for a round of family photos. Maybe that's the real reason Tommy split. And, frankly, forced photography is grounds for divorce in 42 states and Guam. Also, have you all seen Awkward Family Photos? Go look. I'll wait. See? Do not have your well-intentioned family photo end up there. The bartender directs Nora to the guide services of a young boy. He recognizes Tommy from Nora's photo. He can help her find him.
Oh forgive me while I go kick in my television screen. Okay, ouch. Unsuccessful. I wanted to kick in the damn screen because some writer had some terrible lapse in logic and thought it would be fun to torture your poor recapper by making her beloved Kevin play marriage counselor to Kitty and The Senator. So Kevin sits between them refereeing their marital discord. Kitty petulantly declares that she wants to live in Pasadena with her family. The Senator points out that her family, as in husband and child, live in Santa Barbara. Kitty gets all huffy about not wanting to live with The Senator just to keep up appearances while he runs for governor. The Senator points out that he made a pretty big concession in ignoring her emotional affair with the guy he calls "Diaper Man," which is apt, but sounds like a crap name for a superhero. Pun totally intended. Kitty huffs and puffs some more and complains that they should get couples therapy, a point Kevin and I both note approvingly. The Senator has sat through that for over an hour and has to leave, causing more huffing and puffing from Kitty. As he walks out to face his back-to-back meetings, Kitty bitches to Kevin about why he couldn't reschedule even one of his meetings for her. Kevin reminds her that he is Switzerland. Not in the money laundering way, but in the holey Swiss cheese through which all problems flow through him like a sieve way. Obviously. She makes Kevin promise that he won't tell anyone about her marital troubles. Like any Walker in the world could keep that promise.