On final analysis, Pilar Zuazo was her problem, not Shane's or anybody else's. She played the game and lost. She counted on Guillermo and it almost ended up costing her Shane and Silas. "Am I grounded?" Shane snarks, and she smacks him again before making him empty his pockets: It's all candy. She takes it all away, parenting by hops, and eats some of it herself. If she can't get him to mourn the loss of his own childhood, then what is really the problem? Silas spent the first four seasons fighting her on this one, and eventually -- the night she drove to Mexico -- she realized he was right.
He niggles her down, little by little: "I'm glad it was done. Not by you." He nearly smiles at that, and she swats his behind, telling him to never murder again. They've reached as much of an agreement as they possibly can, and he's always been precocious. And anyway, what to do about it now? He knows what he did. The Feelings will come. Meanwhile, Nancy could have figured it out, as scary as it got, but Shane beat her to the solution. And what a solution it was! She got to leave everything behind, start her fifth -- by my count -- brand new life, built just to her specifications. Her boys.
Time for Uncle Andy's Guide To Living Off The Grid, Step I: Kill your old identity. The Botwins, Andy explains, are dead. No contacting friends, no contacting family. Silas points out that they have neither, but Shane is still fond of Isabel. Nancy says no way can he call Isabel, for obvious reasons, and she's more than willing to promise the same of Celia. I miss Celia in theory, because she is awesome, but I do think this is the most respectfully toxic way to say goodbye to her: With fear, and a little hate. With love for her toxicity. I'm sure Doug will find a way back onto the show, irritatingly, so I guess there's still a chance for Isabel to come back. Anyway, Step II: New identities.
But first, where are we going? Shane immediately starts plotting their route to Pittsburgh, of course, but Nancy vetoes that one yet again. Canada. Everybody hates that idea, and Nancy's like, "We killed someone very important, and we don't have Esteban to help us!" Silas points out that "we" did nothing, and that anyway they still don't know who's following them. Shane reminds everybody that Esteban will be looking for his namesake, his son, and Nancy reminds them that Stevie's also her son, not to mention their brother, and when Silas corrects her -- "half" -- she reminds him how petty that distinction is. I swear it's like the second she gets that latte straw in her mouth she becomes hilarious again. No wonder her pregnancy was such a bummer! She didn't have the Power Of The Straw.