Nancy gets as hot and pretty as she can -- which is lots of both, of course -- in the Kuntry restroom, always fun to watch her gussy, and empties Cesar's wallet out before noticing a poster: The Big Sky State Fair! What better way to remind yourself that normal is terrible? The elders aren't having it -- "Momentum! Seclusion! Andy's Plan!" -- but Nancy's giddy. It's sort of unnerving. Usually she only gets this excited about drugs. So she blathers for a while before dropping the bomb: There's a rollercoaster.
Doug doesn't get it, neither do we, because of the million things we don't get to know about Nancy and her husband is that Judah was a rollercoaster designer, like, for a living. A bit on the nose, Daredevil Girl and Coaster Boy, but also pretty lovely nonetheless. The boys get starry-eyed, even Andy, talking about Judah's pet projects and his designs, and the more they talk the more it starts to look to Nancy like parenting, and the more she thinks about being a parent the more she's not interested in Andy being in charge, so once again she takes the reins. "For old time's sake. Plus, Shane has been kidnapped. It's very traumatic, being kidnapped." Doug whines, it's settled, she zooms right into yelling at the boys about hygiene because apparently today is Be Your Kids' Mom Day. I had no idea.
Andy lectures Nancy about keeping covered up at the fair, going on a sort of paranoiac rant -- "That bearded lady over there? Not a lady at all!" -- before heading into a metaphor that falls apart on him: "You're a squeaky field mouse headed into a bear cave, except the cave is a swarm of people, okay? And the mouse is your own ego. Wait, the cave is..." Nancy gets his point: This is about her ego, and expressing power over Andy as usual: "Willful defiance. Because I laid down rules, but you had to break them."
While Nancy continues to present the case that this isn't about that -- which it is -- but about Shane and how he is losing his childhood moment by moment and killing ladies and autodidacting and pulling guns on Ignacio. Which it also is, vide Shane bragging to Silas about how Ignacio caved like a "coal mine" and a "fucking payaso amateur." Silas begs him to get over himself, and Shane says he's just bitching because he's jealous that Nancy likes him better now.