Nancy shows up at the DEA offices asking for Captain Till; everyone starts whispering as she passes, all "That's the one!" Man, Peter must've been pretty loose with the locker room talk. Till is excessively ominous, telling Nancy he's been waiting for her to show up and telling her to sit. The setup is so heavily weighted against Nancy here that it ruins the "twist," which is that Till isn't the least bit suspicious of Nancy or her business. He's too busy trying to keep Peter's vaguely detailed scamming from coming to light. So instead of locking Nancy up and throwing away the key, like she expects, Till instead hands her a life insurance check for $119,000 and some forms to fill out so she can begin collecting his pension. No, Nancy! Tear that check up! It'll ruin your friendship with Val! Till manages to covey to Nancy the fact that her husband was involved with vaguely defined scammings, and that if she did know anything and ever came forward, it might adversely affect those pension checks. Nancy may be a bad mother, bad friend, bad dancer, and the kind of person who allows herself to be degraded by creeps, but she's not stupid. She knows a good deal when she hears one.
Grow House. Just as I predicted he would last week, Conrad is being one hell of a role model for Silas. He's teaching him a marketable skill -- not simply making him his bitch, like he said last week, but actually instructing Silas on the cultivation and care of the plants. He's not an asshole, but he also doesn't let Silas get away with slacking off or not knowing what to do. They momentarily bond over their inability at times to get a read on Nancy, and they even crack wise on each other a few times. I'm seriously so happy I could cry -- Silas finally has one good parent! Now to work on hooking Shane up with Heylia. (Holy shit, can you even imagine?)
In Nancy's car, Shane is trying to comprehend the monumental selfishness and stupidity of Nancy making plans with Dickhead Tim just so she could hang out with Val. Nancy: "I'm not proud." Shane: "You owe me." God, kid. So, so, SO much.