Agree! I think I read this book when I was in high school or college in late 80s and it had a strong impact on me. When I saw they were making the series I was giddy! I tried to read Testament but the continuation differed so much from what the show has established in season 2-3 that I had a hard time with it.
After watching this episode and considering, and reading the comments here, I did not get the feeling that June orchestrated the van heist alone. They all looked at each other with knowing glances. I think Alma was the first to jump up? I am pissed they did not shoot Lydia, but