Now that Pablo's gone, everybody can talk about him behind his back. So they do.
Pilar thinks he might do anything. Like toss a bomb in the cave. She's all for killing him now.
Agustín , Primitivo, Andrés, and Eladio are too. As is Rafael. (Who's Eladio? The hitherto nameless brother of Andrés who hasn't done a single notable thing since he was introduced.)
Problem: Fernando doesn't like it. He wants to hold Pablo prisoner. But that would require somebody to guard him…
OK. Fernando gives up. Pablo should be eliminated. Only he says that in such a long-winded and roundabout that Pilar says he has made a whole bureaucracy with his mouth.
Robert Jordan says he'll do it tonight.
Just after, Pablo sticks his grinning mug through the cave opening and asks for wine.
Agustín, who can't stand awkward silences, breaks it. He's working himself up into a frenzy to kill Pablo, Robert Jordan thinks.
Just in the nick of time, Robert Jordan remembers something important. What's in his two big sacks? Dynamite! It wouldn't be wise to start a shooting match in the cave. Pablo must have realized this – hence his confidence.
Robert Jordan calls Agustín over and quietly tells him the difficulty he's just brilliantly perceived. Nope, Agustín hadn't thought of it.
Time to change tactics. Agustín gets all chummy, Pablo responds in kind, and Robert Jordan plays along.
Pablo says that the wind is changing, and that "we will have good weather for it."
We? Pilar is aghast. Pablo, grinning and drinking some more, informs her that he's actually changed his mind and wants to do the bridge. The weather did it.
Everyone is stunned. Pablo clarifies that before he was drunk, and now he's not.
Agustín says he still doesn't trust Pablo, but Pablo says they'll need him to get them to Gredos. How does he know about that?
Pablo promises he's sincere when Fernando asks him.
Agustín says he's leaving the insane asylum before he goes crazy.