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'Weeds' Season 5 Finale Recap

September 1st, 2009 1:58pm EDT
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In last season's finale of "Weeds," Nancy was ready to get murdered at Esteban's hands for turning him in to the FBI, but she had an ace in the hole: her pregnancy. You know, the little baby we haven't seen at all since he was born and they got a nanny. One of these days they'll skip like five years later so he can be a character again. This season's finale was both more and less dramatic, and at least one character has shown a great deal of growth and change in the past few episodes and it is taken to the logical conclusion. Forget the fact the rest of the cast is kind of the exact same.

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'Weeds' Recap: One More Episode Left Of Season Five

August 25th, 2009 10:00am EDT
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Season five of "Weeds" is almost over, and I did a funny thing the other day. I re-watched season one for fun, just to see how it has changed. It was a bad idea, honestly, because all it did was make it clear that this show has gone seriously downhill since they left Agrestic. The characters are practically caricatures of themselves now, Nancy is no longer a pot dealer but a mobster wife, and the family is messed up to the point of no return. It's kind of sad to remember what made you love a show in the first place, and then see how it's gotten so far away from there. Sigh.

Anyway, last ...
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'Weeds' Recap: Nancy Is Officially A Mobster's Wife

August 18th, 2009 12:27pm EDT
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So Nancy has officially become a mobster's wife on "Weeds" now, and she seems quite excited that her husband plans on going straight and becoming Governor the right way. It actually appears to be working for Esteban too, and not only are the people supporting him, but he seems blissfully happy with Nancy and his new family. He doesn't seem to know that she put out a hit on Pilar, and that she had Cesar transfer Guillermo to a Mexican prison. No one is certain if this will mean that Guillermo actually does what she asks, or if he goes after Nancy herself. She's foolish if she thinks their pr...
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'Weeds' Recap: Insane Scenarios Keep Piling Up

August 11th, 2009 11:22am EDT
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It is hard to believe that only a few episodes are left in this season of "Weeds," but a lot actually has happened. There's a new Botwin brother, and everyone feels very sorry for him to be born into this insane, dysfunctional family. Nancy didn't turn up dead although she probably should have, and then managed to make Esteban love her all over again. Now she's gone and gotten her son Shane shot in the arm, which usually would convince her to get out of the danger zone and away from her drug lord boyfriend, right? Right? Sigh.

The episode starts with Nancy freaking out that Shane is blee...
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'Weeds' Recap: Nancy Botwin Is The Worst Mom Ever

August 4th, 2009 12:12pm EDT
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Congratulations, Nancy Botwin, you prove yourself the worst mother in the world for another week in "Weeds." Honestly by now you would think she's as bad as she can get, but no, it keeps going. In this episode she decides to move into Andy's bedroom and share his bed, not in the happy sex way but in the 'I have a new baby and I can't sleep way.' She then encourages him to take care of the baby for her since he's a new dad and all, but everyone knows this is just until Esteban gets off his behind and does what she wants. Then Andy will lose her and his new 'son' in an instant, thus proving t...
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'Weeds' Recap: 'Where The Sidewalk Ends'

July 21st, 2009 10:34am EDT
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So you know how on "Weeds" Nancy played house with Esteban for six months and started to think he probably wasn't going to kill her? Yeah, that foolish thinking is gone now. With the help of the beautiful Spanish-speaking woman last week, named Pilar, Esteban cannot marry Nancy until he follows through on his political plans. He sets up the creepiest home-birthing room, which is intentionally Rosemary's Baby-like in intentions, and Nancy realizes how much danger she truly is in now. Which is a lot. If she has the baby at home, with no birth certificate and no witnesses, it is easy for the f...
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'Weeds' Recap: Show Pulls A 'Six Months Later' On Us

July 14th, 2009 10:13am EDT
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Oh no way did "Weeds" just pull a six months later on us! Ugh! That's such a television cliche, but fine, it's not like we wanted to wait through Nancy's entire disturbed pregnancy. So now she's only got a little bit left, and all of the characters have progressed ... somewhat. In a downward spiral kind of way, except for Nancy who always lands on her feet.

Nancy and Esteban are in a state of bliss now, apparently forgetting all about him wanting to kill her, and now he even wants to marry her. Although he doesn't ask her so much as tells her that they will be married. For some reason N...
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'Weeds' Recap: 'Van Nuys'

July 7th, 2009 9:48am EDT
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When Andy finally calls Nancy out in this episode week's episode of "Weeds," in the gentlest way, fans had to breath a sigh of relief. That woman has to take responsibility for her own mistakes rather than shouting that the world has forced her to this place. No one forced her to be a drug dealer and to get substantially more invested in the criminal world; she does it to herself. And when Andy says that to her, and she finally admits the truth, there's a moment where you believe she could actually change if she wanted to. But this is "Weeds" so you know better than that.

After the murde...
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'Weeds' Recap: 'Super Lucky Happy'

July 1st, 2009 9:46am EDT
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The results are finally in on "Weeds" and it's absolutely true: Nancy is pregnant with Esteban's bouncing baby boy. What this means is that Estebean is becoming an even creepier version of himself by sucking up to Nancy and planning a sweet little life with her and their son. Whether this is just a way to keep her calm for the baby or an actual delusion of his is unknown. Seeing him sensitive and sweet with her is too bizarre, and Nancy seems to feel the same way.

She spends yet another episode in despair and moral confusion. Agent Till shows up and gets captured by Nancy's new (awesom...
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'Weeds' Recap: 'Su-Su-Sucio'

June 23rd, 2009 10:51am EDT
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Yay "Weeds" remembered it was a comedy this week! Dark humor and irony for all! If you remember, Nancy is completely screwed due to betraying her mobster boyfriend and only his baby in her womb is keeping her alive. Last week she tried to send Shane to her sister's house, but that didn't stick since the creepy youngest child tried to blackmail her with pictures of her sleeping with Andy. Jill shows up at Nancy's house with Shane in tow, and hands him back over, then grabbing Andy's hand and running up to his room. There's a lot of tension when we're not sure if Nancy is jealous or just anno...
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'Weeds' Recap: 'Machetes Up Top'

June 16th, 2009 11:19am EDT
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Oh Nancy, you'll never get it, will you? See the problem Nancy faces is that every drug dealer and gangster she's met so far has found her strangely amusing. They let her get away with things that no one actually ever would. So she walks around thinking whatever trouble she gets herself into she'll figure out or flirt her way through, and now she's in a situation where no one is there to save her or be seduced. Sucks to be you, Nancy Botwin.

Nancy spends most of the episode running away from Esteban's goon Cesar and trying to figure out a way to come out on top again. She's completely al...
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'Weeds' Is Back With A New Season

June 9th, 2009 12:06pm EDT
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"Weeds" is back, and I'll admit I was a little skeptical about this season. Last season seemed to lose some of what made the show so special, making it more of a drama than a comedy and forgetting the tight, sharp dialogue the fans loved so much. Nancy is pregnant with her Mexican Drug Lord boyfriend's baby, which came right in time to spare her life since he found out she was snitching. Her sons are both involved in marijuana, with Silas growing it and Shane secretly selling it, and Andy came to the conclusion he might be in love with his sister-in-law. Oh, and Celia was kidnapped by her e...
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Exclusive: Allie Grant From 'Weeds' Discusses The Upcoming Fifth Season

June 5th, 2009 9:25am EDT
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The fifth season of Weeds premieres on Monday, June 8. Allie Grant, who plays Celia's [Elizabeth Perkins] lesbian daughter Isabelle, joins us to discuss what to expect from the upcoming season; what it's like working with such an amazing cast; the reaction she gets when returning home to Mississippi considering the show's subject matter and answers some reader questions.

Mike: What were your thoughts on the "Weeds" script when you first read it? Obviously your character, Isabelle, is a lot different than your characters on the Disney shows.

Allie Grant: Yeah. I remember the fir...
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