“Weeds” Season Six: Botwins On the Run

It seems like a lifetime ago that Weeds season five ended on Showtime. The last scenes were of Shane Botwin, age 16, killing Pilar, the rich and powerful controller of Esteban (Nancy’s new husband and baby- daddy, who happens to be both a Mexican politician and a drug-running mafioso) with a croquet maillot, while Nancy stares at her lifeless body lying facedown in the pool in disbelief.

But, back it is, and it looks to be another great season. In the first episode, “Thwack,” Nancy takes the family on the run to protect Shane. Alanis Morissette is back as Dr. Audra Kitson, with whom brother-in-law Andy is obsessively in love.

On the lam, the family change their names from Botwin to Newman and Nancy, Andy and Silas get jobs at a hotel. Here’s Nancy as a chambermaid.

The hotel’s valet is also a pot dealer, but he’s on strike. Continue reading

“Weeds” Season Finale Tonight

This season of “Weeds” went by so fast. Tonight is the finale:

When Nancy discovers what’s in store for Esteban… She does all that she can to protect herself and her family. Elsewhere, Andy decides it’s time for a significant change in his life. Dean, Doug, and Celia reach a truce of sorts. And Silas lends a hand to Adelita, who faces a troubling medical problem.

Update: The finale had three great parts: Adelita’s “medical problem,” Guillermo’s phone call and the ending which I doubt anyone saw coming. These might be the best script writers on television. Season-wise, Alanis Morisette was a huge bonus this season. I hope she’s back for Season Six. The only excess baggage is Doug and Celia’s ex-husband — same-old, same-old. The Celia-Raylene story line was much better. I wish we didn’t have to wait 6 months for what comes next.