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