Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Morning After Weeds

Season 5, Episode 6 A Modest Proposal


The big news from this episode is the story line jumped 6 months into the future. As hinted in last week's episode, Nancy choose Esteban over Andy and it was Andy who ended up with the "Dear John" letter.

Our story picks up with Nancy fully pregnant (and naked in the shower). She and Shane are living with Esteban in Van Nuys like one big happy family. Esteban finally pops the big question and Nancy accepts. I wanted to scream NO NO, don't do it - well, okay, I did scream that at the TV.

Shane seems to be adapting well to his new surrounds and has a new buddy in the form of Ignacio. They chatter away in Spanish and Shane looks at Ignacio with wide-eyed adoration - that is until they skip summer school and spend the day harassing golfers. Let's just say, Shane finally realized things in his life were not going so well.

Poor Andy has blown his way through Judea's $180,000, mainly on arcade games and other "stuff." He has a full face of beard - 6 months of growth - and he has put on weight. Clearly, Andy is not handling Nancy's rejection well. The scenes with him really broke my heart 'cause I really hope Andy and Nancy will eventually end up together.

After ignoring Nancy when she comes to visit him, Andy finally works up the courage to go visit her at Esteban's home. Watching Andy while he works with his "light saber" was hilarious, and he ended up being able to handle himself well in a fencing duel with Esteban.

Silas is really truly to make his "legit" business work, but Doug and Deputy Dog, he's having a tough row to hoe (sorry, too much Farm Town). Doug has Isabella give him a spray tan so he looks like George Hamilton and then he proceeds to quote Hamilton at every turn. Deputy Jones continues to meddle into the business, taking product whenever he wants and then complaining because his cut is too low. Someone must do something with him!

Celia finally has a legit job working at a shoe store in the mall, but her life is totally unhappy and unfulfilled, not to mention the fact she is still living in Nancy's garage after 6 months. Now she is having to share the garage with the "General Lee" after Andy bought the Dukes of Hazard car. While waiting at the bus stop (a humiliating prospect for Celia), she is handed an opportunity into the world of cosmetics by the "You're Pretty" lady.

Next week, we are supposed to learn the identity of the mystery lady who seems to be coming in between Esteban and Nancy. It looks like the Botwin gang may end up on the run again. We also get to see more of Alanis Morissette as Nancy's OBGYN.

Thank you G News for translating what the other woman said to Esteban:
"You loved me good, until you got your BOY with her. But Marry her? Are you crazy? All the eyes of Mexico will be on you. All my hopes, my effort, my money, my time - I put into YOU? You should have killed the f-in white bitch when you had the chance! What I'm saying is you have to choose between me and the white woman."

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