Wednesday, August 18, 2010

"WEEDS" is back ......

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..... I know I shouldn't like this show because Nancy is such a lousy mom, but I just can't help it. I missed watching it Monday night when it premiered, so we finally got to watch it last night - WOW!!

Weeds Season 6 Episode 1: "A “Thwack”


When we last left Nancy (Mary-Louise Parker) and the gang, Nancy and Shane (Alexander Gould) were standing by the pool watching a dead Pilar (Kate del Castillo floating in the water. It seems that our mild-manner Shane has learned some new tricks from all the violence in his life. He hit Pilar in the head with a croquet mallet (think "The Shining" by Stephen King - the book, not the first movie).

If last night's premier of Season 6 is any indication, WEEDS is off to a rip-roaring start. Nancy looks dazed and confused, but Shane seems unaffected, even though he does have that crazed look in his eye.

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In Shane’s eyes, this death “Thwack” to Pilar was necessary on order to protect his family. He overheard Pilar threatening both he and Silas. Pilar told Nancy that the baby was all they needed to "complete a happy family." She threatened Silas and Shane with a car wreck or a plane crash.

So, in typical Nancy fashion, the family is fleeing from another town. They pick up Silas (Hunter Parrish) who is totally unaware of what Shane did. When they get back to Estaban's house, Nancy tells the housekeeper Lupita (Renee Victor) to get everything packed and grab the baby because they are leaving for good.

While Nancy gathers her things, Shane tries to engage Silas in a game of air hockey. When Silas asks Shane what really happened at the house, calmly Shane replies: “I killed Pilar, with a croquet mallet by the pool. She was gonna kill us so I popped the bitch, right in the melon. THWACK! SPLASH! DEAD!” I have never felt more sorry for Silas in all the series - he has always been the "bad" boy, but now he looks in shock as he finds out what his younger brother is capable of.

Lupita, Shane, Silas, Nancy and the baby have all their stuff packed into Nancy's little Prius and they are stuffed in like sardines. This is when Nancy says, "We're goin' need a bigger boat." (Who didn't see that line coming?) Nancy directs Silas - who is driving because Nancy is too drunk - to drive them to Andy's (Justin Kirk), so they can "borrow" his new minivan to make it easier to flee.

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Of course, Andy is having troubles of his own because his fiancĂ© Audra (Alanis Morissette), is still being held hostage by a deranged catholic, anti-abortion freak. Nancy, being the bad ass she is, busts in the room and demands the keys to the van. Needless to say, the kidnapper ends up tied to a chair. Nancy now has the keys to Andy’s van and tells Andy that he can come along if he wants to. Poor Andy, he could have had a good life with Audra, but he failed the test (Audra said she'd never take him back and he didn't fight for her). So, Andy goes on the little road trip with the family.

As I said earlier, WEEDS is off to a rip-roaring start ....

1 comment:

mrsb said...

I was totally yelling at Andy not to mess up - seeing the "test" coming a mile away. Of course he had to fail it, but I couldn't help but hope he'd stay and have a normal life. He's so adorable, and deserves better than Nancy - who is a horrible mother and a horrible partner/wife/girlfriend.

You have to wonder why Silas hasn't just quit the whole thing and gone on his own - he's old enough, he has a talent for raising pot. He should open up his own little legal shop again and just sell cookies and live the good life away from his mother.

Poor Shane! He was always a little weird, but it looks like he might have passed on to full blown psychopath, no thanks to the way Nancy raised him! Either that, or what he did is about to hit him like a punch in the gut. The mom in me hopes for that, though the viewer in me thinks it'll be more fun to watch if he's a psycho!