Wednesday, September 22, 2010

What I’m Watching: Weeds

Weeds: Season 6, Episode 5 “Boomerang” (B+)

It didn’t take long for things to completely fall apart for the Newmans. Andy registering the van under the name of Shane Botwin probably helped speed up their eventual discovery, though things weren’t necessarily going too well for them anyway. As if Nancy’s life hadn’t spiraled downward enough in the past, I think simultaneously having child protective services at her door, a rival maid trying to steal from her and take her out, and Shane being kidnapped by Cesar is the lowest point she’s reached yet. She raises a good point about anyone who sleeps with her ending up dead, even if Esteban is still living. I enjoyed Andy’s many puns in this episode, including “penis flytrap” and “sexless in Seattle.” Shane blackmailing all three of the mothers was also pretty funny, as was their hilarious conversation about bread and gluten. It’s proving less than distracting to have Doug being paraded around by Cesar and Ignacio considering his humorous musings about the bible being a “less interesting Lord of the Rings” while Cesar carves the initials of him and his girlfriend into a tree. Unfortunately, thee discovery and apprehension of Shane by Cesar and Ignacio turns their presence into a much more deadly serious matter, as evidenced by Nancy’s very panicked reaction at the end of the episode. It’s a shame too, considering just how much Silas has gotten attached to his new environment. In an interesting turn of events, “Weeds” will have even more crazy places to go since the show has just been renewed for a seventh season!

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