Thursday, October 28, 2010

What I’m Watching: Weeds

Weeds: Season 6, Episode 10 “Dearborn-Again” (B+)

Nancy may be returning home, but her home isn’t the home of this show, which is probably a good thing, considering a trip back to Agrestic might warrant far too much unwanted attention, in addition to having to pull some former cast members who have now moved on to other shows (such as Romany Malco, now starring on “No Ordinary Family”). The casting of Richard Dreyfuss as Nancy’s former teacher and very creepy potential ex-lover is brilliant, and I especially loved how Silas, Andy, and Doug all turned around in disgust at the same time while he was speaking and let slip some unwanted information. Andy’s trip to the mosque to try and seek out passports was funny, as was Silas and Shane’s visit to Silas’ prospective father, which ended in yet another peculiar Shane moment, where he emerged with a hair brush, determined to test his DNA. The final scene with all of the photos on the bed was a fabulous fake-out since it seemed like Andy might have finally found his passport man, and I’m excited about this new twist. I think that casting Eric Lange, also known as 1970s Dharma anger-prone island-dweller Stuart Radzinsky on "Lost," as the mystery man posing as Nancy’s classmate is smart, since he appears dweebish and somewhat nuts, but clearly possesses a deeper and much more frightening psyche as well. It’s not yet clear whether he’s an FBI agent, one of Esteban’s people (probably not), or just a bounty hunter for hire, and no matter what he turns out to be, I’m looking forward to find out, especially since we only have three episodes left this season.

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