Wednesday, July 18, 2012

What I’m Watching: Weeds

Weeds: Season 8, Episode 3 “See Blue and Smell Cheese and Die” (B+)

Nancy didn’t get much time to rest at home before she got back to work trying to clean up her sons’ messes, with one son behind her and the other off somewhere with a gun getting ready to hunt down Tim. Mae Whitman’s odd girlfriend and his many rabbits all named Peter didn’t suggest anything positive about his mental state, though, once he did pop up, it seemed like he was rather normal, living a boring and unfulfilled life. He got enough of a hard time from his power-hungry superior at Subway, and Nancy’s main comment to him was just that he needs to fix his life. Shane, as it turns out, was cool under pressure and got a warrant for Tim’s arrest, bringing along both his old mentor and the lead cop in this particular investigation with him to take Tim in with Nancy and Shane watching. The fact that Nancy felt bad for Tim means that she’s beginning to grow a conscience, something which, like her new smiley attitude, is sure to shape her business going forward. Andy didn’t have an easy time coaching the twins’ roller derby team, especially with an angry Scott present, and it’s a shame that the eight-toed man got his shoes burned as punishment for benching one of the twins. His slap fight with Scott was rather pathetic, and it ended rather passively, after Scott let slip that he never wanted twins and then walked out, telling them to listen to Andy. As if their business practices weren’t abhorrent and irresponsible enough already, starting a charity to funnel money for the company is just the latest seedy move on Doug’s part.

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