Wednesday, August 29, 2012

What I’m Watching: Weeds

Weeds: Season 8, Episode 9 “Saplings” (B+)

Just as they’ve both attained prominent new legally-approved careers, Silas and Nancy are already out looking for new jobs. The dynamic between Silas and his mother has truly improved, though it’s clear that they both have different ideas about what they want to be doing with their lives. The deal Silas shook on does sound too good to be true, but it doesn’t seem like they’re risking all that much. A happy Silas will go a long way, especially since job satisfaction hasn’t been easy for him to find. Shane’s job perks will likely get him into trouble, and may also impact Angela after her little indiscretion is discovered. Doug, as usual, has gotten himself in way over his head, and pulling out his credit card in front of a bunch of homeless people isn’t going to make things better. It was spectacular to see such a spotlight on Andy, his student, and Rabbi David as they discussed their woes over lunch. Rabbi David’s honesty about his own indiscretion with Nancy was refreshing, and it was nice to see Andy get the chance to cheer him up before he tried to do the same thing with Andy after discovering Jill had left. Wonderfully, Andy let his impulses get the better of him and decided to approach the sweet waitress played by Aubrey Dollar, a former standout player on “Women’s Murder Club.” Even better, the two apparent soulmates opted for the second craziest shotgun wedding this show has ever seen, and I’m really hoping it’s going to last since she seems lovely and he deserves happiness.

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