What's a girl to do? Nancy's got six guns pointed at her head, a safe empty of $300,000-worth of MILF weed, a son on the phone holding the weed hostage for a stake in her business (who is also about to be busted for stealing neighborhood spy cams), and another son on the road to Para- or Uruguay with a psycho flaky girl, from Alaska, who, by the way, has an Inuit bounty hunter on her trail to bust her for stealing $1.3 million in casino chips.
And to top it all off, her DEA agent husband-on-paper is lying dead in the neighbor's garage after being iced by the Armenians looking to get their territory back. Now she has to wait for some vague time in 2007 to come up with a way to get her pretty face out of all of this. Ah, life in the suburbs!
The season finale of Weeds most certainly did not disappoint. Though the season itself moved rather slowly, the finale tied up some loose ends while unraveling a lot more strings along the way. I have to say Weeds is one of the most original and best-written shows on television. It was announced that Showtime would confirm whether or not it would renew the series for a third season around the time of the finale, and, in case you missed the little recap at after the credits, they did.
Now, let's catch up on what's happening in Agrestic. Silas did not come back after running off to his room and jumping out the window, leading Nancy to chop down his door with an axe, only to find the missing "Drug Free Zone" signs and video cameras strewn all over the floor. He reappears the next day at Shane's graduation party to remind his little brother how messed up his family really is. Turns out, Silas was at the grow house pilfering all of his mom's stash as a bargaining chip, leaving her with nothing but a "Drug Free Zone" sign for her meeting with U-turn. Two words, Nancy: military school.
We also see a sloshed and dirty Celia looking over surveillance videos in her room at the same motel where she's been sleeping with Doug. She is so incensed at this information, she shows up at Nancy's house the next morning with a gun and shoots out a cabinet with Nancy and Shane in the room. Though she also tried to confront Silas at Shane's graduation party, she ends up tracking him down with a police cruiser in tow to haul Silas off to jail for vandalism. Oops, hope they miss all that dope in the trunk!
Andy sends Kat packing without him, but gives her his van so she'll at least get to wherever she's going in one piece. She makes a clandestine getaway at the graduation party as the bounty hunter shows up. He then ends up making out with Celia, who tells him she has no respect for him, but she always thought he was cute.
Shane, who is developing more moxie as the days go on, delivers an unforgettable graduation speech, letting everyone within earshot know how parents and teachers have failed miserably at raising their children. "If you think of us on a plane, there's mother f***ing snakes on this mother f***ing plane!" got a standing ovation from the students, but immediately got the plug pulled on his pint-sized soapbox. He later breaks up with his girlfriend to go with Kat on her next journey.
Nancy leaves Shane's graduation early to make her appointment at the grow house with U-turn, and Peter, the DEA agent, only to find a threatening note on her car from Peter. Conrad shows up at the grow house, but they skirt the issue of the kiss they had in the previous episode. Peter checks in, but retreats to his truck as U-turn shows up. It looks like a legit deal in the beginning, but soon U-turn and his buddy pull out their guns to let Nancy and Conrad know they're not getting any cash in exchange for the weed. Meanwhile, a pretty woman knocks on Peter's window, which causes him to roll it down and get carjacked by the Armenians Heylia talked to in the last episode. I had a feeling things were going to go this way, as Peter had been written into a corner. There was nothing more for him to do.
As guns are drawn in the grow house kitchen, the Armenians come in looking for the money Heylia promised for killing Peter, letting Nancy know what had just happened. Conrad tells them they aren’t getting any money because U-turn is trying to steal the stash. They immediately pull out their guns and everyone's at a standstill, that is, until they all want to see the goods and all they get is a sign in a safe.
So tell me, how is Nancy going to get out of this? I'll be eagerly awaiting the next season to find out. But, in the meantime, I'm interested in any theories out there.
If you missed the episode, check your listings because I'm sure Showtime will replay the finale numerous times this week.