"Weeds" Is Back: Botwins On the Run

It seems like a lifetime ago that Weeds season five ended on Showtime. The last scenes were of Shane Botwin, age 15, killing Pilar, the rich and powerful controller of Esteban (Nancy's new husband and baby- daddy, who happens to be both a Mexican politician and a drug-running mafioso) with a croquet maillot, while Nancy stares at her lifeless body lying facedown in the pool in disbelief.

But, back it is, and it looks to be another great season. [More...]

In the first episode, "Thwack," Nancy takes the family on the run to protect Shane. Alanis Morissette is back as Dr. Audra Kitson, with whom brother-in-law Andy is obsessively in love.

On the lam, the family change their names from Botwin to Newman and Nancy, Andy and Silas get jobs at a hotel. Here's Nancy as a chambermaid.

The hotel's valet is also a pot dealer, but he's on strike.

So Nancy, who had given up pot, turns to making hash in the hotel's laundry room. Esteban's boys are back as well, trying to hunt them down. Looks like they found Doug (who they try to torture with what looks to be like a modified waterboarding technique) but he has no clue.

Some more video previews: Here's older brother Silas asking Shane if he feels any different now that he's killed someone. And here's the family packing up the car and Shane telling the baby's sitter, who asks if him if he's a killer, that he doesn't like labels.

Is there anything not to like about Weeds? Only that each episode is only 30 minutes long and we have to wait a week to see the next one.

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    Man... (none / 0) (#1)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Mon Aug 16, 2010 at 05:59:29 PM EST
    ...way to spoil it for me!  I just finished up Season 4, so I just found out that Nancy is preggers with a little drug kingpin.

    she had the baby in season five (none / 0) (#2)
    by Jeralyn on Mon Aug 16, 2010 at 06:10:40 PM EST
    hardly a spoiler, but, I'm sorry anyway!

    Just giving you... (none / 0) (#4)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Mon Aug 16, 2010 at 07:55:41 PM EST
    ...a hard time.  I still don't know what happens to Celia, so don't tell me that!

    Are you going to watch... (none / 0) (#5)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Mon Aug 16, 2010 at 10:24:50 PM EST
    ...the Big C as well?  

    No, too depressing a topic (none / 0) (#6)
    by Jeralyn on Mon Aug 16, 2010 at 11:31:53 PM EST
    how was it?

    Don't have HBO... (none / 0) (#7)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Mon Aug 16, 2010 at 11:34:30 PM EST
    ...so I was going to ask you!  The clip I saw on some talk show Laura Linney (?) was on looked pretty good...

    I watched it (none / 0) (#10)
    by ruffian on Tue Aug 17, 2010 at 11:32:35 AM EST
    Laura Linney is worth watching, and it had some good moments, but overall....not nearly as good as Weeds or Nurse Jackie. I'm not crazy about the writing. The whole 'I'm not telling anyone I have cancer' schtick is going to get old real quick.

    As an ex-chambermaid (none / 0) (#3)
    by ruffian on Mon Aug 16, 2010 at 07:01:29 PM EST
    I look forward to those scenes! Some comedy gold potential there!

    I so cannot picture that. (none / 0) (#8)
    by Cream City on Tue Aug 17, 2010 at 12:13:20 AM EST
    Please tell me that you did not have to wear a little white apron with ruffles, ruffian. :-)

    Worse - first job was Howard Johnson's in the 70s (none / 0) (#9)
    by ruffian on Tue Aug 17, 2010 at 11:29:54 AM EST
    Had to wear a turquoise dress!! And nylons and white 'nurses shoes'. I looked cute though - heck I was 16 - looked cute in anything!

    So I have Weeds Season 1 (none / 0) (#11)
    by PatHat on Tue Aug 17, 2010 at 11:56:59 AM EST
    here at the beach cottage.  You are saying it's worth getting involved with this and the next 4 seasons?

    yes! (none / 0) (#12)
    by CST on Tue Aug 17, 2010 at 12:10:47 PM EST
    honestly I think the earlier seasons are the better ones.

    Yup! I concur that the first couple (none / 0) (#13)
    by ruffian on Tue Aug 17, 2010 at 12:28:43 PM EST
    of seasons are the best.