Weeds: Clues to Shooter, On to Season 8
Straight from Jenji Kohan, creator of Weeds: Clues on the sniper in the bushes and story line for Season 8 (Looks like plans to retire the series have changed.): [More...]
By blending these families and sticking them in this house, we've opened up a lot of possibilities for a Season 8. There's just a lot of road, especially with those sisters. ...
In the end, someone's out to kill Nancy. And I think the question is, who is that in the bushes? We certainly know who it is and the audience may or may not figure it out. It's something from seasons past. You gotta do a little digging. Nancy has left a mess in her wake and the past always comes back to haunt you.
On Shane becoming a cop:
"Its sort of kind of our nod to The Departed. You have one son going one way and another son going the other way and it's gas in the tank for a new season. What to you do if you're a drug dealer and your son is a police officer?On Shane becoming a cop: "Its sort of kind of our nod to The Departed. You have one son going one way and another son going the other way and it's gas in the tank for a new season. What to you do if you're a drug dealer and your son is a police officer?
What's it mean?
1. "Something" not "someone" from seasons past: An event from the past will be the key. The person in the bushes may be the person who wants Nancy dead, or someone acting on that person's behalf. If it's a person who wants Nancy dead, it could be due to a past event, rather than personal relationship with Nancy.
2. Nancy won't be dead or comatose (for long) because the new season will focus on Nancy and her sister and on Nancy and Shane. Maybe the bang we heard was the sound of someone shooting the sniper as he was about to kill Nancy.
3. Forget the persons introduced in this season -- Shane's cop boss, Nancy's prison lover, Dimitri, his lackeys, or Silas' rival girlfriend. It's something from seasons past.
Possibility: Someone tied to Esteban and seeking revenge for him or his organization. Now that Stevie's going to be back in the show, it would be a good tie-in.
Alternate possibility: Someone whose life went downhill after Nancy came into it. Maybe it's related to her late second husband, the DEA agent, his ex-wife or son Tim. Or ousted DEA agent Fundis.
A new story line would be good for Season 8. This season wasn't the best.
Update: Is actor Ian Reed Kesler the shooter? He was cast for the finale as a "hoodlum with a military bent", with an eye towards a continued role in Season 8. Kesler's website posted on Aug. 10 he would be back for Season 8, as did his Twitter feed on Aug. 8
Start shooting #Weeds this week and then will be recurring next season. Can't wait to work on such a fun show.
Maybe he played another character tonight and I missed it? Update: I did miss it, he was the lead guy of the trio with glasses. Last week he was on wearing a mask during the robbery. So he's not the shooter.
Update: It looks to me like the shooter is Daryl Sabara, who played Tim Scottson, the son of Nancy's dead DEA agent husband Peter in Season 3. Tim never did like Nancy and Nancy got Peter's pension payments instead of his mother Valerie. Here's Daryl in 2011. I lightened the screen grab of the sniper and his ears and eyebrows are a dead ringer for Daryl (the curly bangs and nose are very similar too.) Here's a comparison I made:
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