This week’s episode of Weeds continued the heartbreaking plotline of mother vs. son and ended with a misunderstanding of Shakespearean proportions. Luckily, there was a lot of comic relief as well, with Doug Wilson continuing to justify his existence via one of the most awkward seductions in television history. Let’s take a look.
We open with a split screen of Nancy and Silas vying to steal various clients away from each other. It seems like a good, clean fight…for now. Nancy has teamed up with Silas’ former modeling agent even though she basically admitted to Nancy that she sexually harassed her son, which is gross. In order to get some sweet VC money from Doug’s crooked hedge fund, they give a presentation on how they are going to turn their weed into an exclusive luxury item hand delivered by fashion models in town cars. They’re going to make it really hard for people to buy in, and this will trick them into paying $500 per dime bag like at the country club. (“Nothing makes a rich person want something more than telling them they cant have it.” So true!) Their shit eating, cat-that-swallowed-the-canary grins during this scene are priceless. Mary-Louise Parker and Kat Foster must have taken some special acting classes for that.
Meanwhile, Doug Wilson must distract the SEC lady the only way he knows how: with his schlubby sex appeal. Would he ever pull this off in real life without getting maced and sued? Who cares when it produces stills like this! Here he is realizing his harebrained scheme is actually going to work, and he now has to romance the woman whose purse he farted in just a few days prior:
Nancy and Silas both have allies that help them with all manner of screwing and screwing over. Nancy has Dmitri (who jacks Silas’ MILF supply off the newly returned Heylia and Dean, hilariously), and Silas has
Mini-Nancy Emma. But for once, Nancy senses things have gone a step too far with Dmitri’s overly exuberant jacking (and/or that Silas has become a loose cannon), and scrambles to correct it before he retaliates with something terrible. But it’s too late! Silas has already gotten stoned and decided to send Emma to tattle on Nancy to Shane’s cop friend, bearing out Dmitri’s little proverb that “you can’t go to war halfway.” I’m not sure I buy that Emma wouldn’t have narced on Nancy already in order to keep from going to jail, but maybe there was some sort of drug dealer courtesy at play. Snitches get stitches, etc.
This all comes just as Nancy is about to get Stevie back from her horrible sister Jill. Such dramatic irony! (How she’s able to use her drug money to show the judge her finances have improved is murky, but whatever.) Perhaps forgetting that Stevie is his relative as well, Silas even brings Jill to NYC for some nefarious purpose, possibly gloating. Even before finding out that Nancy has nothing to do with the jacking, the look on his face as he picks his auntie up at the airport portends the monumental admission of “I fucked up!” that he makes in the preview for the next episode. What the fuck, Silas? The use of tUnEyArDs’ “Gangsta” over the end credits adds a nice touch of dread. (Pity it didn’t make it to the “bang bang bang!” part.) Whoever picks the music for this show has been killing it lately. What’s a boy to do if he’ll never be a gangsta, indeed?
Amazing Quote(s) Of The Week
“I kind of wanna touch his bicep like once, why is that?”
-Andy, on Dmitri
“That’s why I do those things. Feelings. You’re so…beautiful?”
-Doug, to the SEC lady