Archive for July, 2009
We meet back up with Nancy as she’s about to be discharged from the hospital after having her baby boy. She needs to sign the birth certificate, but after a quick visit from Pilar and Esteban, she’s unable to put down him as a father and cribbles something down. She decides to go back to Andy’s and finds Andy has taken over her old room and refuses to give it back. He also reveals that the hospital called him… she put him down as the father and he refuses to allow her to.
With his newfound confidence, Andy shaves his beard and heads to Dr. Kitson’s office and asks her out on a date, to which she accepts. Andy goes on the date with her and she basically rejects him for not doing anything with his life when he’s close to 40. A crushed Andy tells Nancy he wants to be significant and wants to be the father, but not just in name. He wants to help raise the baby 50% and he wants the baby to be raised Jewish. They have a bris for the baby and name it Stevie Ray Botwin. An angry Esteban shows up and demands that his baby be baptized and not raised by Andy, but Nancy finally stands up to him and kicks him out. The doctor also shows up and even shows a little interest in Andy, though she claims she’s just there for the baby daddy drama.
Doug and Silas go to Dean for help in getting their dispensary running again. He manages to get it back for them. Meanwhile, poor Celia is stuck in a contract, unable to sell any makeup, and also goes to Dean for help. While there she sees the boys weed all around the office and has an idea to sell weed with her makeup. She beats up Dean and makes him let her steal it from the boys.
The title refers to how Andy told Dr. Kitson she could identify his car.
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Episode 5.08 – A Distinctive Horn
(Air Date: Jul 27, 2009)
The tension between Nancy and Esteban mounts as Pilar adds to the conflict. Nancy looks to Andy for help, just as hes focused on his relationship with Audra. Dean offers to help Silas and Doug get their dispensary back on track, but Celia sees an opportunity and steps in.
Episode 5.09 – Suck ‘n’ Spit
(Air Date: Aug 3, 2009)
Nancy and Andy struggle with the realities and pressures of parenting, while Shane faces a new problem, and Celia works with Dean to devise a new marketing scheme that takes advantage of their product surplus.
Episode 5.10 (Air Date: Aug 10, 2009)
Nancy tries to protect Shane and Silas from new enemies, Dean and Doug team up to topple Celia’s new operation, and Andy makes a new life plan that involves Audra.
Episode 5.11 (Air Date: Aug 17, 2009)
Nancy and Esteban deal with a visit from his daughter, Celia explores her sexuality, Andy spends a day in bed with Audra, and Doug and Dean are joined by Isabel in their scheme to get revenge on Celia.
This wasn’t the most eventful episode of Weeds this season. But there were some great lines by Andy. First, let’s deal with the Shane situation: inspired by his Mexian bodyguard, the young pot dealer goes to get his pot back from the teacher that stole it. He’s accompanied by Isabelle and the Mexican guy, as the trio takes a gun – and major vengeance – to the teacher’s house.
Shane scares the heck out of the teacher and gets his marijuana back. (He also steals some other stuff, as payback, but Nancy later makes him bring those items back.)
Meanwhile, Celia has established a home for herself in Nancy’s garage. She’s even blackmailing her former BFF with photos of a dead Succio (found in the freezer) in order to maintain residence there. As for Doug and Silas: they work with a pot agent to get some growing supplies, while also work to paint and improve their store. The pair end up in a heated argument, though, as Doug isn’t proving to be the best business partner in the world. Shocking, we know. After one insult that crosses the line, Silas actually punches Doug… only to quickly apologize and the two to hug it out. They have an unusual, hilarious father/son dynamit going on here.
Now, on to Nancy and the main plot: To start the episode, she tells her doctor (Alanis Morisette) that she’s considering an abortion. Then, following the Shane debacle, she realizes just how low her life has fallen. How will she dig her way out of it?
Andy suggests they run away, using the $186,000 he finally received after pretending to be Judah and have doggy style sex with the weird bank lady on the beach (yes, you read all that correctly). While Nancy at first seems open to the suggestion, she then throws Doug a nasty curveball: the episode concludes with Andy reading a note from Nancy, which pretty much says she’s sorry, but she’s moving in with Esteban. We then see Nancy and Shane, carrying suitcases, entering Esteban’s home.
Nancy finally gets her wish: a non-shady, American obstetrician. Her name will be Dr. Audra Kiston and she’ll be played by a familiar face: Alanis Morisette kicks off a multiple-episode arc tonight on the Showtime hit.
In an interview with USA Today, the singer goes into detail about what attracted her to the role and what’s in store for Kiston this season… On becoming a fan of Weeds: “Weeds was my solace and respite in the back of the bus on tour. I was in the middle of detoxing at the time, and it was my replacement addiction for food.”
On Kitson’s interaction with Nancy: “Nancy is in a pickle, and Audra helps her outside of what typically would be allowed in a hospital… She’s really drawn to the drama.” Justin Kirk (Andy) also spoke on his character’s connection to Audra: “I think it’s fair to say that on the surface of things, Andy doesn’t seem like someone who has (it) together to the degree she might, being a doctor and all that. It’s a rocky road at first. It is a bit of a struggle for Andy to nail it down, as it were.”
Let’s hope that Jennifer Jason Leigh wasn’t simply another woman that Andy banged (on a washing machine, in this case). The actress was hilarious and ideally suited as Nancy’s sister during her two episode run on Weeds. Will we see her again?
Hopefuily, says series creator Jenji Kohan.
“We loved having Jennifer on the show and were dazzled by her performance and her chemistry with our cast. We have no idea when she’ll be back, but we’d love to have her return if our story and her schedule align. Fingers crossed.”
Meanwhile, another big guest star will debut next week, on the episode titled “Van Nuys.” Alanis Morisette comes aboard as Nancy’s new obstetrician.