Let’s talk about the final episode of ‘Weeds’: Do you think the series ended on a high note, or did it all go up in smoke?
“It’s Time” couldn’t have been a more appropriate title for Weeds‘ series finale, which aired Sept. 16 on Showtime. After eight seasons of selling pot, smuggling weapons, and God knows what else, Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker) and her merry band of hemp lovers have earned themselves a long retirement. But before the characters peaced out forever, we were given a long glimpse into their distant futures — and it was quite the trip.
Here’s a quick recap of the biggest events that went down — or rather, will go down — in Nancy’s future:
>> A once-again-widowed Nancy receives an offer from Starbucks to buy her chain of weed cafés, and after a nudge from Andy (Justin Kirk), she agrees go ahead and sell — as if she knows how to do anything else.
>> Oh, did I mention Andy has a baby with another woman? If you were hoping he and Nancy would finally hook up on the finale, you were probably pretty bummed.
>> Shane (Alexander Gould) becomes a cop. And an alcoholic. I’m not sure in which order, but he definitely becomes both.
>> Silas (Hunter Parrish) reunites with and marries his deaf ex-girlfriend, Megan, and they have a baby girl.
>> Doug (Kevin Nealon) develops a massive following of disciples, all clad in purple jumpsuits. And just to make sure the finale includes every character ever, he also reaches out to his estranged son Josh.
Do you think Weeds‘ futuristic finale did justice to the long-running series, or were you hoping for more? Drop a comment with your personal review — and be brutal!
— Andy Swift
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