‘Weeds’ Series Finale: Did Nancy & Andy End Up Together?

Mon, September 17, 2012 11:17am EST by 12 Comments
Courtesy of Showtime

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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Posted at 5:32 AM on May 1, 2014  

The ending of the show was truly beautiful it portrayed a story for anyone of us to interpret any way that we conceived it

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Posted at 2:02 PM on September 4, 2013  

Yeah I lost all respect for Nancy when she started sleeping with everything that breathes. I still was super disappointed when Andy didn’t stay though… kept hoping he would say “screw it. I’m staying” somewhere in the finale but nooooo

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Aleksandra Suraeva (@magicaerie)

Posted at 10:25 AM on August 14, 2013  

i am really upset with that end =(

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Bob Jones

Posted at 3:17 AM on July 5, 2014  


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Posted at 7:02 PM on July 1, 2013  

The best part about the series ending is that I’ll never again be subjected to the out of tune sound of grandma hippie croaking out that horrible song ” Little Boxes”. None of the covers were any better with the exception of Bomb the Music Industry’s interpretation of the song in the S8 E7 ( I think). OMG tha t song and that old lady’s voice were hideous!

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Posted at 4:57 AM on June 2, 2013  

Welp. I just spoiled things for myself. I’m on season seven, and I just HAD to be nosy and see if Nancy ended up with Andy. I hoped for it,so, sorry people. All ships I hope for crash and burn :’/

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Posted at 11:54 AM on May 20, 2013  

Andy and Nancy should’ve ended up together

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Posted at 11:33 AM on September 24, 2012  

What we have missed throughout the last 8 years is the connection of what this show is truly about. We have been bombarded with such dramatic events of Nancy involved with men, drugs, family, etc. that we forget the beginning. A family attempting to overcome one of the most traumatic events that could possibly occur to them in the untimely death of the father, who was portrayed as both a caretaker emotionally and financially within the family. I think the final episode showcased beautifully that the entire series has been every characters direct attempt at trying to figure out their own idea of what happiness is after enduring said event. “Happiness” is a reoccuring word throughout the episode, and every time it is muttered, it is noticed that Nancy seems to be the only one who has not found it. But during the final smoke scene, the camera pans in on Nancy’s face with a crooked smile. I believe that her happiness is essentially seeing every one that she loves around her being happy. She was never a heartless mother, just a bad one during the toughest of times. I believe she looks around her at the finale of the show and is mesmerized by what she has been able to accomplish since her first husband passed, and how terrified she was that she wasn’t going to be able to in the beginning. Silas perfectly captures this feeling when he speaks to Nancy about his upbringing, and about how he does wish he could have had a normal childhood, but that he was brought up fine, just in an unorthodox manner. Nancy and the audience come to the realization by the end of the episode that not every path needs to me a straight line. Sometimes you learn and feel the most when the path zig-zags.

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Posted at 7:08 PM on July 1, 2013  

I disagree; If one follows the character of Nancy through all 8 seasons, it is certain that you wouldn’t need a phD. T diagnose her as having a Narcissistic personality disorder. While it could be argued in the first two seasons, by season three, the sum of her decisions reveals that she does not seek the happiness of anyone around her, rather commands that everyone around her become dependent on HER happiness, and the role they might play in forwarding her cause. I liked the character, it was fun to watch a woman be able to get away with such behavior, but her motives should not be misunderstood; she was always out for her own gain and only achieved power through manipulation.

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Trina Ruff Smith

Posted at 6:20 AM on September 30, 2013  

Just finished all seasons of Weeds. I never watched the show when it was on the air,j ust casually started watching it on Netflix a few months ago and I was hooked! I was so sad at the series finale. I wanted Andy to keep the loyalty he had to Nancy. I hated the fact that she pushed him away so often that he finally went his own way. Silas and Megan I was actually happy about, until Megan shunned Nancy. I felt Silas should haves stepped in at some point. Shane’s ending was predictable but bizarre. He always kind of drifted in and out of the storylines. Doug’s storyline didn’t really disappoint. It was just that Doug was truly funny and he was being upstaged by the storyline plot. Hated Conrad getting married. Think they made Guillermo look soft. All in all, I think they all abandoned Nancy. I didn’t like that even though she was narcissistic lol! They needed each other sniff sniff :( SEASON 9!!!!!!

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Posted at 2:11 PM on September 19, 2012  

I didn’t realize it was supposed to be the series finale, but it does make sense. Everything tied up nice and neat with a bow on top. It was a great ending. I liked the glimpse into the future. We know Nancy will still stir up trouble and her boys will all find some sort of mischief, but it’s all good.

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Posted at 11:41 AM on September 18, 2012  

I think it ended perfectly, everyone was happy and together again which is what the show was trying to say, no more running. Just a peacefull life as the snow was trying to show.

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