Episode Title: "Five Miles From Yetzer Hara"
Writer: David Holstein
Director: Phil Abraham
Previously on "Weeds":
After seeking spiritual guidance from her rabbi neighbor, it seems Nancy (Mary-Louise Parker) has struck a bargain with God. It might not be cool to get in the black market Adderall business with a doctor's office receptionist, but it is ok to sell the pills to frat boys, if it means spending more time with her kids and some sisterly bonding with Jill (Jennifer Jason Leigh). It's also OK to hook up with said rabbi.
At this late stage in the game, I'm not sure we'll ever truly understand how Nancy's mind works and that's ok, as long we still enjoy watching those wheels turn.
"Weeds" often goes to extremes for the sake of a laugh but this week it was the simpler moments that brought the comedy. Like Jill telling Nancy she's been filling the holes in her life with "coupons, dick and babies." And then there was a heartbroken Andy (Justin Kirk), laying a guilt trip on Jill about getting a prosethic toe so their non-born child wouldn't think he's a freak. That's right she not pregnant after all, just menopausal.
Despite a sexually-charged discussion about adoption, Andy and Jill ultimately broke up. But the new and improved Nancy did her sisterly duty, enlisting Jill's help to wreck her company car, get a new stash of Adderall and hawk the pills at a frat party while dancing with college boys.
Meanwhile, Silas' (Hunter Parrish) competitive side came to the forefront again at work where he engaged in a cheese-doodle eating contest involving raccoons. I'm not sure where this storyline is going, if anywhere at all. As for Shane (Alexander Gould), he learned about the financial perks of working at the city impound. Both Silas and Shane's scenes in this episode felt more like vignettes than forward motion in their respective stories. Yup, those Botwin boys sure do get into some whacky situations. Shrug,
As for Doug (Kevin Nealon), it's the same old same old as he finds himself at the wrong end (pun intended) of another hair-brained scheme when he's forced to perform oral sex on a male city employee to keep his bogus homeless shelter scam going. It's classic Doug but again, we've seen this schtick many times before.
On the plus side, this episode featured the kind of humor that better episodes of 'Weeds' are made of. And at least Nancy seems to be finding her way, though where the rest of the Botwins are headed remains to be seen.