Episode Title: 'Only Judge Can Judge'
Writer: Carly Mensch
Director: Michael Trim
Now well into its last season, it seems we can break the final episodes of 'Weeds' down into two segments: the main storyline and the attempts at scatological humor involving Kevin Nealon.
As I said regarding last week's episode, toilet humor just isn't my thing. Therefore, this week's subplot involving Doug (Kevin Nealon) and the neighbor dog's poop wasn't funny to me. And the scene where the Botwin-Price-Grey family dinner is interrupted when a bag of the brown stuff lands on the table wasn't funny or shocking. Just kinda gross. That and watching Doug relieve himself in an Ambien-induced trance. Can't help feeling this show is (or once was) too smart for low-brow crap like that.
And I guess we were supposed to find it funny that the drug dealer holding Kiku (Kat Foster) captive had a Judge Judy tattoo, hence the episode's title. Sure, I guess.
At this stage in the game, I'm not that interested in meeting new characters but Silas' (Hunter Parrish) hydroponic nursery buddy, R.J. and Shane's (Alexander Gould) police academy girlfriend are here, so we best get to know them. Also the neighbor with the pool Nancy keeps night swimming in. I'd much rather spend time with these noobs than Doug and his bowel movements.
An old favorite, Demetri (Pablo Schreiber) is also back in the picture, after Nancy (Mary Louise-Parker) asks him to supply weed to Kiku. Seems he's as smitten with Nancy as ever, despite all she's put him through. And so is Andy (Justin Kirk). The more Jill (Jennifer Jason Leigh) pushes him to stop catering to her sister, the more Andy seems to question his commitment to Jill and gravitate towards Nancy.
As for Nancy, she's still trying to be an new, improved "After Botwin," but she's slipping back into her old ways. Though leaving Stevie with her batty sister is better than taking him to a drug den, Nancy's still taking advantage of Andy and his affection for her.
It leaves me wondering if any of the Botwins will be better off by the end of the series or rather just put out of the misery of the drug dealing circus they've been in since leaving Agrestic? Hopefully it's the former.