Episode TItle: “Allosarus Crush Castle”
Writer: Brendan Kelly
Director: Julie Anne Robinson
Out of the pot business and in need of money, Nancy (Mary-Louise Parker) wants to go legit. A gig in pharmaceutical sales might not be the best entry point into becoming a productive member of society, but then, you've got to do what you know.
Nancy's an old pro when it comes to working the bleacher scene at her kids' soccer games. This time, instead of selling pot, Nancy sells herself, getting a job interview in exchange for letting soccer dad, Terry's "quirky" son, Kyle sleep over.
Meanwhile, Jill (Jennifer Jason Leigh) tells Andy (Justin Kirk) she's pregnant, though there's a chance Doug may be the father. Silas (Hunter Parrish) makes an attempt to get his pot plants back by breaking into R.J.'s house but winds up filling in for a stripper at a middle-aged woman's birthday party instead.
By episode's end, Nancy and Silas are taking a tour of the pharmaceutical lab where Terry works and, surprise, surprise, the company manufactures synthetic pot. Nancy claims to be done hawking the green stuff and though Silas is great at growing pot, he's lousy at selling it as Nancy points out. Thus, we're left wondering what this new business opportunity means for the pair. Will they turn the company's one dud drug into a top seller?
Also up in the air is Jill and Andy's future. After his epiphany about fatherhood, Jill plainly tells Andy to get a job. Not what was he was expecting to hear, but it's apropos of this final season of 'Weeds,' which feels like it's meandering through territory the show covered years ago.
Way back when, we knew why Nancy sold pot, why Andy was a screw-up and what they both wanted. You'd think that in the final season, the end game would be clear. But somehow it feels as convoluted as ever.
Maybe that's because “Weeds” has become more about humor than story – a brand of humor that doesn't work for everyone. Granted, the scene where Shane (Alexander Gould) films Stevie and Terry's problem child, Kyle playing Occupy protestor and mace-happy cop was funny. But the sleepover subplot did little to move the story forward. Neither did Shane's scene with his police academy instructor played by "Dauber" from 'Coach.' Will Shane use his relationship with the instructor to help Nancy and Silas or was the purpose of the scene just to make a joke about police corruption?
The point being that “Weeds” spends a lot of time wallowing in its own comedy. And that's great if the show makes you laugh. But if not, there isn't much story to hold onto at the moment. Or at least it's unclear where that story is going.