Episode Title: "God Willing and the Creek Don't Rise"
Writer: Stephen Falk
Director: Uta Briesewitz
Previously on "Weeds":
With just the two-part finale left, it's about time Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker) return to her old stomping, or rather burning, grounds. Now "Regrestic," Nancy is back in town, looking to hook up with Conrad again and go legit with MILF weed.
Of course, things aren't what they used to be. Conrad (Romany Malco) is now in the juice cleanse business, about to get married and not that interested in letting Hurricane Nancy screw up his life, yet again.
But things are different now for Nancy, as well. Looking to capitalize on the medical marijuana industry, Nancy's business plan isn't as half-baked as he thought. And before you know it, Conrad's back in the fold and even Guillermo (Guillermo Diaz) learns to make nice when he starts seeing dollar signs.
Like its characters, "Weeds" has also changed over the years. Seeing old friends like Lupita, Conrad and "the blow-job queen of Dewey Street," Megan again definitely brought the warm and fuzzies, but watching Nancy and Andy (Justin Kirk) do that dysfunctional, destructive dance they do didn't.
That's not to say these two can't end up together. In fact, it almost seems a certainty though we've yet to hear Nancy's side of things after Andy poured his broken heart out to her. We know he deserves better and after so many years of putting up with Nancy's insanity, it almost feels too late for any real romantic reconciliation. Was the whole point of their impromptu front lawn lovemaking a literal "F U" from Andy? We'll see…
Regarding Yael not remembering Andy, this may be another indication of just how carried away Andy gets when he spends too much time in his own head and not looking at what's actually going on around him. Though it seemed unlikely considering their history, her not remembering him after all that build up was actually kind of funny and sad.
As for everyone else, Silas' (Hunter Parrish) reunion with Megan was sweet and Frank's hazing of Shane (Alexander Gould) only solidified his commitment to the force and their bond. And it was good to have Guillermo back putting his little "blanca," Nancy in her place.
For a show that's spent the last couple seasons drowning in its own silliness at times, the end of this episode was pretty dark and even a bit disturbing. We're so used to goofy lovesick Andy that when his serious, damaged side emerges it's jarring. But with the show coming to an end, it's about time to settle the serious stuff. This episode definitely opened that door. Hopefully the finale closes it in satisfying fashion.