Want to Watch the Weeds Premiere Early? Watch Episodes First!

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Don't you want to find out where that Weeds bullet ended up? Showtime is taking the social media thing to the next level by making its fans and followers work for their free TV. The pay-cable network has released the first episode of Weeds' upcoming eighth season (which premieres July 1) on Facebook for all to see. There's just one catch: You have to watch Episodes to get access.

Facebook users who watch the Season 2 premiere of Episodes (which first hit the internet last week) on the show's Facebook page will be provided with further instructions on how to watch the Season 8 premiere of Weeds on the social media site, no subscription necessary. It's a pretty crafty promotion by Showtime, which is trying to get new viewers hooked on the comedy Episodes as Weeds begins its final run.

Of course, that is if it works at all. Facebook users are commenting that the Weeds episode doesn't unlock after Episodes, but that's probably because they're trying to cheat and fast forwarding all over the place. Give Matt LeBlanc a chance, people!

The Season 2 premiere of Episodes is also currently available elsewhere, including Showtime's official website, YouTube, and on-demand. But why would you watch it there when all it gets you is the enjoyment of watching subscriber-based television without paying and nothing else? You deserve more! You've earned it with painstaking clicks!

Watch Episodes on Facebook now, and then get your Weeds on.

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