Besides the truly terrible plot twist in the final few minutes involving a hole in an Afghani woman's niqab and some explosives, I would say that this was a pretty good episode of Weeds. And that's even counting some of the incredibly stupid and goofy ideas the show came up with.
Nancy is able to get a job at Doug's work as an assistant and plans to use the money in order to help win back her son from her sister. Helping her do so is her lawyer, played by Martin Short. Short already proved he can do good drama roles in "Damages," so seeing him back in a comedic role (albeit a dry type of humor) is cool. Short's character didn't get much to do here although I like how strange Short plays him. Aidan Quinn also guests as the CEO of Nancy's workplace, although I'm not sure what his point is at the moment.
As for the rest of the Botwin's, Andy is still seeing his new artist girlfriend. This is one of the stupid/goofy ideas I mentioned earlier. His girlfriend happens to have an older husband dying of cancer, so they live a poly amorous lifestyle. There were some funny reactions from Andy, particularly when he's looking for the doorknob in the room, but for the most part, it doesn't work as well. The woman and her husband are very bland, one-dimensional characters.
I was most interested this week in the relationship between Nancy, Silas and Shane. Last week surprised me with Silas standing up to his mother. This week, we get a mini power struggle between them as Silas attempts to be an equal in the business while Nancy tries to stay in charge and get her way, Both of them prove how clever they are at dealing; I enjoyed watching Silas slither his way into dozens of new clients via free sampling and also seeing Nancy get rid of competition by printing out a dealer's picture with the words "Known Drug Dealer" on it (hearing Silas yell "Freeze! DEA!" to see the dealer's reaction was pretty funny too).
Sure, it wasn't the best episode of "Weeds." But it was certainly enjoyable. Also, if anybody wants to know why I didn't mention Doug, it's because of how dumb his plot was. He takes steroids and his "thing" shrinks. Whoop-dee-doo.