Season 5 Episode 6

A Modest Proposal

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Jul 13, 2009 on Showtime
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Episode Summary

A discovery makes a heavily pregnant Nancy rethink her choice to marry Esteban. Silas and Doug are successfully managing their dispensary, while Celia is unhappy with her mall job.

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  • About the episode

    It got great cinematography.
  • Weak.

    Weeds got nominated for an Emmy for best comedy (something it did not deserve) and although I've thoroughly enjoyed this season for the most part, based on summer TV standards, this was just a terrible episode. Outside of the surprising twist ending (we have been getting a lot of these lately) there really was nothing happening here given the six month time jump.

    The comedy fell flat from Doug wearing a spray on tan to Andy sporting a beard, and that doesn't even constitute the dialogue spoken, which was nothing to write home about either.

    Sorry, this was just a bad episode.moreless
  • Weeds jumps ahead six months, a seemingly good move, but all we get is a mix of set-ups, bad cliffhangers and plot lines we no longer care about.

    Weeds, this season, started off terribly, then found its footing and was fairly decent. Now, again, Weeds has buried itself - as they've unsuccessfully jumped ahead six months from their previous episode.

    Most disappointing had to be Andy - yes, I understand Nancy broke his heart and all that crap, but a homeless beard? Wasting 150K on complete sh*t? No personality?! This isn't Andy, and he was just depressing to watch and wasn't interesting at all. Why is Weeds' best character getting terrible storylines this season? The fling with the Judah-lover was creepy and weird.

    Nancy and Esteban aren't interesting in the slightest. I liked him last season but its time for Esteban to go. I'm sick of him and I'm sick of her new Mexican world - she doesn't even have associations with Weed anymore?! This episode's plot was bland, mainly because you knew the proposal wouldn't last, and the fact he called off the proposal was a weak and predictable cliffhanger.

    What saved this episode? Considering Silas is the only one doing anything with weed, I'd say he and Doug's store is where most/all of the laughs came. Silas has developed into a likable, interesting character. The cop, however, could stand to go.

    Celia had a set-up episode and there was comedy here and there, so I'm optimistic about her cosmetics future. All in all though, Weeds has to pick it up! So far, this simply isn't Weeds quality!moreless
  • Six months up the time line, nothing special storywise

    I thought the previous episode was pretty decent. The six month jump in this one didn't produce any indication of the season getting better with more episode. Nancy's dreams of basking in the luxuries of being Mrs. Reyes are cut short because of another woman in Esteban's life. My Spanish is limited to a few commonly used sentences, and to be really honest, I didn't get a thing of what she said.

    Shane and Ignacio begin to bond really well, but again even that is cut short when Ignacio beats the hell out of some golfer. Doug and Silas face some problems with Deputy Jones and this leads to a face off between Doug and him. Celia remains the annoying face of the show, her scenes are still a pain to all 5 senses.moreless
  • finnally this season gets to the point.

    this episode finnally makes this season get into really big storylines. the episode goes six months into the future where the family has bassiccally split up. nancy and shane moved in with esteban where nancy is now very pregnant which means that the issue of her getting an abortion is off the table. silas, doug, andy, and celia are still all living at the house where andy has grown a creepy rapist beard that i found pretty funny. esteban proposes to nancy, and nancy accepts his proposal. shane is hanging around enouncio alot until shane witnesses him beat the crap out of a golfer with his own golf club. celia is sadly still alive continuing to get more pathetic basiccally just takes a ride with a rich woman for her whole boring story. the most interesting story is when doug knocks out the cop whos taking business away from their pot shop. the episode ends with some mystery woman (porbably estebans wife) saying something in spanish to esteban, then esteban suddenly calls off the wedding. in conclusion i have a message to the writers of weeds. please kill off celia, nobody cares for her anymore and shes making your show more and more pathetic.moreless
Larry Joe Campbell

Larry Joe Campbell

Deputy C.P. Jones

Guest Star

Jamie Denbo

Jamie Denbo


Guest Star

Jonathan Blitt

Jonathan Blitt


Guest Star

Demian Bichir

Demian Bichir

Esteban Reyes

Recurring Role

Guillermo Díaz

Guillermo Díaz

Guillermo Garcia-Gomez

Recurring Role

Hemky Madera

Hemky Madera


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Nancy: Yeah, hi, Andy. It's me, Nancy. I thought maybe you'd... pick up this time, but you're probably really busy. I gotta say, I think it kind of sucks that you've been avoiding me because I miss you, despite what you might think, and I hoped that maybe by now you'd understand that... I'm doing the best I can to deal with everything. Maybe that's asking too much. Oh, yeah, guess what? Esteban asked me to marry him. I know, right? No more Nancy Botwin, Mrs. Esteban Reyes, Mrs Somebody... else. Isn't that weird? This is the part where I thought you'd laugh and a make a joke about Outlaws and In-Laws and a fajita bar at the wedding. Anyway, call me. Come and see me. (Starts crying) I hope you're good. And please don't have scraggly moonshiner beard, unless you plan on starting a cult in which case... go, beard! (Stops for a second and continues walking) Bye.

    • Deputy C.P. Jones: You are making a big mistake Wilson, big.
      Doug: You know what else is big? My Johnson, and you could suck it!

    • Celia: (refusing to wear sneakers to work) Is it comfortable for me to work at Super Sneakers? Well, it's not. But I will suffer for my beliefs. You wanna know who else did that? Jesus.
      Doug: I thought Jesus wore Birkenstocks.

  • NOTES (5)


    • Andy: ...When he dies and you're once, twice, three times a widow, don't expect Uncle Andy to stop by and make pizza eggs.

      The line "once, twice, three times a lady" was popularized by The Commodores as part of the lyrics of their 1978 single "Three Times a Lady".

    • Andy: I have no formal training per se, but uh, I was Ren Mar JCC Light Saber Battle Champ 79-82. (picks up an epee and stretches) That brings up some memories. (waves epee around and makes light saber noises)

      The light saber was a weapon of choice by Jedis in the Star Wars film franchise. It was popular for making a distinct buzz-like sound whenever it is waved around.

    • Nancy: Right, spinach gives you instant muscles and an anchor tattoo.

      Nancy was referring to the fictional cartoon Popeye the Sailorman from the long-running animated TV series Popeye. Popeye has an anchor tattoo on his forearm and grows instant muscles after gobbling up cans of spinach.