Season 6 Episode 5


Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Sep 20, 2010 on Showtime

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  • An episode that, unfortunately, returns to the Season 4/5 plots but also has plenty of hilarious moments and a chaotic ending that makes up for it all.

    Weeds will never be considered a realistic show. Perhaps Season 1 had more of a genuine feeling, but everything after that shows Nancy getting into crazier and crazier situations. The writers seem to have pushed Nancy and her family so far away from what they used to be that there's no hope for returning. This alienates old viewers, but for people like me, who focus on the characters and try to ignore the fact that they're stuck in plots about Mexican governors with drug connections, changing identities and having babies with aforementioned Mexican governors. The characters have always been consistently interesting, and there was some great writing in "Boomerang."

    The cops from the end of last episode seem ready to arrest Andy and Nancy, but with some smooth talking, they're able to get out of trouble. What follows is a long conversation between the two about who holds the power in their particular relationship. Andy has a lot of great lines, pointing out that he's being controlled by the hope that one day, they will be together, and that she has the tendency to ruin all of her relationships. It was filled with some nice lines and some honest moments between the two characters and once again proves why Andy is one of my favorite characters.

    Shane's bad-ass streak has grown a little tiresome for me, but it still allows him to be funny around the gluten-free mothers who want to call Child Services on him. Silas' plot with the college was nice, if only because we were able to see him living a more normal lifestyle that hasn't been seen in this show for a long time. What happened to the days when Silas was dating a deaf girl and got her pregnant? Those felt like real problems, as opposed to him being interested in a governor's heroin addicted daughter in Mexico. The show will randomly have these softer moments, but they're few and far between now. And as for Doug, Cesar and Ignacio, they prove to continue being a form of comic relief in a show that already has a bunch of it. Cesar and Ignacio make an odd duo, especially since they're villains and we're constantly wishing to see more scenes with them, but I'm interested to see how Doug's role in their lives will play out.

    The end was the best part of the episode, with the maid from the hotel, the mothers that Shane met, Child Services and Cesar/Ignacio all converging on Nancy's hotel. It's truly a tense moment, where we have no idea what can happen. There's multiple people who want Nancy's head and it's fun to see how it plays out. The episode was fun for me because how well moments of it were written. As the halfway point approaches, it'll be interesting to see if the show will continue on the route of the first three or stick with the last two.