Season 6 Episode 2

Felling and Swamping

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Aug 23, 2010 on Showtime
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Episode Summary

Nancy and her family have to find a destination for their run while Esteban has to answer some questions of the authorities.

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  • 602

    Weeds sixth season premiere was not the most exciting thing in the world, but tonight's episode showed that the program could be getting on the right track. The episode was refreshing, as it was just a family trying to deal with things on the run. They talked about little things like Hooters gift cards and snacks and cash back on debit cards, not that much time was devoted to the ridiculously murderous pasts of these characters.

    Andy Botwin was at the forefront, so naturally that is a formula for success as well.

    Funny episode, and while still far from the early years of the show, for the first time in awhile I am anxiously awaiting next week's episode.moreless
  • The Death of the Botwins

    As we saw our favorite comedy family scitter off the grid after Shane's incident we saw them try to shed their old identities and pick up new ones. Most of the episode focused and getting new identities and moving forward to their next destination as they failed to get into Canada they must still remain in the states for now due to their lack of Stevie Ray's birth certificate. Weeds is getting back to its old steps as we saw two fairly pressing moments, one regarding Silas wanting out of this fiasco, and one where Nancy reasserts her status as Shane's mother and how he shouldn't be a killer at his age. And the focus of the episode was where it should be, on the Botwins, not on Esteban who was only scene for less than a minute which is how it should be. From the looks of it this might prove to be a formula that may work out for Weeds after a lackluster Season 5 leaving everything behind could be the best thing that ever happened to the Newmans.moreless
Todd Bosley

Todd Bosley

The Chinaman / Billy

Guest Star

Jeannie Elias

Jeannie Elias

Border Guard

Guest Star

John Fleck

John Fleck

Agent Lipschitz

Guest Star

Demian Bichir

Demian Bichir

Esteban Reyes

Recurring Role

Enrique Castillo

Enrique Castillo


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Andy: So, what's the destination, boss?
      Nancy: That's the third time you've asked that.
      Andy: Third time's the charm.
      Nancy: North.
      Andy: Nance?
      Nancy: Right now it's destination away from where we were.

    • Andy: (to Nancy) Are you totally freaked that the fruit of your loins is a killer fruit?

    • Andy: Oh, man. I was wondering when she was gonna blow.
      Silas: Yeah. She's pretty pissed.
      Andy: Well, he bludgeoned a woman to death with a mallet. He should be chastised.

    • Nancy: Listen. What you did was not okay. It was dangerous and foolish, and now we're all paying for it.
      Shane: Well, that's no way to say thank you.
      Nancy: What?
      Shane: I saved your ass. I saved all our asses.
      Nancy: Do you even hear yourself? You're a kid. You're supposed to be out playing baseball, not clubbing people to death. I'm the mother. I decide who gets clubbed. I do the clubbing, not you. When you're 18... uh, 21... Feel free to take a stick...
      Shane: Croquet mallet!
      Nancy: Whatever sporting good you desire! Club whoever you like, go to prison for the rest of your life. But meantime, your only job is to do kid things. Video games, broken curfews, peeps in the microwave. That was my mess to fix, not yours.
      Shane: Am I grounded?

    • Silas: What the hell is in Canada?
      Nancy: Distance between us and what happened last night.

    • Shane: We could put the baby in a cooler, sedate him with cough syrup, tape it shut, put tiny air holes in the top.
      Andy: Tiny air holes! That's the spirit! You're a murderer, but you got moxie, kid. Now, where can we get a cooler?

    • Silas: I'm gonna shave my head.
      Shane: Ohh. You'll be so hardcore. Maybe you should get a switchblade that flips out of a comb. Or maybe you should just get a comb that looks like a switchblade so you don't accidentally cut yourself.

    • Nancy: (to Stevie) I love that you sleep all the time. I know a mother's not supposed to say that, but I do.

    • Silas: Why "The Chinaman"?
      Billy: Why not?
      Silas: You're not Chinese.
      Billy: And you're not Mike, Mike.

    • Nancy: The Newmans will succeed where the Botwins failed. They will live a normal life. They will find jobs. They will... go to school. They will have hobbies. They will live a quiet under-the-radar life. The Newmans... will be a family.

    • Silas: What if I'm having second thoughts about being Mike?
      Nancy: It's too late, Michael. We're out of Hooters gift cards.

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