Weeds

Season 6 Episode 12

Fran Tarkenton

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Nov 08, 2010 on Showtime
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Episode Summary

While Nancy talks to Vaughn, Andy, Shane and Warren try to acquire more money to pay for the passports and Doug looks for his own passport in Agrestic.

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  • 612

    6.5
    "I can't write it's complicated!"



    Weeds has been renewed for a seventh season, but I think that it is time to end the show. The show has seen a bit of a revival this year after a fairly weak fifth season, but the show has really run its course and I think that it is time to wrap it up. This was a good episode, but man, the writer was using some pretty harsh language and I really cannot see anyone acting like that, even someone who knew Nancy.



    Strong episode, good penultimate episode for the season, but hopefully the finale is even better.moreless
  • Fran Tarkenton

    9.5
    Fran Tarkenton was a really great episode of Weeds. In this episode Nancy's life really takes a turn from bad to worse. All of the characters are dealing with their own issues and some of their stories intertwined and created some interesting moments. Some of the things are predictable and other scenes will shock you. I was entertained from start to finish of this episode and thought the characters played their parts well. There were some revelations and surprises in the end of the episode and they only complicate every thing. I can't wait to see what happens in the next episode!!!!!moreless
  • Abandon All Hope: A Newman Parting of the Ways

    9.5
    This week offered genuine thrills in at times has been a sort of unfocused season. Andy tries to get the passports by staging Hooman's death and has to bring a certain part of him back to his father in law for further proof. Doug returns to Agrestic and we finally meet Dana who has remarried now and his kids refer to him as Dad. She gives him the way to get his passport but finds that he wants to be with his family now. Nancy professes her "story" to Mr. reporter and Mr. Schiff chips in with the abroad tickets and plans to tag along. Silas gets some none too surprising news. While everything is coming together, particularly Doug's story whose arc has been somewhat misguided at some times and now letting him have an objective makes him more interesting. Along with the surprise ending and someone's departure next week should be every bit of suspenseful as we all hope it'll be, and Weeds has had some pretty great season finales. But is a half an hour enough to tie together everything, and most importantly can the Botwins get away?moreless
  • Season 6 finally kicks into high gear as Nancy finishes her interview with Vaughn while Doug heads back to Agrestic and Silas gets his paternity results back.

    8.9
    For the first time this season, I'm really finding myself 100% invested with the Botwins. The show seemed to have lost its way (I sound like a broken record at this point) but I suppose the best thing to do is go along with the show and see where the characters take us. And right now, the show seems to be heading to a pretty satisfactory and chaotic place.



    Weeds has the tendency to end their seasons on a cliffhanger, so I'm really looking forward to seeing where this episode and the finale takes us. Nancy spends a lot of time avoiding the questions that Vaughn asks, but eventually, she completely gives in and tells her entire story. Meanwhile, Andy's attempts to get the passports involve faking Hooman's death and after he goes back to get the passports, he's ordered to bring the penis of Hooman back. Yes, you read that correctly, and there's really no easy way to say it. Andy and Hooman attempting to get the passports was pretty hilarious, and so was Shane's interactions with Mr. Schiff. Doug's plot was interesting, but man, he has become unrealistic. There's no way a human being is as stupid as him. At first, I believed that he was a huge pot-head who was smart, lazy and an example of wasted ambition. However, it's a wonder how he was an accountant for so long.



    Despite how unrealistic some of the moments of the show have been, I really enjoyed Silas learning that his father is Lars and not Judah. People have been mentioning for awhile that Shane and Silas look different, and the show has finally thrown us a huge and believable curve-ball, something that could create a lot of tension in the Botwin family.



    The ending made up for any mistakes the show may have made. Seeing Guillermo and Estaban step from behind the shadows, replaying some of the stuff that Nancy said in her interview with Vaughn was haunting and makes us wonder how in the world she is going to escape this predicament.moreless
Eric Lange

Eric Lange

Ellis Tate / Vaughn

Guest Star

Rick Ravanello

Rick Ravanello

Lars Guinard

Guest Star

Richard Dreyfuss

Richard Dreyfuss

Warren Schiff

Special Guest Star

Demian Bichir

Demian Bichir

Esteban Reyes

Recurring Role

Guillermo Díaz

Guillermo Díaz

Guillermo

Recurring Role

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