Season 2 Episode 5

Mrs. Botwin's Neighborhood

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Sep 11, 2006 on Showtime
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Episode Summary

Isabelle is auditioning for the Huskeroo ads afterall. Once Celia sees that Isabelle has an opportunity to go national she may change her mind about Isabelle's involvement. Celia is still campaigning and is starting to wonder what Nancy does during all of her "free time" as a widowed housewife. Conrad lays out the details of the operations of their Armenian neighbors and Nancy comes up with a plan. Silas may have more to deal with than a baby on the way. Shane finally starts to fit in at school. Heylia prepares for her first date with Joseph.moreless

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  • A long overdue beat down and a corrupt DEA agent, yet I am still not pleased.

    Wow the writers love fueling my hatred for the children in this show,lol. It is just crazy. I am totally hating every teenager that isnt Isabelle on this show.

    THe best story in this episode, once again, is Nancys. What a shock there. Like I said in my previous review, I am all for her stance but a lot at stake. But I knew Nancy had something up her sleeve. WHy not ask your DEA husband? I wasnt for that whole "Vegas wedding" but its proving to have some serious benefits. He seemed a little shocked she came to him but he went throught with it anyway. I am realizing something very serious though. Nancy has a lot of her bases covered which as previous shows have proved, having your cake and eating it too never works out. I hope nothing serious happens to Nancy but I think something will. Its all going way to nicely in her world, something has got to give.

    Oh Silus, how can I hate you more? Well lets see what else the writers have in store for you in the next couple of episodes. BUt for this one, the writers gave you a beat down. Oh my mind had a field day thinking of the ways Silus got that bloody nose. I wished I had seen it, I might have given this mediocre episode a7.5. THey just teased me with the thought of him getting beat by the father. SO I am forced to suffer through his crappy sex montages but I cant see him get punched, not fair at all. I would have rathered Nancy slap him or do something. Act like a mom Nancy, you have a lot of discipline building up, unleash it on Silus. I do love her scene yelling at the father, that was great. ANd OMG that gash on his arm, looked like it hurt. Silus might be going cookoo, hopefully. I cant believe she got an abortion, not shocked though.

    ANd SHane... yeah not much going on. Obviously he was going to brag and the audience knew he would get caught. I think the writers are just wasting airtime on him. ANd what was with that story about the hamster? That was gross.

    Isabelle, darling Isabelle, the only child on this show that has life and personality and doesnt make we want to jump through the t.v. I love the modeling idea, I hope the writers follow through more on it. It could make for some interesting storylines later on.

    Celia had a bigger part this episode. THat debate scene was great. SHe just thinks her fellow neighbors are morons for going with Doug again. ALso she is one crazy bi***,lol. I love her though. SHe grabbed Nancys hair and screamed at her, hilarious scene. SHe so needs to win the vote!!!( I know I keep saying that,lol)

    THe raid scene was great. YOu knew who they were there for but the chaos of the scene was just great and it was directed very nicely. Overall a decent episode. once again Nancy and Celia save this episode from getting a five or lower. I dont know, maybe I am expecting too much from the writers. All I know is that I have lost all interest in SIlus and SHane. I really hope the writers can make me happy next episode, because if I get to an episode of point 5, I might turn this show off.moreless
  • Megan chooses not to not to keep the baby. Peter busts Nancy's growing competition. Looks like Doug is going to beat Nancy.

    So I knew that Megan wasn't going to keep the baby. I mean she has Princeton and I am sure that she figured that Silas might have done something to guarantee that she got pregnant so they would stay together. I really liked that Peter went out of his way to help Nancy. I was sceptical when they got married how that was going to work (and I still am a bit) but it was a nice gesture. If I were to live in Agrestic I would vote for Celia but I found it very funny when Doug was going on and on about how he didn't even have to try to win because everyone hated Nancy.moreless
  • Neighborly Bliss or "You're Son's a Loser": A Silas Botwin/Growhouse Gang Story

    Nancy and the Growhouse Gang face problems after the Armenian Gang threatens to make them leave the neighborhood and cut their power cables, etc. so Nancy turns to Peter for help with the rival gang. Andy must use his quick talking skills to talk Shane out of spilling the secret of their exploits at the massage parlor whilst trying to impress his friends. Silas and Megan are at odds as her parents isolate her from him and it resorts to violence. Sanjay and Andy decide to dump much of the grow house crops after a startling event in the gated community. With a little help Nancy gets her own neighborhood.moreless
  • Isabelle becomes a Huskeroo, celia gets campaigning and ropes some support from Nancy. Conrad does some investigating regarding the Armenia growers in the area, Nancy comes up with a plan on that score.moreless

    Silus and the pregnancy issue, well, that was to be expected as I didn't get the result I was expecting last week with him asking Megan to marry him, but the lad has some serious issues, alot of which are stemming from the grief angle which really wasnt explored with him during season 1. Some good acting, as let's be honest, his character is not a plain straight forward one for sure.

    Conrad is busy getting the grow house established, with a little help from some of the others who all have a little hand in its success. Conrad details the Armenian's plans, Nancy formulating a plan. Which as we had already guessed involves her DEA husband busting the other growing housing in the area.

    But the aspects we have to consider is what are the people in the house going to do, when the area is swarming with dea agents, especially if they have had a little bit of weed.

    Andy gets called in to see Shanes principle, regarding his trip to the Massage parlour, he worms his way out of it by saying that boys will be boys and that he would not have done that as he is in tutorlege for being a Rabbi.moreless
  • Nancy's husband gets rid of the competition for her.

    I was right !! In my review of the rpeviosu episode, I suggested Nancy might use her DEA contact, i.e. her husband Peter, to get rid of the Armenian competition who happen to have four houses used to grown weed in the same residential area where Nancy's house is located.

    It was a lovely idea from him, I just hope the panicky Andy hasn't demolished Nancy's crop with his response to police helicopters circling the area.

    Shane manages to impress his classmates with his massage parlor stories and when Andy called to the principal's office, his story about how he, as a rabbinical student would never do such a thing and Shane is surely making these things up, work wonders.

    I liked that Nancy defended Silas, I just wish he wasn't such a jerk...moreless
Arthur Darbinyan

Arthur Darbinyan

Armenian Drug Lord

Guest Star

Lynette Romero

Lynette Romero

Female Reporter

Guest Star

David Doty

David Doty

Principal Dodge

Guest Star

Allie Grant

Allie Grant

Isabelle Hodes

Recurring Role

Andy Milder

Andy Milder

Dean Hodes

Recurring Role

Martin Donovan

Martin Donovan

Peter Scottson

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Celia: Tell me what's going on with you. Please, Nancy
      Nancy: Celia…
      Celia: Aren't we friends?
      Nancy: I just wanna go.
      Celia: You can't even say it. You don't want to be my friend.
      Nancy: Everything is not about you, Celia.
      (Nancy starts walking away and Celia grabs Nancy by the hair and starts pulling.)
      Nancy: What the fuck are you doing?
      Celia: Be my friend!
      Nancy: Ow. Let go of my fucking hair!
      Celia: Be my friend!
      Nancy: Fucker!
      Celia: (Yelling) Be my goddamn mother fucking friend!

    • Pam: (On the phone campaigning for Celia) Hi. Could I speak to Mr. Fuckhueson?

    • Andy: Shane's going through changes. He's experimenting.
      Principal Dodge: Experimenting?
      Andy: He's masturbating.
      Principal Dodge: Oh.
      Andy: It's an awkward time for a young man. You remember that time, don't ya?
      Principal Dodge: Possibly.
      Andy: You know, you uh turn out the lights, you crawl into bed, you reach down there and you feel--
      Principal Dodge: That you're alone.
      Andy: Suddenly it's--
      Principal Dodge: Halloween! Your father's standing there dressed in a bee costume, watching you.

    • Conrad: Do none you people even fuckin get it? We just opened up a Burger King in the middle of fuckin McDonalds. Except Ronald is this track suit wearin' motherfucker named Bazar with a last name like an eye chart ready to cut yo dick off and mail it in four different directions. We're buck naked in front of George Bush with our dick in his daughter's mouth.

    • Silas: You wanted to be the cool mom.
      Nancy: No. Uh-uh. A million things I wanna be, cool mom, not on that list.
      (Megan shows Nancy the pregnancy test she just took)

    • Celia: (Reading the Huskaroos audition application) "I'm comfortable in my skin. I want my clothes to reflect what's within. Good things come in big packages. The Bigger, the better, the Huskaroo sweater." Excuse me. (Gets up to pull Isabelle out of the audition.)

    • Doug: (To Conrad) Can I have a sniff of your pad? I love smelling Sharpies.
      Andy: Ohhhh. You ever smell dry erase markers?

    • Peter: I was wondering what to get my wife, so I got her a neighbourhood.

    • Nancy: How did this happen?
      Silas: You don't want to hear it.
      Nancy: Oh but I really do!
      Silas: If I had to bet on it I'd say it was 3 weeks ago, my room, doggy style, when I pulled out the condom was gone. Megan has really strong muscles. Must have sucked the thing right off...
      Nancy: ...Ah ah ah stop stop stop!
      Silas: You asked.

    • (Doug is talking to Dean about the election)
      Doug: Nobody likes your wife, you don't even like her. I could stand up on that podium tomorrow night and take a shit on one of those make a wish cancer kids and people still vote for me. Cause they hate your wife....and I'm likable.
      Dean: Now you almost make me feel bad for Celia.
      Doug: Tell her that, maybe she'll fuck you, see I'm on your side buddy vote for me.

  • NOTES (4)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Germany: July 11, 2007 on ProSieben

    • David Helfand was nominated for the 2007 Emmy Award for "Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series" for this episode.

    • Music Featured In This Episode:
      "Little Boxes" by Maestro Charles Barnett
      "Yodeling The Mozart" by Mary Schneider
      "Pirates" by Gabby La La
      "Love Thy Neighbor" by Roaring Lion
      "Kicking The Heart Out" by Rogue Wave

    • Real life Los Angeles reporter Lynette Romero played the part of the Channel 8 news lady who interviewed Peter. Lynette has played a reporter on several Los Angeles based TV series.