Season 1 Episode 10

The Godmother

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Oct 10, 2005 on Showtime
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Episode Summary

Isabelle experiments, Andy gets drafted, Peter may not be who Nancy thinks he is, Silas gets high, and Nancy cuts out the middleman.

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  • This show is oh so unique - I cant even believe that it was approved by the network. this epsiode was def an example of the uniqueness, with the usualy drug use, violence and also an anti-bush rant.moreless

    In this episode Nancy loses her stash - she thinks it is by a security guard, but it was actually just a sting to get to her stash... Conrad goes and beats " the tar" out of the secuirty guard - I'm thinking this is leading towards a romantic interest between these two characters, that would be interesting to see!!

    Andy is 'found' and is meant to be heading to Iraq - and then goes off on an anit-Bush rant about how he doesnt agree with the war.

    Nancy also goes on her second date with Peter - a relationship I'm not sure is actually heading anywhere - especially when he finds out about her dealing!!

    This was an ok episode, and the more that i watch this show, the more im starting to like it... so we'll see how we go with the next few episodes...moreless
  • Growth: A Conrad Shepard Tale

    As Haylia lays down the law on Conrad to not have contact with Nancy anymore after his protection stunt on the campus security guard Nancy begins to see Peter who watches once again as Shane wins a karate match through unconventional methods. Silas admits that he knows his mother's dirty little secret after being arrested for tripping on E with Megan whilst breaking into a house, Vanita gives birth to Haylia's granddaughter, and Andy receives notice that he will go to Iraq after having joined the Army Reserve much earlier so he must find a way to dodge it. As Conrad's frustration with Haylia grows as she will not take his hydroponics seriously to grow some great stuff he goes to Nancy with the opportunity. Personally Conrad is awesome and I can't wait to see where this relationship goes and she can make even more money and they can end up being together finally. Oh and the shocking revelation at the end of the episode, great writing there. Can't wait for Season 2.moreless
  • I truly love this show.

    One of the best first season cliff hangers I've seen in awhile. I loved the whole godfather reference. And the last minute cliffhanger was hillarious. Sleeping with a DEA Agent when you're a drug dealer...tee hee.

    I really hope this show is on for a second season. Just to see what happens next.

  • Isabelle experiments sexually, Andy gets a draft notice and tries all to get out of it. Peter has a career that Nancy does really need to know about. Silas gets high and Nancy decides to expand her empire and profits some more.moreless

    Isabelle decides that she is a lesbian, why she believes this is a little unknown, but it is typical of weeds to cross the boundaries and discuss through the program such topics, which was written, acted and told very well.

    Andy gets drafted into the Army for some reason, which was vague, other than the mention of alot of anti-bush politic satire but the result in him possibly going to go to Iraq was left as a bit of a series cliffhanger.

    Nancy decides to cut out the middleman, also allowing her profits to grow, by actually growing her weed herself and therefore making more money - sounds easy doesn't it!!! At the same time she also realises that Silas is high, so she lectures him about it, only to be hypocritical - lets face it she is selling it to all and sundry.

    The problem with Silas is not going to go away, but Nancy hopes that the problems with Shane will go away, but at the same time she just wants to also have some time for herself, so she goes off to see Peter, ends up staying the night, leading to an exceptional end to the series - that of her wearing his DEA shirt, this was just too funny.moreless
  • Nancy transfer to the major league

    Exciting episode that still caused mixed feelings.

    I thought the Andy storyline was OK, it will be interesting to see whether his study to become a rabbi will be continued in future episode or if he founds some other way to dodge the draft.

    I thought Silas was out of line, but I do understand where he's coming from. Lecturing your son on drug use when you're a weed dealer does seem q bit hypocritical, so I look forward to seeing how she deals with this situation.

    I felt sorry for Shane, the scene with the closing door (a la The Godfather) was very sad.

    The closing scene with the DEA shirt was hilarious and I'm sure will cause great upheavel in season 2.moreless
Kevin Sizemore

Kevin Sizemore

Officer Wick

Guest Star




Guest Star

Vincent Laresca

Vincent Laresca


Guest Star

Maulik Pancholy

Maulik Pancholy


Recurring Role

Renée Victor

Renée Victor


Recurring Role

Allie Grant

Allie Grant

Isabelle Hodes

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Andy: I'm not going to Iraq to fight in some bullshit war about oil money.
      Doug: Bullshit war? What about 9/11? Didn't Iran hide the terrorists?
      Andy: We're fighting a war in Iraq, Doug, and neither country had anything to do with blowing up the World Trade Center.
      Doug: Well, they both have sand.
      Andy: Bush invaded a sovereign nation in defiance of the UN. He's a war criminal, and now I'm supposed to be one of his disposable thugs with a fucking target on my head in the middle of the desert, waiting to be blown up by a car bomb rigged by a 12 year old who loved Friends and Metallica until one of our missiles blew up his house, I don't think so!
      Doug: Well... whatever.
      (Doug the grabs a key from the drawer and stands up)
      Doug: Look, I've got a lot of sh*t to do...
      Andy: You name me one thing you have to do that's more important than the corporate takeover of our democracy!
      Doug: (Doug holds up the key) I've got to take a shit.

    • Andy: You gotta help me man.
      Doug: I will, I will. I'm gonna put one of those yellow, ribbon stickers on my car, for you.

    • Andy: In other words, once you go Rabbi you never go bye-bye.

    • Silas: (to Nancy) You may not take 'em, but you sure do sell 'em.

    • Isabelle: I knew it wouldn't last.
      Celia: What?
      Isabelle: The new and improved you. You're feeling better aren't you? You're not going to die.
      Celia: No. I'm going to live for a long, long time. The doctors say I'm doing really really well.
      Isabelle: You know, maybe you should double check just to be sure. I mean there's still some chance you'll die right?
      Celia: Why would you say that?
      Isabelle: Cause when you think you're going to die you're a much better person.

    • Heylia: Fare is what you pay to ride the bus, see thats the only fare I know.

    • Doug: (about Iraq) They had weapons of mass destruction.
      Andy: There were no weapons of mass destruction.
      Doug: No? Whatever man.

    • Doug: (to Andy) You signed for the Reserves on your own free, drunk, horny accord. Your *****d.

    • Andy: They want to send me to Iraq, Lupita.
      Lupita: Bye.

    • Nancy:
      (To Alejandro) Distribution, meet
      (To Doug) Finance.
      (To Sanjay) Sales.
      (To Dean) Legal.
      (To Andy) Yentl.

    • Andy Botwin: How can you be so blindly pro Bush?
      Doug Wilson: I like his wife, Laura. Used to buy weed from her at S.M.U. Good shit. Good shit.

    • Isabelle: I love Peggy and she loves me
      Celia: She's a little Asian girl--they look like boys already. You might as well go for the real deal.
      Peggy: Hey! I have boobs.
      Celia: Those are not boobs.

    • Celia: You can not become a lesbian just because you don't want to lose weight. The only girl that you should be seeing is Jenny Craig.

    • Heylia: I'm sure you didn't tell him to go down to that school and beat the tar out of little mr .security guard, but you blinked them big brown eyes and there he go, and I can't have that.
      Nancy: You did that?
      Heylia:: Who you think done it? The fuck-you-up fairy?

  • NOTES (3)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Germany: June 6, 2007 on ProSieben

    • Crew not listed because of various problems with submission form:
      Assistant Producer: Lisa I. Vinnecour
      Construction Coordinator: Mark Powell
      Location Manager: Paul Boydston
      A Camera Operator: Gregory Bubb
      B Camera Operator: Dale Myrand
      Chief Lighting Technician: David Lee
      Digital Imaging Technician: Ryan Sheridan
      Costume Supervisor: Michael Chapman
      Production Accountant: Ladonna Conard
      Transportation Coordinator: Joel Renfro
      Special Effects Coordinator: Wayne Rose
      Assistant Editor: Karen Casteñeda
      Music Supervisor: Christopher Noxon
      Executive Music Producer: Ralph Sall
      Sound Supervisor: John Kincade
      Final Colorist: Ted Brady

    • Music Featured In The Episode:
      "Satan Lend Me A Dollar" by Hill of Beans


    • DEA

      At the end of the episode, written on the shirt that Nancy was wearing, "DEA", means "Drug Enforcement Administration".

    • Nancy(introducing her brother): Yentl.

      This is an allusion to the movie "Yentl", featuring Barbra Streisand who disguised herself as a man while trying to get into Rabbinical school.

    • Celia: I know you see shows like The L Word and the think "Hey, she's found love and she's happy"

      The L Word is another show aired by Showtime

    • Episode Title: The Godmother

      The episode title refers to the 1970 film The Godfather. The film was based on a novel written by Mario Puzo and transformed into a screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola. It chronicled switchover of power from one boss to another in the fictional Corleone crime family. It won 3 Academy Awards, one for best picture, and is considered by many to be one of the greatest films of all time.

    • The scene in which Nancy goes outside where her 'partners' are waiting with a gift and the maid closes the door while the Italian music plays in the background is nearly identical to the closing scene of The Godfather in which Al Pacino's character becomes the Godfather.