Weeds Review: "To Moscow, and Quickly"
Tonight's episode of Weeds felt much like a filler to me.
Everything happened rather quickly and it was like the writers were trying to tie up some loose ends before getting to the meat of all the craziness that is Weeds.
Don't get me wrong, there were plenty of funny situations that happened in "To Moscow, and Quickly." They almost all involved Doug.
Very unlike past episodes of Weeds, the writers did not take off exactly where we left last week. This time, a solid week has passed. Doug hurt his arm with a run-in with a raccoon. Unfortunately, we don't get to actually see this take place, but it was pretty funny watching him explain the situation to Shane.
First off, let me just say as comical as it was that Nancy made Doug stay in the tent, it was rather weird. Why not keep him in the RV? Then, having him just sit there with the characters smoking and not get caught? Also weird. Finally, to top it all off, he left the concert in a penguin costume, thanking a random middle aged woman for fellatio! So strange, yet oddly humorous.
I didn't understand why Silas let Shane believe that he lost the money. Was it to torture him? Probably. Otherwise, why else would he let Shane suck up the gasoline? Also, did Shane even give his mom the bucket of gas? All that work for nothing?
When Nancy took Stevie to the doctor, it felt like a huge eye-opening moment for both her and Andy.
Andy finally questioned out loud what his place was in this odd grouping. And he finally put his foot down. Well, sort of put his foot down. He let her know what his dream was: to move to Copenhagen and gave her a time frame. I loved this seen because it seemed like Andy finally grew a pair. Maybe a small pair, but a pair nonetheless.
The look on Nancy's face said it all when Stevie's doctor asked Nancy questions regarding her son. You could see a light click on in her head that she was a lousy mother and the life she was bringing up her kids in was a terrible one. Her solution? Well, one more big hit before fleeing to Copenhagen with Andy, of course.
What do you think this means? Is she going to Copenhagen because she's ran out of options or do you think she really wants to be with Andy? Also, do you think Andy believes that this means Nancy is committing to a life with him?
With Nancy and Stevie's pictures posted on the most wanted list and the FBI hot on their tail, do you think they will actually ever make it to their dream city? I doubt it. This is Weeds, after all. They're not going anywhere.
It was nice to see a quick cameo of Jennifer Jason Leigh. I also bet that this isn't the last time we see her. Overall, the episode was good, but not the greatness that I expect out of Weeds.
Until next week, here are a few of my favorite Weeds quotes from tonight:
Silas: What's next another concert? Mom?
Nancy: Copenhagen. But first, one more stop. | permalink
Doug: Thanks for the blow job. | permalink
Shane: I'm a hero! I'm a hero! I can't taste my beer anymore. | permalink
Nancy: I'm so done with this country. We need to go someplace far far away. | permalink
FBI agent: I think that was her. | permalink
Shane: How the hell are we going to sell has to a kids concert?
Silas: Actually, this will be okay. | permalink
Shane: What happened to your arm?
Doug: I dropped my keys in a porto potty. There was a raccoon in there. I punched it out. | permalink
Nancy: What's that smell?
Nancy: Ugh. Go change him.
Shane: I always change him.
Nancy: No, I sometimes do, don't I?
Shane: Do you even know what size diapers he wears? | permalink