Weeds Review: Mom Who?!?

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How far has Nancy Botwin fallen as a mother? Two of her kids now call her by her first name.

Indeed, things got real for this gorgeous dealer on Weeds throughout "Game-Played," starting with the revelation that her sister wants custody of her youngest son and concluding with being thrown out of a loft by her oldest son.

That's one non-existent reunion and one short-lived, business-based reunion for Nancy in less than 24 hours. Rough.

Silas and Andy

It would help if Nancy showed an ounce of remorse for past actions or a hint of affection toward her loved ones. Yes, we see this as an audience during a few down moments - but her relatives never do. She picks up the banter with Andy as soon as she sees him. She has him running (humorous), drug-related errands within minutes.

The guy is either so whipped, so in love or both that he tells an empty apartment he's "glad you gout of prison." But, at some point, even Andy will bail. Then again, if it hasn't happened already, it's hard to imagine when it might.

At least Andy always gets some while pining away for his former sister-in-law. Somehow, Silas gets naked and Andy still gets the girl. No wonder this guy is so calm in every situation. Good fortunate is always on his side.

I can't begin to imagine what Doug is in for at his new job, but let's hope it involves a new jacket every week. This week's outfit would make Craig Sager jealous (hopefully at least one reader is familiar with this TNT sideline reporter).

On a serious note, though, it's clear Nancy is truly realizing the consequences of her actions. She got into the drug-dealing game to save her family, and now she won't get out of it even when it's costing her that same family. Or perhaps she can't get out of it. Nancy has never really been a user, but an addiction to action can be just as dangerous as one to any narcotic.

Just think: the only child not to refer to her as "Nancy" is the one who has committed murder. Can't really blame Jill for scoffing at how Nancy has raised her kids, can you? It's just a question now or whether or not Nancy has the capacity to do anything about it.

Game-Played Review

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