Weeds Season 8 Episode 3 Recap – ‘See Blue and Smell Cheese and Die’
Weeds continued this week in a confused and rather messy episode, that brought Nancy in front of the cops again. Only this time it was a lot different. My review follows…
What just happened (episode summary): Shane goes after Tim, and Nancy and Silas follow; Andy has trouble with the twins; Doug is fired – and has a new business idea; Shane arrests Tim.
How it happened (the chatty TV critic): See Blue and Smell Cheese and Die was the episode that put Nancy and her sons in front of the shooter, Tim. After Nancy wakes up all comfortable and relaxed in her sister’s house, she sees a card Shane has left for her, where he says he’s after the shooter. This brings Nancy back on the street, after her son, with Silas being the driver.
When they get to Tim’s house they find his girlfriend there, and some boxes with all of Tim’s dead rabbits, each named Peter. So Tim is a wacko, so is his girlfriend, and maybe this makes Nancy pretty soft with him. She’s actually trying to be “the better mother” when she finally meet him – when he returns home – and she doesn’t want revenge or for him to get arrested or anything. In fact, I started wondering why did she go there in the first place, and I’d say she only went to make sure he won’t do it again.
And probably he won’t, because after Nancy almost released him, Shane came, accompanied by his NYPD friends, and arrested Tim.
Meanwhile, Andy is having trouble playing the coach for the twins’ team. It’s not easier with their father around, and the problem is only solved when the father decides, after a funny fist sight with Andy, that he needs another India session. I’m happy to see this problem out of the way, because it doesn’t feel like it’s part of the show. In this week’s episode it managed to be half-funny at times, but I liked Andy more in other roles during the eight seasons of Weeds.
Doug’s side of the story is a little better, maybe because Doug is more central to it than Andy to his subplot, but it also makes me miss other seasons, where Doug acted more…wildly. This week he got fired, and has decided to open a new business venture – fake charity. I’m wating for the moment where we’ll see good Nancy vs. bad Doug, although a bad Doug is never as bad as a good Nancy, even if the eighth season of Weeds.
What are we left with: With Tim arrested we say goodbye to season seven, and start fresh. Nancy will have to find her new path – and I’m sure Silas has an idea or two on what this path should be. Shane is doing well in the police, and I hope the arrest of Tim was only the first step in placing him and his mother on two opposite sides.