Weeds - Season Six
Gone are the days of suburban bliss in the ticky-tacky McMansioned maze of Agrestic; a distant memory, the blissful surfside days of RenMar. In Weeds: Season 6, available via Lionsgate on February 22, the Botwins are on the run, soon to shed their name and home, and meet their destiny, as well as a star-studded cast of extras, including Linda Hamilton, Richard Dreyfuss, and more.
At the end of season five, Nancy’s (Mary-Louise Parker) youngest son, Shane-the most adorable sociopath ever-clocked menacing Mexicunt Pilar in the melon with a croquet mallet, knocking her dead body into the swimming pool of Nancy’s baby-daddy Esteban, the head of the Mexican drug cartel. "Are you totally freaked that the fruit of your loins is a killer fruit?" asks Uncle Andy (Justin Kirk).
And isn’t it ironic: by the end of the first episode, squirrelly Uncle Andy has ditched the love of his life, Audra (Alanis Morrissette) leaving her to fend for herself against a psychotic abortion-rights stalker. He hits the road with Nancy and her crew, who soon find themselves settled in Seattle, after being rebuffed at the Canadian border. They rechristen themselves, with Nancy saying, "The Newmans will succeed where the Botwins could not....they will live a normal life...find jobs, go to school, have hobbies, live a quiet, under-the-radar life. The Newmans will be a family."
Alas, it is wishful thinking. With the police and Esteban’s goons (plus Doug) hot on their trail, and their cache of Hooters gift cards cashed in, they first score jobs at the Puget Paradise Motel. Shane (Alexander Gould) watches young Stevie Ray, aka Avi, and falls in with a playgroup of middle-age soccer moms. Dishwasher Andy works his way up to cook, bellboy Silas (Hunter Parrish) gets cash sit in his underwear and read to an old weirdo, and maid Nancy gets a sideline selling hash to hotel guests-with the concierge taking a healthy cut.
Esteban’s thugs soon catch up with them, but psycho Shane pulls a gun on them and the Newmans are on the run again, this time to Nancy’s hometown of Dearborn, Michigan, via a pit-stop at a the Montana State Fair. They hit the road in a Jesus-freak Winnebago, and get run out of the first town they stop at.
Before long they are hiding out with Mr. Schiff (Richard Dreyfuss), Nancy’s 9th grade math teacher who she boned. Schiff shows the boys pictures of Nancy’s high school boyfriend, Lars, who ends up being Silas’ biological father. Meanwhile, Nancy tells her long, sordid tale to a scruffy, intrepid reporter who has followed her from San Diego. "If I was able to find you, how long before the bad guys find you? And I’m not talking about the FBI," he asks.
Alas, he ends up dead right. Esteban catches him-and Nancy. The end of Weeds: Season 6 finds Nancy surrounded by police, confessing to Pilar’s murder, while her boys and Andy take flight to Paris. Talk about mother love...
Special features include audio cast and crew commentaries, short bloopers and gag reels, "What Do We Have Left to Say?" a 20-question fan featurette with Justin Kirk and Kevin Nealon, and "Bye Bye Botwins," with interviews from the cast. Last September, Showtime renewed Weeds for a seventh season, which creator Jenji Kohan said will be the last. Tune in to find out how the crazy escapades of Americas favorite drug dealers ends up.
Weeds: Season Six