Weeds: Ducks and Tigers
by Jane Boursaw, posted Aug 18th 2009 3:19PM
(S05E11) "If you don't climax, the terrorists win." - Andy to Audra, after the anti-abortionists start throwing stuff through her window
This is probably my least favorite episode of Weeds so far this season. I know some of you haven't been digging this season at all, but I've been hanging in there, holding out hope that it'll end on a high note, and even loving an episode here and there. But aside from a few Andy-isms, I wasn't really feeling this ep much.
So Celia's a lesbian now? It was mildly amusing when she started asking Isabelle about being a lesbian, but so wildly inappropriate that it wasn't really that funny. I mean, Isabelle's what? Twelve maybe? And then Isabelle says, "No, don't take this away from me!" and "New mommy is still a hateful bitch." Why any of these kids haven't been hauled off by social services is beyond me.
I appreciated the scenes involving Andy and Audra and their sex stuff, and her wanting to know what he did: "I can't tell you. Trade secret," says Andy.
And also Doug and Dean attempting to be sober, and Doug realizing how big his feet are, and remembering disturbing stuff about the circus.
Nothing about the other storylines really grabbed me: Nancy trying to breastfeed after the baby is given formula ("Peasants breastfeed," says Esteban), Nancy visiting Guillermo in prison, the arrival of Esteban's daughter (did Nancy even know about her?), spider-goats, and Esteban getting hauled off for suspicion of conspiracy, racketeering, and tax evasion (like Nancy should be surprised).
My Weeds is floundering! Any thoughts on this episode?