'Weeds' Season 6, Episode 11 Recap
by Elizabeth Chan, posted Nov 2nd 2010 11:35AM
This was the second episode in Nancy's hometown of Dearborn, and the trip down memory lane continues to show us the casualties of tasmanian devil Nancy, who being mostly oblivious, knows not what she does (or did).
The stories were mostly divide-and-conquer. With Copenhagen in their sights, the Botwins (and honorary Botwin Doug) dispersed to take care of various business.
Nancy was off to visit Hooman, Dearborn's nightlife ambassador, douchebag and her biggest (if only) customer. With Andy striking out at the mosques, Nancy asked Hooman about obtaining passports. Hooman had the hookups, but his contact wouldn't deal with a woman. (In typical 'Weeds' fashion, explained away in a joke: "You guys scare the **** out of us.")
Nancy also had Ellis Tate -- supposed ex-classmate -- on her mind. She needed to confirm Mr. Schiff's bombshell that Ellis Tate was a fat girl, good at geometry and lunch and not a nebbish white guy with glasses, so she headed to her high school library in search of yearbooks. She was met there by Patricia, aka Popsicle Patch, who reminded her that Nancy once proclaimed to the high school hordes that Patricia's nether regions would freeze those who dared enter (thus bestowing the nickname). Luckily for Patricia, she was no longer a prude, having had sex with 14 guys her junior year and bearing a herpes badge of honor for the nearly three decades since. Nancy, still oblivious, just wanted to see old yearbooks, and yes: Ellis Tate was a fat girl, good at geometry or not, doubtfully nebbish and male.
Ever the curious cat, Nancy called Not-Ellis Tate to arrange a fake meet, while cleverly asking "where are you staying?" as a way to find a halfway point as the meeting place. Under the guise of forgetful prostitute, Nancy was allowed into Not-Ellis' room to retrieve her forgotten bag of dildos but found mountains of research on her entire family instead. Enter Not-Ellis, who was maced quickly. He explained that he was really San Diego investigative journalist Vaughan Coleman (Not-Ellis, and Not-A-Black-Guy, despite the name). He wanted to tell Nancy's story and -- ultimatum time -- will tell it with or without her. Backed into a corner, Nancy agreed to be interviewed. Maybe exposing Esteban will take some of the heat off the Botwins?
Meanwhile, Andy met Daoud, Hooman's contact to plead for passports. Sensing Andy's desperation, Daoud tasked him with the murder of his daughter's douchebag fiance -- who was none other than Hooman, whom Daoud despises for various reasons, mostly because Hooman's a Shia and Daoud a proud Jordanian Sunni.
Passports still out of grasp, Andy ran into Silas on the way to homebase. Silas had been visiting Lars again, and over beers and old high school war stories, dropped the "I think I'm your son" bomb. Andy assured Silas that he's a Botwin: "Wonky math does not a baby make."
With that parting wisdom, Andy visited Hooman at his nightclub to explain the plot to to break up the wedding/kill him. With an ill-placed "L'chaim," Andy had Hooman agreeing to the Botwins' help.
At homebase, aka Mr. Schiff's house, Shane had his hands full with 'Teach.' Doug had gone to finish some pre-Copenhagen business and retrieve his passport, leaving Shane babysitting (again). Mr. Schiff is dreaming of renovating the house to accommodate Nancy long-term. After sampling the Botwins' new "cocktail," he becomes inconsolable when Shane tells him of their impending escape. Shane smirks while Teach tweaks and proclaims "If she leaves me, I'll kill myself."
How can Nancy's whirlwind cause any more damage? Find out next week ...
'Weeds' airs Mondays at 10PM ET on Showtime