Weeds Season 4
Aerial Telly has stated several times that there is no recorded instance of a sexually attractive woman over the age of 40. Mary-Louise Parker (44) has gone some way to proving him “wrong”1 because this curly haired slender portion of pie would get fucked from now ’til Brigadoon if she ever stepped through the doors of Aerial Telly’s bachelor pad. The makers of Weeds understand this and they have had Nancy Botwin in the sluttiest outfits of the show’s run, being spanked in the back of a limousine and fucked senseless by a Mexican politician cum drug trafficker. This is before we even mention her 12-year-old son masturbating over nude photos of her taken by his dead father. This last scene caused something of an outcry but, be honest, if Mary-Louise Pierker was your mother you’d be doing the same.
Nancy, taking her punishment like a man
“Nancy’s 12-year-old son is masturbating over nude photos of her taken by his dead father. This last scene caused something of an outcry but, be honest, if Mary-Louise Pierker was your mother you’d be doing the same.”
Season four finds Nancy relocating with her family to Ren Mar with Andy’s father Lenny Botwin (Albert Brooks) and his comatose, dying mother. Celia starts out in jail, doing deals with the Feds for her freedom but she ends up under the wing of the Botwin drug operation again.
Nancy is doing drug runs for Guillermo across the Mexican border which develops into a little people smuggling. Guillermo realises that Nancy’s plausible appearance and clean police record make her a perfect money-laundering front and sets her up working in a maternity clothing store for some undisclosed and insane amount of money. So all Nance has to do is do her boring job, pick up the gigantic cheque at the end of each month and keep her pretty, little and infinitely fuckable mouth shut.
“So all Nance has to do is do her boring job, pick up the gigantic cheque and keep her pretty, little and infinitely fuckable mouth shut.”
But this is Nancy Botwin, adrenaline junkie, fear groupie and cock-crazed deranger. The dame is quickly bored out of her frigging gourd and makes wit’ the dealing again, going over Guillermo’s head to the Mexican politician bossman Esteban to make the connect (in-between being spanked by him and fucking his brains out). Making the deal behind his back pisses Guillermo right the fuck off and he kind of wants to kill Nancy to death but Esteban puts a stop to this plan. You feel this betrayal may cause trouble for Nancy down the line, though. Elsewhere in Casa Botwin, Silas is fucking the hot neighbour and Shane is wanking over his hot mom. Much like any other house.
“I want this to keep going and I want Nancy to succeed. Life gave her lemons and she made lemonade. She is a role model for us all.”
Weeds is the same smart, funny and engaging show it always was. Some believe that it should have finished after the end of season three with Agrestic burning to the ground but they are actually wrong about that. I want this to keep going and I want Nancy to succeed. Life gave her lemons and she made lemonade. She is a role model for us all.
The best thing about it: A 12-year-old boy wanking over his mother. Why don’t we see this more often?
The worst thing about it: They still seem a little too eager to humiliate Nancy at times.
The verdict on Weeds Season 4: Still smoking.
Marks out of 10: 8
Fuck you. Aerial Telly is never “wrong”