Regardless of Nancy being in a half-way house, she still manages to hit the streets of New York to do what she does best: deal drugs.
“Game-Played” begins with Nancy and her half-way house mates at their drug meeting. After last week’s episode when she was suspected of being high, she was lucky to get off with taking drug classes instead of going back to prison.
This episode focused on the Botwins settling into a new city.
Doug got a job as an accountant for a Wall St. firm, thanks to an old friend. Silas gets a new modeling job back in the States, and Shane goes on interviews, college and business, soon realizing that his Icelandic passport can come in handy. Instead of hunting for jobs, Andy goes searching for an apartment, settling on a run-down, yet fixable place for his crew.
Elements from the previous seasons of Weeds have returned. For one, Nancy is planning on selling drugs again, just like she did in Agrestic. She is re-caffienated, either with an iced coffee or a stolen Diet Coke in her hands. Most importantly, the Andy/Nancy sexual tension has come back, which isn’t surprising since she has been in prison for three years.
With this reignited tension comes new obstacles; love interests surface for both Nancy and Andy. Nancy is not just dealing drugs with her new Russian counterpart and when Andy comes to Silas’ rescue when his modeling gig went awry, there is a woman who seems very grateful for his heroism. Even though they may not notice this tension quiet yet, I hope that it will be discussed later this season.
Another kind of tension arose between Silas and Nancy in this episode. Silas has not yet forgiven his mother for not telling him that Judah is not his biological father. He even goes by his real father Lar’s last name. This tension slowly dissipates when Nancy agrees to incorporate Silas into her new drug dealing job.
What was most disheartening, Jill Price-Gray, Nancy’s sister, wants custody of her son, Stevie. This is an opportunity for Nancy to finally grow up as she will do whatever it takes to get her youngest son back in her arms.
All in all, this episode was an improvement from the last two that have aired this season. There are plots forming and Weeds’ essence is coming back. If this will indeed be Weeds‘ last season, I hope they will continue down this path of getting to the show’s core instead of using the shock factor, which was used in the previous season.
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