The Punishment Lighter


Episode Info

Alejandro (Vincent Laresca) seems to have gone quickly from threatening Nancy (Mary-Louise Parker) to courting her, much to her dismay. Nancy puts Andy (Justin Kirk) in charge of opening day at the front bakery, or as he puts it, her "fakery." She heads over to Valley State to meet with Sanjay (Maulik Pancholy), who, apparently now a user as well as a dealer, professes his love for her. This is interrupted by Cash (Todd Stashwick), a hulking campus security guard. Sanjay runs off, leaving Nancy to take the heat. Cash agrees to let her go without involving the police. She just has to promise never to set foot on his campus again. Oh, and leave all her pot with him. When a distraught Nancy later tells her story to Heylia (Tonye Patano) and company, Conrad (Romany Malco) surmises that Cash is probably a dealer himself, and clarifies the situation for Nancy. "You didn't get busted," he tells her, "you just got jacked." Later, Nancy corrals the contrite Sanjay into working at the bakery, but when Alejandro shows up with a new business proposal, Sanjay runs away again. Meanwhile, Celia (Elizabeth Perkins) is going through her own power struggle with the Agrestic PTA, and Shane (Alexander Gould) and Silas (Hunter Parrish) have a falling out over a purloined lighter.


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