Weeds: Season 5 (2009)


Season 5

Critics Consensus

Weeds remains engaging with bursts of heart and wit, but loses narrative momentum as Nancy Botwin's motivations become increasingly obtuse.



Critic Ratings: 13


Audience Score

User Ratings: 83
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Air date: Jun 8, 2009
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The offbeat dramedy's fifth season kicks off with Nancy (Mary-Louise Parker) pondering her fate and her relationship with Mexican crime boss Esteban (Demian Bichir). Seasonal dramas and developments include Andy, Doug and Silas contemplating a partnership in the cannabis biz; Nancy's older sister Jill (Jennifer Jason Leigh) arriving in town; and Silas and Doug trying to launch a medical-marijuana dispensary, though their plans are in danger of getting snuffed out by meddling Deputy C.P. Jones (Larry Joe Campbell). Later, Nancy discusses the possibility of an abortion with her obstetrician (Alanis Morissette); parenthood struggles lead Nancy and Andy to bond; and Celia is the target of a revenge plot.

Critic Reviews for Weeds Season 5

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4)

There's a sense of drift here that may be hard to reverse.

Jun 8, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This season feels unfocused for a variety of reasons, and it is the last featuring Elizabeth Perkins as Celia Hodes, one of the original cast/characters who had, by that point, been increasingly irrelevant.

Nov 19, 2018 | Full Review…

I've never gotten wrapped up in the fascination with stoner movies and shows, but Weeds is a lot more than that.

Nov 19, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

What began as a clever but pat satire about a pot-dealing suburban mom is now closer to a Pedro Almodóvar movie: a delirious, always-surprising soap opera about a woman on the verge of a breakdown, jail time, assassination and motherhood.

Nov 19, 2018 | Full Review…

The further Nancy Botwin sinks and propels herself into a dead-end life of isolated danger and highly organized crime, the more aware I become that I really dislike her; the more I need to see her fail to justify watching.

Jun 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Ultimately, I respect the show for its boldness, and have enjoyed following the characters I've come to love down the rabbit hole.

Jun 15, 2018 | Full Review…

What the hell happened to "Weeds"? It is an absolute shit show. It's terrible now. It jumped the helicopter hovering over the shark two seasons ago, and now it's in a free fall.

Jun 15, 2018 | Full Review…

If there's one thing that keeps me coming back to Weeds, though, it's the performances.

Sep 13, 2013 | Rating: B | Full Review…

By the third episode, though, Weeds seems to be finding its footing.

Sep 13, 2013 | Full Review…

It's the funniest thing you'll see all summer - particularly if you're drug-free.

Sep 13, 2013 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Weeds: Season 5

  • Mar 05, 2018
    Worst mom ever. She just watches how she screws up her kids. Getting ores by the season.
  • Apr 05, 2017
    This show is straight garbage. The plot is poor and unrealistic. There is also a lack of contrast among characters.
  • Jan 19, 2014
    The writing is still top-notch, but the characters are growing a little bit stale, and the actors are getting bored.
  • Jan 02, 2014
    Better than 4 but not much better than 3. It's still tumbling down the hill and I'm waiting for it to get back on track. And too bad this is the last season to have Celia, she was such a funny character.

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