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Weeds: Season 5 (2009)

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

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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.

Cast

Alanis Morissette
as Dr. Audra Kitson
Mary-Louise Parker
as Nancy Botwin
Hunter Parrish
as Silas Botwin
Alexander Gould
as Shane Botwin
Kevin Nealon
as Doug Wilson
Justin Kirk
as Andy Botwin
Elizabeth Perkins
as Celia Hodes
Andy Milder
as Dean Hodes
Allie Grant
as Isabelle Hodes
Demian Bichir
as Esteban Reyes
Tonye Patano
as Heylia James
Guillermo Díaz
as Guillermo
Hannah Marks
as Harmony
Jack Stehlin
as Capt. Roy Till
Hemky Madera
as Ignacio
Stephanie Erb
as Margaret
James Urbaniak
as The Wizard
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Critic Reviews for Weeds: Season 5

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4)

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

June 8, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | 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.

June 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.

June 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.

June 15, 2018 | Full Review…

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

September 13, 2013 | Full Review…

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

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

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