Weeds: Season 5 (2009)

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Season 5
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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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Critic Ratings: 13

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User Ratings: 86

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Air date: Jun 8, 2009

In the fifth-season premiere, Nancy ponders her fate and her relationship with Mexican crime boss Esteban (Demian Bichir); Celia's daughter discovers there's not much interest---or money---in holding her mother hostage; Andy, Doug and Silas contemplate a partnership in the cannabis biz.

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Air date: Jun 15, 2009

Nancy pays a secret visit to Guillermo in prison; Celia puts her time in the rebel camp to good use by organizing their supplies; Shane decides to visit Nancy's estranged sister (Jennifer Jason Leigh); Silas and Doug second-guess their choice of a pot-growing plot.

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Air date: Jun 22, 2009

Nancy gets a new bodyguard after Cesar tires of watching over her; Celia's mother-hen, over-managing ways in the rebel camp begin to grate on her captors; Silas and Doug try to get approval to open a medical-marijuana dispensary, but first must get clearance from local law enforcement; Nancy's older sister Jill (Jennifer Jason Leigh) shows up in town.

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Air date: Jun 29, 2009

Rogue DEA agent Roy Till pays a surprise visit to Nancy; Celia returns from Mexico and takes residence in Nancy's garage; Andy uncovers an old bank account of his brother's and tries to come up with a way to gain access to it; Silas and Doug seek a lease for their medical-marijuana dispensary and use their new law-enforcement connection to lean on a potential landlord.

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Air date: Jul 6, 2009

Nancy discusses the possibility of an abortion with her obstetrician (Alanis Morissette); Shane employs some strong-arm help to get his pot back from a teacher (Todd Robert Anderson); Andy pretends to be Judah to wine and dine a bank teller, who he hopes will help him gain access to his late brother's account; Silas and Doug are off to see "The Wizard," a marijuana provider whom they need to supply cannabis for their dispensary.

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Air date: Jul 13, 2009

Esteban's proposal to a very pregnant Nancy comes with a surprise string attached; Celia discovers that being a working stiff at the mall isn't in her makeup; and Shane's eventful day with Ignacio proves to be most revealing. Meanwhile, Silas and Doug's medical-marijuana business gets up and running, but Deputy C.P. Jones (Larry Joe Campbell) won't stay quiet on the issue.

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Air date: Jul 20, 2009

Nancy discovers the identity of Esteban's other woman and learns that he has special plans for Nancy's delivery, but she teams with Andy and Dr. Kitson (Alanis Morissette) to take control of her situation; Celia realizes that her get-rich-quick scheme may take some time; Silas and Doug's medical-marijuana dispensary is in danger of getting snuffed out by meddling Dep. C.P. Jones (Larry Joe Campbell).

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Air date: Jul 27, 2009

The appearance of the other woman (Kate del Castillo) complicates the relationship between Esteban and Nancy. Nancy seeks Andy's help, but he is distracted by his new romance with Dr. Kitson. Meanwhile, Dean steps in to help Doug and Silas get the dispensary back up and running, but Celia has other plans.

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Air date: Aug 3, 2009

Parenthood struggles lead Nancy and Andy to bond, while Shane runs into some problems of his own; coworkers Celia and Dean develop a new marketing scheme after discovering they have a surplus of product.

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Air date: Aug 10, 2009

New enemies threaten both Silas and Shane, so Nancy steps in to offer protection, while Esteban's campaign problem could lead to more grief for the Botwins. Andy and Audra (Alanis Morissette) make a relationship commitment; Celia comes up with a new marijuana supplier, and Dean and Doug decide it's time to take her down.

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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…

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

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

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

Sep 13, 2013 | Full Review…

All this is to say that Weeds, like Lost, proves that good screenwriting and an emotional investment in well-developed, well-acted characters can make any story line work, no matter how ridiculous.

Jun 8, 2009 | Rating: 2.5/4 | 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…

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

Sep 13, 2013 | Full Review…

Its constant oscillation between vilification and victimization of its female characters leaves me frustrated, and more than a little pissed off.

Jun 8, 2009 | Rating: 5/10 | 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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