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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as Dr. Audra Kitson
as Nancy Botwin
as Silas Botwin
as Shane Botwin
as Doug Wilson
as Andy Botwin
as Celia Hodes
as Dean Hodes
as Isabelle Hodes
as Esteban Reyes
as Heylia James
as Capt. Roy Till
as The Wizard
There's a sense of drift here that may be hard to reverse.
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.
I've never gotten wrapped up in the fascination with stoner movies and shows, but Weeds is a lot more than that.
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.
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.
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