Weeds: Season Four
On Showtime’s smoking series,Weeds, now available on DVD from Lionsgate, darling drug dealer Nancy Botwin (Mary Louise Parker) leaves suburbia in a blaze for the charming beach community of Renmar, California, just north of the border.
Hiding out from the mess in Agrestic, Nancy moves her family to grandma’s house, and takes a nice, quiet job selling maternity clothing. Could the maffiosa of mary jane have reformed her ways?
No such luck. Nancy uses drug money to pay off the boys’ bitter uncle, played by the inimitable Albert Brooks, to let them stay at the house. Then, she kills grandma. (The old woman was asking for it).
Later, Nancy’s past returns to haunt her-via awful Celia (Elizabeth Perkins), her lesbian daughter Isabelle (Allie Grant), and her pothead CPA (Kevin Nealon).
The beach house is so crowded, Nancy hardly notices when Silas (Hunter Parrish), flexes his muscles and the neighbor lady takes the bait. With Conrad gone, Silas takes over as grower, and begins selling his product in submarine sandwiches.
Sick of his past as a bully’s punching bag, young Shane (Alexander Gould) starts school with a bang, and is soon sharing Silas’ subs with the other kids at school.
Across town, Nancy finds a hidden treasure as well: In the back of her maternity wear shop is a tunnel. At the end is a dashing mob kingpin who ends up being the mayor of Tijuana-and the father of Nancy’s baby.