'Weeds' Recap: Episode 8.03 "Blue and Smell Cheese and Die"

I have to say that this episode was quite a disappointment, although I’m starting to think that this entire season may just be the worst season ‘Weeds’ has ever had. For me, the plot line is happening too quickly; theres no suspense or mystery. Nancy was shot in the head at the end of last season. So far, we are three episodes in, and we know she’s alive, we know who shot her, and they arrested him. What now? Have they left us with any kind of plot in these 9 last episodes?

This awful episode began with Andy who is now the coach of Jill’s daughter’s roller durby team. The twins, Shayla and Taylor are competitive at this sport. They go into the durby as ultra agressive players, being cheered on by their dad, who has left the family. Andy is so not happy with the way that the girls are playing so he takes them out of the game and they end up losing. The twins are extremely pissed. This is the story line that I am definitely not a fan of. I want Andy to find love, but Jill isn’t the solution. I feel like they threw Andy into Jill’s family, and it’s not the right fit for him. Andy needs to be with someone where he can start his own family he needs new beginnings.

The rest of the plot line wasn’t horrible, I guess I just didn’t enjoy the execution. Now that we all know that Tim Scottson is who shot Nancy, Shane is going after him. Silas fills Nancy in, and Nancy becomes quite worried that Shane has gone after Tim. It isn’t a secret that Shane has a past with going after people who have gone after his mom. Nancy says it best when she says “Silas, your brother is going to kill someone…else.”

So Nancy and Silas go on a search for Shane and Tim. They visit the residence of Tim Scottson and meet his girlfriend. Here is where we see that not only is Tim very messed up from his father’s passing years ago, but his girl friend is just as crazy as he is. She informs them that one of Tim’s friends (who turns out to be Shane) has borrowed his hunting rifle. Later, Nancy finally finds Tim Scottson and Shane arrests him. Yes I know it’s a big plot line, and should have more explanation, but this part took up maybe five minutes at the end of the episode.

Like I said, the plot line is there, the writing is horrible. I shouldn’t have to end my recap without a detailed explanation of a crazy event. Granted ‘Weeds’ only has 20 minute episode, but they have been able to pull off these crazy events in the past.

The best part of this episode for me was the extras. Not only was former Survivor contestant Jessica (Sugar) Kiper in the episode, but Mae Whitman played Tim Scottson’s crazy girlfriend.

Stay tuned for my top 5 predictions for this season of ‘Weeds’!

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