Nancy tries to ply the nurses at the doctor's office with… (Showtime )
For the possibly the first time in the history of Weeds, someone points out that Nancy dresses like a call girl. A pricey call girl, admittedly, but it still eludes me why none of her children have drawn attention to this in the past.
Despite her $100-an-hour hooker outfit, Nancy is getting sent out on her first day to make sales calls without her mandatory three-week training.
Silas' chill California attitude rubs up against the lab growers for Maritor, in particular one obsessive-compulsive nerd who insists on talking on the same wavelength as the plants.
Andy turns to the neighborhood rabbi for a job because of his deeply religious past (flashback to joining rabbinical school to get out of the army, and becoming a false prophet in a trailer park).
Instead, the rabbi asks Andy if he plans to get married to Jill and inadvertently confronts Andy's lingering feelings for Nancy.
Andy is set up with a teaching gig at the synagogue and begins to operate the classroom under the belief that he and the children are under a terrorist attack.
Nancy naively brings the nurses in Dr. Cornnish's office muffins in hopes of playing nice to get sales. But she ends up climbing through the window into the nurses' station to viciously snatch her muffins back. Do you know the muffin man? Because I know a mean muffin lady who you better not mess with.
Andy's paranoia and subsequent classroom lock-down is not a slow dissention into madness, but a ploy to get the boys interested in the torah. This, plus the promise of Andy's Krav Maga impresses the students. Andy once again has proved why he is amazing and should flee from the clutches of Nancy and Jill.
Doug's auction antics teach him that his bank account is frozen, and that his body is too freakishly shaped to fit into an astronaut suit.
Despite trying to bribe the bank accountant with his Rolex, Doug still has to "manifest the s---" out of a legitimate charity facility to get any more money. Not only do I smell trouble, but I also smell a used sweaty astronaut suit.
Nancy trolls around the parking lot to find the doctor in charge of her fate at her new job. She cleans his car and brings him chicken, and in return the doctor schools her in how to sell drugs (as if Nancy Botwin would ever need a lesson in selling drugs).
She clearly does not take his warning about the soulless pharmaceutical company because she is too busy fulfilling her wardrobe destiny and uses her sexuality to make sales.
Silas causes problems with his OCD fellow grower because the lab nerd's girlfriend hits on him in a bar. Shane is once again taken under the his old, washed up, drunk police officer mentor's wing after getting shunned by his girlfriend's mother at police academy graduation.
By the end of the episode, Shane walks into the compound in full police regalia and Nancy freezes the scene. Now she knows what all the rest of the family knows: Her sister is pregnant with presumably her brother-in-law's baby and her son is a police officer.
Although we never really knew what Nancy was going to do next over the years, her shark eyes give no glimmer of what she's thinking. With so much out of Nancy's control, I'm not sure we want to know what she'll do next.