Sep 14 2012

The Ten Most Satisfying Moments From Showtime’s Weeds

Published by at 1:00 pm under Lists,Television

Weeds is coming to an end. After eight seasons of Black thugs, Mexican drug lords, crazy sex-scenes and even crazier (and might I add, nail-biting) cliffhangers, The Botwins will cease to exist on Showtime (but not Netflix!).

Personally, I love the show. Before more than now, but still. I mean, Weeds gave us a fair amount of funny, emotional and WTF moments. Andy’s rants were hilarious every time. Nancy’s promiscuous behavior was shocking most of the time. And those insane cliffhangers were a staple of the show. But today I’m looking back at the ten most satisfying moments. Here they are.

Isabelle Gets Her Revenge

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2U1LVdVpyKo

Living with Celia Hodes was a nightmare, but Isabelle learned to dance with the devil. Once upon a time, Celia maliciously switched Isabelle’s chocolate bars with laxatives, causing her to be called ‘shit girl’ by the kids at her school. But Isabelle got her sweet revenge by switching her mother’s laxatives with Antidiarrheals, causing her to bloat, bloat, bloat!

Andy Achieves Something

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jh5b5hQt9sk

Andy Botwin is one funny character. His rants are beyond compare. But he’s also a guy who doesn’t accomplish much. So it was hard to find a satisfying moment that included him. But I found one! During the sixth season, Andy finds himself working as a poor dishwasher in a hotel kitchen. He tries to prove to the reluctant chef that he’s Ratatouille by giving him a taste of his delicious duck. The chef immediately hires Andy as his sue chef.

Shane’s Graduation Speech

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBOiherJ2qE

Shane went through a lot of humiliation in middle school. That’s why it’s such a feel-good moment when he gets to give the speech at graduation.

Doug’s Victory Dance

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hwsb6NGBp0w

Kevin Nealon was one of Weed’s greatest assets. Andy was funny, but Nealon’s Doug Wilson was the comedy. This awesome victory dance is just one of his many hilarious moments, which also happened to be quite satisfying.

Shane Intimidates The Popular Kid

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o01Xgx7epdI

Sick of being the geek at school, Shane decides to go right after the popular kid. Instead of befriending the jock, he hits him across the face with a dish tray. It’s an unfortunate moment for the kid, of course, but a glorious victory for Shane. No one messes with him after that.

Nancy Unleashes Her Wrath On Celia

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDYxDXwf1Dk

This is nothing compared to what Celia really deserves, but it’s a good moment. Seeing Nancy hit Celia across the face with a gun, and knock her tooth out, was very gratifying. That woman put Nancy through hell for so long.

Nancy Burns Her House Down

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Naf4xk25mkg

The final scene of season three was probably one of the most emotional scenes of the entire series. It’s devastating to see Nancy burn her own house down in order to move on, but watching it now, you realize that needed to happen.

Shane Kills Pilar With A Mallet

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnlnSEsbcbE

This will probably go down as the best scene ever to happen on Weeds. The Botwins suffered a lot after Shane killed Pilar Suazo with a mallet. But the moment he hit her on the head with that thing was so much bigger than itself. It just couldn’t have come at a better time. It was perfect.

Celia Destroys Dumbname’s Office

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTRAS1ILUxg

This is my favorite scene. I love the way Celia walks into Sullivan’s office and just destroys everything with her bat. And he just sits there, taking it, like a little boy who knows what he did was wrong. And the best part is that Celia doesn’t even break a sweat.

Nancy Gets Caught

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFE30BU_rXo

When Nancy gets caught at the end of the sixth season, there are a lot of emotions flying around. First of all, do you see Esteban’s face when they walk out of the airport and the police is there waiting for them? She outsmarted both Guillermo and him. That’s a good pay off for Nancy. But it’s also a bittersweet moment for her because she’s not getting out of this one and that’s satisfying for us.





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5 responses so far

  • Josh

    These are all awesome. I would like to add another from the last season.

    In this scene, Nancy takes Andy to where Judah died in Agrestic. Andy finally accepts that Nancy is always leading him on and will never truly love him like he loves her and tells her he’s leaving. She of course uses her wiles to try to get him to stay and they finally do it…..a few feet from where her husband and his brother died. Despite getting what she thought he wanted, Andy has still had enough of her crap and leaves afterward.

    I think we all felt for Andy for having feelings he can’t control for someone who is not only his dead brother’s wife but also someone who just used him over and over only to screw him over for her own selfish reasons. Dude could’ve been a sou chef, man. So, it felt good to see Andy leave Nancy like that in such a powerful scene….Nancy is seriously so bad lol.

    Here’s the scene.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LePdDaDCBcE

  • Tim W.

    Hard to believe this show is coming to an end. Has it really been that long? Damn, a lot has changed in my life since this show went on the air. Better and worse in certain regards. It’s really amazing to think back to where you were at when this came on the air. For me, I was only about a year out of high school. Thought I was grown back then, boy how naive I was.

    Nice to see them return to Agrestic in the final episodes. Really took me on a nostalgia trip all the way back to 2005. Doesn’t seem like that long ago, but I guess it is.

  • Laura Frances

    #josh you’re right. that final scene in the last episode was worth being on this list.

  • http://www.shaveurlegz.com ShaveUrLegz

    This is by far the best scene… the fact that it happened back in season 1 is just proof of why I gave up on the show after season 4.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtylgZcVACo

  • http://www.facebook.com/Tindad Guy Nohrenberg

    I never subscribed to ShowTime. I always thought it was the B-Movie Porn Channel of Satellite TV. HOWEVER, WTF???? WEEDS is Streaming on Netflix. I watched episode 1 a few months ago… I just finished watching the Final Episode of Weeds on Netflix today. WHAT A GREAT SHOW!!!!!!

    How could I have missed it???

    Look. I didn’t know any of the actors. I didn’t know what a Mary-Louise Parker was either. No, I don’t live in a cave. Only my namesake on The Croods does that.

    No, I don’t smoke Marijuana. I DO LOVE GREAT CHARACTERS, STORIES, AND ACTING! I LOVE WEEDS!!!! I’ve been scrambling to find out when it was on, how long, what the actors are doing now and I want to see… “Weeds The Movie”!

    C’mon now gang! WEEDS was a SECRET to those of us in the masses who didn’t watch ShowTime! Think of the Demographics here! There are 22 million Showtime subscribers who knew about WEEDS. There are over 26 million Netflix subscribers now discovering WEEDS. There are over 300 MILLION people in the United States who watch TV and go to Movies who know NOTHING ABOUT WEEDS… Wake up now and don’t spill your Bong Water… even “Doug” could get this math, it’s yellow.. like GOLD!

    I’m a single Dad. I’m a full time worker. I own a house. I have a yard. I live in a ticky tacky box in California like the rest of the 300 MILLION who didn’t know about WEEDS.

    Make a MOVIE!!!! GET A SEASON 9 GOING!!! There are indeed many unanswered questions! There are many storylines that got cut off too soon!

    Jenji Kohan, you’ve created wonderfully funny and loveable characters. Outside of certain circles, America has been kept in the dark about them. Bring them back!!!

    – Guy Nohrenberg, author of “Am I Gay?”, “Confessions of a former Station Manager”, and “The Gorean Adventures of Fnertin Schmo”.

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