Weeds returned last night with the season 7 premiere and I am intrigued to see where this season will go. When we last saw the beloved Botwin family, they were on the run from Mexican crime boss and political figure Esteban Reyes who is Nancy’s latest husband. Esteban was out for blood when the Botwins fled with their newborn son following the murder of Pilar, Esteban’s political advisor. Nancy ends up sending the rest of the family to Sweeden while she turns herself in for the murder she didn’t commit in an effort to cheat death. 3 years have now passed and Nancy is released from prison and sent to a halfway house in New York. When the rest of the family catches wind of this, they begin to plan their return to the states to be with her. Her 3 year old son is living in San Francisco with Nancy’s sister and refers to her as “Aunt Nancy” instead of “Mommy”.
Over the years, Nancy has become the character on the show that I love to hate. While the show circles around her and her numerous bad run ins while pursing the drug dealing trade, it’s the other characters that I have come to love and respect. Nancy sends them all through hell in every season, single handedly destroying every dream they have, while remaining rather oblivious to this fact. Yet they continually stand by her side through the bad and the worse
In the new season we find out that Esteban has been found dead in a prison yard, so we nolonger have to worry about him meddling with Nancy’s business, even though I think writing him off the show like that was a cop out. He deserved a much better death than that after everything that happened. Now it seems that Nancy is moving on from strictly dealing pot and getting into the illegal weapons business since her prison mate, and lesbian lover, gave her a key unlocking a trunk full of grenades and other weaponry. This strikes me as very hypocritical, seeing as weapons dealing is one of the things that outraged her about Guillermo and the tunnel to Mexico that she informed the DEA about. However, Nancy is well known for being a hypocrite so maybe she’s once again throwing morals out the window for the sake of a dollar.
I just heard that Michelle Trachtenberg will be joining the cast this season as Nancy’s rival New York drug dealer. No, I don’t watch Gossip Girl but I loved her as the angsty little sister in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
What do you think of the season premiere? Where do you think this season will take the Botwins?Last 5 posts by Alyssa Tucker
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