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The eighth and final season of Weeds premiered on July 1, , and featured 13 episodes, Nancy's estranged sister Jill sleeps with both Nancy's brother-in- law Andy and Doug A grief-stricken Andy renews his sexual relationship with Jill. And I couldn't agree more about the Nancy/Andy relationship. .. It was totally Weeds old-school, i'm need to get high and watch again. In the penultimate episode (the series' th), Andy (Justin Kirk) and Nancy ( Mary-Louise Parker) finally consummated their relationship after.
During his modeling, he finds that Kiku and other models are heavily involved in the pot-dealing business, so he looks at it as a chance to restart his old ways.
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He then sets up a business discreetly in Andy's bike shop and is later taken down by rival pot-dealing group, Pouncy House. He has a short affair with the group leader Emma and then strays off much later until after Nancy's gunshot incident. He and Nancy decide that pot-dealing isn't for them, but the thought is short-lived.
He and Nancy go into a pharmaceutical company and start working for them, but later move onto a southern plantation that willingly could provide much, much more income. The idea of legal marijuana later sparks up in the south and the decision is made legal, leading the corporation and Silas's family to become overly rich. During the time in between, Silas randomly meets Megan working at a museum.
The two have a conversation discussing old times, and concludes with Silas saying that he had poked holes in the condoms he used while having sex with her to get her pregnant.
They eventually make up for Silas's deep affection towards her, and they later get married and have a daughter, Flora. Megan is seen by the end of season 8 expressing hatred towards Nancy for ruining Silas's childhood, but lets his mother know there are no hard feelings between them. Shane Botwin[ edit ] Shane Gregory Botwin Alexander Gouldleading character —adopting the clandestine alias Shawn Newman in season six—is Nancy and Judah's only biological son, and was with Judah at the time of his death.
Highly intelligent and poorly socialized, Shane's grief and desperation for a sense of assurance manifests itself in bizarre ways: Called "Strange Botwin" by his fellow students, he is tormented at his public school, and is the frequent target of bullies. At home, he is neglected by his family because of their drug businesses, which makes him develop a psychosis.
Shane's behavior grows more sociopathic after the move to Ren Mar. He frequently uses alcohol and other intoxicants, engages in casual sex and sells his brother's medicinal marijuana at a local skatepark. During this period, uncle Andy discovers that he has been masturbating to naked pictures of his mother that were taken by his father years ago. He also becomes increasingly violent and develops a disregard for rules, laws, and other social conventions. During the Season 5 finale, Shane overhears Pilar's threat to have his family assassinated and promptly murders her with a croquet mallet, casually remarking that he could not find a golf club.
After the incident he demonstrates a complete lack of remorse, justifying his action as an inevitable necessity. His transformation reflects Nancy's absence as a proper mother to her children due to the family's dire financial situation.
Shane gains Ignacio's respect by acknowledging that he would kill the hitman with no remorse to protect his family.
He is viewed by Ignacio as a kindred spirit of sorts. In season 7, after fleeing from Dearborn, he became a puppeteer in Copenhagen with his girlfriend. They later break up. He returns to the United States to find Nancy.
He and Andy eventually meet her before she gets submitted for a drug test. During season 8, Shane joins the police force and, along the way, meets a fellow cadet that lost her father and they begin dating. As time progresses, Ouelette's negative influence of alcoholism and prostitutes gets to Shane, and he then starts taking up the same life path, leaving his mother exceedingly concerned and suggesting him to take up rehabilitation.
The future of his cadet girlfriend, Angela, is left unknown. Stevie Ray Botwin[ edit ] Stevie Ray Botwin regular character, portrayed by uncredited babies in seasonsportrayed by Ethan and Gavin Kent in season 7—8 —given the clandestine alias Avi Newman by his mother in season six—is the third son to Nancy Botwin and first son to Esteban Reyes. Under pressure from Pilar, Esteban temporarily disowns his child to protect his political image. Andy, under pressure from Nancy, agrees to be the child's adoptive father.
Following Jewish customs, the child is given a bris during which he is named Stevie Ray Botwin. After Nancy and Esteban reconcile, Andy signs a release to legally alter Avi's birth certificate as a wedding present. Stevie lives with his biological father and mother until Nancy flees Ren Mar with her other sons.
While the Botwins live on the lam, Stevie is cared for by his older brother Shane when not with Nancy. Early in season six, Esteban dispatches Cesar and Ignacio to "find his son"; however, the goons allow Nancy to escape. Jill agrees to raise Stevie while Nancy is in jail. After being disconnected from his mother for three years, Stevie views Nancy as his aunt and Jill as his mother. Jill asks Nancy for permanent custody of Stevie which she immediately refuses.
Both Nancy and Jill compromise and move in together to raise Stevie. In the series finale, Stevie at age 13, portrayed by Mateus Wardis bar mitzvahed. Jill Price-Grey[ edit ] Jill Jennifer Jason Leighguest character in seasonsregular character in seasons is Nancy's older estranged sister.
She has been jealous of Nancy all throughout her life, from dating the teacher she had a crush on to living a life of thrill and excitement. Nancy was absent from her family for an extended amount of time when she was an adult, leaving Jill to care for their parents and ultimately manage both of their funerals.
She became a suburban housewife and mother of two. She was constantly dissatisfied with her marriage, and as a result sleeps with Nancy's brother-in-law Andy in the fifth season.Weeds - 8x11 - God Willing & The Creek Don't Rise - Final Scene - Andy & Nancy.
In the sixth season, she briefly appears, now a divorcee and taking up sculpting. She returned for a major role in the seventh season, revealed to be taking care of Nancy's new baby Stevie-Ray for three years while Nancy is imprisoned. She has gotten back together with her husband Scott, although she constantly doubts why.
She plans to gain full custody of Stevie-Ray, which Nancy tries to stop. The two ultimately settle their differences about the baby and move into the "Botwin Price-Grey Family Compound with significant contribution from the Wilson fund", the house in Connecticut that Doug bought in the Season 7 finale to accommodate the unlikely family of himself, the Botwins and the Price-Greys excluding Scott, Jill's ex-husband.
She becomes pregnant after sleeping with Andy and Doug. She later reveals she is not pregnant and is going through menopause and tells Andy but he breaks up with her. Jill and Nancy finally talk about each other's mother qualities and agree with each other; Jill decides to leave but both sisters bond after selling together at a college. In the series finale, Nancy mentions that she lives in India. Shayla has a gothic look while Taylor has a straight-laced look.
They are twins; the first and only children to Jill and Scott Grey. Born before their divorce. Judah dies of a heart attack weeks before the pilot episode. Although only seen in flashbacks and home videos, his memory plays an important role in the series.
Nancy met Judah Botwin while the latter was an avant-garde performance artist. Although his performance art attracts her and wins her love, he switches to study engineering so they can settle into a typical middle-class lifestyle. The sixth season establishes that Judah designed rollercoasters for a living.
Approximately ten years after Shane's birth, Judah dies of a heart attack. Nancy's grieving for her husband's death is a significant theme in season one. She eventually recovers after she accepts her role as a drug dealer and starts to develop other relationships in her life.
Andy and Silas grieve Judah's death in the first season but appear to recover with time. Andy deals with the loss by stepping up to support the family.
Silas acts up from time to time during season one; particularly, he punches Shane in the face after Shane loses a brass cigarette lighter given to him by Judah.
Shane has the largest issues regarding Judah's death. At the beginning of the series, he has to see a grief counselor to help him deal with the loss. Various people, including counselors at his school, attribute his anti-social behavior to his father's death. Shane apparently recovers until the end of season three when he starts "communicating with Judah. He provided long term care to his incapacitated mother Bubbie, portrayed by Jo Farkas until she asked to be killed.
He is on bad terms with Andy, whom he blames for losing a "sure-bet" on a horse-race; with Nancy, because he wished that Judah had married another woman who became a doctor, Francie, and he continually refers to Nancy as "Not Francie" ; and with the rest of Nancy's crew. However, he is on somewhat good terms with Shane, with whom he first discusses the need to terminate Bubbie's life support. He refers to Shane as Alan Ladd, star of the classic 50s western Shane. Lenny extorts Nancy for money when he discovers she is a weed dealer; however, he allows her use of his house.
He leaves to join the world poker tour midway through season four. During season one he skipped the unveiling of Judah's headstone because he had made the final table of a pot-limit poker tournament. He died 4 years before the series finale. His last words were, "You've got to be fuckin kidding me. Doug begins the series as an accountant and city councilman for Agrestic.
When Andy moves into the Botwin house, they quickly bond over their mutual love of smoking pot. He is also friends with Dean Hodes, another pot user and poker buddy.
Doug has a wife named Dana whom he loves very much but who will not have sex with him. He has a deep love of international food. Doug helps Nancy establish her pot growing and sales operation early in the series. He provides her with an initial client base, sets up the sham bakery through which she launders money, and provides general financial advice.
Although his behavior is very immature, Nancy tolerates it so they can maintain a working relationship. When Nancy establishes the grow house, Doug helps with the operation. Doug's life unravels during the second and third seasons. Although very popular in the Agrestic community and a shoo-in for re-election, he loses his seat to Celia when Dean forgets to file his ballot petition.
Doug and Celia have an affair that leads to a divorce from Dana. He loses exclusive golf-club memberships due to the machinations of Sullivan Groff. It is implied that he loses his CPA license. Once in Ren Mar, Doug spends most of his time lamenting the privileged life that he lost. Doug eventually opens a medical marijuana dispensary with Silas, but that dream dies when Celia and Dean steal their supply. After Celia pushes Dean out of her pot-selling operation, Doug teams up with Dean and Isabelle to steal it back.
He ends season five by becoming co-team leader of Celia's pot-selling team. In season six, he is abducted by Cesar and Ignacio and taken to Seattle. Cesar almost kills him, but Doug is miraculously saved. Knowing that he owes Dana thousands of dollars in child-support, he leaves with Nancy to live off-the-grid. When Nancy and her brood elect to leave the country, Doug returns to California to obtain his passport from Dana.
Upon returning to his family, Doug determines that God saved him so that he could permanently reunite with them. However, he ultimately chooses to join Andy, Silas, and Shane in Copenhagen. Doug moves to New York City with his adoptive family when Nancy leaves prison. After arriving, he lands a job as chief accountant at Vehement Capital Partners, a Ponzi scheme posing as a New York hedge fund.
He suspects that he was hired solely for his softball pitching ability. To that end, Doug starts using anabolic steroids; the drug eventually induces side-effects including "roid rage". Doug hires Nancy as his personal assistant so that she can try to regain full custody of Stevie. Thanks to his synesthesiaDoug discovers accounting fraud at his new company, but his old college buddy encourages him to overlook them.
Doug also discovers that the SEC retirement plan is tied into Vehement's Ponzi scheme and uses that knowledge to squash the SEC's investigation into the company. When that fails, he convinces Tillerman to partner with Nancy's drug dealing operation. During season 8, Doug lives with Jill, Andy, and the rest of Nancy's family.
He has a one-night stand with Jill during her breakup with Andy. During this time, his previous funding business scam is discovered, leading to decline all of his monetary accounts. He then decides to open a makeshift homeless shelter, which will later go onto as a sham religious cult, making him Guru Doug.
This gives him mass wealth and allows him to engage in having sex with many women and ingesting many pot products. On the finale of season 8, Doug makes amends with his gay son, Josh, that he had kicked out at a young age for coming out as gay; telling him that he had also messed up once himself by giving voluntary oral sex to a man.
Dana Wilson[ edit ] Dana Wilson Judith Hoagappearing in episode 6x12 only is Doug's unseen wife during seasons one and two. Dana and Doug were high school sweethearts who were married for 25 years. They are depicted as having a good fit generally. They had a lot of sex early in their marriage; however, Dana later refuses to have sex with Doug because she "has a short cervix and may be a lesbian.
During a fight with Dean, Doug divulges that he had to coax and trick Dana into having their children. After divorcing Doug, she marries Wilfred Beau Billingsleaa highly accomplished African-American man who designs symphony halls for a living. Dana returns to being a housewife. Wilfred owns a boat, the Ms. Daisy, which he and Dana sail on from time to time.
Wilson children[ edit ] Josh Wilson Justin Chatwinappearing in the pilot and finale only is Doug's oldest child and only son. He sells pot to small children against Nancy's orders. When she learns that Josh has sex with other men, Nancy threatens to tell Doug about Josh's sexual orientation if Josh continues to deal against her orders.
At the end of season six, he lives in Chicago, IL. In the season eight finale, Doug has him kidnapped twice from his Brooklyn apartment in order to reconnect and make up after having thrown him out and disowning him. By the finale he is a lawyer married to the painter Alan Spiller Jake Sandvig. Jesse Ava Acres, episode 6x12 only is reunited with Doug at the end of season six, but she does not recognize him.
Julie Marielle Carrera, episode 1x06was a participant in Shane's terrorist video. Jennifer has not been seen on screen. Celia Hodes's family[ edit ] Celia Hodes[ edit ] Celia Hodes Elizabeth Perkinsleading character in seasons is a typical housewife living in Agrestic. She is obsessed with her personal image and alternatively manipulates or ignores those around her that do not fit neatly into that image. She is wholly self-centered, viewing almost all behavior on the parts of other characters as directly related or reactive to her, and displays behavior more consistent with a spoiled, mentally defective child than an adult.
She also undertakes disloyal, subversive actions against others, ostensibly to teach them lessons. This takes a significant strain on her interpersonal relationships and causes many of them to sour.
She also has an alcohol abuse problem. Celia is Nancy's neighbor in the first three seasons. They start as friends during the first season during which Celia is otherwise socially isolated, due to both her general abrasiveness and her breast cancer diagnosisbut Celia puts upon Nancy in extreme ways.
Notably, Celia asks Nancy to have an affair with her to retaliate against Dean's infidelities. She also pressures Nancy to work on her campaign against Doug Wilson and eventually starts a fight with Nancy that ends her friendship. Celia has an affair with Doug, which ends her marriage to Dean. In the beginning of season three, Celia discovers a large quantity of Nancy's MILF weed that she ruins by dumping it into the pool.
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Celia asks Nancy to thank her for the favor; however, under U-turn's crosshairs, Nancy lashes out at her. Nancy even threatens to kill her when she breaks into the Botwin's home.
Celia and Nancy mend fences when Celia allows Heylia's grow house to move into her house. Nancy ends up helping Celia be free of the DEA. However, Celia begins a cocaine addiction and goes to rehab.
Later, she sees her oldest daughter Quinn in Mexico, where she is held for ransom. In the fifth season, Celia leaves Mexico after nobody offers to pay her ransom. She ends up selling You're Pretty cosmetics and begins a lesbian attraction to her boss, Raylene.
She ends up selling pot and emulating Nancy. This would be her final season. She is not seen again in the series, but in a commentary of the series finale, "It's Time", the creators reveal that Celia went down to Mexico and was gunned down by several Mexican-gangsters. They decided to not include this in the finale as they thought it would have ruined the happy reunion-like mood of the episode.
He is shocked when the house in Agrestic burns down and decides to go to Ren Mar with the rest of the family. Season 4 Edit Andy joins the family when they go to Ren Mar and camp out at his grandmother's house. While there, he's reunited with his father, Lenny, who holds Judah in high regard and considers Andy a thief and a loser. After his grandmother dies, Lenny takes off and "sells" the house to the family. After Nancy inadvertantly leaves him in the desert in Mexico, he teams up with a group of Mexicans being smuggled into the U.
This, and a scene he and Doug witness on the beach involving a woman named Maria, make them decide to start a humane coyote business, valuing humans rather than money. The first run goes off without a hitch, although they do forget to collect their money.
He continues to coyote more people into the country, earning the name El Andy and the loyalty of the people he's helped. They are eventually busted by Doug's minuteman supervisor, but he lets all but one of them go. Season 5 Edit Andy realizes he's in love with Nancy and asks her to run away with him, asking her to write Esteban a note.
She instead writes Andy a note, moving herself and Shane into Esteban's home. After Nancy and Esteban get engaged, Andy gets back in contact with Nancy, and assists her when she fears Esteban wants their son born in his personal birthing room without a birth certificate. They are able to convince Dr.
Audra Kitson to have Nancy induced in an American hospital. After the birth, Nancy puts Andy's name as the father on the birth certificate.
Unhappy at first, he agrees to raise the child as his, insisting that he be raised Jewish. He begins dating Audra, who, at first, is uninterested in Andy's childishness, but agrees to go out with him again.
On their date, abortion protesters come to her house to harrass her, and Andy offers to let her stay with him until she finds a new place. One night, the protestor breaks into Andy's house and takes Audra hostage, and Andy flees.
Soon after, Nancy comes to the house hoping to get the keys to Andy's new minivan so she can flee RenMar, and she helps Andy and Audra subdue the protestor. Audra breaks up with Andy because of his loyalty to Nancy, and he takes off, forfeiting any chance he had for a future with Audra. The group abandons their plan to leave the country, and Andy suggest they get new id's, and they settle on the last name Newman, and begin their stay in Seattle.
Doug decides to reconnect with his estranged gay son Josh and orders his cult members to kidnap him. Only after his second attempt and admission that he once "sucked a dick," which seems to break the ice do both of them reconcile.
At Stevie's Bar Mitzvah Stevie stuns the guests with his speech informing everyone of his true father's past, his lack of faith in religion and his desire to attend boarding school before promptly leaving.
Nancy obliges his request to go to boarding school despite the possibility of being lonely with the rest of her family moving on. At the after party, Nancy and Andy talk and she begs him to come back, even offering him her share of the company. He declines and tells her instead that she is free to do what she wants with her life.
Nancy also talks to Silas, who comforts her by admitting that although she wasn't the best mother he doesn't regret his childhood.