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WEEDS “Game-Played” Review

WEEDS “Game-Played” Season 7 Episode 3 – Moving at an even slower crawl than last week’sepisode, this time the pacing was not jarring and indeed contributed to the show’s tone odd tone. Unlike last week’s episode not a lot happened, but there were several interesting scenes, especially on the Nancy and Silas front.

Last week I bemoaned the fact that Silas’ model storyline was dull and moved him outside of the triangle of characters the show’s emotion is built around: Shane, Andy and Nancy. This week I was (shockingly) proved completely wrong. Sure, Silas’ model exploits were pretty dull last week. This week it was clear that they were just a set up. First he had an interview with an artist who talks through another person, and then said artist puts him in a plastic bubble as her exhibit. It’s the sort of jarring randomness which makes Weeds so weirdly amusing.

Nancy meanwhile had to face the consequences of her drug bust of last week, but unlike some other shows on Showtime’s roster (Nurse Jackie) her actions actually do meet consequences and these are pretty proportional reactions. Instead of being sent back to prison, Nancy must enrol in drug counselling, which turns out to be a very good way of hearing about the New York drug trade. Read More...

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