(S05 E13) "A croquet mallet? I couldn't find a golf club..." - Shane
Whilst this episode started slowly, it delivered the goods by its conclusion, redeeming what has been a dull season in its final moments.
So from the beginning:
I loved the reunification of Celia and Doug, they are both so alone - in Celia's case she is desperate, in Doug's he is just stoned and out of it. Their dialogue was witty, and reminded me of the times in Agrestic during seasons 2 and 3. Their love/hate relationship also delivers, such as Doug's "There you are you feral b**ch...I'm digging the hair, you got this whole crazy gypsy thing going on". Finally some considerable progress and it looks like there may be a decent storyline for them in season 6 as Celia, Doug, Dean, Sanjay, Ignacio and Isabelle try to replicate Nancy's business from season 2. As Celia says "If Nancy can do it, so can I".
It was disappointing to see the Andy/Audra plotline disappear as quickly as it came. It's 50/50 whether it may continue for season 6. They could just as easy leave it at that, or bring Andy back to Audra. I was kind of excited to see Andy maturing and doing something other than his usual stuff.
I really just want a new story for Silas, as the Adelita plot is boring at best. I want the kid back who stole the drug free zone signs from Agrestic.
And so, Pilar. Shane. I'm glad Nancy got caught, because she has had way too much go her way in the show. For Guillermo to be on Pilar's side is a creative storyline. And Shane, what a Dark Horse. I had found his character tedious for the whole season, but one little mallet has breathed new life into his character. Nancy however looked more shocked than grateful that Shane killed Pilar. I think she is seriously concerned at what he is growing up to be. I have read a lot of fans online saying they think he has become a psychopath and that this will be addressed in the next season. Who knows? What do you think?
I have also heard other talk that season 6 will have Nancy move to the head of the drug dealer 'food chain'. Other talk notes that the producers have spoke of the sixth season being the final, and fans are already speculating that it will see the death of Nancy. Mary-Louise Parker's contract was initially signed for six seasons, and it has not been announced if Showtime has extended that. Could season 6 be the final season?
What do you think?
All I know is that we will have to wait until at least June 2010 to find out.