Weeds: "Machetes Up Top" Review

In the first episode of the season Nancy nearly escapes being murdered for having snitched, Andy professes his love to her, and the boys decide to start growing trees in their natural habitat.


The second episode shows Nancy waking up to Cesar's company and a glance out the window shows a little present that Guillermo had left for her. The Jesus bobble head that once caught Nancy taking a piss in a cup on the border now housed a tiny note from Guillermo saying he needed to see his Blanca.


Andy and Shane have apparently made it to Jill's Nancy's sister's house upon Nancy's request. The hyphenated bitch face seems to live in a perfect, happy little home. But don't you know by now things are never what they seem?


We then see Doug and Silas making the long trip into the wilderness. You would think that they were in the African jungle rather than a state park by the way they are acting. As Doug cracks a Monster and is distracted by a pretty butterfly, Silas runs into some trouble. Apparently they're not the first with the genius idea to grow in the park. They escape death from a muscled up cowboy only by Silas giving up his perfected original strain. By the look on his face it might just be the last of his precious babies.


Nancy loses the goon to go have chat with her old incarcerated friend Guillermo Garcia Gomez. They tell some fairy tales about women living in shoes and the moral of the story: Nancy better watch her back. Guillermo knows she snitched and tells Nancy that it's only a matter of time. I got to give Nancy credit. Although she says she never wanted to be a "big boy" she certainly knows how to play with them. She keeps her cool, and her poker face, throughout the threat.


After many bottles of wine and a ridiculous cover story as to why Shane has come there, a connection seems to have been ignited between Jill and Andy. Their common interest seems to be Nancy bashing and we find that things are not hunky dorey in the happy home with Jill's husband. As hers and Andy's faces swim closer together Shane walks in just in the nick of time to break it up. No worries. He leaves and they get it on with some hot, "Fuck Nancy," on the washing machine sex. They should have made sure the window was closed, there's a scandal in the making. Shane might have a future occupation in being Paparazzi.


By this point in the show Celia has been so decimated that you may actually begin to feel sorry for her. She begs her previous kidnapper to let her stay with him because after her ransom went sour she realized that everyone truly hates her. Isn't karma a bitch? Maybe Mexico is a good place for her to reflect on her wrongdoings.


Although she didn't show it before Nancy is clearly shaken up by her story time with Guillermo. She takes his word to get her affairs in order and delegates her will to Dean who is less than focused. The frustrating day seemed to work up her appetite.


Nancy confesses a possible suicide attempt when she was younger to her sushi chef. She gets wasted despite the growing fetus she's carrying and then makes a surprise visit to the baby daddy who has been avoiding her. She expresses that the waiting is killing her. If she's going to be murdered she would rather it happen now. She pulls the gun out of Esteban's drawer, buts it to her belly, and threatens him to make a choice. Instead of shooting her however, they have some rough, "I'm angry that I can't kill you because your carrying my baby" sex. Esteban walks out and Cesar walks in with Nancy pant less and still lying over the desk. Awkward much? I think so. But at this point I think Nancy is unaffected by most acts of embarrassment.


I can only imagine what shenanigans Nancy will come up with next week. Jenji is sure pulling out the stops this season. It amazes be that they can cram so much into a 30 minute episode. Tell me what you think.

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Jun 16, 2009 4:18AM EDT

very accurate resumee, but this is not a review.

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Jun 16, 2009 6:05AM EDT

I want conrad back

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Jun 17, 2009 6:53AM EDT

i feel like it should be longer than 30mins. didnt they used to be an hour?? (well 45 mins without commercials) i feel like there should be more. im just saying.

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Jun 17, 2009 11:59AM EDT

It was always half an hour.
Not to mention that it NEVER had commercials seeing as it is a showtime network show. Showtime like HBO and Cinemax makes its money off of subscriptions to their network channels not ads.

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