From TV Squad:
(S05E08) "I've come to reclaim my territory, Superfly." - Nancy to Andy, who's turned her room into a 1960s crash pad
First of all, for some reason, I find Alanis Morissette completely annoying as the doctor. I don't know if she's just boring or whether it's because she was mean to Andy: "You're unemployed, you're closer to 40 than 30, you drive a car from a TV show, and your greatest recent accomplishment was beating the upside-down kill screen in Ms. Pacman."
The only upside of her and Andy's date is that it got him to shave that ridiculous Geico caveman beard off. I really appreciate seeing his face again.
I also love the little vignettes at the beginning of each ep with the opening credits. Tonight's featured a file drawer with a "Weeds" file and a "Jenji Kohan" file. I also picked out a "Power of Attorney" file, which came into play later in the episode.
I also appreciated this exchange between Nancy and Zuzao:
Zuzao: "Do you wanna know why I've never had children?"
Nancy: "Because you'd eat them and children are super-fattening?"
Zuzao: "No, because they're complicated ... and if you let them, they'll take everything you have."
She goes on to say that this particular baby would end the career of a very promising politician. To recap from last week, we know that Zuzao is the sole heir to a vast telecommunications company, on the board of the Mexican Stock Exchange, and a philanthropist. My guess is she isn't a love interest of Esteban's. Maybe more like a greedy sister. At any rate, it seems like she's ready to play hardball when it comes to the baby. She's certainly holding something over Esteban's druglord head.
Way to go, Nancy, on putting Andy's name on the birth certificate as the kid's father. Likewise to Andy for stepping up and taking on the role. I could see where he was coming from. Nancy does tend to just use him when it's convenient. Then again, Andy needs a purpose, and having a kid might be just the thing.
The part about Dean saying he'll help Doug and Silas out if he can slam Doug's dick in a drawer was pretty darn funny. "If I'm hard, it won't be so bad," says Doug, then later asks the Rabbi if he can fix it. "I don't have any insurance. I've been taping it to a popsicle, and it's been turning blue." "Try cherry," says the Rabbi.
Other stuff I loved:
-Doug saying Dean is just miffed that they didn't cut him in on the pot club, "but that's just because you're cursed with schmuckness." (This is where the power of attorney came in: Dean had Silas sign one.)
-Shane lamenting that the baby will probably want to play soccer.
-"No one is buying this shit. It's like the Depression out there. Women are pinching their cheeks for blush. Trannies? They're staining their lips with plum juice. I cannot sell make-up when civilization is collapsing." - Celia, to the You're Pretty leader.
-Celia decking Dean during their exchange in his office. Did I see a few sparks there, though?
-Seeing Lupita again. We're harking back to the very first episode of Weeds here.
-Andy: "Whoa, bun's still on the hotdog," referring to Baby Botwin needing a circumcision.
-Shane on the Bris: "Apparently, you need ten Jews to watch him lose his dickhead, or it's not official."
-Nancy defending Andy to Esteban: "He sticks around. He fights for what he loves. He's not a coward."
-Stevie Ray Botwin. I like it.
I'll end with this little exchange in Dean's office:
Dean: "My rate is $500 an hour."
Doug: That better include a rim job."
Looking forward to your thoughts!