Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical (hermionesviolin) wrote,
Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical
hermionesviolin

[Weeds] 2.03 "Last Tango in Agrestic" [2008-02-06]

So, we haven't watched Weeds in a while, have just been chatting over lunch, which is fine, but today MaryAlice said she was in the mood to watch an episode, so we did. And it was AWESOME.

Theme song performed by Engelbert Humperdinck.

Boot camp. Fat camp. La la la we hate Celia. I wasn't surprised that the guy tried to get Celia to join in. Loved that two of the other women were cancer survivors, too, and so didn't give her any sympathy (I mean, they were sympathetic that she'd hurt herself, but not any "woe is you, you've had chemo"). Oh, Isabelle -- "That bitch'll outlive us all." And how she gets all drill sergeant? I was not expecting that at all, but I'm willing to roll with and enjoy it. [And the explanation later that she'd pulled a muscle in her crotch? Oh Celia.]

Doug and the Armenian genocide and Turkish coffee. This really is a smart show.

Oh, Conrad, letting Dean get one free punch, and Dean wanting a rain check (and Conrad granting him it!).

*rolls eyes at Andy and Yael* Please tell me she's not really falling for him. 'Cause really, he's not that great. I love that she's former Israeli military -- hunted down the murderers of her ex-lover, a.k.a. her commanding officer. And that she was named for the Judges story. (I recognized the tent stake story, but I'm not familiar enough with it to have recognized the name.) I hope this means she will kick his ass if he tries anything (krav maga, anyone?).

Andy's monologue? So so awesome.

Okay, Silas stabbing the condom? I wanted to kill him. She's not gonna stay in California with you just because you got her pregnant.

OMG, they got Vegas married (so they can't be forced to testify against each other). I was like, "Plane trip? What?" And then his text message also confused me. Yes I completed the phrase on her t-shirt ("Fear and Loathing [in Las Vegas]"), but it hadn't occurred to me that they actually went to Las Vegas (in large part because I think of everything as being where I am, and obviously you can barely make a day trip to Las Vegas from Boston). I love that Peter knew from the beginning -- that he researched her after she blew him off -- and that he'd like to think he has more important things to do than go after her. And her groping his chest in the restaurant checking for a wire? Oh yeah.

I don't really know what to make of Heylia and Mr. Nation of Islam. Am just hoping the show doesn't go anywhere dreadful with that (though they probably won't). What is up with Nancy, though? When your dealer tells you, "Melt, snowflake," you do not try to engage in small talk with the just-arrived guest.
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