When we last left “Weeds” and the Botwin clan, they were in Seattle, crashing with the in-laws, and looking to recreate a normal, happy life. This despite one of the kids being insane and the rest being just a wee bit bitter over having their lives ruined. So what happened this episode? Check out our review…

The Players:

  • Writer: Brendan Kelly
  • Director: Tate Donovan
  • Cast: Mary Louise Parker, Hunter Parrish, Patricia Lentz, Alanis Morrissette, Justin Kirk, Alexander Gould, Mo Gallini, Linda Hamilton

Episode Title: “A Yippity Sippity”

The Botwins get jobs as scabs at a hotel. Nancy is faced with a gross mess, and can’t get legal weed, but has cute shoes. Silas discovers being a bellhop is a lot creepier than you’d think. Shane continues to act like a sociopath.

The Good:

  • How the Mighty Have Fallen: The Botwins getting truly embarrassing hotel jobs, each with their own little, was a welcome comedic turn. Considering Nancy is off buying trimmings and making hash, we doubt it’s going to last but it’s a nice change of pace.
  • Oh, So The Title Was Literal: Andy has it pretty bad, and Silas has it even worse, with the come-ons and the men in underwear demanding to be read to. But Nancy has it worst, although she also gets a moment of triumph. After all, it’s not every day you can chew out somebody for letting a hooker pee on them.
  • Shane Surprisingly Not Creepy For Once: OK, not entirely, as he admits he probably would have murdered somebody even if Nancy had gotten a normal job. On the other hand, his decision to go out and get a stroller by any means necessary was hilarious and made the character a little less creepy. At least we know he isn’t going to eat the baby.
  • So That’s What Happened to Sarah Connor: Even though she hasn’t gotten a lot of character development just yet, seeing Linda Hamilton is always a pleasure. She doesn’t work nearly enough.

The Weird:

  • Chain of Justification: Nancy’s excuses for Shane are almost anti-motherly and frankly pretty strange. How off the wall is she for saying that even if she’d never become a weed dealer, Shane would still have killed somebody?

The Bad:

  • Nancy, Take Off That Dead Muskrat: At least the show has the dignity to notice this, but good Lord, Nancy wears what has to be the worst hairpiece this side of Donald Trump in this episode.
  • You Want Mr. Roper to Come In Next?: That “FBI” joke was pretty weak. Who even uses that as a come-on? Even in a hotel bar?


A good change of pace in an episode that’s much funnier and more focused than the first couple that opened the season. Here’s hoping they can keep it up.

Rating: 8.5/10

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