The third season of Showtime's Weeds
is coming to an end tonight, and as previously reported, the show's finale hits quite close to home. With a wildfire quickly approaching, the residents of Agrestic, California are being forced to flee their homes. This includes, of course, Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker
) and her two sons, Silas (Hunter Parrish
) and Shane Botwin (Alexander Gould
), but in tonight's episode, viewers will see why Nancy is experiencing a little bit of difficulty leaving home.
Want to peek into the third season finale of Weeds
? Read on for some mild spoilers.
Those who have been watching Weeds
religiously will know about Shane's “ability” to communicate with his deceased father, Judah (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). In a preview video from Showtime, Shane, believing his dad wishes to stay in the house, tells his mother he doesn't want to evacuate. This, not surprisingly, gets on Nancy's nerves, who is busy packing things up and making sure they're bringing essentials only.
The video continues with Nancy telling Shane that he is taking things too far, but he remains steadfast with his decision. So, Nancy decides to humor her son a bit, and what follows is a funny “exchange” between her and her dead husband.
“Judah, listen to me,” she says as though the Judah is standing right in front of them. “Kindly tell our son that he needs to leave because his safety is more important than hanging out with you in this pre-fab s--- box you love so well. You both need to let it go…”
As though to make the conversation seem more real, Nancy playfully tells imaginary Judah, “No my hair's the same… OK, stop straightening it.”
This manages to convince young Shane to leave the house, and he offers to fix up the car for the trip.
As for Nancy's other son, another preview for the finale shows Silas at what looks to be an evacuation center with his Uncle Andy (Justin Kirk
), girlfriend Tara (Mary-Kate Olsen) and Doug Wilson (Kevin Nealon
). Andy rounds up his “team,” and says, “we're in a giant room full of unhappy people with lots of people, so let's take their cash and make them happy.” The group breaks up, and Doug goes off with his banjo singing a silly tune.
Given how the finale's subject matter is so similar to the recent tragedy caused by wildfires in Southern California, the network has made it a point to include an apology to the show's previews. The network said that the finale was filmed during the summer, and therefore, had been completed long before the October wildfires.
"On behalf of the cast and crew of Weeds
and everyone at Showtime, I'd like to acknowledge the thousands of families who've been affected by the devastating fires. Truly, our thoughts and prayers are with them,” Richard Licata, Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications, said.
Catch the third season-ender of Weeds
tonight at 10pm on Showtime.
-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Image Courtesy of Showtime)