As a part of Showtime’s event at the Television Critics Association summer panel series Monday, the cast of “Weeds” was all present along with series creator Jenji Kohan to talk about the handful of episodes that are coming up for the show before it arrives at an event eight seasons in the making — the series finale.
This episode is actually in production right now, and this led to series star Mary-Louise Parker getting a little bit emotional when talking about the story to reporters:
“It’s beautiful… I just cried when I read [the script] … [Kohan] managed to bring things together in a way that was really satisfying to me. She didn’t make it a ‘happily ever after’ thing, but there was hope in it and there was some sort of benediction.”
Kohan also added that this finale is going to be the culmination of everything we have seen on the show thus far, and we should expect some tributes to names and faces gone by on the series — in other words, anticipate tons of cameos and surprises!
From a critical point of view, the end of “Weeds” is going to be fascinating in many ways based on the fact that the weeds have already been taken out of the show to some extent. Parker’s Nancy Botwin has no shown any desire at all to continue down the road of a dealer, and even her sons have veered off the course. The only major tie that she still has to the business is her ownership stake, and she has been desperately trying to shake that off as she starts her life anew after being stuck in a coma at the start of this season.
Do you think that Nancy is going to be dealing again by the time the finale rolls around, and how do you want the show to end? To check out our review of Sunday night’s “Weeds” episode, be sure to head on over to this link.