We’ve watched Nancy and the Botwin family grow up, move across the country, and somehow survive a fatal shooting; and now, we have to watch them say goodbye. The series finale of “Weeds” promised all sorts of surprises and a proper send-off to all of our favorite characters. So did it deliver? Read on to find out.
While we certainly would understand the sentiment of anyone who came out and said that this show botched the ending somehow by not bringing back Celia or having Andy and Nancy end up together, we rather liked it. It was a bold, risky look into the future that showed that actions had consequences, and that even time does not completely heal all wounds. Nancy did not start loving Andy until he was willing to let her go, and thus, we saw him move away to California. We also liked seeing Silas married to Megan (a nice nod to the early days), and even did not mind Shane so much with the terrible mustache.
No matter where we go in this episode, we always come back to one thing: this may be a comedy, but Nancy had to give up quite a lot in order for her to gain what she did. As we see her in the finale, she runs a series 50 pot stores that are being bought up by Starbucks; but there is resentment over the way she raised her children and some of things that she has done. No singular action can cure disarray, and no success can sure the fact that Nancy lost two husbands over the course of the series, including the Rabbi Dave. It was almost more moving seeing what Nancy gave up than seeing what she had … and this may be why “Weeds” has one of the best series finales we have see in years. It didn’t try to give us a happily ever after; instead, it showed us a look into the future that was as realistic as Doug leading a cult can be.
Overall, do you think that “Weeds” came to an ending that you can endorse? We want to hear some more of your thoughts below! To check out some more news pertaining to the show, be sure to head over to the link here.