WEEDS SEASON Premiere EPISODE 8.01 'Messy' VIDEO:
Episode 8.01'Messy' - Synopsis: Nancy is rushed to the hospital after being shot as the family follows close behind. There, they grapple with the tragedy (and in Doug's case, with some other 'things') and hypothesize on the shooter's identity.
SHOWTIME:'With The Creators 'VIDEO:
Very intriguing video interview with Weeds' creator Jenji Kohan about the broad strokes of what we'll see in season 8, the final season of WEEDS.
Kohan talks about how both the audience and the writers were getting frustrated with Nancy's (Mary-Louise Parker) always escaping from her misdeeds 'scot-free' and that it was almost "MacGuyver-esque" and therefore the character was in danger of not seeming genuine. Kohan goes on to explain why they chose the shooter out of a 'long list' of contenders. Kohan added that the story will circle back in some ways to season one (but we all know you can't ever truly go back, right?). Finally, she explains how episode 1 sets up season 8 to include the big question (IMO): What kind of person will the head-shot Nancy be as she recovers? Kohan also mentions the Botwin boys' very different life pursuits (currently, Shane is in the police academy and Silas is growing and selling weed) and finally, does God exist?
Also, something else to look forward to that Kohan didn't mention: Jennifer Jason Leigh (who I adore) as Nancy's sister Jill, will be making frequent appearances. Sounds like there is plenty of material to cover this last season! I'm hoping too that the rabbi who makes an appearance in this episode returns as well as a love interest for Nancy. (That may or may not have been 'set-up' in this episode.)