The Best Episodes of Weeds

Last Updated: Dec 3, 2018

Is the grass really greener on the other side? Yes, and it smells better, too! So when Nancy Botwin (Golden Globe winner Mary-Louise Parker) faces both sudden widowhood and poverty, she's determined to do anything to keep her kids in suburbia, including taking a job as the neighborhood pot dealer. Subversive, satirical and hilarious, the first season of this groundbreaking Showtime hit is guaranteed to spark laughter!

Theoretical Love is Not Dead

#1 - Theoretical Love is Not Dead

Season 6 - Episode 13

In the season 6 finale, Nancy must free herself from the grip of Esteban in order to escape the country along with her family. At the airport, Andy attempts to calm the nerves of Shane and Warren. Meanwhile, Silas must decide whether to stay with Lars or leave with the Botwins.

star 8.23
429 votes
Directors: Scott Ellis
Writers: Jenji Kohan
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Pittsburgh

#2 - Pittsburgh

Season 2 - Episode 12

Nancy is having one of the worst and busiest days of life. One of sons is missing. Shane's graduation and the deal with U-Turn make her feel like she needs to be in two places at once even though she really doesn't feel like being in either of them. Heylia's plan is put into action. Nancy tries to deal with Conrad's kiss, Celia's madness, and Kat's craziness. Everything comes to a head when the deal goes wrong.

star 8.20
452 votes
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The Godmother

#3 - The Godmother

Season 1 - Episode 10

Isabelle experiments, Andy gets drafted, Peter may not be who Nancy thinks he is, Silas gets high, and Nancy cuts out the middleman.

star 8.20
528 votes
Directors: Lev L. Spiro
Writers: Jenji Kohan
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All About My Mom

#4 - All About My Mom

Season 5 - Episode 13

Nancy learns of Esteban's fate and takes action to preserve her own. Andy makes a big change in his life. Dean, Doug and Celia find common ground. Silas helps Adelita with a disturbing medical issue.

star 8.18
395 votes
Directors: Scott Ellis
Writers: Jenji Kohan
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If You Work for a Living, Then Why Do You Kill Yourself Working?

#5 - If You Work for a Living, Then Why Do You Kill Yourself Working?

Season 4 - Episode 13

The DEA brings Nancy in for questioning and then she must explain things to Esteban. Celia travels deep into Mexico to make amends with estranged daughter Quinn. Meanwhile, Silas meets Lisa's ex-husband and Doug finds a reason to live. Nancy makes a shocking revelation to Esteban.

star 8.05
402 votes
Directors: Craig Zisk
Writers: Jenji Kohan
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Synthetics

#6 - Synthetics

Season 7 - Episode 8

Nancy's former cellmate Zoya shows up and complicates things between Nancy and her supplier; Silas and Andy bang heads over how to best utilize the bike shop; and Shane's internship provides him with some surprising lessons.

star 8.05
449 votes
Directors: Michael Trim
Writers: Victoria Morrow
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God Willing and the Creek Don't Rise

#7 - God Willing and the Creek Don't Rise

Season 8 - Episode 11

Nancy, Andy, and Silas take a trip. Shane is busted for stealing property off the impound lot. Doug gives up on his charity and decides to pursue a bigger, more lucrative scheme.

star 8.03
470 votes
Directors: Uta Briesewitz
Writers: Stephen Falk
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Go

#8 - Go

Season 3 - Episode 15

As the wildfire approaches, everyone must evacuate. Nancy tells her family to pack up, while Conrad and Heylia must say goodbye to the growhouse. The authorities question Sullivan and Celia, while Shane continues to ask Nancy about Pittsburgh. As Andy deals at the evacuation center, Silas realizes the truth about Tara.

star 8.02
405 votes
Directors: Craig Zisk
Writers: Jenji Kohan
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Boomerang

#9 - Boomerang

Season 6 - Episode 5

The Botwins' flight continues after a parking violation and Doug gets into a hostage situation.

star 8.02
449 votes
Directors: Scott Ellis
Writers: Stephen Falk
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A Pool and His Money

#10 - A Pool and His Money

Season 3 - Episode 2

Sanjay has a new experience. Nancy gets bruised. Conrad won't do what U-Turn wants him to. Lupita still won't follow orders. Heylia's out to handle a few things. The Amber Alert is still out on Shane. Andy gets in trouble with a couple who make him for a child molester. Silas gets to talk to Shane. Celia is still having problems with her husband and daughter. Doug begs Celia to forgive him.

star 8.02
460 votes
Directors: Craig Zisk
Writers: Jenji Kohan
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Do Her/Don't Do Her

#11 - Do Her/Don't Do Her

Season 7 - Episode 13

In the Season 7 finale, Silas turns the tables on Nancy, as Shane makes one last attempt to keep her out of harm's way and the clutches of Detective Ouellette. Meanwhile, back on Wall Street, Doug schemes to keep his hedge-fund scam alive.

star 8.00
429 votes
Directors: Michael Trim
Writers: Jenji Kohan
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It's Time (1)

#12 - It's Time (1)

Season 8 - Episode 12

It's the Weeds one-hour series finale. The Botwins (and Doug!) are at a crossroads. How will it all end?

star 7.99
494 votes
Directors: Michael Trim
Writers: Jenji Kohan
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Unfreeze

#13 - Unfreeze

Season 8 - Episode 7

Nancy and Silas start their new, legit and highly competitive jobs. After graduating from the police academy, Shane gets an assignment. Andy seeks employment at the local Jewish temple. Meanwhile, Doug's reckless spending comes to a complete halt.

star 7.99
456 votes
Directors: Perry Lang
Writers: Victoria Morrow
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Only Judy Can Judge

#14 - Only Judy Can Judge

Season 8 - Episode 4

Nancy plans a family dinner while tending to her pot business. Andy and Jill agree to watch over Stevie throughout the day. Silas befriends a local pot grower, while Shane invites Angela, his classmate, over for family dinner. Back at the house, Doug makes enemies with the neighbour's dog.

star 7.98
476 votes
Directors: Michael Trim
Writers: Carly Mensch
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Cooking with Jesus

#15 - Cooking with Jesus

Season 2 - Episode 2

Nancy does her best to cope with the loss of Conrad's help, who runs into some trouble while venturing out on his own. Andy is still trying to get into rabbinical school by writing an essay on what being Jewish means to him. And Silas deals with Megan's acceptance to Princeton in his own unique way.

star 7.97
510 votes
Directors: Craig Zisk
Writers: Jenji Kohan
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Fran Tarkenton

#16 - Fran Tarkenton

Season 6 - Episode 12

Nancy has a tense, one-on-one, sit-down interview with Vaughn. Andy, Shane and Warren to get more cash plus passports they'll need for the family to enter Europe. Silas continues to wrestle with the fact that Lars may be his father. Meanwhile, Doug returns to Agrestic to locate his passport.

star 7.97
419 votes
Directors: David Warren
Writers: Stephen Falk
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Qualitative Spatial Reasoning

#17 - Qualitative Spatial Reasoning

Season 7 - Episode 12

Nancy and Silas face off over who controls their drug business, while Andy tries to mediate; Shane goes to lengths to win back Detective Ouellette's trust, while Doug tries to keep the SEC distracted from his hedge fund's illegal activities.

star 7.96
436 votes
Directors: Scott Ellis
Writers:
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Cats! Cats! Cats!

#18 - Cats! Cats! Cats!

Season 7 - Episode 9

Nancy and Andy try to put the brakes on Zoya's attempt to take over the bike shop; Silas has an encounter with some local rival dealers; and Doug must do some business with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

star 7.95
446 votes
Directors: Michael Trim
Writers: David Holstein
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It's Time (2)

#19 - It's Time (2)

Season 8 - Episode 13

At Stevie's bar mitzvah, friends and family gather and Nancy tries to reconnect with her estranged loved ones.

star 7.94
250 votes
Directors: Michael Trim
Writers: Jenji Kohan
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Doing the Backstroke

#20 - Doing the Backstroke

Season 3 - Episode 1

After being threatened by U-Turn and The Armenians, Nancy goes in search of Silas and her hijacked pot. Meanwhile, Celia has Silas arrested for stealing her "Drug Free Zone" signs. Nancy visits him in jail only to discover that the pot is still in his car - the one that Celia has just driven away in.

star 7.94
483 votes
Directors: Craig Zisk
Writers: Jenji Kohan
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Fingers Only Meat Banquet

#21 - Fingers Only Meat Banquet

Season 7 - Episode 5

Silas and Nancy's lawyer assist her in getting to California as her custody battle with Jill (Jennifer Jason Leigh) heats up. Meanwhile, Andy's relationship takes an intriguing turn; Shane decides to give it the old college try and enrolls in classes; and Doug is left to fend for himself at his job on Wall Street.

star 7.93
445 votes
Directors: Scott Ellis
Writers: Brendan Kelly
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Allosaurus Crush Castle

#22 - Allosaurus Crush Castle

Season 8 - Episode 6

Nancy is ready to get her life back on track, and starts anew with a job search. Jill drops a bomb on Andy and Doug. Silas must track down the location of his stolen plants. Shane uses his superior intellect to make some extra cash at the police academy.

star 7.92
465 votes
Writers: Brendan Kelly
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Last Tango in Agrestic

#23 - Last Tango in Agrestic

Season 2 - Episode 3

While Nancy is trying to figure out what do with Peter, she comes home to problems of plumbing that are related to Shane and his arrival into puberty. Celia enrolls Isabelle in boot camp and ends up getting sucked into it herself. Heylia is interested in a Nation of Islam member and his bean pies.

star 7.92
494 votes
Directors: Bryan Gordon
Writers: Roberto Benabib
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Messy

#24 - Messy

Season 8 - Episode 1

The victim is rushed to the hospital after being shot with the family following close behind. They grapple with the tragedy and hypothesize on the shooter's identity.

star 7.91
547 votes
Directors: Michael Trim
Writers:
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He Taught Me How to Drive By

#25 - He Taught Me How to Drive By

Season 3 - Episode 7

With U-Turn's timely demise Nancy and Conrad check the status on their debts and then they check in with each other. Someone is pregnant and they are keeping it. Doug continues to try to sabotage Celia and Celia continues to sabotage Nancy. Nancy celebrates something. Silas begins spending more time with Tara.

star 7.91
433 votes
Directors: Paul Feig
Writers: Matthew Salsberg
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