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Weeds Season 6 Episode 2 Recap: Mary-Louise Parker Gets A New Identity

Posted by on August 25, 2010 at 4:26 PM EST

weeds mary louise parkerFollow the Botwins as they travel across country, pick up new identities and devise a plan to make money the legal way.

Weeds Season 6 Episode 2 Recap: Mary-Louise Parker takes on a new identity in “Felling and Swamping.” Coming fresh off Shane Botwin’s (Alexander Gould) murderous “Thwack,” we catch up with the Botwins as they trek across country on the run. The drug-dealing Botwin family is running from the Mexican Mafia and the FBI, both of whom are hot on their trails in response to the death of Pilar.

Onward to Canada! The Botwins plan to deport to the hat of North America, good old Canada. Nancy (Mary-Louise Parker) runs into a little trouble at the border when she fails to produce Baby Stevies birth certificate. The fugitive mom knows that there is no way to get the certificate so it is time to move on to plan b, whatever that may be.

With Canada out of the picture, little cash and the fear of credit cards being traced, the Botwins struggle to formulate a plan to survive while on the run. Nancy decides that they are going to go and max out every card they have and then cut them up. After a shopping spree at some random Outdoors Supermarket, the Botwins are geared up with camping equipment and tons of Hooters gift cards.

Andy Botwin (Justin Kirk), the self-proclaimed master to life on the run and new identities, lays down the ground rules for the dysfunctional family.

First and foremost, the family must sever all ties with their previous life. This means no more cell phones or contacting anyone that used to be close to them. Cell phones destroyed, check! Now comes the tricky part, the Weeds’ Botwin family must come up with new identities for their new life. Andy manages to find a kid who can make them legitimate fake ids.

Ladies and gentleman, with a little bit of money, a nerd with no life and photoshop, I now introduce you to the Newman’s. Let’s take time right now to get you up to speed on the new names of our beloved drug-peddling family. For Weeds Seaons 6 Nancy Botwin is now Nathalie Newman, Shane “The Killer” Botwin is now Shawn Newman, Andy Botwin is now Randy Newman, Baby Stevie is now Avi Newman and Silas Botwin is now Mike T. Newman (Hunter Parrish).

While they vow to be a real family, with real jobs, I highly doubt that the Newman’s will be able to keep up the facade of normalcy. We will just have to stay tuned to the rest of Weeds Season 6 to see how the Newman’s do while on the run.

Tune in next week as Weeds Season 6 returns Monday night at 9PM ET/PT on Showtime.



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