Despite the inherent drama, the show offers plenty of humor to keep things entertaining. The series finale jumps several years into the future and shows how the lives of the characters have progressed. Creator and alongside the other series producers convened for story meetings and were informed early on in the writing process that Showtime Entertainment President David Nevins would not be renewing the show for a ninth season. After Silas starts working at the pharmaceutical company, he finds himself not too pleased with the process his plants have to go through after they are selected. Creator revealed that cover versions of the song would be used during the opening credits as during past seasons and confirmed that and would be featured artists. Andy goes looking for Yael, who does not remember him. Nancy conquers the staircase and is released.
Even her friends and neighbors discover what's happening. Nancy is shocked to discover that many of her neighbors are potheads and she has no problems selling her product. But her new-found generosity gets her in trouble when she runs afoul of a hospital clown who sells marijuana lollipops to patients when she starts handing out her own pot cookies for free. Meanwhile, Jill and Andy agree to watch Stevie during the day. Doug decides to reconnect with his estranged gay son Josh and orders his cult members to kidnap him. Silas runs into Megan and comes clean about poking holes in his condoms so she would get pregnant; the two make up and get back together. She refuses to sell anything harder than weed.
Shane takes a shining to a fellow cop-in-training and figures out the identity of Nancy's shooter. Moreover, Nancy begins working at a marketing company that sells a marijuana-based compound for victims undergoing. Shane, first a member of the police academy and later an officer, arrests him with his police squad. Meanwhile, Jill reveals that she is pregnant with either Andy or Doug's child. Widowed after a sudden heart attack kills her husband, Nancy, the main character, struggles to support her two sons in the lifestyle to which the family is accustomed. Viewers can relate to her desire to take care of her sons and maintain her reputation in the community.
The doctors put Nancy in a chemically induced coma to protect her brain. Jill's ex-husband catches her and Andy having sex and storms out. She tries to maintain the perfect upper-class life that she had before her husband passed. After comparing lists of suspects for the shooting, Shane reveals to Silas that he is training to be a police officer instead of going to college. Guillermo realizes Stevie has been misled by his mother and reveals the truth of his father as a drug cartel kingpin, much to Stevie's shock. Teaming up with past friends and enemies Nancy develops a scheme.
Silas makes a new friend then Shane invites his new girl friend Angela who is also in Shane's police academy to dinner while Andy and Jill are involved in a fight. Nancy tries to keep herself as clean as possible. Series co-star also provided a cover version for the season's tenth episode. Meanwhile, Andy is having trouble connecting with Joanna as Shane and Angela deal with both sides of the law. Over the course of the show, she and her family become increasingly entangled in illegal activities. At a pre-party for Stevie's , Nancy begins to worry that Andy will not show up as the two of them have not spoken in some time.
In addition, , who had not directed an episode since season three, directed an episode this season. Doug has created a cult following, which, paired with his share in Nancy's business, has made him prosperous. Finally she tells Shane to fix his life, who agrees to take time off and go to rehabilitation. Because Andy had sex with a gothic lady, Jill tries to retaliate by sleeping with Doug. The central character is Nancy Botwin, a widowed mother of two boys who begins selling cannabis to support her family after her husband dies suddenly of a heart attack. A grief-stricken Andy renews his sexual relationship with Jill.
The final two episodes of the season aired back to back as a one-hour series finale, which was the series' first and only one-hour show in its eight-year run. Marijuana was legalized at an unspecified time during the time jump and as a result the Botwins are running several successful marijuana businesses. Marijuana is legalized and Nancy's chain of marijuana shops becomes so overwhelmingly successful that wants to buy it; Nancy, who holds 51% of the company's stock, is the only one who declines the offer. The shooter, who is revealed to be , visits Nancy late at night and expresses his regret; Nancy suddenly begins to emerge from her medically induced coma. She is soon joined by Doug, Silas, Shane, and Andy. Doug, using Meritor, manages to set up a fake homeless shelter by drugging a hostile homeless woman. Date Aired Weeds Episodes Season 1 07 August 2005 15 August 2005 22 August 2005 29 August 2005 05 September 2005 12 September 2005 19 September 2005 26 September 2005 03 October 2005 10 October 2005 Season 2 14 August 2006 21 August 2006 28 August 2006 04 September 2006 11 September 2006 18 September 2006 25 September 2006 02 October 2006 09 October 2006 16 October 2006 23 October 2006 30 October 2006 Season 3 13 August 2007 20 August 2007 27 August 2007 03 September 2007 10 September 2007 17 September 2007 24 September 2007 01 October 2007 08 October 2007 15 October 2007 22 October 2007 29 October 2007 05 November 2007 12 November 2007 19 November 2007 Season 4 16 June 2008 23 June 2008 30 June 2008 07 July 2008 14 July 2008 21 July 2008 28 July 2008 04 August 2008 11 August 2008 18 August 2008 25 August 2008 08 September 2008 15 September 2008 Season 5 08 June 2009 15 June 2009 22 June 2009 29 June 2009 06 July 2009 13 July 2009 20 July 2009 27 July 2009 03 August 2009 10 August 2009 17 August 2009 24 August 2009 31 August 2009 Season 6 16 August 2010 23 August 2010 30 August 2010 13 September 2010 20 September 2010 27 September 2010 04 October 2010 11 October 2010 18 October 2010 25 October 2010 01 November 2010 08 November 2010 15 November 2010 Season 7 27 June 2011 04 July 2011 11 July 2011 18 July 2011 25 July 2011 01 August 2011 08 August 2011 15 August 2011 22 August 2011 29 August 2011 12 September 2011 19 September 2011 26 September 2011 Season 8 01 Jul 2012 01 July 2012 08 July 2012 15 July 2012 22 July 2012 29 July 2012 05 August 2012 12 August 2012 19 August 2012 26 August 2012 02 September 2012 09 September 2012 16 September 2012 16 September 2012.
The eighth and final season begins with a shooting victim rushed to the hospital, with the family left to theorize about who may have pulled the trigger. Shane, who has become a detective, is a bitter alcoholic, having remained Ouellette's closest friend and following in his footsteps. Nancy regrets her past, but knows there is nothing she can do to change it. Silas also gets a job growing marijuana at the same company as Nancy. At Stevie's Bar Mitzvah Stevie stuns the guests with his speech informing everyone of his true father's past, his lack of faith in religion and his desire to attend boarding school before promptly leaving.