Nancy swimming naked -- a sexy way to start the episode, until it is revealed that isn't her pool. Then Nancy just seems a little creepy, but relaxation is important to Nancy 2.0.
After Nancy hobbles out of the pool and up the stairs, she sees Stevie sleeping in bed with Andy and Jill. This sparks Nancy to demand a day alone at the son with her son. Jill tries to get in the way.
Meanwhile with Sonny and Fredo, I mean Silas and Shane, the officer in training gives the marijuana grower tips on how to hide his grow house.
Doug is back living on the compound and awakes to discover dog poop cradled by the morning newspaper on the front porch. This ignites a confrontation with the neighbor, and Doug ends up stepping on the specimen that started it all.
Back at the office, Kiku, the S&M loving drug dealer Nancy hired, has gotten into an unhealthy business environment. This Staten Island bubble hash nonsense has gotten Nancy out of family mode and into scary dealer mode. Jill rubs it in Nancy's face that she gets to take Stevie to see naked mole rats as Nancy rushes to save Kiku.
Both sons find new friends they willingly bring home to meet their mother. Shane has a girlfriend at the police academy and asks her to come to the dinner Nancy commissioned Andy to cook. Silas makes a friend at the weed gardening supply store named RJ who confronts him with a passionate love for the stereotypical California lifestyle Silas once lived.
Nancy, not the astute dealer she once was, tries to offer some Staten Island thugs her prescription painkillers but instead hobbles away without her stylish pimp cane. In thanks for saving her, Kiku tries to talk to Nancy about her sex life with Silas -- much to her horror.
Dmitri returns, but this time with a laser tag gun. Although he agrees to deal again with Nancy, he withholds his heart from her.
Andy has got an itch to cook a love feast for Nancy -- oh wait we mean the family. Jill gets jealous of Andy's devotion to Nancy as exhibited through his culinary work. When pressured about it, Andy commits only to the paella, not Jill.
Doug takes out his anger on the perpetrator by spray-painting an obscenity on the dog. Here's something new we learned from "Weeds": in Connecticut it is only illegal to paint cows or shorthaired goats. Doug's feces-fueled feud shows that once again he is ruling the suburbs.
Silas' new friend, RJ, stirs up trouble by highlighting the reality of how dangerous it is to have Shane in the police academy. Shane's girlfriend, Angela, leaves no impression on Nancy, who is consumed with thinking about Stevie.
Nancy takes her place at the head of the dinner table, picking up where she left off before she got shot. In her toast, she calls her missing son Stevie Judah, then falls asleep on her salad.
Silas gets mad at Shane for being in the police academy after what scrawny RJ told him. After crap hits the fan between Jill and Andy, then Silas and Shane, crap literally hits the family dinner table and onto Silas's perfectly tousled hair.
Nancy and Andy are coming back together in their quintessential "let me cry on your shoulder, but don't try to hit on me Andy" recaps where Nancy predictably is crying.
Crying over a son she cannot connect with ... this sounds familiar. Andy asks why commitment has to be exclusive. He kisses her shoulder and my heart flutters as I desperately hope Jenji Kohan finally gets Nancy and Andy together.
The episode comes full circle as Stevie crawls into Nancy's arms and together they crawl into their neighbor's pool. By watching the surveillance footage from Shane-installed cameras, Doug learns he has been the one pooping on their newspaper every night during his Ambien induced sleepwalking.
Doug's tale is a cautionary one for the whole group: Sometimes you're the one crapping on everything.
'Weeds' recap, season 8 episode 4
Jill and Andy on "Weeds." (Showtime)
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