Showtime’s Weeds Cliffhanger: Elizabeth breathes sigh of telief

“Weeds” regular Elizabeth Perkins says she and several other members of the cast of the hit Showtime series are breathing a sigh of relief to be back shooting the series after last season’s cliffhanger ending. “It was so funny, when we read the finale we all sort of stopped and looked at each other and said, ‘Does this mean I’m not coming back?'” recalls the actress of the season finale that had Nancy Botwin, the show’s pot-dealing suburban mom played by Mary-Louise Parker getting burned out of house and home.

“But we’re scheduled to do 13 episodes, we’re heading into episode three, and a large portion of the cast is still on our show.” The plot complication now is that Nancy is relocating her family, possibly to a beach town near the San Diego/Mexico border. “Nancy’s on the run, and where she’ll end up nobody knows. So they’re figuring out ways to keep us involved with Nancy,” says Elizabeth.

“But we’re being kept very much in the dark. It really keeps it interesting. It’s like doing a one-act play, and every Friday you don’t know what your one-act play is going to be.” The actress, who’s garnered two Golden Globe and Emmy nods for Supporting Actress for her role as Nancy’s antagonistic partner in crime Celia Hodes — says the only thing she does know is that when the show returns June 16, her character “is in deep trouble. Celia is in hot water because everybody’s pointing the finger at her because her house was where the pot was.”

Source: National Ledger