After eight seasons Weeds is coming to an end this season, and though producers and writers are keeping most details under wraps for the last season, Jenji Kohan has teased a little of what fans can expect for the series finale.
At the TV Critics Association Summer Preview, Kohan revealed that the series finale will have a clear cut ending, not a cliffhanger. For fans this may be a relief as season seven ended with one of the biggest cliffhangers of all time. Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker) was shot in the head and the screen went black. Months went by without fans knowing if she survived or died, not to mention the speculations as to WHO SHOT NANCY?! Let’s face it, is there also anything more annoying than a show ending with a massive cliffhanger? Everyone wants to know how the story ends without having to make assumptions.
Parker told TCA members that she has read the script and thinks the ending wraps things up well. "[Kohan] managed to bring things together in a really beautiful way. She didn’t make it a happily-ever-after thing, but there was hope, and there was some sort of benediction. I cried when I read it. I think the finale is beautifully written, and I hope it lives up to what she wrote.”
Aside from a clean ending, The Hollywood Reporter learned that American Pie star Natasha Lyonne will join the series finale as a woman named Tiffani. No other details are available as to who Tiffani is and what she will contribute to the storyline. One other thing fans can expect in the finale is a trip down memory lane with some of the most memorable characters. We can only hope that this means a flashback to U-Turn or Celia.
The series finale will air in a one-hour, two-part special on September 16 at 10 p.m. on Showtime.