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Weeds: Who Shot Nancy Botwin?

Nancy Botwin's past finally caught up to her.

The matriarch of one of the most dysfunctional families on TV kicked off the eighth and final season of Weeds on the ground, covered in blood, having been shot in the head. There's no way the Showtime series would kill off star Mary-Louise Parker — not yet, at least — but it raises the question: Who would want to kill Nancy?

Weeds to end after upcoming season

Well, I mean, who wouldn't really, right? Was more

VIDEO: Father Figure

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Length: 43:31
Aired: 2/14/2008

Eli's latest visions transport him to a World War II battlefield. watch

VIDEO: The Father Figure

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Eli is having visions of a World War II battlefield, which he discovers is linked to his father and a case of a military mom involved in a custody battle. watch


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Year Title Description
2010 The Company Men Movie, Actor - Joyce Robertson
2007 The Savages Movie, Actor - Ms. Robinson
2005 Little Manhattan Movie, Actor - Birdie
2005 Weeds TV Show Series, Actor - Heylia James
1999 The Hurricane Movie, Actor - Woman at Prison

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News Asks: Which Character Do You Want to See Back on Your Favorite Show?

Sometimes a show just ain't the same once one of its key characters dies, leaves or gets otherwise written out. Think of the outrage when Cameron (Jennifer Morrison) packed up her stethoscope and left House's Princeton Plainsboro — and Chase — in her rear-view. There's been a hole in the heart of Brothers & Sisters since Walker sibling Tommy (Balthazar Getty) lost his mind and fled South of the Border. And who among us doesn't miss the smart ties and whipsmart repartee of art director Sal Romano (Bryan Batt) on Mad Men? Don't even get us started on the revolving door at Grey's Anatomy's Seattle Grace Hospital.

So if you had the power of TV-character reanimation, who would you bring back?

I'll go first. I miss the way Weeds' Conrad (Romany Malco) and Heylia (Tonye Patano) were able to rein in Nancy's more egotistical flights of fancy.

Now you. Which character(s) would you bring back?

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Weeds Preview: Heylia Tells Us How It's Gonna Be

Last week on Showtime's Weeds (Mondays at 10 pm/ET), Conrad's aunt Heylia wasn't having any of Nancy's white-girl whining and even sent Miss Nancy down to the floor with a swat heard 'round the world (or at least Agrestic). Can't the two former business associates just get along? invited Tonye Patano to share a peek inside Heylia's world. [After being introduced by the publicist] So your first name is pronounced "Tony"? I thought it was going to be like "Tanya." Tonye Patano: I know — isn't that fancy silent e something? It's been that way all my life. I figure I will have "arrived" when everybody knows how to pronounce it. But I have a feeling that will never happen. [Laughs] Congratulations on Weeds' many Emmy nominations. Patano: Yeah, it's a great thing. It's good that people are watching. And the gals [lead and supporting ac read more

October 30, 2006: Do You Want to Die Today?

They shoot pot dealers, don't they? That question lingers as Season 2 of Showtime's Weeds drew to a close with a helpless, hempless Nancy staring down the barrels of not one or two but five serious pieces of firepower... never once setting down that prominently displayed can of Diet Coke. Her only possible salvation: Silas, now in possession of the final MILF weed harvest, but himself also in dire straits, with Celia and a policeman marching toward the 38-pound stash. And let's not forget poor Shane, who graduated from grade school straight into an impetuous, Cactus Cooler-fueled trip to Paraguay, with Kat (as in Krazy) behind the wheel, and Uncle Andy and Abumchuck in heated pursuit.And to think that the Weeds writers almost tied everything up in a neat bundle instead! So glad they opted otherwise, (as explained in my fresh Features Q&A with series creator Jenji Kohan).Was I entirely satisfied with the season-ending cliff-hanger? No, not entirely. I think it was a cheat to kill... read more

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