weeds season 8 premiere 'Weeds' Season 8 premiere: Nancy Botwin shot by ...“Weeds” came back with a bang Sunday, July 1, when the show picked up right where Season 7 left off – with Nancy toasting her unorthodox family at their new suburban compound in Connecticut, just as a shot rings out. So who was shot?

Nancy was. Hopefully no one was terribly surprised by that turn of events. Who else would it have been? What we found quite surprising was the culprit, revealed at the end of the episode. While we hadn’t forgotten about Peter Scottson (Martin Donovan), the DEA agent Nancy married way back in Season 2, we hadn’t given much thought to his anger-management-problem son Tim (Daryl Sabara), whom Shane bit at a karate match (remember that?).

Was anybody pleasantly surprised to be surprised at the shooter’s identity? And perhaps glad it wasn’t someone connected to Esteban or Guillermo? We were kind of hoping it was Heylia, just because that would’ve been funny.

In other news, Shane comes clean about his police academy gig to Silas, which ought to be fun to watch play out. The little brother bonding time was good, though.

And Andy continues to be in love with Nancy and yet fornicate with gross Jill right on Nancy’s bed. We are long past the point where we were ready for Jill to go away, so fingers crossed that’s coming soon. She’s annoying.

What did you think of the Season 8 premiere of “Weeds”?

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."