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Posted Jul 28, 2008 @ 10:24 PM

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When Nancy is denied a share of the incoming pot by Guillermo, she decides to go over his head to Esteban. Celia discovers the cheap medication at Mexican pharmacies. Silas and Lisa get intimate, while Shane discovers some shocking photos. Andy and Doug begin interviewing for their human smuggling operation.


Oh, Captain Till!

On the whole, a very enjoyable episode. I'm really looking forward to how it goes down between Nancy, Guillermo and Esteban. Plus seeing Lupita, Marvin and Sanjay again was such a treat! I hope they stick around for a while.

I'm glad Nancy's getting back in the game, the maternity thing was gonna get boring easily.

Edited by American Snob, Jul 28, 2008 @ 10:25 PM.


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Posted Jul 28, 2008 @ 10:27 PM

Can I just say that I loved the spanking scene as well as Isabelle fawning all over pictures of Nancy. This show is just so wrong but so enjoyable.

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Posted Jul 28, 2008 @ 10:31 PM

Funny, interesting episode, with some decent plot development, both good and bad.

  • Nancy's old crew drops by, nice to see Marvin dropped 10 pounds. It shows!
  • Celia and Isabelle, getting along like usual. More Xanax!
  • Captain Till drops charges against Celia, turns down her drink invite cause he's involved - With his male underling
  • Guillermo turns Nancy to move some weed sp Nancy tracks down Esteban, gets spanked, and gets her product.
  • Doug joins the Minutemen to help further his and Andy coyote business.
  • Silas goes down on his MILF in the Cheese Shop. Nice ass young man.
  • Shane and Isabelle find Judah's nude photos of Nancy, sparking Isabelle's appreciation, and also Shane's as he uses them for his nightly "ritual"
Nancy hon, I wouldn't want to be you the next time Guillermo says "It's just business" to you. That was not a happy man right there.

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Posted Jul 28, 2008 @ 10:31 PM

I am rather repulsed by Shane masturbating to pictures of his mother.

Was Roy Till's lover the other DEA guy in the room with Celia? And what was with the second phone?

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Posted Jul 28, 2008 @ 10:32 PM

And what was with the second phone?


That was not a phone, that was lube.

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Posted Jul 28, 2008 @ 10:42 PM

I am rather repulsed by Shane masturbating to pictures of his mother.

As am I. Like the boy doesn't have enough reasons to be in therapy. That was just so, so wrong.
In other news, Silas was looking hot. Very fetishy tonight- Oedipal issues, jailbait issues, spanking, lady bodybuilder...

It was nice to see some of the old crew again.

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Posted Jul 28, 2008 @ 10:42 PM

Damn, that episode was crazy. I enjoyed it but did feel like they tried to pack a little too much in...Which is why this show needs to be more than 27 minutes.

LOVED the scenes with Celia and Isabelle. Their relationship is just so fabulous and twisted. And EP never fails to be hilarious. Loved the shout out to the Joker :)

LUPITA! OMG I was so happy to see her. And Marvin and CLinique and Sanjay. So glad they reintroduced some of those characters!

Silas has an amazing body.

Shane jerking off to naked pictures of his Mom? Gross. Just. So. Wrong. And yet so sad too...The poor kid is just so lonely. Doug offering to have sex with Nancy? Hilarious. Captain Till - well I had a feeling something was up between he and the other guy by the way they were looking at eachother. Poor Celia, she really has stooped to an all new low by hitting on Till after she laughed in his face.

The Mayor spanking Nancy was hilarious. I think he's ridiculously hot. But she is stupid to cross Guillermo. THat look Guillermo gave her was purely sinister at the end. I don't think she realizes who she is fucking with. I get the feeling that he's actually a lot more dangerous than U-Turn ever was.

I loved the little montage with the Mountain Goats song. Sort of a celebration of non-traditional love, or the need for human connection maybe. Till and his partner (they were wearing rings, I noticed), Silas and the older woman (Lisa?), The Minute Man and his body builder, Doug and Maria, Nancy and the drug-dealing yet humanitarian mayor...All totally out of the realm of what is considered "normal" but all the more moving because of it. This show, even at its most absurd and outrageous, is really fundamentally about the loneliness and alienation of the characters, for me at least. You can't ever truly hate any of them despite their innumerable flaws because they are so vulnerable and lost at times.

ETA: MLP is ridiculously, ridiculously beautiful. I want to know how she keeps getting more so as she gets older!

Edited by publicdefender, Jul 28, 2008 @ 10:55 PM.


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Posted Jul 28, 2008 @ 10:42 PM

That was not a phone, that was lube


O_O

Oh.

Edited by Last Time Lord, Jul 28, 2008 @ 10:44 PM.


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Posted Jul 28, 2008 @ 10:52 PM

Silas is extremely hot, which disturbs me as I think I'm older than cheese lady. Loved seeing old faces, and minuteman was a hott. The show is indeed, so, so wrong that it struck me as nothing so much as a live action "South Park," redeemed by superb casting/writing/acting. And there's nothing wrong with that.

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Posted Jul 28, 2008 @ 11:09 PM

Just felt like I needed to take a shower after this episode. I think Nancy is an adrenaline junkie, she's not happy unless she's really living on the edge of danger. Her family is not at the top of her list because Shane obviously is crying out for help and no one is there to give it to him. I guess Nancy is the mother of all MILFs with Shane using her photos as his favorite masturbation mementos.

Loved the montage of all the loving going on with the various players. When did Silas become so skilled in the love arts? Maybe all that practice with his deaf mute girlfriend has paid off. Roy Till who whudda thunk it? He sure seemed happy with his fellow cop and good for him.

Something tells me that Guillermo is not taking it too well that Nancy is bucking the chain of command and going to Mayor Spankey to get her product. This show is taking a much darker turn this season than the previous ones.

Edited by puppetmittens, Jul 28, 2008 @ 11:10 PM.


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Posted Jul 28, 2008 @ 11:19 PM

I swear, I thought the end was going to involve Guillermo being shot.

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Posted Jul 29, 2008 @ 12:18 AM

I wager that Guillermo does not enjoy spankings as much as Nancy.

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Posted Jul 29, 2008 @ 12:51 AM

I will be really upset if anything happens to Guillermo because of Nancy. He didn't look pissed in the last scene, just really sad. It confused me a little. The sex scenes with Silas and the cheese lady were super hot. Really good episode!

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Posted Jul 29, 2008 @ 2:01 AM

Am I the only one that recognized the espisode's title? "Yes I Can" is from a song:

"Anything you can do I can do better....I can do anything better than you....

Man: "No, you can't!"
Woman: "Yes, I can!"
Man: "No, you can't!"
Woman: "YES, I CAN!!!"

p.s. Hunter Parrish...I don't know what you did to get so buff..but...JHC!! On A Pogostick!!!! whiskey. tango. foxtrot...

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Posted Jul 29, 2008 @ 2:09 AM

Please, I'm still waiting to see Guillermo's ""brick dance". He's an asshole.

Ok so continuity problems here, campers. Clinique "mercy fucked" Sanjay sometime immidiatly after Shane graduated. ( Jr High, I assume) So lets call it June, then there was summer school, ( July) then there was fire season, ( Aug/ Sept) the kids still aren't in school yet, So is it really NINE months later (FEBRUARY) and Nancy & Celia just haven't gotten around to putting the kids in school yet, or is it the end of summer & Clinique somehow gestated this child in three months? ( or is it not Sanjays baby - but whats's the point of that?) Seriously pick a time line & stick with it writers!

And what happened to Silas's car anyhow? No 17 year old just leaves his car to the firestorm.

Marvins obviously lost more than 10 pounds. ( but hey " back to my high school wieght" hee!)

Was that Lee Majors as the minuteman? Aye yi yi, not the Six Million Dollar man anymore...

The Silas/Lisa sex is both hot & disturbing. I'm wondering how old they are going to say she is (actress is 38, Hunter is 21) A 28 year old mom I could believe doing this a lot easier than a 38 year old mom. ( I'm a 43 year old mom, I don't find my nieghbors 17year old attractive). The sex scenes in this show are always so abrupt, and they never happen in beds. I was woried about them doing it in the cheese shop, unhygenic and uncomfortable. Plus she had a handful of toothpicks! ( Yikes!) As much as I enjoy Silas's ass, it would have been more believable/ interesting to watch him court her for a while while she tries to justify the whole thing.
"Cheese gotta have it" still cracks me up!

The whole spanking scene seems like it's just more of the writers trying to degrade MLP. Just unecessary & dumb.

Shane masturbating to his mom's old pictures was gross. There's gotta be more ( appropriate) porn in that house, Andy lived(es) there!

Very nice to see Lupita again!
Still missing Conrad....

Edited by honeycocoa, Jul 29, 2008 @ 2:49 AM.


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Posted Jul 29, 2008 @ 2:36 AM

I'm a 43 year old mom, I don't find my nieghbors 17year old attractive.

Does he look like Silas?

Shane masturbating to his mom's old pictures was gross. There's gotta be more ( appropriate) porn in that house, Andy lived(es) there!

I thought that, too. Granted, MLP looked gorgeous in those pics, but still, wouldn't a kid be squicked out by the fact that it's his mom? I don't want Shane to be THAT messed up!

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Posted Jul 29, 2008 @ 2:51 AM

Does he look like Silas?

Kinda, but he's 17 so he's not as buff as 21 year old Hunter. And he's a dumb kid, ya know...

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Posted Jul 29, 2008 @ 3:57 AM

I floved seeing Nancy's old "contacts" although that scene made me miss Conrad more than ever. I hope he shows back up again at some point during this series. Marvin cracked me up so much I almost forgot that he is the one who finally snuffed out U-Turn. Not that I am complaining.

Just when I began to think that poor Shane was finally getting some balance in his life/psyche an episode like this came along. Frankly I would have rather seen Isabelle "enjoying" herself to Nancy's old pictures, and trust me that is not a scene I wished for but it would have been less disturbing than what we got. It is a good thing that Nancy is back to making some loot because Shane has many years of intensive therapy ahead of him.

Silas and the MILF were hot. Then again I have been digging Silas this season and it is not just the haircut. At least I hope not; am I that shallow? He seems more mature and less of of a douche these days.

Roy Till? That was a surprise but a fun one.

I am so glad that Isabelle is back. Celia and her youngest daughter really balance each other out in a highly dysfunctional but engaging way.

Andy and Doug's adventures aren't too exciting but since I recently had to read "Enrique's Journey" for a class I hope that something informative, but not overly dull, comes out of this storyline.

I did not dig the spanking scene, if a man tried that with me it would be on and not in a good way, but the Mayor is kind of hot. Of course so is ( a slightly puffy) Guillermo and he did not look happy at the end of the episode. I can't wait to see how this plays out.

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Posted Jul 29, 2008 @ 8:02 AM

I didn't get why Nancy and Celia are supposed to be so poor. Didn't Guillermo let Nancy name her own salary? Why wouldn't he be paying her? And I know he told her that Celia got minimum wage, but I didn't think she would take that literally. She's being paid not only to work in the shop, but also to keep quiet about The Hole. So why isn't Celia demanding payment? I've definitely had enough of pathetic Celia. I want to see her do something more than whine about her life and hit on extremely unattractive gay men. Give her a story, writers!

I would like the MILF storyline if there were an actual storyline.

It's weird that Andy has suddenly become the most likable character on the show for me.

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Posted Jul 29, 2008 @ 8:07 AM

Please tell me my eyes deceived me with Shane in the last scene holding Nancy's nude photos. His hand didn't go where I think they did?...Right?

Nancy is getting too big for here britches. That was not cool at all sidelining Guillermo. Has Nancy ever used a weapon, I can't remeber? I feel she's going to be in desperate need of one, with the double-crossing.

Loved the appearances of Marvin, Sanjay (lol at the baby and the mother), and they even brought back Lupita!

I lol at the detective/rookie in bed and Nancy's spanking, because of the randomness.

Since I'm not buying Silas suddenly hotness, the Milf plot is not doing anything for me.

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Posted Jul 29, 2008 @ 8:08 AM

Shane spanking it to his mom was disturbing. Is he that detached from her mothering "skills?" Is he trying to be like his dad? Is he just weirder than I thought? I don't know.

Allie Grant is getting so pretty. (I'm old and not after her like a cheese lady is to a Silas)! But she has grown out of the awkward phase. I love Isabelle's relationship with Celia. It is so twisted.

Doug and Andy always make me giggle with their antics.

Loved seeing the old crew too. Lupita's, "Do you have coke? You should think about getting coke" had me giggling out loud.

Oh and that look that Guillermo had on his face at the end both made me sad and scared. It's going to only get darker from here...

Edited by frostedglass, Jul 29, 2008 @ 8:09 AM.


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Posted Jul 29, 2008 @ 9:13 AM

I thought there were some great Celia moments in the episode, like in the Pharmacia and with Captain Till. I think Captain Till really does want Celia in that way, but he had to rebuff her in front of his gay lover. Otherwise the show has been really dishonest with the viewers in the past with Captain Till played as a guy who wanted a different kind of testimony from Celia. He seemed to be going through the motions when he was in bed, so I think his heart is with Celia.

I am not quite buying Shane at the end. I saw my mother naked by accident one time when I was about Shane's age and I am traumatized by the image to this day. I wonder if the pictures were real or Photoshopped? Just like there is an on-demand short about how the fake drugs are made, I want a featurette about the making of those pictures.

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Posted Jul 29, 2008 @ 9:21 AM

Oh Shane,you didn't go there!! Someone take this kid to a shrink STAT!

Silas is lookin' good!! I'm a bit jealous of the cheese lady. His ass rivals Conrad's.

I loved seeing the old crew, but I really missed Conrad! I hope we see him sometime this season.

Love Doug and Andy and their scenes together.

Dang, Guillermo looked sad/extremely angry at the end. If I were Nancy I'd be shaking in my boots.

Ooh I almost forgot, loved the spanking scene! It was hilarious!

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Posted Jul 29, 2008 @ 10:43 AM

Am I the only one that recognized the espisode's title? "Yes I Can" is from a song:

"Anything you can do I can do better....I can do anything better than you....

Man: "No, you can't!"
Woman: "Yes, I can!"
Man: "No, you can't!"
Woman: "YES, I CAN!!!"


Actually I think it referred to the title of Sammy Davis Jr.'s autobiography. That's where Shane came across the pictures of Nancy (pun intended, sorry...)

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Posted Jul 29, 2008 @ 10:51 AM

I don't know if I should feel sad for Guillermo. I understand that he is sad/upset, but to what end? Is he just upset because he truly knows that this guy is really bad and does not want Nancy to get wrapped up in this. Is he just upset that she went above his head and he no longer has her under his thumb?

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Posted Jul 29, 2008 @ 10:59 AM

I think Shane was supposed to be graduating from elementary school, but it's been so many years they might as well make it middle school now. The timeline is incredibly fucked up, although I totally buy the theory that it's not Sanjay's baby.

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Posted Jul 29, 2008 @ 11:21 AM

I am rather repulsed by Shane masturbating to pictures of his mother.

I'm fairly sure that was the point. It was disgusting, but actually kind of fascinating. Why his mom? Is it because he wants to be closer to her, and that's the only way? I kind of blame Nancy for this. If she had acted like a mother once since Judas died, maybe he wouldn't resort to this. I'm interested to see where this goes.

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Posted Jul 29, 2008 @ 12:00 PM

I'm fairly sure that was the point. It was disgusting, but actually kind of fascinating. Why his mom? Is it because he wants to be closer to her, and that's the only way?


That's how I interpreted it...and his reaction to Isabelle's wanting the pictures. Nancy gives so much of her time and attention to everyone else, he wants something of her just for himself, and if they're dirty pictures, so be it. I thought it was incredibly sad, in addition to being disturbing.

Also, Guillermo looked so...odd. He had huge bags under his eyes, almost bruises...was there an implication that he got beat up or something? He definitely is not pleased - is he pissed or sad? It creeped me out a little.

The mayor is totally hot. I loved the way after he spanked Nancy, he pulled open the door, picked up some papers and started reading, and shoved her out, all in one smooth move.

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Posted Jul 29, 2008 @ 12:17 PM

Am I the only one that recognized the espisode's title? "Yes I Can" is from a song


I thought it was a reference to Barak Obama's "Yes We Can." Okay, that didn't make a lot of sense, but there was a politician featured and discussion of the hot political topic immigration.

Although I was glad to see a gay love scene on TV, I thought it was really random. If it comes back later as a storyline, fine. If not, was it just gratuitous? Roy Till doesn't need to be gay not to want Celia. The fact that she's mean and a little bent is reason enough.

Did anyone else think Guillermo's outfit when they were bringing Nancy the dope was wierd? He was wearing a plaid shirt buttoned up all the way. It looked more nerdy college student than scary drug lord.

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Posted Jul 29, 2008 @ 12:21 PM

Did anyone else think Guillermo's outfit when they were bringing Nancy the dope was wierd? He was wearing a plaid shirt buttoned up all the way. It looked more nerdy college student than scary drug lord.


I'm pretty sure he's been dressed like that in every single episode he's been in. The man sure does love his plaid shirts.