TCA: “Weeds” series finale — and what’s in those smokin’ props

Weeds fans, if you’ve always wondered what’s in those “joints” that the cast members smoke on-camera, here’s the deal.

The official tobacco- and nicotine-free props from Honeyrose are “created from a blend of quality selected herbs including marshmallow, red clover and rose. The taste is enhanced with fruit juice.”

TV writers at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour’s Showtime sessions received these “tokins of appreciation” straight from the Weeds gang, who were on hand Tuesday to discuss their eight and final season.

Though Showtime’s president of entertainment David Nevins would only say that the Sept. 16 two-part series finale would answer a lot of questions, Weeds creator Jenji Kohan did reveal that a number of past favorites will return.

“We wanted to bring everyone we could back — and everyone who said yes, we brought back,” Kohan said. “It’s a trip down memory lane, lined with all of our lovely characters from the past.”

“I just cried when I read it,” said series star Mary-Louise Parker of the series ender. “I think it’s beautiful. I think [Kohan] just managed to brings thing together in a way. … She didn’t make it a total happily-ever-after thing, but there was hope in it. There was some sort of benediction.”

Weeds airs Sundays at 10/9CT on Showtime.

 

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