"The Punishment Lighter" is the ninth episode of season one of Weeds.


Nancy gets jacked by a crooked security guard on campus; Alejandro, who after their encounter is totally smitten with Nancy, insists she needs his protection; Maggie tries to replace Celia as head of the PTA; Shane's behavior at school and at home gets worse, prompting his mother to consider medication, and his brother to use a more violent approach; Silas is getting closer to Megan's family, leaving Nancy feeling left out.

Cast and CrewEdit

Main CastEdit

Mary-Louise Parker - Nancy Botwin
Elizabeth Perkins - Celia Hodes
Tonye Patano - Heylia James
Romany Malco - Conrad Shepard
Justin Kirk - Andy Botwin
Hunter Parrish - Silas Botwin
Alexander Gould - Shane Botwin
Kevin Nealon - Doug Wilson

Supporting CastEdit

Vincent Laresca - Alejandro
Todd Stashwick - Cash the Security Guard
Maulik Pancholy - Sanjay
Renee Victor - Lupita
Andy Milder - Dean Hodes
Shoshannah Stern - Megan Beals
Remy Auberjonois - Mr. Albin
Tressa DiFiglia - Maggie
Stephon Fuller - Assistant #2
Matt Nolan - Assistant #1
Becky Thyre - Pam


Directed By:
Paul Feig

Written By:
Matthew Salsberg

Episode NavigationEdit

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Preceded by
"The Punishment Light"
Season One Episodes Followed by
"The Godmother"