Weeds, Mary-Louise Parker

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Don't expect Nancy Botwin and the gang to live happily ever after, Weeds fans.

The critically acclaimed Showtime comedy is wrapping up production on its eighth—and last—season this week, and the cast met with reporters to give scoop on the very end.

"I just cried when I read it," Mary-Louise Parker said of the final script. "It was beautiful. I don't know that it was really satisfying except that it was an end. She [creator Jenji Kohan] managed to bring things together in a way that isn't necessarily a happily-ever-after thing, but there is hope. There is benediction. The finale is beautifully written and I hope that it lives up to what she wrote."

Wanna know who the breakout star from the series finale will be?

Hunter Parrish, at least according to Parker. "I texted [Hunter] to tell him," Mary-Louise said. "He shot a scene in the finale that is one of the best pieces of acting I've ever seen."

Mary-Louise had this take on Nancy Botwin's greatest legacy: "She's fairly indomitable and guileless. She just continues to make the wrong choices. Her heart's usually in the right place and she just can't be defeated. She keeps trying. To me that's what's appealing to her. That's what I like about her."

And naturally, it was Justin Kirk (Andy) who gave the most laugh-worthy moment of the panel. When Hunter praised Justin for his memorable masturbation monologue (in which Andy taught the youngest Botwin boy to masturbate), Justin quipped, "I'm available now to teach your children." Duly noted.

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