By Michael Ausiello
May 17, 2010 at 11:42 PM EDT

Image Credit: George Napolitano/; Inset: ShowtimeThis should go a long way in terminating the negative buzz surrounding Elizabeth Perkins’ Weeds exit: Linda Hamilton is joining the Showtime comedy for a multi-episode arc in season 6, sources confirm to me exclusively.

The original Sarah Connor will play Linda, an eco-conscious marijuana grower who, along with her life partner Fiona, helps Nancy’s endeavors in Seattle take bloom.

Weeds‘ sixth season, which premieres August 16, finds Nancy and Co. on the run after Shane whacked Pilar with a croquet mallet.

Also joining the cast for several episodes is Prison Break alum Peter Stormare. His character is described as a hot-tempered German chef who is anything but charmed by his new ambitious dishwasher, Andy (Justin Kirk).