Charli swings by Mr. Prosper’s house to see how his move is coming along. He is being evicted, remember? Has he packed one box? (I see a couple in the kitchen.) He is supposed to be out of the house today. And he is (acting) unbothered as he is heading to lunch with Vy. But Sir? Your house! I know this move is hard, but they will put your stuff out on the… well, ya’ll don’t have curbs. So, outside in the dirt. This is not an option.
Charli calls Nova over for help and says she remembers how her the move was to the state LA from the city LA for her and Mica. She can’t imagine doing it in her 70s. Me either girl. Oh, and Nova followed up with the EPA re: the Landrys. Everything checked out. RA is there too. He says he has to meet up with Darla later to discuss custody of Blue. Charli says focus on the kid.
Mica is at home with all his friends looking at pics from his camera. He’s a decent photographer. This is very love jones with the black and white. The kids are looking at pics of the plantation they went to and decide to “make some noise”. Oh, kids. Ya’ll are so right. But I am so scared for your safety. The kids come up with an awesome plan to spill blood (red paint) on the land and put up the names of enslaved people. Mica hesitates, but decides he’s “in”. Something (else) bad is going to happen to this kid, or one of these kids. I can feel it coming.
Charli and Nova are reminiscing about their childhood because: Sisters. Translation: they have a bond that should supersede a man. Charlie asks about the mystery man that Nova was texting when she was with Aunt Vy. Nova says it was nothing.
Vy is at her old job rehearsing her pitch to the supermarket guy about her pie shop. She’s waiting for Prosper to show up. She’s heard about his eviction and offers help, Prosper says he is good. Gahhhhh! Why won’t this old black man accept some honest help from the folks who love him?
Ralph Angel is at Darla’s house, which is lovely, especially Blue’s room. RA feels insecure about what he is able to offer Blue versus Darla. Sidenote: the back of Ralph Angel’s head is lovely. Dear God.
At Prosper’s, Charli goes outside to join him in the rocking chairs for a chat. He says he used to sit in these chairs with his wife. Ugh! Tears. Charlie says they are done packing and the boxes will go to storage. Also, she has him if he needs anything and will wait with him until his daughter arrives. He says his daughter isn’t coming because he told her not to and he will rent a room. WHAT??!!! He sounds crazy. Charli says he will stay with her and Mica and she isn’t leaving without him. So that’s that.
Charli arrives home to Mica and a house full of people. How is this allowed? The Lucases did not permit a bunch of people in their house when they weren’t home. Parents are getting soft these days.
Prosper is overwhelmed by Charli’s new space. Its very nice, but it’s very new to him and in general. It ain’t home. Later, Mica is trying to show him how to use the fancy electronics. Prosper is like, nope, I have one channel to watch, give me my Westerns. Sidenote: Mr Prosper is a great actor. His “fish outta water” old man act is great.
Vy is pitching her pie plan to the supermarket guy. She’s nervous, but doing all right until she falls ill, so ill that she can’t drive home. Oh no!
That cry she does at the end, trying to fix herself and frustrated her body is failing her and feeling like she blew it? I have cried that cry. I love this show. And hate if for its depictions of the just trying to live side of life. Accurate, and so uncomfortable.
RA is at Darla’s trying to hash out this custody plan. He asks for a key to her spot, since she has one to his. Ummmmm…. is this how co-parents do? Darla asks for more time to keep Blue. RA says to take it slow and offers weekends. Darla wants 50/50. RA is like “nah”. Darla has more requests: she needs to meet anyone new before they meet Blue. Darla brings up the guys that RA had at the house, but really, she mad about ol girl she saw RA with who looks just like her. I get the ask, but is that realistic? And like, if you meet the person, and are like, “nope”, then what?
Anyway, Darla says she is tired of the same conversation. RA loses it. Tired? Her parents are paying for everything and he is working two jobs while she is finding herself? Darla says so what if her parents help her, it ain’t like he paying for the house he lives in. Welp. She invites him to let himself out.
Look. I understand where Darla is coming from. It’s her bio kid and she has rights and should have access to him. But she gotta recognize the level of okey doke she been pulling on RA and his family all these years. That said, I need RA to pipe down just a wee bit. If he pushes Darla too far, I am afraid she will go to court and take Blue from RA, who really, doesn’t have much legal right to him.
RA, is in a shitty mood when he shows up to get his check from work and runs into his New Boo. He is dry and uninterested and rude to her. Um… she aint the problem, Bruh. And she doesn’t deserve this treatment.
At Charli’s house, Mica and his friends are plotting. Mica is the look out. This doesn’t end well.
Supermarket dude brings his wife's chicken soup by Vy to help her feel better. He says his investors are anxious. Vy decides to confess that she has lupus. He seems to lose interest immediately. Look, I’m all for walking in truth, but some ish you need to keep to yourself. I hope she didn’t just sink her ship. On the upside, she has a man with money that he wants to spend. All hope is not lost for the pie shop. Sidenote: where is Hollywood?
Nova is with Charli and her research had discovered some frat brother of one of the Landrys works for the EPA. Mr. Prosper wanders downstairs to read a book in the living room. He’s movings slow, but moving. Charli watches and says they have to move fast. Nova wants to help more, but Chalri suggests she lay low so she doesn’t take a professional hit.
Nova goes out in the field with a pic of Mr. Proper and her dad and I think she is cleaning the energy of the land. Um… ok.
Later, Nova goes by RA to find him drinking alone in Blue’s room. I assume Blue is with Darla? Nova just takes a seat and takes a swig. It’s like that sometimes. RA is worried about how Blue’s room at his house compares to his room at Darla’s. Nova says Blue’s room is fine as is. He’s a child. RA says he will be like their Dad and provide more. He says it with admiration. Nova points out that their Dad did that and was depressed and suicidal behind it, so maybe go with another option. She reminds him that he has help.
Charlie walks by the living room and finds Mr. Prosper asleep in his chair where he has been all day. This is an amazing actor. He acting all weak. But did you see that arm tho? Mr. Propser still got something.
RA goes back to work and finds New Boo sitting by the water. He takes a seat next to her and doesn’t exactly apologize for how he acted the other day. . She says she heard he wants extra shifts. He says he does not. He heard Nova. This is good. They have small talk and he takes her hand. APOLOGIZE. Say the word. She puts her head on his shoulder. Sigh. Cute. But I wanted him to actually acknowledge he was wrong and say he was sorry.