This week opens with Nova is doing a radio interview about her newspaper article. The deejays bring up her BIL Davis and Reagan Gomez’s character “Chantal” who is a part of BLM, can sense her stress and helps change the topic. Callers are calling in asking about Davis and the rape charge while Charley is listening at home and gets upset. Anddddd Nova basically takes “Goldy’s” side because she talks about the importance of rape victims coming forward and Charley assumes she is accusing Davis. Chantal shows heavy interest in Nova. Like HEAVY. As in, they may be FWB in next week’s show. Too Sweet calls Nova collect to give her info on what is going on in jail. He asks all the important questions and she has no answers. She is saddened and angry. She and Davis have an an exchange later in the show where she basically reads his priveleged behind. There is a fundamental difference in how black men are treated, however, can we acknowledge it all sucks any damn way. In her guilt and anger after their convo, she ‘borrows’ money from the farm account to post bail for Too Sweet to the tune of 10k. I am sure this is going to be a ginormous problem when the siblings find out.
Aunt Vi is being the peacemaker this episode and smooths everything over. She basically wears a cape the entire time. She is taking Blue to church and Ralph Angel- in all his fine glory- gives her some $ for lunch. He also has a new phone, which all show his illegal activities are keeping $ in his pockets. Aunt Vi is far from a fool and knows he is up to no good and saves his entire behind. She side eyes him when he tells her he is locking up the shed to protect farm equipment. Luckily, she knows better.
Ralph Angel- in all his fine glory- is continuing to deal with this jerkface Melvin at his job who wants him to hide stolen goods at the farm. I almost want his mean pull a gun on a dude demeanor to come out because this is too much. Once he stands up for himself he and the guy get into a physical altercation and he essentially gets jumped at work. Their beyond terrible boss tells him to get back to work and Ralph Angel tells him he can’t work there anymore. He wants a lay off and the boss says no. He says he will tell his PO that the boss is stealing $ from his check. The boss shoos him away. The police come to search the house that night because of theft accusations (boss? Melvin? Unclear) and thanks to Nosey Nu Nu Aunt Vi, she has taken the stolen wares and flung them in the bayou. Saving the day and Ralph Angel. Yayyyyyy. Hopefully he learns and stops. Geez.
Charley is still working on getting her life together- farm and husband. She is presented with an idea from Remy about planting the sugar cane seed he has created. He wants to give it to her for free to test it out. None of the other farmers have shown interest so ummm yeah. Charley lashes out at Nova regarding the radio interview. Remy is standing there gobsmacked and after Charley says the prostitute wants 3 million, Aunt Vi says, “That is one expensive piece of ass” FOOLYWANG. They need a farm manager so Prosper comes to meet with them and while at dinner we find out Remy has lost his wife and is a widower. Prosper agrees to help, but shows concern about the family’s lack of confidence and commitment to farm life. He does mention that their daddy wanted them to work together. Sad face. Charley gets played by every man in her life when she helps with seed day- Remy, Micah and Davis are all super pressed that she actively participates in any form of manual labor. Davis can see the attraction / tension between Remy and Charley. Charley seems flushed at their introduction and Remy runs to get a hot link. LOL
And now for the moment we have all been waiting for- Drumroll please. The meeting with Melina. Davis tells Charley before they go in that he doesn’t know what she will say and holds his stance on the fact that he didn’t rape her. Charley says, I know and grabs his hand as they go into the room with all of the attorneys. It seems at this point the check will be given and he will apologize and BOOM- Melina begins to speak and I tell you I was on the edge of my seat, mouth wide open like what in the entire hell. Davis didn’t rape her. That much is true. But, this dude is a low down, dirty rotten scoundrel. They have been in a relationship for 3 years. WHAT! That night he left her in the hotel room she was carried into because he had to rush home due to Micah being sick. The other ball players did rape her and said Davis told them to have a go at her. She was hurt because of their “relationship” and she assumed as his mistress that she shouldn’t have been passed around. Other players came in the room and raped her as well. The number is unclear. Davis called her when she came forward to the press and she recorded their call. When she pulled that phone out you could have sold me for a quarter. In a very Trumplike manner he disgustingly played her, talked down to her and basically said he pays her to shut up and do what his wife won’t do. Charley was shook. I thought she was going to puke. All she could do was apologize and run out of the room. I wasn’t paying attention to the DVR so when her last words were “We’re over!” and the elevator doors closed I was pissed that the episode was done. I can’t believe it. I swore she was pregnant. Melina did get her voice heard and proved what she said a few shows ago about Charley not knowing her husband. Insert the Florida Evans, “Damn, damn, damn” here.
So we are midway through the season and what a wild ride. Thus far, the women all save the day and the men are sideline peeps awaiting help. Well, with the exception of Remy and sometimes Hollywood, who is still super suspect to me.
What’s next? Nova and Chantal? Because clearly Boo is gone. Nova getting in trouble with her siblings for STEALING! Ralph Angel finally staying out of trouble? And where is Blue’s mama- did I miss something? I know one thing – this daggone sugar cane better grow!!!