DAMN, DAMN, DAMN, Tariq ain’t about that life and that’s why Ghost wanted him and his sister to live a completely different lifestyle than him and Tasha. Being mad at his father because he tried to shield his old life caused him to witness a murder, not only witness but to break into someone’s home and watch his so called “new friends,” shoot someone.
Because he knows nothing about that lifestyle, he got scared and ran from the situation, he was a coward and of course they believed he would snitch on them. All of a sudden Tariq wants to go back to his old life, not acting out and wanting to go to that boarding school Raina was interested in but running ain’t that easy when you have witnessed a murder.
Where is Ghost and Tasha? Ghost is planning his next move and Tasha is still f$cking Silver, not paying attention to their son. Its about them right now and when your children are teens, you have to watch them and pay more attention to their behavior than when they were smaller.
Ray Ray finds Brains and his friend and asks about the burglary with Tariq and how everything went sideways. Brains tells Ray Ray that Tariq is f$cked it all up, why would they have Tariq with them anyway when he knows nothing about that life but I guess you gotta start somewhere. Ray Ray don’t wanna hear the blame game, he ain’t playing, he straight up shoots them both with no hesistation. With the information he got from Brains, Ray Ray is now looking for Tariq. He shows up at his school dressed up as a police officer and the dumb as principal brings him into his sister’s classroom asking her if she has seen his brother, in the real world that’s not how that goes, but okay.
Tariq runs to his so called girlfriend Destiny’s house who is actually Ray Ray’s cousin, he is fish without water, he has no idea what trouble he has brought to his family. If anyone, he could have told Tommy or even Dre but he said nothing and ran like a coward. Raina tells Tariq that Ray Ray came looking for him at the school dressed like a police officer, Raina knew what her brother was doing but she tried protecting him, he just didn’t protect her. Tariq did admit to his sister that Ray Ray tried to kidnap him and he tells her not to snitch to Tasha or Ghost, that’s her brother, she may not have believed that the situation was going to explode or even think it was as bad as it was, all she was trying to do was look out for her brother.
Tariq and Raina are going to their school dance, before they make it to the dance, Destiny calls Tariq and she starts asking him about Brains and the burglary, because he isn’t about that life, he had no idea she was setting him up. And of course Ray Ray is listening to his cousin as she sets up Tariq, he had no idea, that girl is not from his world, he is not from her world, he wanted to be part of that life but its not in him.
During the school dance, “Destiny” texts him, she’s at the dance but out in the back. Tariq leaves the school, he’s yelling for Destiny, she know where in sight, he realizes too late that his so called girlfriend set him up. He sees Ray Ray, he runs and hides on the side of the school as he peeks around the wall as he hears his sister Raina confronting Ray Ray, she definitely had his back but he did not have her back, Ray Ray wasn’t trying to hear her, he pulls out his gun and shoots Raina while Tariq watches!
Damn, he is the reason his sister is dead and when Ghost and Tasha find out the why and who, I’m not sure how they will proceed. That was definitely at a shocking moment, like that really surprised the f$ck outta me!! So anticipating next weeks episode, how will they go on?
Queen Sugar Finale
Queen Sugar Finale aired and it left us with a lot of questions and that’s the way a show should end. One of the best drama series on tv right now, hate the season ended but it gives us a reason to get ready for next season!!
Nova is sitting with her reporter friend at the farmhouse while her friend interviews one of the farmers that works at the farm. Darla shows up; she wants to get some of her things from inside the house, but Nova isn’t having it, she already doesn’t trust Darla, and can’t understand why she never told anyone the truth about Blue, and why she would tell now? Darla held on to this secret for 7 years. Darla tries to explains her lies, she chose what she thought was best for Blue, but Nova tells her; she chose lies, not what was best.
Charley is so mad at the Landry’s, they are affecting her mill and her money, she confronts Jacob Boudreaux, who admits he has been worried about Charley’s next game plan. He admits to spreading rumors about her farm. He wants Charley, he is intrigued by her, he begins to flirt with her and she is just playing a game.
Another farmer lets Ralph Angel know they can’t work with the Queen Sugar mill anymore; they’re nervous about all the rumors. At the mill, Charley is on the phone trying to save her mill but the owners are worried about the rumors and the machinery at the mill isn’t working properly, but those are lies coming from the Landry’s.
Hollywood receives a phone call from the lawyer from the rig lawsuit, who tells him that the company settled for triple the amount they originally thought they would. Hollywood screams to V that they are now rich. Hollywood is the type of person who will share his money with the world.
Ralph Angel confronts Darla about her lies and she tells him she couldn’t remember who she slept with at that time and she did what she thought was best for Blue. Ralph Angel tells Darla they are over, he can’t trust her at all but he will always be Blue’s father. He then picks Blue up from Aunt V, Blue was sleep but he woke up once he saw his face and asked his pop where has he been? Ralph Angel explained to him it was harvest time and he told Blue how he got his name.
I love the relationship Ralph Angel and Blue have, he loves his pop, to take him away would break Ralph Angel’s heart and tear Blue up.
Empire has returned and I am so happy, this episode didn’t disappoint but the last few were a disappointment. So how does Lucious go from not remembering his past and not walking to walking and remembering more of his past every day? I am so confused but this episode was definitely entertaining.
Hakeem and Anika are in family court fighting each other for full custody of baby Bella. I must say, Hakeem stepped up to the plate to be the best father he could be and now he’s fighting Anika for his daughter. The morning of the hearing, of course Hakeem has his family in court with him as well as Tiana.
The courtroom is full of vultures, who will do whatever it takes to get the next story to sell, they have cameras and picket signs in the court room. This female judge wasn’t playing with anybody and she seems like a tough judge. I didn’t know Angelo was an attorney, I thought his cousin was the attorney but I guess not because he is Anika’s attorney and everyone knows that he is only trying to get back at Cookie for humiliating him. Angelo gives his opening argument, the judge sends best wishes to his mother.
Angelo goes all the way in on the Lyons and praises Anika when he doesn’t even know her. Does the judge know that Anika killed her future son in laws baby by pushing her off the balcony? Anika is very sneaky, she always has a trick bag with her and this makes no difference. While Angelo praises Anika, he doesn’t praise Hakeem, he talked about his drug and sex parties. Angelo calls The Lyons criminals and thugs, he says they are not in a position to have baby Bella with them at all. Anika did do time, her skeletons came out in court and she was still able to get full custody of her daughter.
Hakeem is definitely worried about his baby, Angelo calls Cookie to the stand, and prison comes up. Cookie is smart, her street smartness gives her game, she knew how to handle herself in court. She talks about Hakeem and how he’s a wonderful father to his daughter, the kind of parent she wanted to be but couldn’t. Angelo brings up the fight between Anika and Cookie, calling Cookie violent but never saying anything bad about Anika. At one point in her life Anika was going to kill herself and she asked Cookie to take care of Bella. All of a sudden whack a$$ Angelo brings up that Cookie had thugs beat him up.
Lucious is back, the real Lucious but I’m still not convinced that he ever lost his memory, I believe he was just playing his part. Lucious decides he wants to testify and he gets that chance, when Angelo asks Lucious about his past as “the scariest man in music,” Lucious claims he can’t remember due to his memory loss. Lucious loves Bella and all the memories she’s given him, because of Bella, he wants to try and change his ways for the best!
Hakeem, decides to fire his lawyer and speak for himself, he really didn’t have a legitimate reason as to why he fired him but he did and that was that. He gets Anika on the stand asking personal questions about Bella. Then Hakeem reminds her that his door was always open; he wanted her to get to know Bella, but she had to file this custody suit on him.
Mrs. DuBois has returned just in time to throw Hakeem under the bus, she gets on the stand and talks about how she finds Hakeem a very pleasant young man, which she knows because he’s spent every Tuesday afternoon with her for the past five months. The look on Cookie’s face was priceless. Mrs. Dubois also videotaped their meetings, he betrayed his family when he says terrible, damning things about every single member of his family: Jamal has his pills, Andre has his illness, he also says Andre’s baby dying was “probably for the best”, Hakeem wishes Cookie was still in jail, and Lucious is a monster.
Of course the judge rules and gives Anika full custody of baby Bella. Hakeem is devastated, the entire Lyon family is hurting for Hakeem and Bella.