Households battle, even from a distance, and the Bordelons had been no exception on Queen Sugar Season 5 Episode 8 as Darla came upon Darlene had plans for Blue.
Darla and Aunt Vi could have gotten blindsided, however viewers noticed this confrontation coming from a mile away.
On the one hand, Darlene wasn’t mistaken.
Blue is outstanding in some ways, and he wants a greater schooling to achieve his full potential. That she was prepared to attempt to give that to Blue is not a foul factor.
The place the issue is available in is when Darlene determined that she knew greatest. There was no query in her thoughts that Blue ought to transfer to D.C. for this chance, and that Darla noticed it in another way was nonsense.
Darlene: So mainly, he’s gifted, he’s black, and so they want that.
Darla: I don’t need that life for him.
Darlene: Darla, don’t be dramatic. What are you even speaking about?
Darla: That strain, the tokenism, the shortage of true connection. I do know that life. I bear in mind it.
Is that the life that led Darla to medicine and dependancy? The life that had her estranged from her household for years?
It speaks to how far Darla and Violet have come of their relationship that Darla felt comfy calling Vi for recommendation regarding her mom. It does not appear all that way back that Violet would not let Darla set foot in her home.
Fortunately, they’ve grown to the place they actually do really feel like household now, and that is all the higher for them and Blue.
Violet’s battle with Darlene by way of video had a visceral high quality to it. Violet protects Blue like he is her personal as a result of Vi was extra guardian than aunt to the boy for the primary few years of his life.
If Vi had bother letting go of Blue to let Ralph Angel and Darla step into their position as dad and mom, and so they are his dad and mom, she’s not about to let Darlene overstep and take Blue away.
Darlene: Who’re you to say this?
Violet: Who am I? I’m the lady who virtually raised him whenever you didn’t or couldn’t or wouldn’t. You choose.
Darlene: I despatched cash.
Violet: Sure, and thanks for that. And I gave time. You may make more cash, you possibly can’t make extra time.
That Darlene does not even try to elucidate why she and her husband had no contact with their grandson for the primary 5 years of his life says loads. That the one factor she will battle Vi with is that she despatched cash, says the remainder.
However is Hollywood proper? Is there extra occurring right here than Vi’s overactive mama bear instincts relating to Blue?
With the pandemic, making an attempt to carry onto the diner, Hollywood mourning his mom, and all the racial turmoil, it is troublesome to know if there was an underlying trigger for Violet’s vitriol in direction of Darlene.
It was shocking that Ralph Angel was really contemplating sending Blue away to highschool, nevertheless it appears Violet was appropriate. Ralph Angel likes to mull over all the choices earlier than he decides.
Nevertheless, Ralph Angel was naive if he did not assume Darlene may change Blue. The boy remains to be younger, and Darlene’s fixed affect may have an effect on the best way Blue views the world.
Fortunately, Darla by no means wavered, and I used to be blissful when she known as Ralph Angel out when he stated that the Sidwell Academy was higher than any of the faculties in New Orleans as a result of President Barak Obama’s daughter’s had gone to highschool there.
Sure, there may be some reality to that, however most of that kind of considering has to do with pleasure. Who would not need to say that their youngster attends such a prestigious college?
Though I do not doubt that Darlene loves Blue and desires what she thinks is greatest for him, I am positive that with the ability to boast to her mates and associates that her grandson attends the identical college because the Obama women tops the explanations she started this enterprise within the first place.
Darla, Ralph Angel, and Blue have misplaced a lot time collectively as a household; they should cherish each minute they’ve collectively.
Elsewhere, Davis got here to Charley’s rescue.
Did it hassle anybody else that it appeared remarkably simple to interrupt into Charley’s house? And I saved questioning the place Davis’ daughter, Tina, was whereas he was watching over Charley.
However Davis took cost of this example, and that is precisely what Charley wanted.
Charley: There aren’t sufficient docs and beds. There are people who find themselves worse than me.
Davis: Like I stated, we are able to maintain monitoring you from right here for now. I acquired three docs on standby strolling me by means of the whole lot, distant monitoring as a lot as we are able to. You’re secure proper now, Charley, but when something slips, I cannot hesitate to get you what you want if I’ve to construct a rattling mattress myself.
Has Davis modified, grown-up? Does he notice what he threw away when he cheated on Charley?
There is no doubt that he took her love and dedication to him as a right for a few years. Will his stepping up now result in a brand new chapter of their relationship?
That Charley was so useless set towards letting anybody in her household know she was sick appeared odd. With Davis there, she may have assured them she was okay and insisted that they keep away.
Is she that afraid of being seen as weak? I am nonetheless making an attempt to determine what is going on by means of her thoughts, however I used to be appeased by Davis stating that she’d hate to have somebody she cared about maintain such a data from her the best way she’s withholding it from Micah.
If he had a selection, he’d be right here with you. While you love somebody, you present up. And he ought to have that selection, Charley. You wouldn’t need one thing like this saved from you if the shoe was on the opposite foot.
When Charley known as, Davis did not hesitate to point out up, regardless that he is risking his personal well being in caring for her. I am unsure what meaning, nevertheless it means one thing.
I simply hope that Davis does not contract Covid and, heaven forbid, die from the virus. Not solely do not I need to see Davis die, however that form of guilt may eat Charley alive.
Lastly, there was Nova and Calvin.
Nova is so humorous. She presses Calvin to proceed their dialog about marriage, however then she seems to be nervous and may’t even appear to utter the phrase.
When Calvin stated they might be like Oprah and Stedman, I needed to giggle. However Calvin is not making an attempt to push Nova into something.
You and me have been collectively on and off for a few years now. I believe it’s time for us to make some decisions. You need to be husband and spouse? You need to be companions? Do I have to put a hoop on it, like they are saying? You need paperwork, too? I’m prepared for any of it and all of it.
Calvin want to outline their dedication to at least one one other, however he appears completely blissful for Nova to take the lead on that. He simply needs to know that they’re collectively shifting ahead.
So what do you assume, TV Fanatics?
Is there the opportunity of Charley and Davis rekindling their romance?
Why will not Charley inform her household she’s sick?
Ought to Nova marry Calvin?
And can Darlene drop her marketing campaign to have Blue transfer to D.C.?
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