The Chi (2018) s05e02 Episode Script

Oh Girl

Previously on The Chi
I love you.
[TRIG] I love you too.
She gon' love it, man.
[SALESPERSON] Mr. Taylor, would
you like me to box this up for you?
- [TRIG] Yes.
- Oh, shit.
- Oh, what was that?
You wanna die, huh?
You fucking playing with me?
[SHAAD] Trig, what the fuck is this?
- Yeah.
- Shit.
Yeah, you reading them comments?
Man, they dragging your ass.
And a few hating motherfuckers
tagged Imani on that shit too.
You got any advice
how I can get Tiff back?
[DARNELL] She don't want you.
Yeah, she does.
I don't think I wanna
be your wife anymore.
[MAISHA] Is it just me, or is he trash?
it's like Hoop Dreams all over again.
[DARNELL] Hey, I'm just here
for all your handy needs.
Is that all you're available for?
What else you need?
[PAPA] I do wanna take
a quick moment of silence
for my brother Jake.
He fell on the floor,
and nobody pushed him.
Man, fuck you, Papa!
Hey, that language
ain't allowed at school events.
See, this is what happens
when you don't have
a positive image of a Black man
in your house.
[SUCKS TEETH] Man, please,
your daddy ain't shit.
- [SCOFFS] At least I got a dad.
- [ALL] Oh!
[PAPA] Whoa, whoa! Wait,
I ain't mean it like that.
[TRIG] W-where's I where's Imani?
She saw that video
of you beating up that kid,
and she wants to take some time.
Fuck you doing here?
Why are you in my living room
looking like a Stacy Adams ad?
[QUENTIN] Because it's time
for the old-school niggas
to take this city back.
[TRACY] Fuck are you talking about?
Do you think you
Iceberg Slim or somebody?
[QUENTIN] You know,
I got in here late last night,
and I asked D here
to drive me around the city.
It's unrecognizable.
'cause it's not crawling with cops?
You're supposed
to bribe the cops, Tracy,
not get rid of them.
Okay, these are not the same cops
that you used to deal with.
[SCOFFS] They're all the same to me, D.
You realize one of those cops
killed our son?
And I made sure that he
never saw his son again.
No, our son is probably dead
because of you.
sit your ass down.
You don't get to tell me to sit down.
This is my house,
- and you ain't my daddy.
- [DOUDA] Okay, listen.
Your son's death
is where this all began.
Now here we are, here we are,
three people
who only want the best for Chicago.
Now, I thought that being mayor
was gonna mean something,
but all it did was put me up
in this fucking castle
where I couldn't survive in it.
And that's because you belong
to the streets, my brother.
Who you telling?
Yo, a lot of people have died
in my son's wake.
That's why I started ROCK.
That's why I believe in Trinity house.
And I want the city
to start healing itself
without the police's presence,
if you don't mind.
[QUENTIN] With all due respect,
baby girl
I do mind.
[EMMETT] All right, boys.
Come on, no more juice for tonight.
- [EJ] No, Dad.
[EMMETT] Come on, you been drink
You been drinking juice all day.
- Let it go.
- [DEVANTE] No, Daddy.
[EMMETT] Drink some water. Come on.
- No!
- Water sucks.
EJ, stop hitting your brother, EJ,
or I'ma hit you.
Mama said you can't hit me.
- [MOCKINGLY] "Mama said you can't"
- Yes, I can. I'm your daddy.
Only on the weekends.
What? What you say?
Nothing, Daddy.
That's what I thought.
Now, y'all eat up
so we can get some sleep.
What y'all wanna eat tomorrow?
What you wanna eat for breakfast?
- Macaroni!
- [CASSIUS] Pizza!
- [EMMETT] Macaroni and pizza?
- Pancakes.
[EMMETT] Pancakes.
That's what I'm talking about.
"And the beautiful Black queen
and her king
live happily ever after."
"The end."
Just so y'all know, it don't
always work out like that.
Sometimes things
don't go the way you plan.
Y'all gonna learn.
The gangs have always run this city.
The police and the politicians
are just pawns.
Do you understand me?
So what are you suggesting?
[DOUDA] He wants things to go
back to the way they were.
I'm not gon' stand by
and just watch y'all
burn down everything
I've built for this community.
That building wouldn't be there
if it wasn't for me.
I'm the one that's paying
for everything.
And where do you think he's
getting his money from, Tracy?
Is he your silent investor?
Only now this investor
is tired of being quiet.
So you saying if I wanna keep
ROCK going, I gotta answer to you?
Who's your daddy now?
My kings, my kings,
how y'all doing this morning?
I hope you smiled when you
opened your eyes this morning,
because today is a day the Lord made
for a king and a queen
to come together.
But only if that queen has
earned the semen of that king.
- You know what I mean?
- [EMMETT] That's right.
[MARSHAWN] See, I'm talking about
the highest form of self-actualization.
I'm talking about semen retention
- [EMMETT] Hello.
- [MARSHAWN] and the true meaning
of the word "celibacy."
Mm-hmm, and that means no
me, myself, and I time either.
- [EMMETT] What?
No opening no secret tabs,
because you deserve better.
- Ah, hell no.
- Your dick deserves better.
- Hey.
- [TIFF] What's up?
What you watching?
Nothing. Why you here so early?
Damn, it's like that?
Yeah, I got shit to do.
Devante, it's time to get
out the tub, man!
Dry off!
Hey, Cassius.
[TIFF] You got all of them today, huh?
[EMMETT] Yeah, it would be nice
if my wife was home,
you know, to help out
maybe once in a while,
but she don't want nothing
to do with my ass,
so I'm doing the best I can.
You need some help?
[EMMETT] Yeah, I need some help.
Wipe a nose. Brush a head or some shit.
It's been three against one
for four days.
[TIFF] Boy, that's what you get.
This is what all that good,
hot, and nasty
unprotected sex will get you:
three beautiful, glorious blessings.
That's why I might
stop smashing altogether.
I might go celibate.
Nigga, please, you couldn't
be celibate if you tried.
See, that's why we getting a divorce.
You don't be believing in me.
No, I believe you gon' do
what you always do:
fall in love with some new girl
and try to turn her into your mama.
[EMMETT] You still staying with yours?
Actually, I did have to leave.
- I couldn't take it no more.
- [EMMETT] Mm.
So when you moving back in?
I'm not moving back in.
I'm staying with a friend.
You can't be having my son
around no random dudes.
He's not some random dude, okay?
He's me and Dom's weed supplier.
Wait, what?
Yeah, he owns the company.
That sound like a random dude.
Look, EJ starts
at his new school today,
and I need you to be there
by four to pick him up.
It's not as close to Smokey's
as his old school,
so give yourself enough time
to get there, okay?
You wanna eat a little bit
before we leave?
Emmett, are you listening to me?
Yeah, I heard you.
Four o'clock, I'll be there.
[TIFF] You okay?
[EMMETT] I'm doing great, Tiff.
I'm doing just fine.
I'm doing awesome.
Shit's great.
Come on, let me help you
get your shoe on.
[TIFF] Come on, baby.
[KEVIN] See you ain't pick up
Jemma today.
[JAKE] No, she said she was good.
- She not.
- Niggas ain't shit.
See, now, if I said that,
I'd get dragged.
That's 'cause I can say it.
But when I say Black men need
to be more present
in they family lives
At least I g-g-got a dad.
[ALL] Oh!
[PAPA] At least I g-g-got a dad.
[ALL] Oh!
How long am I gonna have
to deal with this shit?
- Till niggas get bored.
- [KEVIN] Yep, she's right.
- It'll die down in a few days.
- [PAPA] Few days?
Well, is there anything I can
do to make it go away faster?
- Man, just ignore that shit.
- Just apologize.
Fine, I'll say sorry.
[JAKE] That's your apology?
It's not my fault the Black
family's under attack.
See? God don't like ugly.
All right, come on over.
Y'all know you can't bring
this shit in here.
Both of you to the principal's
office right now.
- Are you serious?
- Oh, that's some bullshit.
And just for that, you both are
getting in-school detentions.
- [LYNAE] Kidding me.
- You serious right now?
Oh, oh ♪
All right, next.
I heard of a nigga getting left
at the altar before,
but this girl didn't even
show up to the proposal?
Man, she bogus.
Hey, hon.
How you holding up?
I'm fine.
Will y'all leave me alone, please?
Well, maybe we would
if you stopped walking
around this motherfucker
like Snuffleupagus.
[TRACY] Well, I got something I think
is gonna make us all feel better.
[SHAAD] What's that?
So a reporter was asking a few people
who they wanted to see
run for city council.
And guess who got an honorable mention.
- Oh, shit.
[TRIG] Are you serious?
[TRACY] Yes, congratulations!
This is crazy.
[TRACY] No, it's not.
These people know you're one of them
- Thank you.
- Yeah, man,
people tired
of these fake-ass politicians.
[TRACY] Yes,
it's time for something new.
Now, I know you probably
thinking that you
shouldn't have nothing to do
with anybody's government.
That's exactly what I'm thinking.
[SIGHS] Come on, Trig.
You can't keep breaking up fights
and delivering groceries, my nigga.
That ain't gonna cut it.
And you get to do this your own way.
You don't have to be like anybody else.
I'm a little unorthodox.
People don't have to know that
until you're in office.
Yeah, man, just get
in that bitch first,
and then you can start wiling.
No wiling. Yes to getting in office.
Wait, y'all really think I can do this?
- Hell yeah, nigga.
- Yes.
Oh, see?
Oh, I see it.
Now, that's the first smile I've
seen on his face in a long time.
Wait, hold on, man. I can't run.
I'm a felon.
I fucking hate this country.
Okay, but we can get your record wiped
as long as you meet a certain criteria.
- Oh.
- Well, what I gotta do?
Let me make a few calls.
Now, see, if she can make that happen,
now you gotta do that shit.
"We need someone that knows us,
someone that will walk with us,
not in front of us."
They're saying you are the prodigal son
that's returned to rebuild this city.
Yeah, man, you're like Batman,
but you're
Black Man.
- Shut up, Shaad.
- That's-that's good.
Just come help me with these coats.
[SHAAD] All right.
Just coming up with ideas.
You can do a power fist as your sign.
Only gon' starve with the ones ♪
That's gon' feed me ♪
It means whatever ♪
please report
to the principal's office.
[ALL] Ooh!
- Oh!
- You in trouble!
- You in trouble!
[ROB] How'd it go with Emmett?
he ain't too pleased
about us living together, so
I get that.
But once we have a
a little one-on-one
little man-to-man,
should be cool.
You don't know Emmett.
He gets real possessive,
especially when it come to me.
What that mean?
We tried being open.
He just couldn't handle that shit.
Well, I get that too.
What you mean, you get that?
I ain't into that open shit either.
All right, can we not talk
about this right now?
Let's talk about it.
I don't want to.
Stop running.
I'm not running.
If we gonna do this
you gonna be the only queen
that's getting this dick.
And that pussy,
that pussy belong to me.
The only person
that owns this pussy is me.
Oh, really?
So you don't like variety?
If I'm doing my job
you won't need variety.
Doo-doo - Doo-doo ♪
Doo - Doo ♪
If it's truly yours ♪
Sometimes the right thing ♪
To do is let go ♪
Even though I really don't want to ♪
But now it's hard to take ♪
[JAKE] Y'all good?
[LYNAE] I'm good.
[KEVIN] It's a long story.
[PEACHES] Jacob?
What you doing here?
I came to see you.
When'd you get so tall, boy?
Your brother let you
wear your hair like that?
It's my hair.
I know we have a lot
of catching up to do.
Yeah, we do.
I told the school
I was taking you home early.
Does Trig know?
I don't need his permission.
He's my legal guardian.
I'm your mother.
She's on the list of the people
that can pick you up.
[SUCKS TEETH] Man, Douda only put
her name down 'cause she my mom,
not 'cause he thought she'd show up.
[RECEPTIONIST] Well, she's here.
[PEACHES] Come on.
All right, look,
the only reason
we brung this PS4 in here
is 'cause we wanna start a gaming club.
And who gave you permission to do that?
I'm not a snitch.
I can explain.
[REEVES] I hope so.
Why do our kids get in trouble
for playing games
when white kids
are making money off of them?
I'm not in the mood for your
critical race theory lesson.
They're good kids with a good idea.
And-and I think
there's enough interest in gaming
for there to be a club.
So are you gonna sponsor the club?
If these two promise to run it
and keep attendance
up to at least five kids,
I'll increase my budget.
Oh, yeah, yeah.
Finally, some justice.
Thank you.
I-I'm telling you,
s-see, we just gotta fill
in all these columns, man.
Help me get some more coats.
Otherwise, he gonna be on my tail, man.
A'ight? Holy shit!
Did you see how fucking thick
she is, bro?
Beautiful brown-skinned Black woman.
[TRIG] Mm, yeah,
Wait, I thought we were supposed
to be finding me a new woman.
Oh, no, my guy,
this-this one right here
has my name written all on her spirit.
Scuse me!
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.
Hold on, little mama. Wait a minute.
- Come on back here. Come on.
Let a nigga sing something
to you real quick.
Oh, oh, um, excuse me?
No, don't talk.
Just listen, okay?
Excuse me, miss ♪
What's your name ♪
Where you from ♪
And can I come, possibly ♪
Can I take you out tonight ♪
To the movies or to the park ♪
I'll bring you home before it's dark ♪
Just let me know ♪
Can I take you out tonight ♪
Oh, y'all was eavesdropping, huh?
That's right, Shaad got
a little bit of vocals,
I got a little razzle-dazzle.
Wait, when that song come out?
Ooh, um,
April 24, 2001.
Oh, God.
Yeah, that's one
of my mother's favorite songs.
Oh, I miss Luther.
[SCOFFS] Who you telling? Me too.
- And singing his songs, it's
what kept me sane
when I was locked up, you know?
I mean, low-key,
it's what saved my life,
'cause, you know,
niggas need entertainment.
- Oh, you were in jail.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, but that's
that's my past. No, see, I'm
Right now, I'm building my future and
pouring back
into my community with my
- [DEJA] Yeah.
- My brody Trig over there.
[DEJA] Oh.
I mean, his real name Victor.
You know, he
he don't really have a
trigger finger like that no more.
You know, it's-it's nice to meet you.
I didn't catch your name.
I didn't throw it.
Man, fuck that! Whoa, whoa, whoa, wait.
Wait, I'm
I'm sorry. Look, I-I
I know I hit you with a lot
right there. And-and it's true, I
I been locked up.
But I'm not a monster.
I ain't wanna bother you.
I just
Just hoping you would give me
an opportunity, maybe
take you out to dinner,
maybe put a smile
on your face, that's all.
- What?
- That's my name. [LAUGHS]
Oh, oh,
I'm tripping out.
Oh, I see you old-school
with the shit too.
You got the little pen and paper.
I like you already.
Fix this heart of mine ♪
I'ma cherish this number
for the rest of my life.
[DEJA] Mm-hmm.
Fix this heart of mine, fix this ♪
- [JADA] Okay, okay, okay.
Y'all ready to hear the real tea?
[NINA] Yes.
The hell you think we drove
all the way up here for?
[DRE] Yeah, I was about to tell you
to hurry your Black ass up.
[JADA] Okay.
Me and Darnell kissed.
- What?
- You lying. You lying.
- I knew it. I knew it.
- [NINA] Wait, wait.
- How did this happen?
- [JADA] I don't know.
I mean, like [SUCKS TEETH]
we were talking,
and then next thing I know,
it's like we're back in high school.
[GROANS] Y'all was a mess
in high school.
- [TRACY] Mm-hmm.
- [JADA] I know, right? [LAUGHS]
You know I think this is a mistake.
Yeah, I'm sorry, sorry.
I did not mean to trigger you.
Trigger? Wait, what's going on?
- Nothing.
- [JADA] Look, i-it didn't
mean anything. I just
think we got caught up
in the moment, that's all.
Or maybe
you're just bored
'cause you're in a stable relationship
and you're not used to it.
Or maybe Darnell is the one.
No, Darnell is not the one.
Suede is the one.
He's the one that's been
taking care of you,
establishing a relationship
with your son,
one that took Darnell years to come to.
- Come on.
- I hear you.
We all hear you, Dre.
That's why I think
everybody that's in
a relationship
should be in couples therapy.
Can we not, please?
[DRE] Okay, look,
I just wanna know
who is gonna be a better plant daddy
[SNIFFS] than Suede, huh?
Come on!
Well, maybe she needs
somebody to water more
- than just them plants.
- [DRE] Oh, okay.
Oh, but see, he waters everything well.
Bitch, what are you complaining about?
[NINA] Right!
Look, I just
I think maybe we're just
caught up in a comfortable rut.
Oh, well, just 'cause you in a rut
don't mean you gotta leave.
Or maybe that's exactly what it means.
Uh, maybe we need
to refill these sangrias.
- [TRACY] Please.
- Anybody?
I want some edibles.
Yeah, what y'all need is some sage
and some holy water up in this bitch.
Of course you would. Go ahead.
- [DRE] Bow!
- Aah!
Go for it, high and mighty.
[DRE] Take that holy water.
- The whole batch.
- [NINA] Get it all up.
[KIESHA] I can't believe
he said you the only queen
touching his dick.
- [TIFF] Girl.
[TIFF] All I could say was, "Okay."
[KIESHA] You really about
to settle down with one man?
[TIFF] Shit, I was trying to
settle down with Emmett's ass,
but he couldn't handle it.
By the time he was ready to act right,
I was over his ass.
- What?
- You really over him?
[TIFF] Girl, I'm so over
that nigga, for real.
Rob might be my Russell Wilson.
I'm worthy of a man
that treats me like a queen.
Yes, yes, you are, sis.
And I love that for you.
Thanks, boo.
Okay, curls.
I'm glad you decided to do this.
Me too.
[TIFF] I never got to go to college.
Well, I'm going for the both of us.
Well, make sure you fuck
a few college niggas for me.
- Stop!
[PEACHES] Wow, I used
to come here all the time
when I was pregnant with you.
Back when it was still Sonny's.
Where you been at all this time?
I've been working on myself.
Trying to stay clean.
You good now?
I wouldn't be here if I wasn't.
So what now?
I need to talk to your brother.
it's that time of year.
Secret Santa gifts are coming up.
And we're gifting
non-fungible tokens.
Now, can anyone tell me
the definition of an NFT?
It's an interchangeable unit
of digital data stored on a blockchain.
It's like a digital collectible.
Yep, NFTs are the future
in crypto assets.
And I want y'all
to be a part of that future.
Dang, I need to get my crypto game up.
Hey, I'm already in on Solana.
One of our very own
just made her first NFT sale.
Simone Chase.
Let's all give her a round of applause.
[LYNAE] Why you staring
at her like that?
[KEVIN] Um, we danced together once.
[BRADFORD] Need to see a first draft
of your NFTs tomorrow.
- Thank you.
- [KEVIN] I'm Kevin.
I know.
We danced at Maisha's party once.
I don't know if you
I remember.
Yeah, it was it was fun.
Are you interested in the stars
and galaxies and stuff?
Uh huh?
Do you believe life exists
in outer space?
it-it could.
I think about it a lot.
You wanna get together
and look at the moon sometime?
Sure, yeah. [CHUCKLES]
Cool, I'll message you.
I only text in emojis, by the way.
What the fuck?
We made it from the blocks ♪
But rolls, everything ♪
So where you gon' take her?
[SCOFFS] Basement, nigga.
Nigga, you gotta at least take
her to Smokey's or something.
This man.
Now, you know
I ain't got no Smokey's money.
You cooking?
Hell yeah.
I'ma make her that Alfredo
with the fried shrimp.
And you know I got my own version
of the cheddar biscuits.
Bro, if she don't fall in love with you
after eating them biscuits,
she ain't the one.
[SCOFFS] That part, nigga.
- [TRIG] Hey.
- [PEACHES] Hey, Victor.
[TRIG] Ma?
[SHAAD] Oh, hell nah!
Miss P?
What's going on?
I ain't seen you in a minute.
How you doing?
What, you just getting out of rehab?
Mind your business.
And how you gonna let Shaad
show me more love than you?
I'm just surprised to see you,
that's all.
I wanted to surprise y'all.
[TRIG] Hmm.
How long you need to stay for?
[PEACHES] Well, that's up to you.
What do you mean?
- We got room, Peaches.
- Nigga, it ain't yo crib.
True that.
Of course she can stay with us.
Jake, go help Shaad organize the coats.
'Cause he said so, nigga. C-come on.
You can't just show up like this.
I don't have your number.
[TRIG] There's a reason for that.
I'm clean.
[CHUCKLES] You said that before.
And I mean it this time.
How long you need to stay?
Just until I find a job
and get some money together.
And that could take anywhere
from six months to a year.
Look, we finally getting
our life together.
Don't mess that up.
I won't.
I love y'all.
isn't just a word.
It's about how you show up.
Add a lemon pepper wings too,
fried hard, drowning.
Let me get, uh, that deep-dish
mac and cheese, too,
with Old Bay seasoning.
[CUSTOMER] What y'all ordering,
man? Come on.
Oh, shit! Uh,
I gotta go. Um, 'ey, uh,
she gon' She gon' take your order.
- I gotta go.
- [CUSTOMER] Where you going?
Where my keys?
I gotta go get my son. Damn!
Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait!
I'm here.
My bad, my bad.
My son, uh
Are you EJ's dad?
Yeah, uh, traffic was crazy.
I forgot I needed to leave sooner.
He's already been picked up.
Tiff got him?
No, Tiffany added a Robert Lafayette
to his pickup list.
Ain't this a bitch?
Fucking little random-ass nigga.
What's up, bro?
Where my son at?
Give me my son. Come here. Come here.
You all right?
- You okay?
- [ROB] He's good, man.
He's super good, bro.
Where Tiff at?
- Tiff!
- She's not here.
Tell her to call me when she get back.
Come on, man.
Hey, G, I ain't mean
no harm or disrespect.
I'm a team player.
We ain't on the same team, nigga.
Fuck you talking about?
I don't even know your ass.
You fucked up. Come on, you all right?
You all right? You warm?
This bitch got me fucked up.
I don't even know who the fuck you is.
Come on. Come on, man.
Get in there. Put your seat belt on.
Put your seat belt on, okay?
- [TIFF] Yeah?
- Tiff, stop putting random-ass niggas
on the emergency pickup list.
It ain't my fault you was late.
I told you to be there by four.
I was busy!
I am too. And he not some random nigga.
He's a good dude, and he's
just trying to help, okay?
I don't need this shit
from you right now, Emmett.
I'm doing the best that I can.
[EMMETT] All the all these fuckin'
You good?
- Go easy on him.
- Girl, fuck him.
Okay, Ronnie got his bottles,
and he got his grandma.
And I got three hours
till I gotta pump again, so
Let's go fuck shit up.
- Okay.
- [BOTH] 'Ey!
I'ma always choose my girl ♪
If she going for something ♪
Trust I'm standing right beside her ♪
She got a drive so you know
I am a rider ♪
Ooh yeah ah ♪
I swear she a queen
and she always on her stuff ♪
Made riches outta rags
and turned royal outta rough ♪
We Bonnie and Bonnie ♪
We don't stress about a Clyde ♪
That's my best friend ♪
Ooh, ooh ♪
When our love ♪
I kissed Darnell.
I didn't mean to.
It-it-it just happened.
Guess there's no more words ♪
what, you wanna be with him?
I don't know.
You know, Jada, just because this dude
cooked you some pork chops
and rubbed your feet
don't make up for all
the years he hurt you.
You know that, right?
Jada, I love you.
The sun is gone ♪
I love you too.
I do.
But are you willing to fight for us?
Yes, yes, yes, yes.
Look, I fucked up, a'ight?
Can you elaborate?
What you mean?
[JEMMA] What do you mean,
you fucked up?
I was mad about some shit,
and I took it out on you,
and that was wrong.
Yeah, but it doesn't mean
you fucked up.
It just means you didn't know
how to process your feelings.
I heard about Imani leaving.
Papa told you?
I'm sorry.
Don't know why you saying sorry to me.
That was Trig girl.
She was a part of your family.
And she didn't get a chance
to say goodbye.
It never feels good to be
abandoned by someone you love.
I'm glad your mom's back.
Damn, Papa told you that too?
Actually, Kevin told me
she picked you up from school.
I'm surrounded by snitches.
You're surrounded by people
who care about you.
I care about you too.
Queen with a crown
that be down with whatever ♪
There are a few things
that's forever, my lady ♪
We can make war or make babies ♪
Back when I was nothing ♪
You made a brother feel ♪
Like he was something -Mm-hmm. ♪
That's why I'm with you ♪
To this day, boo, no fronting ♪
Hey, man, will y'all cut it out
with all this kissing?
We trying to eat. Good night.
- [SHAAD] It's smoky in here.
That's the reason God made heaven ♪
'Cause Earth just
don't wanna do right ♪
Well, who is this beautiful young lady?
[JAKE] This my girl, Jemma.
[PEACHES] Oh, you got a girl?
It's nice to meet you, Ms. Taylor.
[PEACHES] Oh, now,
don't make me feel old.
Everybody calls me Peaches.
Now, let's give thanks.
[SHAAD] Oh, I got it.
I got it.
Come on. Everybody, join hands.
God is good. God is great.
Let us thank Him for this plate, amen.
What? I'm hungry.
- Y'all ain't hungry?
- Come on.
What the world needs now ♪
Is love, sweet love ♪
I wish that we could
all hold hands ♪
So what do you say
to the people of Chicago?
You made a lot of promises,
and then you fled.
So what made you wanna speak now?
Well, first, I would like
to thank the new mayor
for stepping in so quickly
and so gracefully.
I'm sure that couldn't
have been an easy transition
for her or for the city.
And I'm glad that the dust
has finally settled.
Where have you been?
I-I needed to take a mental break.
But let me say this without hesitation
that being the mayor of this great city
was one of the most
meaningful moments of my life.
Where did you go?
Where did I go? [LAUGHS]
I, um
I went to visit an old friend.
And I got a therapist.
Yeah, I'm not gonna hide
the fact that I need help,
and I'm getting it,
and I feel that
I'm a better man because of it.
I saw your interview.
[DOUDA] Oh, you did?
What'd you think?
[TRACY] I think you're full of shit.
Thank you.
I'm a changed man.
- [TRACY] Hmm.
We'll see.
I wish that I could hear ♪
What do you want?
I need you to clear Trig's record.
Oh, all the little things ♪
Why would I do that?
he wants to run for city council,
and he can't do that as a felon.
Why-why does he wanna run anyway?
Didn't he learn anything from me?
The mayor's office and city council
are two very different things.
[DOUDA] Hmm.
Mm, mm, mm ♪
You know, uh, to clear his record,
that's gonna take more
than a few calls.
I am, uh
I'm gonna have to call in a favor.
I'll be right there waiting ♪
I thought you had friends
in high places.
I got friends everywhere.
If you do it, he'll owe you one.
Mm, I'll be right
here waiting for you ♪
Oh, I know.
So I'll hold you ♪
[DOUDA] What's his end goal?
Well, he wants to announce
that he's running first.
We're gonna have to prep him first.
I know.
And he's gonna need to trust me.
You're gonna have to rebuild that.
No, no, no, no.
We ain't got time for all that.
I'm gonna need him
to listen to what I say
and do whatever I tell him.
[TRACY] He's not a child, Otis.
[DOUDA] Okay, maybe not,
but he needs my help.
And I don't wanna hear
no fucking backtalk.
- Okay.
- Hmm.
I will talk to him
about that.
No fucking backtalk.
[DOUDA] Mm-hmm.
But for right now,
I'm the boss.
Take off your clothes.
Hurry up.
Fucking hell.
I told that nigga to leave
and never come back.
[MARCUS] No need to start a war.
[TRIG] Why not?
He left you for dead.
[MARCUS] As long as we have it on tape,
we can hold it over his head
as long as we need to.
I say we hold on to it,
just in case we need it later.
So I hear the people want you
to run for city council.
- Is that right?
You gonna do it?
Tracy wants me to.
Well, you gotta get
your record cleared first.
[TRIG] I know.
Working on it.
How so?
She said she was gonna make some calls.
[MARCUS] Now, you know,
if you're gonna run for office,
you might wanna consider a name change.
That's my real name.
Victor, I like that.
Suits you better.
Time, time, time ♪
Keep talking that slick stuff ♪
Wanna know if you'll back it up ♪
Talk is cheap,
and you stay on my line ♪
[ROB] You and Emmett a'ight?
[TIFF] Yeah, he'll be fine.
[ROB] What that mean?
That means I told him,
we live together,
and he needs to deal with it.
Yeah, I'd be mad too.
What do you want me to do?
He need to know what we are.
shit always gonna be messy.
And, um, I don't do messy.
Rob, we live together.
That's it.
We do more than that.
You trying to be a couple?
I mean, I fuck with you.
I feel like we could be on some
Some power-couple shit round the city.
Rob, we barely know each other.
We already smashed, so
That don't mean we should
be a couple, though.
So what is it like?
You just don't wanna be with me?
Of course I do.
But I also like my freedom.
Well, I ain't gonna put you
in no handcuffs unless
that's what you wanna be in.
You should pull up on me ♪
[TIFF] So you believe in monogamy?
Pull up, pull up ♪
- I do.
- Pull up ♪
I just don't believe
in forcing it on nobody.
you gotta make a decision.
- You should pull up on me ♪
- Do you wanna
run the streets, or
Pull up, pull up ♪
you wanna be home with me?
It's on you, mama.
Bumping it loud
like bees around a lotus ♪
Kinda hard to focus ♪
I don't fit in, homey, I know this ♪
The love is real fake ♪
Like the people out in showbiz ♪
Can I heal the pain through this all ♪
Storytelling is kind of like ♪
Noah's Ark, drifting away ♪
At the time ♪
Nigga, you good!
[SUEDE] You know, I bowl anchor
on the team sometimes.
You got your own ball and everything.
I take this shit serious.
I ain't messing around.
Hey, bro.
You know I really care
about your moms, right?
I ain't come here for all that.
I'm just trying to eat these nachos
and bowl, that's it.
[SUEDE] I'm saying,
I just wanna make sure, like,
you think I make her happy?
[EMMETT] Honestly,
the happiest I ever seen her.
All right, cool, I appreciate that.
she realize she ain't happy
with you no more,
I gotta support that.
Just being honest.
No, that's real.
I respect that.
So how you doing? I mean,
how you handling Tiff
moving in with another dude?
How do you know Tiff's living
with another dude?
Kiesha told her moms,
and then she told everybody else,
so you know how that go. [LAUGHS]
My business stay in the street, man.
[SUEDE] It's all good, man.
Moving on is good. It's healthy.
Forget all that.
[SUEDE] So what you gon' do?
Focus on my sons.
I believe in you.
I see why my mama like you, though.
You supportive as hell.
Now support this.
To them is appeasing ♪
Rain or snow, sun don't shine ♪
I'ma get what's mine ♪
Okay, I'm drifting away ♪
Should have bet money!
Hell on Earth, it's so hard ♪
For me to say "cheese" ♪
But now I'll be the change ♪
Here's a coin for the machine ♪
- Hello.
[DARNELL] Damn, woman.
'Ey, what you wearing?
Stop it.
Hey, you tell your little
boyfriend about us yet?
There is no us, Darnell.
[DARNELL] What's the matter with you?
What you talking about?
I told him,
and he still wants to work it out.
Oh, he one of those, huh?
Yeah, he's one of those.
Actually, he's out with
our son right now, bonding.
Jada, if you don't put
that appetizer down
and come get this full-course meal
[SIGHS] Look, I'm not playing.
Yeah, but, you know, you and me, we
We got a history together.
a history of you getting my hopes up,
then letting me down.
That's our history.
That's that boy talking.
Mm-mm, that's me talking.
All right. Well, look, I may
have lost the battle, but
the war ain't over yet.
[CHUCKLES] Bye, Darnell.
Hey, wait a minute.
Wait a minute. Hey, wait.
- [JADA] What?
- Pan down.
Let me see what you wearing.
- [JADA] Oh! Bye, Darnell!
[TRIG] What are y'all up to?
Douda got your record erased.
[TRIG] If I knew he was
the nigga you was gonna call,
I would have told you never mind.
Wait a minute.
I'm the nigga that's
about to change your life.
- Watch how you talk to me.
- Trig.
- It's Victor now.
- Okay.
That's beautiful.
I mean, you're already making
steps towards your future.
I've been thinking about it.
And I'm not even sure
I still want this.
And if I did, seeing as though
he's not mayor no more,
I wouldn't say he's too good at it.
You see? You see what I'm saying?
- [TRACY] Stop, no.
- [DOUDA] Oh, my goodness.
Listen, here, bro.
I just had the whole city of Chicago
eating out of the palm of my hand
after being gone for six months.
Boy, I was born to be a politician.
- I'm not you.
- Fucking ain't me!
Because I'm one of one, motherfucker.
Okay, what about this?
you could stand
to make over 100K a year.
Okay, while you ponder that over,
Douda has somebody
he wants you to meet.
Right, listen.
If you're gonna be
on the campaign trail,
you're gonna have to have
the right woman on your arm.
Imani ain't coming back.
[DOUDA] Yeah, yeah. We're not
We're not talking about her.
Then what you talking about?
You know how we like our leaders,
coupled and God-fearing.
Look, I'm not trying
to be something I'm not
just to get people's approval.
And you don't have to be.
Just trying to paint
a picture right now
just to get you in office.
Let me tell you this.
I am only willing to fund your campaign
if you are willing to do
everything it takes to win.
Whatever it takes.
[DOUDA] Yeah, whatever it takes.
he's here.
Nice to meet you.
This is Tierra. She's my, um
My play niece.
She was born and raised in Evanston,
no record,
she, uh, knows how to keep a secret,
and she's always been very discreet.
- This is crazy.
- Don't worry. No one will ever know.
Yeah, apparently, this kind
of thing happens all the time.
[TIERRA] Mm-hmm.
[TRIG] And what do you get out of this?
Speaking engagements,
maybe an endorsement deal.
Why does it matter if it's real or not?
People just need to know that
this is possible.
Look, all you gotta do is take
a couple pictures for the 'Gram,
walk in and out of some churches,
make some appearances together.
- [DOUDA] Yup.
- Make it look good.
It's easier than you think.
What if I say no?
Then it all goes away.
What does?
All of it.
Trinity house.
We have independent funding
for all of that.
He's our financer.
So if I don't do this
everybody loses.
[DOUDA] Basically.
- What's this?
- NDAs.
Man, I'm not signing this shit.
Listen, listen.
The only way that we can change Chicago
is from the inside.
You couldn't.
Yeah, you're right.
I couldn't.
But I think you can, Victor.
- Victor.
We're good.
I like the way you smile ♪
Like the way you laugh ♪
Some kind of perfect person ♪
New aphrodisiac ♪
We can burn a scent ♪
Set ourselves a mood ♪
I know you can't resist ♪
The love that I got waiting for you ♪
I got waiting for you ♪
Yeah, I been waiting for you ♪
You look good, babe.
So do you.
And love me, love me down ♪
Till the break of day ♪
Yeah, just love me, love me down ♪
It's like we're on a wave
in a rising tide ♪
Maybe we should let it
take us under on a ride ♪
'Cause you're acting cool ♪
But I can see you sweat ♪
So just ask me to stay ♪
[THERAPIST] Good evening, ladies.
Good to see you again.
how have things been?
Down ♪
Just love me, love me down ♪
If you really wanna see me ♪
I'll pull up up in your city ♪
[SHAAD] Okay, let's make this right.
Come on. Oof!
- Hey!
- [DEJA] Hey.
- Whoo-hoo-hoo-hoo, look at you.
- You look great.
- [DEJA] Thank you.
Come on in.
Um, so
as you can see, we will be
dining on fried shrimp Alfredo tonight.
[DEJA] Mmm.
Oh, and by the way, all the
shrimp is fresh, and
so is the pasta.
Made that myself.
Ain't nothing come out the bag either.
I mean, I
I know it's not much, but
No, no, no, no.
It's-it's perfect.
Think so?
Well, look, let me take your coat.
Come on. Sit down. Relax.
Make yourself at home.
You see I got
the little pillows propped up.
- You know?
All right.
Wow, I mean, I have gone
on lots of dates with guys, but
I can't remember the last
time someone made me dinner.
- Yeah.
- Okay.
And, uh, you know,
these-these candles, they
They're nice.
Oh, yeah, I made sure
that they were unscented
as to not mess with your taste buds,
'cause, you know, your nose
and your mouth are connected.
A lot of people don't know that.
You want some Moscato?
Um, you know, I don't
I don't normally drink that.
I mean, it's, uh
It's not the fancy stuff, but
it get you fucked up.
You ever been to a wine tasting before?
Can I take you?
I'm embarrassed to ask,
but what exactly do they do
at a-a wine tasting?
I don't know, you just get a chance
to try a bunch of wines,
and, you know, you just
spit 'em out as you go.
Spit 'em out?
It's a waste of some good wine.
You laughing at me, girl?
No, no, no, no, no, you just
You just make me smile.
Is that right?
Well, mission accomplished, then.
Hey, listen, uh,
let's eat this dinner.
Okay, okay, okay.
And you better drink
this Moscato too, okay?
I spent $8.99 on it.
I saw the light ♪
Girl, just hit you ♪
Oh, it's nice to be yours ♪
Didn't see you in fifth period today.
You leave early?
You ever see the comment thread
after a celebrity apologizes?
People be going in.
[MAISHA] Figures.
It's like,
even when you try
to say that you wrong,
they find something wrong with that.
[MAISHA] You know people be mad
for no reason.
Ready when you are.
Look, y'all.
I messed up, okay?
I'll be the first to admit
that I'm not always
gonna get things right.
But when did we start
throwing so many stones
at each other for being human?
Jesus taught us better than that.
And, Jake, I'm really sorry
about making fun
of your basketball skills.
You got other skills.
You're really good at stealing
other people girl, but
but we don't need to rehash that.
But seriously
you like the brother I never wanted,
but now I can't imagine
life without you.
So my bad.
Love y'all.
[MARSHAWN] My kings, my kings.
- Is your life fucked up?
- Yep.
- [MARSHAWN] Is your woman gone?
- Hell yeah.
[MARSHAWN] Are you feeling
lost and hopeless?
Well, maybe you need to step
out of the sex matrix you in
and join me in my 40-day
celibacy challenge.
If you wanna soar,
you gotta stop being a whore.
If you wanna sing, you gotta
put your dick away, king.
Mm-hmm, you wanna succeed,
stop playing with your ding-a-ling
and move on to better things.
Your dick deserves better.
I swear to God,
I can't stand your ass, man ♪
Wish I never even met ♪
Nigga, I'm ready.
Man, I hate my ex ♪
Hope you fall down the stairs ♪
And you break your neck ♪
Get fired from your job,
end up homeless ♪
Hope your new relationship
ends over a text ♪
I hope you step on a tack
and you stub your toe ♪
Hope your son smokes crack
and your daughter's a ho ♪
Hope your teeth turn black
and your hair won't grow ♪
And your dog and your cat,
I hope they die in the cold ♪
For real, fuck your mama,
fuck your daddy ♪
Fuck your uncle, fuck your auntie ♪
Fuck your grandpa, fuck your granny ♪
Fuck your whole fucking family ♪
I hope you get a rash
from your deodorant ♪
So you musty and I hope
you get corona, bitch, 'ey ♪
You can tell my
ex that they ain't shit ♪
Dead forever, dead and gone
down the drain quick ♪
Fuck your squad and anybody
that you came with ♪
They my bitch,
rub my hos for a lang bitch ♪
'Ey, man, I hate my ex ♪
What, huh, bitch, fuck my ex ♪
'Ey, look, man, I hate my ex ♪
And I feel bad for whoever
gotta date them next ♪
For real, and I would say
I wish you well ♪
But I truly hope you fail ♪
When you step up on the scale ♪
Hope it asks if you're a whale ♪
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