Queen Sugar Season: All the Borders Recap

Charley – Charley needs to sit down. She has endured numerous challenges since moving to St. Josephine and Queen Sugar mill being burned down was the icing on the cake. Charley might have a nervous breakdown. Understandably so. I can’t even count how many challenges she ran into regarding the mill – from renovating it, to getting funding to open, to hosting her own St. Josephine Sugar Bowl, to operating the business despite the Landrys’ sabotage attempts and getting local farmers to grind their cane at Queen Sugar.

My girl needs a vacation. She should go on a cruise or to an exotic resort in the Caribbean with her mother, Lorna. Charley needs to decompress and refresh. Plus, Charley has options. She could return to Los Angeles, restart her sports management company and still advocate for underrepresented and underserved communities. Hell, she could even combine the two by convincing her clients to invest in minority-focused initiatives.

Charley has no obligation to the sugarcane industry, to St. Josephine or to running for city councilwoman. It would not be her giving up. It would be her starting anew and doing what she’s excellent at in a less stressful environment without threats against Micah’s life.

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Micah – I am proud of Micah. He confronted Nova about her relationship with Calvin and questioned whether her former cop boyfriend watched his colleagues brutalize black men. For once, the so-called activist was speechless. There were no excuses she could pull out of her self-righteous ass. Finally, someone prompted Nova to think about her actions.

Nova – She wore a decent outfit this episode. Typically, her outfits look like trash bags. Any who, she asked Calvin if he abused black men he arrested. He said no but admitted to being a bystander to police brutality was easier than trying to stop it.

Ralph Angel and Darla – Understanding Darla needs a comrade, Ralph Angel cannot be her go-to 24/7. I hope Darla asks her Mom to visit for a few weeks. Despite people’s criticisms of Darlene Sutton, she is a loving and supportive mother. I want Darla to have a friend. She deserves goodness in her life.

Ralph Angel and Deesha – Though Deesha has been extremely supportive, her and Ralph Angel should not enter a romantic relationship. Deesha is a strong, resilient, and confident woman who has been self-sufficient for a long time. She balances her law career while raising her young daughter as a single mother. Understanding Deesha and Ralph Angel share similarities of being single parents and navigating adversities while pursuing their respective careers, viewers only see how she uplifts him. Their budding relationship has not been reciprocal. There have been too many instances in reality TV and fictional television where healthy, black heterosexual relationships are depicted as the man loving what the woman does for him and the woman accepting her partner as he is while raising him which is highly dysfunctional. Though Ralph Angel has experienced tremendous growth, he has not been self-sufficient for long.

Prosper – I love Prosper. He’s such an adorable, wise elderly man. He politely corrected Nova regarding watching Ernest bury a white man’s body on the family land. Prosper revealed Ernest brutally beat a white man who came to hurt Nova. He also revealed Ernest almost killed him until he heard True’s voice, buried the man’s bloody clothes and took him to the hospital. Essentially, Nova’s recollection of the story was false.

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Aunt Vi and Sam Landry – What the hell was that meeting at Vi’s Pies about? Their interaction felt like they played more than footsies in grade school. It reminded me of something Francis Boudreaux revealed to Charley this episode.

“Just like Sam and all the other men in our family. They risk diluting our bloodlines but they always come home in the end.’’  – Francis Boudreaux

Essentially, she implied Landry-Boudreaux men dated outside of their race but married white women in the end.

Though Sam claimed he did not burn down the mill, I would imagine he knows who did. Since season one, every interaction Sam had with the Bordelons has been unpleasant. There was an arrogant and sinister air to him. So why is he being kind to Aunt Vi? What does Sam owe Aunt Vi?

I would image nobody knows about their interaction or alleged previous relationship including Hollywood. But I’m okay with it. If Nova knew, her ass would have included it in her book.

What are your thoughts on the episode?

Why I Worry for Charley

Since season one, Charley Bordelon has had a lot on her plate. She managed her ex-husband’s career and business dealings for decades. Upon moving to St. Josephine after Ernest’s passing, Charley learned the sugarcane business and revived her family’s sugarcane farmland. Subsequently, she opened Queen Sugar mill and became the first black woman to own a mill in Louisiana. Now Charley is running for city councilwoman of St. Josephine to prevent the building of a highway that could displace black farmers’ land including the Bordelons.


However, can she be in over her head? The protagonist recently learned Nova exposed Charley’s settlement with Davis’s mistress in her critically-acclaimed novel, learned Davis has a 13-year-old daughter, and received multiple death threats against Micah’s life. In addition, the single mother is learning to understand Micah’s new identity as a sociopolitically conscious African American man seeking to uplift his people and find his purpose.

Like many African American women, Charley struggles to balance it all and check in with herself. Though she has a budding romance with Romero, Charley has not processed everything taking place.

I am afraid for her. In the most recent episode By the Spit, an unknown individual threw a brick into Charley’s office. It reminded me of the scene in Remember the Titans when an unknown suspect threw a brick into Coach Boone’s home (played by Denzel Washington) because he was leading the town’s first integrated football team much to pro-segregationists’ dismay.


It also reminded me of watching Barack Obama smile ear-to-ear and wave to his supporters after winning the 2008 presidential election. My 14-year-old self did not understand why I was fearful something terrible would happen. Reflecting back on the historical moment, I was afraid the former president’s security detail would not protect him based on his skin color. I was afraid that as Obama made history becoming the first African American president in the United States, the hope he gave could be taken away from a sudden bullet to his head.

Doubting Queen Sugar will kill off Charley Bordelon, I feared it. African Americans have endured much trauma from the assassinations of civil rights icons like Medgar Evers, and Martin Luther King Jr. They provided hope and were killed by the same oppressive forces trying to keep African Americans down.

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[/caption]Charley is leading a political campaign within a segregated town known for racial discrimination and known for using lynchings as fear tactics to prevent African Americans from pursuing advancement opportunities. As Charley campaigns, I hope she hires protection for herself and her family immediately.

How do you check in with yourself when you are overwhelmed?

Queen Sugar: The Evolution of Darla Sutton

Darla has undergone a beautiful transformation from a fragile, untrustworthy recovering addict to a strong, resilient woman. During the entire series, she has been trying to redeem herself from her past drug addiction. Darla Sutton went from being my least favorite character to one of my favorite characters on Queen Sugar. Here’s how.

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Season 1 

When Darla got sober and expressed interest in reentering Blue’s life, she was met with resistance by the Bordelon family. Understandably so. During season one, it was revealed Hollywood found her in a compromising position with a john and Blue sitting in the room. As a result, Hollywood rescued Blue and Aunt Vi got full custody of him. I could imagine the Bordelons thought only an unstable human being would put their child in danger. For this reason, I thought, “Okay. It’s unforgivable. She’s an addict. She’ll relapse sooner or later.”

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Season 2 

However, the writers did an excellent job expanding Darla’s storyline in season two. We saw Darla committed to making an honest living, committed to being a present and responsible mother to Blue and a good companion to Ralph Angel. She is excited about the future of her family and upcoming marriage to Ralph Angel. When Darla’s parents visit, it is revealed Blue’s paternity is speculative. Darla’s father encourages her to tell Ralph Angel. Though she was afraid of shattering the picture-perfect family she was building with Ralph Angel, Darla tells him the truth. It was a courageous move. Was it wrong to lie? Yes. However, Darla knew she would enter the marriage with a guilty conscious thus dooming their union. As predicted, Ralph Angel ended their relationship and the newfound trust the Bordelons built for Darla was broken permanently.

When Darla recalls the party she attended in DC and what took place, she described it as, “It just kept happening.” This statement made me believe Darla was repeatedly raped while under the influence of drugs thus explaining the uncertainty regarding Blue’s paternity. Though the truth costs her important relationships and her job, the season two finale marked a new journey for Darla: a life fully redeemed without lies – a clean slate.

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Season 3 

During season three, Darla returns after a few months of living with her parents in DC. She comes back to St. Josephine with a new look, new attitude, new car and a new house. Darla remains sober and dedicated to being the best mother to Blue. But when a resentful Ralph Angel deliberately keeps Blue away from her, Darla takes matters into her own hands by fighting for custody. She becomes unapologetic for her new life and stands up to Ralph Angel. Unfortunately, this leads to an intense custody battle which later results in them agreeing to spend an equal amount of time with Blue.

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Season 4 

Now Darla is in a new relationship with a tall, nice guy she enjoys. But when she reads Blessings and Blood, she discovers Nova wrote about her addiction and used her street name Star – which all the johns in St. Josephine called Darla. She shows up at Nova’s doorstep and confronts her says, “You’re worse than I ever was.”

When I saw that I said, “Oh shoot.” First of all, I never knew Darla knew Nova’s address. Secondly, when Nova opened the door, Darla looked like she was ready to fight and could actually win. There was so much rage and fury in her eyes for good reason. Nova violated her and Blue’s privacy. Their altercation represented a pivotal moment in Darla’s evolution. She has become more confident in how she respects herself and how she demands respect from others.

My Hopes for Darla

I hope Darla does not relapse. Though she may get ridiculed or harassed by St. Josephine residents, I hope Darla perceives the situation as an opportunity to continue to live unapologetically for her past and current decisions.

Can we live unapologetically despite the people who knew us at our lowest points? Can we truly let go of our pasts? Comment below.

Queen Sugar: Where My Body Stops or Begins


Aunt Vi’s abusive ex-husband, Jimmy Dale played by David Alan Grier returns to St. Josephine after 30 years. Both the sound of Jimmy’s voice and the sight of him makes Violet faint. When she reveals to Hollywood who he is, Hollywood coerces Jimmy out of town. However, Jimmy Dale shows up on Aunt Vi’s doorstep. Violet got a knock on the door, opens the main door, and sees him standing there. He looked like the big bad wolf standing at Aunt Vi’s door. Jimmy asks her to let him in the house. She opens the door frightened and hypnotized simultaneously. “Aunt Vi, no! Why would you let him in?” I yelled.

Knowing his past, I became afraid for Violet. Jimmy had full control. He entered Violet’s home as if he still owned it and as if she was his property. He could have raped and killed Aunt Vi. Jimmy made disrespectful comments about Hollywood, talked about Violet’s house being his, and violated her personal space by touching Violet’s stomach. As a result, Nova and Aunt Vi pushed him out the house. A furious Hollywood gets out his car, sends him to the ground and repeatedly punches Jimmy.

When Jimmy leaves with a bloody face and dirt-covered clothes, it is revealed Nova found him to get his version of his marriage to Aunt Vi for Blessings and Blood. Consequently, Aunt Vi disowns Nova stating, “Don’t leave flowers on my grave.” A tearful Nova walks out of her aunt’s house feeling the gravity of Violet’s statement. Oddly enough, I was pleased. Reality hit Nova like a ton of bricks that damn near knocked the protagonist-turned-antagonist on her ass. Nova realizes the consequences of her actions are irreversible.

Tina Lifford and David Alan Grier did an incredible job embodying a domestic violence survivor and abusive man respectively in this week’s episode. I am accustomed to watching David in comedies like 90s classics In Living Color and Boomerang.

Ralph Angel, Darla and Blue

Ralph Angel reveals to Darla that Nova wrote about Blue and her drug addiction in Blessings and Blood. My hope is Darla does not relapse. She has worked diligently to maintain her sobriety and build a new life for herself. Blessings and Blood threatens Blue’s privacy and safety, Darla’s reputation, and her career. No matter what I hope she does not let old habits overpower the progress she has made. I have grown to love her character for her multiple dimensions, complexities, vulnerability, courage, and subtle strength.


Charley and Micah

Since Micah’s return from Paris and reading Blessings and Blood, they continue to clash. When he receives a death threat, he gives it to Charley. She replies, “I’ll handle it.” Initially, Micah is confused by Charley’s reaction. Then Charley reveals she was mailed several death threats against Micah and sent him to Paris for the summer with security unbeknownst to him. “Let me protect you,” she says.

It was a checkmate move. This is the reason why Charley is my favorite character. She is always several steps ahead, calculated, sharp and precise. Despite Micah’s thoughts regarding how his mother handles certain situations, he knows she will do anything to protect him.


The Landry-Boudreauxs

Learning the Landrys are angry with Charley for stopping a jail from being built in St. Josephine and the warning Jacob Boudreaux gave her, I’m worried. Sam Landry changed the shareholder bylaws allowing relatives to be present at shareholder meetings, essentially, icing Charley out. During season one, we learned the Landrys owned the Bordelons during slavery, the Bordelons became sharecroppers post-slavery, and the Landrys tried to take the farmland by lynching several Bordelon family members including Aunt Vi and Ernest’s father. Whatever they are planning is not good.

Charley has to go into 110% beast mode. When Charley told Ralph Angel she was building the mill with or without him in season one, you saw a hunger in her eyes and a determination to achieve her goal. Knowing she’s wounded from Nova exploiting her life and dealing with Micah’s safety, she can’t do it by herself. I believe this is a war and everyone has to be ready. I think she will need help from Ralph Angel, Aunt Vi, Davis, her Mom and former colleagues in the sports management industry.

Let me know your thoughts below.

Queen Sugar: No Longer Imagine


When Charley confronts Nova about Blessings and Blood, she reads a book excerpt which states, “My sister, born to privilege, raised in wealth and half-bathed in whiteness used her light skin as her shield and her sword. Weapons in every room she entered, in every deal she made, in every woman she sacrificed and for every man she protected. Her honey skin kept her safe. All the while keeping her complicit in the continued oppression of black bodies.”

This statement confirms my theory since season 1. Nova hates her sister and is jealous of Charley’s light-skinned privilege. During season 1, Nova said, “Charley has had sugar coated on top of shit her whole life.” How would you know, Nova? It is likely Nova  carried deep resentment for Charley since childhood. Oddly enough, it makes sense. Her sister is a constant reminder of Ernest leaving True and Nova for Lorna, Charley’s mother.

I will take a moment to empathize with the broken little girl in Nova Bordelon. I could not imagine watching my Dad leave my mother and I to start another family.  I could only imagine how incredibly painful, confusing and angering it was for a little girl to experience this. Consequently, Nova felt abandoned and neglected by Ernest.

However, Charley is not her pain. Charley can not help how she came into the world. Nova Bordelon made assumptions Charley lived a wealthy, privileged life as a half-black woman. I believe Nova thought about Charley’s clothes, boarding school, expensive lifestyle, the prestigious universities she attended, and assumed it was handed to her. In Nova’s mind, Charley got the better end of the stick.

I understand why a child would make those assumptions. When I was a teenager, I was jealous of a friend. Everybody liked her because of her bubbly and kind personality. Numerous boys vied for her affection in grade school. One of those boys talked to me and then tried to date my friend. She was pretty, light-skinned, curvy and had rich parents.  I thought she had the dream life.

I was brown-skinned, not curvaceous and from a middle class family. I never felt accepted by other kids. I wanted boys to find me attractive. I wanted to have tons of friends. Honestly, I sought self-acceptance and self-love in the wrong ways. Yet, I took my self-hatred out on my friend.

As an adult, I realized my wrongdoings, took accountability for my actions and took steps to love myself versus comparing myself to others. However, Nova’s brokenness does not excuse her constant disrespect towards the Bordelon clan. In Blessings and Blood, Nova claims Charley promotes rape culture by sacrificing women. This implies Charley lacks respect for women. But what about Nova’s lack of respect for women?


She continued her relationship with Calvin, a married man and father of two. She took $10,000 out of her siblings’ joint business account, an account created solely for business purposes such as agricultural tools needed for the sugar cane. In addition, Charley carried the financial responsibility of the account. Though the funds were used to pay the bail of Too Sweet, a young man abused in prison for a small possession of marijuana, Nova did not ask permission. When Charley confronted Nova, she became defensive and attacked Charley for her decision to pay a settlement to Davis’s mistress. She took no accountability for her actions.

I look forward to the next episode. More importantly, I look forward to seeing flashbacks of Nova’s childhood including her and Ernest’s father-daughter dynamic, mother-daughter dynamic, the day Ernest and True ended their relationship and the day he left St. Josephine. Maybe “it will all make sense,” as Nova says.

Until next time, let me know your thoughts below.

Why It’s Important for Nova to Crumble

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My initial reaction after the season premiere of Queen Sugar…….to see Nova dragged through the dirty swamp her and Remy kissed at. I wanted to see Chantal, her former lover expose Nova’s hypocrisy on the radio and interview Calvin, Nova’s ex-boyfriend.

During the season trailer, it showed a younger Nova backing away from a man in a field at night. I hope the writers show flashbacks of True Bordelon, Nova and Ralph Angel’s mother. None of the characters mentioned how True died throughout the series. It’s clear True’s death is a sore subject too painful for the family to discuss. However, I think it plays a part in Nova’s unaddressed trauma.

Remember the episode when the siblings argued about Ernest’s will? Nova spazzed out. She verbally attacked Ralph Angel and projected her feelings of being overlooked by Ernest during their childhood onto her brother. Prior to storming out Aunt Vi’s house, Nova retreated to a bedroom, opened a box and retrieved a picture of her adolescent self standing next to True. After a conversation with Aunt Vi, she boards a plane to Atlanta and meets Dr. DuBois. She never dealt with whatever feelings she had.

Over the course of Queen Sugar’s three seasons, all siblings except Nova have had a major transformation. Ralph Angel has become more mentally and emotionally mature. He’s helping parolees, consistently tending to his family’s land, and providing a successful co-parenting environment for Blue. Despite the attacks on his character by Darla’s mother, Ralph Angel handled Blue’s custody battle with Darla and Darlene graciously. Most importantly, he continues to love Blue as his biological son.

Charley has also undergone a major transformation. Initially, she migrated from Los Angeles to St. Josephine to revive her father’s sugar cane business in the wake of Ernest’s untimely death. However, Charley has proven her commitment to the economic empowerment of black farmers and the celebration of local black-owned businesses. Charley has used her sharp business acumen to uplift St. Josephine’s black community. She has built a new life for herself – it’s no longer about money, power and image but change within St. Josephine’s sugar cane business landscape, advocating for the rights of African-Americans and fighting against St. Josephine’s racist law enforcement and economic system controlled by the Landrys and Boudreaus.

Unfortunately, Nova has not changed. Viewers have not seen the protagonist-turned-antagonist fully process being spat in the face. We have seen Nova repeatedly assault Charley and Ralph Angel verbally with little apology and soft, empathetic and compassionate talks from Aunt Vi. Once again, we watched her disrespect Charley by dating Remy. Consequently, she dealt with Charley’s physical and emotional distance from her briefly. Overall, Nova has never truly experienced the consequences of her actions. This season, I predict she will.

Dawn-Lyen Gardner aka Charley Bordelon said during a 2016 SAG-AFTRA conversation, “Her [Charley] life has to crumble to make contact with herself.”

I believe the same for Nova. I believe ostracizing herself from the family unintentionally will force Nova to confront her trauma. I believe this is a good thing. Nova’s passion for change and uplifting her community is evident. It’s one of the reasons viewers love her character. However, I do not think Nova can be the true agent of change she desires until she heals from her trauma.

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Writers, Please Address Darla is a Sexual Assault Survivor

I understand why some people view Darla as trifling due to her drug addiction, prostitution, child negligence, and hiding her uncertainty regarding Blue’s paternity. But Darla deserves respect. During the episode when her parents visit, she stated, “It just kept happening,” when describing to her mother what happened to her in DC years ago.  I think she was repeatedly raped thus not knowing Blue’s biological father. I believe Darla continued her drug addiction to cope. Darla has been drug-free for over two years, maintains a stable job, present in Blue’s life and successfully co-parenting with Ralph Angel. Therefore, I suggest viewers identify Darla as a survivor and a changed woman.


No Character Better Not Die

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I don’t believe the writers will because the series is family-driven and demonstrates the intersection of their individual journeys. Though Aunt Vi has lupus, she’s the anchor. It is unlikely the writers will kill Micah. It would ruin Charley beyond repair and the show would be over. Ralph Angel just got off parole. If Ralph Angel gets involved in illegal activity or an arrest resulting in his death, Queen Sugar’s direction would become adjacent to Good Times. When Thelma’s fiancé Keith was drafted to the NFL, Thelma and the Evans clan were excited to finally get out of the ghetto. As the happy newlyweds walk down the aisle, his ass tumbles thanks to JJ. Consequently, Keith’s NFL career ended before it started. If that wasn’t one of the series’ most depressing episodes, I don’t know what is.

Let me know what you think below.

Queen Sugar Season 4 Episode 1: Pleasure Is Black

End of season 3, Nova Bordelon completed a manuscript called Blessing and Blood. When her longtime friend reads it, she warns Nova it will stir up trouble. The season four premiere fast forwards a few months. Initially, I thought the book would be about the Bordelon family’s journey from slavery to owning sugarcane land. I thought the book would highlight her family’s experience as black sugar cane farmers within segregated St. Josephine stemming back to slavery and how they came to own their land, what it means and the challenges that come with being a black farmer in St. Josephine. I thought the book would discuss the lynchings of Granddaddy Bordelon and other Bordelons. I thought Nova would discuss the aftermath of Ernest, her father’s assault by white men. I thought that would cause trouble because Nova’s siblings were unaware of some  experiences, it would cause Aunt Vi to relive trauma and stir up talk in the town. I thought she would address the racism and elitism within St. Josephine and its effects on the mental and economic well-being of its African-American residents. I was wrong.

Nova’s book is centered on the theme of secrets destroying people and keeping them enslaved. It is her reason for writing the book to free those with secrets. She offers her truth as a sacrifice for freedom. Nova never told her family what the book is about. Though the Bordelons are curious and excited for her, they have no idea the book contains all their family secrets and personal struggles.

Hollywood noticed something was not right about that book. A family friend mentioned the book during Aunt Vi’s pie store opening and Nova’s nervousness gave it away. He pulled Nova aside and said, “If you talkin’ bout at least 25% of the family secrets I know, we need a heads up. We deserve at least that.”

Nova gives Aunt Vi, Charley and Ralph Angel a copy of the manuscript reluctantly. She also has a dream about her childhood, she falls to the ground and sees adult Charley and Ralph Angel standing in front of her. As someone who has had similar dreams like this, especially when I’m avoiding something, it’s her conscience. It’s her guilt and avoidance surfacing into her dreams.

Unfortunately, the contents of the book is revealed during Charley’s acceptance speech after receiving a Women in Business award. A reporter interrupts her speech and addresses Charley about Davis’s rape scandal and paying his recent mistress hush money and whether that’s promoting rape culture.

When Charley gets home, she reads the book, calls Ralph Angel and tells him not to. But by the time Charley’s en route to Ralph Angel’s house, him and Hollywood have read it. She negatively speaks about Blue, Ralph Angel’s son’s birth and conception. She also negatively speaks of Aunt Vi saying she’s not a strong woman.

This is really messed up. Something’s off about Nova. To share her “truth” but practically run out the room sheepishly when leaving the manuscripts does not make sense. When she gave it to Charley, Nova claimed she was nervous about the New York Times book review, how it will be received and if the book will perform well. She was afraid. Terrified. She knew this could hurt her family.

I understand everyone shares their experiences from their point of views. However, Nova did not warn her family sooner nor did she ask to to disclose her relatives’ personal struggles. In addition, the way Nova describes her siblings and aunt is offensive and disrespectful. It sounds like she’s attacking her own family. The people who have always supported her. Aunt Vi who became her surrogate mother after Nova’s mother passed. Ralph Angel who has always been loyal. Charley, oh freakin’ Charley. She has stood by Nova even when she shamed Charley for initially supporting Davis in his rape scandal, paying his mistress hush money, shaming Charley for her wealthy lifestyle and shaming her for doing business with the Landrys. And especially, especially when Nova secretly dated Remi after him and Charley just ended their serious relationship. That’s extremely distasteful.

In interviews, she framed the book as sharing her truth. It’s her family’s truth. Not hers. It’s not how Nova came to be the woman she is today. As a recovering judgmental person, I know I lashed out, confronted friends and family about their truths and came off self-righteous. However, I was terrified to confront my own flaws and incapable of accepting family and friends addressing me about them. When I was addressed my flaws, I lashed out, became extremely defensive and shut down mentally and emotionally. This is Nova.

Historically, since season 1, Nova has always told people about themselves. But when people confronted Nova about her flaws, she lashed out, walked away, stormed off and jumped on a plane to Atlanta without her family knowing. She’s very insecure.

I wonder if she reveals her relationship with Calvin, the fine ass white married cop employed by St. Josephine’s police force. The very force she’s been protesting against. Will Nova admit selling Too Sweet the weed he got arrested for? Will she admit that she was partially responsible for his wrongful imprisonment? Will Nova talk about being spat in the face by one of Calvin’s police friends? Will Nova reveal her secret relationship with Charley’s ex boyfriend? Will she discuss her relationship with DuBois? I doubt it.

What Nova has unearthed is something you can’t come back from. She didn’t consider all the possibilities. This book could tarnish her family members’ reputations, their safety, their businesses and threaten the Bordelon family’s legacy. But when it involves your closest loved ones, it’s only respectful to share with them what you will disclose or ask their permission.

I’m interested to see how everything plays out this season. What do you think? When writing a book, film or series about your family, is it common courtesy to tell your family what you will disclose, ask for permission, or no because it is your perspective?

Comment below. I love conversations about this.