I love how Issa Rae pays homage to older, black actors. The cameos each week have been some of the funniest moments in the series. I bet it’s pretty cool to work with people you grew up watching and have influenced your career.
Who’s Trippin? Because it Ain’t Molly
Being that Molly made the call we’ve been hoping for her to make all season, I must say I’m pleased. Nobody can even drag her this week because she did what needed to be done. Hopefully, she listens and does what her therapist tells her because if I’m recalling correctly, last time she seemed resistant to everything she told her.
Victor and Lydia
From jump, I didn’t like them. They gave me white people vibes. I hate when white women constantly comment on my appearance and keep telling me how great I am. It’s not genuine and it feels like this annoying attempt to make me feel accepted or something. I really don’t know why they do it but it gets on my nerves and that’s what Lydia was doing to Molly. Last week, at the store this lady told me she liked my hair. I haven’t combed my hair in weeks and it’s styled like Lil’ Uzi Vert. Girl, shut up. Lydia also tried to come off as this neutral person with everything. I know her ad-libs were supposed to be funny but I was so annoyed by them. Ugh.
And Victor. Again, didn’t like him from the beginning. He pressed Molly in that pool like a white man, not a man of color who has ever experienced racism. I imagine these are the types of things that happen in interracial relationships. I can’t speak to it but Molly was right. She did and said everything I would have. Only exception is if they weren’t in the pool, I would have slid him.
Molly and Andrew
I don’t like Molly and Andrew together. It feels forced. Every moves she makes, any time she’s her authentic self, she worries if she did too much or if they’re good. It’s like she can’t fully be herself without questioning whether or not it’s the demise of their relationship. She’s holding back so she doesn’t ruin it. If you can’t bring your full self to a relationship, then it might not be the one for you. It could be Molly needing to learn to be okay with showing up fully but they also don’t seem compatible and not even on no opposites attracts type things. From the things they both brought with them for their weekend to them not ever being on the same page about anything, it just seems like Molly is trying to make it work for the sake of having a relationship. I wonder if she even knows what she likes about him. Hopefully, her therapist will have her shine a light on all of her relationships, not just Issa. She needs to start with her daddy and go down the line.
Molly and Issa
That opening scene. Wow. Molly saw her. Honestly, that shook me. It’s one thing for Issa to run away but Molly saw her. I know that hurt her feelings. Mine would have been hurt. I don’t even know what to say about it and she’s definitely entitled to feel how she wants. I mean, we know Issa wasn’t ready to talk to her but that’s not how it looks to her. Whatever her feelings are here, I get it.
Also, do you guys think Issa and Nathan have discussed the ghosting situation? What did you think of this peak into Molly’s life?
I think Andrew is great for Molly. He supports her crazy every time even when she’s wrong. Their relationship seems genuine and normal. Couples are usually not on the same page about stuff like that, but they make the best out of it, which they did. I don’t like when tv portrays a relationship as perfect, like your partner is always on one accord with you, that’s fake. Anyone who has been in a long term relationship knows better, but it gives false hope to single people. I think Molly has some insecurities about being in a healthy relationship and is a bit self conscious about it. She does need to let that go and talk to her counselor.
I agree I wasn’t feeling his brother and sister in law at all, but I don’t think Molly handled that pool situation well. You can’t expect others to feel the same way about things as you do, especially if it’s not their experience, but it’s okay to peep game and recognize what kind of ppl they are. That’s a conversation more fitted to have with Andrew because you guys should be on the same page about those situations.
Good point. She probably is insecure about it being healthy.