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Atlanta Episode 9: “Juneteenth” Recap

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As a child I was always hyper-aware of the attempts at social climbing my parents made to move my siblings and me up the ladder rungs of black society. There were the Jack and Jill activities with the children of the Pastor at our local Megachurch, the etiquette classes that taught present-day me to chew my Chipotle with my mouth closed and the vast number of strangers we were expected to greet like we were auditioning for a live stage production of the Sound of Music. All of these things were sacrifices my parents made to ensure that I had access to a network of opportunities that would carry me into adulthood. The only problem was I hated every solitary second of it.

I hated the constant pressure of performance for people that decided my pedigree made me less than them even before I opened my mouth. It was with this spirit of hatred that I went into last night’s episode of Atlanta with lowered expectations. Written by Emerson Alum Stefani Robinson, “Juneteenth” packs the world of Atlanta with several wink and nods to different Spike Lee joints. Many of the elements and themes of Lee’s School Daze can be found front and center in a tight script which finds Donald Glover’s Earn, fresh off a booty call, accompanying Van (Zazie Beetz) to the most problematic Juneteenth party this side of a Paula Deen cotillion.

“Smile, this is a celebration not an orphanage.”

Earn and Van are putting on a debutante performance of their own. They are pretending to be a happily-married couple with Ivy-League educations to try to score Van a networking opportunity with one of the many successful Atlanta power-players in attendance. I appreciated Atlanta’s momentary commitment to continuity as Van should still be actively networking and looking for work since being fired in “Value”.  I generally hate episodes like this where the premise is built upon people pretending to be something they are not. Basically any episode of Three’s Company.

I cringe uncomfortably when they are revealed to be an imposter and mortified in front of a large crowd. I assumed Atlanta would take this course so I was pleasantly surprised to find Robinson’s script aided by Janicza Bravo’s ethereal direction take the lesser stakes approach, preferring to simply sit in with these characters and get to know a class of folk we don’t usually see on television outside of the Bravo network.  That this episode comes together so pleasingly is due in no small part to a staff of talented actors who are able to convey the absurdity of a plantation-style celebration (with slave ship hors d’oeuvres to boot) with acute comic timing within realistic portrayals.

Cassandra Freeman as Monique is a black woman-white husband archetype that’s equal parts Helen Willis mixed with the worst moments from Real Housewives of Atlanta. Her husband Craig as “The White guy who uses ‘my brotha’ so much he forgot he wasn’t an actual brotha” is very much a caricature of real people I have met before. Both characters are hilarious even while they are saying the worst things on Earth.

Monique is a well-spoken, beautiful black woman who enjoys the finer things in life and is willing to let the occasional (okay, all the time) bout of whitesplaining from her clueless husband go un-checked if it means she can continue to live in her million-dollar home. Honestly, Monique wouldn’t be the black woman to check Craig anyway as she is soon revealed to be an elitist, emotionally bankrupt charlatan who barks orders at her serving staff and delights in the irony of being a dark-skinned black woman pantomiming the acts of her ancestor’s slavers. Craig’s personality can be distilled down to what I assume it feels like to be trapped in a room with Michael Rappaport. His constant one-upmanship of black authenticity understandably rubs Earn the wrong way but everyone else at the party seems to be eating it up like Kentucky-Fried frog legs. Especially his Def Poetry Slam about Jim Crow!

Rick Holmes as Craig strikes just the right balance of “did this dude just say that?” with genuine likability to make the character fit right in to the Atlanta Universe. Condescendingly questioning Earn on why he’s never made it over to Africa, Craig plays the role of every single white ally that ever got too comfortable with black folk and forgot he was still the “man”. Somewhere in the world, Tim Wise’s ears are burning. Earn and Van play audience surrogates to this and react accordingly to what Earn describes as, “Spike Lee directed Eyes Wide Shut”.

“This spooky thing called slavery happened and my entire ethnic identity was erased.”

Monique is too busy living the life of an oppressor to give a damn about Craig’s offensive Malcolm X paintings. She pairs off with Van for some girl talk and I love how the actors show how adept black folk are at slipping in and out of black vernacular. Often code-switching is portrayed in entertainment as this jarring demarcation line where black professionals are forced to take on their Queen’s tongue to effectively communicate with those in the majority class while resorting back to less advanced dialects at home.  As if neither of those extremes come natural to the person using them. That Monique is at her most real and pleasant when she is “speaking black” and that her own internalized racism is revealed through “proper” English is a contrast point Atlanta doesn’t stop to dwell on but the point comes across all the same.

This episode requires those of us not already invested in Earn and Van to get on board. Some have commented that the two leads have little chemistry and that it strains believability that they would have ever gotten together to make their daughter Lottie in the first place. Atlanta finally attempts to give the two some depth and an as of yet unspoken backstory. It succeeds at making the destinies of Earn and Vanessa seem intertwined. This is in large part due to Glover’s performance. Often sidelined on his own show, Glover’s Earn has been upstaged all season by the breakout star power of Bryan Tyree Henry’s Paperboi .

Henry has been hitting it out of the ballpark each episode with a performance so unique that one could forget that Earn was supposed to be the relatable guy. It was jarring not to see him in this episode but it was due time that Atlanta showcased just what attracted many viewers to the pilot in the first place: Donald Glover. Glover’s performance as Earn here finally reveals just why the series could not operate on this heightened level without him. Glover commands the screen and his background as not only a writer for hit comedies but as a comic performer equip him with the advanced agility to get laughs by merely whispering “wow” at a display of casual racism or break our hearts during a grand-gesture soliloquy performed in front of a group of Monique’s in the making.

Van is so hurt by this display, Earn’s faux-sincerity, him saying all the things he SHOULD  have said- he COULD have said to make it right, that it brings her to tears, persuading her to take one more drink and initiate sex with him at the end of the night even while she’s been humiliated by him. By the time he’s cornered by the black Bill and Ted who request he forward their sister’s dirtyazz panties to Paperboi, Earn has had enough of playing pretend. Even if the reality is far less pretty. This is a sitcom after all, so it is also just around this time that Craig remembers where he recognizes Earn from. He saw his mugshot on the news! Hijinks ensue!

For those at home who already had issues with Earn and his likeability, his decision to stop pretending right at the home stretch will likely be viewed as run of the mill selfishness. Possibly the same form of selfishness that caused him to leave Princeton and for his parents to change the locks on the house. Make no mistake, it was extremely selfish but it also reveals an intimacy between Earn and Van and further validates their love story.

Earn knows the Black bourgeois lifestyle is not for Vanessa because he knows who Van is. He loves her enough to come along for the charade and to keep it up even as it proved to be quite difficult. And although he knows she’ll hate him for it, Earn loves Van enough to try to rescue her when he feels they are both in too deep. They spend the episode splitting up and reconnecting, a meta-nod to the foreseen trajectory of their relationship going forward into the season finale. Earn and Van are both trying to climb the social ladder, albeit in different ways.

Now that they’ve made the ultimate reconnection, what does that mean for their goals? Will the two get back together? More importantly, can a sister get two tickets for A Tale (Tail?) Between Legs before the stage play sells out for months on end like Hamilton?

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  • Plantation Master Poison <——— New band name.

    1. "Earn knows the Black bourgeois lifestyle is not for Vanessa because he knows who Van is"
    As weird, passive-aggressive, and sad as Van and Earn's relationship is I think, Earn going off on the party guests made her realize why she's with him in the first place and probably wants that guy around all of the time. That may have been some of the realest relationship situations I've seen on TV in a minute.

    2. Everyone standing at the door way realized what Monique's fake bougie-a** said about Earn's kin was dead wrong except for Monique. White boy Craig looked like he wet himself.

    3. How you have a bougie Juneteenth celebration? An event which was basically a bunch dudes in blue telling some slaves- "Y'all good. Sorry about being two years too late.

    4. I've met people like Monique. #bleh

    • Mr. Mooggyy

      The drink names were hilarious!

      # emm effin 1! Call Ern what you want!? Keep thinking Van is all out of his league!? Those fools are perfect for each other! It was crazy because Van knew the exact second that Ern was about to flip! “Stop being so likable!” I was dead buh! Like nobody likes that type of YT folk!

      The hennessey in the fancy glass to make Ern feel comfortable with his drink! That hit on so many levels! Like how do you know I don’t like scotch!

      I have a serious dislike for women like Monique! Just change your name to Monica and get over it!

      • Why they are together has been really clear to me since they went to eat.

  • Val

    Was that woman Van’s mother?

    Also, I get soooo bored with the constant shots and J&J. I mean, it really has become the go to way of taking shots at affluent Black folks. For once I would like to see someone take a more nuanced look at J&J/ affluent Black folks.

    Also, Ern just gets more and more unlikable. Does he ever give a non-sarcastic response to anything? Sigh. And I like Van more and more. It’s as hard for her to not be real as it is for Ern to be real.

    • “Also, I get soooo bored with the constant shots and J&J. I mean, it really has become the go to take shots at affluent Black folks. ”

      Val, I think the shots at Jack & Jill stem from many people’s first introduction to J & J. Many of us found out in college or even after and it was introduced with an air of “Oh, you don’t know what J&J and is…” which is off putting AF.

      I get why you’re bugged by it though.

      • Val

        Makes sense but still.

        • I didn’t like this episode at all. I wanted the same nuanced look at the preacher, the white husband, the J&J ladies as they give Paper Boi. I was disappointed with all of those caricatures…

          • Val

            Me too and as you alluded to, the show knows how to do better, that’s why it was disappointing. It was like they got lazy and made a Tyler Perry movie.

            • TOTALLY! I don’t feel like doing my hw. Let’s throw a dress on someone.

          • Brad G

            I think that’s the beauty of it though. Each episode introduces a caricature that you want to see more of. Montague, the club promoter, the Migos drug dealers, the pawn shop owner, everybody you see on cam could get their own episode.

        • That’s your family so it’s close to you. Only reason my family got out of poverty is because my grandfather and father spent a collective 50 years in the Army and Navy. They weren’t officers either. In my grandfather’s case he had to go play in Vietnam. My mom spent large parts of her childhood growing up broke in Spanish Harlem when it was really awful. We aren’t the types that would be welcomed and invited into that the J&J inner circle ever.

          • Val

            Once you’re married and have kids I see no reason why you and your family wouldn’t be welcomed. I mean, it’s primarily an organization for kids.

            • Helga G.Pataki

              The whole purpose of the org is for kids of middle class and affluent Blacks to be able to socialize with other Black kids in the same social predicament as them ( i.e stuck in the burbs and tokenized).

              • Vanity in Peril

                My experience with the organization is that there were some genuine folk but my family is comprised of musicians and artists. Hippie types. We never fit in and they made it known immediately and at every turn. My father was doing a lot of touring as a session musician at the time, was gone 7 mos out of yr easy. I was ridiculed by little kids that I hope to god are on welfare now (lol, so petty) That was just our experience, however.

                • Helga G.Pataki

                  I can relate, my family wasn’t the stereotypical J&J family either but my experience was overall positive. There’s bad apples in every bunch.

            • Kas

              Was your family J&J?

              • Val

                Sorry, I can’t offer you an answer. You use info to throw shade.

                • Kas

                  True . . . but not all the time (ok, that’s a lie). :)

    • TheCollinB

      im not saying I’m Earn, but I def get him and his actions. Earn seems to have moved through many social circles, most of which are comprised of people playing a role and not being themselves (Ricky had a better word for it a few days ago in Alex’s post). At some point when you’re a person like Earn (let’s call it social woke for lack of a better term) you start to deviate from expected and acceptable behavior. So you clap at folks in a way that might seem unnecessary. You may become a sarcastic when it isn’t warranted but you’re not standing around letting folks act like weirdos without it going unnoticed.

      • Val

        I don’t get how people project so much onto Ern? Lol I mean, all we really know about him is he has a kid, he went to an Ivy League college and he’s a burnout kind of trying to rehabilitate himself. Everything else is projecting.

        • TheCollinB

          You sound like my wife discussing literature Val!
          “Where in the text does it say….all it says is that…..you are placing things in the writing that aren’t there”
          To both of you I say nay. People identify with certain characters because they recognize certain behaviors as their own. It’s the reason people read books and watch shows like this. So while I get what you and my wife are saying it still doesn’t negate that there is identifiably more there that what the page/script/screen is portraying.

          • Val

            Lol Listen to your wife, Collin! :-)

        • Sigma_Since 93

          I can relate to the burden Ern was under. When you are luck enough to attend prestigious colleges, you represent the hopes and dreams of others. Those folks don’t understand the struggles you go through while you are a student at those schools cause school problems < neighborhood problems.

          If you flame out, you become just another ninja with potential that didn't fulfill it

          • Jennifer

            Or, you get thru and discover that the emperor has no clothes, and wonder why TF have you been trying to impress these fools.

            • Kas

              Mostly what you said.

    • Brad G

      Maybe I’m just stanning for Ern lol, but I really enjoyed this episode. I felt that he was being truthful is his cantankerous and melancholy response to the mini-Moniques. He just continues to get in his own way when he won’t turn it off. He sees so much more in Van than what I think Van sees in herself. But his intent is often marred by his underwhelming current state and pessimistic outlook.

      • Val

        Lol I knew the guys were going to try to defend/ explain Ern.

        “…But his intent is often marred by his underwhelming current state and pessimistic outlook.”

        Or by his total self-involvement? Everything he does is for Ern.

        • Brad G

          Van did drag Ern to this event to pretend to be some ivy-educated happily married upper echelon married couple.

          This is the issue I have with Van. She dismissed paper boi because all he does is smoke weed and play games but needed his help when she smoked herself out of a job. She looks down on Ern for his unoriginal rap management lifestyle but then has the totally original idea to open up a boutique or something. Now she’s at this plantation party to become a part of something she’s not, drags Ern into it, and yet we mad at Ern for not “playing” the role? Van is a mother, an educator, a provider, a pillar of sanity. She’s also a pretender.

          • TheCollinB

            Facts B

          • Val

            How do you figure she looks down on Ern? She just wants him to do his part financially, now.

            And it’s called networking! She was trying to get a gig. What’s wrong with that? I mean, when we go to business functions are we just sitting around being ourselves or are we on point to make a good impression?

            • Brad G

              She specifically made that comment earlier in the season, about him chasing this paperboi dream.

              And I definitely understand networking. Network alone. If you can’t stand him, why lie?

              And she wasn’t trying to “get a job”. Look at where she went lol. That’s not networking. That’s a lifestyle. A culture. A culture that is not Van’s, and Ern knows that. How did that party help her in any way of her becoming an educator?

              • Val

                Did you miss the conversation that Van had with that woman when the woman told her she could hook her up with all sorts of jobs and that brightened Van’s disposition?

                That’s the only reason they were there.

                • Brad G

                  Yes all types of jobs. But at what cost? What is she going to lose? What does it mean to gain the world and lose your soul? That woman was heartless, and Van is not. That’s what I took out of the episode. People who are above the issues of the “jobs” they serve in. A megachurch pastor totally disjointed from his congregation. A black woman celebrating Juneteenth while having black folk do slave labor. And how does Van look seeing as how she was drunk off her rocker at this party? What best foot is that?

                  • Val

                    “…And she wasn’t trying to “get a job”. Look at where she went.”

                    So, now you admit that’s why they were there?

                    • Brad G

                      She offered her an invitation to a lifestyle, and I stand by that. The “jobs”, as I mentioned in my last post, are just a part of it. Van is an educator. You don’t get into education with any lucrative intentions. I know, I taught. Again, Van went under the guise of networking for a job and found herself auditioning for a club. And Ern was the one who reminded her she’s better than that.

                    • Kas

                      I see no lies and I’ve even watched the episode yet.

        • TheCollinB

          Nope, nope NOAP. That man is clearly there for his child.

          • Val

            How can you be there for your child if you aren’t supporting your child?

            • Sigma_Since 93

              When push came to shove, he made things happen. That’s all you can ask for.

              • TheCollinB

                Whammy

              • Val

                What did Ern make happen?

                • Sigma_Since 93

                  Times Ern came through:

                  Selling his phone for money

                  Taking Van on that date. Van knew Ern’s pockets weren’t deep enough for market price seafood but she was able to have her night out.

                  Pulling Van out of the fire that was that Juneteenth party. The execution was sketchy but the intent was good

                  • Brooklyn_Bruin

                    You know that ain’t enough for some of these folks.

            • TheCollinB

              Define support tho Val. You talkin money or you talking being present support?

              • Val

                Money.

                • TheCollinB

                  That’s not support. That’s money.

                  • Val

                    Come on, Collin.

                    • Julian Green

                      Don’t undercut the importance of a parent being present. My dad could cut child support checks, but it didn’t make up for the fact that I say him maybe 100 times between ages

                      8 and 27 (and I’m 27 right now!).

                    • Val

                      And don’t be obtuse. Being there is obviously important but it’s not a substitute for helping to take care of the child financially.

                      Sorry your dad wasn’t around much.

                    • Julian Green

                      I’m not saying it’s a substitute, I just think the amount of money you throw at a kid is poor way to gauge someone’s value as a parent. Too much emphasis is put on the financial side of things.

                • Brad G

                  Val I swear I’m not picking out your comments to reply to, but this one strikes very personal to me.

                  My mother and father were never married. Pops would come by every Christmas with whatever game I wanted. Bought plenty of toys as a kid. But the things I needed as a teen; a father’s discretion, advice, and love, were not there. I would easily give back those games for conversations. For time.

                  • Val

                    See my reply to Julian.

                    • Brad G

                      No one is giving Ern a pass for slacking on his parental duties of providing financially, but to say he’s not there for that child is inaccurate.

        • Dos Pesos

          Naw…Earn is a bum through and through. He doesn’t kick in financially, and a lot of times, based on what’s been portrayed in the show, his parents put up his share of “watching” his child–so he’s not even that present in her life.
          But, both he and Van are self-righteous and prone to effing up–so I they are a good fit.

    • Damon Young

      i think you just like pretty lightskinndeded chicks, val

      • Val

        Lol Van is not lightskint. Do I need to pull out the chart?

        • Vanity in Peril

          Waymint, Van’s NOT lightskinned?

          These snapchat filters got me so confused.

          • Val

            Lol So basically if someone isn’t darkskinned they’re lightskint?

            • Kas

              I’m sad that you missed my shade thrown at you on the dancing post (I mean article). Also she is lightskint. Out of curiosity, how do you define yourself?

              • Val

                Shade you say? Yeah, everybody’s lightskint. I bet you think Oprah is lightskint, right? I don’t.

                • Kas

                  I tried to tag you, but I couldn’t get it to work. It’s one of my better pieces of work, if I do say so myself.

                  • Val

                    Well, sorry I missed that. All that shade gone to waste. Lol

                    • Kas

                      There’s always tomorrow.

                • Kas

                  I do not think she is lightskint. Neither is Van, I was just being my usual contrary self.

    • “Does he ever give a non-sarcastic response to anything”

      Probably not. As a fellow smart a**, I always have a quip on deck

      • Kas

        I keep one on deck and three at the ready.

    • Annalise Keating

      “I mean, it really has become the go to way of taking shots at affluent Black folks. For once I would like to see someone take a more nuanced look at J&J/ affluent Black folks.”

      Yes!!! And it’s always the same lame story. As if affluent black folks are a monolith.

      It’s hard to root for Van when she continues to make these bad choices. Like, why is she even with Earn? I can’t even undertstand it. What is getting out of their dysfunctional relationship?

      • Val

        Exactly. It’s really old and frustrating.

        Honestly I think she’s with him because they have a kid together, that’s the only reason I can come up with.

    • I understand the Jack and Jill shade. I’ve had limited exposure to J & J and it was soo uncomfortable. It seemed like they were acting.

    • SimplePseudonym

      I just learned recently that it varies widely by chapter. Unfortunately, there seems to be a lot of bad chapters. The parents and the kids in my local chapter of J&J were awful and focused more on appearances and elitism than actual production and character. That’s the only frame of reference I have for the organization, unfortunately, so I’m forever not a fan. Note: both of my parents have terminal degrees (JD and PhD) and my dad went to Harvard Law and WE ALL couldn’t stand those bamas and their elitist mindset. So, it’s not about taking shots at “affluent black folks” as much as it is the types of people who seemed to populate that organization in particular. The side-eye and irony was actually in the fact that their kids didn’t necessarily produce better outcomes after all of that pretense. The black kids in my high school that got the best grades and went to the best colleges were the ones who weren’t in J&J- perhaps by happenstance, perhaps for a reason. As a kid, I didn’t even know it was a countrywide thing, hence my frame-of-reference being the chapter that was local to me.

      • Val

        Yeah, I’m not saying J&J is perfect but every time it’s mentioned in a film/ TV show it’s always in a negative and trite way.

    • SimplePseudonym

      Also, I wish I didn’t have such a huge crush on Donald Glover b/c I think it interferes with my ability to properly interpret his character. I keep reading people talk about how awful Ern is and I just watch him thinking, “OMG, I love Donald Glover for making this show! Therefore I like Ern by association.” it’s SO distracting!!!

  • King Beauregard

    After Earn and Van pulled off to the side of the road and got back together, I think I finally understand the core theme that propels this show: visible cars are a good idea and invisible cars are a bad idea.

    • Mr. Mooggyy

      I have a feeling Van is going to get pregnant!

    • panamajackson

      I disagree, that invisible car was THE most epic car I’ve ever seen (not seen?). I wonder what kind of rims he was sitting on. I couldn’t tell.

      • Val

        Invisible rims, of course. :-)

      • Invisible Hammers & Vogues.

        • TheCollinB

          They were stock. You could tell by the suspension.

        • panamajackson

          I wonder if the invisible car had one or two subs in the trunk. it is ATL after all? You know there was a sub in the back.

          • Sigma_Since 93

            With an extra battery for the subs!

            • Wizznilliam

              You know it ain’t hooked up right. So it hums when he hit the gas.

          • I just assumed there’s always a sub.

          • Wizznilliam

            Yea. But you know it don’t currently work. He got to get the wiring fixed because his boy f-ed it up.

      • King Beauregard

        But consider how the invisible car has always been lurking silently in the background any time anything bad happened. That car is trouble.

        Also, consider the act of petty destruction that started the series: knocking the mirror off Paper Boi’s car. On a normal visible car, losing one mirror is an inconvenience that can make you really angry. In an invisible car, the mirrors don’t work at all and just imagine how angry you’d be all the time.

    • LMAO

  • Trill Mickelson

    I’m in love with Zazie Beetz and her hair. Also, that bartender and cocktail menu killed me dead.

    • Vanity in Peril

      “Sir, I will be right with you as soon as you take your place in the queue” is my response to urryting going forward.

      • TeeChantel

        Using that line at work tomorrow.

      • brothaskeeper

        “Ni66a, don’t you understand alliteration?” *scowl*

      • The queue tho?
        One dude, my ninja, one dude. I was salty FOR him!

    • Julian Green

      You know he came up with all those drink names himself.

    • Mary Burrell

      Yes the bartender and the menu was funny.

  • Val

    Oh and there’s only one more episode?! WTF. I already feel cheated.

    • WenzelDashington

      There’s always Insecure on good old HBO. It’s for the ladies in my opinion and not nearly as clever as Atlanta. I say give it a shot.

      • Jennifer

        Insecure is a different kind of show. It’s not trying to be Hip Hop Twins Peaks like Atlanta. But, I keep re-watching every ep during the week because the writing is so good and the stories are painfully real.

        • SororSalsa

          Agreed. The characters on Insecure feel like real people, that I’ve known and at times that I’ve been. I like that they show the side of black people and their interactions that’s rarely seen on tv.

        • Hahahahachu

          The last episode of insecure is borderline classic! Good stuff. I would love for vsb to cover insecure. There is so much to talk about there.

      • Brooklyn_Bruin

        Need to separate them two independent clauses.

        Insecure is a lot more straight ahead, basically a continuation of ABG
        Atlanta is trying to do something different.

    • Wise Old Owl

      Forget about cheated, I feel violated…where is Paper Boi…

  • Mr. Mooggyy

    Ern fucked Van’s head (see emotions) up when he was describing her to those three women! Because he was dead azz serious (in my NYer voice)!

    • panamajackson

      It only counts as a NYer voice if you have your Timbs on when you say it.

      • Mr. Mooggyy

        Yea I left the “buttas” at home!

    • TheCollinB

      Facts B

  • panamajackson

    I loved this episode. If you’re a writer, your head probably exploded at how much stuff they addressed. I laughed so many times. Especially at the play. I want to see that play SO bad.

    • TheCollinB

      They sneak a lot of classic literature and theater into this show. Me and my wife peeped.

    • Mary Burrell

      That means they are well read. I love that.

  • I actually am rooting for them. It won’t work unless they stop dating other people.

  • Mr. Mooggyy

    Is that winning?!?! Because I’m slightly confused! I mean I’m all for liquor and cheeks! But in the grand scheme….

  • Val

    And he didn’t even shower between women. Yuk. Lol

    • Mr. Mooggyy

      I peeped that! LOL

      • Sigma_Since 93

        and he didn’t even thank old girl for the night! I wonder if she was the girl from the bar or the girl from the basketball game….

        • Val

          He was awful to her. Obviously he was just using her for her bed. He was sick of the sofa at Paperboi’s, I suppose.

          • Kas

            You have a lot of hate for Earn. It’s interesting because Van bug’s the sh*t out of me.

            • Val

              No hate, Jack. Where did you see me say I hate him? I don’t like him. You know why? Because he’s not likeable. Not even close to being likeable.

              • Wise Old Owl

                Val, do you want Van for yourself…just kidding. She is sexy in a Bougie Black Nerd type of way…Sisters like her are so attractive to me.. Sapiosexuals.

        • Mr. Mooggyy

          I need to revisit because I thought he said a sarcastic thanks!

          • TeeChantel

            I thought I heard a thanks too. He mumbled it as she was putting on her shirt.

          • Sigma_Since 93

            I though he mumbled no when she asked if they would hook up again

            • L8Comer

              he said thanks. it was awkward as heII. I think it’s weird and off putting when people “thank you” after chex. “thank you for the best night of my life” is different though

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