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Insecure Season 2 Episode 1 Recap: “Hella Great”

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For months, fans of Insecure have been wondering where things were going to pick up after last season concluded with Lawrence giving Tasha that work in an effort to get over Issa’s dalliance with her sideboo, Daniel. Last night, that itch was finally scratched with the premiere of season two (“Hella Great”), which picks up a couple of months after Issa and Lawrence’s explosive breakup.

The gang’s all here. Issa is swiping her way through single life, going out with all the guys she meets through Hinge, Bumble and whatever other dating app is available to download and ruin dreams. We see Molly decided to take some of Issa’s advice from last season, going to therapy. And Lawrence came back just the way we last saw him: having the sex with Tasha from behind, but only Friday through Sunday. The rest of the week Lawrence is sleeping on an air mattress at his boy Chad’s place while he looks for a new spot of his own.

While some people would describe Lawrence as homeless for what he’s doing, I prefer to say he’s rebounding from a broken heart. He never had a plan B because he never thought he’d come home one day and be told by Issa that she decided to knock boots with another man. Now Lawrence is trying to figure it all out and yes, using people to help him do so. Chad points this out to him when he applauds Lawrence for continuing to treat Tasha like a sidepiece because he only sees her on the weekends and he has yet to take her out anywhere that has cloth napkins.

Issa, meanwhile, is trying her best to get over Lawrence or get him back depending on the day. When Molly reminds Issa that every guy wants to come back when they see an ex doing better (a word of truth indeed), and she comes home to see Lawrence has been given a jury duty summons, Operation-Get-Bae-Back begins to get in formation. Issa will throw a plus-one “wine down,” which is a bougie way of asking people to come over and drink this alcohol. At the same time, she will tell Lawrence to come through to pick up his summons (and other shit) with the hopes that he comes over during her party. The idea is that when Lawrence sees Issa on her hosting grind, glowed up, of course he’s going to want her back.

But the entire plan turns into a disaster. While Lawrence initially agrees to come over to pick up his mail, he ends up curving Issa instead, telling her to mail it to him. Unbeknownst to Issa, Lawrence flaked because he finally decides to take Tasha out on a proper date (proof he hasn’t gone full savage yet). As for Issa’s wine down, it morphs into a turn-up when her Blood-affiliated neighbors crash the party and a small fire breaks out in her trash can. Who among us couldn’t help but see that moment as metaphor for Issa’s dating life?

The long-awaited reunion between Issa and Lawrence ends up happening the day after the party when Lawrence decides to see if Issa is home to get his mail. This served as a reminder of just how good Insecure is at depicting these small but explosive moments in a relationship. That first mail exchange after two people are broken up and living in separate homes is loaded with anxiety. The first time my ex came over to pick up her mail, I did as many pushups as I could before the doorbell rang and answered the door looking like all of my shirts and pants were in the laundry.

What ensues is something that will hit very close to home for anybody who sees the person they used to see everyday for the first time in a long time. Lawrence starts with the Oh-I-left-something-in-the-bathroom move, which he’s doing to let the sexual tension between them bubble a little bit more (it’s not hot enough yet!), then, just as he’s about to exit, he does a Steph Curry-like spin move back to Issa and goes in for a passionate kiss. The two of them end up on the couch for a breakup quickie and when I say a quickie I do mean just that. I counted Issa getting less than 25 strokes from Lawrence before he finishes up, goes back into the bathroom to use one of their towels to wash himself off, and then kisses her goodbye on the cheek, like she’s the homie. That’s how breakup sex often is: Quick, spontaneous, and confusing.

The episode ends with both Issa and Lawrence looking uncomfortable with their new reality as exes, but leaving plenty of room for a bunch of different scenarios to play out going into the rest of the season. There’s also the peripheral characters with storylines that have plenty of juice: Molly seems to be less focused on guys and more focused on getting paid at her office like a white man. Meanwhile Tasha looks like she’s going to be around to call Lawrence zaddy for a while. 

Jozen Cummings

Jozen Cummings is the author and creator of the popular relationship blog Until I Get Married, which is currently in development for a television series with Warner Bros. He hosts a weekly podcast with WNYC about Empire called the Empire Afterparty and he works at Twitter as an editorial associate. He lives in Harlem, graduated from Howard University, and grew up in Seaside, California. He cannot get you a blue check.

  • NonyaB?

    So, basically: lots of perpendicular smanging going on. Oh, well: Happy Monday and shoutout to bananas.

    -Non show watcher

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    • Tam

      Morning Ms PRC

      • NonyaB?

        Morning, Mizz Megawatt-in-Fuschia Smile!

    • Nonya!! Sis, I tried to watch and I was like… “This is dumb.”.. I tried to watch more htna once… same conclusion..

      • NonyaB?

        Morning, NW-to-tha-T! I decided a while ago that I’d rather watch the post-discussion than the show.

        Mo’ importantly: That’s entirely too much fahn fo’ a Monday, ma’am! Can’t just be up in heyuh stuntin on some arched-to-the-gawds brows, freshazz skin n bling and ruin-some-po-ninja-by-lunchtahm-red lipstick!

        • https://viralviralvideos.com/wp-content/uploads/GIF/2014/10/LMAO-GIF.gif

          I just hollered so loud!! It has been rough for me, sis!! BUT I figure if I look good.. I’ll feel good… still trying to get that to work right though…but you shoooooole made me cackle and smile!! *hugs*

          I had akara this weekend.. I thought of you! lol

          • NonyaB?

            {{{Hugs}}} Keep keeping, on; it is a day by day process. Glad to hear you had akara – hope it was well made and you liked it! I enjoy it.

            • It waaaaaaaaas glooooooooooorious! I ate like a hunnid of em! lmao

    • miss t-lee

      Girl…I’ll sit next to you on the couch.

      • NonyaB?

        *Daps* Let’s sip on gwood likkah and watch our peopos get up in their feelings.

        • miss t-lee

          YES.
          *passes nachos and margarita pitcher*

    • DAT POTASSIUM DOE. I love bananas.

      • NonyaB?

        Heh. I don’t eat ’em directly, although I enjoy the flavour in foods (banana bread, etc).

        • BANANA BREAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • My boy had a watch party last night and the most bougie collection of black people I’ve ever sipped pinot noir- me (a principal), a chemist, a public health student, a pastor, an IT director, and a marketing executive- debated this point for over an hour.

    Lawrence suffered from clinical depression last season and is still showing the effects of said illness this season. Thoughts?

    • Queen@

      I don’t think it’s clinical. I think he is just really hurt and isn’t allowing himself to feel it and move through it. He smashing ole girl for a place to lay his head (though I glad is boy called him on it). He jumped right into something else, too soon. It started out as revenge, but…

      • Tam

        Rebound Smash

      • siante

        yup, rebound/revenge bae

      • Sigma_Since 93

        He told you last season he was getting his ish together for Issa as well as himself. It’s gotta hurt when you are doing better and it doesn’t seem to matter. Now smashing Tasha is an interesting dynamic. They both have to work which is why he could get a pass for not leaving a toothbrush at her pad, she wants to give him that work and I don’t know too many cats turning down weekend smash events. The weekend smashing and work also don’t allow him much time to let his mind wonder about Issa. That’s how he’s coping at the moment.

        • Junegirl627

          Am I wrong for not caring that Tasha might get hurt in all this? I mean yes he is single now, but being single or attached didn’t make a difference for her. So if she ain’t care about the relationship her thirsty behind was tryin to destroy I reallydon’t care about how she is the definition of “rebound slide” for Lawrence.

          • Sigma_Since 93

            I feel bad for Tasha as she it does not appear that she has complete information. You would hope in the time lapse Lawrence was straight with her. Tasha did know Lawrence was BAE’d up as he declined her shot.
            I want to see what happens. My guess is this will be a FWB situation gone wrong.

            • Junegirl627

              Like i said in a different comment she ot curved because he had a girl a week or 2 before she smashed. so she gotta realize she is the side or the rebound. Either way it might not be spelled out but if she reads whats infront of her she knows whats up. the question is will she ignore it

              • Sweet Potato Kai ?

                Nah, some women are that naive. We’ll have to see if she’s one of them.

              • Furious Styles

                It seems like Tasha doesn’t have any friends to ask those hard questions.

          • Out of Patience

            I assume Tasha didn’t know his whole life when she was flirting with him at the bank. He and Issa were done and then he hooked up with Tasha.

            • Sigma_Since 93

              She knew enough:
              He was attractive
              He was unemployed
              He was trying to do better
              He was stacking his coins
              He was bood up
              All she needed was an opportunity to slide in and Issa provided it.

              • Agreed. Tasha was waiting for Issa to slip up.

                Lawerence also shouldn’t of been doing lunch with her last season, though I understand his impulse. She was the only one unequivocal in supporting him.

                • Sweet Potato Kai ?

                  Was Tasha wrong for that?

                  • I wouldn’t say wrong. She ain’t right though.

                    • Sweet Potato Kai ?

                      I mean, she just asked the man out, he said no, she walked away. She waited on the sidelines and was there when he need a warm….bed. Nothing inherently wrong with that.

                • tgtaggie

                  I agree. Lawerance was wrong for having lunch with her. There’s a fine line between being friendly and looking for new opportunities.

                  • Sigma_Since 93

                    I don’t fault him for taking the lunch since I don’t think he was expecting her to shoot her shot. Now if he took a second lunch he’d be dead wrong.

                    • tgtaggie

                      Maybe I’m looking at it wrong, but I wouldn’t done it. Boundaries are important and he should’ve shut that down the moment she asked him to lunch.

                    • Agreed. I’m never doing lunch with a woman alone unless it’s a business lunch. And even then I’m telling my wife where I’m going and with who. Anything else is just trifling.

              • Junegirl627

                But all she is getting is used. He ain’t her man and since its been months since the break up and all he does is show up on friday and bounce on monday she is a scratching post.

            • Tasha is not completely innocent here. She’s boosting her ego over chasing a man who is already taken.

              • Queen@

                Right. She knew he has a girl. But in her defense, it’s not her job to protect their relationship. Law passed when him and Issa were good (or he thought they were). He didn’t really break her back until it was over. And it doesn’t look like she asked “why now.”

                • So essentially you can’t blame a hunter for hunting, huh? You can’t blame Tasha for spotting Law and constantly throwing out feelers?

                  • Queen@

                    I really can’t. I think I relate since my divorce. Like, I couldn’t be mad at the women. They had no duty to me. If it was a friend/associate that’s different. Tasha don’t know or care about Issa.

                    • Junegirl627

                      She shouldn’t care about issa she should care about herself. so she should realize that this isn’t the best basis for a relationship unless you looking for long shlong.

                    • Word. Tasha had no stake in that relationship win, lose or draw.

                  • Junegirl627

                    She totally wrong for that. That’s why I don’t feel bad because if you throw out bad bait don’t be mad if you catch a bad fish.

            • Junegirl627

              She rolled up at Best buy inviting him out and he said I have a girlfriend. she walked off. Then a week or 2 later he shows up and smashes. If she ain’t ask what about your girl/ then she knows that theres a possibility that she is the other woman and was okay with that. if she did ask and he says they broke up then she knows that she is the rebound smash so….. if she is using her thinking cap at all she knows whats up.

            • Junegirl627

              even with that she has to realize that she is a rebound chick. she is the under while he gets over. or if he didn’t tell her anything then she signed on to be the other woman

        • YeaSoh

          “Doing better and it doesn’t matter”

          That’s not really fair. He was pulling Issa down/draining her emotionally for a long time and she had a vulnerable moment. Like, it wasn’t a side relationship it was a “you caught me when I was weak” fuhk

          • Sigma_Since 93

            Relationships have ebb and flow moments like that. At a minimum, you can applaud Lawrence for recognizing he was draining and found a way to do better that allowed him to not sell out (in his mind) career wise. Let’s not act like Issa doesn’t have her draining moments too or does she get a pass because she had a job and he didn’t?

            • YeaSoh

              No she doesn’t get a pass but what was she doing again that was draining?

              • Sigma_Since 93

                She also complained about her job too. We know she did with her girls and I would assume Law heard some of it too. If we were boo’d up and I complained about my job for 5 years, you would say to me stop complaining do something about it

                • YeaSoh

                  OK so you grouping that with him laying around the house all day on his @ss eating up all the cornflakes looking homeless af?

                  • Sigma_Since 93

                    Don’t forget that dude had money. If I get laid off / quit, get a servance package, and can collect an unemployment check, I may sit at home in my drawers and eat twizzlers too for a spell.
                    Issa’s point of contention was he was at home. Law could of had a job at any point; he wanted a specific job and was willing to wait until he got it because he was sitting on cabbage.

                    • YeaSoh

                      Actually the issue was he was playing around with doing app (forever) and playing around with getting a job and ultimately doing nothing. It’s like dude you home not working on an app and not making an effort to find a job so what ARE you doing? If he would have said “babe I need a break for a few months and then Imma get back to it” that probably would have been better received and respected.

                    • Sigma_Since 93

                      Would you also agree that him having that cash he was sitting on definitely provided him the ability to be lax? A truly broke Law would have been grinding a little more.

                    • YeaSoh

                      Maybe after he was done feeling sorry for himself.

            • Word. Issa was on her BS last season. Let’s not pretend that she was making boss moves, because she wasn’t. That was what frustrated me about her more than the cheating per se. She was mad that Lawrence didn’t have it together when she didn’t have it together herself.

              • YeaSoh

                Oh booo! She didn’t like her job at first but real talk when stuff is annoying at home it makes everything else like work 10x more unbearable

          • Queen@

            I didn’t like Law in the beginning because I didn’t understand the dynamic. But after she finally communicated with him, he did do better. He took a job he thought was beneath him (to make the situation better), landed his dream job, and thought all was on the up and up. All the pieces were coming together. Issa fucked ol’ boy in a moment of lust. On some, “I remember when” ish.

            • So not depression, but a lack of communication?

              It’s sad how much insecurity stems from poor communication.

              • Queen@

                Communication is everything and people don’t get that.

                It’s not what you say, but how you say it. And when you can’t find the “right words” just use the words you have. Law hasn’t expressed to Issa how he felt/feels. They really can’t move on, 5 years or not, until he embraces that. Heck, I don’t think he’s articulated it to himself. I’d love to see him with a “mirror” scene. All snotty while being honest with himself.

            • Sigma_Since 93

              “He took a job he thought was beneath him (to make the situation better)”
              This is soo key I had to highlight it. Issa was mad at Law because he was doing something that she wanted to do but didn’t have the stones to do it; know his worth and hold out until he found a job that fit the bill.
              He loved her enough to modify his position and got blindsided.

            • YeaSoh

              Exactly, that’s a mistake, an ongoing thing is deceit – that and her not telling him straight up when it happened.

    • This IS a bougieass collection of Negroes… though…lol

      Who wore the ascot? :-)

      • No ascot. I wore my Timbs because, well, New Yorkness. I think someone wore her AKA colors?

        • As she should have…. lol @ at New Yorkness.. Y’all will wear Timbs with a tux..lmao

          • I remember seeing wedding photos where the groom’s party all had on Timbs. LOL

            • Everybody would have been sent home.. It’s ONE day…lol

    • YeaSoh

      Maybe not clinical and yes maybe some depression but that’s a little loose to throw around depression like that. Yes, he was disappointed with his job situation and trying to find a fix but does that mean he needs to see a doctor about it? I don’t know. When I saw him progress in finding a job at Best Buy and the way his outlook and attitude changed I felt he was over the depression and it was more so temporary. The way his treatment of Issa changed I don’t know that he was clinically depressed. It was situation based. Now, he’s fighting through disconnecting himself from what he and Issa created. What he hasn’t done though, which I believe will backfire and usually does for people when they don’t address issues head-on, is gotten over the situation or even positioned himself to do so. He’s suppressed those emotions and rebounding with Tasha but what he may find is leaving those questions unanswered and that anger unaddressed will cause issues and confusion for him in this new situationship.

      • Junegirl627

        I don’t think it’s clinical. I think it is more just “break up blues” he is just doing the old get under to get over somebody thing. He wants Issa but he doesn’t want to want Issa so he’s dogging her out. But not letting her go.

    • LadySiriboe

      Abeg.

    • Rewind4ThatBehind

      Clinical, nah.

      He’s a man lost. Definitely depressed. Not sure of himself. Taking things as they come but not necessarily aware he’s taking advantage of people.

      Which makes him extremely dangerous because he doesn’t really have malice in his heart. He’s just aloof, needy, and heartbroken.

    • Possibly. I can honestly see it going either way. The problem is that Issa never really talked stuff out with Lawrence, so we don’t really know his motivation. But I do agree that it’s within the realm of possibility, particularly with how men deal with things.

    • Furious Styles

      It’s tricky without having had a proper interview/assessment. 1) the breakup is a stressor that would make this an adjustment disorder with depressed features. When there are depressive/anxious symptoms, you want to ask “what else is going on in their lives?” 2) we don’t know if he has struggled with depression before, if so when it started and for how long. Although men may cope with depression more with drug/alcohol use and $êx, the short answer is that we need more info for a proper diagnosis.

  • Queen@

    I stayed up late just to catch this and it was everything. The opening with Issa on those dates… MY LIFE. This is why I really ask men all type of random non traditional questions. If you are on the dating scene, it get’s repetitive real quick.

    I. AM. Molly. I found out how much my white colleagues (same job, but of course I’m doing twice as much) made and I went to my manager with the ultimate (in writing) fix this or I’m out. We only have raises/promotions twice a year, so we’ll see in October.

    As far as that last scene with Lawrence. He only last 45 seconds because that was pent up emotion. Like, he was in that moment for those 25 strokes (def barebacked) and didn’t pretend to have his mind wonder to last.

    I’m still #TeamLawrence and I am here for all this black chexual activity!

    • Rewind4ThatBehind

      Man those chex scenes…I was yes!

      Lawrence in them yeeks by minute 7! Then Issa’s yeeks by the end of the show! That’s how you do it!

    • UrbanNortheast

      I hate telling the same stories on dates. Also, I would love it if dudes stopped asking “why are you single?” because it comes across as “what’s wrong with you?” Sometimes people are just single because life happens.

    • SororSalsa

      I have to wonder if the contrast between the back blowing he’s giving Tasha and the weak chex he’s laid on Issa is indicative of him trying to get his manhood back. Lawrence seems like he’s one of fragile ego. And it will be interesting how his “nice guy” persona plays out over the season. Lawrence seems like he’s most comfortable in a “situationship” rather than just one night stands, so I see why he went for Tasha, but I think that’s the worst thing he could’ve done after the breakup.

    • Dougie

      Molly’s story line is going to be a big one. I know Issa is big on employment equality so I can’t imagine this storyline doesn’t take off.

      I feel like she will try to assimilate to the white male co-workers and just try to work harder than them. I don’t think it will work out for her either. I think she will burn out and become a jump-off again to hide the pain.

      • Queen@

        I was with you until “jump off.” Molly wasn’t a jump off.

        • Dougie

          Molly was sexually liberated, and known for being that. She embraced it. Issa actually asked her to learn how to be a h o e in the previews to the next episode.

          I feel like she’s going to go back to sliding beneath multiple men. Not only that, I think she will meet somebody she likes and go to the other men instead of him.

  • YeaSoh

    Nice recap, Jozen! I really like this show because it reminds me of how real relationships are so unpredictable – one sec it looks like things are progressing and then something unplanned, unconscious even, happens and everything is upside-down. Next week, I believe Issa finds out about Tasha, I think – that should be fun. I expect to see some mirror rapping & wrongly placed frustration in true Issa fashion. Can’t wait. Would love if this had a Netflix schedule – I would gladly dedicate a weekend to watching this entire season.

    • Queen@

      Maaaan those random raps are everything. This weekend I was really singing while trying on (5 different) outfits. Hurt myself while “two-stepping” after I decided on one. When I say Issa getting ready for Lawrence, I could not stop laughing at the realness of that moment.

      • YeaSoh

        The random raps are so funny and so smart on the show’s writers (Issa’s) part, like that’s her trademark – cult followers are created off stuff like that.

  • Sigma_Since 93
  • Junegirl627

    I loved Lawrence last season, I hate him this season. He is everything I hate about men during/ after break ups. I get that hurt people hurt people, but the collateral damage that is piling up in this situation is too much. Plus let us not forget that at least he isn’t sleeping with multiple women because then it would be tragic the amount of emotions getting played. Don’t get me wrong Issa is wrong for cheating and Lawrence had every right to leave her as he tried to figure out if he could or even wanted to get past the betrayal and infidelity. But the way they hooked up was disrespectful and he is obviously doing this stuff to hurt her. Like i said hurt people hurt people and all that but 5 years of love should temper the need to cause pain in your ex. Just like how he built up her hopes saying that he wanted to talk when she got back only to clear out the place. The way he flucked her was nasty, he trash canned her.

    I really liked him last season, but now he’s just a fuckboi, and I hope Issa figures it out before she spends too much time morning the relationship.

    • NonyaB?

      Hey June! I can feel ya temp rising at Lawrence. *Cackles imagining dude’s ear suddenly stinging from all the disses he’II get*

    • Sigma_Since 93

      “But the way they hooked up was disrespectful”
      Disrespectful to whom???
      QTNA

      • Queen@

        Right. Issa was down. He nor she knew it would only last 45 secs. She even smiled at the end. Buuut knowing her she is reading waaaay too much into at minute.

      • LadySiriboe

        Help me ask her oo? SHE cheated. You deal with consequences of cheating.

        • Junegirl627

          The consequences of cheating is your man/woman leaving you. Not having someone stomp you out emotionally for months by making you think you can work through it while they move on with someone else

          • Hey, them the breaks. You can’t tell someone how to deal with being cheated on. So long as they aren’t committing crimes, you have no right to say anything.

            • Junegirl627

              No them not the breaks because if he cheated and she started messing around while playing with his emotions you would be the first one upset saying dude was sorry and if she can’t get past it then move on

              • Nah. If dude was the one who cheated, and she gets her glow up off of some other man’s (redacted) on her face, he needs to take that L. You can’t come back from everything.

      • Junegirl627

        He flucked Issa the day after he upgraded his slides status from weekend smash and dash to girl he is dating. He gave her a revenge fluck plain and simple. like I said he trash canned her. this man has been curving her for months and told her to mail him his mail the day before. I don’t care if he’s sleeping on a air matress or not ain’t nothing in her apartment needed because if it was he would’ve took it when he cleaned everything out or bought more in the monhths since he left her. Plus he was with Issa for 5 years he knows exactly how much hope he was building up in her. Sheeit you could see it in her eyes that even though he jump dumped in her she saw it as the beginning of getting back together and he looked like he was getting her out of his systme. Plus he has been responding to her text messages. If he is done then be done. If you can’t forgive then you can’t but stringing her along while youknow you are trying to move on without her expecially since you know she wants you back is just cruel.

        • Sigma_Since 93

          You need to put out a clarifying statement. When you say they, are you talking about Law and Tasha or Law and Issa? This changes the lens of the comments you may receive.

        • Dougie

          You women give us men too much strategic credit. She answered the door in her underwear and he got lusty. This wasn’t any diabolical plan. That’s mad ridiculous.

          • Junegirl627

            He showed up at that house when he didn’t need to after already arranging how to get the stuff without having to even step on her block. He went to fluck.

            Let me tell you a story. My ex used to face time me after 9pm almost every day one day he facetime me and I was wearing a hoodie and he said OMG what’s wrong are you sick? and I said yeah how do you know im sick and he told me because he knew that by 9 pm I would have already changed into a tank top with no bra that was why he always hits me up after 9pm Yall may not strategize all the time but Yall know how to manipulate a situation to get what you want.

            • Dougie

              that story was ridiculous. Lawrence went to her house after work to pick up the mail she asked him to pick up. He had no intentions of smashing.

              It sounds to me like you used to be Issa. And that’s ok, but the Issa’s of the world overthink everything. What Lawrence and Issa did was a lustful spontaneous act that they both wanted to do. As soon as it was finished Lawrence knew he did something he shouldn’t have. And not because he’s breaking any trust or bond; but because him and Issa are done. Nothing about that visit was manipulation to anyone except women that have been hurt before and overthink things.

              • Junegirl627

                My story was ridiculous but funny

                Depending on the time of day i’m Issa Molly the fat friend smoking weed and the bougie engaged one too.

                You keep focusing on what happened once he got ther but I keep saying it doesn’t matter because he had no business being there. and he made sure he had no reason to be there because like we were shown during the show. He had been keeping his distance from her for months. and even when he was supposed to see her he changed his mind and made arrangements to have his stuff shipped.

                even the whole “let me get the last of my stuff l”line was just that a line. that man got a new job and new clothes and left that closet empty he even took his pillow he aint leave anything. he was looking for a reason to come in stop giving that man a pass.

                • Dougie

                  yes, definitely a funny story.

                  He spoke about it with Tasha the day before. Tasha literally asked him why he didn’t get the rest of his stuff when he was talking about how much he hated moving. Watch the episode again, it wasn’t just a line. He already knew he had mail there so he killed two birds with one stone. He had business there and he handled it… Then he got caught up in lust.

                  But on behalf of all men everywhere I’ll just go ahead and apologize for all the hurt you had to deal with. This seems to be cutting deep for you.

                  • Junegirl627

                    I’m ignoring you because I’m trying to be a good person but don’t push me. Different opinions is fine and good but don’t play too much

    • Queen@

      I can’t get down with thinking L is a fuckboi. I could almost roll with the fact that hurt people hurt people, but I don’t think he is thinking two ish about Issa. He is practicing “the best way to get over someone is to get under another.” Issa was wrong and there are consequences to her actions.

      • Junegirl627

        the consequence is he left her. Not playing emotional terrorist.

    • YeaSoh

      So what don’t know is if he’s been keeping it 100 with Tasha and telling her the truth about him and Issa’s nasty breakup. That’s alone has me reserving my judgement on Lawrence. If he hasn’t kept 100 with Tasha he is a fukboi if he has all is fair in love and war

      • Junegirl627

        He don’t need to keep it 100 with her because she a slide who advertised herself as a slide last season when she had to be reminded that he had a girlfriend. and then a week later let him show up and smash.

      • Rewind4ThatBehind

        There’s a limit to how much anyone should feel sorry for Tasha.

        She chased a dude who had a girlfriend, then smashed on his bed as he was moving out.

        Can’t claim innocence there, and it’s clear she really likes him, but that aint gonna guarantee her the #1 spot when it all started off on a bad foot to begin with.

        • LadySiriboe

          I don’t care. So long as Lawrence living his best life possible,

        • Sigma_Since 93

          was that first smash with Tasha at Issa’s place????? *goes back and looks at the film*

          • Sweet Potato Kai ?

            No. Because his petty a$$. Took the pillow.

          • Queen@

            That was Tasha’s place.

          • YeaSoh

            No it was at Tasha’s place

      • That last sentence is going to resolve a lot of questions.

      • Simms~

        I don’t think he’s kept it 100 with Tasha since when he said he needed to get some stuff from his old place, she didn’t seem to fully grasp what this meant.

        • Quirlygirly

          You dont think she knows what it is tho?

          • Simms~

            She suspects but she’s probably working with limited info since all they seem to have been so far is weekend “buddies” with not a lot of talking going on.

            • YeaSoh

              Ok but he told her he had a girlfriend not that long ago. It ain’t all on him

              • Simms~

                I’m not saying that it is, just saying that while she might ‘know what time it is’ because they’re just having fun as he said to his boy, we can probably assume that he hasn’t felt any obligation to provide her with detailed explanations either and she probably hasn’t asked for them as well.

          • Sigma_Since 93

            Exactly. You don’t go from I’ve got a BAE to having your weave sweated out without being down.

            • Quirlygirly

              I mean Tasha make come across as innocent but she out here in these streets..she know the game.

        • YeaSoh

          True but that could also be taken as her falling back because he ain’t her man… we don’t really know her well enough to know what she thinks about anything

          • Simms~

            True. But we were given some insight into their situation with them never having gone out and it only being a weekend thing so it would seem that he hasn’t really “talked” to her much.

            • YeaSoh

              That’s assuming a lot. We don’t know. I’m sure it will be explained

          • The way Tasha is written is as a two dimensional nightmare version of what a bougie Black woman fears. I’m not sure how I feel about that.

            • YeaSoh

              “Fears” really why you say that?

              • She’s portrayed as an attractive woman with clear working class tastes and ideas who somehow Got The Man They Liked. She’s the one character who doesn’t fit in. Also, notice that she’s the only female character who had a $ex scene while topless. There are a lot of implied judgments about who Tasha is.

                • YeaSoh

                  Todd what are you talking about – Issa fucked Daniel topless. And honestly I feel like she and Issa would be cool if the circumstances were different. All I gather is she’s a regular chick from around the way sitting on the wrong d!ck at the wrong time

                  • No, she’s wearing a bra in that scene. Tasha’s b00bies are all the way out.

                    • YeaSoh

                      No she’s not you can’t see b00bies but she’s topless

                • Ms. Madam CJ Skywalker

                  True. But Issa been talking about male nudity during this press run. So I think they are intentionally showing naked men more to show something different. I’m not sure what Tasha’s nudity this season means tho (maybe nothing?)

                  • The male nudity isn’t an issue. In fact, I like how they handled it with tact. It’s just why is Tasha the odd one out? How she’s written seems jarring at times.

    • LadySiriboe

      But the way he hooked up was wrong? What. He was supposed to do what exactly. Don’t shiiiid on people, if you don’t want to be shidded on. Revenge any day.

    • That’ll be interesting how the show resolves the Lawrence/Tasha situation. We don’t know what Tasha knows, though I get the feeling she might be done dirty. That said, if everyone is on their grown folks status, I’m not sure what the problem is. Women can just get the long D and roll out without getting attached. And men can be up front with theirs. Where on the spectrum it’s going to end up though will have Issa Rae set for life though. LOL

      • UrbanNortheast

        I predict Tasha is going to get hurt. Either Lawrence is going to mislead her, or she’s going to play herself by claiming she’s cool with their FWB thing but acting monogamous and hoping he follows along. She’ll get hurt when he either dumps her or decides to date someone else for real. (I’ve done the latter. It’s stupid.)

    • I do have a bigger question for you then. How should a man handle a breakup? What would you consider to be appropriate behavior, considering the facts of the situation?

      • Junegirl627

        You leave. Like he did. You move forward as best you can. Any new people you involve in your situation knows what you can and can’t handle because of past situations. And you don’t go back to the ex unless you want to work things out because of the fall out for everybody

    • Dougie

      lmao you hate him after one episode? The man has established a situationship with Tasha, and he’s looking for an apartment (which he will get). He ain’t ask to go to Issa’s, he was invited in order to get his mail, and THEY got caught up in lust; which they both regret.

      And all of this after HE was cheated on?

      But he’s the f*ckboi? pardon? This reeks of pain from you. Who hurt you? Let’s get him, not Lawrence.

      • Junegirl627

        lol yes he is a fluckboi abecause he is using people to get over getting hurt. no mater the reason that is wrong

        • Dougie

          Using people? Maybe if he wasn’t still in the situationship with Tasha after 2 months would that be true. But at this point he seems to be starting something with Tasha. He even turned down Issa to take Tasha on a real date on a night that isn’t a weekend. Even if Tasha is a rebound jawn, his user statute of limitations has long passed. Lawrence and Tasha are a thing. They’re an undefined thing without established boundaries, but they’re a thing.

          Now, smashing his ex definitely disrupts this thing; but to say Lawrence is “using” people at this point in a chronology is a reach at best.

  • siante

    I appreciate Lawrence morphing from a man who couldn’t take responsibility for his actions (one of those “good” men who in his own mind was just a victim who was cheated on)- to a f-boy. That’s usually how f-boy’s are born lol. It’s real.

    • skinnynow

      Born of good intentions and groomed by their f-boy predecessors (i.e. his boy Chad)

  • No one ever gave me a link to watch. I feel unloved.

    • cysinblack

      Boy I’ll send you underground network detail. I thought you knew how to watch pirated material.

      • Didn’t want to look. Decided to work on my Tekken strategies.

        • Embrace your inner Pittsburgh baseball player. Wear a Willie Stargell throwback, so we know it’s real. LOL

    • Rewind4ThatBehind

      Stop being lazy and get you a Fire Stick already.

      • I’m not that invested in it to go through the effort of watching it, but if it fell into my lap I’d give it my attention.

    • Kim

      Can you be trusted with a HBO Go password?

  • BlackSpartacus
    • DAYUMHEFINE.

      • LadySiriboe

        He don’t want you or me doe. Becky. Mschew!

        • Yeahfuckhim.

          • LadySiriboe

            It’s okay. There are others to lust over aka my boo, who declares his ultimate love for melanin. But it’s which melanin he likes that has me at? Is it me or is it HIM?

            • hahahahaha

            • NonyaB?

              Your Siriboo stay declaring his crush for Issa on twittah doe.

              • LadySiriboe

                Don’t marra my sista. Re-read my statement. My competition could be a melanated HIM.

      • miss t-lee

        Is he?

        • He’s tall, brown, fit, and bearded. That’s the archetype as far as I’ve learned from twitter

          • miss t-lee

            He doesn’t do a thing for me. But hey…maybe you’re right?

            • cysinblack

              Who does anything for you meany?

              • miss t-lee

                Trevante is fine. Kofi is fine. I could name a few others.
                I like mines a bit more meaty.

                • Tam

                  * zips lips*Hey Miss T. How are you doing?

                  • miss t-lee

                    LOL might as well say it, Tam :

                    I’m good, and yourself?

                    • Tam

                      Mondays should be abolished. Lol. I am good.

                    • miss t-lee

                      Abolished? *cackling*
                      Please run for public office.

                • Quirlygirly

                  Miss T-Lee…I agree with the forementioned men

                  I also like a #thinksnack

                  • miss t-lee

                    Yes lawd.
                    I need a built ford tough kinda kat.

                  • siante

                    “thinksnack” LOL!

              • miss t-lee

                I appreciate my new nickname.
                You’re not the first or the last to call me a meany…lol

            • That’s just what my research tells me.

              • miss t-lee

                Gotcha.

            • YeaSoh

              He didn’t do anything for me UNTIL rebound backshots scene happened with Tasha. Changed uuurrythang.

              • miss t-lee

                Meh.

            • MsCee

              Not my type at all. Too black bro-ish for me

              • miss t-lee

                *daps*

          • NonyaB?

            Are you sure he’s tall? He doesn’t look it – seems 5’8″ish at most and delicate/small boned. *Shrugs* Doesn’t do it for me either.

            • He is 6’2″ apparently.

              • NonyaB?

                Really? I assumed he was shorted based on pics where he was next to dudes of average height. You don’t look delicate.

        • in this photo he is.. I didn’t think so on “The Game”..lol but it may be due to my lack of Vitamin D…lmao

          • miss t-lee

            I’m not seeing it pimp.

            • ______________________________________________________________________________

              • miss t-lee

                Exactly. That’s the blank stare I’m giving this photo.

      • cysinblack

        Especially his ample backside. Reminds me of an apple.

  • NomadaNare

    1 Law wins flawless victory
    Hes going to lose the war though as he hasnt taken the time to process his feelings about the cheating breakup or glowup (ask me how I know)

    2 The soundtrack was SO crisp
    It was good last season but they stepped game way up for this episode

    3 Issas life is my life

    4 Mollys life is my life

    5 Laws life is my life

    • LadySiriboe

      Do you have a life that is your own?

      • NomadaNare

        I guess not because they just out here putting my life all over TV

        Almost every major plot point that occurred last night has happened to me at some point (maybe not the crips in the house party or the burning of the trash can)

        Seriously though you dont identify with all the ish transpiring

    • Ess da 5’6″

      Re: the soundtrack. Issa tweeted that Raphael Saadiq is behind the score. It was so so perfect!

      • Can’t wait for his new album!

        • LadySiriboe

          Hi lover!

          • Hey wonderful how are you

            • LadySiriboe

              Like your weather!

              • Rainy?? Moist? Drury?

                • Quirlygirly

                  I have never heard the weather referred to as moist..interesting..

                  • It’s like humid, rainy, wet aside.

                • LadySiriboe

                  Just feeling bleh!!

        • Ess da 5’6″

          He’s a beauty and a talent lol.

          • Sweet Potato Kai ?

            I met him once a hair salon in Sacramento. Nice guy

            • Ess da 5’6″

              I wanna ask if he’s tall but I don’t want the dream dashed.

      • Sigma_Since 93

        His name is in the credits

        • Ess da 5’6″

          I really don’t be paying attention to the credits so that was new and welcoming information. Love me some Saadiq.

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