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I think episode 4 of Season 2 has the most “Oh My God” moments out of all the seasons thus far!

 

The episode begins with Issa, Molly, & Kelli doing what most girlfriends do together…get En Vogue-ish for a party. They hit up a day party called ‘Kiss & Grind’ (Must be a thing in L.A) and Issa is eyeballing every other dude in the place, including the bouncer. We all know at this point, Issa is trying to add more dudes for her HO quota. Issa’s turnin’ up until she sees Daniel, the guy she cheated on Lawrence with, across the room.

Meanwhile, Lawrence is driving to the grocery store but is stuck in traffic, so he does a U-turn and as a result, get’s pulled over. The cop asks for his license and registration. It becomes a tense moment for Lawrence, until the cop returns and lets him go with a warning. The cop even tries to makes light-hearted conversation about giving him a ticket for being a Hoya fan ( he saw a bumper sticker or license plate…I can’t remember).

Molly reconnects with Dro, a high school friend, but things get hot & heavy when they grind all on each other on the dance floor. Molly cuts it short, telling Dro that his wife, Candace, wouldn’t like what’s happening. Dro confesses that they’ve been in an open marriage for a year. Molly is dumbfounded by the news, but y’all know her vagina did a cart-wheel when he told her. She ain’t slick!!!

 

While Molly’s vagina is doing flips, Lawrence is at the grocery store, purchasing drinks for a meet up with his homeboy Chad, but realizes he doesn’t have his debit card at check out. Two women behind Lawrence offer to pay for Lawrence’s drinks. The ladies who we’ll just call Becky 1 & Becky 2, meets Lawrence in the parking lot and is hella flirtatious with him. Lawrence being the ultimate fuck boy that he is accepts their invitation to “hang out”, after dismissing his original plans with Chad.

 

Back at ‘Kiss & Grind’, Issa and Daniel have the most AWKWARD conversation that leads up to a discussion about how they left things the last time they saw each other. Issa shares with Daniel that she should have handled the situation differently. Daniel shrugs it off, saying it was months ago and claims he’s fine. According to my observation of how he looks at Issa, he still wants her! I’m convinced.

Meanwhile, Lawrence is mingling with Becky 1 & Becky 2 at their place and things get real raunchy when Becky 1 straddles Lawrence and kisses him. Becky 2 follows suit and starts kissing Becky 1 and Lawrence at the same time. It was like watching the start of straight up porn!

Back at ‘Kiss & Grind’, Issa is set to meet up with another Tinder-mate, but when they finally meet, homeboy is all kinds of discombobulated about Issa’s appearance and the sound of her voice. Apparently, Issa wore her hair different from the image he saw and I assume she sounded cuter on the phone.

 

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Back at the Beckys place, Lawrence is puttin’ in WORK with this threesome and the Beckys are enjoying every bit of his “work”. Becky 1 is ridin’ Lawrence like he’s the only other human on Earth with a penis, but by the time it was Becky 2’s turn, Lawrence was tapped out! He tries to “recharge” but Becky 2 doesn’t appreciate his effort and both are, at this point, done with him. Apparently, he came too fast, unlike the other black dudes they’ve mentioned. The Beckys begin to ignore Lawrence as if they don’t even see his tall black naked ass in their bed. They have poor Lawrence in bed looking like…

 

The ladies leave ‘Kiss & Grind’ and end up at a place to eat, where Issa, again, sees Daniel. They are also there with gentlemen they’ve met at ‘Kiss & Grind’, minus Issa. Her Tinder dude met the REAL Issa and immediately dropped her like a hot potato. While at the restaurant, Dro texts Molly and asks if she wants company. She started to reply with what looked like a yes but pressed that backspace button with the quickness. She turned him down.

 

Kelli and her “Kiss & Grind dude”, are flirty and annoying at the same damn time! Issa, who’s sitting next to them, can’t seem to shake off the Ls she’s taken all day. On top of that, she has full visual of Daniel dining with friends at the other end of the restaurant. The night can’t get any worse for Issa…or so we thought. Kelli’s flirtiness with her dude comes to a halt and she becomes physically overwhelmed by a “feel good” moment. Issa looks at Kelli with an expression that implicates she has an idea what might be happening. Daniel is watching all the finger fuckery (no pun) and texts Issa, telling her that Kelli’s dude is fingering her under the table. Chile’!!! Issa grabs her plate and goes sits with Daniel.

 

My thoughts!

 

It’s pretty clear that both Issa and Lawrence are using these ppl they sleep with as a way to heal their broken hearts.  Issa doesn’t need to spend her nights swiping mobile profiles for her next sexual conquest, and Lawrence doesn’t need to have random, unfulfilling sex with women who will chew him up and spit him out.

 

Molly needs to stay far away from Dro. Only two things can come from this situation and neither is good.

1….he could be lying just to get Molly’s honeypot

2…the word “friends” go out the window once sex is involved.

As fans, we had to point out to Issa & her team of writers about the lack of safe sex inclusion in their scenes. I’m glad she responded.

 

Until next week!

 

 

 

DISCLAIMER: THE SEQUENCE OF THE SCENES YOU’RE ABOUT TO READ MAY NOT BE IN ORDER AS SHOWN 🙂

Can we just start with praises to Issa and her team for including two bad-ass cameos from Luke James, Lil Rel, and a bad-ass featured role with Sterling K. Brown?

Episode 3 starts off with Issa at one of her Tinder Mate’s (Luke James) crib, starting her self-initiation into singledom. For some odd reason, Issa cannot get past his little fingers, which she obviously uses as an excuse to not go through with the sex. She leaves the guy sitting on the sofa, with a “I picked a strange one” look on his face.

 

Meanwhile…Issa and Frieda are taking wins with the awesome turnout at their “We Got Y’all” tutoring program. However, for a school that has a majority of Hispanic students, Frieda questions why there are only black students that are showing up. Issa tries to convince Frieda that it’s not an issue.

While at work, Lawrence gets invited to a tech mixer event by his coworkers…on the same day as Tasha’s family cookout. Did he attend the cookout? Yup! long enough to bring some chairs, meet a few family members, scope the rest, caught somebody’s teenager twerkin’ while playin’ a flute, then he just had enough!  After about 10 minutes at the cookout, Lawrence tells Tasha he has some “work thing” and will be back. That “work thing” was the mixer he was invited to.

In the meantime…Issa is in her kitchen, painting over her fire damage when she takes notice of her fine ass neighbor. This gets better….

 

Lawrence is at this mixer while dodging Tasha’s call and time escapes him. After answering the 2nd call, Lawrence confesses to not being at work. After telling Tasha that he isn’t ready for anything serious, Tasha reclaims her time and reads Lawrence for filth, calling him a”fuck boy who thinks he’s a good guy”.

 

After a discussion about hoism and how Issa wants to go through a ho-phase, she kindly asks Molly to teach her how to be a ho. Offended, but Holly obliges and plans a girls’ night out to a bar, where they meet some guys. Issa’s awkwardness scares all her potentials away. Meanwhile, Molly meets Lionel (Sterling K. Brown) and they immediately hit it off.

Issa may have struck out at the club, and at home, after she discovered her batteries in her vibrator died, but my girl put on her Super Ho cape and went to her sexy neighbor’s place the next day. It’s amazing what you and a made up story of a phone charger can do to get some penis. That’s was Issa’s mission, and she got it. It was awkward starting out, but after a while, they found their groove. Just one question…WHERE’S THE CONDOM???

 

 

Molly & Lionel goes on a date, and they’re getting along very well. I hope she doesn’t fuck this up!

 

My thoughts….

Issa has the right to explore her sexual freedom the way she chooses, I just hope the writers include some responsibility for Issa’s character. Safe sex inclusion in prime time cable is so scarce.

I’m proud of Tasha for standing up for herself. She put her feelings for Lawrence aside and made herself a priority when she GATHERED him on that phone. I was a little disappointed when she invited Lawrence to the family cookout,  but not surprised. When you’re in need to feel secure in a relationship, you’ll do things that you’ll feel will solidify it.  For Tasha, inviting Lawrence to meet FAMILY was her way of telling Lawrence that what they have is more than just “a thing” to her. The problem with that is Tasha was forcing the issue. It’s like…you know he likes chocolate ice cream, but makes him a chocolate cake when he doesn’t like cake. However, you make him a chocolate cake, anyway, because he likes chocolate. He’s already proven to like only chocolate ice cream, but you either don’t care, or you have selective hearing. He’s gonna eat the cake because you made it…you made it FOR HIM. It doesn’t work like that.

Molly has met Lionel at such a critical time in her life. Let’s hope what she’s dealing with at work and her reasonings for therapy doesn’t conflict with her connection with a man, who oddly enough, reminds me of a male Molly.

 

That sexy neighbor will be knocking on Issa’s door every other day, wanting to borrow some sugar 🙂

 

Until next week!


Last week’s episode of ‘Insecure’ left us discombobulated along with Issa after her 1-minute hump session with Lawrence. Episode 2 starts off with the bestie, Molly, asking mad questions about how and why it happened. Issa didn’t have many answers because, since the sofa romp, Lawrence only replied to Issa’s texts with “one-word responses”.

As far as Molly, her therapy session is better in this episode, because she is more open. She expresses not being paid as much as her white male counterpart and in the midst of it, her therapist catches Molly’s repetition of the word, “should”. She spoke about how and why things SHOULD happen in her life on a few occasions, which her therapist points out. Molly’s therapist asks, “If your “shoulds” didn’t come to fruition, would you be open to your life looking a different way?

 

 

 

 

The therapist tries to get Molly to dig deep and find the cause and effect of her personal troubles, but Molly is too focused on trying to be queen money machine at the workplace.

 

Meanwhile, Molly, Issa, and Kelli attend a museum event held by Tiffany and you know one of the things happens when you get together with your girlfriends….WE TALK AND FIND OUT SOME THINGS!!!

The ladies talk about how Issa should just move on and forget about Lawrence when Kelli mentions Tasha. Little did Kelli know that Issa never knew about Lawrence’s new boo. A name drop and a quick social media search are all they need to shade Tasha in the name of sisterly support. Despite Issa’s apparent hurt, she didn’t want to be petty.

 

Molly isn’t the only one with a workplace-related issue. Issa and her partner, Frieda, was having a hard time getting student participation for their organization, We Got Y’all, until they ask for help from the Vice Principal, Mr. Gaines. The problem with Mr. Gaines is his unfiltered attitude towards Latinos. When he receives help from the faculty advisor, “Ms. Alvarez”, he apologizes to Issa and Frieda for the lack of student involvement and jokes about the school needing to “build a wall” because of its overpopulation. The joke doesn’t sit well with either Issa or Frieda. Tension arises between them when Mr. Gaines makes another offensive comment to a group of his Latino students. Because of the progress they’ve made with Ms. Alvarez, Issa tries to brush it off and dismiss Frieda’s concerns about Mr. Gaines prejudiced behavior.

 

Meanwhile, Lawrence is at Tasha’s and they’re watching television together like a real ass couple. Tasha suddenly mentions inviting him to a family cookout, which catches Lawrence off guard. How does he quickly get out of it without saying no? He confesses to sleeping with his Ex!!! A dumbfounded Tasha tells him to leave.

Despite Lawrence’s fuckboyism, he finally finds a place of his own. The question remains whether he’ll get up off that air mattress at his boy’s crib and move in it.

 

There’s an awkward moment when Lawrence runs into Molly which leads to a conversation about Issa. The moderator in Molly takes over as she asks Lawrence questions that Issa should have asked herself. Molly had to go back and tell Issa that Lawrence was done.

Lawrence goes back to Tasha’s to apologize for what he’s done and tells her it’s over between him and Issa. Tasha plays the “put-her-foot-down” role really well, as she meets him outside. She pretends to not be interested in what he has to say, using food on the stove as an excuse to say goodbye. However, as he begins to walk away, Tasha lets her guard down and invites him inside to eat dinner with him.

The episode ends with Issa placing her pillow in the middle of the bed because when you’re in a relationship, you’re used to sleeping on one side! She gets comfortable on her bed, picks up her phone, logs on a dating app, and sends some dude a message, “tryna fuck?”

 

My thoughts on Tasha

I’m not gonna shade Tasha because let’s be honest, a lot of us has been in her shoes a time or two. Despite her knowing about Issa since the beginning, I actually feel sorry for her. Hopefully, she’ll realize that being Lawrence’s savior will emotionally drain her. There are a lot of Tashas in this world who will believe that a man will love them more, when in fact, they don’t love themselves enough to realize that they’re getting played like Lotto.

My thoughts on Lawrence

Despite how he treats Tasha, you gotta kind of sympathize with him too. Why? When you got a brotha who doesn’t know how and where to apply his emotional pain, he’ll do what he can do to take the pain away, even if is temporary. Tasha and her vagina….is a temporary fix. He doesn’t know it yet. The worst part of it is…she doesn’t know it yet, either. Tasha came along with admiration for Lawrence…something Lawrence needed to feel because Issa wasn’t showing appreciation for him. The problem with all of this is that it could have Tasha developing the need to be Lawrence’s savior….something Issa was subconsciously being for four years.

 

Until next week!

 

 

The Awkwardness of Issa and her crew are back in effect with Season 2 of ‘Insecure’, and as usual, the show left us all wanting more, as we are wondering what will happen between Issa and Lawrence. S2/E1 started off with Issa on a string of dates with random dudes, which is obviously her way of trying to get over Lawrence. As part of #TeamIssa, I could feel the disappointment Issa was feeling with these dudes because none of them was Lawrence. My girl has to resort to wack dates and swiping left/right on dating apps!

Molly took Issa’s advice in season 1 and started seeing a therapist. I’m glad that the writers decided to add that in the script. Black folks need to see images like that, making it aware that it’s okay for us to seek therapy. Us black folks have the tendency to associate being “crazy” with seeking help for our mental/emotional health. Despite Molly’s apparent reluctance to open up to her therapist, I’m glad she decided to take that step to better herself.

Meanwhile, Lawrence is still giving Tasha the BIZNESS from the back. We assume he likes that position because that’s how they left us in the last season. He was so mad at Issa for cheating on him with the other dude, he took it out on Tasha’s vagina! In s2/E1, he is still taking his anger out on Tasha’s vagina. on the weekends, at least, because let’s be real #TeamLawrence, he doesn’t want anything serious with her!

During one scene, Molly and Issa talked about dating and Molly mentioned that men try to come back when they see their exes doing well. That brought up a light bulb idea for Issa to throw a plus 1 wine-drinking party, hoping Lawrence would show up. Why would Lawrence show up? He has mail that Issa is trying to give him. (colorized for a sexual innuendo).

After Issa text Lawrence about the mail, he texts her back, saying that he would pick it up the next day. The next day, Issa threw her party, only to be disappointed when Lawrence texts her, suggesting she mails him his mail. Ain’t that some shit??? Molly sees her disappointment and follows Issa outside to talk. Issa eventually tells Molly that she used the party as a ploy for Lawrence to see “how well” she is doing. A drunken Kelli makes her way outside, interrupting Issa and Molly when she sees three dudes. Kelli suggests they join them but little did Kelli and Molly know that they’re Issa’s gang-affiliated neighbors.

Meanwhile, Lawrence sends that text while he’s at a restaurant with Tasha. This comes after a conversation with Lawrence’s friend, Chad, reminding Lawrence that he’s never taken the chick out. Lawrence is staying with Chad until he gets back with Issa he finds a place of his own, It’s funny how Chad gets a taste of what Issa was experiencing. During one scene, Chad tries to watch television but is disturbed by the sound of an air machine as Lawrence fills his air mattress…in the living room. Lawrence is like a pesky-ass freeloader you can’t get out the house.

Back to the party…things were going okay until one of Issa’s gang-banging neighbors started crip-walking. Next thing we saw, her trash can was set ablaze! Everyone scrambles to run out the house while Issa quickly puts out the fire. She’s left looking at a hot mess! (pun attended)…just like her love life.

The next night, Lawrence surprises Issa when he comes for his mail…..:-) a discombobulated Issa gives it to him but before Lawrence leaves, he uses the “left some things in the bathroom” trick to prolong his visit. As Lawrence begins to walk out the door, he turns around, grabs Issa and kisses her. He pulls off his pants, Issa pulls off her boy shorts, and they both end up on the sofa. Lawrence gives Issa eight pumps worth of penis!…not from the back though. That scene had me questioning what kind of sex that was! Was that “break-up sex”, “I miss you sex”, or “leave you something to remind you of sex”? Which ever kind of sex it was, that and Lawrence’s kiss to the cheek before he left put a smile on Issa’s face.

I think it was just sex for Lawrence and another way for Issa to be disappointed. That smile tells me that she’s read too much into that quickie. I am eager to see how their journey unfolds. Who are you with? #TeamIssa or #TeamLawrence?

Until next week!

 

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