Atlanta - S1, E3
Earn is so broke. I would just write it off to being another dude who fell on hard times, but Earn has a kid. And Earn just seems to be unmotivated. We're still getting to know him, so I'm trying my hardest not to be too harsh.
We watch as he considers selling drugs like his cousin, Alfred - a thought that many of us milennials have had a time or two.
Earn is home, sitting on the couch playing video games like a broke nigga when Van arrives with their young daughter. She's instantly frustrated and hits him with, "don't get up. I wouldn't want you to stop doing what you're doing."
Earn, just like a broke nigga, hops up instantly - trying to be helpful. Too little too late. Van is fed up, and doesn't hesitate to let him know how much he's eff'n up... Pointing out the Kush residue left on his clothing.
Is it just me, or are broke niggas aways super charming? A testament to why we (women) let them (broke niggas) stick around for longer than they should. That, and because of good D. Earn has to be juggling both in order for Van to keep putting up with his bs. I'm certain.
Anyway, Earn knows that Van is pissed and tries to make his lack of manhood up to her by offering to take her to dinner - in the most broke, yet charming, nigga way possible.
On the flip side, Darius and Alfred clean their guns in preparation for a... Drop? Do we call them "drops?" Anyway, he's buying drugs from a notorious drug dealer.
Earn takes Van out on a date to an expensive restaurant, per the suggestion of his broke nigga friend. Birds of a freaking feather...
In true drug dealer fashion, Darius and Alfred's drop has a bit of a detour, and they end up in the middle of the Fulton County woods - where there's nothing but trees to bare witness to any wrong doings.
Disappointed that the happy hour his broke nigga friend told him the restaurant had is no longer, Earn tries to find the cheapest thing on the menu. Van, who's clearly used to being wined and dined, orders without looking at the prices.
In the other part of town, Darius and Alfred watch as the notorious drug dealer effortlessly offs someone who crossed him.
Earn, in true broke nigga fashion, woo's Van over the dinner that he can't afford in real life. After checking with the bar to see how much his bill is totaling to, Earn calls his cousin, Alfred, frantically to have him put money in his account.
Alfred picks up the phone in front of the drug dealer, per his request... The Migos request, that is. THIS IS SO ATLANTAAAAAAAAAA!
Van and Earn have a spat about their career goals - Earn wants to become a rapper and Van wants to open a fashion boutique. Both risky career moves, but they approach them differently. Van understands that taking care of her daughter is a priority, and just like other single mothers, has no issue putting her dreams on hold temporarily to give her child the best life possible... Something that Earn can't seem to grasp. He won't let anything stop him from dreaming, and will continue to unmotivatetively work his day job until something pops off. I kind of understand where he's coming from, but he's just a little too irresponsible for me to believe that he'll actually be motivated enough to keep the momentum going if he happens to get that big break he's been waiting for... Only time will tell.
The drug deal goes well, and Darius and Alfred are able to leave with all of their limbs intact.
And just like a broke nigga, Earn reports his debit card stolen.
I love this show.