Queen Sugar - S1, E3
Mr. Ernest's will is read, and the siblings find out that they are the new owners of their father's farm. Nova and Charley aren't on board, but Ralph Angel accepts the gift with pride.
Charley reveals that Sam Landry has expressed interest in land. Charley calls Landry to set up some time for them talk about the deal in person.
Micah has a girlfriend who isn't quite fond of his mother, and the sentiment is shared by Charley.
Nova goes to the local prison to encourage a young man to keep his head up while incarcerated. Who he is to her? We'll more than likely find out sometime soon.
Davis' cheating ass gets the cold shoulder from Aunt Violet, as he should. He's coming to visit Micah and Charley. Micah appears to be cool with his cheating ass father, but Charley clearly isn't. He's insistent on talking to Charley about the Houston police wanting to talk to him. He reveals that he and his teammates hired an escort service for "servicing" the night of the alleged rape. He's a cheater, and is only coming clean now that he's in deeper water than what he anticipated. Charley instantly makes the call that she and Micah will be staying longer than expected in Louisiana.
The siblings pay Sam Landry a visit on his "plantation," appropriately dubbed by Nova. Her one-liners, I swear they give me so much life!
Landry low balls the siblings with a terrible offer for the land. He gives them 2 days to give him an answer.
Hollywood goes to pick Aunt Violet up from work, and her raunchy coworker is all up in his face. Unbothered, Aunt Vi tells her fast-behind to get back to work.
Aunt Vi is taking her brother's death really hard, and the whole "age thing" is brought up between the couple.
Ralph Angel talks with his P.O. about the land his father left him. A pay stub is a requirement of his parole, and without one, he could find himself back in prison.
At Aunt Vi's restaurant, Charley opens up to Nova about Davis' infidelity. Nova offers her some words of encouragement, and Aunt Vi talks to the girls about bullying Ralph Angel.
Remy pays the restaurant a visit, and Charley wastes no time to ask him about Landry. Remy lets her know that Landry is known for targeting black farmers, and invites her out to a potluck where she could "potentially meet some other farmers in the area." We all know where this is going.
Ralph Angel gets upset over Nova and Charley's eagerness to pack up his father's belongings. Ralph Angel takes his frustration out on Charley - bringing up how Lousiana isn't her home. Leading us all to believe that her childhood "summer visits" were more like "visitations..." Something that separated parents do when they share custody of a child.
Mr. Ernest is 90 days past due on a tractor he loaned from the city, and the repo man comes to take it away. Charley offers to write a check to bring the account current, but he refuses to take it, per orders from his "boss." Ralph Angel initiates a standoff between he and the repo men when he pulls out a handgun to protect his father's possession. Blue interrupts in the knick of time, and Ralph Angel drops his weapon. Blue is Ralph Angel's pride and joy, and just as he was about to let his emotions get the best of him, Blue's existence calmed him.
Charley attends the potluck and listens to black farmers share about their misfortunes as black business men in a white, wealthy town. Remy lets Charley know that her father was the one to spearhead those meetings, and offers her some advice to farming the land. He thinks the siblings can handle it, and prompts her not to sell to Landry.
Micah and Charley talk about her decision to stay around a little longer. Micah questions her loyalty to his father. Micah is determined to be with his father (or girlfriend), and let's Charley know that he's going back to LA, whether she likes it or not.
Ralph Angel in a drunken stooper pays Darla a visit, ready to knock the dust of that... Well, you know the rest. Dude has some serious depression tendencies to work out.
Ralph Angel goes to the job interview as suggested by his P.O. and gets hired on the spot.
The daughters go thru their father's expenses and find out that their in more debt than they anticipated. They've devised a plan to farm the land for a year, bringing it back to life and then selling it for what it's worth.
Charley calls Landry and declines his offer. He warns her about how they do business "down here differently than where she comes from."