Atlanta - S1, Ep4
The guys encounter a fck boy named Zan outside a club. I call him a fck boy because he's the type of millennial who's obsessed with social media to the point that he'll do pretty much anything for likes. The guys find this out when he unexpectedly starts an Instagram war with Paper Boi after pretty much begging for a photo of the crew the night before.
Earn urges him to just let it go, but Paper Boi doesn't take this lightly and makes matters worst by engaging with the troll.
Earn and Darius drive down the freeway and a conversation about AIDS is sparked when they pass a "get tested Atlanta" billboard. "I thought AIDS was invented by the government to kill homosexuals," says Earn sarcastically, yet with a serious tone.
Earn hits up a pawn shop to see how much he can get for his iPhone. Darius encourages him to swap the phone for a sword because he could get more than $190 for it in the streets. Earn obliges. I would've too. Darius looked way too sure of himself.
Paper Boi is still bothered by Zan's internet shenanigans. So much so, that he's staying up to date with every YouTube and Vine diss. Zan tries to discredit Paper Boi's lifestyle, and Paper Boi gets fed up. He's playing pool at his local spot with a friend, when the bartender drops a serious tip that someone has been on the lookout for him. My mind immediately went back to the shooting fiasco from the first episode. The bartender recognizes Zan from a picture that Paper Boi shows him, and although Zan isn't the one the bartender saw looking for Paper Boi, he does give Paper Boi a tip to where Zan might work.
Darius and Earn end up at a warehouse at which Darius tries to sell the sword to some Asian gangsters. I say "Asian," because one of the Asians proclaims that he isn't Chinese and is playing Keith Ape's 'It G Ma' in the background.
Yes. Keith. Muhfcking Ape. And one of my favorite K-Trap songs. DG is also over the music selection for the series. I feel like we may be kindred at this point.
KILLER WHALE, KILLER WHALE, KILLER WHALE, KILLER WHALE!
Paper Boi scopes out a local pizza joint, and low and behold, Zan's trolling ass walks out the door wearing a uniform and carrying an insulated bag. Paper Boi approaches him, but Zan isn't afraid. In fact, he's smiling and invites Paper Boi to talk to him as he makes his next pizza delivery... with a kid in the backseat. But, only... it's not his son, it's his business partner. They make Vines together and monopolize of the young kid's catch phrase "shut up, bitch." Paper Boi finds this out after he and Zan talk about his trolling. Zan makes the point that they're both monopolizing off of their situations to make cash. A very good point, indeed.
Quentin, Zan's adolescent business partner, gets out the car to deliver the pizza. Zan records the delivery on his cellphone, because he's annoying af, and watches from the car as Quentin gets robbed. Instead of trying to figure out what the hell's going one, Paper Boi gives up and walks away.
Darius and Earn exchange the sword for a pit bull, and then sells the pit bull to a breeder. Expecting to get a quick payment out of the breeder, Earn asks Darius about the money, and Darius let's him know that they won't see the money until September - which doesn't work for him. Earn didn't realize that it was an investment move, and needed the quick cash to give to Van for their daughter. Because, it's hard to invest when you can barely feed yourself. Darius, feeling bad, gives Earn his phone to pawn for some quick cash. He gets a new iPhone each month to keep "them" from tracking him.
Darius is my fave.
I love this show.