To really show how bad things have gotten between Issa and Molly, what once was unthinkable happens at Issa’s block party.


Directed By Stella Meghie
Written By Syreeta Singleton
Aired (HBO) 5/10/2020

This content contains pertinent spoilers.

Nathan The Friendly Ghost – Issa, Nathan

With Molly mad at her and Issa having no desire to call Tiffany or Kelli in the middle of the night, Nathan becomes a viable option. Granted, he ghosted her and just suddenly came back into her life when things are starting to get a little shaky, but beggars can’t be choosy, right? So, they talk, and it helps calm Issa down a bit.

If It’s Last-Minute, Does It Still Count? – Issa, Condola

So, it’s the day of the block party and guess who Issa sees? CONDOLA! The woman who ghosted her, all because of a now mutual ex, she showed up, with some hesitation. Which, as you can imagine, is a bit annoying since this was a two-person project. But, Condola is unprofessional – what can you do? At the very least, she got some interns to help out. Even if that doesn’t compensate for Condola, all because of some man, dropping the ball and being lucky Issa was able to follow through.

You Don’t Listen – Molly, Issa, Andrew, Nathan

While everyone is happy for Issa, even Molly, to a certain point, upon the discovery Nathan asked Andrew to help, she gets pissed. For Issa going around her to ask Andrew for help, it still means using Molly’s connection in order to benefit herself. So, the conversation they needed to have months ago, since it is now January, it explodes. Leading to them calling each other selfish, Molly calling Issa a backstabber, them both coming for each other over having messy lives, and it is just a mess.

Molly getting upset with Issa.

But, what really takes it over the top is when Molly switches it up like she about to physically fight with Issa. That, ladies and gentlemen, might be the end of Molly and Issa’s friendship.

Highlights

Ahmal and Kelli’s Beef

It still isn’t clear what began things between them, but I love watching it play out and continue. Granted, I feel like Ahmal is the main one continuing it, more so than Kelli, and it is lowkey mean spirited, but it isn’t like Ahmal is the sweetest guy around. He has his moments but, being catty is his thing, and nobody says a word when he comes for Kelli, so that’s their stamp of approval.

On The Fence

The Return of Nathan

While not someone who thinks, no matter what, Lawrence and Issa will get together, nor someone who forgot Nathan ghost Issa, he did come through. Plus, let’s not forget Molly did complicate things between Nathan and Issa by sending him away. Never mind, who knows if the month Nathan was AWOL was a mental health thing. Nathan is still a slight mystery that remains unsolved, so if this is his second round, here is hoping he makes the most of it.

Molly Ready To Scrap

There is a part of me that wants to understand Molly’s side to all this. Her relationship was in a rocky place, so it seems only natural she didn’t want to test it by using her man’s connections. However, stepping to Issa in a way to start a fight? That seemed a bit much. Especially since things went well, but let’s not forget Molly is still readjusting to the new normal of their relationship. One in which Issa is doing bigger things, and can be seen as someone capable of follow-through.

And I’d even knock Issa a bit since she knows Molly isn’t necessarily secure with her relationship, so presenting a stressor isn’t the best idea. Never mind Molly, around 2 months ago, gave them the opportunity to work things out, and Issa, apparently, blew off that conversation. Which, I know, the excuse can be, Issa was busy. However, if something is important to you, you make time for it.

Period.

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Insecure: Season 5/ Episode 9 “Out, Okay?!” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)What's supposed to be a going-away party for Tiffany and Derek gets interrupted by Molly and Issa's exes encountering who they are with now.
Insecure: Season 5/ Episode 8 “Choices, Okay?!” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)As a HUGE opportunity comes Issa's way, so comes the question of what life will be like whether she does or not?
Insecure: Season 5/ Episode 7 “Chillin' Okay?!” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)A girl's night in allows everyone's favorite friend group to check-in, and over drinks, advice, and confessions are shared.
Insecure: Season 5/ Episode 6 “Tired, Okay?!” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)With Issa's personal and professional life in turmoil, will this mean her taking a step back? Also, can Molly handle being away from her family, for work, during what can be her mother's final days?
Insecure: Season 5/ Episode 5 “Surviving, Okay?!” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)A health crisis tests not only Molly and Issa's relationship but Issa and Nathan's, which seems to be in a better than expected place.
Insecure: Season 5/ Episode 4 “Faulty, Okay?!” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)While not an entirely Nathan-focused episode, we are presented another opportunity to see how people live when not in Issa's presence.
Insecure: Season 5/ Episode 3 “Pressure, Okay?!” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)It's an episode solely focused on Lawrence and Condola during their son's first year and them working out how to co-parent.
Insecure: Season 5/ Episode 2 “Growth, Okay?!” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)We jump into a more stable future for both Molly and Issa, but what were the sacrifices made for what we see?
Insecure: Season 5/ Episode 1 “Reunited, Okay?!” [Season Premiere] – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)It's the final season, and there isn't any fan service, but there is what long-term fans need.
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Insecure: Season 4 Episode 10 "Lowkey Lost" (Season Finale) – Recap/ Review with SpoilersAs always, "Insecure" doesn't end its season on a whimper but instead leaves you in your feelings and ready to harass Issa Rae for another season.
Insecure: Season 4 Episode 9 "Lowkey Trying" – Recap/ Review with SpoilersAs Issa tries to find a way forward with Nathan and Lawrence, Molly is still trying to figure a way for others to admit guilt.
Insecure: Season 4 Episode 8 "Lowkey Happy" – Recap/ Review with SpoilersLawrence and Issa check-in and continue to have the type of conversations some wish they could have with an ex – if they believe in closure.
Insecure: Season 4 Episode 7 "Lowkey Trippin'" – Recap/ Review with SpoilersIn a Molly and Andrew focused episode, she meets Andrew's family, and a confrontation with them leads to some reflection.
Insecure: Season 4 Episode 6 “Lowkey Done” – Recap/ Review with SpoilersWith Issa trying to elongate her high from the block party, she seeks ways to keep that feeling going – which bite her in the ass.
Insecure: Season 4 Episode 5 “Lowkey Movin’ On” – Recap/ Review with SpoilersTo really show how bad things have gotten between Issa and Molly, what once was unthinkable happens at Issa’s block party.
Insecure: Season 4 Episode 4 “Lowkey Losin’ It” – Recap/ Review with SpoilersWe may have come to the point that led to Issa not messing with Molly no more – can you guess the reason?
Insecure: Season 4 Episode 3 “Lowkey Thankful” – Recap/ Review with SpoilersThe beginning of the end for Molly and Issa arrives, and maybe for Condola’s relationships with Issa and Lawrence as well.
Insecure: Season 4 Episode 2 “Lowkey Distant” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)As Issa gets closer to Condola, both Lawrence and Molly seem to think that relationship is becoming a problem.
Insecure: Season 4 Episode 1 “Lowkey Feelin’ Myself” [Season Premiere] – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)“Insecure” returns, and it seems like the beginning of the end for Molly and Issa’s friendship.
Insecure: Season 3 - Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)
Insecure: Season 3/ Episode 8 "Ghost-Like" [Season Finale] - Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)
Insecure: Season 3/ Episode 7 "Obsessed-Like" - Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)
Insecure: Season 3/ Episode 6 "Ready-Like" - Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)
Insecure: Season 3/ Episode 5 "High-Like" - Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)
Insecure: Season 3/ Episode 4 "Fresh-Like" - Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)
Insecure: Season 3/ Episode 3 "Backwards-Like" - Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)
Insecure: Season 3/ Episode 2 "Familiar-Like" - Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)
Insecure: Season 3/ Episode 1 "Better-Like" [Season Premiere] - Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)
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Insecure: Season 2 - Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)
Insecure: Season 2/ Episode 8 "Hella Perspective" [Season Finale] - Overview/ Recap (with Spoilers)
Insecure: Season 2/ Episode 7 "Hella Disrespectful" - Overview/ Recap (with Spoilers)
Insecure: Season 2/ Episode 6 "Hella Blows" - Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)
Insecure: Season 2/ Episode 5 "Hella Shook" - Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)
Insecure: Season 2/ Episode 4 "Hella LA" - Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)
Insecure: Season 2/ Episode 3 "Hella Open" - Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)
Insecure: Season 2/ Episode 2 "Hella Questions" - Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)
Insecure: Season 2/ Episode 1 "Hella Great" [Season Premiere] - Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)
Insecure: Season 1/ Episode 8 "Broken as Fuck" [Season Finale] - Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)
Insecure: Season 1/ Episode 7 "Real as Fuck" - Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)
Insecure: Season 1/ Episode 6 "Guilty as Fuck" - Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)
Insecure: Season 1/ Episode 5 "Shady as Fuck" - Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)
Insecure: Season 1/ Episode 4 "Thirsty As Fuck" - Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)
Insecure: Season 1/ Episode 3 "Racist As Fuck" - Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)
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Ahmal and Kelli’s Beef - 82%
The Return of Nathan - 75%
Molly Ready To Scrap - 74%

77%

To really show how bad things have gotten between Issa and Molly, what once was unthinkable happens at Issa’s block party.


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