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As we are given multiple reasons to celebrate, there is one major blemish that will likely ruin the in-house parade you’ll be having.
|Writer(s)||Our Lady J|
|Introduced This Episode|
|Ms. Orlando||Cecilia Gentili|
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Don’t Tell The Boss, The Client Is Dead!: Euphoria, Ms. Orlando, Elektra, Blanca, Candy
Well, remember that freaky young man who liked to do drugs while beaten by Elektra? He dies. One of the drugs he consumes, coke, poppers, who knows what else, causes him to OD and he ends up choking on his own vomit while in a sex swing. This leads to Elektra going to the only one she knows she can rely on, Blanca, but when she doesn’t give the answer she wants she goes to Candy.
This leads to Candy going to Euphoria for some third party advice since Blanca is for calling the cops and Candy thinks that is one of the dumbest things to come out of Blanca’s mouth. So, as for what Euphoria says? She makes it clear the cops won’t do anything to help Elektra, whether she has her gender confirmation or not. So, Ms. Orlando, who gave Candy bad injections, they go to her to handle the body, and that is just what they do.
Wet N’ Wild: Ms. Ford, Papi, Angel
Ms. Ford and Angel have a bit of an uneasy relationship. She is a gatekeeper, and Angel isn’t desperate to cross over but doesn’t hide her interest. Making her, originally, being rejected hard to handle. Yet, with Papi’s encouragement, and love, a kiss included, Angel rebounds from feelings of rejection. But, the rejection doesn’t last for long, at least for her. For within a few days, or weeks, Ms. Ford calls and offers Angel the chance to do a campaign for Wet N’ Wild lipsticks and get her face in pharmacies across the country.
A Papi After My Own Heart: Papi, Angel
However, the cost of all this seems to be Papi’s affections. You see, Papi says he has loved Angel since they met and while he understands and supports her choosing her career over him, on a pre-planned date night, he is hurt. Yet, that one incident isn’t enough to squash his affections. He still has feelings, and I’m talking feelings beyond what Angel is used to with the idea that good chemistry means let’s have sex. Papi wants something real which is something foreign to Angel. Especially after her situation with old boy in season 1 who seemed more curious about Angel’s life and who she is than wanting to truly be with her.
Other Noteworthy Facts & Moments
- It Is May 1st, 1990 as of the beginning of this episode.
Papi & Angel
When it comes to media featuring trans women, unfortunately, there isn’t a huge amount of romance. Even in director Janet Mock’s books, until she met her husband Aaron, there was maybe one or two real romances, and those were a bit sketchy. As for the rest? They were like what we saw with Angel in season 1, and what she was willing to initiate after kissing Papi. Heck, another example would be Gun Hill Road and the relationship in that movie.
So, taking into consideration what is sadly common, you have to love someone like Papi genuinely in love and wanting to romance Angel. Not in the sense of buying her but wanting as much to be worthy of her as much as share her with the world. So the world too can know her greatness.
Blanca & Elektra
While Elektra has a volatile personality, what you have to appreciate is that whenever things go south, she knows she can run to Blanca. For even after she stormed out, there is something to their relationship which allows for healing – if enough time passes. Making it so you really come to realize the whole mother, daughter, and terms similar aren’t just to show affection but are as they see one another. Since, for better or worse, they each have assumed that role, and as chosen family, while it may give them an easier out to abandon one another, their survival makes it where it is in neither person’s interest to do so.
With the balls and houses often being places of competition and shade, it is easy to forget sometimes the whole purpose of the systems made is to create a sense of family, unity, and safety. So it was really beautiful that despite what Elektra has done, how selfish she has been, even she wasn’t left to her own devices when in need. In fact, granted for a whole lot of money, many dropped what they were doing to give advice or get their hands dirty.
Some Relief From The Aids Crisis
While this wasn’t a comical episode at all, it is nice to be reminded, even if it requires some madness, there is some chance or ability for these women to survive. It may not be easy, but being presented with one less reminded how challenging things are provided some momentary relief.
Pose - Episode List
|Season/ Episode||Synopsis||Episode Information||Topics & Focused Characters|
|Season 2, Episode 9 “Life’s A Beach”||Elektra becomes the mother and person we expected to see, after the time jump, as she takes her daughters out to recover from a harsh summer.|
|Season 2, Episode 10 "In My Heels" [Season Finale]||You already know if Janet Mock is writing or directing you are going to be shedding tears. Add in she is doing the season finale? HA! Grab some tissues, we’re crying together.|
|Season 2, Episode 8 “Revelations”||Line are crossed, secrets exposed, and children reveal themselves to be adults. Which, for Blanca, is one of the challenges she never prepped for.|
|Season 2, Episode 5 “What Would Candy Do?”||With the opportunity to dance for Madonna coming up, Elektra and Blanca show who they are as Damon and Ricky grow close, once again.|
|Season 2, Episode 6 “Love’s In Need of Love Today”||“Love’s In Need of Love Today” is otherworldly in more ways than one as a death scare leads to Pray Tell seeing an old frenemy.|
|Season 2, Episode 7 “Blow”||Unlike many times before, the community comes together not when it is down or recoiling, but while standing tall, and with elders watching over them.|
|Season 2, Episode 4 "Never Knew Love Like This Before"||While Pose has always kept it real to the hairline, it decides to get a bit too real, and you may not be prepared for what comes.|
|Season 1/ Episode 1 “Pilot” [Series Premiere]||Pose is so wonderful that you’ll wish Ryan Murphy and co. held this for Netflix so that we could get all the episodes in one sitting.|
|Season 1/ Episode 2 “Access”||Finding a way to go beyond surviving but absolutely thriving is either what is pursued or talked about. Though for some, thriving is a suburban fairytale.|
|Season 1/ Episode 3 “Giving and Receiving”||It’s Christmas time and as Elektra gives herself a gift, House of Evangelista makes sure everyone gets one.|
|Season 1/ Episode 4 “The Fever”||Elektra and Pray Tell take center stage as realness becomes about more than just the physical but addressing how you feel and are inside.|
|Season 1/ Episode 5 “Mother’s Day”||With news of Blanca’s biological mother dying, so comes a quest for reconciliation, even if some make it harder than others.|
|Season 1/ Episode 6 “Love Is The Message”||Pray Tell gets center focus as we come upon the final days of his boyfriend, Costas. Though, we also get to see someone try to dust Blanca’s cobwebs.|
|Season 1/ Episode 7 “Pink Slip”||As the House of Abundance falls, a new house rises from the ashes. One which takes advantage of what either could be seen as a mistake or right decision by Blanca.|
|Season 1/ Episode 8 “Mother of the Year” [Season Finale]||The final category is: Mother of the Year and considering all Blanca has done for her children, even her mother, will she win or will there always be next year?|
|Season 2, Episode 2 “Worth It”||After a long period, years, of making herself smaller, Elektra is reborn. As that happens, Blanca too reaches new heights as she finally opens her nail salon.|
|Season 2, Episode 3 “Butterfly/Cocoon”||As we are given multiple reasons to celebrate, there is one major blemish that will likely ruin the in-house parade you’ll be having.|
|Season 2, Episode 1 “Acting Up” [Season Premiere]||The ladies of Pose return, and with the AIDS crisis in full effect, those who aren’t about the community and taking advantage of “Vogue” giving spotlight are called out.|