The famous Thanksgiving scene is revamped and it leaves Nola with but one real choice.
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Guess Who’s Coming to Thanksgiving: Nola, Mars, Greer, Jamie, Opal
It’s Thanksgiving and with Nola’s parents at her grandfather’s house, not having the time to wait for her, she is alone for Thanksgiving. Well, if she didn’t decide to cook up a meal and call the fellas over, she would have been. But being that Nola likes a certain level of control, she doesn’t tell any of her lovers about the other coming to dinner.
Which of course, with three strong personalities at the same table, leads to a bit of a pissing contest. Whether it is saying what they are thankful for, complimenting Nola’s food, their association with the president (Barack Obama) or noting their part of the monster portrait, the evening is barely with any peace. That is, until they all dance to Prince, “Raspberry Beret.”
But no soon after the dance is done, they sleep and each man drifts off. Leaving the only one worthy of staying overnight in Nola’s loving bed: Opal. Someone who comes over since Sky is spending the day with her father. Hopefully meaning all is forgiven since, at the end of the day, isn’t Opal the chosen one?
Other Noteworthy Facts & Moments
- Mars father is named Monty and mother Lucy.
Question(s) Left Unanswered
- Anyone else thought that truth serum weed would have led to more than a dance sequence? Not that I’m complaining, since it was to Prince, but still.
- Why wasn’t Opal invited to Thanksgiving when she is, assumingly still, one of Nola’s lovers? So much for transparency.
This praise has nothing to do with the story but, Prince would be proud – and perhaps wonder if that outfit came in his size. Well, back when Greer’s look was Prince’s style.
On The Fence
I don’t wanna say this is a weak season finale but, it certainly doesn’t end things with a BANG! It, if anything, is like the million and one candles Nola has. Things just flicker, make subtle pop noises then nothing but smoke. Which perhaps should have been expected? After all, Nola bringing every single guy to the same dinner? In the movie, after that event, she starts breaking up with everyone. Well, everyone but Jamie but watch the movie for the full details on that.
So with that in mind, I must admit I’m unsure how to feel about this ending. Opal, in the long run, was the only one of Nola’s lovers she didn’t have some kind of issue with, so her ending the season with her makes sense. Yet, at the same time, outside of one or two episodes, they barely shared multiple scenes. But, I guess that is what second seasons are for. Of which, while Netflix has yet to say a word, they usually take about 1 – 2 months, this year anyway, Spike Lee, according to Bustle.com, seems down for more seasons.
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|Season/ Episode||Synopsis||Episode Information||Topics & Focused Characters|
|Season 2, Episode 9 “#IAmYourMirror” [Season Finale]||Nola hosts an art show featuring familiar pieces, but it is one statement of a piece which causes a fuss.|
|Season 2, Episode 8 “#OnTheComeUpTheComeDown&TheComeRound”||Clo and Nola have a conversation Nola, specifically, has been avoiding as Divine finds himself reconciling with two people he may not have expected to.|
|Season 2, Episode 7 “#OhJudoKnow”||While we learn about Puerto Rican history and life after Maria, we also learn something major about Mars!|
|Season 2, Episode 6 “#WhenYourChickensComsHomeToRoost”||After showing up and out during the Prince celebration, the kids switch things up for a more dramatic performance that puts people on notice.|
|Season 2, Episode 5 “#SuperFunkyCaliFragiSexy”||It’s time for the Purple People Party in celebration of Prince! But, naturally, his discography is the backdrop to more than the party but also Nola’s love life.|
|Season 2, Episode 4 “#NationTime”||Nola leaves Brooklyn for a spell and reconnects with an old friend from Pratt. Unfortunately, though, she also reconnects with a d—-bag.|
|Season 2, Episode 3 “#LuvStings”||Nola decides to expand her horizons a bit as Mars tries to handle being homeless. Oh, and Jamie learns who Cheryl is seeing and Shamekka gets revenge.|
|Season 2, Episode 2 “#ConeyIslandIsTheEndOfTheLine”||It seemed that while Nola had 18 months of bliss, the good times are over and the s*** is inching towards the fan.|
|Season 2, Episode 1 "#I'mFeelingMyFeelings" [Season Premiere]||18 months have passed since the first season finale, and while everything may not be stable, things are at least cool.|
|Season 1/ Episode 10 “#NolasChoice (3 Da Hard Way)” [Season Finale]||The famous Thanksgiving scene is revamped and it leaves Nola with but one real choice.|
|Season 1/ Episode 9 “#ChangeGonCome (Gentrification)”||Gentrification takes center stage as Bianca just can’t deal with feeling like a trespasser despite the amount of money she is paying.|
|Season 1/ Episode 8 “#LoveDontPayDaRent (If You Don’t Know Me By Now)”||Jamie gets full on exposed and feels not just the wrath of Nola, but Cheryl and… Winny?|
|Season 1/ Episode 7 “#HowToMakeLoveToANegroWithoutGettingTired”||We dive deeper into the beginning of Nola’s relationships, particularly Greer and Jamie’s, and see why they’re so in love with her – beyond sex.|
|Season 1/ Episode 5 “#4MyNegusAndMyBishes (All Words Matter)”||Jamie and, strangely, Ms. Raqueletta Moss take center stage and Ms. Moss becomes another example of a voice seldom heard.|
|Season 1/ Episode 4 “#LuvIzLuv (Sexuality is Fluid)”||Opal finally appears in She’s Gotta Have It and has certainly the makings of becoming the choice partner for Nola.|
|Season 1/ Episode 3 “LBD (Little Black Dress)”||It’s time for a test. A test to see if the men in Nola’s life can handle a little black dress and all the power it gives Nola. The kind men seem to want to take away.|
|Season 1/ Episode 2 “#BootyFull (SELF ACCEPTANCE)”||We have a proper introduction to Nola’s friend Shemekka and see the trauma left by Nola’s encounter with an overly aggressive guy.|
|Season 1/ Episode 1 “#DaJumpoff (DOCTRINE)” [Series Premiere]||She’s Gotta Have It proves not all remakes/ modern updates deserve a side eye. For some are eternal and worth updating so each generation can have their unique connection.|