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Insecure - Season 2 Epis... _VERIFIED_



I know in my last recap I said that Issa needed to take a break from dudes, but this episode reminded me of how good things are when she and Daniel actually connect. I still don't want her to rush into a relationship with Daniel, but give me more episodes like this one and I probably won't be mad if they eventually end up together after Issa spends some time alone. I don't dislike Daniel (although I'm not sure I'll ever forgive him for his unannounced cum-shot last season) and I'm happy to see him vibe with Issa, but I don't want her to start sleeping in his bed any time soon.




Insecure - Season 2 Epis...



When they get to the club and find out they aren't on the list, Daniel is ready to give up and leave. Thankfully, Issa sees Khalil (Aaron Jennings) one of their old friends who is a successful producer in the same industry as Daniel. Khalil is able to wave them through the door, much to Daniel's chagrin. When asked about the themes for this season in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Rae said,


I wouldn't say Daniel is exhibiting toxic male black masculinity in this scene, but we do start to see how uncomfortable it makes him to rely on other people for things. He hates that his name isn't on the list and that it takes Issa's friendliness and Khalil's generosity to get them through the door. I could see the writers taking these feelings further and using his character to dive into that theme over the course of the season.


Ugh, Issa. I understand why she responds this way, but it's still frustrating. As she says the next day at lunch with the We Got Ya'll team (sans Joanne), it's awkward for her to have to speak up on every issue. She doesn't want people to perceive her as "black and angry," nor does she want to be "the voice of all black people." If Issa's going to stay at this organization and actually wants it to change for the better, she needs to speak up, though. Why stick around if you're unwilling to do everything you can to make improvements? I personally think We Got Ya'll is kinda doomed and pointless, but hey ... if Issa plays the game a little bit, maybe she can convince them to hire more team members who aren't white or take other steps in the right direction. I'm curious to see how this pans out over the course of the season.


Issa Rae's award-winning HBO series, Insecure, is coming back for its third season, and judging by the trailer, we're not going to be disappointed. Season two left us with a lot of feelings, questions, and the worry that our favorite women are in over their heads. There was a breakup, torrid affairs, life-changing decisions, a pregnancy, and the end of a great love that had all of us hella shook.


But before we dive into Issa's world and get caught up in all the craziness of a new season, we've put together a little refresher so come Aug. 12, you can go forward feeling confident that you know all the tea.


There are HUGE Insecure season two spoilers ahead.\nIssa Rae's award-winning HBO series, Insecure, is coming back for its third season, and judging by the trailer, we're not going to be disappointed. Season two left us with a lot of feelings, questions, and the worry that our favorite women are in over their heads. There was a breakup, torrid affairs, life-changing decisions, a pregnancy, and the end of a great love that had all of us hella shook. \nBut before we dive into Issa's world and get caught up in all the craziness of a new season, we've put together a little refresher so come Aug. 12, you can go forward feeling confident that you know all the tea.\n","id":45148559,"type":"gallery","photo_source":"Image Source: HBO","permalink":"https:\/\/www.popsugar.com\/entertainment\/Insecure-Season-2-Recap-45148559","canonical":"https:\/\/www.popsugar.com\/entertainment\/Insecure-Season-2-Recap-45148559","share_text":"Every Dramatic Thing You Need to Remember Before Insecure Season 3 Begins","use_tall_image":false,"omit_from_countdown":false,"caption_num":false,"slide_tags":"InsecureTV","is_cover":true},"image":"https:\/\/media1.popsugar-assets.com\/files\/thumbor\/PhdwscVubFAwuqD6CKMHSIKOOt4\/fit-in\/1024x1024\/filters:format_auto-!!-:strip_icc-!!-\/2018\/08\/08\/957\/n\/1922283\/a87bc4a8ec595e7f_693e1607eb927cde1b0d4e9f1b711b88f9c28edc1b41ed98a24e068e2e864c48d3d81c2a2e67b3fadd7048bc3533d472\/i\/Issa-Decides-Start-Ho-tation.jpg","share_image":"https:\/\/media1.popsugar-assets.com\/files\/thumbor\/0-iqdO6sMgDWz2Lm_9wllmzSvY8\/fit-in\/2048xorig\/filters:format_auto-!!-:strip_icc-!!-\/2018\/08\/08\/957\/n\/1922283\/a87bc4a8ec595e7f_693e1607eb927cde1b0d4e9f1b711b88f9c28edc1b41ed98a24e068e2e864c48d3d81c2a2e67b3fadd7048bc3533d472\/i\/Issa-Decides-Start-Ho-tation.jpg","title":"Issa Decides to Start a \"Ho-tation\"","intro_text":false,"body":"Fresh from her breakup with Lawrence, Issa decides that the best way for her to get over him and their mess is by hooking up with a bunch of different guys. She asks Molly for her help, which she readily provides as any good best friend would, and starts a \"ho-tation.\" With the use of dating apps, she begins to meet several men, though none form truly lasting connections. Her romantic screw-ups are hard to watch but so funny, you can't look away. She does manage to hook up with neighbor Eddie in episode three, though it's up to you if you consider that a win for her.\n","id":45148563,"type":"image","photo_source":"Image Source: HBO","permalink":"https:\/\/www.popsugar.com\/entertainment\/photo-gallery\/45148559\/image\/45148563\/Issa-Decides-Start-Ho-tation","canonical":"https:\/\/www.popsugar.com\/entertainment\/Insecure-Season-2-Recap-45148559","share_text":"Issa Decides to Start a \"Ho-tation\"","use_tall_image":false,"omit_from_countdown":false,"caption_num":false,"slide_tags":"TVInsecure","image":"https:\/\/media1.popsugar-assets.com\/files\/thumbor\/51TU7c_Vi5qdstkXfNLHFpIfbuY\/fit-in\/1024x1024\/filters:format_auto-!!-:strip_icc-!!-\/2018\/08\/08\/957\/n\/1922283\/ab3782a4846b52c0_fa1eafb77e09913846518b3c8a27b79569393dab06d3fc57a42cf0aa96a9b070056b8150542b192675812af47a6d0b08\/i\/Molly-Starts-Reevaluating-Her-Life.jpg","share_image":"https:\/\/media1.popsugar-assets.com\/files\/thumbor\/q0dpwOkB6t6LxRPLOS7MKquJEhY\/fit-in\/2048xorig\/filters:format_auto-!!-:strip_icc-!!-\/2018\/08\/08\/957\/n\/1922283\/ab3782a4846b52c0_fa1eafb77e09913846518b3c8a27b79569393dab06d3fc57a42cf0aa96a9b070056b8150542b192675812af47a6d0b08\/i\/Molly-Starts-Reevaluating-Her-Life.jpg","title":"Molly Starts Reevaluating Her Life","intro_text":false,"body":"Season two starts off with Molly deciding to focus on her career rather than her love life. After accidentally getting the pay stub of her white coworker Travis, Molly learns that he makes more money than her, despite not being nearly as good at his job as she is. She starts looking into transferring to the Chicago office of Merrill, Johnson, and Schwartz after a colleague does so and she connects with a visiting lawyer, Quentin (Lil Rel Howery). She also sees a therapist on and off, who attempts to crack through her defenses and confront Molly about her obsession with life looking a particular way. \nThough Molly briefly dates a man she meets at a club \u2014 Lionel, played by Sterling K. Brown \u2014 she stops seeing him because she doesn't feel the spark. As she continues to waffle on the decision to transfer offices, she begins spending more time with Quentin, eventually sleeping with him. She admits that Quentin is a great guy who could be good for her, but she decides not to continue seeing him because she can't help but be self-destructive. In the end, Molly quits her job at Merrill, Johnson, and Schwartz to work for an all-black firm in the area. \n","id":45148568,"type":"image","photo_source":"Image Source: HBO","permalink":"https:\/\/www.popsugar.com\/entertainment\/photo-gallery\/45148559\/image\/45148568\/Molly-Starts-Reevaluating-Her-Life","canonical":"https:\/\/www.popsugar.com\/entertainment\/Insecure-Season-2-Recap-45148559","share_text":"Molly Starts Reevaluating Her Life","use_tall_image":false,"omit_from_countdown":false,"caption_num":false,"slide_tags":"TVInsecure","image":"https:\/\/media1.popsugar-assets.com\/files\/thumbor\/_kcRS2eZDyi0q7WgaXuSVe0P28g\/fit-in\/1024x1024\/filters:format_auto-!!-:strip_icc-!!-\/2018\/08\/08\/957\/n\/1922283\/0a7eebef58acd505_2354558ea88f0c6e2e9301e789ec23ab9fdff2a63679d5181d678299ac216a392ca25196e8d79178459d44a4470402dc\/i\/Issa-Frieda-Butt-Heads-Work.jpg","share_image":"https:\/\/media1.popsugar-assets.com\/files\/thumbor\/4ZzrbuCcWZv7YmMC8zxJwpqwmvY\/fit-in\/2048xorig\/filters:format_auto-!!-:strip_icc-!!-\/2018\/08\/08\/957\/n\/1922283\/0a7eebef58acd505_2354558ea88f0c6e2e9301e789ec23ab9fdff2a63679d5181d678299ac216a392ca25196e8d79178459d44a4470402dc\/i\/Issa-Frieda-Butt-Heads-Work.jpg","title":"Issa and Frieda Butt Heads at Work","intro_text":false,"body":"As the season opens, Issa and Frieda are working together to get kids at East 41st Street High School interested in their after-school programs. As usual, the kids find the We Got Y'all crew lame and not worth their time. In episode two, it seems like they've gotten a break when the school's vice principal, Mr. Gaines (A. Russell Andrews), offers to help. The problem is, Mr. Gaines is incredibly biased against his Latino students. \nFrieda pushes Issa to include his discrimination in their report, but after having fought to keep East 41st included in the program, Issa doesn't want to bring any bad news to her boss. The tension between them bubbles up, and in the end, Issa takes the fall when their boss learns of Gaines's prejudice. Her attempt to make up for his discrimination by hosting separate sessions off campus leaves We Got Y'all open to a lawsuit, and Issa is told that her position is under review. This paves the way for Frieda to get ahead, leading to her promotion as director of student outreach.\n","id":45148565,"type":"image","photo_source":"Image Source: HBO","permalink":"https:\/\/www.popsugar.com\/entertainment\/photo-gallery\/45148559\/image\/45148565\/Issa-Frieda-Butt-Heads-Work","canonical":"https:\/\/www.popsugar.com\/entertainment\/Insecure-Season-2-Recap-45148559","share_text":"Issa and Frieda Butt Heads at Work","use_tall_image":false,"omit_from_countdown":false,"caption_num":false,"slide_tags":"TVInsecure","image":"https:\/\/media1.popsugar-assets.com\/files\/thumbor\/IFa9jgvxzzPF7uG4DphoD_lPzsY\/fit-in\/1024x1024\/filters:format_auto-!!-:strip_icc-!!-\/2018\/08\/08\/957\/n\/1922283\/4db819cee0ef92de_687c0c0d2a056d4be78aeb934f4df5354db4204234a9b80bfb00ff957cbb62545ed267162d2a5159009082f97fba336a\/i\/Lawrence-Tasha-Break-Up.jpg","share_image":"https:\/\/media1.popsugar-assets.com\/files\/thumbor\/7-GhTp_zuFumDQv8RCMGoMERxVA\/fit-in\/2048xorig\/filters:format_auto-!!-:strip_icc-!!-\/2018\/08\/08\/957\/n\/1922283\/4db819cee0ef92de_687c0c0d2a056d4be78aeb934f4df5354db4204234a9b80bfb00ff957cbb62545ed267162d2a5159009082f97fba336a\/i\/Lawrence-Tasha-Break-Up.jpg","title":"Lawrence and Tasha Break Up","intro_text":false,"body":"Lawrence moves on to Tasha after breaking up with Issa, but their relationship quickly fizzles out by episode three. The opposite of Issa in most ways, Tasha is bubbly and more of a cheerleader for Lawrence. She praises Lawrence for average things and is very obvious about how much she wants him. However, it's clear from the beginning of season two that Tasha wants something serious with Lawrence, while he just isn't ready. She invites him to her family barbecue, which he attends for a few minutes before bailing to hang out with his coworkers. \nWhen Tasha finally calls him after fielding questions from her family about him all day, the two break up with a stormy fight. Tasha tells Lawrence that while she knows they weren't serious, he didn't need to play the role of dutiful boyfriend with her family, only to ghost on her for the rest of the gathering. In a line that many viewers felt deep in their hearts, Tasha tells Lawrence that the worst thing about him is that he swears he's a good guy when he's actually \"just another ass.\"\n","id":45148561,"type":"image","photo_source":"Image Source: HBO","permalink":"https:\/\/www.popsugar.com\/entertainment\/photo-gallery\/45148559\/image\/45148561\/Lawrence-Tasha-Break-Up","canonical":"https:\/\/www.popsugar.com\/entertainment\/Insecure-Season-2-Recap-45148559","share_text":"Lawrence and Tasha Break Up","use_tall_image":false,"omit_from_countdown":false,"caption_num":false,"slide_tags":"TVInsecure","image":"https:\/\/media1.popsugar-assets.com\/files\/thumbor\/tPvXaIWi_Ew3mHUKKdoygt4BVR0\/fit-in\/1024x1024\/filters:format_auto-!!-:strip_icc-!!-\/2018\/08\/08\/957\/n\/1922283\/239b083baf9c3104_e1477f5ae12a973f72904ed4de47696862fac7af217831250dd15a7b035f4a0ee519a7aa34933d55b1851e981e89ad16\/i\/Kelli-Gets-Man.jpg","share_image":"https:\/\/media1.popsugar-assets.com\/files\/thumbor\/y7fGdc2NWCTtc7_ElzYqn1Rwd4U\/fit-in\/2048xorig\/filters:format_auto-!!-:strip_icc-!!-\/2018\/08\/08\/957\/n\/1922283\/239b083baf9c3104_e1477f5ae12a973f72904ed4de47696862fac7af217831250dd15a7b035f4a0ee519a7aa34933d55b1851e981e89ad16\/i\/Kelli-Gets-Man.jpg","title":"Kelli Gets a Man","intro_text":false,"body":"Kelli spends most of season two throwing out the funniest lines of any character on the series. Somehow she always manages to make any scene 10 times funnier, even if it's just her walking into a room and spotting someone fine to talk to. In the fourth episode, \"Hella LA,\" Kelli, Molly, and Issa attend a day party where each wanders off for their individual adventure. Kelli winds up meeting a guy she refers to as Sweetie, because she can't remember his name. He tags along with the crew to a food joint, where, in a way that's very obvious to everyone else sitting next to them, he starts fingering her under the table. Needless to say, the two definitely connect. Kelli brings him as her date to Derek's birthday party in the next episode, and though we don't hear about him again, we'll always have that food joint.\n","id":45148567,"type":"image","photo_source":"Image Source: HBO","permalink":"https:\/\/www.popsugar.com\/entertainment\/photo-gallery\/45148559\/image\/45148567\/Kelli-Gets-Man","canonical":"https:\/\/www.popsugar.com\/entertainment\/Insecure-Season-2-Recap-45148559","share_text":"Kelli Gets a Man","use_tall_image":false,"omit_from_countdown":false,"caption_num":false,"slide_tags":"TVInsecure","image":"https:\/\/media1.popsugar-assets.com\/files\/thumbor\/rxFw9s7TFw3N8uy4BNLNdojeNNA\/fit-in\/1024x1024\/filters:format_auto-!!-:strip_icc-!!-\/2018\/08\/08\/957\/n\/1922283\/12cb2ce428c3ebcb_c7bce34f7791de71676a6609526ca9ede5d3d50690674b70b5cf0cf87b5a2d0cba5b7fdf7e4d1a3b461a5ad359b0c40c\/i\/Tiffany-Derek-Make-Baby.jpg","share_image":"https:\/\/media1.popsugar-assets.com\/files\/thumbor\/ZLBYrVALukhPRAtH54rz8a1F2ao\/fit-in\/2048xorig\/filters:format_auto-!!-:strip_icc-!!-\/2018\/08\/08\/957\/n\/1922283\/12cb2ce428c3ebcb_c7bce34f7791de71676a6609526ca9ede5d3d50690674b70b5cf0cf87b5a2d0cba5b7fdf7e4d1a3b461a5ad359b0c40c\/i\/Tiffany-Derek-Make-Baby.jpg","title":"Tiffany and Derek Make a Baby","intro_text":false,"body":"Tiffany is that friend we all love to hate, and much of her role in season two is to make us do exactly that. Her cruel call-outs are common throughout the season, but it isn't until the final half that we get some peeks into the \"perfect life\" she's constantly referring to. We already know some indiscretion occurred between the couple, but Tiffany lets it slip that Derek temporarily lived in a hotel before she let him come back home the year before. Derek also has a conversation with Lawrence about a coworker of Tiffany's named Fred that she \"had a situation\" with. Despite the clues that point to a fractured marriage, the two reveal they're expecting a baby in the finale.\n","id":45148566,"type":"image","photo_source":"Image Source: HBO","permalink":"https:\/\/www.popsugar.com\/entertainment\/photo-gallery\/45148559\/image\/45148566\/Tiffany-Derek-Make-Baby","canonical":"https:\/\/www.popsugar.com\/entertainment\/Insecure-Season-2-Recap-45148559","share_text":"Tiffany and Derek Make a Baby","use_tall_image":false,"omit_from_countdown":false,"caption_num":false,"slide_tags":"TVInsecure","image":"https:\/\/media1.popsugar-assets.com\/files\/thumbor\/HT9JDrppCIVMjk3eqQkS35bmjfo\/fit-in\/1024x1024\/filters:format_auto-!!-:strip_icc-!!-\/2018\/08\/08\/957\/n\/1922283\/e534607c23088863_021bf6d1eab6239409c00ebd4d67b8f3779f276646fb8f352f88b92399ad6f50d1db2f6bcc990c388bf664c89ec610cf\/i\/Issa-Lawrence-Get-Closure.jpg","share_image":"https:\/\/media1.popsugar-assets.com\/files\/thumbor\/ERvXo2YJe1X60WhkRFMCHV19a1o\/fit-in\/2048xorig\/filters:format_auto-!!-:strip_icc-!!-\/2018\/08\/08\/957\/n\/1922283\/e534607c23088863_021bf6d1eab6239409c00ebd4d67b8f3779f276646fb8f352f88b92399ad6f50d1db2f6bcc990c388bf664c89ec610cf\/i\/Issa-Lawrence-Get-Closure.jpg","title":"Issa and Lawrence Get Closure","intro_text":false,"body":"Issa and Lawrence have had some of the most frustrating scenes to watch because of how hardheaded and stubborn the two of them are, but season two sees an official close to the former lovers' story. The season begins with the aftermath of their explosive breakup in season one, with Lawrence dating Tasha and Issa attempting to get back into the dating scene. The two end up sleeping together after Lawrence comes to Issa's place for his mail. They subsequently avoid one another until they're forced to be civil for Derek's birthday party. A heated argument occurs, and the two exchange dangerously low blows. They don't speak again until the final episode, taking place a month later. \nIn a surprisingly mature move, Issa and Lawrence both apologize for their parts in the erosion of their relationship. They acknowledge how they both messed up and they will always still love one another, and they hug through their tears. As Lawrence turns to leave and say goodbye, we see a vision of the life they could have had \u2014 one where they forgive each other, get married, and have a beautiful baby \u2014 before Issa snaps out of it. She says goodbye and finally, finally means it.\n","id":45148560,"type":"image","photo_source":"Image Source: HBO","permalink":"https:\/\/www.popsugar.com\/entertainment\/photo-gallery\/45148559\/image\/45148560\/Issa-Lawrence-Get-Closure","canonical":"https:\/\/www.popsugar.com\/entertainment\/Insecure-Season-2-Recap-45148559","share_text":"Issa and Lawrence Get Closure","use_tall_image":false,"omit_from_countdown":false,"caption_num":false,"slide_tags":"TVInsecure","image":"https:\/\/media1.popsugar-assets.com\/files\/thumbor\/tmhnxEEE2orPRatFwSETPogxDNI\/fit-in\/1024x1024\/filters:format_auto-!!-:strip_icc-!!-\/2018\/08\/08\/957\/n\/1922283\/9cbe687552ad83ac_4399fe01157978a8bacdf39535a41e9692f30f6679fcde1d4935a3a274fa8ecd56f88444361bd17ce8cc03874bae9357\/i\/Molly-Dro-Have-Affair.jpg","share_image":"https:\/\/media1.popsugar-assets.com\/files\/thumbor\/dlJNoyEMGzfGsXbr0n5aGlmbPtY\/fit-in\/2048xorig\/filters:format_auto-!!-:strip_icc-!!-\/2018\/08\/08\/957\/n\/1922283\/9cbe687552ad83ac_4399fe01157978a8bacdf39535a41e9692f30f6679fcde1d4935a3a274fa8ecd56f88444361bd17ce8cc03874bae9357\/i\/Molly-Dro-Have-Affair.jpg","title":"Molly and Dro Have an Affair","intro_text":false,"body":"From the moment we meet Molly's childhood best friend, Dro, we know he's trouble. The two first run into each other at a local cupcake shop, where we also meet Dro's wife, Candice. A few days later, they meet up again at a day party and Dro drops a bombshell on Molly while slow dancing together: he's in an open marriage. The sexual tension is rife between them, and honestly, everyone probably had a moment of wanting to tell Molly to just GO FOR IT! The man is fine. Molly initially resists out of respect for Candice, but soon the two are regularly having sex, and she is cl


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