Episode Title: Juneteenth
Original Air Date: October 25, 2016
Episode Number: 1×09
Earn wakes up in another woman’s bed and Van comes by to pick him up for a Juneteenth-themed party which she believes will help her establish good networking. The luxury home’s owner is a rich White man who is shown to know quite a lot about Black culture in an anthropological way and his bourgeois Black wife. To impress the party’s attendees, Vanessa and Earnest have to pretend they are a married couple who love fine art. Earn ends up going off on the homeowners when the wife insults Paper Boi and his hip hop management career. On the drive back home, Earn and Van have sex in their car.
Earn was right. That party was fucking weird, man. And that white husband was making me uncomfortable with him trying to be black or whatever the hell that was that he was doing. So wrong. So very wrong. Hell, even celebrating Juneteenth just seemed kind of not very PC, at least to me. It’s all great, but still. Something just doesn’t seem to add up.
Kinda miss Al and Darius in this episode, but it was good that it ended on a good note between Van and Earn. I’m rooting for these two crazy kids.