The “Fallout” from Roller’s death continues to unfold and Desna and co. find themselves even more under Uncle Daddy’s thumb. Meanwhile, Polly tries to slip back into her old life. Recap of the latest Claws by @luvthispayne.
All This Blood On My Nails…
Well, well, well, we are back and baby what an episode. We gone get straight to the point and dive into this recap.
When the show opens we find ourselves in Desna’s bedroom and our girl is getting the good good from Roller, only its all in her imagination. I don’t know if this qualifies as a wet dream, especially given that Roller starts to choke her out mid-way through the sex. Yikes. Desna, I’m saying this from a place of love, you need help girl. PTSD, is that you playa? Desna’s real screams from her imaginary choking wakes up her brother Dean and much like all of us, Dean knows something ain’t right.
Speaking of Dean, I haven’t mentioned him very much because all we knew from the previous episodes was that he appears to be a high functioning adult who may be on the autism spectrum. We also know he loves his sister Desna and loved Roller too (we not gone blame him) and didn’t take his death well. In this episode more of Dean’s affectionate personality shines through and we learn a little more about he and Desna’s childhood. For example, while Dean is getting his stretch on before Desna takes him to meet with his personal trainer (Miss Ann got fired on her day off lol) he catches a glimpse of a couple, The Coombs, on the back of a magazine. This sends Dean into a fit of angst and Desna has to repeatedly assure Dean they’re safe. Woo Woo Woo. Poor Dean. Later on Desna tells Jenn that these were the foster parents that abused her and Dean.
Speaking of Jenn and the ladies back at the nail salon, y’all we got some high drama. Surprisingly, the drama is not coming from Little Miss Hard Headed, Virginia; its Polly Pocket. Listen, I told y’all in the very first recap that Little Polly Pocket had all the secrets and they were going to be juicy and baby are they ever. So the ladies are chilling in the salon, actually doing nails, for once, when in walks this beautiful black woman (played by the incomparable Gina Torres). Lemme back up before this happens, Polly Pocket is telling yet another lie about some life she most likely did not live. Polly have more lies than all the members of congress combined.
Anyway, this mysterious woman comes into the shop, and when she sees Polly Pocket, she recognizes her as someone she knows as Heather Milton. Polly in full blown shock greets the woman she knows as Sally Bates, and from there I don’t think I can keep count of the amount lies Little Polly Pocket aka Heather Milton aka The Original Joanne the Scammer tells. Issa lot. Polly talking (in the UGLIEST Southern accent) about her husband who died of butt cancer, her big fabulous house (must be two bigs), a book she’s writing, and so on. I can’t. She is out here spinning the thickest web of lies that not even Charlotte from Charlotte’s web could touch her.
While everybody tryna figure out who’s this woman and what the hell Little Polly Pocket up to, Desna gets a call from Uncle Daddy. She goes to meet with him and of course his sleazy ass done moved up the repayment date. Its either pay it all back at once or this unreasonable payment plan which is basically going to keep Desna under his grimy thumb forever. I hate him.
Desna is not the least bit thrilled about this and she’s called her own meeting with Dr. Ken and Bryce. Bless her. She basically had dumb and dumbest at the meeting. You decide who’s who, I don’t have time. Anyway, she basically has to tell them what to do and hope they can follow instructions. For someone that doesn’t like the criminal life, Desna is pretty great at coming up with schemes. She decides they are going to have to sell more pills at a higher price while buying them at a lower cost wholesale. She fronts Dr. Ken $20K to buy the pills from the blood money she took from Roller. Messy. Only problem is Dr. Ken couldn’t get more patients if he paid for them. He’s such a dunce.
Desna meets with the girls and they decide they need to market the clinic to get more patients. The best they can come up with? Dress like Vanity Six and tell folks to come buy pills. Listen, this has to be the sorriest group of criminals I have ever seen. They either get their product stolen, or basically beg to go to prison. I don’t even know what to tell them. In between their brainstorming sessions, I guess you can call it that with all those bad ass ideas (i.e. a car wash, handing out rice krispy treats and we cannot even mention Virginia’s suggestion), Uncle Daddy shows up with Bryce. They have a man who works for Titus (every one is pronouncing it like tiddies and I wanna scream) Industries and he had beef with Roller. Clay (Uncle Daddy) is convinced that this is one of the men that killed Roller and he just needs Virginia to confirm it. She is visibly shaking and the normally jovial and jolly tone our of favorite girl group is replaced with fear and anxiety. Rightfully so, because even after Virginia repeated tells Uncle Daddy, he’s the not the right man, he murders him in cold blood right there in front of everyone.
This lights even more of a fire under Desna to get Uncle Daddy quickly paid off, so they can say good riddance to him forever. The plan they concoct half works but they are still $15,000.00 short. Y’all gone need to sell a hell of a lot of pills to make up the difference. They get an emergency call from, PAUSE, I don’t even know what to call her because you not gone tell me this black child belongs to Jenn and Bryce. No. Nah. Nope. Who the daddy? Who is this child? Where did Jenny not from the Block find her? I digress. I can’t answer any of these questions but the child calls Jenn and says Bryce done misplaced his marbles and everybody is panicked. DAMNIT BRYCE KEEP IT TOGETHER. But when they arrive Bryce is covered in blood and tells them how Uncle Daddy had him help chop of the body of the guy from Tiddies Industry into pieces to dispose of him. Bryce, we told you to stay in yo lane and yet here we are.
This is as good of time as ever to brainstorm about getting more money and they ultimately decide to go steal some customers from another clinic. They got our girl Miss Ann dressed like a big as percocet. What’s wrong with them? Every body is all set to meet up tomorrow, EXCEPT Miss Polly Pocket. Girlfriend done had her a tennis date with Sally Bates and now she is smelling herself. Apparently, she’s too good to go with Desna and the crew to try and get these clients. She has champagne dreams with budweiser money and she wants OUT the ‘ghetto’, through Sally. She opts to go with Sally rather than help our her girls. Side eyeing the hell out of you Polly Pocket, I expected better. But it all comes crumbling down beautifully around Polly Pocket during an outdoor massage when her court ordered ankle jewelry starts to beep uncontrollably. Sally discovers she’s a fraud and of course Polly goes running back to Desna.
Because our girls are usually good for one well thought out idea, they show up at Sally Bates’ mansion after she disses Little Polly Pocket and she’s in full on dominatrix attire, straddling a strange man. They record her outstanding performance, applaud then inform her they need 15 grand from to keep her tape under wraps. Ooops. I mean Sally seems to have conned so many old men, she got it. Yes, ladies.
As the episode comes to a close, Desna finds out that Bryce thinks he’s figured out who the the real murderer is; he thinks its Dr. Ken. I swear Bryce don’t have good sense. Not only does he think he’s figured it out, but he’s determined he’s going to handle it himself, HOW SWAY? And where is Dr. Ken you ask? Oh he’s just being a good ole f***boi, drunk and showing up at his ex-wife wedding. Y’all Ken a grade A a**hole. Somebody come get them all. Desna finds out where Bryce is headed and makes a mad dash to try and intervene before Bryce really does something stupid(er)(est) (more stupid) (most stupid)? Just stupid. Sadly, though Desna doesn’t make it in time and Dr. Ken is kidnapped by Bryce. Does Bryce really have it in him to kill Dr. Ken? We will have to wait until next week to find out y’all.
A few quick end points:
Polly is really struggling with re-entry. We only on episode 4 and girlfriend said she burned through all her batteries
Miss Ann have more hairstyles than a model in a Bonner Brother’s hair show.
Dean has developed a little crush on Virginia. He so cute. Not Virginia though *side eye*
Uncle Daddy has a boy toy….
What y’all think about this week’s show? See you next week!
Ashley is a lawyer by day and a television, social media enthusiast by night. Catch her on twitter spreading black girl magic.