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The Suicide Squad

Ok so last night season 2 premiered FINALLY!! It was a good start to what seems like another great season. So what happened last night?

Rosalee kept her word and has gone back to free countless other slaves. Good on you, Rosalee! She has help form the one and only Harriet Tubman this season. Speaking of this duo, I can not wait to use the line Harriet laid on the slave catchers in real life. The one that went, “$10 or 2 bullets, your choice.” LMAO! Next time someone can’t make a decision, i’ll be ready! They make a badass duo and I love it!

John and Elizabeth are still down and fighting the good fight. Elizabeth has even found a group of other white women who feel the same way she does! And they are all learning how to shoot a gun! Yay! They will no longer be defenseless. Poor John though. Based on the preview for next week’s episode he’s going to get his wig split. ¡Por Dios! Why though? Or at least why so early into the season? It’s not surprising, because we all know him and Elizabeth were bound to get their issue at some point, but damn! Hopefully by some miracle he isn’t dead. Maybe Rosalee actually picked up some life saving skills at the hospital in between her medicine cabinet raids.

Now lets talk about Ernestine. She’s got it pretty rough now. Out in the field slaving away. And what is she sniffing on? I immediately thought of turpentine for some reason but I doubt that’s what it is. Whatever it is, it’s clearly some type of drug that she shouldn’t be messing with. Bet that’s why she’s seeing Perly Mae all the time. I hope the ghost of Pearly Mae is out to help her. Scare her straight, because if not, she needs to cross on over and take her rest. Leave Ernestine alone! Yeah she killed you, but you would have done the same for Boo. Charge it to the game. Ernestine is all messed up. Out here shacking up with Terrance Wall! Girl, if he doesn’t kill you, Jelena will! (How many hit the floor fans out there? LMAO).

Poor Noah. Got caught up and can’t seem to get loose. He almost had it this time too. But then had to go and get yanked out the back of the wagon. I was hoping when they cut to the scene of him in the back his captors wagon, it would have been one of the people who are on Rosalee’s team but nope. Just a regular old slave catcher. Le Sigh.

Where is Boo? Elizabeth went through a lot to keep her. I hope she still has her and she reappears on the next episode.

I’m excited for this season!

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The Amazing Race: Underground Edition

 

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So Underground finally burst onto the scene a few weeks ago after much anticipation. It was received well by viewers (stellar ratings). I planned on peeping the series 70% because Jurnee Smollett-Bell was in it, and 30% because it was about the underground railroad. Whatever my reasoning, I’m glad i watched it because this show BANGS!!

Ok, so if you don’t know (which i don’t understand how you couldn’t based on the name and imagery), this show is about slaves on a plantation that are determined to escape enslavement. There are quite a few main characters, but i’m lazy so I will run down the ones who are clearly the front runners of the show (not to discredit the others).

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Rosalee – Rosalee (Jurnee) is a quiet natured house slave. Keeps to herself and doesn’t cause any trouble. Appears to have no friends other than her two brothers and mother. Disliked by the field slaves, probably because she’s light skin and works in the house. Don’t know why the other house slaves aren’t that friendly with her. Maybe they addressed that and I missed it. No se.

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Ernestine – Rosalee’s mother. Always knows more than she lets on. Very smart. And as of last night, we found out that she is also cut throat and will do anything to protect her kids.

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Noah – Noah is a PYT that works in the fields. He’s very determined and a rebel rouser. He is the one who talked the others on the plantation into running. Seems like he is well liked and respected amongst the other slaves.

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Cato – He’s a straight Desert Rat BASTARD! He’s the overseer and he lets his position go to his head! Uncle Rukus has nothing on him! Bueno para nada. He does, however, do one good thing. And that was filling his canteen with gas and letting it leak all through the cotton fields, only to later set it ablaze which helped him and 4 others escape. But then, FF to last night’s episode and he’s back to being a sack of shit (RIP Zeke).

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August – Detective Stabler is out here catching runaway slaves, y’all.  He broke my heart. My only hope is that Olivia never finds out :(.

Ok, so initially the squad had a semi plan to run. But then Rosalee ended up killing I think his name was Bill or I don’t give a damn! He tried to push up on her and of course thought  he was entitled to do whatever he pleased, but Rosalee said, No siry bob! And shoved a broken bottle in his chest. Ouch! Well of course she had to run now! White man’s blood on a slave’s hands?! No good can come from that even though it was justified AF! Noah just so happens to be passing the cabin right as Rosalee is fleeing the scene. And since he’s secretly in love with her, he runs with her, abandoning the others. Not intentionally though. He plans to go back for them. Well they get off the plantation and hide in the woods. Then Noah tells Rosalee he has to go back for the others. How noble of you, Noah!

Well half way back to the plantation, he runs into the rest of his crew! Thanks to Cato’s burn-down-the-cotton-field plan, they got the chance to escape! Poor Pearly Mae sacrificed herself though so that Moses and her little girl boo could make a run for it :(.

Well the ashes have settled and massa realized that 7 of his slaves went ghost. Now the crew has like every slave tracker on this side of the Mason/Dixon after them because massa put a $1,000 bounty out on EACH of their heads, DEAD OR ALIVE! That’s a $7,000 come up! The trackers and everyone else are practically foaming at the mouth now.

The group go to the house of the white guy who has a cart full of junk he goes around selling. He helped Noah once so they figured he would help them again. They need directions to the train station so they can hitch a ride to Atlanta. Well the trackers catch up to them and shoot up the house trying to flush them out. Then the guy starts shooting at them too because he knows how much they’re worth! By the grace of our lord and savior, Jesus Christ, they manage to escape with minor injuries (Moses was shot in the arm).

Rosalee wanders through the woods looking for some plant she saw earlier that would help clean Moses’ wounds. Well she happens upon Stabler. Of course he acts like he’s a good person and offers advice for a path to take because he knows she’s running. Then she gives up all the goods on their plan. She only realizes he’s a snake in the grass when she sees his son come around the corner. She remembered that the little boy was the one who fired the first shot at the house not even 30 minutes prior! Stabler knows he’s been compromised and at that exact moment, Rosalee literally ran for her life and evaded capture.

Well the gang is rolling like a michelin now. Trackers not far behind. Then they split up. Zeke and Cato end up together so guess what?! Cato shoots Zeke in the leg and runs off leaving him to be caught by the trackers, thus giving him the chance to put more distance between himself and the trackers. ¡Desgraciado!

Zeke fights till the bitter end! He refuses to be captured. He takes an axe to the back and 2 bullets to the chest, but he still manages to kill 3 of the trackers before succumbing to his injuries.

The runways all meet back up and Cato spews bullshit on what happened to Zeke. Noah is giving him level 15 side eye, so that lets us know Noah already knows it’s Cato’s fault.

Well, I can’t wait to see what happens on next week’s episode!