Original air date: 08/28/2019 Runtime: 42:34 min. David meets with Dr. Bree, the county-approved clinical psychiatrist. David walks Dr. Bree through his last 24 hours, with his imagined alter egos sitting behind him, revealing his true feelings. He starts his story in Dr. Woods-Trap’s class who assigned Seren to be David’s project partner. They enter Seren’s home in the suburbs, where David sees that Seren is fearful of his mother. David and Seren chat about girls, their biological fathers, and compare their parents’ styles of discipline. Meanwhile, at The Ville, Ms. Elijah watches as Shinobi and Raynan are arrested. The next day at school, David gives a presentation about his mom and 17-year-old Gloria appears through a flashback confronting David’s father, who denies paternity. Enraged, Gloria insists that she will raise David herself. When David finishes recounting his day to Dr. Bree, she inquires as to why David didn’t choose to focus on his late friend Sky instead. David’s answer reveals more about his relationship with Sky.
Original air date: 09/04/2019 Runtime: 42:36 min. Told through her daydreams and the stark contrast of reality, we learn more about Gloria’s past and difficult present. After calculating her budget in hopes of moving closer to David’s dream school, Gloria asks Jay about a new position at the diner. Jay reminds her of her past and touches her inappropriately. While disentangling from his grasp, she hurts herself. When she later offers a patron free dessert, Jay fires her. Soon after, Gloria enters a pharmacy for pain medication, but she averts temptation and instead selects medicated patches. When she finally arrives at The Ville, she encounters the building manager, who is complaining about JG’s burned, soiled sheets in the laundry room. Though Gloria is angry with David about keeping JG’s issue a secret, she realizes that she puts too much responsibility on him. Meanwhile, David encounters Raynan, who reminds him that his involvement in the drug operation is not a choice. Finally, Ms. Elijah asks Gloria to join her at the ball.
Original air date: 09/11/2019 Runtime: 42:22 min. Marissa and David get ready for school at their respective homes. Marissa dresses the way her mother forces her and David and JG find their mother Gloria in an overly positive state. At school, David asks Marissa to the school dance, but she declines and asks Seren instead. David has another session with Dr. Bree, who offers David a prescription for sleep medication.
Original air date: 09/18/2019 Runtime: 41:16 min. We see a pre-Ville Raynan at an upper-class high school. Following Sky’s death, any semblance of Raynan’s preppy self is gone. He is no longer an outsider at The Ville, but rather its center of gravity. Gloria arrives at the unemployment office, but she is turned away because she doesn’t have a Social Security card. Upon arriving home, Raynan gives her something to help with her hip pain. Later, JG sells his sneakers to help pay the rent but when the money disappears, Gloria is back to square one. She later sells the drugs provided by Raynan to a fellow addict for rent money. To help with his family’s financial issues, David visits Dr. Bree and steals his prescription pad as a means of obtaining drugs to sell.
Original air date: 10/16/2019 Runtime: 44:37 min. After a visit from Shinobi, a fight with Raynan and a tender moment with David, more is revealed about how Sky died; David appeals to Mx. Elijah for help in exiting the drug operation; Tio Teo demands the truth about Desmond and David from Raynan.