Original air date: 05/29/2018 Runtime: 42:31 min. Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) finally learns the truth about his biological connection to Blue (Ethan Hutchison). Elsewhere, Violet (Tina Lifford) and Hollywood (Omar J. Dorsey) return home from Venice, Italy. Nova (Rutina Wesley) meets with book executives who are interested in her work, and Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) meets with Sam Landry (David Jensen) to solidify their new partnership. After their meeting, Charley exposes her hidden plan for Landry Enterprises to Ralph Angel. Later, everyone arrives at Collings High School to root for the St. Jo team, where things take an unexpected turn when four teenagers take a knee in silent protest. Micah is captivated by the teen protesters. Later in the evening, Charley makes a startling discovery about Officer Orson, the cop who traumatized Micah. The following day, Nova meets with the teen protesters to hear their story.
Original air date: 05/30/2018 Runtime: 41:53 min. Violet (Tina Lifford) receives a business proposition that she cannot refuse though she is faced with significant setbacks in finding a location to bake her pies. Meanwhile, Nova’s (Rutina Wesley) article on the teen protesters does not reflect her true work, and when she confronts her editor, his response forces her to evaluate the next steps of her career. Elsewhere, Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) remains focused on carrying out her original plan for Landry Enterprises, despite pushback from Remy (Dondré T. Whitfield). Ralph Angel’s (Kofi Siriboe) issues with Blue’s (Ethan Hutchison) behavior reach a boiling point. And finally, Micah (Nicholas L. Ashe) makes a heartfelt plea to transfer schools, and he is later flooded with emotions when the officer who arrested him is exposed.
Original air date: 06/06/2018 Runtime: 42:29 min. Micah (Nicholas L. Ashe) starts his new school with excitement, where he befriends the teen protestors from the basketball game. Meanwhile, Nova’s (Rutina Wesley) editor reveals that she needs new material for her book. Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) meets with a potential new employee who was referred by his parole officer. In the evening, Blue (Ethan Hutchison) walks in on Ralph Angel while he’s spending time with a female guest, and Ralph Angel is flooded with guilt. Elsewhere, Hollywood and Violet attend Hollywood’s reunion together, where someone from Hollywood’s past insults Violet. Later, Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) tells Nova about her plan to topple Sam Landry’s (David Jensen) empire, and Nova strongly disapproves. Micah overhears the conversation and while discussing it with Nova, she extends comfort. Finally, Darla (Bianca Lawson) returns.
Original air date: 06/13/2018 Runtime: 41:04 min. Darla reveals her plans to stay for good, and her words hurt Ralph Angel deeply. Meanwhile, Charley discovers Prosper Denton’s eviction notice from Landry Enterprises, and she confronts Jacob Boudreaux. Charley then meets with a private investigator to find more information on the Landry and Boudreaux families. Elsewhere, Violet’s cooking schedule gets unexpectedly derailed, and Violet explains her desire to remain independent to Hollywood. Nova visits Remy and his students on the farm where she shares something personal. Later, Davis reveals a hidden secret to Micah, and the family gathers to honor Ernest Bordelon and celebrate Blue’s birthday.
Original air date: 06/20/2018 Runtime: 41:02 min. Remy (Dondré T. Whitfield) invites Nova (Rutina Wesley) fishing, where he shares stories about Nova’s parents. As the sun sets, Nova and Remy act on their romantic feelings. Meanwhile, Violet (Tina Lifford) continues to struggle with her lupus diagnosis, and Ralph Angel bonds with his boss’s daughter over dinner. Later, Ralph Angel extends Benny a generous offer. Elsewhere, Davis (Timon Kyle Durrett) discloses his secret to Charley, and Charley turns to Jacob for distraction. Micah and his new friends from school visit a plantation where they have a heated exchange with a plantation guide in a period costume, causing Ant to confess a secret to Micah. Finally, during a heartbreaking conversation, Darla (Bianca Lawson) and Ralph Angel clarify their relationship to Blue (Ethan Hutchison).
Original air date: 06/27/2018 Runtime: 42:24 min. Remy (Dondré T. Whitfield) and Nova (Rutina Wesley) come face-to-face following their shared kiss, and her feelings leave her more conflicted than ever. Nova and Violet (Tina Lifford) discuss Violet’s struggle with balancing her personal and professional life, and things get even more complicated when Violet receives a new business proposal. Blue (Ethan Hutchison) reveals the true source of his issues at school to Darla (Bianca Lawson), who offers reassurance. Elsewhere, Micah (Nicholas L. Ashe) has issues with students at school, and Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) discovers something suspicious about Jacob Boudreaux (Lea Coco). Meanwhile, Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) and Trinh finally go on their date. Finally, Micah and Charley form a united front as she throws purge-worthy items into a fire pit.
Original air date: 07/11/2018 Runtime: 42:36 min. Violet (Tina Lifford) celebrates her 60th birthday at Ralph Angel’s (Kofi Siriboe) house, where Hollywood’s (Omar J. Dorsey) mother reveals her concerns about his relationship with Violet. Later, Violet makes a big concession. Ralph Angel brings Trinh to the party, but when Darla sees him with Trinh and Blue (Ethan Hutchison) at the grocery store, she asks for a custody schedule the following day. Meanwhile, Micah (Nicholas L. Ashe) and Keke (Tanyell Waivers) explore their chemistry at the party, and Nova (Rutina Wesley) and Remy (Dondré T. Whitfield) grow closer. Later, Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) clarifies her romantic intentions to Jacob Boudreaux (Lea Coco), and she then goes on a date with Romero. Elsewhere, Violet discovers that Jarrett Rawlings wants more of the business than she had anticipated, and Nova learns new information about her father. Finally, Charley learns about the Landry’s true plan for the land, and the entire Bordelon family is left devastated.
Original air date: 07/18/2018 Runtime: 36:52 min. The Bordelon family reels over the Landrys’ unnerving plan. Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) asks Nova (Rutina Wesley) about her personal life, but Nova is not yet ready to reveal her relationship with Remy (Dondré T. Whitfield). Later, Charley invites Prosper to live in her home, and Nova discovers disturbing information about Sam Landry’s (David Jensen) connection to the EPA. Elsewhere, Nova’s book editor encourages her to tell a more personal story, and Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) visits Darla’s (Bianca Lawson) apartment to arrange Blue’s (Ethan Hutchison) custody schedule. Meanwhile, Micah (Nicholas L. Ashe), Asha, Ant, Malik, and KJ come up with a new protest idea. Elsewhere, Violet’s (Tina Lifford) health issues get in the way of her business pitch, and she fears that her partnership with Jarrett Rawlings might be in jeopardy. Finally, Charley threatens the Landry Enterprises board, but Sam Landry’s (David Jensen) response leaves her outmaneuvered.
Original air date: 07/25/2018 Runtime: 41:06 min. Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) meets with Francis and Jacob Boudreaux (Lea Coco), who express interest in joining the fight against Sam Landry. Nova (Rutina Wesley) is made an offer she cannot refuse. Jarrett Rawlings talks to Violet (Tina Lifford) about her lupus diagnosis and later, Violet encourages Hollywood (Omar J. Dorsey) to explore his own dreams. Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) and Trinh go on a date, but their plans for the future are sidelined when Ralph Angel receives custody paperwork from Darla (Bianca Lawson). Micah (Nicholas L. Ashe), Asha, Ant, KJ, and Malik almost fully execute their plan at Sweetbay Plantation, but when things go wrong, they’re left to wrestle with the aftermath. Nova finally tells Charley the truth about Remy (Dondré T. Whitfield), and later that evening, Remy also talks to Charley about their relationship. Charley then makes her feelings about Remy’s character very clear.
Original air date: 08/01/2018 Runtime: 42:37 min. Violet (Tina Lifford) happens upon Nova’s (Rutina Wesley) article about Ernest, and she confronts Nova about disrespecting the family. Their conversation resonates with Nova. When Violet discusses the issue with Hollywood (Omar J. Dorsey), he confesses something has been troubling him. Ralph Angel receives a visit from the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS), which could affect his parole. Violet takes matters into her own hands during a heated conversation with Darla’s (Bianca Lawson) mother about the call to DCFS. Later that evening, Ralph Angel tells Blue (Ethan Hutchison) the truth about his past. Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) uses damning information about Colton Landry as leverage for her fight against Landry Enterprises. Elsewhere, Ant is arrested for what happened at the Sweetbay Plantation and Micah (Nicholas L. Ashe) confesses to Keke (Tanyell Waivers), who expresses her upset. Finally, Nova and Remy (Dondré T. Whitfield) decide their future.
Original air date: 08/08/2018 Runtime: 42:03 min. While undergoing mediation, Darla (Bianca Lawson) comes to Ralph Angel’s (Kofi Siriboe) defense, reclaiming her independence from her mother. Nova (Rutina Wesley) decides to include more personal information in her book, which leads her to make a confession to Too Sweet. Meanwhile, Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) confronts Micah (Nicholas L. Ashe) about the fire, and Micah turns to Nova for comfort. Micah, Asha, KJ, and Malik later discover how Ant got caught. While discussing the issue with Davis (Timon Kyle Durrett), Charley and Davis share an unexpected moment. Elsewhere, the plan for the prison reach the town, and at the Landry Enterprises board meeting, it’s revealed that the vote has already taken place. With only the Parish Council vote left, the prospects look grim
Original air date: 08/15/2018 Runtime: 42:35 min. Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) finally confesses to Prosper Denton (Henry G. Sanders) that she sold Queen Sugar to the Landrys and despite her explanation, he objects. Meanwhile, when Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) and Darla (Bianca Lawson) form a united front to teach Blue (Ethan Hutchison) how to ride a bicycle, they finally find some peace. Elsewhere, Micah (Nicholas L. Ashe) expresses his regret to Ant, and Ant has a surprising response. While going over her wedding seating chart, Violet notices the tension between Charley and Nova (Rutina Wesley). Nova then reveals the end to her romance with Remy (Dondré T. Whitfield), and Violet expresses her disappointment. Later at the Fellowship Hall, Violet’s busy schedule lands her in the ER, and she finally reveals her lupus diagnosis to the family. Finally, the Council makes a decision about the correctional facility, and Micah remains fiercely determined to make a change.