Queen Sugar

Queen Sugar

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Queen Sugar returns for its second season, as the Bordelon siblings move forward after their father’s unexpected passing. Charley relocates to Saint Josephine, Louisiana, and fights to regain her independence while rebuilding her relationships with her siblings. Ralph Angel struggles in the eyes of his family, and Nova’s activism creates issues. Together, they must learn to rely on one another.
Queen Sugar returns for its second season, as the Bordelon siblings move forward after their father’s unexpected passing. Charley relocates to Saint Josephine, Louisiana, and fights to regain her independence while rebuilding her relationships with her siblings. Ralph Angel struggles in the eyes of his family, and Nova’s activism creates issues. Together, they must learn to rely on one another.

Season 2 (16 episodes)

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  • 1. After The Winter

    Original air date: 06/20/2017 Runtime: 43:06 min.

    Original air date: 06/20/2017 Runtime: 43:06 min. Charley’s business loan is contingent on her relationship with Davis, Micah has a jarring encounter with a cop, and Nova seeks comfort in other companions.

  • 2. To Usward

    Original air date: 06/21/2017 Runtime: 41:27 min.

    Original air date: 06/21/2017 Runtime: 41:27 min. Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) turns to Remy (Dondré T. Whitfield) for help with his business idea, and he offers encouraging advice for obtaining the capital he needs. Charley enters her final divorce mediation with Davis (Timon Kyle Durrett), where she’s blindsided with his last-minute request. She turns to Remy for comfort, who advises Charley to properly mourn the loss of her marriage. Nova (Rutina Wesley) tries to raise awareness for those wrongfully imprisoned at a fundraiser where she sees Micah (Nicholas L. Ashe), who is still processing his recent incarceration. Meanwhile, Aunt Violet (Tina Lifford) learns that Hollywood (Omar J. Dorsey) might have been involved in a life-threatening accident.

  • 3. What Do I Care for Morning

    Original air date: 06/28/2017 Runtime: 43:05 min.

    Original air date: 06/28/2017 Runtime: 43:05 min. Micah (Nicholas L. Ashe) finds solace at Nova’s place following his jarring encounter with a police officer, and Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) confronts Davis (Timon Kyle Durrett) about their custody arrangement. Meanwhile, Micah reveals his feelings to Keke (Tanyell Waivers) for the first time. Violet (Tina Lifford) and Hollywood (Omar J. Dorsey) enjoy their romantic reunion, but their time together might be short-lived. Nova is invited to participate in a symposium where she meets someone who challenges her during a healthy debate. Ralph Angel confronts Jacob Boudreaux (Lea Coco) about spying on his property and Boudreaux retaliates with a veiled threat. Later, their land is invaded by trespassers and Charley and Ralph Angel finally join forces.

  • 4. My Soul's High Song

    Original air date: 07/05/2017 Runtime: 43:07 min.

    Original air date: 07/05/2017 Runtime: 43:07 min. Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) searches for a more permanent home for her and Micah (Nicholas L. Ashe), which becomes especially important after a family argument escalates between Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) and Micah. When Remy (Dondré T. Whitfield) later helps Charley with her home search, he questions her lifestyle and the message that a lavish new home would send to the farmers. Meanwhile, Nova’s (Rutina Wesley) new editor encourages her to take a more positive approach to her stories. Plus, Hollywood (Omar J. Dorsey) adjusts to his new, domestic life and encourages Violet (Tina Lifford) to pursue her dreams. Later, everyone comes together to combat a whitefly infestation, but Darla’s (Bianca Lawson) decision to disobey her boss to help Ralph Angel has unexpected consequences.

  • 5. Caroling Dusk

    Original air date: 07/12/2017 Runtime: 43:03 min.

    Original air date: 07/12/2017 Runtime: 43:03 min. Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) schedules an appointment with a family therapist, but when Micah (Nicholas L. Ashe) doesn’t show, Charley’s own issues come to light. Nova (Rutina Wesley) and Micah work together at Habitat for Humanity where Nova is surprised to see Dr. Robert Dubois (Alimi Ballard). When Davis (Timon Kyle Durrett) arrives to pick up Micah, he is intrigued by a singer who is there to draw attention to the cause. Meanwhile, Davis finally answers some of Micah’s questions, and Hollywood (Omar J. Dorsey) encourages Violet (Tina Lifford) to start her own baking business. Later, Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) tries to fix a rash decision made by Darla (Bianca Lawson), which has unforeseen consequences. Finally, Darla secures an unexpected job.

  • 6. Line of Our Elders

    Original air date: 07/19/2017 Runtime: 43:05 min.

    Original air date: 07/19/2017 Runtime: 43:05 min. The Bordelon siblings place a plaque with their father’s name at the Mausoleum in the graveyard and Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) welcomes an unexpected visitor. Charley also celebrates the opening of the Queen Sugar mill, but her triumphant moment is disrupted by machinery issues. The moment inspires Charley and Nova to share their regrets. Charley later asks a reporter to keep the mill issue off the record in exchange for an exclusive on her divorce from Davis (Timon Kyle Durrett). Meanwhile, Nova is shocked to discover that her father hid a second job. Finally, Ralph Angel’s run-in with a cashier he once robbed pushes him to confess a huge secret to his family.

  • 7. I Know My Soul

    Original air date: 07/26/2017 Runtime: 43:06 min.

    Original air date: 07/26/2017 Runtime: 43:06 min. Ralph Angel’s (Kofi Siriboe) confession continues to cause unrest among his family, as the siblings question their father’s intentions. Ralph Angel suggests that Nova only sees his mistakes, which runs contrary to her activism. During the heated family exchange, Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) asks Darla (Bianca Lawson) to prepare a contract for a local farmer, but Ralph Angel insists that she stay for emotional support. Darla resents Ralph Angel’s request, as she previously lost a job to help him. As the conversation continues, Charley tells Violet (Tina Lifford) she feels betrayed by her favoritism toward Ralph Angel. Later, Nova’s research about the title to her father’s land reveals something surprising about Violet’s past. Meanwhile, Charley tells Davis (Timon Kyle Durrett) about her plans to publicly reveal their divorce in an interview, and he insists on a joint statement. Ultimately, a conversation with Remy (Dondré T. Whitfield) inspires Charley to finally provide an authentic interview to the reporter.

  • 8. Freedom's Plow

    Original air date: 08/02/2017 Runtime: 43:06 min.

    Original air date: 08/02/2017 Runtime: 43:06 min. Nova (Rutina Wesley) returns to Atlanta to visit Dr. Robert Dubois (Alimi Ballard), where they attend a dinner party, which doesn’t go as planned when Nova clashes with Robert’s friend. Charley’s (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) authentic magazine interview finally gets published and Remy (Dondré T. Whitfield) expresses that the farmers have questions about some of what they read. Charley attends a potluck to address their concerns. She then uses the opportunity to tell Remy how she feels. Charley also talks to Darla (Bianca Lawson) about withholding information in her father’s will. Later, Micah (Nicholas L. Ashe) sees Davis (Timon Kyle Durrett) on a date, which leads to an honest conversation about Micah’s resentment. The exchange opens the door for Micah to finally reveal the details of his traumatizing encounter with a police officer. Finally, Violet has a health issue and Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) and Darla (Bianca Lawson) take a big step.

  • 9. Yet Do I Marvel

    Original air date: 10/03/2017 Runtime: 43:05 min.

    Original air date: 10/03/2017 Runtime: 43:05 min. Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) and Darla (Bianca Lawson) enjoy their new engagement, but it serves as a sad reminder that Darla is estranged from her own family. Violet (Tina Lifford) later brings everyone together for an engagement party, which inspires Darla to reach out to her family. Violet remains in denial about her condition despite her physical symptoms worsening, and Hollywood (Omar J. Dorsey) considers a new job. Nova has doubts about her front-page Zika story when it causes concern in the community, but she later receives a surprising donation. Charley’s mother, Lorna Prescott (Sharon Lawrence), makes an unexpected visit and expresses concern over Charley’s lifestyle. Micah tells Charley what happened with the police offer, which allows him to finally come to terms with his emotions. The experience forces Charley to question her parenting, and when she shares her doubts with her mother, their intense conversation shines a light on Charley’s issues surrounding her own upbringing.

  • 10. Drums at Dusk

    Original air date: 10/04/2017 Runtime: 43:06 min.

    Original air date: 10/04/2017 Runtime: 43:06 min. Violet (Tina Lifford) suggests that Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe), and Darla (Bianca Lawson) attend pre-marital counseling, but he resists. Darla seconds Violet’s suggestion when an unexpected proposition convinces her that Ralph Angel is still punishing her for her past. Meanwhile, Nova’s (Rutina Wesley) relationship with Robert Dubois (Alimi Ballard) deepens as she begins to open up. Violet encounters Charley’s mother Lorna (Sharon Lawrence) at Charley’s office, which gives rise to old issues. Charley’s mother later encourages Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) to reach across the color divide following a frustrating meeting at the St. Josephine Sugarcane Society. Finally, Micah (Nicholas L. Ashe) shares his darkest secret with Keke (Tanyell Waivers), and Violet sees a doctor for her recurring symptoms.

  • 11. Fruit of The Flower

    Original air date: 10/11/2017 Runtime: 43:06 min.

    Original air date: 10/11/2017 Runtime: 43:06 min. Nova (Rutina Wesley) prepares for her first national television interview with Robert (Alimi Ballard), and Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) encourages her to be cautious about mixing romance with her career. Nova heeds the advice, which takes Robert aback. Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) and Darla (Bianca Lawson) attend pre-marital counseling, where they discuss their expectations of marriage. Lorna (Sharon Lawrence) and Charley have different opinions about Charley’s plans for a harvest festival. Meanwhile, Hollywood (Omar J. Dorsey) befriends a member of his crew, but Violet’s (Tina Lifford) cold greeting leads to a deeper conversation about race. Later, Ralph Angel takes a class with Remy (Dondré T. Whitfield), but he’s determined to quit when he feels humiliated. Nova finally confronts Lorna about breaking up her family, which results in a shocking revelation that changes Nova’s perception of her current relationship with Robert.

  • 12. Live in the All Along

    Original air date: 10/18/2017 Runtime: 42:58 min.

    Original air date: 10/18/2017 Runtime: 42:58 min. Nova (Rutina Wesley) and Robert’s (Alimi Ballard) relationship takes an unexpected turn during an on-air interview, which leaves Nova feeling disrespected. Darla (Bianca Lawson) and Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) have different visions of their wedding, which is impacted by Darla’s relationship with her parents. Though Ralph Angel and Violet (Tina Lifford) encourage her to change her mind, Ralph Angel hits a financial setback upon learning the farm did not profit. Meanwhile, Davis (Timon Durrett) visits a doctor about his hand, and he’s alarmed by the prognosis. He later encounters Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner), whose plans for her harvest festival have been disrupted. With Davis’ encouragement, she turns things around. Charley later discovers Davis’ new relationship, and in turn Davis realizes she’s moved on with Remy (Dondré T. Whitfield). Finally, Davis offers Charley a sincere apology.

  • 13. Heritage

    Original air date: 10/25/2017 Runtime: 43:06 min.

    Original air date: 10/25/2017 Runtime: 43:06 min. Remy (Dondré T. Whitfield) and Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) celebrate their successful harvest festival over dinner where they discover they might have different visions of their relationship. Nova (Rutina Wesley) unexpectedly sees Calvin (Greg Vaughan) at a café and when the two later meet, they finally face the harsh reality of an impossible future. Violet (Tina Lifford) receives a life changing diagnosis, which leads her canceling her plans to host a dinner for Darla’s (Bianca Lawson) parents. Charley steps in to help, and Darla feels like a member of the Bordelon family for the first time. At dinner, Darla’s parents express praise for Nova and Charley, leaving her feeling slighted. Later, Darla and her mother discuss where they stand. Finally, with Darla’s promise to make amends, Darla reveals a devastating secret to Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe).

  • 14. On These I Stand

    Original air date: 11/01/2017 Runtime: 42:09 min.

    Original air date: 11/01/2017 Runtime: 42:09 min. Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) is left devastated by Darla’s (Bianca Lawson) news. Her mother offers comfort by admitting to her own mistakes. Meanwhile, two farmers visit Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner), where they reveal the Landrys have threatened to pull their leases if they continue to mill with her. She then calls a local farmer, but when he makes his romantic intentions clear during their business meeting, she becomes unsettled. She and Micah (Nicholas L. Ashe) have a heart-to-heart where Micah reveals his objection over a Confederate General’s sword on display at his school. Later, a local activist pushes Nova (Rutina Wesley) to join the task force in deciding how a block grant is spent, but she resists. After their conversation, she attends a party where an acquaintance objects to her method of activism. Finally, Violet (Tina Lifford) tells Hollywood (Omar Dorsey) her diagnosis, and he is determined to help.

  • 15. Copper Sun

    Original air date: 11/08/2017 Runtime: 41:44 min.

    Original air date: 11/08/2017 Runtime: 41:44 min. Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) reveals Darla’s secret (Bianca Lawson) to his family, and upon hearing the news, Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) ends her employment. Meanwhile, Micah (Nicholas L. Ashe) takes action against his school by placing an open letter to the Administration on every student’s locker. The school complies with his request, but they still issue a suspension. Hollywood (Omar J. Dorsey) promises to use the potential money from his class-action lawsuit to fulfill Violet’s (Tina Lifford) wish list. Charley and Remy (Dondré T. Whitfield) get an unexpected visit from Jacob Boudreaux (Lea Coco) and they have a heated exchange about Charley poaching his farmers. Surprisingly, he suggests they form a partnership. Nova (Rutina Wesley) is shocked to learn that someone is pitching an article about the internal problems at Charley’s mill. Charley agrees to publicly set the record straight, but first she goes directly to the source. Upon entering the Boudreaux Mill, Jacob says he’s been expecting her.

  • 16. Dream Variations

    Original air date: 11/15/2017 Runtime: 65:09 min.

    Original air date: 11/15/2017 Runtime: 65:09 min. Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) and Jacob Boudreaux (Lea Coco) face off over the false rumors he’s been spreading about her mill. Black farmers celebrate Ralph Angel’s (Kofi Siriboe) accomplishments on the last day of his first harvest, but his day is disrupted when a farmer reveals she must take her cane elsewhere due to concern about Charley’s mill. Other farmers follow suit, which jeopardizes Charley’s business. Meanwhile, Hollywood (Omar J. Dorsey) receives a large settlement, and in the midst of his excitement, he proposes to Violet (Tina Lifford). Nova (Rutina Wesley) throws them an engagement party where she shares an unexpected, charged moment with Remy (Dondré T. Whitfield). Charley devises a shocking solution for her mill issues that puts her relationship with Remy in jeopardy. Finally, Darla (Bianca Lawson) begs for Ralph Angel’s forgiveness, and he makes a decision about their relationship and his connection to Blue (Ethan Hutchison).