Original air date: 06/12/2019 Runtime: 42:38 min. Ralph Angel receives word that his parole has finally concluded, and he feels victorious. Meanwhile, Charley and Romero enjoy a vacation together. Everyone ultimately comes together for the grand opening of Vi’s Prized Pies & Diner. During the celebration, Frances Boudreaux reveals something surprising to Charley, and Darla asks a favor from Ralph Angel. Ralph Angel sees his former parole officer with an old friend who has an idea to give back to the community. The following day, Nova delivers her manuscript to her family. Charley finally reads the manuscript, and she frantically calls Ralph Angel to keep him from doing the same. Similarly, Hollywood attempts to keep the manuscript from Violet. Nova searches for peace by visiting her father’s grave.
Original air date: 06/19/2019 Runtime: 42:36 min. Ralph Angel is emotionally devastated after reading Nova’s book, and when he goes to her house to voice his outrage, he draws a line in the sand. Meanwhile, Charley meets Micah at the airport and she finds it difficult to process is noticeably different style. Elsewhere, Ralph Angel enjoys a playdate with Deesha, and Darla enjoys a coffee date with Leo St. Clair. Later, while walking with Keke at a tailgate party, Micah’s shoulder is bumped by a white teenager who insults his appearance, and a fight ensues, much to Keke’s dismay. Micah seeks out Nova, who encourages him to disrupt the system without using violence. When he finally arrives home, he says something crushing to Charley. Charley then goes to Nova’s home and pleads for her to stop publication of the book. Finally, a Mystery Man arrives in St. Josephine, and his identity is revealed.
Original air date: 07/03/2019 Runtime: 42:39 min. Nova remains estranged from her family; Charley learns more about the Landrys' plans; Ralph Angel launches a reentry program; Charley and Romero start their makeshift clinic; Nova reveals a disturbing family secret at her book launch.
Original air date: 07/10/2019 Runtime: 42:31 min. Prosper and Violet reminisce about a deceased friend, just as Remy arrives at the diner. Remy explains that he plans to leave town, as he’d like a fresh start following his wife’s passing and his complicated relationships with both Charley Nova. Meanwhile, Nova’s book affects Davis’s job and he turns to Charley for advice. When Nova arrives at the New York City library for the first stop on her book tour, she encounters a teacher from her past, and it soon becomes clear that their relationship went beyond the classroom. Elsewhere, Charley and Romero’s clinic is raided by ICE agents, and after a conversation with Isabel Barrera about the possible tipster, Charley considers a new plan. Finally, Ralph Angel explains to Blue that he is in fact his real father, because they are connected, not by their blood, but by their souls.
Original air date: 07/24/2019 Runtime: 40:19 min. Nova and Octavia enjoy one another’s company as Nova prepares for her press day. Meanwhile, Ralph Angel and Darla grow concerned for Blue, and they agree to bring him to a counselor. Elsewhere, Charley makes her city council candidacy official, and Hollywood’s concern for Violet grows. Later, Charley, Romero, and Micah spend some time with the Latino community at a neighborhood party, but when Charley approaches Pastor Martinez for his support, he makes his viewpoint clear. Nova feels like a fish out of water at a social club in Atlanta, and when Octavia makes a questionable decision, Nova realizes that she has finally outgrown their relationship. Finally, Charley doubts her campaign when a brick is thrown through her office window, endangering others. She pushes forward with a campaign rally and as the crowd applauds, a man it is seen snapping photos from afar.
Original air date: 07/31/2019 Runtime: 42:36 min. Nova (Rutina Wesley) arrives to a television show taping to discuss her book, where she is unsettled by new information about her family. As Nova exits the stage door, she sees Calvin, and the two lock eyes as if nothing else exists. Elsewhere, Violet’s diner is vandalized, and Benny is arrested under suspicious circumstances. When Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) and Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) discover who’s behind the attack on Violet’s diner, Charley is more determined than ever to get to the bottom of the new plan for St. Josephine. Meanwhile, Darla (Bianca Lawson) continues to struggle, and Ralph Angel grows concerned. Later, Charley and a diverse group of people march on the street with signs that read “Charley Bordelon for city council.” But just as Charley and Micah (Nicholas L. Ashe) celebrate their day, Charley receives devastating news.
Original air date: 09/04/2019 Runtime: 41:14 min. Nova tries to mend fences with Ralph Angel, but he’s unyielding. Later, Nova finally discovers some usable information for Charley about the mysterious gas drilling company, Old World Energy. Meanwhile, Violet arrives to ask Nova for Jimmy Dale’s address, and they drive to his house together. Violet delivers items to Jimmy that represent their lost child, but just as she delivers him a verbal punch to the gut, she notices that his much younger girlfriend has also become a victim of his abuse. Elsewhere, Frances Boudreaux gives Charley a veiled threat just before Charley learns that many of the farmers are suspiciously unable to vote. Nova writes a letter to Ralph Angel asking to talk to him about their mother and Micah and Charley discuss his decision not to go to Harvard. Finally, Romero arrives and asks Charley to start over, but before they get very far into their discussion, two sheriff deputies arrive to arrest Charley for allegedly starting the fire at the Queen Sugar Mill.