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 The Past Catches Up To The Bordelons On 'Queen Sugar' Season 4 Episode 2 [RECAP]

The Past Catches Up To The Bordelons On 'Queen Sugar' Season 4 Episode 2 [RECAP]

"I No Longer Imagine," the second episode of the fourth season of Queen Sugar, opens right where the premiere left off.

After reading preview copies of Nova Bordelon's (Rutina Wesley) memoir, both of her siblings, Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) and Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe), are absolutely gutted that their sister has willingly and eagerly spilled their personal pain and secrets onto the page for the world to see. Though she's shaken, Charley goes into fixer mode, something she has mastered well following the implosion of her marriage to her NBA baller ex-husband Davis (Timon Kyle Durrett). As she frantically tries to gather the forces she needs to prevent the memoir from going to print, she's also avoiding a confrontation with her big sis.

Ralph Angel, on the other hand, has turned to rage. Nova, the sibling he was closest to, has put his darkest humiliation on display for the world to see, exposing not just him, but also his son Blue (Ethan Hutchison) and his ex, Darla (Bianca Lawson), who is recovering from addiction and just now finding her footing. Never one to back down from a fight, Ralph Angel confronts his eldest sister. But instead of the woman who has been there to embrace him and soothe his ailments as she has so many times before, what he finds his indignation and self-righteousness.

Aunt Vi's (Tina Lifford) focus is on her new business, Vi's Prized Pies & Diner. She is oblivious to the storms that are barreling right towards her. She is stable and content for the first time in her life, with a man so profoundly devoted to her that he tries to shield her from Blessing & Blood. However, Aunt Vi has never been a fool. After seeing the haunted looks on Hollywood (Omar J. Dorsey), Charley and Ralph Angel's faces, she knows that whatever ugly secrets of her own that Nova has decided to serve up to the masses are going to be gut-wrenching.

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Image: Skip Bolen © 2019 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. / Courtesy of OWN.

On The Set Of Lena Waithe's Upcoming Film 'Queen & Slim,' Black Love And Protest Art Collide

On The Set Of Lena Waithe's Upcoming Film 'Queen & Slim,' Black Love And Protest Art Collide

‘Inside Out’ Is the Children’s Movie Millennials Needed In the ’90s

‘Inside Out’ Is the Children’s Movie Millennials Needed In the ’90s