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Violet, You In Danger, Girl: 'Queen Sugar' Season 4 Episode 3 [RECAP]

Violet, You In Danger, Girl: 'Queen Sugar' Season 4 Episode 3 [RECAP]

Season 4 episode 3 of Queen Sugar, "Where My Body Stops or Begins," chronicles the continued of the fallout over Nova's (Rutina Wesley) forthcoming memoir, Blessing & Blood, which drags up all of her family's secrets without permission. Her sister Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) and brother Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) were devastated by Nova sharing their lowest moments with the world in last week's episode, and this week, it's Aunt Violet's (Tina Lifford) turn to feel destroyed and betrayed by Nova's words. Without considering her aunt's feelings, Nova has drudged up Vi's past as a domestic violence survivor at the hands of Vi's ex-husband, Jimmy Dale (David Alan Grier). Vi buried that past some 30 years ago--and that's not Nova's dug up for her aunt, but we'll get to that later.

After spending the entire night reading Blessing & Blood cover to cover, despite Hollywood (Omar J. Dorsey) urging her not to, Vi is unsettled and exhausted. Not to mention, Nova hasn't returned any of her phone calls. Though Aunt Vi heads to Vi's Prized Pies & Diner, determined to press onward, her day is quickly cut short when she encounters the one person she wants to see least in the world, Jimmy Dale. He's come to town for who knows what and Vi is so terrified, she faints in his arms.

In the West/Bordelon household, Micah (Nicholas L. Ashe) and Charley are at odds. Micah has immersed himself into his aunt's book, and with the attitude that he's brought home with him from Paris, he and Charley can't seem to find any middle ground. All of Charley's worst fears about her son, especially his turning to Nova for guidance instead of her, are coming to fruition.

Continue reading at Shadow and Act.

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

 Nova Is An Island: 'Queen Sugar' Season 4 Episode 4 [RECAP]

Nova Is An Island: 'Queen Sugar' Season 4 Episode 4 [RECAP]

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