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 'Queen Sugar' Won't Let The Bordelons Get A Break: Season 4 Episode 7 [Recap]

'Queen Sugar' Won't Let The Bordelons Get A Break: Season 4 Episode 7 [Recap]

As is the theme with this season of Queen Sugar, "Of Several Centuries" opens with Nova (Rutina Wesley). This time the eldest Bordelon sibling is in Philadelphia to discuss her book and to be a guest on a Finding Your Roots-type television program called Legacies. Caught up in the whirlwind of pseudo-celebrity, a revelation completely jolts Nova. Legaciesproducers have uncovered something so shocking in the Bordelon family tree that Nova refuses to let it be publicly disclosed. However, she does discover rather happily, that her late mother has a living first cousin.

In St. Josephine, Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) is chatting with a St. Thomas councilwoman named Joyce. Joyce is the only woman on the city council and she 's not too keen on trusting or throwing her support behind Charley after reading Blessing & Blood. With plans for the highway still firmly in St.Josephine, Joyce knows that St. Thomas is bound to become a ghost town and tasks Charley with figuring out why the highway plans were moved from St. Thomas to St. Joesphine in the first place.

As for Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe), the Boudreauxes and Landrys are doing everything in their power to shutter RA's re-entry program. After planting drugs in RA's friend Benny's car, a police officer tampers with the cameras on the farm and threatens Ralph Angel's freedom. Later, RA calls his lawyer friend to try and help Benny.

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The Ladies Of ‘Dear White People’ Talk Owning The Room, Meryl Streep & Season 3 Deets: EXCLUSIVE

The Ladies Of ‘Dear White People’ Talk Owning The Room, Meryl Streep & Season 3 Deets: EXCLUSIVE

Melina Matsoukas On ‘Queen & Slim’ & Black Storytelling

Melina Matsoukas On ‘Queen & Slim’ & Black Storytelling