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Season 2 Episode Synopses


Episode 201: “Shook” - Sunday, June 10, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) – TV-MA-LSV
Desna (Niecy Nash) and the girls struggle to keep their hope alive while still working under the thumb of the new Russian regime, spearheaded by Riva. A blissful Desna remains in the dark about her gangster/gyno boyfriend, Ruval (Jimmy Jean-Louis). Virginia (Karrueche Tran) tells Dean (Harold Perrineau) that she’s pregnant with his baby. A newly domesticated Polly (Carrie Preston) is jubilant when tasked with being a madam for an all-male dance troupe. Meanwhile, a depressed Uncle Daddy (Dean Norris), still reeling from the loss of his beloved Juanda, has been stripped of his Dixie Mafia kingdom and is forced to do menial jobs for the Russians. The power dynamic shifts once again when Riva’s sister, Zlata (Franka Potente), arrives to change the game.

Directed by Marta Cunningham
Written by Eliot Laurence
Created by Eliot Laurence

EPISODE 202: “Cracker Casserole” - Sunday, June 17, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) – TV-MA-LSV
Desna (Niecy Nash) now pinned under the stiletto tipped nail of Riva’s sister, Zlata (Franka Potente) must come up with an idea to generate more customers for the clinic. Meanwhile, Quiet Ann (Judy Reyes) helps Dean (Harold Perrineau) and Virginia (Karrueche Tran) get to a personal and important appointment that lead to self examination and joy.

Directed by Dale Stern
Written by Janine Sherman Barrois
Created by Eliot Laurence

EPISODE 203: “Russian Navy” - Sunday, June 24, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) – TV-MA-LSV
Desna’s (Niecy Nash) relationship with Ruval (Jimmy Jean-Louis) deepens when he introduces her to his mother, Matilde (Sheryl Lee Ralph).  Polly (Carrie Preston) grows concerned when Marnie continues to pull away from her. Meanwhile, Jenn (Jenn Lyon), still depressed by Bryce’s (Kevin Rankin) recent indiscretion, falls off the wagon. After Uncle Daddy (Dean Norris) disrespects Zlata (Franka Potente), he finds himself on the receiving end of Zlata’s twisted wrath.
Directed by Cheryl Dunye
Written by Rick Cleveland
Created by Eliot Laurence

EPISODE 204: “Scream” - Sunday, July 1, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) – TV-MA-LSV
Desna (Niecy Nash), in an attempt to cozy up to Matilde, (Sheryl Lee Ralph) Ruval’s (Jimmy Jean-Louis) mother, puts together a spa day for her and a couple of young girls from his charity. Meanwhile, Quiet Ann (Judy Reyes) gets a surprise visit from her brother, who convinces her to attend a family dinner.

Directed by Billie Woodruff
Written by Maisha Closson
Created by Eliot Laurence

EPISODE 205: “Vaginalologist” - Sunday, July 8, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) – TV-MA-LSV
Desna (Niecy Nash) continues to grow closer to Zlata (Franka Potente), despite the crew's increasing concern – as her relationship with Dr. Ruval (Jimmy Jean-Louis) intensifies. Meanwhile, Dean (Harold Perrineau) gets an opportunity to showcase his talents and Uncle Daddy (Dean Norris) gets his mojo back.

Directed by Dale Stern
Written by Emily Silver
Created by Eliot Laurence

EPISODE 206: “Double Dutch” - Sunday, July 15, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) – TV-MA-LSV
Faced with an agonizing dilemma, Desna (Niecy Nash) and Dean (Harold Perrineau) take a road trip to seek guidance from a beloved childhood mentor. Back in Palmetto, Jenn (Jenn Lyon) must lean on Polly (Carrie Preston) and Quiet Ann (Judy Reyes) for help with a personal crisis. Meanwhile, Virginia (Karrueche Tran) struggles to run the salon by herself.  

Directed by Clare Kilner
Written by Sam Forman
Created by Eliot Laurence

EPISODE 207: “Burn” - Sunday, July 22, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) – TV-MA-LSV
When Desna (Niecy Nash) with the help of Uncle Daddy and her crew (Dean Norris) plots revenge on those who betrayed her, she realizes that vengeance comes at a high cost. 

Directed by Jamie Travis
Written by Sigrid Gilmer
Created by Eliot Laurence

EPISODE 208: “Crossroads” - Sunday, July 29, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) – TV-MA-LSV
After a harrowing experience, Desna (Niecy Nash) is offered a deal with the Russian devil, aka Zlata (Franka Potente), that’s more intriguing than nail art on acrylics.  Meanwhile, Polly (Carrie Preston) and Quiet Ann (Judy Reyes) get dealt some hard-ass betrayal from their baes while Jenn’s (Jenn Lyon) affair comes back to haunt her.

Directed by Cherie Nowlan
Written by Jeff Augustin
Created by Eliot Laurence