In this post, we will discuss everything there is to know about Queen Sugar Season 5 Episode 3. Queen Sugar is a popular television drama series based on the debut novel of American writer Natalie Baszile. Ava DuVernay developed this series for the American television channel Oprah Winfrey Network. The series first premiered on 6 September 2016 and is running its fifth season since 16 February 2021. Queen Sugar received two NAACP Image Awards and a total of twelve nominations. Moreover, the critics mostly praised the series for its storylines that explore universal issues such as culture, class, and gender. While featuring these issues, the series also highlights elements that address specific concerns of African-American society.
The series revolves around three siblings who live in rural Louisiana; Nova Bordelon, Charlotte “Charley” Bordelon, and Ralph Angel Bordelon. Nova is the oldest of the siblings and a successful journalist and activist in New Orleans. Whereas, Charley is a working wife and mother in Los Angeles. The youngest sibling, Ralph Andel is a single parent who is struggling with unemployment and the issues of raising a son alone. The sudden death of their father leaves them to deal with his 800-acre sugarcane farm. Unexpectedly, he leaves the farm in Charley’s name. She is the second Bordelon who just got divorced. Now, she takes her teenage son with her to rural Lousiana to run the farm.
Season 5 Episode 2 Recap
The title of the episode is “Mid-March 2020” and it aired on 23 February 2021. Here’s a quick recap of everything that took place in the previous episode of Queen Sugar.
This episode introduces the COVID-19 pandemic in the series and hints that the upcoming episodes will also feature situations related to the pandemic as well.
When they learn of the pandemic, Ralph Angel doesn’t take the pandemic as seriously as others. He may be pretending to not care.
Ralph and Darla are very excited about their wedding and talk about it while seeing their engagement photos. They also discuss their honeymoon, for which, they will travel to New York.
In this episode, we also see Darla worrying about her job interview. She is insecure about her abilities but decides to hold her head high while knowing that her past was out there for all to judge., because of Nova’s novel.
Also, Charley was excited to see her son, Micah at college. However, Micah seemed more eager for his father’s appearance.
We also get to see Nova meeting Calvin’s family, and everything goes well for a while. However, Calvin’s ex-wife crashes the party. Hailey tries to mock Nova, by saying Calvin has a thing for exotic black women, the darker the better. But, Calvin shows support for his girlfriend. Also, Nova was only holding herself back because she didn’t want her first meeting with Calvin’s family to be a disaster. So, she wasn’t ready to take Hailey’s bait.
However, Hailey’s words really hurt Nova and she begins to wonder whether that was all true. But Calvin ensures Nova that his feelings for her are real and Nova seems to believe that.
We also see COVID-19 making its way to Louisianna and Nova’s observation about the seriousness of the pandemic turns out to be true. The pandemic also disrupted Hollywood’s and Violet’s recreation of their date. However, they had a good time at the end, where Hollywood says that he loved Violet’s strength and sass since the beginning.
By the end of the episode, the series hints that the virus will only continue to get worse and do a lot worse than they have faced as of yet.
Queen Sugar Season 5 Episode 3 Release Date and Where To Stream
The title of the episode is “Late-April 2020” and it will air on 2 March 2021. The next episode will feature more of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact around the globe. Oprah Winfrey Network broadcasts the show every Tuesday and you can stream the series on the network’s official website. You can also download the mobile app of the television channel.
You can also stream the series on Amazon Prime Video.