Queen Sugar is an American drama series that is now back with its 5th season. This television show airs on Oprah Winfrey Network and is created by Ava DuVernay, who also serves as an Executive Producer alongside Oprah Winfrey herself. The story is based on the 2014 novel of the same name written by Natalie Baszile. Queen Sugar is about the lives of three siblings from Louisiana, namely Nova Bordelon, Charley Bordelon West, and Ralph Angel Bordelon. Now, after the death of their father, they go through a hard time which is followed by a decision they must make on the 800-acre sugarcane farm their dad left. While the story mainly revolves around this family feud, Queen Sugar also highlights racial profiling, slavery in American history, inequalities in the criminal justice system, and issues surrounding African Americans.
Queen Sugar Season 5 Episode 1 Recap
Queen Sugar Season 5 Episode 1, titled ‘Late-February 2020’ starts with Nova, who was performing a ritual to get rid of her bad habits. It seemed like she was embracing her new journey by welcoming positive energy. This could be seen by her cutting away her Locs as well as dating a white ex-cop who used to cheat on her wife.
Meanwhile, her brother, Ralph Angel, receives a notice in the mail. It stated how the highway, which they fought hard to demolish, was being actively built. This highway would not only pass through his property but also through over half of the black community. While all this occurs, their sister, Charlie is a newly voted and first black council member of St. Josephine. She has been working 24/7 to help the community as well as the farmers, but she faces a roadblock in the form of her new rival, Parker.
Parker tries to convince Charley, to come to an arrangement regarding the highway route, but she is declined. So, Parker decides to play dirty as she uses her power to become a board member of St. Josephine as well. On their 1st Annual Anniversary, she stands beside Charlie and announces to people that she has considered their plea and the highway route will be changed. But, now, the highway route will not go over the farmlands, and instead, it will go directly through St. Josephine cemetery.
Ralph Angel and Darla
Now, as everything seemed to go against the protagonists, the episode did end on a positive note. Despite their first attempt, Ralph and Darla decide to get married. The Covid-19 pandemic was mentioned at the beginning of the episode, but as of now, it hasn’t reached the US.
When will Season 5 Episode 2 Release?
Queen Sugar Season 5 Episode 2 titled ‘Mid-March 2020’ is set to be released on 23rd February 2021 at 8 pm ET. Be sure to change the above time to your local time zone to watch the episode when it airs every Tuesday. You can watch all the episodes by Queen Sugar on Oprah Winfrey Network. The episodes are also available to stream on Oprah, Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, FuboTV, and YouTube TV.
Queen Sugar Season 5 Episode 2 Preview
Queen Sugar Season 5 Episode 2 titled ‘Mid-March 2020’ will see the characters finally see the repercussions of the COVID-19 Pandemic. This will see Ralph Angel, Darla, and Blue quarantine in their house away from everyone. This was at the beginning of the lockdown, which meant that the Black Lives Matter Movement was about to occur. The show will also adapt the moments subjected to this as George Floyd’s murder occurs at the hands of the police. So, while facing such emotional baggage in the midst of a worldwide lockdown, Ralph Angel and Darla cannot handle it anymore. With tears in their eyes, they try to explain to Blue how one day even he could face such an incident. So, he must look after himself, keeping the utmost appropriate behavior for his own safety.