Show Recap: ‘The Breaks’ Season 1, Episode 6- ”Runaway”
Last time on ‘The Breaks’…we left off with a series of unfortunate events such as Damita being attacked, Nikki being certified jobless, Juggy going Judge Judy on Flouray in accusation to David’s death and the unpleasant appearance of Imani X’s overbearing mother. Oh and as always (and will forever be mentioned) DeeVee displayed even more of his heroic character that is highly underappreciated.
Nikki has went from the city to the suburbs. After losing her job at Flouray records, Nikki headed back to her roots with a side of meddling and nosey Aunt Ida (who spilled the beans about Nikki’s father’s supposed Grammy being won over a game of cards). Nikki’s mom ended up telling her the truth about her father’s music and how sadly but true, he was better at gambling then being a musician. But on the bright side, he did have respected critique and bands loved having him around, just not as a musician; tough love. Knowing Nikki, us viewers know how much she likes to be on her feet and doing something or finessing her way into the next deal. It was kind of strange seeing her lounging around waiting for what’s next, but that was short-lived when her mom suggested she attend a job fair at her office where Nikki successfully got the position. I guess with a new haircut, comes new employment. And I must say, props to Nikki’s old friend Vanessa for hooking her up with a newdo, quite the 90’s slay!
I like the idea of a genuine friendship between Ahm and DeeVee but it’s just like that person in high school you were forced to hang out with because of mutual friends or being on the same team. Yeah, that struggle. And Ahm did watch DeeVee get his ass kicked by Cordy, while trying to fight for Damita who finally decided to see DeeVee post her attack. But the look in Ahm’s eye watching DeeVee get his beating was enough to know he had additional plans, which were nearly pistol whipping Cordy to death later that night (anyone else close their eyes on that scene?). It’s cool that DeeVee is patient enough to work with Ahm who sometimes doesn’t see his own true talent. He revealed to DeeVee that he started rapping in Juvenile, after writing lyrics and then letters that he sent back home but received no response. A friend that was in Juvie the same time as Ahm read his lyrics, thought they were dope and influenced Ahm to start rapping. But Ahm doesn’t seem to feel good about it the way he did in juvie, and DeeVee suggests he raps about that which results in, drumroll please…a successful HOOK and dope song! But here’s how the two get back to the forced high school friendship, the only way Ahm will let DeeVee release the song under his producer credits, is if DeeVee tells the police that him and Ahm were recording the night of the murder Ahm took place in, in episode three. Welp! Looks like we’re back at step one.
Speaking of such murder, was my jaw the only one that experienced the longest drop when Scooby shot the woman determining the lineup through her door peephole. Gruesome much?
In the world of Flouray, who’s slowly but surely losing his mind, there’s a case of cocaine and partying binging out of worry toward a lawsuit which all together, almost costs his life. After Juggy declines Flouray’s lawyer’s (T.I.), offer to settle for $50,000 rather than taking Flouray to court, Flouray takes the advice of a random guy soaking up rich people resources to throw a showcase rather than have a press conference about the night of David’s death. Beforehand, amongst all his other bad decisions and reckless behavior, he completely disses Josie’s video for Imani X that I’m sure homegirl worked hard on and deserves credit for taking her photography talents up a notch. Back to Flouray. It’s a good thing he has a few good people who care about his well-being such as Lil Ray and Tamika because in a worse case scenario and with his bad habits, he could lose everything.
Despite all the craziness, one of the highlights of the episode that I did enjoy, was the small interaction between Josie and Damita. Although Damita didn’t want to discuss her attack, Josie offering to help cover up her wound, then convincing her with an antidote to not be afraid to reveal who attacked her. It was a good deed of a genuinely good person (more cool points for Josie). Damita fears being a snitch in the field of hip-hop which isn’t a good look but it took a lot for her to confess what happened to DeeVee, to even just let him see her. But since Ahm handled Cordy after DeeVee’s attempt, I have a feeling Damita is going to think DeeVee had something to do with Cordy’s death…if he is dead? Well, cue the craziness, again…
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