Racist as F**k
Written by Dayna Lynne North
Directed by Melina Matsoukas
In bed together, Lawrence and Issa try to get back into their couples groove, but it proves challenging.
Lawrence meets with a headhunter, concerned that he hasn’t found a job yet. She suggests he take a step back to something hourly until something better comes along.
At We Got Y’all Issa overhears her co-workers speaking negatively about her “Beach Cleanup Day.” Frieda mentions they have been emailing her about their concerns, but she assured them Issa has everything covered. Issa vents to Lawrence, but isn’t as responsive when he tries to talk about his interviews. “Just because I’m back here doesn’t mean everything is all good,” she tells him.
Issa and Molly meet up for tacos, then head to a house party with their friends, Kelli and married couple Tiffany and Derek. Molly introduces Jared to everyone, and Issa bails. Jared makes a great impression until mentioning he never went to college. The awkwardness hangs in the air for Molly, but Jared doesn’t notice. At the end of the night they passionately kiss.
Lawrence is dismayed when he doesn’t get another job. Cashing his unemployment check at the bank the teller, Tasha, tells him to keep his head up.
Molly gets accepted to elite dating app “The League.” She overhears the intern Rasheeda talking to a co-worker and calls her into her office. Voicing concerns that Rasheeda might be making the wrong impression on the higher ups, she tries to relate to her: “If you want to be successful here, you’ve got to know when to switch it up a bit.” Rasheeda thanks her for the feedback but tells Molly she’s never had to “switch it up” before and doesn’t intend to start.
After a rough start, Issa takes real control of “Beach Cleanup Day.” Frieda congratulates her on a job well done, and apologizes for the emails. She asks if they can grab drinks.
Molly tells Issa about the dating app and mentions Jared’s educational background. “I just want to see what else is out there,” she says. Over the phone, she asks Jared if they can just be friends, then meets up with Michael, a guy from her new app.
Issa arrives home to a homemade dinner and clean apartment. Lawrence gets frustrated when she doesn’t ask about his day and spills food on the couch. “I’m f**king trying,” he tells her. Issa looks at the couch and remembers the first day they brought it home. She thinks back on the deterioration of their relationship, and apologizes. Lawrence tells her he’s accepted a retail job. “I’m in this,” he says, and Issa returns the sentiment. Together, they carry their old couch out to the curb.