On this chapter of The Queerest Things I Watched Last Week, The Chi season 3 finale ends an intense, beautiful and heartbreaking season. I let you know how all the queer characters wound up.
- The Chi – Season 3 Episode 10 “A Couple, Two, Three’” [Live]
Wow, this season has been a lot and I can’t believe we’re already here at The Chi season 3 finale episode! I’m going to write this recap as if we’re going to have a fourth season, because Lena Waithe thinks there will be one and we should try to manifest the things we want, right?
The Mayoral Race
Last week, Jake, with an assist from Roselyn, gave Camille’s campaign a mysterious file with what I imagine to be incriminating evidence powerful enough to take Otis down. Camille didn’t use it and Roselyn wants to know why.
I find it hard to believe a politician wouldn’t use any legal method available to take their opponent down, but it’s nice to believe in integrity. Also, Camille knows Roselyn has ulterior motives.
Camille knows exactly what Roselyn is up to.
I’m also here for their enemy flirting.
Camille lost the election to Otis, but I really hope her and Roselyn are back next season.
Jake’s Custody Battle
Trig, Imani and Jake show up for Jake’s custody hearing, but Otis does not.
Now the three of them get to be a family!
Later Jake asks Imani what what “manslaughter” means because it must have come up at the hearing.
I absolutely loved this scene.
We find out later custody comes with a cost for Trig. Otis drops by their apartment to let them know he didn’t show up to the hearing on purpose and now they are indebted to him. While Otis is busy being the mayor Trig is now in charge of his “street business.” This makes me so sad because Trig wanted to change his life and now he’s stuck.
I’m really looking forward to seeing what happens with their family next season.
Hot Stripper Moment
The season started with Nina and Dre’s wedding and ended with Emmet and Tiffany’s wedding. While Emmet is having an awkward bachelor spa day with his dad, Emmet’s mom threw Tiffany a proper bachelorette party. During the party, a police officer knocked on the door. I was like, “Oh, no. What now?” because it wouldn’t be the first time the police showed up in this episode. My wife said with confidence, “It’s a stripper.” but when the door opened a woman cop was standing in the hall.
I have never in my life found a stripper to be hot. I appreciate the work they do and admire the athleticism needed for the job, but I always thought of it as a thing straight guys are into and I’m personally not into it. Until now. I think women in uniform are super hot and a hot cop stripper with tattoos — it never occurred to me this could be a thing! Thank you for changing my life, Lena Waithe.
The Wrap Up
This season was filled with unspeakable tragedy, but The Chi season 3 finale ended on a generally positive note for our queer characters. We had a sweet montage of cute moments including one with my favorite TV queer moms.
The episode ended with Keisha running through a panic attack. It was a glimmer of hope she will survive the abduction. Hats off to Birgundi Baker, it must have been so difficult to play her character this season. She did an amazing job and to quote her, I hope it helps “Normalize therapy for black teens.”
This week: I’ll admit it, I’m scared to recap Wynonna Earp because I barely know what’s going on. But now that The Chi is over I should give it a shot.