'Black Monday' Season 2 Episode 7: Fans love Mo and Marcus' dance-off and fawn over Dawn's Jessica Rabbit look
The episode focussed on a Halloween party at the TBD offices and saw Mo’s feelings for Dawn challenged by Marcus, who is an eligible and handsome bachelor, resulting in an epic dance-off
Spoilers for ‘Black Monday’ Season 2 Episode 7, ‘Who Are You Supposed To Be?’
Showtime’s ‘Black Monday’ returned with season 2 episode 7 after a long mid-season break. And fans could not be more pleased. The episode focussed on a Halloween party at the TBD offices. There, under the neon lights, the intoxication, and the FBI’s secret eyes, a lot of things went down.
The episode begins with Blair (Andrew Rannells) coming up with a new plan to become legit once again and move away from their scammy nature. To do that they would have to pull off something illegal once again. With confidential information gained from his secret boyfriend Congressman Roger Harris (Tuc Watkins), Blair wanted to trade on the Japanese Yen and make a quick profit.
To be able to make a significant return on the trade, however, Blair needs the $30 million African-American Scholarship Fund that Marcus Wainwright III (Dulé Hill) had entrusted Dawn (Regina Hall) with.
Mo (Don Cheadle) was worried about this. For one, it would mean risking the future of many African-American children. Two, it would also implicate Dawn in the shady dealing of TBD, something he as the FBI’s snitch, did not want. But between this conundrum, there was also another.
Mo’s feelings for Dawn was challenged by Marcus, who is an eligible and handsome bachelor. And their rivalry to win Dawn’s affections was visible at the party. So much so, that they even had a dance-off. And fans of the show absolutely loved the dance-off.
While Mo was good. Marcus was a beast. One fan wrote, “#BlackMonday @DonCheadle @DuleHill Dance Battle for the '80s! I'm here for it!! Mo vs. Marcus.” Another wrote, “Okay, Dulé Hill is just amazing in everything.” And another said, “Hahaha. @doncheadle and @dulehill are bringing it tonight and I totally get it. Dawn (@MoreReginaHall) is worth it #BlackMonday.”
Of course, what got fans really going was Dawn’s costume. Dressed in a red gown and wig, Dawn was cosplaying Jessica Rabbit, the animated femme-fatale in the 1988 film ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’. And while Jessica Rabbit has always been considered a sex-symbol in popular culture, fans felt Regina Hall took it to another level. One fan wrote on Reddit, “Just came here to say Regina hot.” Another fan on Twitter wrote, “I might not survive @MoreReginaHall dressed like Jessica Rabbit.”
But it wasn’t just Dawn’s costume that was appreciated. Fans loved Keith’s (Paul Scheer) houseplant costume that he used to eavesdrop on conversations. Of course, the downside of looking like an inconspicuous houseplant at a party where a lot of people were drunk out of their wits was that Keith, unfortunately, had to fend off people urinating on him.
Even Blair’s costume was seen by fans as hilarious. After all, he was dressed as British pop star George Michael, whose sexuality was not publicly known in the late-‘80s and the early-‘90s. Indeed, many saw this as a commentary on Blair himself, who was secretly gay.
And while everyone appreciated the costumes, some fans wondered how everyone could afford costumes like that. “Even when characters are supposed to be dirt poor they have super elaborate Halloween costumes with lasers and special effects,” observed one fan.
‘Black Monday’ airs Sundays on Showtime at 8 p.m. ET/PT.