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'Black Monday' Season 2 Episode 8 'Lucky Shoes' Preview: Does Dawn know Connie is with the FBI?

'On election night, Blair makes a risky proposition while Mo and Dawn go on a double date,' says the synopsis
Regina Hall (Showtime)
Regina Hall (Showtime)

Episode 7 of ‘Black Monday’ Season 2 left everything at a tense spot. 

After the Halloween party at the TBD office, Mo (Don Cheadle) was confronted by Connie (Xosha Roquemore) about his tip about the Yen trade being bad — after all, Mo had sabotaged the trade when he found out that Dawn (Regina Hall) was going to use the African-American Scholarship Fund money for it. When Dawn walked in on them, to make things look less suspicious, Connie kissed Mo. The night before, Mo and Dawn had a brief rekindling of their romance. So, in an attempt to overcompensate, Dawn asked Marcus (Dulé Hill), the head of the AASF, and Mo’s romantic rival, on a date. Connie then suggests they go for a double date. Needless to say, this was her attempt to gather more dirt on Dawn. 

So, what will happen in Episode 8 ‘Lucky Shoes’? According to the official synopsis given by Showtime for the episode, “On election night, Blair makes a risky proposition while Mo and Dawn go on a double date. Keith makes a startling discovery.” First things first, the double date is happening. So things will get awkward. But more than that, things will get tense. Because Dawn has no idea that Connie is in the FBI or that Mo is her snitch in the company. Or does she? The promo for Episode 8 sees Dawn telling Connie, during the double date: “Sounds like you with the FBI!”


The promo gives only a hint of what goes on during the date — Mo telling stories of the past, something to do with changing the course of history. On Mo’s part, this could probably be a story about his time in the Black Panthers, which was also the time when Connie had backstabbed him. So, one can only expect that the tension at the table would require a butcher’s knife to cut through.

Additionally, we see in the promo that Tiff (Casey Wilson) demands that Blair (Andrew Rannells) and she have a baby. Tiff, of course, knows that her husband is gay. But she has always been impulsive. Blair tells her to watch over his friend’s kids that evening so that she gets an idea of what it’s like. After that, they could decide. And as per the promo, that does not go well. The kids completely wreck the house and Tiff seems unable to control her temper with them. 

Finally, in the promo, we see that things aren’t going great with Blair and his lover Congressman Roger Harris (Tuc Watkins). While Blair has been financing his election campaign, Episode 7 saw that things weren’t all that great between them. In the promo, we see that on election night, as Blair tries to comfort the congressman at the viewing party, the latter shuns him and it’s obvious why. A gay Republican Congressman in the late-‘80s was not something that would sit well. 

One has to wonder what discovery Keith (Paul Scheer) makes though. He is the Lehmans' snitch in TBD. But he already knows that Mo is an FBI informant. Episode 8 promises to unravel a lot. Let’s hope it doesn’t unravel too much.

‘Black Monday’ airs Sundays on Showtime at 8 pm ET/PT.