'Black Mafia Family' Episode 4 Review: Lamar proves to be a predator on the prowl
The 50 Boyz have a snitch among them as things go south for the Flenorys brothers in 'Black Mafia Family'
'Black Mafia Family' the Starz crime drama has been slowly but surely picking up the pace. The crime drama which follows the true story of drug lords and brothers Demetrius Flenory (Demetrius Flenory Jr) and Terry Flenory (Da'Vinchi) has been slowly gaining traction.
The previous episode saw the 50 Boyz get a win as the genius food truck idea by Meech proves to be a business boomer. Although Meech and Terry have been having arguments about Meech's way of handling things, the brother still stick together. The two leaders of rival gang, the 12th Street Boyz are still MIA. Lamar (Eric Kofi Abrefa) is getting more troubling by the second as it was revealed he has Kato (Ajiona Alexus ) under his thumb. Pat (Wood Harris) is revealed to be consuming his own drugs as Demetrius looks on in secret. Here are our thoughts in this week's episode.
Spoilers for 'BMF' - "Heroes"
The fourth episode of the series titled 'Heroes' begins with us being shown a kid Meech looking up to Pat. In the present day, the Flenory brothers approach Pat to get more coke to sell and are refused. Turns out he doesn't really have any with the brothers deciding to move on to a new supplier. We are shown the contrast between the brothers as Meech is always the 'in the moment' kind of guy while Terry is calm and level-headed. A rift between the two may be in store as we see the different ideologies of both. On the legal front, things are getting troublesome as the new D.R.A.N.O. task force is cracking down on the disappearances of Jay-Mo (Holmes Linsay IV) and Filmel (Markice Moore). Detective Bryant (Steve Harris) may not be able to provide protection anymore. The food truck front faces a problem when Lamar interferes.
'Heroes' gets a bit interesting when it is revealed Kato is supplying information to Lamar. Lamar is stepping it up each episode with the character truly frightening us. He's not just a psycho he's a proper predator who has begun his hunt. An excellent portrayal by Eric Kofi Abrefa as per usual. When Pat kidnaps the Flenory brothers and kills one of his own in front of them we were left stunned. The brutality of the murder was a bit much to digest and was highly disturbing. Clearly, it wasn't just us as we later see Terry having flashbacks of the brutal scene as well. Pastor Swift (Snoop Dogg) makes an appearance once again and it's true that the artist has a wide range of talents. Lamar, the man with a clearly crazy plan is frightening as he shoves a gun in Kato's mouth. We can expect more action from this duo to follow. The episode ends on a cliffhanger as we see Terry approached by the plug from south Florida who they were supposed to make contact with. She (Big L) will only deal with Terry. The end indicates a crack to appear between the brothers
The fourth episode of the series managed to further the storyline a bit. Although a lot of events happened, the show somehow still drags on leaving us wanting more excitement. A bit disappointing to be honest as the show has the potential to actually shine a lot. We hope the makers throw in some more thrills as these as clearly not enough.
'Black Mafia Family' airs every Sunday at 8 pm ET on Starz.