'BMF' Episode 6 Review: Danger comes calling home for the Flenory brothers
Spoilers for 'BMF' Episode 6 - 'Strictly Business'
Episode 6 of 'BMF' finally delivered a bit on what we expected from the crime drama with quite a lot of happenings packed into the episode. The Starz show, which is based on the true-life and rise of Demetrius Flenory and Terry Flenory from the poor streets of Detroit to cocaine kingpins, has had managed to grab fans' attention ever since its conception.
The Flenory family isn't well to do with the parents working 4 jobs and still struggling to make ends meet. This was the reason the brothers entered the drug business - to support the family. But the same family may now be in danger as we see Terry and Meech concerned about their safety with new enemies cropping up. Read on to know what happened in the latest episode and what we thought of it.
Episode 6 begins on a tense note as we see Lamar (Eric Kofi-Abrefa ) nearly kill Meech (Demetrius Flenory Jr) with a shotgun but is foiled. Meech got lucky this time as his bodyguard saved him but he just got a very real taste of the trouble he's in. Recovering quickly from the ambush we see Meech meeting Que(Jermel Howard) as he tries to strike a deal with one of the so-called 'gateways to Detroit.' With a new product and a new price, the brothers are looking to switch up their game. Terry (Da'Vinchi) too is being stalked by Lamar who is unable to strike around a lot of witnesses. As the Flenory family realizes that their sons are dealing with drugs, Lucille(Michole Briana White) delivers a fantastic line saying, "Poverty is not a scapegoat for immorality."
Terry looking to switch things up says he's giving the gang free reign as he hands them cocaine bricks to sell on their own with him getting his cut and them theirs. Kato (Ajiona Alexus) and B-Mickie(Myles Truitt) who are now romantically involved may prove to be troublesome in the future as we see B-Mickie express annoyance at his treatment by the brothers. We actually forgot the Flenory brothers are still teens in high school as Terry looks into colleges. But with us barely being shown them doing anything related to their age and mostly dealing drugs, it's easy to forget. Meanwhile, Kato who's under Lamar's thumb almost gets found out when B-Mickie finds Lamar's threatening note, but she lies about it being a crazy ex-boyfriend. This is one plotline we're looking forward to seeing develop as she silently operates as a mole.
Eric Kofi-Abrefa delivers the best performance as Lamar week after week and the character truly leaves us scared. The scene where he cold-heartedly murders Slick (Myles Bullock), his only ally, had our stomachs turn in horror as he sociopathically sings a song while continuously stabbing him, watching him bleed out while sitting relaxed on the sofa. But he's not done yet. Completely off his hinges, he attempts to kidnap Nicole(Laila D Pruitt), Meech, and Terry's little sister in broad daylight. The scene ends with him sickeningly murdering her boyfriend as he attempts to ward him off. The brutal scene left us shocked and speechless as he walked away.
The sixth episode of 'Black Mafia Family' was fast-paced and left us wanting more, which is a pleasant surprise after weeks of slow development. The Flenory family finally got caught in the crossfire as we see things get very real, very fast. Lamar is not done with his payback, but we can expect the Flenory boys to strike back.
'BMF' airs every Sunday at 8 pm ET on Starz.