'Bob Hearts Abishola' Episode 8: Abishola wants Dele to become a doctor but her son's mind is on music
Since the first episode of CBS' 'Bob Hearts Abishola', the titular Abishola has made it clear she wants her son, Dele, to become a doctor. It is what she is working for and what she has sacrificed everything for.
While Dele seems to be the perfect son, listening to his mother, playing chess in his downtime, this week's episode of 'Bob Hearts Abishola' showed us what Dele really dreams of. Even when Abishola passes another comment on her son becoming a doctor, Dele watches a video after she leaves.
The video is of him rapping and dancing, and he is quite good at it. Of course, Abishola does not know this yet and he must be worried about what can come to pass if his mother finds out. But since the episode has laid the foundation for it, we think this confrontation could come soon.
This is not a new concept, especially in immigrant communities and other communities of color and many viewers would undoubtedly relate to it. While immigrant parents work hard to provide for a better life for their children, they often expect their children to have affluent careers — one that means their children would struggle less and make more money.
This is clearly what Abishola wants for her son too, and it's hard to blame her for thinking like that. After all, she works long shifts and takes extra jobs to make ends meet and save for Dele's future.
But Dele, like many other second-generation immigrant kids, wants something different and we learned what it is. He is only a kid right now, but it might be what he hopes to do, even a few years down the line.
Fans are already sensing trouble. One fan tweeted, "Rutroh. Dele dreams of being a Dancer/Rapper & Abishola demands he become a Doctor. #BobHeartsAbishola[sic]." Another fan added, "You got... You got... You got trouble when your mother finds out, Little Dude," playing on the Dele's lyrics in the video.
'Bob Hearts Abishola' airs on CBS on Monday nights.