'P-Valley' Episode 3: Fans really want Autumn to buy some furniture as they root for Mercedes' mama-mode
While Mercedes got sympathy and love for her trials as a mom, Autumn Night is drawing some ire, but most Twitter users just wanted Autumn to buy some furniture and clean up her house
'P-Valley' has got itself some binge-watchers on its third episode, watching all three episodes back to back. While some viewers had problems with "fake" Mississippi accents, others appreciated the writing and the "beauty of slanguage" and vouched for its authenticity. Two quotes, in particular, had many people tweeting their appreciation with gifs and applause emojis.
One was Uncle Clifford's line to Andre about selling Pynk -- "Until hell freezes over and the devil learn how to ice skate, I ain't going nowhere." Showrunner Katori Hall acknowledged the congratulatory tweets by saying that the line was "something my mama says. This southern gal walks around with open ears..." Hall also revealed that the "Sleeping Beauty" scene with Keyshawn was based on a real story about an anesthesiologist who paid a Philly dancer "$400 to take a nap in the champagne room while a bouncer watched".
The other bit of dialogue that got a lot of attention belonged to Mercedes, who is the undeniable favorite of those tuning in to the show, according to twitter polls. Her line comes after she sees her dance team's "Bad Bitch Party" video invite. When the team argues with Mercedes telling her that the video is about expressing their sexuality, linking it to feminism, she says sarcastically, "bless your thotty little hearts". "Thotty" is derived from "thot" -- slang for "that h* over there".
Then she tells Terricka, the smart-mouthed team captain, who sasses her about her career as a stripper: "I get paid for mine. Y’all out here shaking y’all shit for free." Terricka, of course, drops a bombshell later in the episode when Mercedes asks her what she'll do if she gets pregnant, and she replies cuttingly that she wouldn't give her baby up, unlike Mercedes who gave her up. Most users were in shock over the reveal that Terricka is Mercedes' daughter and understood why Mercedes is always on "mama-mode" when she is training the team.
There was also active speculation about who Terricka's guardian was, especially since she is taking the decision to cut Mercedes out of Terricka's life entirely. "Who has her daughter? Taking her off the dance team? That’s the only time she gets to see her daughter. That’s f**ked up and Mercedes was really tryna keep that girl in line. She was not encouraging her to be fast," was one comment. "I think she’s the baby daddy’s wife. He’s dead and she said [something] about doing it for him," speculated another. Other tweets said that she was either the "baby daddy's" widow or sister.
But while Mercedes got sympathy and love for her trials as a mom, Autumn Night's character is drawing some ire. There were quite a few users who thought she would drop Keyshawn's baby and were disturbed by her flashbacks that indicated she could be a murderer. "I’m into the show but something is off. Something is missing. I think that It’s because I can’t connect with the main character. But that’s probably the point. She's mysterious." Another tweet said: "#PValley is so interesting [cause] I don't trust this light-skinned b**ch at all. Is the main character the antagonist????" It is interesting how the color bias depicted on the show is also showing up on Twitter feeds with regards to Autumn Night's character.
But most Twitter users just wanted her to buy some furniture, clean up her house and get some curtains. "But where is Autumn’s money going? Getting stacks and her bed still on the floor." said one tweet. Having got a $9,000 payout thanks to her "Lakeesha Savage" account transfer, not to mention the cool thousands she has pulled on multiple nights at The Pynk, Autumn is now a very wealthy woman. "Autumn got all of that bread. I wondering she’s going to get herself a beautiful condo? Well, I guess I have to find out on next week's episode because this one was very unexpected and JUICY," commented one user, while another tweet said: "We need you to get off that floor and buy a bed and a couch. Where is your money going sis?!?"
'P-Valley' airs on Sundays at 8 PM ET on Starz.