'The Chi' Season 3 Episode 8 'Frunchroom' Preview: Is Kiesha all damaged goods after the horrific escape?
'The Chi' Season 3 finally had some rewarding moments for fans. Kiesha Williams' (Birgundi Baker) daring escape after killing her kidnapper was one of the highlights of the episode. Ronald "Ronnie" Davis (Ntare Mwine) was the other who had a redemption arc of sorts after being instrumental in helping Kiesha break out of captivity. However, the story seems far from over as the Williams will have to gear up for handling a broken Kiesha.
There is also trouble brewing for Emmett (Jacob Latimore) as his latest fling with Dom (La La Anthony) will all but land him in trouble with Tiffany (Hannaha Hall). The previous episode saw them gain a project after pitching for Sonny's establishment and for Emmett, while this is a way to expand and make a name for himself, women have been his weakness and that makes lives difficult. The upcoming episode is all set to be about Kiesha and her recovery.
Titled 'Frunchroom', the official synopsis reads: "Kiesha remains trapped in her own personal nightmare while Kevin, Nina (Tyla Abercrumbie) and Dre (Miriam A Hyman) worry about the future. Emmett and Jada (Yolonda Ross) bring comforting words and food to the Williams’. Ronnie hopes to be absolved of his past transgressions."
The feeling of being surrounded by family comes in 'Frunchroom' with Jada and Emmett being the ones to check up on her. We can also speculate that Ronnie's relationship with Williams, especially Kevin (Alex Hibbert) would remarkably improve after the sad transpiring of events from Season 1. It was a long wait to see things work between them, but now that it has, it is interesting to see what's in store for the duo. The promo doesn't give much away and that adds to the suspense.
The special clip, however, gives a better picture of Kiesha's mindset. Dre and Nina take her to her room in the clip where she shies away from Nina who wants to give her a comforting hug. As soon as they leave her to her own, the teen locks the door, barricades it with a chair and grabs hold of a scissor for protection. From the teaser, it is quite evident she is far from fine and this trauma might be better explained over the next few episodes.
With Ronnie now finding a sense of purpose, the biggest question from fans will be what's next for the troubled man. Life has been a rollercoaster ride for him and only time will tell how he goes about making a life for himself. The teen trio of Kevin, Jake (Michael V Epps), and Papa (Shamon Brown Jr) are juggling with friendship and romance (not you Jake), so that's a plotline that might have to take a backseat in 'Frunchroom'.
What are your thoughts on Kiesha's mindset?
'The Chi' Season 3 airs on Sundays 9 pm ET on Showtime.