Why is 'The Chi' Season 4 Episode 7 not airing tonight? What to expect when it returns

'The Chi' is going on a hiatus for two weeks and the new episode won't be airing this week

                            Why is 'The Chi' Season 4 Episode 7 not airing tonight? What to expect when it returns
Curtiss Cook as Douda in 'The Chi' (Showtime)

Season 4 ‘The Chi’ has taken an expected turn. With Douda (Curtiss Cook) shot, the show has given viewers something to watch out for. The ongoing season has been one of the best in recent times and the way writers have managed to keep the audiences glued to their screens is something that other writers can take note of.

The season has focused a lot on the personal lives of the characters and how they are trying to overcome obstacles to lead a normal life. The sixth episode of the show’s Season 4 turned out to be really amazing and just as things were starting to get really serious, the show decided to take a break.


'The Chi' Season 4 Episode 6 Spoilers: Who shot Douda? Here's what to expect from 'Candyman' 

'The Chi' Season 4 Episode 4 Review: Emmet and Keisha fight their own demons

Yes, you heard it right. The Showtime series is going on a hiatus for two weeks and there will be no new episode airing tonight on July 4. Let’s take a look at when the upcoming episode will be making its way to the network.

When will ‘The Chi’ Season 4 Episode 7 air?

Episode 7 of ‘The Chi’ is titled ‘Black Messiah’ and it will be airing exclusively on Sunday, July 11, at 9 pm ET. The show is currently on a two-week hiatus, after which it will continue to roll out new episodes every week. The reason for taking a hiatus is currently unknown. The upcoming episode will see Emmett (Jacob Latimore) and Tiff (Hannah Hall) exploring new things as a couple. At the start of this season, they decided to be in an open relationship and have sex with anyone they want. However, things are not going as Tiff would have planned because Emmett has never been excited about this plan. 

Jacob Latimore as Emmett in 'The Chi' (Showtime)


Kevin (Alex Hibbert) will be making a new friend and will embark on a journey to the West Side. On the other hand, there will be a moment of happiness in the life of Keisha (Birgundi Baker) as Nina (Tyla Abercrumbie) and Dre (Miriam A. Hyman) threw an impromptu party for becoming a mother. We might also see Nina actively involving herself in Jada’s (Yolonda Ross) health-related matters.

Spoilers for ‘The Chi’ Season 4 Episode 6

We finally get to know who shot Douda and shockingly, it was none other than Laverne Johnson (Sonja Sohn). Laverne is the mother of Brandon and Coogie. Laverne has been reeling from the loss of two of her sons. She blames Mayor Douda for it. As she stands over his body she tells him, “I don’t care if you were President. You still ain’t shit n*gga. You don’t get to be a hero. You ruined my life… now I’m taking yours!”

On the other hand, Kevin sits behind Jake (Michael V Epps) and Gemma (Judae'a). Kevin tosses the pencil at Jake and he ignores. However, Jemma picks up the pencil and tries to cool things between them. But Kevin was in no mood to take it and starts a fight. One of the teachers tries to stop the fight, but Kevin’s elbow accidentally touches his nose and his nose starts bleeding. This earns him an indefinite suspension and his parents are really annoyed, to say the least.

Birgundi Baker as Keisha in 'The Chi' (Showtime)


Dre is still sneaking around with Jada, supporting her wishes to keep her cancer secret from Nina. Her actions and Nina’s snooping lead her to believe she is cheating on her. When Nina got home she confronted Dre. Nina followed Dre and saw her with Jada. She had to tell her about Jada’s cancer. She broke down while telling the story and Nina consoled her. The episode ends with Keisha telling her mother that she had a change of heart and she wants her baby back.

‘The Chi’ returns to Showtime with a new episode on Sunday, July 11, at 9 pm ET