'The Chi' Season 4 Episode 8 Review: Relationship woes make 'Love Jones' a bittersweet watch
Spoilers for 'The Chi' Season 4 Episode 8
Season 4 of ‘The Chi’ is coming to an end and we are hoping that we get to see a happy ending after all. The first seven episodes of the Showtime series have been a mixed bag. It is one of those seasons where the makers headed a different direction and focused on the personal lives of the characters. However, the latest episode went a little further and made some of the characters get back to their loved ones.
So, just like always we start with Emmett (Jacob Latimore) trying to get back with Tiff (Hannah Hall) and is waiting for her at home. She calls him after getting heavily drunk with a guy she just met and Emmett is angry. He tries telling her that she needs to get back home, but she doesn’t listen and says she’ll be back in the morning. He talks to Trig (Luke James) about the situation and Trig says that Emmett knows about his girl better than anyone so he should definitely do something.
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Emmett buys a CD of her favorite movie and they act like characters to make things better as he takes her out on a date.
On the other hand, Kevin (Alex Hibbert) is desperate for having someone special in his life and calls Lynae once again. Keisha (Birgundi Baker) enters the room and says sometimes women like people who "don’t give a f**k". Elsewhere, Emmett meets Kevin and Papa (Shamon Brown Jr) in a restaurant to seek some relationship advice. However, it ends prematurely when they start talking about Jake (Michael V Epps) and Kevin, and who would win in a fight between them? Every character included in the scene is fighting hard to get their women back and correct all the mistakes they committed earlier.
Keisha is finally getting to know Christian who clearly likes her and asks her out on a date once again. After having a fun night with each other, they finally kiss. The chemistry between the two looks really cute and it feels like Keisha might finally have someone with who she can be happy. Also, it seems that she was jealous when Christian talked to other girls as well. That scene was really sweet.
On the other hand, Trig wants Jake to talk to Kevin and make things alright. But he tells his father that he needs to mend things with his girl as well. Trig works out a deal with him and says if he talks to Jake then Trig will talk to his girlfriend. Kevin finally confronts Jemma and confesses his love to her. However, Jemma says that he is harassing her. He asks her to come with him to the party, but she refuses. Additionally, she has made it clear that Kevin was his first love but he doesn’t have to be his last.
‘Love Jones’ was all about trying to get back the people they love. Whether it was Emmett or Kevin, every character is fighting their own battles. Keisha is finally getting the courage to meet new people and start a new phase in her life. We also get to see Emmett and Tiff getting closer and having a great time with each other. It showed us how much they actually love each other. But everything comes with a price. Emmett has told her that if she wants to be in an open relationship, then he would have to end the marriage.
Also, whoever was in charge of the music for this episode should also get an award for making this episode better. This was one of those episodes where we could finally smile and feel good about almost everything. All in all, ‘Love Jones’ is a really well-written episode that makes the viewer realize that the path to normalcy will not be easy for anyone.
‘The Chi’ Season 4 returns with a new episode on Sunday at 9 pm ET on Showtime.