Showtime's 'The Chi' Season 5: What to expect from Douda in the latest installment?
'The Chi' Season 4 continued the trend of springing massive surprises. One of them was Curtiss Cook's Douda being shot and putting in enough suspects with motives to shoot the man. The reveal was quite the shocker, but that doesn't necessarily mean he won't be taking a backseat in the upcoming season of the hit Showtime drama. The possibility of his return was confirmed in the trailer for Season 5 and safe to say, he will have a key role in the new installment.
The person behind the shooting was Laverne Johnson. who was still grieving the deaths of her sons — Brandon and Coogie, and faults Douda for it. “don’t care if you are president. To my eyes, you still ain’t s*** she says. "You don’t get to be a hero. You ruined my life. Now I’m taking yours.” She leaves him to bleed out and die on the rood and is found by Roselyn. While he's shown to have flatlined, he's revived. Over the course of the season, he also confesses to his involvement in Brandon's death.
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Talking about the aftermath of Douda's shooting, showrunner Justin Hillian spoke to TVLine about what's next for Douda. “He isn’t a good guy by any means, but he’s doing better and doing some of the right things,” the EP notes. “It’s that moment of: You’ve hurt a lot of people, so, are you going to change? Or are you going to lean back into the guy that got you there? We really wanted to put him in those crossroads.”
There's no telling what he will be up to in Season 5, but the official synopsis surely sets up more of Douda. His relationship with Trig (Luke James) is explored as he pushes him to pursue a political career. The official synopsis of Season 5 reads, "This season on The Chi delves deeply into the many joys and complications of Black love: relationships, children, career, community and self. Emmett (Jacob Latimore) and Tiff (Hannaha Hall) forge ahead as co-parents, while Tiff grows closer with Rob (Iman Shumpert).
"Kevin (Alex Hibbert) finds new love in an unexpected place, while Jake (Michael V. Epps) and Papa (Shamon Brown Jr.) try to resolve things with Jemma (Judae’a Brown) and Maisha (Genesis Denise Hale). New mom Kiesha (Birgundi Baker) works to build her life with baby Ronnie, while Nina (Tyla Abercrumbie) and Dre (Miriam A. Hyman) work at rebuilding their union as they support Lynae (Zara Primer)."
It also adds: "Jada (Yolonda Ross) assesses her life post-cancer and where Suede (Bernard Gilbert) fits, while Darnell (Rolando Boyce) considers the past for guidance on his future with Dom (La La Anthony). Roselyn’s (Kandi Burruss) new pet project places her at odds with Tracy (Tai Davis). Meanwhile, with a push from Douda (Curtiss Cook) and a helping hand from Shaad (Jason Weaver), Trig (Luke James) considers a political run that might help his city, but at what cost to him and his family?"
'The Chi' premieres June 26 on Showtime.