'Warrior' Season 2 Episode 5: Nellie warms Ah Toy's heart with a sweet kiss, can rich widow handle what follows?
Nellie Davenport, a rich widow who rescues young women from crib brothels, worms her way into Ah Toy's heart with her pure intentions
Spoilers for 'Warrior' Season 2 Episode 5 'Not for a Drink, a F*ck, or a G**damn Prayer'...
In 'Warrior' Season 2, all we had seen of Ah Toy was her working at the bar, her house, or with a sword in her hand as she accompanied Ah Sahm to take racist men like the Teddy Boys out. So, when she gets a chance to explore something beyond Chinatown, the Tongs and politics that constantly run through her mind, come as a shocking twist even to herself. Initially, Ah Toy was wary of Nellie and we saw that when Nellie had tried to convince Ah Toy to let the girls employed by her walk free.
Ah Toy had then said that all the women who work for her have a choice and that they are free to walk out anytime soon. At that time, Nellie only seemed like a privileged white woman who had no idea about the struggles that woman such as Ah Toy fac while they cross the sea and come over in the hopes of a different life. In Episode 5 however, we see Nellie awaken a part of Ah Toy that she had locked up for a while.
Nellie invites Ah Toy to her vineyard to show her the possibilities that exist, a different route that doesn't involve murder and mayhem to live a different life. She sees women like herself look happy as they worked on the field, getting ready for the next harvest and all of that reminds her of her grandmother. Of a time when things were not as complex as they are now and her conversation with Nellie only has her yearning for something more than what she has within her reach at the moment. Also, when Nellie tells her that she wants to change things in the country, and make it possible for a woman to hope, Ah Toy is truly touched. Yet, she looks forlorn and it is this that has Nellie wonder aloud -- while you take care of everyone around you, who takes care of you?
To which Ah Toy has no answer because she is so used to being considerate towards others and less so towards herself. That is when Nellie ends up kissing Ah Toy, and initially, the swordswoman is surprised but the moment definitely is indicative of a lot more to come in the future and we cannot wait to see how things pan out for Nellie and Ah Toy!
'Warrior' Season 2 episodes will be aired on Cinemax every Friday at 10 pm ET.