Thursday, June 18, 2020

What I’m Watching: Insecure (Season Finale)

Insecure: Season 4, Episode 10 “Lowkey Lost” (B+)

This was a great season ender, featuring some unexpected developments and some much-needed conversations that we didn’t quite get to hear in their entirety. It’s a relief that this show was renewed a while ago for a fifth season since it absolutely still deserves to be on the air. Even if it felt weird in this current climate, it was nice to see an interaction between black people and law enforcement that resulted in nothing but humor, with Kelli relishing her opportunity to curse out the people who had dared to call the police over before thanking them for their service in the same breath. Tiffany going missing was a chance for Molly and Issa to come together and work for the common good of their mutual friend, and to realize that they did need to talk. While I would have loved to know what was said in the final scene, it was more emphatic to know that they were hashing it out and that we’ll see the results when this show returns for season five. Nathan’s space for Issa could use some work, but the bigger question is what’s going to happen with her romantically. Telling Lawrence when he got the job that she was open to long-distance or even maybe moving to San Francisco was a big deal, and Condola’s news couldn’t have come at a worse time. The way that Condola telling Lawrence and him telling Issa were interwoven was extremely effective, and I’m so curious to see what ends up happening since Issa was not at all pleased with Lawrence, even though he was saying all the right things. Molly’s relationship with Andrew doesn’t seem fated to last since she doesn’t want to talk about anything, but maybe she’ll be open to a bit of self-reflection. That has been a really great season and I can’t wait for season five. Bring on the Emmy attention!

Season grade: A-
Season MVP: Issa Rae as Issa and Yvonne Orji as Molly

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