Welcome back ‘Grown-ish’ fans! I was really looking forward to this “Daddy Lessons” because I adore when Grown-ish and Black-ish do crossover episodes. Dre paid a visit to his baby girl and roasted her over some hot coals for that whole Mexico fiasco. Nomi is having a hard time finding someone to watch Luna now that Cal-U’s daycare has closed due to COVID. Which, I totally get Nomi’s frustration being a single mom myself, daycare is a real challenge for so many women.
Vivek is having to own up to his past mistakes, which he is more than willing to do at this point, considering he’s lost everything. What he wasn’t bargaining for was his father to disown him. More on that later kids, for now lets concentrate on discussing all the juicy tidbits from last nights episode of ‘Grown-ish’, “Daddy Lessons.”
Dre v. Zoey, Plus Luca has a baby sister?
Well, Zoey was not expecting Dre to swoop by and give her woe! But he had a right to be furious with her and the decisions she had been making lately. Zoey has not called her mama and daddy one time since being on academic probation, dropping out of school, then re-enrolling, and certainly not when she went to jail. Ha! BUT Dre had every right to be mad since she used his credit card to book the chapel in Mexico, and again to bail Aaron out of jail. GIRL. I like Zoey, and I know she is young, and foolish, but there is no way she thought she would just leave all that drama behind in Mexico and her daddy wouldn’t have find out! Wait. Did she? #smh
Aaron tries to be a good boyfriend and stick up for her but Dre is having none of it and calls Zoey a disgrace and a disappointment to him and the family. HARSH. Zoey is understandably upset and Vivek even more so because he fears the worst from his super strict family. Dre could care less at this point if he hurt Zoey but ends up having a heart to heart with Vivek, who makes him a smoothie that may shrink his testicles but will calm his nerves! LMAO! Vivek is super anxious for his parents to come, because he knows he will have to tell the truth, and face the consequences, but he realizes he is an adult and he has to do adult things. Good for you Vivek.
Also, I have never, ever, heard Luca talk about his younger sister. Like ever, but apparently he has one, and she is a freshman at Cal-U? Doug is her Resident assistant and is both annoyed by her and in awe of her. Homegirl smokes weed like her brother and is also quick witted, though not in the aloof way Luca tends to be. I like her and I know she spells TROUBLE for the Jazz+Doug reunion I was hoping for. Time will tell I guess. I hope Jazz will not be too harsh on her, Jazz certainly had no problem telling Vivek to “Blame that white girl” for all his woe’s. It was typical Jazz and very very funny to me.
That Single Mom Life/Parents Be Buggin
Vivek is under tremendous pressure in “Daddy Lessons” from his parents and his culture to graduate college, as he would be the first to do so in his family. He totally blew it though, by selling drugs for four years and getting expelled from college. Vivek laments he had 6 months to go, before graduation and he’s so mad the situation he’s put himself in.
I told you guys, Vivek is the smartest character on the show, and Jazz agrees with me, she is all like Vivek you are wicked smart and not the kinda smart we tell Luca he is. Vivek could indeed start a tech company if he wanted to, or write a best selling memoir on his college scandal, which is honestly the direction I would take, if I were him. Alas, his parents are not happy particularly his daddy who disowns him and tells him he no longer exists in their family. DAMN. It’s very sad, and Vivek is completely shook and heartbroken. Vivek’s poor mom forgave him before she left, but its not much solace to Vivek who knows he has brought shame on his family.
Dre overhears this and starts to feel badly for talking to Zoey like he did. He makes a sandwich and shares it with her, telling her that of all his kids he would like to disown it’s Junior not her. Which makes her laugh and they hug it out. Zoey apologizes again for her erratic behavior and tells him she is an adult now and she making adult decisions and taking responsibility for her actions. Dre is truly proud of her and he’s glad she’s not a drug dealer and that she didn’t get expelled from college, then he cuts her off of the credit card she had in his name. I really enjoyed having Dre over to visit, but next time I want to see Bow and maybe the twins. Hear that writers?
Nomi on the other hand is studying for the LSATS and taking her regular courses trying to graduate on time with a two year old. It’s hard, and she’s tired and she misses her parents who really supported her when she lived at home. I hate that Luna’s daddy told Nomi he wants nothing to do with either of them. What and asshole, but that life and Nomi is okay with raising Luna on her own as long as she has a village to support her. It totally makes sense that Luna’s daycare is temporarily closed due to COVID, but it does put Nomi in a bind childcare wise. How is she supposed to go to class and focus when she has no one to look after Luna.
Ana comes through in the clinch though, because she’s Ana and she is a good friend to all. I like Ana and Nomi’s relationship lately, I’d like to explore that more WRITERS! Anyway, Ana finds Nomi some babysitters to interview and this girl has already screened them and everything. Ana could work for the CIA after college, for real. Like for real, for real.
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