It’s weird to watch her try to be puppet master over her

Molly And The Toxic Ghosts Of ‘Insecure’ Season 3

canada goose clearance The “Insecure” finale was haunting. Not in the Friday the 13th way. But in the way you’re forced to look at yourself in the mirror and purge the things that are no longer serving you even those things closest to your heart. canada goose clearance

It’s Issa’s 30th birthday. buy canada goose jacket cheap After deciding to put her block party planning on hold, she’s vowed to have a drama free celebration. is there, including the ghosts of dating past. Lawrence (Jay Ellis) spots Issa, and they have a cute moment before he gifts her a box of Raisinets, a nod to the fact that he forgot her birthday in Season 1. canada goose coats Meanwhile, Molly spots Jared (Langston Kerman), the man she stopped dating because a guy gave him head in college and she assumes he’s gay because he’s with another man. (Spoiler: He’s not. Molly is just homophobic.)

Canada Goose Parka All in all, Issa is having a good night. Until Molly casually tells her that Nathan popped up at her house earlier that day and she told him to leave. That was the last straw for Issa. She tells Molly that she’s fed up with her continued negativity. for the past month. He reveals that he’s been dealing canadian goose jacket with mental health issues that prompted him to shut down. Issa tells him that she needs some time before she can consider letting him in again. Canada Goose Parka

For the first time in this series, Issa has chosen herself in a healthy and responsible way. She finally unpacks her apartment, literally and Canada Goose Jackets metaphorically. She’s in her own home, sitting on her own couch, absolved of that internalized failure she’s felt all season. That’s growth.

cheap Canada Goose On this “Run That Back,” Julia Craven and Taryn Finley discuss how proud we are of Issa’s growth, just how gross canada goose clearance Molly’s toxic behavior has become and how everyday black women are unfairly positioned as therapists for men’s mental health issues. cheap Canada Goose

Canada Goose Online Taryn: Deep sigh. I guess we should work our way through this episode and start with Issa. I felt for Sis because I know she wanted to throw her block party for her birthday, but I really need for her to not give up so easily on herself. Getting rejection after rejection doesn’t feel great, but she gotta start giving herself time. Canada Goose Online

canada goose coats Julia: Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. I hate that she gave up. I think part of this is her tendency to internalize failure and the lack of a realistic timeline. Great things take time. “Lemonade” wasn’t recorded in a day. canada goose coats

Canada Goose online Taryn: Hello. And Molly didn’t make shit better. Since Issa told her about the block party a few episodes back, it didn’t feel like she was being as supportive as Issa needed her to be, but this shit episode she really showed her ass. I think Molly’s negativity has stifled Issa A LOT. She’s truly been a bad friend lately. And Issa fed into that shit because, like you said, she internalizes her failures. Canada Goose online

buy canada goose jacket Julia: Molly has been wild negative this entire season. It’s really baffling how one person can have such a draining personality. canada goose clearance sale She’s been incredibly toxic, and it’s overflowing onto the people around her. That isn’t fair, and I wonder how her and Issa’s friendship will progress or dissolve from here. buy canada goose jacket

buy canada goose jacket cheap Taryn: Canada Goose Parka So toxic. I knew they’d fall out this season, but I didn’t know it would be this bad. canada goose deals Like, this is bad. Molly projects so much shit onto others without turning the mirror toward herself. And that’s evident throughout this episode. She’s trying, in a way, to control Issa’s destiny. I know that may sound like a reach, but the ways she advises her, the things she feels like Issa isn’t being served by, all of her attitudes toward her best friend have been anything but healthy. buy canada goose jacket cheap

canadian goose jacket Julia: I think you’re right. It’s weird to watch her try to be puppet master over her friends and her co workers while failing to wield that level of control over her own life. canadian goose jacket

Taryn: It’s weird, but I’m also laughing at her clown ass. This is the beginning of a tumble down a steep hill, face first. She deserves.

I wanna root for her, but I need to see her get humbled first. ‘Cause at this point, I just view her as a bad person.

Julia: Molly is 100 percent a bad person with decent intentions, which is so fucking weird lol.

canada goose clearance sale Julia: As far as her stopping Nathan, I was like idk if this is good or bad. I slept on it and it was both. Molly’s heart was in the right place, but she can’t play God and make those decisions for Issa. canada goose clearance sale

canada goose store It’s not her job to intervene. If Issa wants Nathan back in her life, then that’s her (stupid ass) decision. If she wants to tell him off, she should be able to. Molly almost blocked Issa’s closure, and that’s foul. canada goose store

Taryn: I’m in that place, too, with the Nathan situation. Especially since it was Issa’s birthday. Molly canada goose black friday sale was looking out because she didn’t want Issa to have to deal with drama. If I was in Molly’s shoes, I may canada goose store have done the same. You been gone for how long, my nigga? And you wanna just pop up and expect my girl to give you time on her big day? Boy, you must be trippin. Had her looking dumb in these streets just last episode. I think I would’ve told Issa right after shooing him away, though. I see cons in both scenarios. If Molly wasn’t doing the most in other areas, I think Issa wouldn’t have been as mad at her.

Julia: Right as we saw when Issa’s reaction to Molly turning Nathan away bubbled up into Canada Goose online how negative she’s been cheap Canada Goose in general. And I def would have done the same thing and immediately told my friend. I’m glad Issa did tell Nathan to get the fuck but we can dissect that scene later.

Taryn: Molly just can’t sit up straight. Who knew she would Canada Goose sale become Taurean squared at work?

(Is “Molly just can’t sit up straight” some country shit to say? Cause it feels like it lol)

Canada Goose Coats On Sale Julia: I have Canada Goose Outlet complicated feels about Taurean and Molly at work. I actually think buy canada goose jacket the way she’s being isolated by her peers is a bit extreme. I still feel like she should have communicated with Taurean and put her foot down to his face in last week’s episode. I also think he’s being a little bitch about it now that Molly is acting like he has been acting. I understand why the women in the office are done with her because she legitimately fucked them over. But Taurean isn’t used to a woman putting her dick on the table and it being bigger, which is telling. Canada Goose Coats On Sale

Taurean is really whining and pouting because he didn’t get to fact check and oversee Molly’s work. BOIIIIIIIIII if you don’t GET! But, again, for the ladies: I get it. I’d be done with her, too. And Issa was right about Molly being negative at work.

Canada Goose sale Then at the same time, this is corporate law. Are they not used to people being this “aggressive,” as Taurean put it? It’s complicated and, ultimately, I want Molly to figure out how to balance her ambition with being a team player. Canada Goose sale

Taryn: So a few things. Let’s start with Taurean’s bitch ass calling Molly aggressive. He’s mad because, like Molly, he’s used to being at the top, yet he got sonned by a woman who he underestimated, so now he has egg on his face. He’s well within his right to be upset about it, but by calling her aggressive, he earned a hearty “fuck you” from me. Being a black woman in a corporate workplace is tough enough without men doing their damnedest to peg us as aggressive or any other word synonymous with “angry black woman.” I’ve been called aggressive by white people at work, but there’s this extra sting that comes when a black man calls me that (which has happened recently at work). Molly is literally playing Taurean’s game, yet it’s a double standard when women play hardball. Men get away with it and are often praised for asserting themselves and getting the job done. But when Molly does it, she’s aggressive? Oh.

canada goose factory sale That doesn’t get Molly off the hook for me, though, because I knew this shit would happen. Molly has been prancing around this office preoccupied with playing the game so much that she lost her integrity and she began playing unfair, starting with when she reneged on her commitment to help on the case with the ladies. She was so busy trying to win that she forgot that she was shitting on folks who didn’t deserve it. So, yeah, she finally made it to the top, but now she’s by herself cause Taurean don’t wanna work with her and neither do the only potential friends she could’ve had at the office. It’s lonely at the top when you try to play a game that systemically was not built for you. You gotta shake shit up and kill that patriarchal shit if you want to make it to the top and keep your values intact. Then you can enjoy the top with others who look like you. That takes work. Molly cut corners. I don’t feel bad for her. Nobody wins when the family feuds. canada goose factory sale

Molly too focused on being one of the boys instead of being the womanist superhero who slaughters the patriarchy. And Sis, I wish I had a dollar for every time I was called “aggressive” or “determined” or “a go getter.” What else am I supposed to be? Because I don’t get to be mediocre like the white girls and boys (and some of the black boys, too, canada goose outlet but that’s a topic for another day, okurrrrr).

Canada Goose Jackets Taryn: Sis, I could write a whole book about it. Actually, Harper Collins, holla at me. Canada Goose Jackets

Julia: There’s much to be said about slightly above average black men who get painted as “geniuses” simply because they are men. But, again, different day.

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