I too wondered if Odell was Hearst’s son. Aunt Lou saying, “You won’t take him from me…” and the “high yella” comment from the NG indicate it as a possibility. I didn’t think Hearst was surprised that Aunt Lou had a son so much as he was surprised to see a grown black man he didn’t know in his Aunt Lou’s room. Also, Hearst was in a pissy mood due to his very bad day and was giving Aunt Lou a hard time.
It’s not clear to what Odell’s plan was, just that he had been in Liberia (I do think he went there; Aunt Lou sent him to get him away from Hearst, I thought) and came back sooner than the time when he told his mother he returned. There is gold in Liberia; maybe Aunt Lou doesn’t believe him about that.
I really felt bad for Alma, and for Ellsworth. He blames himself for her drug use, as if she has to be high to tolerate being married to him. I think she’s going to have to break down her wall of icy reserve to convince him otherwise. If she can do this, I think she and Ellsworth will have a chance.
Trixie was awesome this ep, and I loved her conversation with Al. Funny how he shows her his love by cussing her out.
Why did Al cancel Dan’s trip? Is it because the shit with Hearst is going to go down too soon for Dan to get to Cheyenne and back with the reinforcements?
No idea what’s going to happen with Steve and the NG. I hope that, whatever happens, Steve loses.