After a brief hiatus, Insecure is back with its fourth season to explore more of the Black female experience and… sometimes Black male. No, this season doesn’t have hour-long episodes as constantly requested by fans, but it has gained two additional episodes this time around. The premiere episode “Lowkey Feelin’ Myself” set the tone for this season’s main focal point, which suggest it’s going to be relationships. Although we’re anticipating the return of Nathan (Kendrick Sampson) and the relationship between he and Issa (Issa Rae). It hints that the real relationship that’s going to be put to the test is the one between Molly (Yvonne Orji) and Issa. It conveys the impression that the ladies are about to get their “Joan & Toni” on.
This episode posed a few questions among the group of friends beginning with Tiffany (Amanda Seales) withholding information from Issa.
Question 1: was Tiffany wrong for not telling Issa that her ex-boyfriend of five years had, or was dating her co-worker friend whom is assisting Issa in her passion project? Tiffany felt guilty by automatically assuming Issa was upset with her before the two could even have a conversation.
Question 2: If you were Issa would you give your ex the power of preventing you from securing the bag just because the person helping you secure it unknowingly begin dating your ex?
Question 3: If you were Lawrence would you be okay with your new bae becoming friends and working with your ex bae?
The writings have been on the wall, and the words received a larger font last season when we witnessed Molly’s devious ambition to be the best by any means of who it is she hurts, steps on, or over to obtain the success she wants. Molly has an ostentatious way about her that isn’t pleasant, and the premiere leads the viewer to believe that it’s going to reach a breaking point this season with Issa’s opening line, “I don’t f**k with Molly anymore” right before switching from present-day to four months prior. If that wasn’t telling, then perhaps the few digs Molly took at Issa throughout the episode.
Dig number 1: when the ladies were shopping and Issa revealed her possible sponsors for her event, Molly surprisingly and with underwhelming emotion replied, “Oh sh*t, these are real brands that’s legit.”
Dig number 2: On the way to Issa’s mixer, she told her Asian bae Andrew (Alexander Hodge) Issa is her “home girl, but she’s trying” implying he shouldn’t have taken her mixer serious by putting on his “good” clothes for the event.
There isn’t any need to discuss Molly telling Issa she prefers for her life to be messy, and it doesn’t have to be that way, as if she isn’t a selfish self-sabotaging messy one herself.
Season four of Insecure looks promising and eventful. We know we’ll get to see Issa’s block party come into fruition. We know her, Condola (Christina Elmore) and Lawrence’s (Jay Ellis) situation has the potential to become messy, but if noting more…entertaining. We’re interested in seeing how the situation with TSA bae plays out, being he’s providing Issa with more than good sex, weed, and Hennessey. He was supportive of her mixer by working her event, and doing his best to keep the party lit. It’s inevitable we’ll get to see these characters move in different directions this season, while still exploring the black experience, providing humor, self-awareness situations, with a whole lot of insecurities in the mix.