I just watched episode 5, "Hella Shook", of Insecure twice.
Now, I have patiently waited for Molly to get it together but I have reached my limit. I want more for but I need her to want more for herself!
Since the last episode, Molly postponed her therapy sessions with her most recent therapist and claimed she was going to look for another one BUT there was no sign of this. However, I still hoped she would realise how important therapy is and how much she still needed it in order to continue moving forward in a healthy way.
Not only did Molly overstep boundaries in episode 4, "Hella LA", with Dro but she also continued the nonsense in this episode too. I did breathe a sigh of relief when she finally turned Dro down at the end of episode 4 but I wasn't too sure she would continue to stand firm in her decision when I saw the trailer for episode 5.
Was I right? Definitely. Am I vex? Of course.
Molly allowed her feelings towards her father's past infidelity to affect how she would proceed with Dro. I completely understand that everything she knew about her parents' marriage was just shattered and she's also seeing them as PEOPLE now, who are flawed. As someone who didn't grow up with both of their parents in the same home, I can only imagine how painful that would be. Aside from this, I still don't feel that this revelation can excuse Molly's actions with Dro. This only proves, once again, that you NEED to be in therapy.
Not once did Molly question whether Dro was actually telling the truth about being in an open marriage. If you're going to be so bold as to entertain the idea of sleeping with him, why couldn't you also be bold and find out from Candice if it was true. I really hope Dro was lying so it causes Molly to really reflect on what she's doing because...sis, you are really lost. I do feel like she used that devastating revelation as a way to go ahead with her original plan to sleep with Dro and then act like she regrets it after. She won't have any real remorse as she wanted to scratch that itch and now has this "excuse" for making a bad decision.
Before I wrap this up, I would like to quickly discuss Lawrence. I've been over Lawrence since the very first episode of Insecure. I needed someone to remind him of a few things so I'm glad that Derek was honest with you and remind you that you had your part to play in the demise of your relationship too. For TWO WHOLE YEARS, you sat on a couch. Jobless. Unkept. To be clear, I'm not at all condoning Issa cheating on him, especially as she didn't clearly communicate her unhappiness properly but instead continued to be passive aggressive. Relationships require daily maintenance so I can't understand how you let sh*t slide for two years and didn't even think that you needed to check in with Issa.
Just because you now have a job and are sleeping with every girl who gives you attention, doesn't mean that you don't need to still get your shit together. Self-reflection, bro. Figure out why a relationship, that was headed for marriage, ultimately failed. What caused Issa to even entertain Daniel in the first place? Why wasn't she able to communicate with you how unhappy she was? Why did you think it was ok for you to sit on a couch for two years, whilst she took care of everything? Lawrence is so busy trying to fight against how Chad sees him that he hasn't even taken the time to reflect, instead he ran straight to Tasha and those ignorant white chicks.
The trailer for next week's episode shows some promise that Molly might potentially be aware of how bad this decision was. Hopefully she will cut all ties with Dro and make an appointment with her therapist. I hope Lawrence stays from Issa, for now, and that Issa continues to date and figure out what she wants.