Takeaways From FX's Snowfall Szn 3 Episode 6
The crack epidemic took a devastating toll on the black community, perhaps by design. In what should be called genocide, Richard Nixon commenced the War on Drugs, a political initiative carried on by Ronald Reagan that set different legal standards in regards to cocaine (more popular among the rich and white) and crack (a drug pumped into America by the government, which was placed into the inner cities as a means of obliterating and weakening communities). This furthered the agenda of systematic oppression and adversely affected generations of people through incarceration and a host of other methods. Snowfall provides the story, and 4MP’s here with the analysis on Episode 6 from Season 3.
Rick Ross deserves his bag, and it's a shame he hasn't. No, I don't mean Ricky Rozay, the correctional officer. I'm talking about Ricky, who stayed by the freeway in South Central LA. If you don't know, use your Googles.
We love to see Sissy chiefing the reef. We didn't trust Franklin's dad or his intentions at first, but shit, he's finally making himself more useful and is right about Reed Thompson. There's no reason for Franklin to trust a man employed by the government. He sees you as a pawn in a long game and as soon as he gets what he wants, he's going to chew you up and spit you out. The Panthers know what's up. This is a classic American tale.
My patna Hysom loves Melody. Now that she's a free agent after being shunned by Franklin, he can finally make his move. Too bad Shon Shon from the PJs beat her like one of Jammin' Jerome's speaker systems. Shon Shon's got two names, and Melody had two options. Fight or run. You know how shit works. Your family's beef is your beef. I didn't make the rules.
You know it's hard to feel bad for Andre. He's not wrong. His job as a police officer is supposed to be "protecting and serving" the community. Though he thinks he's on the right side of the War on Drugs, he's not. No matter what that badge may say, you're still a black man in America. How your brothers in arms treated you during that fake traffic stop is precisely how they treat people of your hue. Oh, and your employers are part of the problem. They're the ones pumping crack into the place where you lay your head. Hopefully, he figures that out soon.
Oso is about his muhfuckin bidness. As soon as his brother told him about the threats his baby mama made against them, he was ready for action. He knows he's going into a dogfight with a shady-ass character with a wild background. Oso's not scared of shit.
Avi's an idiot for the opening "Black Lightning" quip. When you do bad business, the first thing not to do includes leading a conversation with an off-color racist joke. Avi should understand how the game goes. Just because you introduced somebody to the game doesn't mean they owe you. This shit is dirty. Nonetheless, Franklin's brilliant for acting on his father's hunch about Reed Thompson or Teddy McDonald. Boys came in with the Glocks, sought answers, and left with intel.
The best thing about Franklin in Season 3 is his decisiveness. He's graduated from being a student of the dope game, earning Summa Cum Laude with honors in Kitchen Chemistry. Love to see Franklin executing his plans with efficiency and studying situations before he acts.
When Melody came to Papa Popo with her alternative and affirmative plans for her departure to Spelman, everything sounded sweet. Once she mentioned going to a party before she left, I felt unnerved about what might happen next. After I told Hysom "I deadass think Melody's about to get clapped," an eerie feeling followed. Though she survived the episode, Melody caught another metaphorical bullet. Crack. Spellman may not be in the cards anymore, my love. Hope she doesn't end up strung out in New Mexico.
Jumped out of my seat when Franklin gave Reid the rundown on two Americas. No matter how much money you make or what class you're in, as a black person, you will always have to work two times harder. Our options aren't as vast, and we've always been able to make the best of shitty circumstances. Salute to Franklin for acquiring knowledge and applying it to get ahead of his "partner."
Understand how money laundering goes, but I don't like the idea of Jammin' Jeromes. It's just too loud and a raid waiting to happen. Leon's going to end up attracting unwanted attention with his sound system. And keeping the work at the shop is going to end up terribly. Mistakes are being made here, Franklin.