Queen Sugar

Airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET

About

QUEEN SUGAR chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings in Saint Josephine, Louisiana. The siblings are Nova (Rutina Wesley, TRUE BLOOD), a world-wise journalist and activist; Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner, STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS), the savvy wife and manager of an NBA star; and Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe, AWKWARD), a formerly incarcerated young father in search of redemption. After a family tragedy, the Bordelons must navigate the triumphs and struggles of their complicated lives in order to run an ailing sugarcane farm in the Deep South.

Synopses

  • S4 - Episode 13

    I Am

    Sam Landry and Violet's shared past is revealed; Charley realizes she's been used by Sam Landry for his own personal agenda; the Bordelon family unites, determined to face an uncertain future together.

  • S4 - Episode 12

    Here

    Nova tries to mend fences with Ralph Angel; Violet tries to put her past behind her; Micah and Charley discuss college; Romero and Charley attempt to reunite.

  • S4 - Episode 3

    Where My Body Stops or Begins

    Violet is surprised by someone from her past who arrives at her diner; Prosper offers comfort to Ralph Angel and Charley when they discover something unsettling about Landry Enterprises; Violet demands that Nova leave for good.

  • S4 - Episode 2

    "I No Longer Imagine"

    Violet is surprised by someone from her past who arrives at her diner.

  • S4 - Episode 1

    "Pleasure Is Black"

    Ralph Angel learns that his parole has concluded; Charley and Romero enjoy each other's company; the Bordelon family celebrates the opening of Vi's Prized Pies and Diner.

  • S4 - Episode 11

    I'm Sorry

    Micah and Keke's plans for prom are derailed; Charley tells Jacob Boudreaux a shocking secret; Darla pleads for Ralph Angel's forgiveness; Violet tells Hollywood there's something she needs to do to release her past.

  • S4 - Episode 10

    Oh Mamere

    Micah takes Blue to the park triggering trauma from his past; Darla learns a painful truth about the night Blue was conceived, and Violet stands by her side for comfort.

  • S4 - Episode 9

    Stare at the Same Fires

    Violet confesses a hard truth to Hollywood; Micah turns to Ralph Angel for advice about his relationship; Nova helps Charley when she hits a low point; the community comes together at the Queen Sugar Mill to say enough is enough.

  • S4 - Episode 8

    All the Borders

    Charley learns some devastating news about her mill; Violet calls in a favor from Sam Landry; Nova has an intense conversation with a past lover; Ralph Angel and Darla comfort one another; and Romero and Charley's relationship hits a roadblock.

  • S4 - Episode 7

    Of Several Centuries

    Nova's press tour continues, and she reconnects with Calvin; Violet's diner is vandalized, and Charley discovers the perpetrator; Darla continues to struggle; Ralph Angel's reentry program is in jeopardy; Charley receives devastating news.

  • S4 - Episode 6

    By the Spit

    Ralph Angel and Darla grow concerned for Blue; Nova and Octavia's relationship hits a setback; a concerning attack raises doubts about Charley's campaign; Hollywood grows more concerned for Violet.

  • S4 - Episode 5

    Face Speckled

    Remy reveals he's leaving town; Davis turns to Charley for advice when Nova's book impacts his job; Charley and Romero's clinic is raided by ICE agents; Ralph Angel explains to Blue that they are connected by their souls, not by their blood.

  • S4 - Episode 4

    Skin Transparent

    Nova remains estranged from her family; Charley learns more about the Landrys' plans; Ralph Angel launches a reentry program; Charley and Romero start their makeshift clinic; Nova reveals a disturbing family secret at her book launch.

  • S3 - Episode 13

    "From on the Pulse of Morning"

    Ralph Angel receives some unexpected news; the fate of the correctional facility is revealed; Charley makes a proposal on behalf of the farmers; Violet and Hollywood celebrate their love.

  • S3 - Episode 12

    "The Horizon Leans Forward"

    Ralph Angel and Darla find some peace, Violet reveals her lupus diagnosis to her family, and the Council makes a decision about the correctional facility.

  • S3 - Episode 10

    "Here Beside the River"

    Violet confronts Nova about her article; Ralph Angel receives a visit from the Department of Children & Family Services; Charley makes another move against Landry Enterprises; Micah confesses to Keke; Nova and Remy decide their future.

  • S3 - Episode 9

    "The Tree and Stone Were One"

    Charley receives unexpected support in her fight against Sam Landry; Nova receives an offer she cannot refuse; Violet learns the fate of her pie business; Micah and his friends execute their plan for the plantation; Charley learns the truth.

  • S3 - Episode 8

    "Come, Clad in Peace"

    Violet's business partnership might be in jeopardy; Micah gets involved in a new protest; Charley threatens the Landry Enterprises board.

  • S3 - Episode 7

    "Study War No More"

    Violet celebrates her 60th birthday; Nova and Remy grow closer; Darla and Ralph Angel discuss custody; Violet learns more about her new business arrangement; the Bordelon family is devastated to discover the Landrys' true plan for the land.

  • S3 - Episode 6

    "Delicate and Strangely Made"

    Remy and Nova address their feelings; Violet receives a business proposal; Blue finally reveals what happened at school; Charley discovers something suspicious; Ralph Angel goes on a date.

  • S3 - Episode 5

    "A Little Lower Than Angels"

    Remy and Nova act on their feelings; Ralph Angel bonds with his boss' daughter; Davis discloses his secret to Charley; Micah and his new friends stumble across something disturbing; Darla and Ralph Angel clarify their relationship to Blue.

  • S3 - Episode 4

    "No Haven in My Shadow"

    Darla and Ralph Angel come face-to-face; Hollywood offers Violet a business solution; Charley learns more about the Landry and Boudreaux families; Davis reveals a hidden secret to Micah; Nova reveals something personal to Remy.

  • S3 - Episode 3

    "Your Distant Destiny"

    Micah is excited to go to his new school; an interaction with Blue leaves Ralph Angel feeling guilty; Nova must come up with new material for her book; Charley reveals her secret plans to Nova; Darla returns.

  • S3 - Episode 2

    "Of Their Sojourn Here"

    Violet receives a business proposition she cannot refuse; Nova faces a difficult career decision; Micah asks his parents to transfer schools; Charley learns shocking information about Sam Landry.

  • S3 - Episode 1

    "A Rock, A River, A Tree"

    Ralph Angel finally learns the truth about his biological connection to Blue; Charley exposes her hidden plan for Landry Enterprises; Nova is propositioned by book publishers.

  • S3 - Episode 11

    "Your Passages Have Been Paid"

    Darla and Ralph Angel undergo a heated mediation; Nova makes a confession; Charley confronts Micah about the fire; Charley encounters an unexpected roadblock.

  • S2 - Episode 16

    "Dream Variations"

    Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) finally makes a decision about Darla (Bianca Lawson).

  • S2 - Episode 15

    "Copper Sun"

    Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) and Remy (Dondre Whitfield) have a tense exchange with Jacob Boudreaux (Lea Coco).

  • S2 - Episode 14

    "On These I Stand"

    Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) is left devastated by Darla's (Bianca Lawson) news.

  • S2 - Episode 13

    "Heritage"

    Darla (Bianca Lawson) reveals a devastating secret to Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe).

  • S2 - Episode 12

    "Live in the All Along"

    Davis (Timon Kyle Durrett) finally offers Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) a sincere apology.

  • S2 - Episode 11

    "Fruit of the Flower"

    Nova (Rutina Wesley) finally confronts Lorna (Sharon Lawrence) about breaking up her family.

  • S2 - Episode 10

    "Drums at Dusk"

    Violet's (Tina Lifford) encounter with Charley's (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) mother raises old issues.

  • S2 - Episode 9

    "Yet Do I Marvel"

    Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) and Darla (Bianca Lawson) celebrate their engagement, Violet’s (Tina Lifford) symptoms worsen, and Nova (Rutina Wesley) has doubts about her Zika story. Plus, Charley’s (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) mother makes an unexpected visit.

  • S2 - Episode 8

    "Freedom's Plow"

    Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) tells Remy (Dondre Whitfield) how she feels, Darla (Bianca Lawson) explains why she kept Ralph Angel’s (Kofi Siriboe) secret, and Micah (Nicholas L. Ashe) discloses the details of his arrest. Finally, Ralph Angel and Darla take a big step.

  • S2 - Episode 7

    "I Know My Soul"

    During a heated family exchange with his siblings, Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) makes a request of Darla (Bianca Lawson) that weighs on their relationship. Plus, Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) finally provides an authentic interview.

  • S2 - Episode 6

    "Line of Our Elders"

    Charley’s (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) mill opening is disrupted by machinery issues, Nova (Rutina Wesley) discovers her father’s secret, and Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) is confronted with his past. Plus, Charley has an expected visitor.

  • S2 - Episode 5

    "Caroling Dusk"

    Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) schedules an appointment with a family therapist, Nova (Rutina Wesley) reunites with Robert Dubois (Alimi Ballard), Davis (Timon Kyle Durrett) meets an intriguing singer, and Darla (Bianca Lawson) secures an unexpected job.

  • S2 - Episode 4

    "My Soul's High Song"

    Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) and Remy (Dondre Whitfield) disagree over her living choices, Nova’s (Rutina Wesley) clashes with her new editor, Violet (Tina Lifford) has a new dream, and a whitefly infestation threatens the farm.

  • S2 - Episode 3

    "What Do I Care For Morning"

    Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) speaks with Davis (Timon Kyle Durrett) about their custody arrangement and Micah (Nicholas L. Ashe) reveals his feelings for Keke (Tanyell Waivers). Plus, Nova (Rutina Wesley) is invited to a symposium and Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) confronts Jacob Boudreaux (Lea Coco).

  • S2 - Episode 2

    "To Usward"

    Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) turns to Remy (Dondré Whitfield) for help with his business idea, and he offers encouraging advice for obtaining the capital he needs. Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) enters her final divorce mediation with Davis (Timon Kyle Durrett), where she’s blindsided with his last-minute request. She turns to Remy for comfort, who advises Charley to properly mourn the loss of her marriage. Nova (Rutina Wesley) tries to raise awareness for those wrongfully imprisoned at a fundraiser where she sees Micah (Nicholas L. Ashe), who is still processing his recent incarceration. Meanwhile, Aunt Violet (Tina Lifford) learns that Hollywood (Omar J. Dorsey) might have been involved in a life-threatening accident.

  • S2 - Episode 1

    "After the Winter"

    Charley’s (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) relationship with Remy (Dondré Whitfield) is threatened when she discovers that a business loan is contingent on the involvement of her estranged husband, Davis (Timon Kyle Durrett). She later sees Davis on a date during her girls’ night out with Nova (Rutina Wesley) and Aunt Violet (Tina Lifford), and a confrontation ensues. Micah (Nicholas L. Ashe) is pulled over by a police officer in his expensive new car, and Davis uses his star power to secure his release, which upsets Charley. The concern over Micah pushes Aunt Violet to reach out to Hollywood (Omar J. Dorsey) to finally confess her feelings. Plus, Nova mourns the end of her relationship with Calvin (Greg Vaughan) by seeking comfort with new companions. She also holds a community fundraiser. Later, Darla (Bianca Lawson) reaches a decision about her relationship with Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) and Charley makes a huge personal decision.

  • S1 - Episode 13

    "Give Us This Day"

    Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) makes a discovery that changes everything.

  • S1 - Episode 12

    "Far Too Long"

    The siblings continue their quest for a new mill.

  • S1 - Episode 11

    “All Good”

    The Bordelon siblings struggle to find a new mill and Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) moves forward with Remy (Dondre Whitfield). Plus, Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) and Darla (Bianca Lawson) help Blue (Ethan Hutchison) with school issues, and Aunt Violet (Tina Lifford) changes the diner.

  • S1 - Episode 10

    “So Far”

    Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) searches for a new mill, and she learns more about the story of their land than originally thought. Plus, Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) makes another plea for custody.

  • S1 - Episode 9

    “Next to Nothing”

    As the siblings work together to repair any damage caused by the storm, Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner), Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) and Remy are shocked to discover two dead bodies on their property.

  • S1 - Episode 8

    “Where With All”

    As the hurricane approaches, Aunt Violet (Tina Lifford) worries about Nova’s (Rutina Wesley) safety and Remy (Dondre Whitfield) calls Charley’s (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) treatment of her staff into question. Plus, Hollywood and Aunt Violet (Tina Lifford) are reunited.

  • S1 - Episode 7

    “In No Uncertain Terms”

    Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) finally faces the state of her marriage, Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) wants to farm full time, and Aunt Violet (Tina Lifford) discovers information that jeopardizes her relationship with Hollywood.

  • S1 - Episode 6

    “As Promised”

    Nova (Rutina Wesley) and Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) clash, Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) struggles to exit an illegal arrangement and things take an unexpected turn for Charley and her husband when they face his accuser.

  • S1 - Episode 5

    “By Any Chance”

    Nova’s (Rutina Wesley) pursuit of justice causes issues in her relationship, Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) confronts her husband’s accuser, and Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) faces a moral quandary.

  • S1 - Episode 4

    “The Darker Sooner”

    The Bordelon siblings return to their everyday lives, as Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) struggles to run the farm, Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) manages her husband’s career, and Nova (Rutina Wesley) seeks justice for a friend’s son.

  • S1 - Episode 3

    “Thy Will Be Done”

    The siblings learn the contents of their father’s will, and Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) is pushed to his limit. The family also considers an offer for the land from a local buyer.

  • S1 - Episode 2

    "Evergreen"

    The siblings work together to plan their father’s funeral and tensions rise as they honor their father in different ways. Plus, Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) struggles with her marriage.

  • S1 - Episode 1

    “First Things First”

    Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) returns to her family sugarcane farm after her father’s stroke. There, she reunites with her siblings and together they must navigate their complicated lives to run the ailing farm.

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