Dear White People Recap: Parent Problems Desperate for Recommendations

August 2, 2019
Daniel Hart 0
Netflix, TV Recaps
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Summary

Dear White People Season 3, Episode 5 is all about the different relationships with parents, as a few of the characters face their own.

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Summary

Dear White People Season 3, Episode 5 is all about the different relationships with parents, as a few of the characters face their own.

This recap of Dear White People Season 3, Episode 5 contains spoilers. You can read our recap of the previous episode by clicking these words.


Parents; you either love them or hate them. It’s true. As we grow up, we become crippled by the embarrassment of being around them, then as soon as you get over puberty, they become the cornerstone of your very existence. It’s Parents Weekend in Episode 5, which means the pressure is on for the students to spend time with family.

Coco wants a recommendation for the Global Venture Fellowship from the toughest professor on the campus, but when she sits in class, and he asks multiple questions, she crumbles under pressure. As she leaves the classroom, she realizes she is seeing someone in her head; that person turns out to be a manifestation of her conscience, who starts giving her cold, hard advice.

It gets worse for Coco in Episode 5 as her mother turns up, embarrassing her in social groups. After initially lashing out at her mother, they both bond, highlighting their mother-daughter relationship.

It’s challenging to watch Samantha in Episode 5; this is the first Parents Weekend since her father has died. She’s still texting his mobile, as her way of speaking to him, but she becomes more upset when she learns the phone company has already given the number away. She rings her mother and sobs — I think it was time for this character to grieve more, as she kept a lot of it in at first.

Dear White People Season 3, Episode 5 shows everyone has varying relationships with their parents.

Winchester’s Observations

  • Reggie is using the new app created by Moses Brown. He seems sold on the idea.
  • Kelsey’s parents are having a baby, making her feel unwanted. Brooke comforts her, and later on, they have their first date.

Our coverage does not stop here. Read the recap of episode 6 by clicking these words.

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