Dear White People Recap: Becoming You

By Daniel Hart
Published: August 2, 2019 (Last updated: November 8, 2023)
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Netflix Series Dear White People Season 3, Episode 7


Dear White People Season 3, Episode 7 is a thoughtful chapter highlighting that you should be yourself rather than just trying to impress others.

This recap of Dear White People Season 3, Episode 7 contains spoilers. You can read our recap of the previous episode by clicking these words.

Episode 7 focuses on the characters trying to become somebody that they’ve envisioned. It’s certainly not the stronger episode in Season 3, but the ending provides a great cliffhanger.

With Chester’s popularity rising, Lionel tries to convince his peers, D’unte and friends, that he’s ready for the gay “deep end”. Lionel is always trying to prove his sexuality in some way or form, but the fact is, the audience understands that he can just be himself. I didn’t know what this “deep-end” was until Lionel entered this world, full of whips and chains and monstrously sized dildos. Lionel is a character that does not react well to distinct sexual encounters, so he did not take his dungeon of sex well. At one point he blurts, “does no-one want just a boyfriend!”.

For Sam, she finally gets the chance to meet her idol and discuss her latest documentary. The entire meeting with her idol is disappointing, with the woman barely making an effort to praise or give constructive criticism. Another teacher advises that she draws her own inspiration rather than trying to base herself on others. She does eventually find inspiration, and realizes her documentary needs to be based on “we’re all in this together”.

With the characters all trying to be someone else, Dear White People Season 3, Episode 7 ends with Brooke overhearing a conversation between Coco and Muffy. It turns out that the popular teach Moses Brown has abused his power sexually on Muffy.

Winchester’s Observations

  • Brooke is still boring off Kelsey, with both wanting to do things on their own terms.
  • Brooke has written her resignation for the New Independent, but now that she has a story about Moses Brown, will she quit?

Our coverage does not stop here. Read the recap of episode 8 by clicking these words.

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