Harlem season 1, episode 10 recap – the ending/finale explained

By Jonathon Wilson
Published: December 3, 2021
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Amazon Harlem season 1, episode 10 - Once Upon a Time in Harlem - the ending finale explained


The tenth episode of Harlem got written with the hope of a second season, but the finale is full of charm even with the show’s loose ends.

This recap of Amazon’s Harlem season 1, episode 10, “Once Upon a Time in Harlem,” — the ending/finale explained — contains spoilers.

Harlem season 1, episode 10 recap

The final episode of the first season of Harlem begins with Dr. Elise Pruitt introducing the newest faculty member, which shockingly isn’t Nora! It’s an individual with a Ph.D. and a host of experience from North Western. This to Camille means it is officially over. Later she tells Jameson that she would have found it easier had a white person been hired for the role as she could have blamed it on reasons aside from what she thinks is the truth, that she isn’t good enough. And so, Jameson asks Camille to go to The University of Chicago with him. Will she accept his offer?

Fearing what Brendon may be planning, Tye meets with a solicitor. As she was married to Brendon when she created the app, he may be entitled to a lot of profits from the business. Tye could take it to court, but it’s likely that she would lose. After having sex with Eric on set, Angie expresses her sadness that she’s not a huge star and that maybe she’s not good enough. But there’s good news for Angie. She is now one of the musical’s leading stars. 

Mira views the wedding dress that Quinn has made her, she thinks it’s beautiful. Whilst Mira invites Quinn to the wedding, Quinn declines. She adds that making the dress was already crossing the line, she’ll make it a lot worse if she was to attend the wedding. When Isabela drops off a teddy, Quinn completely blows her off. Tye tracks down Brendon and offers him $25,000 to divorce her. But Brendon isn’t after money. Even an increase to $35,000 can’t buy Brendon. Whilst Tye attempts to apologize, he claims that she deserves how he is about to treat her, and now, it is about money. 

As Quinn prepares dinner for the gang, she arranged it so that Tye would arrive first. She wants Tye’s advice on her situation with Isabela. Tye doesn’t pull any punches, she warns Quinn not to mess with any woman. When Camille arrives, she unloads all of her problems before she reveals that she is still in love with Ian. But the worst news for Quinn, Angie, and Camille? They have to sit through Get Out: The Musical again. But little do they know that the crew has received a letter from Jordan Peele (thanks to Angie), and the musical isn’t going ahead. The show must not go on as it’s not legally approved. As such, Get Out: The Musical must get out.

The ending

Quinn questions whether Camille should just quit her job. With that in mind, Camille pays Dr. Pruitt a visit. She tells her that she is done trying to prove that she is worthy, and unlike Dr. Pruitt, she is proud of her social media presence. And like that, Camille quits, even though she has no plan in store. As for drunken Quinn, she apologies to Isabela for being and asks her out on a date.

Tye returns to Brendon, only to find that he has left, and therefore, Tye has visions of people walking away from her. As Quinn has to drop off Mira’s wedding dress, Camille initially waits outside. But once she steps inside and envisions her wedding with Ian, she finds Ian and tells him that she loves him too. Revealing that he has bought Camille an engagement before they broke up, he tells her, “It was supposed to be you, it was always supposed to be you.” Camille and Ian both kiss each other. But unknowingly, they’re spotted by Mira.

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