A wealth of social and personal issues conspire against the Pynk and those involved with it in “Demethrius”.
This recap of P-Valley season 2, episode 4, “Demethrius”, contains spoilers.
Regular viewers of P-Valley may remember one of Chucalissa’s health officials from the evening she spent in the Pynk, blowing her divorce settlement. Well, she makes a cameo appearance in “Demethrius”, loving her life once again – at least until a stripper sneezes in her open mouth. Incensed, she shuts the Pynk down for 24 hours for pandemic guideline violations, and the club can’t reopen unless certain – expensive – renovations are made.
P-Valley season 2, episode 4 recap
And the Pynk doesn’t have the money to throw around. Corbin is still throwing lowball offers at Hailey, sensing she wants to sell, but she isn’t willing to take less than what the property is worth. That desire to sell though later gets her in trouble with Mercedes and Uncle Clifford when they overhear her and Andre discussing the sale. She sees herself as a businesswoman and the Pynk as just a steppingstone. But the club is home to many, and the heart of Chucalissa. It isn’t just a building.
It’s this kind of passion for the community that is fuelling the mayoral race, which gets a lot more interesting this week when Patrice decides to oppose Wayne Kyle, and Andre, after going home to discover his wife, Britney, having sex with a colleague, throws his hat in the ring too. He also inherits his godfather’s home, which he plans to use as his base of operations.
Elsewhere, Mercedes continues her perhaps ill-advised relationship with Coach and his wife, Farrah, who here in “Demethrius” summons the stripper for a meeting, pretending to be her husband. This leads to her and Mercedes becoming intimate away from Coach’s arrangement, which is an interesting development.
Amid the pandemic, the murder of a black man sends several parts of the country spiraling into riots and civil uproar, while also sowing a lot of discord among Lil Murda’s tour crew, especially Big Teak, who takes the death especially hard. As suspected, this episode confirms that he and Lil Murda have – or at least had – a sexual relationship that was put on hold while Teak was in prison. It resumes here, though only temporarily, since Teak is dismayed to discover the half-written postcard that Murda was planning to send to Uncle Clifford.
From all this to ghosts in the Paradise Room, things continue to look bleak in Chucalissa. But there’s also little sense right now of where things are going, so hopefully, the Pynk can find its way up and out of its current predicament. The fate of Chucalissa, though, remains to be seen.