The Chi

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Season 1 episodes (13)

1 Chi, The - Pilot
A fateful event sends shockwaves through a community on the South Side of Chicago and connects the lives of Brandon, Ronnie, Emmett and Kevin in wholly unexpected ways.
2 Chi, The - Alee
Brandon reels from a loss as Ronnie realizes he's made a mistake. Meanwhile, Emmett's carefree life is upended. Papa and Jake taunt Kevin over his crush on Andrea. Detective Cruz is shaken by conflicting clues in the investigation.
3 Chi, The - Ghosts
Brandon asks Kevin for help. Laverne and Greavy make a life-changing decision. Meanwhile, Amir looks to capitalize on Emmett's side gig while Quentin returns to town to launch his own investigation.
4 Chi, The - Quaking Grass
Brandon seeks refuge after Jerrika kicks him out. A physically and mentally ailing Ronnie runs into Rafiq. Meanwhile, Quentin takes a valued item from Trice while Kevin's quest ends with Brandon making a bad deal with Reg.
5 Chi, The - Today Was a Good Day
A neighborhood block party brings Brandon, Ronnie, Emmett and Kevin together. Brandon has a confrontation with Ronnie and gets surprised by Jerrika.
6 Chi, The - Penetrate a Fraud
Brandon’s actions jeopardize his relationship with Jerrika. Ronnie uncovers secrets about his surrogate son’s past and gives a crucial piece of information to the police. Meanwhile, Emmett’s shoe hustle goes awry.
7 Chi, The - The Whistle
Brandon compromises his employment by defending a co-worker. Emmett spends an eye-opening day with Quentin. At the roller rink, Kevin tries to get Andrea's attention.
8 Chi, The - Wallets
Brandon branches out on his own, while Emmett searches for his son after Tiffany takes him away. Ronnie seeks redemption at a mosque where he meets Rafiq. Kevin tries to stop his best friend from going down a dark path.
9 Chi, The - Namaste Muthafucka
Brandon attempts a reconciliation with Jerrika, but struggles to establish his business. Kevin realizes he can't stop Jake. Emmett reels when Jada is offered a job in another state.
10 Chi, The - Ease On Down the Road
Ronnie faces his past crimes. Meanwhile, Brandon's plan to finance his business goes awry. Kevin stars in the school play and attends a cast party with his friends. Emmett decides to fight for full custody. Season finale.
101 Season 1 Trailer
From Emmy® winner Lena Waithe, THE CHI is a timely coming-of-age drama series centered on a group of south side Chicago residents who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption.
102 First Look: About THE CHI
Dive into the story of and inspiration for THE CHI, with perspectives from cast members and executive producers Lena Waithe (Emmy® Award Winner) and Common (Academy Award® Winner).
103 Capturing Chicago
Get a behind-the-scenes look from the cast and producers as they discuss the authenticity of their characters, their inspirations, and the show.

About this show

Jake, Papa and Kevin confront the harsh reality of how the world views young, Black men in the aftermath of an act of police brutality. As the three friends reckon with a broken system, the aftershocks ripple across the South Side, inspiring friends and neighbors to rise up and take action. How does a community find the strength to persevere? That's the power of THE CHI.
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Jean Luc Pressoir
September 2, 2018
That series is so cool seeing the whole Chicago's Southside. I been wondering if the Southside represent a lot more like with where I live the lifestyles and events that happens only goes around everyday. I'm a Jamaica, Queens, New York-born, Austell, Georgia-raised, Atlanta-native I had seen a lot of stories going on all over the country and worldwide. Chicago's Southside is The CHI - Atlanta is The ATL
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December 18, 2021
I absolutely loved this one too!!! This one was more emotionally involved with real lif situations. But Snowfall&The CHI ..WAY BETTER THAN POWER and all the rest of those wanna be gangster/fake shows.This show sincerely relates to a whole bunch of real life situations and is definitely perfect to watch if you or your family or relationship has some dysfunctionalality or a lot..Even some crazy scenarios you’ve probably never thought of!!!
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February 27, 2021
I just started watching all over again 👏👏👏👏, absolutely Outstanding. I am a huge Kevin can, he has really grown in his acting on the show as he started to age. Amazing young Man and I can't wait to see what he does next
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