Queen Sugar

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Season 1 episodes (15)

1 First Things First
In the series premiere, directed by award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay (“Selma”), Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner “Unforgettable”), a savvy wife and manager of a professional basketball star living an upscale Los Angeles lifestyle returns to her family home – an 800-acre sugarcane farm in the heart of Louisiana – after her father suffers a stroke and she receives alarming news about her husband. There, she reunites with her estranged siblings Nova (Rutina Wesley “True Blood”), a world-wise journalist and activist, and Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe “Awkward”), a formerly incarcerated young father in search of redemption. Together, they must navigate the triumphs and struggles of their complicated lives in order to run an ailing farm in the New South.
2 Evergreen
In the second-hour of the two-night series premiere, the Bordelon siblings must work together to plan their father’s funeral. Tensions rise between Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner “Unforgettable”) and Nova (Rutina Wesley “True Blood”) as they each seek to honor their father in very different ways. Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe “Awkward”) argues with Aunt Violet (Tina Lifford “Parenthood”) over whether or not it’s appropriate to invite his young son Blue (Ethan Hutchison “The Path”) to the funeral service. Charley struggles with the fallout of the shocking news surrounding her husband and also learns there are many things they did not know about the state of their father’s farm. In an unexpected encounter, she comes face-to-face with an individual who’s interested in taking the farm off their hands.
3 Thy Will Be Done
Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner “Unforgettable”), Nova (Rutina Wesley “True Blood”), and Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe “Awkward”), learn the contents of their father’s will and explore the idea of running their newly inherited farm together as a family. Though Ralph Angel fights to fulfill his late father’s dream, he faces resistance from his siblings. The pressure on Ralph Angel pushes him to his limit when someone attempts to repossess one of his late father’s possessions. While deciding what to do next, the family seriously considers an undesirably low offer for the land from a local buyer.
4 The Darker Sooner
The Bordelon siblings attempt to return to their everyday lives, as Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) struggles to run the family farm amid setbacks. Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) resumes managing her husband’s troubled professional basketball career and legal issues despite their strained relationship, and Nova (Rutina Wesley) seeks justice for a friend’s son who she believes to be wrongfully imprisoned, which gives rise to issues between her and Ralph Angel.
5 By Any Chance
Nova’s (Rutina Wesley) pursuit of justice causes issues in her romantic relationship with local cop Calvin (Greg Vaughan), Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) confronts her husband’s accuser, and Ralph Angel faces a moral quandary. As the siblings also navigate complications with running their family farm, Aunt Violet (Tina Lifford) receives unwelcome feedback at work and her boyfriend, Hollywood (Omar J. Dorsey), resumes contact with someone from his past.
6 As Promised
Nova (Rutina Wesley) and Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) clash when Nova makes public comments about Charley’s marriage, and Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) struggles to exit an illegal arrangement, which leads to issues at work. Charley and her husband Davis (Timon Kyle Durrett) form a united front to face his accuser, but things take an unexpected turn when she reveals shocking information about what really happened during the night in question.
7 In No Uncertain Terms
Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) finally faces the state of her marriage and shares it with her son Micah (Nicholas L. Ashe). Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) wants to move forward with his life by farming full time and obtaining custody of his son from Aunt Violet (Tina Lifford), but he encounters resistance from his family. Charley and Nova (Rutina Wesley) clash over money, and Aunt Violet discovers information that jeopardizes her relationship with Hollywood (Omar J. Dorsey) after coming face to face with someone from his past.
8 Where With All
As the family prepares for a hurricane, many of their issues are brought to the surface. The incoming storm threatens the farm, and while preparing to protect their land, Remy (Dondré T. Whitfield) calls into question Charley’s (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) treatment of her staff. Aunt Violet (Tina Lifford) worries about Nova’s (Rutina Wesley) safety while Nova tends to the community in the Lower Ninth, and Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) quarrels with Darla (Bianca Lawson) when she arrives unannounced. Plus, Hollywood (Omar J. Dorsey) and Aunt Violet are reunited, and Nova and Charley argue over their different lifestyles.
9 Next to Nothing
As the siblings work together to repair any damage caused by the storm, Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner), Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) and Remy (Dondré T. Whitfield) are shocked to discover two dead bodies on their property. When the police begin to investigate, Charley questions her own moral compass. Nova also investigates their death, and the siblings later unite to tell their fellow workers about the tragedy. Meanwhile, Aunt Violet (Tina Lifford) objects to Darla’s (Bianca Lawson) continued presence in their home, and when she refuses to relinquish guardianship of Blue (Ethan Hutchison), Hollywood (Omar J. Dorsey) encourages her to look at things in a different light.
10 So Far
The storm impacted the harvest schedule, leaving Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) to search for a new mill. When she rejects an unfair split of the profits from the Boudreaux family, she discovers there is more to the story of their land than originally thought. Nova (Rutina Wesley) encounters issues in her romantic relationship when her girlfriend tries to help her with a prestigious speech, and Charley’s values are called into question over Micah's (Nicholas L. Ashe) choice of school. Hollywood (Omar J. Dorsey) again tries to repair his relationship with Aunt Violet (Tina Lifford), and Ralph Angel makes another plea for custody of Blue (Ethan Hutchison).
11 All Good
The Bordelon siblings must find a new mill, but with mounting expenses, they need a feasible solution. Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) makes a big step in putting her past with Davis (Timon Kyle Durrett) behind her, but when Micah (Nicholas L. Ashe) accidentally learns about Charley and Remy’s (Dondré T. Whitfield) new relationship, she is filled with guilt. Too Sweet (Isaac White) returns with doubts about his future and Nova encourages him to change his point of view. Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) and Darla (Bianca Lawson) unite to help Blue (Ethan Hutchison) navigate issues at school, and Aunt Violet (Tina Lifford) makes changes to the diner.
12 Far Too Long
The siblings continue their quest for a new mill in time for harvest and Charley's (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) search for an investor motivates her to make a cunning decision in relation Davis' (Timon Kyle Durrett) basketball career. When Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) devises his own solution, Charley's objection creates issues. Hollywood (Omar J. Dorsey) and Aunt Violet's (Tina Lifford) relationship hits an additional roadblock, which forces Hollywood to make a rash move. Nova's (Rutina Wesley) ex Calvin (Greg Vaughan) returns to watch her Q&A on community issues, and her moving speech pushes him to take action.
13 Give Us This Day
Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) continues to make calculated choices regarding Davis' (Timon Kyle Durrett) basketball career and her desire to secure an investor. Nova (Rutina Wesley) and lover Calvin (Greg Vaughan) finally reunite, but their union causes controversy in the community. Davis attempts to repair his relationship with son Micah (Nicholas L. Ashe), but he faces resistance. Aunt Violet (Tina Lifford) learns of Hollywood's (Omar J. Dorsey) departure and tries to make amends, and Ralph Angel makes a shocking discovery that changes everything.
101 Trailer
Introducing the first season of the American drama television series, Queen Sugar from filmmaker Ava DuVernay and executive producer Oprah Winfrey.
The cast and crew reveal why the journey of a contemporary black Louisiana family is the right story at the right moment.

About this show

Produced by Oprah Winfrey, award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay (Selma), and Melissa Carter, Queen Sugar chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings in Saint Josephine, Louisiana. Reunited by a family tragedy, the Bordelons must navigate their complicated lives in order to run an ailing sugarcane farm.

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1.92K reviews
Kelly Watkins
July 9, 2019
2 Stars for the service- not the show. I paid for a full season. So far I have access to 3 of the 4 episodes. I have emailed Youtube's support, but haven't heard back from them yet. If this week's episode doesn't work I will get my money back.
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Linda Adamson
July 17, 2019
I paid for one of the episodes and It wouldn't down load so I guess I won't be down loading on this app. pretty disappointed I really liked queen sugar. Linda
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Shinerria James
March 26, 2021
I love this show! But I'm upset that I purchased season 5 and I'm missing episode 5. What's up with that? If play store does not give me that episode that I'm entitled to, I'm requesting a refund.
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