S1:E7 The Whistle

Original Air Date: Feb 25, 2018

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.


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Lookahead at Episode 107: Working With Steven Will

S1:E7 Extra (1:20)

Lookahead at Episode 107: Working With Steven Will

"Quentin, on the other hand, enters the barbershop in an entirely wordless scene that still manages to convey just how much he runs shit. It’s one of the best directed moments in the show. Even though we only see it from outside, Steven Williams’ performance is powerful as he hands Trice a stack of cash and a cake."


"The tale is an encapsulation of what Quentin sees as the thankless, futile nature of corporate employment and class aspirations, and it is a nice peek into the mind of a character who has not revealed much of himself so far."

Music from this episode
Sunny Duet (ft. theMIND)
Blake Carrington
Let's Talk About It
Foxx Williams
Feel Like I'm Lost
Kris-Andre Smith and Christopher Francis
Sand Dunes
Summer Camp
Come Home
Let's Roll
Chaka Khan
All By Myself
Nina C.

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