Sunday night’s season 2 finale of HBO’s Insecure had avid viewers and Black Twitter users alike deep in the depths of the emotional waterfalls causing us to laugh, cry and feel all the feels.
With the nearly hour long finale, fans received the healthy closure needed from Issa and Lawrence who finally make amends from the downfall of their relationship and saw Molly (yet again) chose the love she wants instead of the love she deserves.
But in the midst of it all, there was a moment of Black sisterhood shared between the two best friends that was glorious to witness.
Since the show’s debut, Issa Rae and Yvonne Oroji‘s characters have mastered what it means to truly be real girlfriends and like most Black women–check each other, celebrate each other and push each other forward, no matter what. Throughout the series, they’ve had their fair share of ups and downs, miscommunications and flaws but at the root of it all, their relationship is quite possibly the most important one the show explores.
As a foil to the “Malibu” scene in last season’s finale, the end of season 2 gave us “Morocco” in which the two women dine in at Molly’s apartment for girls night to remember. They dress up, they break bread, and they toast. While it may seem like they are avoiding the elephant in the room *cough cough: Dro,* they share a joyful moment to acknowledge that throughout the good, the bad and the indifferent they will, time and time again, always have each other.
Both Issa and Molly are a work in progress and while their friendship isn’t perfect, they’ve accepted each other and are willing to forgive each other for the many mistakes they make as they journey through womanhood. They explore the beauty of their friendship and understand that even in it’s messiness, the undeniable level of support they share is always needed.
The best of their bestie moments have given us amazing one liners, shown us the harsh but necessary realities that comes along with calling each other out for our wrongs, but most importantly, they explored the comforting truth of coming “home” to the person who knows you better than you know yourself.
Despite what they go through on their own, Issa Rae’s mastermind writing team steadily gets it right with these ladies –Issa and Molly are one seriously dynamic duo and their relationship belongs on the big screen.
On the 17th anniversary of the debut of Girlfriends, yet another predecessor to the hit show like Queen Latifah’s Living Single was 24 years ago, Insecure has managed to highlight the uniquely wonderful glory of Black female friendships just as Blockbuster hit Girls Trip did earlier this summer.
No matter what, I’m proud of Issa and Molly and I can’t wait to see what season 3 of their relationship brings.