Atlanta Recap Season 2 Episode 4: 'Helen'

‘Atlanta’ Recap: Season 2, Episode 4, ‘Helen’

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There’s a reason folks in the comments section of the YouTube promo for “Helen” called this the “Get Out episode.”

After kicking off the episode with a spit-taker – Earn (Donald Glover) going down on Van (Zazie Beetz) in the show’s most explicit sex scene to date – we hop to the “couple” driving away from the city to Helen, Ga., a little village northeast of Atlanta in the aptly-named, White County. Van apparently grew up in or around Helen, and regularly participated in the city’s Oktoberfest celebration as a kid.

The parallels between Jordan Peele’s Oscar-winning blockbuster are there, ranging from conversations about whether Earn will enjoy this decidedly non-Black event to the boar in the middle of the country road that they almost hit.
Their discussions about oral sex “tongue confidence” while high and whether Black women can be considered brunettes (which I guess I never thought about), remind you that you are, indeed, watching Atlanta.

Boyfriend shoots woman's ex, and friend at Lithonia apartments ...

Boyfriend shoots woman’s ex, and friend at Lithonia apartments

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. – Two people have been transported to a local hospital after police say they were shot at an apartment building in DeKalb County on Saturday.
Officials say the shooting happened around 12:17 p.m. at the Oaks at Stonecrest Apartments on Evans Mill Road in Lithonia, Georgia.
According to investigators on the scene, the boyfriend of a resident showed up at her apartment building and discovered that the woman’s ex and one of the ex’s friends were at her house.
Police said the new boyfriend then shot the ex-boyfriend and his friend as they were leaving in a red SUV.
The ex-boyfriend, whose name has not been released, was shot multiple times and is now at the hospital in critical condition.

LGBTQ Atlanta Best Bets for March 2 – 15

The Cobb Energy Centre hosts An Evening with Audra McDonald: Songs from the American Music Theater on Saturday, March 3. (Publicity photo)

Friday, March 2 – Sunday, March 4

Don’t miss the Georgia Tiny House Fest this weekend, 12 – 5 p.m., Atlanta Motor Speedway, 1500 Tara Place, Hampton, GA 30228, www.facebook.com/events/131495984211130

Friday, March 2

Theatrical Outfit has opened Topher Payne’s award-winning play “Perfect Arrangement,” 8 p.m. tonight running through March 18, and Gay for Plays hosts a special night out with a pre-show event with Payne at 6 p.m., The Balzer Theatre at Herren’s, 84 Luckie St. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30303, www.facebook.com/events/1424397024338286.