'Queen Sugar' Recap: Darla Falls Apart + Aunt Vi & Ralph Angel Put Her Back Together


‘Queen Sugar’ Recap: Darla Falls Apart + Aunt Vi & Ralph Angel Put Her Back Together

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Queen Sugar Season 4 Episdoe 10 Recap

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By: A.J. Niles

On tonight’s “Queen Sugar,” a meeting with an old friend from D.C. leads Darla to revisit a faithful night from her past. This results in Darla hitting rock bottom.

Fortunately for Darla, Aunt Vi and Ralph Angel are there to pick her up. In the process, Darla realizes what really happened the night Blue was conceived. Meanwhile, Nova and Charley grow closer during a retreat into the woods.

Lastly, Micah has another run-in with police when he’s at an amusement park with Blue.

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  1. Gail wadley

    August 22, 2019 at 8:47 am

    I hope Ralph Angel will move on with Deesha. Darla needs to focus on healing, she has a lot she is dealing with, a lot timid. Deesha and Ralph Angel could be the strong, powerful couple. Do not get sucked back into Darla’s past

    • Anonymous

      August 22, 2019 at 10:10 am

      Ralph Angel has a past too. And let’s not forget, Darla was doing great until Ralph Angel’s sister wrote a book that set Darla, Blue and Ralph Angel all the way back. Her relapse is Nova’s fault. Besides all of that, Ralph Angel is in love with Darla. Why would you want any woman to be with a man who is in love with someone else?

      • Get Busy

        August 22, 2019 at 10:35 am

        In society, black women don’t get second chances. Black women are expected to settle and black men are coddled a lot in our community. Logically, Ralph Angel is a better match with Darla. Both of them have a past and they are both still a work in progress. People are willing to forget Ralph Angel’s past but they won’t do the same for Darla. That’s how it is in the black community. And I’m not a fan of Deesha being with Ralph Angel. She can do better. How is she supposed to form some power couple with a man who isn’t even on her level professionally, academically and financially?

        • Atty. Diane Moore-Eubanks

          August 23, 2019 at 2:52 am

          They can be a power couple regardless. Education and money are only 2 facets to a person’s power: Love, Community, Religion, Family Values are also extremely important.

          • Anonymous

            August 23, 2019 at 4:13 am

            Umm no. Y’all are starting to do the absolute most regarding this pairing.

      • Anonymous

        August 22, 2019 at 11:13 am

        Darla’s past would have come up from her friend and she would have had problems then. An addict never needs an excuse. Unseen triggers are always there. Like everyone with a weakness. The first step is to never blame others. Darla made her own choices.

        • Anonymous

          August 22, 2019 at 11:22 am

          Nah. Nova set Darla’s downfall in motion. The only reason many of you won’t admit to that is because a lot of you are unfairly harder on Darla than all of the other characters. I have my theories as to why but I’ll keep it cute today. Darla was doing great until Nova did a selfish thing and wrote that awful book. Nova caused a lot of people to spiral out of control including Darla, Blue, Charley and Aunt Vi.

          • Twirl

            August 22, 2019 at 12:04 pm


          • Erika Chancellor-Pace

            August 23, 2019 at 1:25 pm

            I do not like how Nova attempted to destroy them and give theier enemies info for her own gains then is so easily allowed back into the family. She showed her true self when she dated Remi what sister does that. She is not beyond anything and yes forgiveness and acceptance is coming to easy. She almost destroyed Aunt Vi and Darla.

        • Queen

          August 22, 2019 at 11:24 am

          I’m not sure how anyone could think Nova didn’t have any role in Darla’s relapse. Even the writers of the show would disagree with you.

      • Angel

        August 22, 2019 at 8:01 pm

        Although Nova was dead wrong for writing that book, Darla’s relapse isn’t Nova’s fault. Darla relapsed because she refused to admit that she wasn’t coping well with her past coming out in the book. Her friend told her several times to call her sponsor but she insisted she was okay. That’s why she relapsed. Life is full of triggers for everyone. She lives in a small town where she used to be a drug addict and prostitute. Her part could have come out without the book. A guy recognized her as Star in the gas station a few seasons ago and tried to pay for s-x. That could have happened when she was with Blue, it a co-worker instead of RA the next time. Darla needs to work on herself before she gets involved with anyone. Love isn’t enough to make a relationship work. RA is developing feelings for Deesha too, it’s just early. You can love more than one person in life.

        • Anonymous

          August 22, 2019 at 8:26 pm

          Nope. Darla was doing great. She’d been through a lot before the book, including being shunned by Ralph Angel and his sisters. She lost her fiancée. And saw him date someone else right after. And still, no relapse until Nova wrote that book. To say otherwise makes not a lick of sense. You literally watched Nova cause the breakdown of multiple people with that book this season but she has no role in Darla’s? Nah. That’s nonsensical.

          • Angel

            August 22, 2019 at 9:07 pm

            And Darla has no responsibility for not calling her sponsor when her friend, a recovering addict himself, told her to more than once? That doesn’t make any sense. I already said, the book was the catalyst. But, everyone is ultimately responsible for their own life.

          • Anonymous

            August 22, 2019 at 9:24 pm

            Actually, you did not say Nova’s book was a catalyst. You also said Darla’s relapse wasn’t Nova’s fault. And that’s false. You can bring up her sponsor all you want. But there would have been no relapse if it wasn’t for that book.

        • Trish

          August 22, 2019 at 8:30 pm

          So Darla needs to work on herself before she can be with someone but Ralph Angel has always had a body in his bed since season one. Ugh whatever.

          • Angel

            August 22, 2019 at 9:09 pm

            RA isn’t an addict lol. Of course RA needs to work on betting himself. I could right a boom on RA’s issues. That’s why Deesha is good for him.

          • Trish

            August 22, 2019 at 9:37 pm

            Because only addicts need to take time to work on themselves before they get in relationships Angel? And the last two sentences you wrote are problematic. It’s not a black woman’s responsibility to fix a man with a long list of issues. I’m definitely starting to see the point of the earlier comments on here about black women and relationships.

    • Juliet

      August 22, 2019 at 10:25 am

      I agree. Be there for her but stay away romantically.

    • Rose

      August 22, 2019 at 10:41 am

      This is the time Darla needs RA most! Being a friend indeed! Darla will heal because RA is there for her. Generally speaking, in this relationship, I have found Darla to be stronger than RA aside from her drug issues, and that is what she’s trying to fix now. She’ll heal and regain control if RA sticks by her, because in reality, their love for each other is very strong.

    • Shannon

      August 22, 2019 at 10:49 am

      Darla and RA were a strong, powerful couple when they were together. And they will be again when they get back together. I won’t be happy until they are back together.

    • MAR

      August 22, 2019 at 2:59 pm

      I hope Ralph Angel will get back with Darla for I believe that they love each other. He had a problem. He didn’t want to be alone as he struggled to maintain respect in the community. He should be there for Darla helping her because of Blue. The whole family should reunite in Love.

    • Erica

      August 22, 2019 at 11:24 pm

      Power couples are equals though. Honestly, Deesha and Ralph Angel aren’t equally yoked.

  2. Barbee

    August 22, 2019 at 9:36 am

    I’ll always be Team Darla. Her and Ralph Angel are meant to be and they still love each other.

  3. I Can't

    August 22, 2019 at 10:29 am

    I’m not surprised people think Ralph Angel, a felon, is too good for Darla now. Yet, they want said felon to be with a lawyer. Let me go.

    • Get Busy

      August 22, 2019 at 10:36 am

      It’s like clock work and very disappointing.

    • Right

      August 22, 2019 at 11:12 am

      The hypocrisy is real. They always want people to move on from Ralph Angel’s past but they will not do the same when it comes to Darla. All this talk about Darla’s past like Ralph Angel doesn’t have one too. The nerve. And the Deesha relationship is blah. She’s just a placeholder. The whole time he’s been with her, Darla has been on his mind way more. They have unfinished business. Sorry Deesha.

  4. Jacqueline Higgins

    August 22, 2019 at 11:03 am

    Why do Darla and Ralph Angel need to stay connected because they both have a past? So a lawyer is to good for Ralph Angel to be with because of his past. We continue to hold the past against people. What if Darla was the one moving on with a lawyer? I like the storyline of Ralph Angel and Deesha. Deesha looking at his heart and not his past cause that doesn’t define his true character.

    • Get Busy

      August 22, 2019 at 11:16 am

      I’m not sure why this is the narrative you’re running with. The point made was earlier commentators on here are saying Ralph Angel shouldn’t get sucked into Darla’s past like he doesn’t have a past himself. He’s not too good for Darla. And the last sentence proved my earlier point which is black women are expected to look past a black man’s past. Other races of women are taught to marry up though. But that’s a conversation for another day.

    • anon anon

      August 22, 2019 at 11:32 am

      They are connected because they are still in love with each other. Have y’all really been ignoring the obvious hints the last two seasons? Deesha is a lovely sister but it’s obvious where Ralph Angel’s heart is outside of Blue. Deesha can sense this too.

    • Queensugawatcher

      August 22, 2019 at 1:28 pm

      Yes, I totally agree with this.. your comment says it all

    • Tasha

      August 22, 2019 at 1:33 pm

      Didn’t the first person to comment on here insinuate that Ralph Angel is to good for Darla? Why didn’t you take issue with that? And Darla wouldn’t be paired with a lawyer on this show. She’s not allowed to get the glow up that Ralph Angel gets. Her character must always suffer and yall are completely fine with that.

      • Angel

        August 23, 2019 at 12:26 am

        Is there anyone on this show who hasn’t suffered?

        • Tasha

          August 23, 2019 at 3:49 am

          Some suffer more than others. I’m not sure why Darla triggers you so much that you’re on here arguing with multiple people about her though.

          • Angel

            August 23, 2019 at 7:39 am

            I’m not sure why you took that as arguing. That was an actual question lol. You seem triggered by Darla to be honest. I was just wondering why you singled out her suffering and people’s opinion of it like this whole show isn’t about people suffering. Never mind. Some of y’all act like you write the show and getting personally offended about Darla. I don’t consider a discussion among adults arguing. I made that clear below. But to each their own. Peace. Enjoy the show next week.

          • Tasha

            August 23, 2019 at 7:53 am

            Angel, you’ve been on here arguing with multiple people about Darla for hours. Yes, you’re triggered. Your name is all over this comment section, not mine. If anyone says anything empathetic about Darla, here you come trying to challenge it. I’m not sure why you’re saying peace like you’re going to stay away. You’ll be on here again today arguing. Watch.

  5. Twirl

    August 22, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    I think the whole point of Darla relapsing and finding out she was raped is to slowly bring her and Ralph back together. They were never going to stay broken up. It was always just a matter of time.

  6. Old School

    August 22, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    Great episode.

  7. Rose

    August 22, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    I believe that Darla and RA are best suited for each other because they seem to have great chemistry between them, past or no past aside. I see two people very much in love, and seem to miss each other regardless of who they each are with.
    The lawyer is great, but she’s not it.
    Besides, I have found Darla to be very strong in this relationship, aside from personal issues she’s been dealing with. On several occasions she has been the one who speaks sense to RA when it comes to doing the right thing. She is not a stupid girl, she’s got a strong sense of right & wrong when it comes to raising Blue.

  8. Jacquline Tobias

    August 22, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    The lesson. No matter how we either forget or try to forget things that have impacted us in a negative way, most times have a way of working itself out of the dark storage room of our lives. Things happen that force us to have to deal with it. We can either allow ourselves to heal or try to pack it back in storage. Nova’s book is forcing everyone to deal with it. The lesson comes from how they deal with it. Life happens and we have choices to make when we get to the cross roads.

    • Philiks

      August 22, 2019 at 7:57 pm

      Great point Jacquline!

      Forgiveness is so very liberating, but not always an easy thing to do. Sometmes, saying the words “I forgive you ” is easier said.
      To forgive a deep hurt may require one to have to reach way down inside of themselves and sever those stubborn heartstrings that are sometimes tied to a hurt. Forgiving is a journey that can be short or it could take sometime.

    • Atty. Diane Moore-Eubanks

      August 23, 2019 at 3:01 am

      No excusing Nova writing an UNAUTHORIZED tell-all book about other people’s PRIVATE S-X AND DRUG lives

    • Philiks

      August 23, 2019 at 12:07 pm

      Great point Jacquline!

      Forgiveness is so very liberating, but not always an easy thing to do. Sometmes, saying the words “I forgive you ” is easier said.
      To forgive a deep hurt may require one to have to reach way down inside of themselves and sever those stubborn heartstrings that are sometimes tied to a hurt. Forgiving is a journey that can be short or it could take some time.

    • Jacquline

      August 23, 2019 at 4:26 pm

      What Nova did was a choice that she made. People tell other people’s business all the time. I am not excusing Nova for what she did. Just making a point that our secrets can be exposed in any manner and by anyone. The question is, now that this personal information is exposed and all of the other baggage is lying in wait, how is Darla going to handle it? Who is going to support her? How is she going to get through this? I believe Darla is a fighter and she will over come this. Everyone is dealing with the fall out of Nova’s book and that includes Nova.

  9. Gambi

    August 22, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    Darla needs to heal, RA can be supportive but anything more he’ll become her crutch.
    Nova’s book may have brought up issues, but Darla didn’t deal with it great. She should have spoken to her sponsor and was encouraged to do so but insisted she was fine. She needs to take some responsibility for where she is now. And so does Nova, think she is getting off lightly, and I hope she gets to see the damage her book did.

    • Angel

      August 22, 2019 at 7:50 pm

      ITA. The book triggered Darla but she didn’t cope well. Her friend’s revelation pushed her over the edge. The guy tried to convince her to talk to her sponsor multiple times but she refused. If she had listened she would have been in a different space mentally when she met her friend. That’s what everyone who is shipping RA and Darla don’t see. Darla’s past isn’t the problem, her present is. RA is working hard to better his life. Deesha is adding to RA’s life by showing him a different perspective so he can be a better man and in turn he will be a better businessman, father and support for Darla. He won’t grow with Darla and neither will she. He can be a supportive friend and co-parent w/o dating her. They are better apart. Darla is still in denial about some things. Life is full of triggers and she’s not positioning herself to handle them. That’s why the other guy knew she would be bad for his sobriety. She doesn’t need to date anyone until she works on herself. Nova was right that Darla was sober for years and could have told RA before that he may not be Blue’s father but chose not to b/c it worked out better for her that way. She only told him because her dad told her it would be wrong to marry him without telling him. That’s hard to forget. But it’s tv so of course they’ll end up together even though he’d be better off dating Deesha and co-parenting with Darla.

    • Erica

      August 22, 2019 at 11:29 pm

      Umm Darla always takes responsibility for herself. And no one will ever be her crutch. She’s not that type of character.

  10. Phyllis Turner

    August 22, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    I love love love how the writers handled the Darla, RA, and Aunt VI scene. Such a tenderness between all of them. Pain has purpose! I love how RA has grown. I am so proud of this episode! I cried for finally the truth comes out. It is my desire to see RA, Darla, and Blue become a family. Never should have brought Deesha on the show. Great job!

    • Erica

      August 22, 2019 at 11:29 pm


  11. Missy

    August 22, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    Some of y’all are literally jumping through hoops to avoid placing any blame on Nova in regards to Darla’s relapse. I mean the whole focus of the current season is Nova’s book and how it affects everyone. Yes, she has blame in Darla’s relapse. But the writers are also going for duality. Nova’s book is causing pain to multiple people including Darla, but it’s going to be a blessing too to everyone who was hurt by the end of the season. I do believe Darla and Ralph will get back together, and Nova’s book plays a big role in that because it caused the chain of events that lead to that outcome.

    • Atty Diane Moore-Eubanks

      August 23, 2019 at 3:08 am

      Please stop praising Nova’s book. She should not be praised for outing everyone but herself. It was selfish and greedy of Nova and she’s getting off too lightly. I can see a lot of followers doing this despicable act in real life.

  12. Angel

    August 22, 2019 at 10:14 pm

    Ultimately, everything that we all go through can be traced backed to something but we all have to take responsibility for our own decisions regardless of what prompted those decisions. It’s a choice to walk into a bar as opposed to picking up the phone and calling your support team. As far as Darla, personal responsibility is apart of recovery. Blaming someone else for your relapse is not allowed in recovery.

    I don’t know why people interrupt saying that Deesha is good for RA as saying it’s a black woman’s responsibility to fix a man. That’s wild. The point is we all, men and women, need to surround ourselves with people who bring out the best in us and vice versa. We also need to surround ourselves with people who want the best for themselves as well. Taking the necessary steps to be your best self is apart of taking care of yourself. For a recovering addict, that includes maintaining a relationship with your sponsor when tough times occur no matter why they occurred. Why anyone wouldn’t want a recovering addict to work their program and maintain contact with their sponsor is beyond me.

    • Trisha

      August 22, 2019 at 10:44 pm

      This is a tv show. The plot is simple sis. Nova wrote a book that hurt a lot of people and caused them to have breakdowns. That’s literally the theme of the season. You’re talking about personal responsibility like Darla hasn’t been one of the most responsible characters on this show since season one. She relapses because of a book Nova wrote and now people are on here talking about her like she’s some toxic person Ralph needs to stay away from. The way some of y’all view drug addicts is disgusting by the way.

      And you’re the one that said Ralph has a lot of issues and that’s why Deesha is good for him. Think about that logically. Why is it her job to bring out the best in a grown man? He needs to bring out the best in himself. He’s doing her no favors besides physical attraction and keeping her bed warm. He adds no real value to her, no growth to her. That’s why I don’t like the relationship. It’s one sided. And he’s more into Darla despite all the things Deesha has done for him. But y’all are still rooting for the relationship anyway, which is true to form when it comes to love and relationships for black women. Regardless, he was more independent and driven when he was with Darla. Darla and Ralph’s relationship started back up after both of them did the individual work necessary to be together. That’s a real relationship.

      • Angel

        August 23, 2019 at 12:20 am

        People are allowed to have different opinions about tv shows right just like life. This is not a generic show. All the characters have layers which is why people will view them differently. Some of you are reading things into stuff that you want to see. Darla and RA have been apart a year. Her relapse has nothing to do with why he and Deesha make a good couple. They literally had a scene with him crying in front of her because of their conversation lol. How is that not a healthy situation? I’ve never heard anyone refer to people brining out the best in each other as a responsibility or job. That’s something that happens naturally with friends and relationships. Deesha has enjoyed spending time with another single parent who parents their child similarly to her. We haven’t seen enough to know if it’s all one sided bc this show develops characters slowly and every single character has evolved or showed a different side than what they originally appeared to be. That’s what makes the writing great. I would like to see more of her.

        To be clear, I don’t judge addicts. I want Darla to heal and learn to manage her life before she complicates it more with a relationship with anyone. Some of you view recovery through rose colored glasses. Obviously, Nova’s book affected everyone. I watched the scene of Darla telling Nova off 3 times because it was so on point. But, she still needed to deal with it. What’s not cool is you guys brushing off her not calling her sponsor when she realized how the book was affecting her. I applaud the fine dude who knew she wasn’t good for his sobriety bc oh her unwillingness to admit she was on the verge of a relapse and made a good decision for himself even though he liked her. If you don’t see it that way it’s cool. It would be boring if everyone agreed.

    • Anonymous

      August 22, 2019 at 11:12 pm

      So I never said I didn’t want a recovering addict to maintain contact with their sponsor so why are your being disingenuous? What I said is Nova’s book caused Darla’s relapse, which is factual.

      • JayCee

        August 27, 2019 at 7:07 am

        Contributed, not caused. Think about it this way: if Nova’s book had not come out, but RA moved on to a new relationship AND old/ toxic friendships remained in her circle without her getting support, she still may have had issues.

    • Erica

      August 22, 2019 at 11:34 pm

      Darla brings out the best in Ralph Angel too. She was the one who told him the farm was left for him and he’s good enough to run the farm when he didn’t believe in himself. She also corrected him when he didn’t make the best choices for Blue like having unfamiliar people in the house while Blue was home. She’s not a bad example in any way. She’s honestly one of the reasons he’s grown so much. He was a mess until he saw how much Darla had grown.

    • Atty Diane Moore-Eubanks

      August 23, 2019 at 3:11 am

      At no time was Darla blaming anyone. The writers and us the audience can clearly see the destructive and selfish results of Nova’s actions. She is responsible for chaos in everyone’s storyline

  13. Meesha

    August 22, 2019 at 11:06 pm

    I’m always going to be Team Darla and Team Charley. They never get to be happy on this show lol.

    • Angel

      August 23, 2019 at 12:21 am

      No one stays happy on this show for long.

      • Meesha

        August 23, 2019 at 7:45 am

        My opinion isn’t up for debate.

  14. JayCee

    August 27, 2019 at 6:41 am

    I am glad that Charley and Nova are trying to reconnect. Very glad that Nova attended to Charley in that motherly/ sisterly way that we do. Hopefully Aunt Vi will forgive Nova, in time. She has a health condition that may need the services of her healer niece.

    I don’t blame Darla’s relapse on Nova. While I have issues with the family business Nova relayed in her book, addition triggers are not that simple. And neither are the resources needed to help fight it. I agree that she should have listened to her friend and reached out to her sponsor; seems that both the book and RAs new relationship are not good for her sobriety. But she must manage that herself.

    While I understand Micah’s fear flashback at the park upon encountering the cop, in that instance I do not think that the cop was wrong in asking for ID in that case. Folks, we’re talking about a lost child. Until Blue confirmed that Micah was his cousin, sorry, but the cop was right to ask for his ID. Micah was reliving his previous encounter, true. Am glad that the brotherhood was supportive nonetheless. Less attention to your phone, dude when supervising a young child in a public place.

    Yea for “seasoned” love: Prosper and his lady friend! Good for them!!

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