I don’t know how many of you are fans of “UnReal,” but after Monday night’s episode, I’d have say more people should be. I’ve always loved the storyline and Rachel’s crazy antics. This episode… well, it blew my mind.
Right now, it may not seem like it, but our country is at war… with itself. We are falling apart with various stands and arguing like children. #BlackLivesMatter #PoliceLivesMatter #AllLivesMatter
On Monday, episode 7 of “UnReal” approached this very delicate topic our country is dealing with. With everything going on, we’ve all seem to forgotten, we’re hearing from the people who speak the loudest. And it doesn’t always mean it’s the truth.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the whole clip of what happens. The below promo only gives you a glimpse of the story. It’s enough for you to get the idea of how it all blows up. But I want you to KNOW what occurs in the scene.
Romeo and Darius have gone joyriding with a couple of girls. Rachel calls the police to report the vehicle as stolen. Simple, right? Let me add a little bit of color to the situation. The men, Romeo and Darius, are black. The women, Tiffany and Yael, are white. Car gets pulled over. Two officers step out and approach the vehicle. Very quickly the situation escalates. Now mind you, the whole thing is being videotaped by Rachel and entourage. Realizing things are getting out of hand, Rachel tries to intervene, gets knocked down and Romeo gets shot.
Sound familiar? Feel like something’s missing? I mean, we know the key point. The police shot Romeo and in this show, the character could die. What else is there to know?
What if I told you Romeo was unarmed? What if I told you he was only trying to help a friend? (Darius has a back injury that he’s been hiding and his hands behind his back in handcuffs, well, it wasn’t helping the situation.) What if I told you the officer pulled his gun because Rachel came out from behind some trees? Somebody comes out of nowhere, you might feel like your life is being threatened. Especially if haven’t fully assessed the situation.
Does this added knowledge change your perception? Or is it still the police shot Romeo?