When you go outside the city white people be acting different. That’s why I can’t even go to Marietta. Too weird.
“We can be good together, but only when we really have to be. And I’m slowly figuring out that maybe we don’t have to.”
That’s the sound of Van waking up to the reality of her situationship with Earn. It takes her a full day to get there, but she finally arrives.
The episode kicks off with Van getting her way … in more ways than one. Not only is Earn tending to her needs physically, he’s also agreed to accompany her to an out-of-town Oktoberfest gathering that she’s been looking forward to.
Echoes of “Get Out” ring clear during their drive. They’ve left Atlanta for the village of Helen (located in Georgia’s White County, mind you) and while cruising through the countryside, they very nearly run into a wild boar in the road. (In the film, it’s a deer.) Any fears you may have already harbored for this young black couple’s safety are now heightened, as you imagine what kind of horrors may await them at their predominantly-white destination.
But Van’s not a bit worried about how the festivalgoers will treat Earn; it’s more the other way around. “I just don’t think you’re going to like it up there,” she says, smoking weed to calm her nerves.
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