‘Greenleaf’ Season 3, Episode 10 Recap: ”There Is Hell To Pay”
Last week’s episode may have been a little lackluster with the drama and regular church mess that we’re used to but boy, did THIS episode make up for it with some piping hot tea and Jack Daniels.
All types of juicy details, secrets and adulterous behaviors come out in the wash of this dirty episode.
Starting with Miss Tasha (Asia’h Epperson), who should’ve known better than to be sippin’ on some dark liquor while running her mouth on the phone at the same damn time. This will always create a problem because you never know what you’re going to say, and she says way too much when Kerissa (Kim Hawthorne) calls.
“It was just a kiss,” comes sliding out of Tasha’s mouth while on the phone with Kerissa; who’s only calling because she’s already suspicious of why she just up and quit for no reason. And, since Tasha’s departure, Triumph has hired a new accountant who’s been digging through the financial reports and stuff is just not adding up.
The accountant discovers the money trail that leads to the fake account that Rochelle (LeToya Luckett) created with Tasha’s help. When he tells Kerissa about it, she’s determined to get to the bottom of it.
Of course she starts the interrogation with her husband Jacob (Lamman Rucker). She asks him about why Tasha left and the mysterious account.
Jacob stands there in her face and tells her he doesn’t know the answer to either one of those questions. (Just lying) He knows good and damn well why Tasha quit. But that’s okay – Tasha spills all the tea herself and Kerissa goes straight back to Jacob, ready to raise holy hell.
She calls Tasha a “gold-plated hussy” (almost fell off the couch when she said that one LMAO) and tell Jacob that instead of being the leader of their family he ain’t nothing but a “puddle of need and desire and bad ideas,”
He is the reason why Tasha quit and is at home drowning her sorrows with a bottle of Jack Daniels, drunk off her behind in the middle of the day – or as Kerissa so eloquently puts it, ‘Tasha is “three Egyptian-cotton sheets to the wind at 4p.m. on a week day.”
BOOM!!! I don’t know what kind of southern slang that is but I’M HERE FOR IT KERISSA!
Kerissa is not the only one that Tasha has a run-in with while she’s a little intoxicated. Rochelle, the wicked witch of the West, shows up at Tasha’s apartment wanting answers. She’s not done with the Greenleafs and Tasha has been her accomplice to bring them down.
But Tasha makes it clear that she wants nothing else to do with it.
Rochelle sees that Tasha has fallen in love with Jacob and reminds her that she’s still very much married, and to her brother at that. She knows Basie Skanks (Jason Dirden) would not approve. Tasha tells Rochelle to hell with you and your brother because he’s probably dead anyway. But think again, Tasha…
While still clutching that bottle, Tasha gets a knock at the door in the middle of the night and standing there in the flesh, alongside Rochelle, is her husband who’s been gone for too damn long – Basie Skanks. (Awww, shucky ducky now)
That’s not the only reveal from episode 10. Come through Grace! (Merle Dandridge) She finally uncovers the truth about Rochelle and who she really is.
It’s about damn time because Bishop James (Keith David) is sliding in a little too close to Rochelle since signing those papers. And it’s final – the divorce, that is.
But let’s talk about how Grace is the real MVP, listening so attentively when Rochelle delivers her sad childhood story of bouncing around the foster care system with her sister. Rochelle shares this story with Coralie to make sure she doesn’t take that 20-year plea deal or her kids will end up in the system, too.
After hearing Rochelle’s story Grace gets on the phone with Darius (Rick Fox) and tells him that Rochelle was in foster care with her sister and asks him to do some digging to see what he can find. And digging he did.
He finds where her foster mother lives and he and Grace pull up at her house with questions that they got answers to. The foster mother tells them that Rochelle’s last name is James not Cross.
With further digging Grace discovers that Rochelle is Darryl James’ daughter, the man who died in that fire at the church back in the day, and Basie’s half sister. With that information, the first person she calls to tell is her father. Now we just have to wait until next episode to see what he does with that information.