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Glossary: Q
First Air Date: September 6th, 2016
Last Air Date: November 29th, 2022
Created By: Ava DuVernay
Star Casts: Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, Nicholas L. Ashe, Dondre Whitfield, Omar J. Dorsey, Greg Vaughan, Tina Lifford
Aired On: OWN
Episode Runtime: 60 minutes
Total Seasons: 7 Seasons
Total Episodes: 88 Episodes
Type: Scripted
Status: Ended
Homepage: OWN - Queen Sugar

Last Updated: Wed, 15 Nov 2023 22:30:14 +0000

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Queen Sugar

Two sisters, Nova Bordelon and Charley Bordelon, with her teenage son Micah moves to the heart of Louisiana to claim an inheritance from her recently departed father - an 800-acre sugarcane farm.

Seasons and Episodes

Specials (2 Episodes)

1: Never Let Go - Aired: 2021-02-09

Go behind the scenes of OWN'S Queen Sugar with creator and executive producer, Ava DuVernay. Along with the stars, Ava gives fans an exclusive look into the making of one of TV's most beloved dramas and a sneak peek of what's ahead in Season 5.

2: The Queens of Queen Sugar - Aired: 2022-11-29

Over seven seasons, Queen Sugar has boldly tackled narrative change with an eye toward true social impact. Creator Ava DuVernay celebrates the 42 women directors who contributed to the series becoming the longest-running Black family drama in TV history.

Season 1 (13 Episodes)

1: First Things First - Aired: 2016-09-06

A woman gives up her upscale Los Angeles lifestyle to return home to a large sugarcane farm in Louisiana after her father suffers a stroke; she reunites with her estranged siblings and learns alarming news about her husband.

2: Evergreen - Aired: 2016-09-07

The Bordelon siblings try to plan their father's funeral but tensions arise between Charley and Nova; Ralph Angel argues with Aunt Violet about inviting his son; Charley meets someone interested in buying the farm.

3: Thy Will Be Done - Aired: 2016-09-14

Charley, Ralph Angel and Nova discover the contents of their father's will and consider running their newly inherited farm together; Ralph Angel is pushed to his limits when someone tries to take one of his father's possessions.

4: The Darker Sooner - Aired: 2016-09-21

Ralph Angel tries to run the farm while the other siblings return to their everyday lives; Nova thinks that a friend's son has been wrongly imprisoned and tries to help; Charley resumes managing her husband despite their stained relationship.

5: By Any Chance - Aired: 2016-09-28

Nova's romantic relationship with Calvin, a local cop, becomes strained in her pursuit of justice; Charley faces her husband's accuser; Aunt Violet receives unwelcome feedback at work.

6: As Promised - Aired: 2016-10-05

Nova's public comments about Charley's marriage causes a rift between the two; Ralph Angel tries to get out of an illegal arrangement; Charley learns what Davis did during the night in question.

7: In No Uncertain Terms - Aired: 2016-10-12

Charley deals with the state of her marriage; Ralph Angel decides to farm full time; Aunt Violet finds out information about Hollywood that threatens their relationship.

8: Where With All - Aired: 2016-10-26

As the Bordelons prepare for a hurricane, many of the family's underlying issues are brought to the surface. The incoming storm threatens the farm, and while preparing to protect their property, Remy calls into question Charley's treatment of her staff.

9: Next to Nothing - Aired: 2016-11-02

As the siblings work together to repair the damage caused by the hurricane, Charley, Ralph Angel and Remy are shocked to discover two corpses on their property.

10: So Far - Aired: 2016-11-09

Charlie searches for a new mill; and realizes that there's more to the story of the land than originally thought. In other events, Hollywood again tries to mend his relationship with Aunt Violet.

11: All Good - Aired: 2016-11-16

The Bordelons must find a new mill, but with mounting expenses, they need a feasible solution. Charley makes a big step in putting her past with Davis behind her, but when Micah accidentally learns about Charley and Remy’s new relationship, she is overwhelmed with guilt. Too Sweet returns with doubts about his future, and Nova encourages him to change his point of view. Ralph Angel and Darla unite to help Blue navigate issues at school, and Violet makes changes to the diner.

12: Far Too Long - Aired: 2016-11-23

No overview available.

13: Give Us This Day - Aired: 2016-11-30

No overview available.

Season 2 (16 Episodes)

1: After the Winter - Aired: 2017-06-20

Charley and Davis remain entangled, Ralph Angel tries to find his footing on the family farm and Aunt Violet confronts her feelings for Hollywood. Plus, Micah has a dangerous encounter with a police officer and Nova deals with the loss of her relationship with Calvin and later holds a community fundraiser.

2: To Usward - Aired: 2017-06-21

Ralph Angel has an idea for the farm. Charley is blindsided during her final divorce mediation with Davis. Nova holds a community fundraiser. Aunt Violet learns that Hollywood might have been involved in a life-threatening accident.

3: What Do I Care For Morning - Aired: 2017-06-28

Micah finds solace at Nova's place. Charley confronts Davis about their custody arrangement. Aunt Violet's time with Hollywood might be short-lived. Nova meets someone at a symposium. Ralph Angel confronts Jacob Boudreaux about spying on his property.

4: My Soul's High Song - Aired: 2017-07-05

Charley searches for a more permanent home for Micah. A whitefly infestation threatens the farm. Nova adjusts to a new editor who wants her to change her approach. Darla makes a decision that has serious consequences.

5: Caroling Dusk - Aired: 2017-07-12

Charley's therapist appointment brings to light childhood issues. Nova reunites with Dr. Robert Dubois. Davis meets an intriguing singer. Ralph Angel meets an old friend during a high-pressured situation. Darla finds an unexpected job.

6: Line of Our Elders - Aired: 2017-07-19

Charley's opening celebration for the Queen Sugar Mill suffers a setback, and Nova learns a surprising fact about her late father. Plus, Ralph Angel has a run-in with someone he previously robbed, prompting a huge confession to his family.

7: I Know My Soul - Aired: 2017-07-26

Ralph Angel's confession continues to cause unrest in the family, and his appeal to Darla for emotional support conflicts with Charley's wishes. Meanwhile, Nova learns something surprising about Violet, and Charley and Davis have differing opinions about how to announce their divorce.

8: Freedom's Plow - Aired: 2017-08-02

Darla reaches out to her family to share her big news. Violet's condition worsens. Nova's Zika story causes concern in the community. Micah finally comes to terms with his emotions. Charley receives an unexpected visit from her mother, and the two have an honest conversation about Charley's upbringing.

9: Yet Do I Marvel - Aired: 2017-10-03

Darla reaches out to her family to share her engagement news. Violet's condition worsens. Nova's Zika story causes concern in the community. Micah finally comes to terms with his emotions. Charley receives an unexpected visit from her mother.

10: Drums at Dusk - Aired: 2017-10-04

An unexpected encounter creates issues between Ralph Angel and Darla. The presence of Charley's mother Lorna gives rise to old tensions in the family. Violet finally sees a doctor about her recurring symptoms.

11: Fruit of the Flower - Aired: 2017-10-11

Nova and Robert's relationship begins to shift. Ralph Angel feels humiliated by Remy. Hollywood and Violet clash over Hollywood's new friend. Lorna finally reveals the true history of her relationship with Nova and Ralph Angel's father.

12: Live in the All Along - Aired: 2017-10-18

Nova and Robert's relationship hits a major setback. Darla and Ralph Angel plan their upcoming wedding. Davis offers Charley help with her harvest festival. Later, Davis and Charley realize they've both moved on in new relationships. Davis makes amends.

13: Heritage - Aired: 2017-10-25

Remy and Charley question whether they are on the same page in their relationship, Violet receives a life-changing diagnosis, and Nova comes across someone she once loved dearly. Meanwhile, Darla's parents visit the farm, and she reveals a devastating secret to Ralph Angel.

14: On These I Stand - Aired: 2017-11-01

Ralph Angel is left devastated by Darla's news; Charley's business is threatened. Micah has an issue with his school. Nova receives a new opportunity. Violet reveals her diagnosis to Hollywood.

15: Copper Sun - Aired: 2017-11-08

Charley fires Darla after learning that she's lied to her family. Micah gets suspended from school. Hollywood promises to fulfill Violet's wish list. Jacob Boudreaux suggests he and Charley form a partnership.

16: Dream Variations - Aired: 2017-11-15

Charley's shocking plan to save her business puts her relationship with Remy in jeopardy. Hollywood proposes to Violet. Nova and Remy share an unexpected moment. Ralph Angel decides if he can forgive Darla.

Season 3 (13 Episodes)

1: A Rock; A River; A Tree - Aired: 2018-05-29

Ralph Angel finally learns the truth about his biological connection to Blue, Charley Gard exposes her hidden plan for Landry Enterprises, and Nova is propositioned by book publishers.

2: Of Their Sojourn Here - Aired: 2018-05-30

Violet receives a business proposition that she cannot refuse, Nova faces a difficult career decision, and Micah asks his parents to transfer schools. Plus, Charley learns shocking information about Sam Landry.

3: Your Distant Destiny - Aired: 2018-06-06

Micah starts his new school with excitement, an interaction with Blue leaves Ralph Angel guilt-ridden, and Nova must come up with new material for her book. Plus, Charley reveals her secret plans to Nova, and Darla returns.

4: No Haven in My Shadow - Aired: 2018-06-13

Darla and Ralph Angel come face-to-face, Hollywood offers Violet a business solution, and Charley learns more about the Landry and Boudreaux families. Plus, Davis reveals a hidden secret to Micah, and Nova reveals something personal to Remy.

5: A Little Lower Than Angels - Aired: 2018-06-20

Remy and Nova act on their feelings, Ralph Angel bonds with his boss's daughter, and Davis discloses his secret to Charley. Micah and his new friends stumble upon something disturbing, and Darla and Ralph Angel clarify their relationship to Blue.

6: Delicate and Strangely Made - Aired: 2018-06-27

Violet celebrates her 60th birthday, Nova and Remy grow closer, and Darla and Ralph Angel discuss custody. Plus, Violet learns more about her new business arrangement, and the Bordelon family is devastated to discover the Landrys' true plan for the land.

7: Study War No More - Aired: 2018-07-11

Violet celebrates her 60th birthday, Nova and Remy grow closer, and Darla and Ralph Angel discuss custody. Plus, Violet learns more about her new business arrangement, and the Bordelon family is devastated to discover the Landrys' true plan for the land.

8: Episode 8 - Aired: 2018-07-18

No overview available.

9: The Tree and Stone Were One - Aired: 2018-07-25

Follows the life of three siblings, who move to Louisiana to claim an inheritance from their recently departed father - an 800-acre sugarcane farm

10: Here Beside the River - Aired: 2018-08-02

Violet confronts Nova about her article; Ralph Angel receives a visit from DCFS; and Charley makes another move against Landry Enterprises. Plus, Micah confesses to Keke, and Nova and Remy decide their future.

11: Your Passages Have Been Paid - Aired: 2018-08-08

Darla and Ralph Angel undergo a heated mediation; Nova makes a confession; Charley confronts Micah about the fire; Charley encounters an unexpected roadblock.

12: The Horizon Leans Forward - Aired: 2018-08-15

Ralph Angel and Darla find some peace, Violet reveals her lupus diagnosis to her family, and the Council makes a decision about the correctional facility.

13: From On The Pulse Of Morning - Aired: 2018-08-22

Ralph Angel receives some unexpected news; the fate of the correctional facility is revealed; Charley makes a proposal on behalf of the farmers; Violet and Hollywood celebrate their love.

Season 4 (13 Episodes)

1: Pleasure is Black - Aired: 2019-06-12

No overview available.

2: I No Longer Imagine - Aired: 2019-06-19

Violet is surprised by someone from her past who arrives at her diner.

3: Where My Body Stops or Begins - Aired: 2019-06-26

Violet is surprised by someone from her past who arrives at her diner.

4: Skin Transparent - Aired: 2019-07-03

Nova remains estranged from her family; Charley learns more about the Landrys’ plans; Ralph Angel launches a reentry program; Charley and Romero start their makeshift clinic; Nova reveals a disturbing family secret at her book launch.

5: Face Speckled - Aired: 2019-07-10

Remy reveals he's leaving town, Davis turns to Charley for advice when Nova's book impacts his job, and Charley and Romero's clinic is raided by ICE agents. Plus, Ralph Angel explains to Blue that they are connected by their souls, not by their blood.

6: By the Spit - Aired: 2019-07-24

No overview available.

7: Of Several Centuries - Aired: 2019-07-31

Nova’s press tour continues, and she reconnects with Calvin; Violet’s diner is vandalized, and Charley discovers the perpetrator; Darla continues to struggle; Ralph Angel’s reentry program is in jeopardy; Charley receives devastating news.

8: All The Borders - Aired: 2019-08-07

Charley learns some devastating news about her mill, Violet calls in a favor from Sam Landry. Nova has an intense conversation with a past lover. Meanwhile, Ralph Angel and Darla comfort one another while Romero and Charley's relationship hits a roadblock. Read more:

9: Stare at the Same Fires - Aired: 2019-08-14

The series follows the life of two sisters, Nova Bordelon and Charley Bordelon, who, with her teenage son Micah moves to the heart of Louisiana to claim an inheritance from her recently departed father - an 800-acre sugarcane farm.

10: Oh Mamere - Aired: 2019-08-21

Blue's trauma is triggered when Micah takes him to the park. Darla learns the truth about the night Blue was conceived.

11: I'm Sorry - Aired: 2019-08-28

Micah and Keke's plans for prom are derailed, while Charley tells Jacob Boudreaux a secret. Plus, Darla pleads for Ralph Angel's forgiveness, and Violet tells Hollywood that there's something she needs to do to release her past.

12: Here - Aired: 2019-09-04

Nova tries to mend fences with Ralph Angel, Violet tries to put her past behind her, and Micah and Charley discuss college. Later, Romero and Charley attempt to reunite.

13: I Am - Aired: 2019-09-11

Sam Landry and Violet's shared past is revealed. Later, Charley realizes she's been used by Sam Landry for his own personal agenda. Finally, the Bordelon family unites, determined to face an uncertain future together.

Season 5 (10 Episodes)

1: Late-February 2020 - Aired: 2021-02-16

Nova and Calvin move forward in their relationship; Ralph Angel makes a big decision; Nova starts a new business venture; Micah joins a fraternity; Frances is sentenced for conspiracy.

2: Mid-March 2020 - Aired: 2021-02-23

Ralph Angel and Darla talk wedding plans; Nova meets Calvin's family for the first time; Micah experiences his own firsts as a member of a fraternity.

3: Late April 2020 - Aired: 2021-03-02

Ralph Angel seeks alternative sources of income; the pandemic forces Micah to return home; Hollywood grows concerned for his mother's health.

4: Early-May 2020 - Aired: 2021-03-09

Micah and Charley's relationship grows deeper; Ralph Angel takes pride in his new job; Calvin's daughter quarantines with him and Nova; Micah helps Charley in her fight against Parker and Landry; Ralph Angel talks to Darla about their future.

5: May 19, 2020 - Aired: 2021-03-16

Charley throws Darla a surprise bridal shower, leading up to a gorgeous and joyful wedding the whole family enjoys.

6: May 27, 2020 - Aired: 2021-03-23

The Bordelons' lives are impacted by the tragic murder of George Floyd; Nova asks Calvin to recount something from his past; Ralph Angel and Darla give Blue a version of "The Talk."

7: June 1, 2020 - Aired: 2021-03-30

Violet grows concerned about Hollywood's emotional state, Nova plans a children's march, Ralph Angel, Blue and Darla confront a troubling confrontation with a cop. Plus, Micah wants to get out and be a voice of change.

8: June 3, 2020 - Aired: 2021-04-06

Ralph Angel and Darla grapple with Blue's future, Davis cares for Charley, and Hollywood has a new idea for The Real Spot. Plus, Violet calls Darlene about Blue, and Nova receives a curious email.

9: In Summer Time to Simply Be - Aired: 2021-04-13

Charley grows closer to Davis, Ralph Angel decides about Blue's future, and Nova is confronted with a devastating truth.

10: Onward - Aired: 2021-04-20

Charley and Davis mark a beginning, Calvin begins to take accountability, Blue starts school in D.C., and Darla shares momentous news with Ralph Angel.

Season 6 (10 Episodes)

1: If You Could Enter Their Dreaming - Aired: 2021-09-07

Nova publishes an article on defunding the police, Ralph Angel has financial problems, and Violet delivers a pie to a mysterious person. Plus, Nova's planned vaccination drive for St. Jo residents erupts in chaos, leaving someone injured.

2: And Dream With Them Deeply - Aired: 2021-09-14

When Prosper's daughter arrives, there is a tense showoff and she bans the Bordelons from seeing Propser. Ralph Angel and Darla make preparations for their baby. Micah has flashbacks to previous trauma. Nova has to face a harsh truth.

3: You Would Come Back Different - Aired: 2021-09-21

Nova shares her truth, Ralph Angel's finances remain strained, and more is revealed about Billie's history with the Bordelons; Nova learns concerning information, and Charley and Davis struggle with the decision to take their relationship public.

4: To A Different Day - Aired: 2021-09-28

Nova and Billie discuss the past. Hollywood bonds with Gabriel. Micha's romantic relationship ends. Ralph Angel discovers what is wrong with his crop. A shocking discovery is made on the Bordelon land.

5: Moving So Easily Through That Common Depth - Aired: 2021-10-05

Violet and Hollywood discuss their future; Micah and Isaiah's friendship further develops; Ralph Angel makes a tough decision.

6: Or Maybe Just Stay There - Aired: 2021-10-12

Charley is caught between love and ambition; the police take their intimidation of Nova to an unexpected level; Violet and Billie address their tumultuous past; Ralph Angel and Darla arrive at the police station, hand in hand.

7: They Would Bloom and Welcome You - Aired: 2021-10-26

Charley makes a decision about running for Congress; Isaiah offers support to Micah; Nova deals with the effects of the police raid; Sam Landry offers a devil's deal to Ralph Angel.

8: All Those Brothers and Sisters - Aired: 2021-11-02

Davis asks Charley an important question, Micah and Isaiah have a charged conversation, and Dominic and Nova grow closer. Ralph Angel and Darla prepare for the future.

9: Tossing In The Meadows - Aired: 2021-11-09

Everyone comes together for Ralph Angel and Darla's baby shower, Nova makes a huge discovery about the remains on her land, and Ralph Angel has a plan.

10: And You Would Be One Of Them - Aired: 2021-11-16

Charley makes a decision about her future with Davis. Micah and Isaiah discuss their friendship. The Bordelon family develops a plan to save their land. Darla gives birth.

Season 7 (13 Episodes)

1: And When Great Souls Die - Aired: 2022-09-06

The family attends a christening for Ralph Angel and Darla's baby, Tru. Billie ignores Vince's calls, Prosper asks Sandy on a date, and Micah sees Keke. Sam Landry delivers shocking news that could threaten the Bordelon land once again.

2: After a Period, Peace Blooms - Aired: 2022-09-13

Micah pursues a photography career, Prosper has a date with Sandy, and Billie contemplates her future with Vince. The City Council votes on developing the outlet mall, and Ralph Angel receives an unsettling call about Parthena.

3: Slowly and Always Irregularly - Aired: 2022-09-20

The farmers support Parthena and develop a plan, Nova organizes a ring shout, and someone from Billie’s past makes an unexpected visit. Plus, Micah continues to explore NFTs, Violet has a new business plan, and Darla and Rah navigate a rough patch.

4: Spaces Fill - Aired: 2022-09-27

While in DC helping Blue, Darla sees a friend who brings back memories of a night she's tried to forget. In St. Joesph, Ralph Angel tries to save Parthena's land, and Prosper and Sandy make an exciting decision.

5: With a Kind of - Aired: 2022-10-04

Ralph Angel and Darla find a home so that Hollywood and Violet can get approved as foster parents. Micah is conflicted about his success. Nova remembers her first love. Darla receives a threatening call from someone from her past.

6: Soothing Electric Vibration - Aired: 2022-10-11

Ralph Angel struggles to adjust to his new circumstances, and an NDA from Chase triggers Darla. Plus, Micah receives an unexpected visit over his questionable decisions, and everyone celebrates Prosper and Sandy's upcoming nuptials.

7: Our Senses Restored - Aired: 2022-10-18

A heavy storm hits St. Josephine, which opens the door for some emotional conversations. Calvin and Nova share a tough moment. Plus, an unexpected stranger arrives in town.

8: Never To Be The Same - Aired: 2022-10-25

Everyone unites to save Cardale's farm. Plus, the Avila boys receive big news, Nova sees her first love, and Darla makes an important decision about Chase.

9: Whisper to Us - Aired: 2022-11-01

Ralph Angel and Darla learn startling information about Sam Landry that could threaten the co-op. Micah finds his footing, and Nova grows closer to Camille. Plus, Hollywood and Violet discuss their future in fostering.

10: They Existed - Aired: 2022-11-08

Everyone gathers to celebrate Prosper and Sandy's wedding. Nova and Dominic reunite, Billie and Vince discuss their future, and Darla develops a plan to handle the Landrys.

11: We Can Be - Aired: 2022-11-15

With Violet’s support, Betty comes to St. Josephine to take back her land and reunite with her daughter. Plus, Ralph Angel speaks before the USDA, Micah meets with an investor, and Nova receives sad news.

12: Be And Be Better - Aired: 2022-11-22

Results of the USDA’s investigation give Ralph Angel another opportunity to win back the Bordelon land. Dominic receives an offer that tests his and Nova’s future together.

13: For They Existed - Aired: 2022-11-29

No overview available.