“Black-ish” Season 1 Episode 4 “Crazy Mom” will air on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 at 9:30 p.m. on ABC. Rainbow will be off mommy duties and Dre takes over the tasks. Find out what happens in this episode in the details below. But let’s go back for a quick review of what happened in the last episode first.
In “The Nod” (air date: Oct. 8, 2014), Dre (Anthony Anderson) oriented his son, Andre Jr. ((Marcus Scribner), to what Pops (Laurence Fishburne) called was the “basic black behavior.” Dre realized that Junior wasn’t keen on these little things when he missed giving a nod to a fellow black brother on the street. Dre thought that Junior should be hanging out with other black kids, when he learned that there were only a handful of African-American teenagers at his son’s school.
Good thing Dre just met this new guy at work. Charlie was also a black brother who had a son about Junior’s age, so he invited father and son over at their house. The problem was, Charlie had some boundary issues that even Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross), Dre’s wife, did not warm up to him. Junior and Charlie’s son, however, got along perfectly.
The other storyline in this episode involved Rainbow and their youngest daughter Diane (Marsai Martin). The little girl wanted to work in advertising, just like her dad, when she grows up. But Bow wanted her to see that being a doctor, just like mom, was a pretty cool job, too. So, Bow brought Diane to the hospital as part of Career Day. But with so many things to do at the emergency room, she wasn’t really able to show her daughter around and left Diane to the care of a hospital staff.
But when the little girl wandered off, she saw the chaos and excitement of working in the ER. Was Diane shocked and scared by what she saw? She was actually pretty impressed. Working in the ER looked awesome in the little girl’s eyes. so it seemed like Bow might have her wish. Diane could end up pursuing the same line of work as her.
Spoiler Alert: “Black-ish” Season 1 Episode 4 “Crazy Mom” airs on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 at 9:30 p.m on ABC.
There will be no mommy duties for Rainbow in this episode, so Dre has to take charge for a week and be the “mom,” while Rainbow attends to other needs. But Dre will get a little carried away when people at the kids’ school would shower him with praises that pretty soon, all these will go to his head. He’ll end up trying to outdo everyone else, including himself. He’s even going to best the crazy mom at school, which would make him even crazier. It’s pretty exhausting to be the world’s perfect mother, so what will Dre come to realize after this?
The episode will feature several guest stars like Jeff Meacham as Josh, Peter Mackenzie as Mr. Stevens, Jennie Pierson as Ms. Davis, Jacob Kemp as Kris Levine, Quinn Friedman as Kevin, Andria Kozica as Tracy, Lesley Tsina as Stacy, Ursula Burton as Candace, David Fickas as Glen and Elizabeth June as Harriet Tubman.
It will be written by Gail Lerner with James Griffiths as director.
By the way, the show just received a full season order from ABC! We’ll definitely watching more of the Johnsons for the rest of this season!
black-ish just got #TheNod from the Network!
Congratulations to the cast and crew on a full-season order! pic.twitter.com/lAXMeT316O
— black-ish (@black_ishABC) October 10, 2014
Catch the latest on “Black-ish” Season 1 Episode 4 “Crazy Mom,” which will air on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 at 9:30 p.m. on ABC. Check out the teaser to the episode in the video below.
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