What a distinction a yr makes.
In 2020, Showtime’s The Chi ended Season three with a glad accumulating at Emmett’s new BBQ restaurant, a feel-proper accumulating… that ended unexpectedly with the homicide of not going hero Ronnie. This yr, the Season four finale , which aired Sunday, wrapped with a bustling Community Protection block birthday birthday celebration that ended with out incident — phew!
“We virtually desired to satisfy the promise to the query that we requested at the start of the season: Can the network contend with itself? And we concept it became essential for that solution to be ‘Yes,’” showrunner Justin Hillian tells TVLine. “And of course, it’s now no longer perfect. But seeing human beings have that joy? Yeah, it became virtually the plan.”
But one individual definitely became now no longer feeling blissful through the hour’s end: Mayor Otis “Douda” Perry, who left metropolis after Trig threatened to visit the click with security-digital digicam pictures of the mayor’s brutal beat-down of his adviser, Marcus. But is Douda done? We requested HIllian for the scoop.
I became going to say “elephant,” however Douda is extra just like the massive bull withinside the room. And now he’s not in Chicago. Can you are saying whether or not or now no longer he’s absolutely gone? Is Curtiss Cook nonetheless with the display?
What I could virtually say is: Never underestimate Otis Perry. [Laughs]
He’s slightly recognizable in that ultimate scene, whilst he’s slinking away withinside the baseball cap. Even his frame language is different.
Yeah, and also you recognize, we surely taken into consideration that a lot. If you consider the primary episode of the season, whilst he comes into Imani’s basement, he’s completely in control. He’s in charge, and he’s dressed up, and he’s letting everybody recognize that he’s going for walks the whole lot. And then you definitely see him on the end, in which he overplayed his hand. It didn’t paintings out. But I could have a difficult time believing that he could surrender pretty so easily.
We virtually need to preserve to reveal what the opportunities can be for the community and for human beings searching after one another. Lena [Waithe, executive producer] has little or no hobby in coping with the police at all. So ideally, we’d be capable of absolutely put off them and feature the network cope with its personal issues, due to the fact the display has usually been approximately the network. So to hold it like that, we assume makes the whole lot a bit extra fertile and a bit extra interesting.