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Queen Sugar is an American Drama based on the novel by Natalie Baszile. When her father passes away, Nova Bordelon is left with the family sugar cane farm. Nova is a respected journalist and activist from neighboring New Orleans, and her return to the farm will prove a test for the entire family. Nova's sister, Charley, is a contemporary woman from Los Angeles, who decides to move back to the farm with Nova and her teenaged son, Micah. The girls' brother, Ralph, leads a very different life, struggling with a child and a drug addict absentee wife, all while pushing to hold down a job. The Bordelon's will find that the future of their farm and their family name rests on the siblings' ability to fight through their differences and triumph over bad blood and long-held differences.

Wednesday 10:00 PM et/pt on Oprah Winfrey Network
2 Seasons, 29 Episodes
September 6, 2016
Drama
7.5/10
Cast: Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, Tina Lifford
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Queen Sugar Full Episode Guide

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Remy and Charley have different visions of their future and Nova and Calvin face a harsh reality. Plus, Violet gets diagnosed and Darla reveals a devastating secret to Ralph Angel.

  • 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.

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

  • Violet (Tina Lifford) suggests that Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe), and Darla (Bianca Lawson) attend pre-marital counseling, but he resists. Darla seconds Violet's suggestion when an unexpected proposition convinces her that Ralph Angel is still punishing her for her past. Meanwhile, Nova's (Rutina Wesley) relationship with Robert Dubois (Alimi Ballard) deepens as she begins to open up. Violet encounters Charley's mother Lorna (Sharon Lawrence) at Charley's office, which gives rise to old issues. Charley's mother later encourages Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) to reach across the color divide following a frustrating meeting at the St. Josephine Sugarcane Society. Finally, Micah (Nicholas L. Ashe) shares his darkest secret with Keke (Tanyell Waivers), and Violet sees a doctor for her recurring symptoms.

  • Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) and Darla (Bianca Lawson) enjoy their new engagement, but it serves as a sad reminder that Darla is estranged from her own family. Violet (Tina Lifford) later brings everyone together for an engagement party, which inspires Darla to reach out to her family. Violet remains in denial about her condition despite her physical symptoms worsening, and Hollywood (Omar J. Dorsey) considers a new job. Nova has doubts about her front-page Zika story when it causes concern in the community, but she later receives a surprising donation. Charley's mother, Lorna Prescott (Sharon Lawrence), makes an unexpected visit and expresses concern over Charley's lifestyle. Micah tells Charley what happened with the police offer, which allows him to finally come to terms with his emotions. The experience forces Charley to question her parenting, and when she shares her doubts with her mother, their intense conversation shines a light on Charley's issues surrounding her own upbringing.

  • 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.

  • Ralph Angel's confession continues to cause unrest and his appeal to Darla for emotional support conflicts with Charley's wishes. Plus, Nova learns something surprising about Violet.

  • Charley's opening celebration of the Queen Sugar mills suffers a setback, and Nova learns something surprising about her late father. Plus, Ralph Angel has a run-in with someone he previously robbed.

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

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

  • Micah finds solace at Nova's place, Charley confronts Davis about their custody arrangement, and Violet's time with Hollywood might be short-lived. Plus, Nova meets someone at a symposium.

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

  • In the Season 2 premiere, Charley and Davis remain entangled; Ralph Angel tries to find his footing on the family farm; Aunt Violet confronts her feelings for Hollywood; and Micah has a dangerous encounter with a police officer. In other events, Nova deals with the loss of her relationshipwith Calvin and later holds a community fundraiser.

  • Charley continues to make calculated decisions about Davis' basketball career and her desire to secure an investor in the farm. Davis attempts to repair his relationship with his son, Micah, but he faces resistance. Meanwhile, Nova and Calvin finally reunite; however, their relationship causes controversy in the community. Violet learns of Hollywood's departure and tries to make amends, and Ralph Angel makes a shocking discovery that changes everything.Tune in to the gripping season finale of Queen Sugar.

  • The Bordelons continue to look for a new mill in time for harvest, and Charley's search for an investor motivates her to make a cunning decision in relation to Davis basketball career. Meanwhile, Ralph Angel devises his own solution to the Bordelons dilemma, and Charley's objection creates friction.

  • The siblings search for a new mill; Charley is ready to move on from her past; Ralph Angel and Darla help Blue with issues at school; and Aunt Violet makes changes to the diner.

  • Charlie is on the lookout for a new mill and discovers there's more to the story of the land than originally thought. In other events, Hollywood tries to reconcile with Aunt Violet.

  • As the siblings collaborate to repair the damage caused by the hurricane, Charley, Ralph Angel and Remy are terrified when they discover two corpses on their property.

  • The family anticipates the hurricane; Remy wonders about Charley's treatment of her staff; Aunt Violet is concerned about Nova's safety; and Ralph Angel quarrels with Darla.

  • Charley acknowledges the state of her marriage; Ralph Angel dreams of farming full time; and Aunt Violet uncovers information about Hollywood that jeopardizes their relationship.

  • 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.

  • Nova's relationship suffers because of her thirst for justice; Charley questions her husband's accuser; Ralph Angel faces a moral quandary; and Hollywood resumes contact with someone from his past.

  • The Bordelon siblings return to their everyday lives: Ralph Angel struggles to run the family farm; Charley resumes managing her husband's basketball career; and Nova seeks justice for a friend's son who she believes was wrongfully imprisoned.

  • Charley, Nova and Ralph Angel discover what's included in their father's will and consider operating the farm together; someone attempts to repossess one of the father's possessions; and the family considers a low offer for the land from a local buyer.

  • The siblings plan the funeral, but Charley and Nova disagree about how best to honor their father; and Ralph Angel and Aunt Violet are at odds over whether it's okay for his young son to attend the funeral service. In other events, Charley faces the fallout from the news about her husband and also learns there are things they don't know about their father's farm.

  • The premiere of the series about estranged siblings who come together to save their family's ailing sugarcane farm in Louisiana. First up: Charley leaves her upscale L.A. lifestyle to return to her family home in Louisiana after her dad suffers a stroke and she receives unwelcome news about her husband.

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