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Season 2  "Hope"  2x16

Aired 4 years ago - Feb 24, 2016

When the kids ask some tough questions in the midst of a highly publicized court case involving alleged police brutality and an African-American teenager, Dre and Bow are conflicted on how best to field them. Dre, along with Pops and Ruby, feel the kids need to know what kind of world they’re living in, while Bow would like to give them a more hopeful view about life. When the verdict is announced, the family handles the news in different ways while watching the community react.

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Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 1
He got tased 37 times, so, you know, he's not great.
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 2
Well first, LeBron was... And don't even get me started on the plot holes.
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 3
And no.
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 4
Are you done? No. Okay.
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 5
And they need to know the world that they're living in.
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 6
Oh, my God.
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 7
to pull him over in the first place.
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that's a story I've been hearing all my life.
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 9
Yeah, it's not really ringing a bell for me, Dad.
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 10
Plymouth Rock landed on us!
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 11
Yeah, see?
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 12
Kids are dying in the street!
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 13
go look at them in the garage.
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 14
And what's that supposed to mean?
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 15
and you know I love you.
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 16
and be kids for a little while longer.
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 17
Ma, who's Peabo Bryson?
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 18
It appears a decision about the indictment has been made
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- Yes. - No.
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 20
to review the case and the evidence
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 21
[Sighs]
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 22
That hope, at its core, is all we really have
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 23
the best justice system in the whole world.
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 24
That's low even for you, Rainbow.
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 25
I'm just trying, for the sake of our children,
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Why am I just now hearing about this?
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 27
Can I just play Devil's Advocate here for a second?
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 28
that 75% of them were armed.
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 29
there's only two kind of people you got to worry about...
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 30
Yes, again.
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 31
I am assuming it is Chipotle.
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 32
And you don't want to be eating Mexican food
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 33
What?
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 34
- Tear gas. - Mm-hmm.
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 35
In this country, which did not begin with Eric Garner...
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♪ You can't cope, nope ♪
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be about it.
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 38
still part of the radical cat family.
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 39
They're talking about somebody's child.
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to fight your case in court, you hear me?
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 41
The system is rigged against us.
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just maybe, we got out of that bad place
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And we saw him get out of that limo
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That is the real world, Bow.
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Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 46
Nope. Salt is no good during a riot.
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with a frozen apple.
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Or... Or worse, get killed?
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Okay, baby girl. It's gonna be all right.
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 50
I was worried.

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Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 2
Well first, LeBron was... And don't even get me started on the plot holes.
#2
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 3
And no.
#3
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 4
Are you done? No. Okay.
#4
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 5
And they need to know the world that they're living in.
#5
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 6
Oh, my God.
#6
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 7
to pull him over in the first place.
#7
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 8
that's a story I've been hearing all my life.
#8
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 9
Yeah, it's not really ringing a bell for me, Dad.
#9
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 10
Plymouth Rock landed on us!
#10
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 11
Yeah, see?
#11
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 12
Kids are dying in the street!
#12
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 13
go look at them in the garage.
#13
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 14
And what's that supposed to mean?
#14
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 15
and you know I love you.
#15
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 16
and be kids for a little while longer.
#16
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 17
Ma, who's Peabo Bryson?
#17
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 18
It appears a decision about the indictment has been made
#18
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 19
- Yes. - No.
#19
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to review the case and the evidence
#20
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 21
[Sighs]
#21
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 22
That hope, at its core, is all we really have
#22
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 23
the best justice system in the whole world.
#23
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 24
That's low even for you, Rainbow.
#24
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I'm just trying, for the sake of our children,
#25
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 26
Why am I just now hearing about this?
#26
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 27
Can I just play Devil's Advocate here for a second?
#27
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 28
that 75% of them were armed.
#28
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 29
there's only two kind of people you got to worry about...
#29
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 30
Yes, again.
#30
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 31
I am assuming it is Chipotle.
#31
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 32
And you don't want to be eating Mexican food
#32
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 33
What?
#33
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 34
- Tear gas. - Mm-hmm.
#34
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 35
In this country, which did not begin with Eric Garner...
#35
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 36
♪ You can't cope, nope ♪
#36
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 37
be about it.
#37
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 38
still part of the radical cat family.
#38
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 39
They're talking about somebody's child.
#39
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 40
to fight your case in court, you hear me?
#40
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 41
The system is rigged against us.
#41
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 42
just maybe, we got out of that bad place
#42
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 43
And we saw him get out of that limo
#43
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 44
That is the real world, Bow.
#44
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 45
#45
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Nope. Salt is no good during a riot.
#46
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 47
with a frozen apple.
#47
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 48
Or... Or worse, get killed?
#48
Recap of black-ish Season 2 Episode 16 (S02E16) - 49
Okay, baby girl. It's gonna be all right.
#49
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I was worried.
#50