In season three, episode six of Insecure, titled “Ready-like,” we start right where we left off: with Issa (Issa Rae) and Lawrence (Jay Ellis) staring at each other in a convenience store in Coachella Valley while Chad (Neil Brown Jr.) slurps on a fountain drink.
Issa asks what Lawrence has been up to since their heartbreaking goodbye in the season two finale and a montage plays of him leading a meeting at his company, sleeping with a lot of women and generally living a P. Diddy kinda lifestyle (until he gets chlamydia). Even so, he responds with a simple, “Not much.”
Back in Los Angeles, Issa gets paperwork to form her non-profit, a company that hosts music events for young people in low-income areas, and the office clerk helping her is less than encouraging. She leaves discouraged, but luckily Nathan (Kendrick Sampson) is waiting for her with some words of affirmation and kisses. He assures her she’s doing the right thing in pursuing her passion and trying to plan a positive event.
Later, Issa brainstorms for her project while they lay in bed. Nathan seems distracted and then asks, “How do you know if it’s real?” and tells her he really likes her. Issa is surprised and says she didn’t know “they were allowed to say that s**t,” but that she really likes him too. They agree that they don’t normally like people, because, as we all know, “people are trash.”
While they enjoy the throes of new romance, Lawrence is basically doing the opposite. He instead has to take a trip down drunken memory lane and call every girl he’s slept with recently to inform them that he has chlamydia. Yikes.
Molly (Yvonne Orji) has some love issues of her own. She still hasn’t picked up her jacket from her Coachella bae, Andrew (Alexander Hodge), because she’s embarrassed of how she acted while she was high. But, at Issa’s insistence, she finally agrees to meet up with him to make the exchange and he asks her on a date. She says that she has a lot going on and can’t right now. Later, when she meets up with Kelli (Natasha Rothwell) and Issa to prep for Tiffany’s (Amanda Seales) upcoming baby shower, she gets the third degree for denying him when she’s “so single.” She’s so single in fact, that they venture to guess that she probably has tumbleweeds rumbling around down there.
Issa, however, is happy as can be with Nathan. She gushes about how supportive he is and how he’s helping her work on her new business, which she’s decided to call Musiqal Inc. She clarifies, “but musical with a ‘q’ because we put together events quickly.” The girls aren’t on board with the name and erupt in laughter.