What I Learned From Insecure Season 3 Episode 2 & 3
After Episode 2, my facebook friend India Lindsey was the first one on my timeline to touch on this subject. What we are seeing with Issa Rae and Daniel is not a relationship but co-dependency. Issa always runs to Daniel when she is in a bind and Daniel always saves her.
Issa decides after meeting with Kelli to become a more useful roommate in exchange for hoping to convince Daniel to let her stay a little longer. She starts cleaning the kitchen, rearranging the cabinets and really making her presence useful. Daniel notices and that allows for his guard to come down.
After weeks of ignoring her, he confides in her that he was stood up by his friend that was supposed to introduce him to an artist. Issa steps up to be his wing-woman and eventually proves herself even more useful by not only setting up the perfect AllyOop to meet the artist but encourages him to reach out to a mutual friend to help elevate his career.
At the end of the episode, Issa gets a call back from a property manager job she applied for and has the opportunity to tell Daniel about it but declines to not ruin the moment of perfect co-dependency. In true co-dependency fashion, after a day of feeling appreciated, Daniel offers Issa his bed.
In Episode 3, Daniel and Issa are at