Insecure Season 5 Episode 3 Recap: Jay Ellis on Lawrence-Condola Drama

Warning: This submit comprises spoilers from this week’s episode of HBO’s Insecure. 

Lawrence was useless incorrect to blow up at Condola the way in which that he did on this week’s Insecure — and Jay Ellis is aware of it.

As you’ll recall, Lawrence took a job in San Francisco whereas Condola remained in Los Angeles to lift their son Elijah. Regardless of residing in a unique metropolis and barely seeing his child, Lawrence grew more and more annoyed with Condola for leaving him out of main selections concerning Elijah. This culminated in a contentious battle by which Condola revealed she doesn’t belief Lawrence with their son; Lawrence in flip virtually threatened Condola with a custody battle if she tried to maintain him away.

Ellis, who performs Lawrence, understands his character’s frustration in feeling neglected of his son’s life, but additionally acknowledges that his complaints pale compared to what Condola goes via because the one who takes care of their son day-after-day.

“He’s simply there on weekends,” Ellis notes to TVLine. “Monday via Friday he will get to fall asleep, he will get to sleep all evening, he can seize dinner… He can do no matter he needs. He simply pops in on a weekend, whereas she’s doing it day-to-day.”

Jay Ellis and Condola Rashad in InsecureAfter their argument, Lawrence returned to San Francisco and buried his emotions in offended intercourse with random girls whereas Condola continued to endure stressed nights and every little thing else that comes with elevating a new child alone.

“He’s attempting to pressure his method on this scenario,” Ellis explains, noting that Lawrence’s scenario with Condola isn’t one thing he can simply stroll away from as he has executed up to now. It was solely after a scarily turbulent flight again house that he started to precise some compassion towards his child mama, lastly making up along with her over the cellphone.

“In a few of these different conditions, he might simply break up with anyone and by no means seen them once more, or he might give up the job and dip. However now we’re speaking a few life, and he needs to be a very good father,” the actor provides. “He is aware of that that is actual work for him. He’s going to have to really dig in and determine learn how to make this work with Condola and assist her, and be the very best model that he might be as a father.”

Being a mum or dad is hard by itself, nevertheless it’s much more labyrinthine if you throw within the lengthy distance aspect, the truth that Lawrence and Condola aren’t in a relationship, and his latest heartbreak after being dumped by Issa. “I believe Lawrence goes to must not let these issues get in his method and wreck what shall be probably the greatest moments of his life,” Ellis affords.

Jay Ellis in Insecure Season 5Ellis is totally conscious that this week’s episode might land him in sizzling water with the followers, however he’s completely high-quality with being Public Enemy No. 1. “If you wish to sit in your emotions and hate Lawrence and be mad at Lawrence, you ought to,” he says. “To ensure that us to let him journey off into the sundown on the very finish of this, I do assume we’ve got to observe him undergo this second. We’d need him to do it a unique method, however… he has to undergo it his method, and study from it and develop from it.”

Ellis says that followers can anticipate extra bumpiness forward as Lawrence tries to navigate fatherhood from a distance. “You’re going to cuss the TV out [and] you’re going to cuss me out,” he warns. “Count on that it’s going to occur, however stay in it and be current with it, as a result of I believe it’s well worth the journey.”


No matter how viewers really feel about his character, Ellis feels fortunate to be part of a present that resonates with so many individuals.

“I’m grateful and honored that I received the possibility to play this character that made individuals really feel a method. I’m grateful and honored that I received to fulfill of us who I think about a few of my closest buddies and shall be in my life ceaselessly,” he shares. “I’m honored that folks take a look at this present, and, week after week and yr after yr, hold coming again [wanting] extra. And so they really feel seen they usually really feel heard they usually really feel like they’ve gotten to witness one thing that that they had by no means seen on tv earlier than.”

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Aila Slisco

Aila Slisco is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Aila Slisco joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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