'Alfred Miles' (Brian Tyree Henry) is a new hot rapper trying to understand the line between real life and street life. 'Darius' (Lakeith Lee Stanfield) is Alfred's right-hand man and visionary. 'Van' (Zazie Beetz) is Earn's best friend and the mother of Earn's daughter.
Atlanta has always been about people struggling to move beyond the situation forced upon them by a racist, capitalist system stacked against them, but in Robbin' Season the depiction has only gotten starker.
Van is Atlanta's most elusive character, which is to say that she's the least autonomous. That's my issue with this episode, as with this series so far: We rarely get to see her on her ownExcept for that one episode last season. .