Issa vs. Molly: Who Was Right in the ‘Insecure’ Season 4 Feud?
With the conclusion of Insecure‘s roller coaster of a fourth season, there is quite a bit to unpack.
Early on, Issa (Issa Rae) befriended Condola (Christina Elmore), a consultant guiding the former through planning her Inglewood block party. But there was a twist: Condola turned out to be the new lover of Lawrence (Jay Ellis), Issa’s boyfriend of five years!
Other dramas followed suit, including the return of Issa’s former lover Nathan (Kendrick Sampson). As Issa rekindled her relationship with Lawrence, who inevitably broke up with Condola, Nathan revealed to Issa his ongoing feelings for her, further fueling the conflict. By the end of the season, a shocking reveal threw this already messy situation into overdrive.
But the most important conflict wasn’t romantic in nature at all. It instead had to do with the slow and painful demise of Issa’s relationship with her best friend Molly (Yvonne Orji). Their feud was explicitly foreshadowed in the prologue of the season premiere, when Issa exclaimed to a mystery caller that she didn’t “really f**k with Molly anymore.” The rest of the episodes went back through the developments that led to Issa and Molly’s tension, revealing a mostly avoidable series of events.
From their respective points of view, each of the parties involved in the mess both seemed to think they were the victim of the other’s transgressions. But is that really the case?
Below, we recap the Issa vs. Molly feud timeline to ultimately conclude who of the two, if either, was in the right.