‘BMF’ Will Burn Up Money Fast: No reputation is built on what you’ll do in the season 2 finale
(WARNING: Spoilers for this week BMF Follow below.)
Each week for BMF’s To Blowin’ Money Fast series, we’ve recaped each episode by looking at a few key things to see how they’ve hurt Meech and Terry’s money-making goals and overall well-being . Each lot was marked as a win or loss, with the former keeping them in the black and the latter pushing them into the red. Now that the season is over, we’re going to be giving final marks to a few key characters based on the events that took place over the past ten episodes.
Meech and Terry finally have everything they wanted and fought for in BMF. Their low-income days are long behind them, as their business skills helped make BMF a success long before they ventured outside of Detroit. They earned the city’s respect, whether by force or fire – particularly gunfire. The Flenory brothers were eventually able to venture outside and set up bases in cities like Cleveland and Atlanta. They also found their own connection outside the country, particularly in Colombia, which would help them have a steady supply to sell not only to their regular clientele but also to small organizations. As of the ninth episode of season two, all is well for the Flenory brothers, but it only lasted so long.
For the finale of the second season of BMF, Meech and Terry are ready to take things to the next level with their business, but first there are a few obstacles and loose ends to be dealt with. First, the Flenory brothers discover that Lamar killed Monique and Meech is determined to get revenge. Meech and Terry also find a way to get B-Mickie’s gun from Detective Bryant’s possession, but when the detective’s son Kevin gets his hands on it, things take a turn for the worst on both sides. Despite this, the episode ends with Meech deciding to move to Atlanta to continue the expansion of the BMF empire. Terry will remain in Detroit and oversee operations there. Elsewhere, despite his attempts to make things right, Lucille is becoming more distant and angry with Charles, Terry gets into trouble with the ladies in his life, and Lamar’s time may have come to an end BMF.
In terms of where BMF began and where they ended in season two, Meech should take most of the credit for the group’s success based on the events portrayed in season two of the show. He reunited the former 50 Boyz with the 12 Street Boys to form BMF. He convinced the top K-9s in town to work with the group and provide them with products. He ventured into Atlanta and made sure to return a new supply of cocaine when things went bad in Detroit. Meech gave the group a vital connection to the cartel in Colombia, a move that placed them among the top dogs in Detroit while also giving them the ammunition to expand. The second season finale BMF ties up some loose ends by getting Detective Bryant to take the fall for the gun he was holding over B-Mickie’s head while using it to kill Jay Mo and Kato. Meech also takes care of Lamar once and for all, but not in the way we expected. As Meech rides into the sunset to take on Atlanta and make BMF a name to remember in that city, he leaves Detroit knowing he’ll achieve everything – and then some – about his dreams as a hustler and businessman has. Still, the grind doesn’t stop.
Talk about a lack of contributions this season. Charles has done nothing but stress his family – and I mean every single one of them. In the first season, his actions were more justifiable as he simply wanted his children, Meech and Terry, to stay off the streets and not risk death. However, this season Charles has been nothing more than a nuisance which in turn has stressed everyone out. He was a bad business partner of Terry’s with the Flenory Car Ride Service by refusing to listen to Terry’s great ideas for the company. So much so that Terry eventually decided that life on the streets brought him more peace of mind, and of course money, than being so intimately involved with his father. As if that wasn’t enough, Charles also cheated on Lucille with Mabel, a woman from her church. With that, Lucille is considering a divorce, regardless of her decision, she doesn’t want anything to do with him at the moment. Plus, Nicole has a whole new perspective on her father that makes her question the good of love. The only good things Charles did that season came when he gave money to Meech and Terry before they fled to Atlanta and when he grilled food for Meech’s going away party. I might be missing a thing or two, but the point is, it’s not a long list.
Terry’s progress in the second season of BMF was a little trip. He started out as a man fully committed to being a law-abiding citizen through the Flenory Car Ride Service with his father. However, by the end of season two, he was back in his role as BMF’s brains. Terry really tried to stay off the streets, but with a combination of his nagging father, Meech, being shot, and a desire for a more flashy and profitable lifestyle, Terry finally convinced himself that returning to BMF was exactly what what he wanted and needed in his life to feel fulfilled. His influence on the group was felt immediately. Terry helped seal the deal between BMF and their new Colombian connection, while also being a second enforcer for the group to ensure things stayed afloat. Despite having his own fair share of mistakes, like arresting Denise with her product and nearly arresting him, Meech and others, Terry was and remains an extremely valuable asset to the group – as we already knew. Now his value will increase as he has taken charge of things in Detroit and Meech ventures to Atlanta to open a shop.
We all had a feeling things weren’t going to end well for B-Mickie at some point this season. For most of Season 2, B-Mickie played the role of an involuntary informant for Detective Bryant, who found the gun he used to kill Jay Mo and Kato. With a double homicide hanging over Bryant’s head, B-Mickie was forced to give Bryant information about BMF, particularly Meech, to hopefully avoid jail time. Eventually, Bryant bit off more than he could chew, and we saw in the season finale how Meech and the rest of BMF put together a plan to finally get that gun out of Bryant’s possession. It’s a solid plan, but a move by Bryant’s son Kevin throws a wrench into the plan. However, it seemed like B-Mickie was finally in BMF’s good graces, particularly by members of the group who found him untrustworthy given his work with Bryant. However, after Sterling discovers an interaction between B-Mickie and Detective Jin, he reports it to Meech, making it out to be like B-Mickie is still working with the police. Little do they know B-Mickie just told Jin to kick rocks after she tried to convince him to turn himself in about the double murders. But it is, BMF does not know that this is the case. So in his final step, Meech tells B-Mickie that he’s “dead” to him and that he’s no longer part of BMF. As season three begins, there is hope that B-Mickie won’t vent his frustration by giving Bryant and Jin the information they want.
Finally, Lamar is a thing of the past — at least we hope he is. All season Meech and Terry searched for ways and ways to take down Lamar, but they struggled to complete the mission. On the other hand, Lamar seemed to find it easy to torment and devastate the Flenory brothers. Lamar shot Meech and nearly killed him in an ambush at the hospital shortly thereafter. He almost attacked the boys again before they fled to Atlanta, and he paid Lucille a surprising and frightening visit while Meech and Terry were gone. However, when he killed Monique, that was the last straw for Meech. He eventually tracks down Lamar and, despite approaching him with a gun, chooses to give him a slow death by forcing him to smoke a crack rock that is far more harmful and addictive than anything Lamar can has experienced. As Season 2 wraps up, we see a lamar lined up under a city bridge in search of more of the drug. Perhaps this needed to be done to permanently eliminate Lamar as a threat. However, if that couldn’t be achieved by one shot at the end of season one, I’m not too confident that’s the solution. We’ll just have to wait until season 3 to see if that’s the case.
Season 2 of ‘BMF’ is available on the STARZ app.
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