Season two brings viewers back to Cypress, Georgia, the sleepy southern town outside Atlanta which has been rocked by the murders of a beloved pastor and the town’s Mayor. Death’s shadow continues to loom over the town’s epicenter, Greater Hope Baptist Church, as a dead body is discovered on its grounds, bringing up the church’s sordid past along with it. As concealed secrets claw their way to the surface, new alliances are formed and deceit, jealousy and compromising sexual affairs threaten to shatter lives and demolish the heart of the church and the town forever. As everyone’s dark past comes to light, the difference between being a saint or a sinner becomes more distorted than ever.
Tonight’s episode is aptly titled ‘I Had No Choice’ Summary. A mysterious kidnapping costs Jabari nearly everything he’s sacrificed to build his new empire. Levi shocks everyone with a prediction by Pastor Johnson that has come true. Mayor Johnson finds opposition when she moves to prosecute those corrupt in Cypress.
This week’s lesson is a hard one: Be careful of hiding a secret that can undo everything.
Someone knows the truth. Tamara meets Myles’s wife in a baby shop and learns that she may have a steep price to play. Though not all truths need to be shared with everyone—or even anyone—to maintain a healthy and happy life, concealing some truths is like swallowing slow-acting poison: one’s insides gradually rot. How does one tell the difference between the kind of secret one should keep and the kind one shouldn’t?
Perhaps a good guide would be this: the kind of secrets that shouldn’t be kept are those that allow us to behave in a way that causes harm to others or to ourselves. Tamara has hard choices to make ahead.
Though revealing the secret yourself will cause pain, having them learn it from someone else will undoubtedly cause even more. You very well may risk the end of the relationship, but depending on how likely you judge it that your secret might be revealed from other sources, you need to decide which path is riskier.
You also have to think about what enemies your secrets will make.