Violet and Darlene's Contentious Conversation About Blue
Season 3 Episode 310
Aired on 08/01/2018
After learning that the Department of Children & Family Services visited Ralph Angel and Blue, Violet storms over to Darla's house and confronts her mother, Darlene. Darlene is back, and just like her daughter, she is ready to do whatever it takes for Blue. As the two strong-willed women talk, the conversation quickly escalates. Darlene sees Ralph Angel as an unfit parent, but Violet reminds her that Darla was absent for most of Blue's childhood while Ralph Angel and the Bordelon family were raising him.
"I am grateful for everything that you and your bother did to raise Blue," Darlene says. "And I had no problem when it was you and Ernest. But ever since Ralph Angel has taken over, there have been things, questionable manners in which he raises that child."
"How you know how he cares for that child?" Violet counters. "You and the baby's mama have been restin' in D.C. while he's down here bustin' his ass every day to put clothes on that boy's back. Every dime he makes goes to that child. Every ounce of love he has goes to that little boy."
As Violet and Darlene continue to argue about who is able to provide the stabler home and life for Blue, Darlene lands a low blow: "Please, Vi. I'm not trying to disrespect you, but put yourself in our shoes. What would you do? Ralph Angel may not even be Blue's biological father."
Violet is stunned, but only for a moment. Collecting herself, she gathers herself and moves toward the door. Before she turns the knob, though, she turns and delivers her parting shot: "Ralph Angel is more of a parent to that child than his mama ever even attempted to be. I don't give a rat's ass about no DNA. He's a Bordelon, and I will gladly be damned if you, child services or your damn daughter try to tell me anything different. I will bring you a fight."
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