Yvonne Orji on Whether Molly and Issa Reconcile in ‘Insecure’ Season 5: ‘Are They Ready to Do That?’

by Shine My Crown Staff
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HBO’s “Insecure” will come to an end at the end of season five — and Yvonne Orji, who plays attorney Molly, Issa’s former bestie — says that viewers may be surprised by the ending.

“We went into it knowing that it was the beginning of the end, and just knowing where these characters started and seeing where they can end up — I think some things may be a surprise for some of our fans,” Orji said to EW. “Hopefully everyone will be happy with how we tie the [series] up.”

However, Orji notes that you cannot please everybody. So even if most people are happy — not everybody will be.

“With every episode of every season, our fans will be upset at something and then they will be happy at other things, and they will be stewing over other things,” she says. “Our fans have a myriad of emotions. We do not disappoint in keeping [that going]. Kind of like how we felt with the pandemic. Are we sad? Are we happy? Are we at peace? Are we tired? It’s like: ‘Pick your flavor of emotions: Insecure season 5.'”

And how would she sum up the fifth and final season?

“Unearthing, shedding, fulfilling, and growing. Unearthing lot of different things — emotions, feelings. Unearthing desires, wants. There’s a lot of things going on.”

At the end of season four, Molly and Issa were still not on good terms. Molly drifted away from Issa after feeling that Issa was being a selfish friend and not investing as much in their relationship. Issa threw a few jabs at Molly regarding stability and commitment. What should have been a quick blow-up and hug and make up turned into a fully-fledged break-up.

Will the pair be besties again?

“That was the conversation that was very, very necessary for them to have,” says Orji. “Although we never hear what was said, the first episode of season 5 reveals what it needs to, in order to understand what happens with that relationship. But there were a lot of hurt feelings and there was a lot of possible mending that needed to take place. Are they ready to do that? We start to answer that.”

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