The Chi

10 Best Episodes of The Chi

A relevant, timely and distinctive coming-of-age story following a half dozen interrelated characters in the South Side of Chicago. The story centers on Brandon, an ambitious and confident young man who dreams about opening a restaurant of his own someday, but is conflicted between the promise of a new life and his responsibility to his mother and teenage brother back in the South Side.

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#15 - A Raisin in the Sun (Season 4 - Episode 10)

Emmett tells Tiff to make a decision. Imani and Shaad get a clean slate. Jake comes clean to Jemma. Trig gives Douda an ultimatum. Tracy throws a celebratory block party. Nina and Dre put their problems aside to help someone in need.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 106 votes.

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#14 - Ease On Down The Road (Season 1 - Episode 10)


Ronnie faces his past crimes. Meanwhile, Brandon's plan to finance his business goes awry. Kevin stars in the school play and attends a cast party with his friends. Emmett decides to fight for full custody. Season finale.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 317 votes.

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#13 - ...Black Messiah (Season 4 - Episode 7)

Emmett and Tiff explore new things as a couple; Trig tries to counsel Jamal when he reaches his breaking point; Imani takes are of the trap house for good; Kevin journeys to the West Side with a new friend; Pap teaches Jake how to woo his lady

The episode was rated 8.05 from 110 votes.

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#12 - Soul Food (Season 4 - Episode 1)


Emmett's past threatens his new marriage. Kiesha wrestles with a decision that will affect the life of her unborn child. A run in with law enforcement leaves Kevin, Jake and Papa reeling. Douda tries to walk the line between gangster and mayor. Tiff and Dom go into business together. Marcus petitions to bring the Olympics to Chicago.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 121 votes.

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#11 - We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off (Season 5 - Episode 5)

Kiesha and Emmett’s relationship takes an unexpected turn. Jemma and Jake confront the truth. Kevin attends a cosplay party. Trig finds a surprising connection. Papa bonds with Bakari.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 111 votes.

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#10 - Lackin' (Season 3 - Episode 9)


Ronnie is praised by his church community, while others won't let him forget his mistakes; Emmett and Dom prepare for their grand opening; Kevin tries to balance obligations.

The episode was rated 8.08 from 153 votes.

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#9 - Candyman (Season 4 - Episode 6)

Kiesha adjusts to life after birth. Papa tries to broker peace between Kevin and Jake. Jada struggles under the weight of her condition. Nina’s suspicion of Dre reaches a peak. Tiff and Dom get a business opportunity.

The episode was rated 8.09 from 117 votes.

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#8 - The Spook Who Sat By The Door (Season 4 - Episode 5)


Douda, Roselyn and Marcus prepare for the gala. Kiesha goes into labor. Kevin and Jemma's relationship reaches a breaking point. Trig and Shaad have a falling out.

The episode was rated 8.10 from 116 votes.

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#7 - Angels (Season 5 - Episode 7)

Emmett and Tiff must unite as co-parents after learning unexpected news about their son. Kiesha gets advice from her counselor. Kevin struggles to balance dating and his gaming competitions. A shocking event leaves Jemma, Papa and Jake to deal with the aftermath.

The episode was rated 8.17 from 118 votes.

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#6 - Lean Into It (Season 2 - Episode 8)


Brandon takes a big step with Jerrika; a new opportunity forces Emmett's hand; Kevin makes a new friend and a fateful decision; Ronnie spirals out of control.

The episode was rated 8.17 from 229 votes.

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#5 - Feeling the Heat (Season 2 - Episode 5)

Brandon and Emmett come together for some Chicago summertime fun on one of the hottest days of the year. Kevin deals with a death in the family. Ronnie reconnects with Rafiq and gets some helpful advice. Toussaint and Cruz make a major move on the home invasion case. Reg and Douda form a plan to fix the gang’s problem.

The episode was rated 8.18 from 258 votes.

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#4 - I Am the Blues (Season 5 - Episode 10)


Emmett supports Jada. Kiesha and Tiff reach a resolution. Pressure mounts on Douda. Trig makes major decision. Season finale.

The episode was rated 8.18 from 110 votes.

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#3 - Sweet Thing (Season 5 - Episode 8)

Valentine’s Day brings unexpected developments. Trig and Shaad hit the town, while Jada and Darnell’s plans are ruined. Emmett makes a mature decision. Jake and Jemma’s day together ends in a confession. Kiesha and Tiff meet up.

The episode was rated 8.20 from 110 votes.

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#2 - A Stain (Season 3 - Episode 7)


Ronnie laments a loss. Emmett and Dom get help from landlord Zeke in their new effort. Kiesha is resigned to her fate but vows to fight. Jemma melts Kevin’s heart. Politics pit Douda against Camille.

The episode was rated 8.24 from 148 votes.

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#1 - The Scorpion and the Frog (Season 2 - Episode 10)


The episode was rated 8.26 from 235 votes.

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