The Chi

10 Worst 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.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 08, 2023.

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#10 - Gangway (Season 3 - Episode 4)

Ronnie finds a new calling in his bid for redemption and Emmett lets his dad Darnell and his insecurities get the best of him.

The episode was rated 7.85 from 164 votes.

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#9 - Past Due (Season 2 - Episode 3)


Brandon gets a new opportunity. Kevin and Maisha form an unlikely friendship. Emmett takes on more responsibility at work. Cruz deals with blowback from Ronnie’s confession. Ronnie receives some shocking news. Toussaint gets a lead on her case.

The episode was rated 7.85 from 255 votes.

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#8 - Penetrate a Fraud (Season 1 - Episode 6)

Brandon’s actions jeopardize his relationship with Jerrika. Ronnie uncovers secrets about his surrogate son’s past and gives a crucial piece of information to the police. Meanwhile, Emmett’s shoe hustle goes awry.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 365 votes.

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#7 - On Me (Season 5 - Episode 4)


Emmett helps Kiesha as she struggles with balancing motherhood and college. Trig and Shaad canvas the community. Jemma confronts Jake. Douda issues Tracy an ultimatum.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 113 votes.

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#6 - Ghosts (Season 1 - Episode 3)

Brandon asks Kevin for help. Laverne and Greavy make a life-changing decision. Meanwhile, Amir looks to capitalize on Emmett's side gig while Quentin returns to town to launch his own investigation.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 442 votes.

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#5 - Foe 'Nem (Season 3 - Episode 1)


A wedding alters Kevin and Kiesha's lives. Emmett juggles his business and his growing family. Ronnie struggles to find his way. Jake's estranged brother Trig lands back in town on a mission.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 173 votes.

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#4 - Alee (Season 1 - Episode 2)

Brandon reels from a loss as Ronnie realizes he’s made a grave mistake. Meanwhile, Emmett’s carefree life is upended. Best friends Papa and Jake taunt Kevin over his school crush Andrea. Detective Cruz is shaken by conflicting clues in the investigation.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 475 votes.

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#3 - Woo Woo Woo (Season 3 - Episode 6)


Kevin’s birthday finds him in far from a celebrating mood and Ronnie takes his grandmother Ms. Ethel on a whirl back in time.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 155 votes.

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#2 - Terror Town (Season 3 - Episode 5)

Ronnie’s memories threaten to drown his progress and an unexpected visit threatens Trig’s battle to get custody of Jake.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 165 votes.

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#1 - Love Jones (Season 4 - Episode 8)


Kevin and Papa pull out all the stops to get their women back. Emmett treats Tiff to a night on the town. Kiesha and Christian get to know each other better.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 109 votes.

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