There's nowhere to go but up for Desna and her crew.
Everything fell apart, strangely except for Jenn and Bryce, on Claws Season 2 Episode 8.
It's clear that Desna will do almost anything to avoid ending up in prison.
Desna feels that everything she's done is to protect Dean and her crew. She really believes that.
If this episode proved nothing else, it's that Desna's crew needs her, as most were blind to what was happening around them.
But Dean may be able to stand on his own, supported by Virginia, of all people. Is it possible that, like Roller, she is actually maturing? I'm saying she's doing so slowly, ever so slowly.
Dean was right when he said that everyone around him, including Desna, are making the wrong choices, if for the right reasons.
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Desna just started out laundering money for a little supplemental income, for her and her girls. That way, she could move up, to a bigger salon and a cleaner house for she and Dean. She has been using questionable methods to reach admirable goals.
Dean has always been her moral compass, but she has been ignoring him too much lately. She's been being wooed both by Gregory and Zlata, and she likes her new lifestyle, enough that she's willing to overlook the whole, you know, illegality with which she's involved.
This also means that she missed a lot of warning signs about what's happening in the lives of those most important to her. She's juggling too many balls.
First, Quiet Ann walked away. And now Dean is leaving Desna as well, in part to protect himself and Virginia from the mess in which Desna finds herself.
Desna's brief stay in jail seemed to serve as a wakeup call, just like she had after discovering Gregory and Zlata betrayed her. Desna started acting rather than reacting, putting her contingency plans into action.
It was good to see Mandy the Realtor again. And, no, it wasn't surprising to see she had gotten addicted to cocaine and was kiting checks as a result.
I truly was afraid that Mandy was wired by the police to get incriminating evidence from Desna. But it appeared that she was just another lost soul, like Desna, who ended up in jail.
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Poor Dean was trying to do things the right way, at least as he had learned from TV when he took the paper bag of tip he earned from dancing to the police station to bail out Desna. Fortunately, the desk sergeant gave him the bum's rush before Dean could accidentally get Desna in more trouble.
Of course, Zlata found out that Desna had been arrested and bailed her out. Now that she was sure Gregory would be coming after her, she needed allies, even if Desna was initially meant just to be her stooge. And Desna needed someone with deep pockets to get her free.
Desna's plan of planting cocaine on Boris actually worked, as Zlata and Gregory were now plo..