Eighteen months later, as Nola navigates a committed relationship with Opal, Mars finds himself out of work and in need of a place to crash.
Amid rising tensions with Opal, Nola weighs an offer to use her street art in an ad campaign and has an unsettling run-in at Skylar's school.
Feeling raw, Nola cleans house and goes back to therapy. Meanwhile, Shemekka returns to the motel where she got her injections.
In Martha's Vineyard, Nola gets a chance to learn from artists like Carrie Mae Weems and Amy Sherald. But an unwelcome surprise throws her off her game.
As Brooklyn celebrates Prince at the Purple People Party, Nola snaps portraits for earWave. Septima rehearses a play with George C. Wolfe.
Clorinda contends with mounting pressure from Danton and romantic tensions with Mars. Skylar confronts Nola about her relationship with Jamie.
Nola, Mars, Shemekka and Winny take an eye-opening trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico, to deliver money for hurricane relief efforts.
During a launch party for her hair care line, Shemekka forces Nola and Clo to hash out their problems. The earWave campaign takes a maddening turn.
Friends, former lovers and fellow artists turn out for Nola's first solo show, where a provocative new piece stirs up strong emotions.