Desna has been making questionable moves in her quest to become a drug lord, causing tension between her and her longtime best friend Jane.
Watch The Descent of Dark Desna on Claws Season 4 Episode 3 and Claws Season 4 Episode 4.
This new lady president is alienating everyone around her.
Desna’s enduring charm is that, no matter how despicable she did, she was the character of a mother who took care of members of her extended family.
That’s not a sure thing anymore, as she’s transformed into Quiet Ann, battling Jenn, and controlling Polly and Virginia more than ever.
Dean certainly chose the right time to declare independence from her.
It is easy to understand how Desna got to this place. Throughout the series, men who do not respect Desna for her abilities or pay her what she deserves have been abusing her.
So she has something to prove, and she is determined to make her fortune while showing everyone that she can find a better way to succeed.
But it is questionable whether this is what you do. Desna is trying to be a gangster, and she’s not very good at it.
And she’s trying to turn Jane into a gang, too, and that’s not going well either.
Being a good friend, Jane agreed to sign with Desna for a loan with a very questionable lender (two bad credit risks combined make one credit risk reasonable?).
This decision meant that both of them were risking everything they had to get Claws Up off the ground. The problem was that only Desna had a say in management decisions.
Desna came up with a pretty good idea in shredding Lusty Souls’ multi-level marketing plan. It has cleverly converted some of its most needy clients into salespeople, who in turn recruit more merchants. You get a portion of all the work.
But she made the mistake of making Jane, her lieutenant (and partner), in charge of managing the merchants, who are, at best, flawed individuals.
This choice meant that a dealer panicked when a customer overdosed, and the Desna had to shock him and regain consciousness.
Then there was Kim, the dealer with a gambling-addicted husband who stole money from her Claws Up party.
Jen had an affair with Kim, but Desna insisted that Jen threaten Kim. In the end, although they got their money back, Kim quit and crawled back to her husband, blaming Desna and Jen for their marriage problems.
It wasn’t the worst of it, though, as someone rebranded the Desna and resold it into a brand, which the crew discovered when celebrating the success of Claws Up at a club.
Of course, the traitor was Bambi, the star Claws Up dealer. And Bambi was right mainly because she was reselling the product she had bought from Desna.
Forced to go to gangs in Bambi’s rear, Desna accidentally kills her when she tries to escape from the Desna.
So Desna’s management style has cost 40 percent of the initial Claws Up agent class. This is a high rate of attrition.
Here’s one more thing to think about: Who is Georgia, the new Virginia intern?
The former stripper takes down the intruder who was sent to steal the Desna’s hideout. Also, someone tells Bryce that Jane is going home with the girls, which leads to them wandering the streets and ending up with social services.
Could Georgia have been planted within the Desna organization by Quiet Anne or some branch of law enforcement?
Likely the latter, as Anne was busy replenishing Uncle Abe’s crew with faces from her past.
One of those very familiar faces was Solika Matthews played Cherry, the ex-con Ann was flirting with, and who also portrayed Anne’s late evil wife, Arlene.
Anne’s brief courtship came after Uncle Abe made an impassioned plea for them to get on with their lives after their losses. Clay positioned himself on the fighter Rolf, a large piece of meat bun.
While Anne’s star was rising, Bryce’s star was plummeting to Earth. He sold the fentanyl patches for which Bryce was praised for a doomsday cult he believed to be a congregation, resulting in Clay, Ann, and Bryce having to retrieve the patches from the bodies of cult members.
I stuck Uncle Daddy Bryce in the ring with opponent Rolf less, as penance. Jenn’s impassioned, imaginative talk about Bryce’s photo of Rolf as Clay’s tormentor led to Bryce’s unlikely victory.
Now Bryce and Jane face an even more terrifying opponent than Uncle Daddy and Desna: Social Services.
Dr.. Kane, after being tortured, defends himself against Clay and Desna. He even met and fell in love with an ordinary woman, a transgender Selena. Kane is finally becoming a lesser cartoon character.
Dean also met an unlikely new lover, childbirth class teacher Eve. Dean is drawn to Mother Earth Eve while the straight-talking Dean charms her. It also inspired him to consider becoming a midwife.
Polly contemplates a new job: the Angel of Death, after helping a sick Joyce heal her using an oxy’s lair.
To revisit the Desna transition, watch Claws online.
Is Desna wrong? If so, can it be redeemed?
What does Georgia intend to do?
Who is your favorite character to watch now?
Dale McGarrigel He is a writer for TV Fanatic. follow him Twitter.