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It was the morning of April 27, 2014, and I awoke to a call from a colleague at a home in Midtown Atlanta. She told me that a 10-month old child was in the backseat, the child’s father was in the front passenger’s seat, and both were deceased. The father had been shot. The body in the backseat belonged to an infant.
"Teddy Perkins" is the sixth episode of the second season of the American comedy-drama television series Atlanta, and the sixteenth episode of the series overall. It was originally broadcast on FX in the United States on April 5, 2018. The episode features series regular Darius, visiting a mansion to pick up a free piano, where he encounters a strange man named Teddy Perkins. Against the phone advice of Alfred, along with the comedic musings of both Tracy and Earn, Darius continues his attempt to leave with the piano, and discovers that Perkins intends to turn the mansion into a museum.
In the Darius-centric episode, “Atlanta’s” mumbling dilettante (Lakeith Stanfield) arrives at a stately but careworn mansion to pick up a special piano with colored keys from Teddy Perkins and Benny Hope, two brothers who shared a musical past and, as viewers soon learn, an abusive father. As the episode wears on, Teddy’s odd hosting style begins to creep out the usually unflappable Darius. Through a series of terrifying and twisted events, Darius is left shackled to a chair as an injured Benny shoots Teddy with a rifle and then kills himself. (Source: www.indiewire.com)
When the episode begins, Darius is driving a U-Haul out to a secluded area to pick up a piano with rainbow-colored keys that he found online. He stops at a store where he buys a trucker hat with a Confederate flag that says “Southern Made,” then changes it to “U mad” with a red Sharpie. When he pulls up to the luxe mansion that matches the address that’s been given, he’s listening to Stevie Wonder’s “Sweet Little Girl.” He doesn’t know it yet, but Darius is about to become a Black man in a horror movie, a loaded role within the history of the genre. And like the protagonist of Jordan Peele’s Get Out (which came out between the series’ first and second seasons), Darius is clever and on high alert, adaptable to change yet unperturbed, in a practiced way, by the danger of the situation. (Source: filmschoolrejects.com)