Anjelica is a pretty woman in her mid-to-late twenties with high cheekbones, an oblong face, and big brown eyes. She has dark brown hair that reaches her shoulders.
In Opening Statements, Malika is working late at Douro when she’s given a coffee by Anjelica - a new waiter at the bar. Malika explains her activist work which is why she’s so tired. Anjelica gets it as she also works two jobs. She’s glad to know she works with cool people. Malika calls herself lame but Anjelica doubts that’s true. Malika then answers a call from Dyonte who just wanted to say hi before her shift. He’s working on the essay grant too. She offers to look at it after her shift so he agrees to send it over later.
Anjelica tells Malika that the flower lady is back. Malika doesn’t have the heart to throw her out as she’s trying to make a living. They agree that it’s annoying for the customers, but they both find it interesting to watch customers struggle with buying a rose and dinner. Anjelica asks about the grant but Malika admits she didn’t get it. She leaves to wait tables just as Dyonte walks in. Later, Anjelica interrupts to give her a rose to cheer her up and they exchange playful banter. Malika thanks her for the rose as Dyonte looks at her intrigued.
In Anticipation, Malika talks with Tanya as Angelica delivers food and then leaves. Malika asks Tanya if she gets a queer vibe from Anjelica. Tanya isn’t sure and asks Malika the same question. Malika isn’t sure either as Anjelica asked her to go on a hike but she isn’t sure if it’s a date. Tanya asks if she’s open to that. Malika’s never dated a woman but wouldn’t be closed to it if the chemistry was there. She isn’t sure if it is there or not.
The next day, Malika and Anjelica go hiking while Malika struggles as she isn’t wearing hiking boots. The girls exchange fun banter. Malika checks her phone but Anjelica warns that reception is pretty spotty which is why she thought it would be good for her. She tells her to enjoy the beauty of nature. Malika finds it difficult as there’s always a crisis. Anjelica convinces Malika to turn her phone off for a couple of hours and they cheer happily. Malika asks Anjelica if she’s seeing anyone but Anjelica is single. She asks Malika the same and learns of the polyamorous relationship between Malika and Dyonte. She explains Tanya’s primary as it’s complicated. Anjelica is curious about her because she finds Malika intriguing. Malika thinks the feeling is mutual. Malika thanks Anjelica for asking her to hike and Anjelica’s glad she came. They smile and Malika asks what she’s doing later and invites her to The Coterie for food or tea. Anjelica happily accepts.
Back at The Coterie, Kelly plays a game with Kiara and her siblings as the police arrested their mother. Kelly is happy that she is an appropriate babysitter. Malika apologizes as her phone was off but assures Kiara she came to the right place. She assures them that she’ll get their mom out of jail and they can stay with her for the night. Anjelica apologizes for making her turn off her phone and asks if she can help. Malika refuses her help as she’ll call Dyonte since the kids know him already.
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Characters (Good Trouble)
|Main||Callie Adams Foster • Mariana Adams Foster • Malika Williams • Alice Kwan • Gael Martinez • Curtis Wilson • Davia Moss • Dennis Cooper • Jamie Hunter|
|Major||Alex Wood • Andre Johnson • Angela Miller • Benjamin • Bryan • Casey Pierce • Claire Badgley • Dom Williams • Dyonte • Elijah Adrieux • Evan Speck • Yuri Ellwin • Gina Spero • Isaac Hall • Isabella • Joey Riverton • Joseph Turner • Josh Mandela • Kathleen Gale • Kelly • Kendra Zahir • Lindsay Brady • Marcus • Matt • Melina Abdullah • Nicolette Baptiste • Patrisse Cullors • Rachel Boyle • Raj Patil • Rebecca • Ruby • Sam Higgins • Sandra Thompson • Sumi • Teresa • Tony Britton|
|Minor||Bonnie Moss • Cary Plack • Diana • Gwen Tuckerman • Jazmin Martinez • Jeff Maxwell • Jennifer Cooper • Kate Nguyen • Libby Wilson • Margaret Cho • Meera Mattei • Rafael Martinez • Rowan • Tate Wilson • Tolu Eze • Trea Kwan • Yari Clarke|