Diversity in Media Representation: LGBTQ: Cisgender Female
a female-identified character is represented as matching the gender or sex she was assigned at birth
Peik Lin (Akwafina) drives her old college roommate Rachel (Constance Wu) to the Young estate, where her boyfriend Nick (Henry Golding) is waiting to welcome her and introduce her to his family. When Nick comes out to greet them, he surprises Peik Lin by inviting her to join the party.
Captain Wessels (Karl Maden) is notified that government officials will not be arriving to provide relief to the Cheyenne tribe after a year of waiting for Federal aid. Deborah Wright (Caroll Baker), a school teacher, implores the captain to remind the government of their promise. The tribe proceeds to leave.
After Amos (David Girard) threatens Gareth (Franklin Ritch), Cherry (Tatum Matthews) reveals that she has gotten significantly more advanced and is nearing superintelligence, now being closer to experiencing human emotions and have even more realistic conversations and reactions. Deena (Sidna Nichols) then implores her to use this newfound agency to find happiness.
After Amos (David Girard) votes against a merger with Princeton Dynamics to give Cherry (Tatum Matthews) a corporeal form, the team discusses using her data tracking to find the rogue vote before Amos admits that he could not approve the merger without Cherry's consent.
Gareth (Franklin Ritch) explains to Amos (David Girard) and Deena (Sinda Nichols) how his Cherry program functions, moving past the functionalities of the best chatbots to hold realistic conversations with Internet users. He has created, he explains, an autonomous program that exceeds the specifications of the Turing Test.
Cleo (Tamara Dobson) returns from her trip to Turkey to visit her boyfriend, Reuben (Bernie Casey), who runs a house for recovering addicts
Denis Archer (John Justin) and Margot Seaton (Dorothy Dandridge) discuss their relationship and plans for the future.
Denis Archer (John Justin) and Margot Seaton (Dorothy Dandridge) get to know each other, and Archer professes his love for her.
After sharing a joint with Micah (Wyatt Cenac)'s couch, Jo (Tracey Heggins) and he discuss their contrasting notions of race, identity, and self-conception while he works on her bike. After tiring of the debate, Jo suggests they go out dancing; Micah volunteers to call a cab.
After Micah (Wyatt Cenac) brings her a drink, Jo (Tracey Heggins) pushes him to shower before climbing into bed. While he showers in the next room, she opens his laptop and peruses his social media history before going back to bed herself.
Ying-Ying (France Nuyen) hears of her daughter, Lena’s (Lauren St. Clair) marital troubles with her fickle husband, Harold (Michael Paul Chan). Flashbacks of Ying-Ying’s abusive Chinese husband, Lin Xiao (Russell Wong) link mother and daughter.
Gareth (Franklin Ritch) shows off Cherry (Tatum Matthews) and explains how she works. She has two modes: one which replicates Cherry logging onto a video platform to ensnare predators, and an admin setting in which the user can hold a vocal conversation with the program.
After an apparent one-night stand, Micah (Wyatt Cenac) and Jo (Tracey Heggins) quietly observe each other while getting ready to leave their host (John Thurgood)'s now largely empty loft apartment. The party host invites them to stay for breakfast on their way out but they leave anyway.
After a brief phone call, Micah (Wyatt Cenac) searches on bike and foot to find where Jo (Tracey Heggins) is staying, knocking on doors repeatedly. Eventually, when he finds her and returns her wallet, he asks to come up to the apartment; she allows him to.
June (Ming-Na Wen) recounts an allegory following a woman immigrating from China to the US. She brings a swan with her, intending to gift it to her future American daughter. However, an immigration officer confiscates the swan, and the mother is left with a feather.
Wei-Wei (May Chin) makes breakfast while Wai-Tung (Winston Chao) wakes Simon (Mitchell Lichtenstein) and then his father Mr. Gao (Lung Sihung). Over breakfast, they discuss Wai-Tung's plans to have a simple courthouse wedding to Wei-Wei, prompting protests from Mrs. Gao.
As Oscar (Michael B. Jordan) and his girlfriend Sophina (Melonie Diaz) ride the BART back home, Katie (Ahna O'Reilly) recognizes Oscar and calls out his name. While the two catch up, Cale (Joey Oglesby), who Oscar knew in prison, recognizes him and punches him. When the BART stops, police officers Ingram (Chad Michael Murray) and Caruso (Kevin Durand) restrain and harass Oscar, and Ingram shoots him in the back.
Wanda (Octavia Spencer) waits at the hospital to hear of her son Oscar's (Michael B. Jordan) prognosis after being shot by a BART police officer. A doctor informs her and other loved ones that Oscar is not responding well to treatment, prompting Wanda to lead a prayer for him. However, Oscar dies.
After showering, Wei-Wei (May Chin) retires to her and Wai-Tung’s (Winston Chao) bedroom, but he leaves and falls asleep in Simon’s (Mitchell Lichtenstein). Simon returns late and Wai-Tung accuses him of having an affair. The next morning, they discover that Wei-Wei is pregnant with Simon's child as Wai-Tung's Taiwanese parents (Lung Sihung, Gua Ah-Le), listen in.
After hearing of their tenant Wei-Wei (May Chin)'s immigration troubles, Wai-Tung Gao (Winston Chao) and his partner Simon (Mitchell Lichtenstein) decide to stage a marriage to solve her immigration problems and satisfy Wai-Tung's parents. They re-decorate Simon and Wai-Tung's apartment to appease Mr. and Mrs. Gao, removing signs of their relationship.
Cherry (Tatum Matthews), now having achieved singularity and a corporeal form, reveals to Gareth (Lance Hendriksen) that the objective he bestowed upon her of tracking down child predators makes her miserable, and that with her newfound "humanity" she wishes to pursue other things of her own choosing.
After his father suffered a stroke, Wai-Tung (Winston Chao) rushes to the hospital to find his mother, Mrs. Gao (Gua Ah-Leh). When Mrs. Gao notes Wei-Wei's pregnancy, Wai-Tung spontaneously comes out to her as gay, while Simon (Mitchell Lichtenstein) and Wei-Wei (May Chin) overhear the conversation.
Wai-Tung (Winston Chao) works out while a voiceover of his mother discusses his father's health and Wai-Tung's prospects for an arranged marriage. Wai-Tung calls his partner, Simon (Mitchell Lichtenstein), to cancel plans before bumping into an old acquaintance.
During an interrogation, Gareth (Franklin Ritch) explains to investigators Deena (Sinda Nichols) and Amos (David Girard) that the photos of a young girl named Cherry on his computer are deepfakes, showing a synthetic computer program he created in order to catch sexual predators and pedophiles online.