Pose returned for its third and remaining season on Sunday evening, and it is already making followers emotional. In the course of the two-episode premiere, which takes place three years after season two, one character’s storyline seemingly involves an finish. After transferring again to NYC on the finish of season two, Damon (Ryan Jamaal Swain) solely makes a handful of appearances within the first episode on the household dinner and for the O.J. Simpson trial watch get together.
In the course of the get together, Damon and Pray Inform (Billy Porter) share a second as they talk about alcohol dependancy. Damon ultimately reveals that he has additionally suffered from dependancy as he exhibits Pray Inform a ebook from Alcoholics Nameless. Nonetheless, by the second episode, Damon is totally MIA. It is not till the top of the episode, that we be taught from Blanca (MJ Rodriguez) that Damon relapsed from alcoholism and moved to be with a cousin in Charleston, SC.
Naturally, followers had been left confused by Damon’s sudden exit from the sequence. Many followers had been even involved that Damon died on account of Blanca saying she “misplaced” him to a relapse. Following the premiere, showrunner Steven Canals cleared up any considerations by sharing a handful of tweets. “Okay Ya’ll. To be clear — Damon did NOT die. He relapsed (alcoholism) and moved to be with a cousin in Charleston,” Canals reiterated. He additionally implied that Damon developed an addiction to alcohol inside the three-year hole of season two and season three, including, “Concerning Damon’s alcoholism — sure, he mentioned being an alcoholic within the premiere! Additionally, season 2 was 1991. This season is 1994. Quite a bit occurs in 3 years!!!”
As for why Damon’s storyline ended so abruptly, it seems that actor Ryan Jamaal Swain left the present following a household tragedy. In July 2020, it was reported that Swain’s sister Raven Lynette Swain was fatally shot in Birmingham, AL. Swain reflected on her death in an Instagram put up in August 2020, writing, “it nonetheless feels surreal. however you have not left, simply moved from this plain. I am going to see you quickly.” Throughout a press convention for Pose season three, Canals hinted that Swain stepped back from the show following his sister’s loss of life, saying, “As one in every of our members of the family, we wished to honor that and provides him the area that he wanted.”