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Soul Food

Season 1 Episode 7

Truth Be Told

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Aug 09, 2000 on Showtime
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Truth Be Told
The family finds out that Hardy Lewis has cancer and the news impacts everyone differently. Also, Teri and Damon are mugged by Teri's old classmate.

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  • The writers and producers did the viewing audience justice with this one.

    The best part of this whole espiode was the very first three minutes. It set the tone and mood for the rest of the episode. Plus it made you want to continue watching the episode, but let me get to the real reason for this review. The main reason is: Damon Carter (Boris Kodjoe) a.k.a. "the designated hunk of the show". It was far beyond wonderful to see him completely butt-botty naked. I give huge praise and thanks to the director. Miss Thang did her thang with this episode! It was extremely beyond great that the episode started with Damon and Teri's backsides being seen especially Damon's.moreless
Tyra Ferrell

Tyra Ferrell

Frances Lester

Guest Star

Slim Williams

Slim Williams


Guest Star

Martin Roach

Martin Roach


Guest Star

Boris Kodjoe

Boris Kodjoe

Damon Carter

Recurring Role

Richard Roundtree

Richard Roundtree

Hardy Lester

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Maxine: Kenny, how could you let Hardy stall for three months?!
      Kenny: Because I am thinking with my head and you are thinking with your pissed-off ego.

    • Kenny: We wanted to talk to you about the best way of going about this transition.
      Lem: And I came up with some new ideas about sharing the workload.
      Hardy Lester: Boy, let me tell you something. I've been running this store since before you was in this world. Now, the only thing you can tell me is where to get a deal on a boombox.

    • Bird: Hey! You said you wanted to have lunch. I didn't know you meant me.
      Lem: I always order the best thing on the menu.

    • Maxine: Kenny, Kenny. He's got cancer. The man is dying.
      Kenny: What?
      Maxine: Yeah, prostate. Kinda makes you think about things.
      Kenny: Yeah, it does. I mean, one day he's this mean ol' son of a bitch who's cheating you out of what's yours, and the next day, he's this mean ol' son of a bitch who's dying.

    • Hardy Lester: Oh Lord, now they got their menfolks down to do their dirty work.
      Kenny: I just came to get the keys, Mr. Lester.
      Hardy Lester: Well, I do hope you brought your winter coat, 'cause you're gonna be here until hell freezes over.

    • Maxine: I still can't believe you are doing it with a blue-collar man.
      Teri: Why do you always have to sink to the deepest depths of tackiness?
      Maxine: How am I tacky?
      Teri: (sarcastically) We don't have that much time.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Flashback: When Kenny puts Maxine out, she decides to hang out late and party with her girlfriends, with no regard for her husband or her young son Ahmad. Mama Joe makes Maxine realize that she has responsibilities and that it is time for her to make peace with her husband and go home.

    • Featured Music: "Heard It All Before" performed by Sunshine Anderson

    • Aaron Meeks does not appear in this episode.