‘The Chi’ Showrunner Explains Ronnie’s Sudden Death

by Jeremy Spirogis
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[SPOILER ALERT: This article comprises spoilers from ‘The Chi’ Season 3 Episode 9.]

Season Three of The Chi is coming to an finish. The season takes viewers on an emotional rollercoaster however for a lot of followers, Ronnie’s (Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine) character growth has been essentially the most rewarding to witness. Unfortunately, Ronnie’s demise marks the top of his lengthy journey to redemption, leaving many followers saddened, particularly after Keisha’s freedom. But, The Chi showrunner explains that Ronnie’s demise is critical. 

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Ronnie’s demise shocks followers of ‘The Chi’

From the start, the viewer’s emotions about Ronnie have all the time been break up. His character flaws made it tough for viewers to carry him in excessive regard. From his ongoing points with alcohol habit to his unlucky and unintended homicide of a neighborhood teen, Ronnie couldn’t appear to get his act collectively.

In season 3, Ronnie makes it his precedence to vary the trajectory of his life. He continues to drink, however not as closely. Ronnie units out to discover a objective. His journey of discovering Keisha and serving to her to freedom from her captor avenges his earlier sins.

The Chi showrunner, Justin Hillian, reveals in a brand new interview with TV Guide that the choice for Ronnie to assist free Keshia was intentional.

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“People had given up on him [Ronnie]. And we thought about what Keisha was going through, and that, you know, so many of these girls that go missing, people give up on them,” Hillian says.

He continues, “So that’s why it was important for us [that he be the one to rescue her]. He could relate to being the one people give up on. Ronnie was like, ‘This is the one thing I’m not gonna do — give up on this girl.’ There was just this ultimate tale of redemption.”

Episode 9 ends with Ronnie being shot in chilly blood. There’s no build-up to the homicide. Many followers are questioning why his character is killed off after his large victory.

“OMG OMG WHAT THE F**K just happened on The Chi? They really made Ronnie become a hero to end him with a head shot,” one Twitter user writes.

‘The Chi’ showrunner says Ronnie’s demise brings his story full circle

Fans of the present are upset over Ronnie’s killing, however Hillian says Ronnie’s demise is critical and brings Ronnie’s story full circle.

“We did want to honor karma,” Hillian explains.

Mwine agrees, saying, “Since the primary episode of The Chi, when Ronnie shot Coogie, I used to be anticipating him to go. I used to be amazed on the journey the writers took him on. The writers actually introduced it full circle…Ronnie had already transcended, and he was taken away.”

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Hillian guarantees that in contrast to different characters on the present, Ronnie may have a prepper sendoff outfitted with a funeral. The objective is to provide the character the love he’s all the time desperately been in the hunt for. 

Ronnie’s demise may even affect Keshia closely, with Hillian explaining that Keshia’s journey to therapeutic will change into two-fold.

The season finale of The Chi airs Sunday at 9 PM EST on Showtime.

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