Although Colman and Nika were unsure if Sam was setting the characters up in the episode where the family has dinner, they played into this chemistry. Colman said that they danced around the idea, even though it was not on the screen.[Nika] is such a beautiful woman and I think Ali would take note of that, of who this woman is. And he has some language saying how he really really admires how strong she is and what she’s been doing.”

He described their conversation as “sexy”.

While this romance is a possibility for season three, Colman warned that if anything more were to happen between them, “That steps into some really dangerous territory, because he is Rue’s sponsor.”

Colman will learn what Sam is up to when season 3 begins filming. The actor has a busy schedule right now with roles coming up. Purple is the Color and Netflix’s Rustin. There’s also the animated short film New MoonHe describes it as a love letter to Black mother and sons.