The 8 ‘Insecure’ Characters You Don’t Want as Your Spades Partner, Ranked

Four seasons in, we know Issa Rae’s crew like our own friends — but that doesn’t mean we’d trust them in a notoriously cutthroat card game

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2 min readApr 14, 2020


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8. Kelli

Definitely your best choice — unless there’s liquor, weed, or any other distractions on (or under) the table.

7. Dro

You just know this dude is gonna try to keep all of the queens in his hand, just in case.

6. Molly

Gets up, goes to the kitchen, pours wine, checks phone. Then, when you have the nerve to get annoyed, she gives you alllll the smoke.

5. Thug Yoda

“Why you but my blubs?!” Just be glad you’re not playing banasta.

4. Derek

For the last time: No, we’re not gonna play Hearts. We don’t care what Jack and Jill tournament you won from Montessori through prep school.

3. Issa