The final episode in Steve McQueen’s Small Axe series serves as a straightforward biopic regarding real-life citizen Leroy Logan and his awakening journey into becoming a police officer, hoping to bring a domination of true justice to the oppression in London’s law enforcement system. His father who’s had a long, abusive relationship with the police all his life is, however, distressed at the thought of a son betraying his career for something so controversial among the black community. Yet, through both of these characters’ taboo voyage into a necessary change, they reach a wiser consensus: it’s best we sacrifice our pride for something greater, for something that’ll better those around us rather than ourselves. That’s what Leroy’s adversities stand for.
“Small Axe” is available to stream November 15, 2020 on Amazon Prime.