From Warner Horizon Scripted Television, Claws follows the rise of five diverse and treacherous manicurists working at the Nail Artisan of Manatee County, where a lot more is going on besides silk wraps and pedicures. The series stars Niecy Nash, Carrie Preston, Judy Reyes, Karrueche Tran, Jenn Lyon, Jack Kesy, Kevin Rankin, Jason Antoon with Harold Perrineau and Dean Norris.
Arriving at Palmetto Plaza, excited for the approaching New Year, Desna Simms, Jennifer Husser, and Quiet Ann prepared for another busy day at Nail Artisan of Manatee County. The trio also throw a surprise for a released Polly Marks, whom joins them in their cheers and confetti until the arrival of her replacement Virginia Loc enters and makes a comment. Packed, the salon receives a visit from Roller Husser; Desna engaged in sex while the two conversed on the bonus that was promised from Uncle Daddy. Before leaving, Roller requested she make another stop at the clinic and launder its earnings for them. As Desna and Jennifer collected the clinic's earning, Kenneth Brickman warned her of the Russian men that sat idly in the lobby, despite her informing him to tell Roller. With Ann outside with the van, the women left, counted, recorded, and deposited the money to several banks in the area.
Afterwards, Desna took a tour of her future nail salon in Sarasota before returning home, where she found her brother Dean Simms' drawings of their soon-to-be dream house. She tucks him to bed for the evening, performing their usual ritual. Later, Desna goes back to Nail Artisan, where Ann and Jennifer traveled to She She's, while Polly walked to her apartment, drank and watched wrestling. Meanwhile, Roller spoke to Uncle Daddy once more about Desna's bonus, but the conversation changed to Roller's reward for the mafia's operations. The women are surprised by the arrival of Polly at the part and commented on Ann leaving them for Beth, whom she engaged in sexual activity. Uncle Daddy makes an annoucement on stage, celebrating New Years and the successes of the year before pulling Desna aside and gifted her less than expected. Upset, she becomes cold towards Roller, expressing her distaste for being stuck in working further for the mafia. She, soon, chooses to leave.
Shopping at a store, Jennifer found Polly weeping in the corner and tries to comfort her, learning Polly had to repay the money she stole before prison. Jennifer informed Desna of this and of Roller's new house, distaught over the unfair spread of wealth. She quickly learns that Virginia has been pursuing her lover as well as informing him of Polly's parole status. Kicking her out of the salon, Desna and the women taunted her and warned her to stay away from Roller Husser. Mandy Heiser phones Desna afterwards and informed her that she was late on her deposit, forcing her to come to Clay Husser about her bonus. With no avail, she continued her usual day until Kenneth tells her of the Russian men again; She and Ann went to the clinic, where building frustration leaves an unnerved Desna threatening the men to leave.
The next working day, Desna splits her bonus between the women; she pulled Polly aside and informed her to come to her with any problems that arises. Desna visits Roller's house, taking money from a baggage when she overhears Virginia begging Roller to stop choking her. Disgusted, Desna alerts them of her presence, allowing Virginia to leave while Roller lept into the pool and sat on the side. Threading his eyebrows, she questioned how he has been since moving into the house, to which he answered that he enjoyed it and made a sexual advance. She rejected, knocks him into the pool, and made an attempt to drown Roller. Briefly unconscious, he punches her and began to assault her further until Virginia fires a shot through his left chest, where he bled in the pool.
Quickly, the women hurried in pulling the body from the water and using the boat by the docks as a burial.
- Niecy Nash as Desna Simms
- Carrie Preston as Polly Marks
- Judy Reyes as Quiet Ann
- Karrueche Tran as Virginia Loc
- Jenn Lyon as Jennifer Husser
- Jack Kesy as Roller Husser
- Kevin Rankin as Bryce Husser
- Jason Antoon as Dr. Ken Brickman
- Harold Perrineau as Dean Simms
- Dean Norris as Uncle Daddy/Clay Husser
- Dale Dickey as Juanda Husser
- Evan Daigle as Toby
- Andrea Sooch as Riva
- Angelica Ross as Relevance
- Happy Anderson as Lamont
- Jeff Daniel Phillips as Circus
|1x01||Tirana||Nicole Kassell||Eliot Laurence||June 11, 2017|
|Desna gets entangled in a money-laundering scheme in the series premiere of this dark comedy centering on five hardworking yet trecherous manicurists at a Florida nail salon.|
|1x02||Funerary||Howard Deutch||Eliot Laurence||June 18, 2017|
|Desna and Virginia prepare a cover story to tell the ladies following an entanglement with Roller. Also, Desna's dream salon is falling apart, and Virginia goes missing but return with a concocted tale that sends Desna on an unforessen journey.|
|1x03||Quicksand||Howard Deutch||Jamie Travis||June 25, 2017|
|Virginia's lies deepen as Desna tries to cover their tracks. Meanwhile, Desna is determined to get her dream salon, and Desna and Bryce are in danger of Uncle Daddy's wrath when something goes awry at the clinic.|
|1x04||Fallout||Victoria Mahoney||Janine Sherman Barrois||July 2, 2017|
|Desna is haunted by recent events with Roller, which motivates her to try to spring from Uncle Daddy's control. Also, Bryce falls deeper into the Dixie Mafia; Polly reconnects with her former gold-digging friend; and Quiet Ann gets into a lady-mess.|
|1x05||Batsh*t||Howard Deutch||Janine Sherman Barrois||July 9, 2017|
|Desna and Jennifer may be Dr. Ken's only hope, as Bryce wrongly accuses him of a heinous crime. Dean sees a disturbing billboard ad that hits too close to home, leaving Desna to cope with the dark aftermath. Meanwhile, Virginia and Desna are forced to go to Polly for help to rid the world of two horrible birds from Desna's past, with one well-aimed stone.|
|1x06||Self-Portrait||Tricia Brock||Leila Gerstein||July 16, 2017|
|Desna and her ladies visit the new salon for the first time. They enter the Florida premier nail design competition for cash prizes. Virginia is feeling left out when she's named the alternate. Jennifer finds out one of Desna's dark secrets.|
|1x07||Escape||Shira Piven||Bruce Rasmussen||July 23, 2017|
|The aftermath of a nail competition finds Desna having hope that she can escape Uncle Daddy's grasp. Also, Jennifer struggles knowing Desna's dark secret; Polly discovers her maternal instincts; and Dean may have found his first spark of romantic love.|
|1x08||Teatro||Nicole Kassell||Maisha Closson||July 30, 2017|
|With a shocking revelation affecting the entire crew, Jennifer finds unexpected solace in her square-dancing instructor, Hank. Polly uses all of her powers of bad for good, for the first time, while Quiet Ann is torn about a big decision. Scary times are in store for Virginia, but for Desna most of all.|
|1x09||Ambrosia||Marta Cunningham||Jeff Augustin||August 6, 2017|
|With the clock ticking, Desna is scrambling to get out of her worst trouble yet. Determined, she goes searching for the truth with her crew right behind her, save for Jennifer, who is learning how to cope as a Dixie Mafia wife. When Desna's sleuthing hits pay dirt, she goes to the only person who can save her. Time is running out.|
|1x10||Avalanche||Howard Deutch||Eliot Laurence||August 13, 2017|
|Desna goes on the run, with Roller close behind and Dean, Polly, and Virginia frantically searching for her. Also, Jennifer inches closer to Hank, but her life is close to imploding; and only Desna can save her crew with a sacrifice.|
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|Season One||Tirana • Funerary • Quicksand • Fallout • Batsh*t • Self-Portrait • Escape • Teatro • Ambrosia • Avalanche|
|Season Two||Shook • Cracker Casserole • Russian Navy • Scream • Vaginalologist • Double Dutch • Burn • Crossroads • 2x09 • 2x10|