We shrieked with excitement last night when we read the TIME interview in which R. Kelly promised more installments of “Trapped in the Closet” after Thanksgiving. Now Kelly has done one better, releasing Chapter 23 of the web comedy/opera series to IFC.com.
The first 22 chapters of the saga left fans with some doubt over whether R. Kelly was in on the joke (he was) and this time Kelly’s making it more obvious, embracing the silliness of his role as narrator and hamming it up like he’s in Rocky Horror. Check out the book-filled study in which he catches us up on what’s been going on since we last saw these characters:
Soon we learn that both Sylvester and Gwen, and Cathie and Rufus have seen their quiet lives of contentment interrupted by a series of harassing phone calls from an anonymous source:
Bridget, too, receives a call, but that’s less important than reading the text in the narrator’s book: “The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog,” “Blah blah blah blah,” “Crazy ass shit.”
Twon’s anonymous caller, though, promises a large sum of money, for an as-yet-undetermined reason:
From there, nearly every minor character also gets a call. From nosy neighbors Rosey and and Randolph…
To Tina and Roxanne, who are so committed to each other that they share the same phone line at home and at work…
Even Officer James makes an appearance, which pleases us to no end. Fame apparently has not gone to Michael K. Williams’ head.
But someone’s missing—Who is it? Well, you’ll just have to watch below: