WGN America’s Underground can be a tough pill to swallow. It is centered around a group of slaves attempting a harrowing escape from a Georgia cotton plantation, and depictions of racism, oppression, abuse and injustice run rampant. Being a man of color makes stomaching some, rather, most of these images particularly difficult. However, there is a light at the end of Underground’s tunnel: A foreshadowed fruition of the aforementioned escapees’ goals – something we’ve been brought closer and closer to with every episode. That, and the ever-increasing complexity of the protagonists and their plight, make holding out for the upswings worth it in the end.