The sisters follow Toni to St. Lucia for a little fun in the sun and a little performing. What they don’t factor into the itinerary is Gabe’s secret proposal.
Trina, Traci and Tamar pay Dr. Ho a visit in hopes on straightening out Trina’s confusion about Gabe. BFVQuote: “He’s trying to worm his way back in Trina’s heart, her head, and her drawers!” Trina allows Tamar to fill Dr. Ho in on her bumpy relationship with Gabe, but considering everyone has their own version of the truth, this is turning into ham-tastic conversation. WE do have to agree with Tamar on one point. BFVQuote: “He didn’t value her the way she’s supposed to be valued as a woman and as a mother.” But Trina is in a rock and a hard place, and having both of your family units at opposite ends of the spectrum is TOUGH! BFVQuote: “I just need you guys to respect my choice.” The sisters agree to disagree, and no matter now Dr. Ho tries the sisters will never see eye to eye with Trina on this subject. BFVQuote: “The only thing I can do is give her my opinion, give her my love, and give her my support. That’s all I can do.”
Welcome to St. Lucia! You know shiz is going to hit the fan as soon as Gabe rolls up with his weekender suitcase as Trina’s “secret guest”. But, we’re proud that Trina doesn’t care what her sisters think anymore. It’s time Trina thinks for herself (and her family) without worrying what the sisters are going to say. BFVQuote: “At the end of the day, it’s about my happiness and my life.” Trina is not only warming up to the idea of her and Gabe, but she is also warming up to Gabe 2.0. BFVQuote: “Gabe seems to be doing a complete 180, and I say 180 as opposed to a 360 because he’s not going full circle back to the man he was. I see him almost transforming before my eyes.” The couple goes for a romantic walk along the beach, and you can tell Gabe 2.0 is up to something. There is reminiscing, there are a few pauses and distractions, and then BAM, there is a proposal. WE can’t say we didn’t see this coming, but you have to give Gabe some props. It’s quite ambitious to propose to someone when you have about 85% of her family trying to get rid of you. BFVQuote: “We gave each other a second chance. I didn’t just give him one, he gave me one.”
It is go-time for Toni’s St. Lucia performance and she is barking orders to get rid of her nerves. BFVQuote: “She acts like ‘I’m Toni Braxton, bitch! I have 40 thousand million records sold and I got a 100 thousand Grammys’ but she always scurred. Why you scurred?” When Toni hits that stage, we agree with Trina; she is a STAR! BFVQuote: “I am so thankful that Trina and Towanda are my backup singers again.” Toni calls Tamar and Traci to the stage to mix things up a bit and perform an impromptu gospel song. BFVQuote: “This is why we were all born. This is what we were supposed to do.” It is clear the sisters belong on stage, and WE think Towanda says it best, BFVQuote: “It’s almost as if we’re on stage by ourselves and no one’s around us. It’s like we’re having fun at home.”
The sisters attempt to have a few cocktails, enjoy St. Lucia and have some sister time… fail! The conversation quickly turns to Gabe. BFVQuote: “She has a good 72 hours before he has sex with something else; a bird, a dog, a cat, the ear, nostril, whatever has a hole.” Trina still has love for Gabe and is prepared to forgive him and move on. The sisters are really having a hard time believing Trina should trust Gabe, but finally Toni throws some light on the situation. BFVQuote: “You have to do what makes you happy, and if he makes you happy go for it.” Trina tries explaining that Gabe and her have a true connection, but all Tamar wants to talk about is how he gives it to her and the “dingaling talk”. BFVQuote: “I think she is cock-blinded. I think she is dick-wildered.” Oh lord, leave it to Traci to put it out there with no filter! And on that note, Trina keeps her mouth shut about the vow renewal.
The family gathers to go sailing, and if Trina doesn’t break the news to them soon she will be at her renewal with no one but her and Gabe. Finally, Trina announces she has had an epiphany, BFVQuote: “I’m in love with my husband”… which is noted by Tamar’s stank look and Towanda’s confusion. Toni recommends a 12-month, 12 step program like they do at AA and NA, but Trina has seen a change in Gabe and thinks this is the right decision. Despite Tamar’s disbelief, Mama E stands by Trina’s decision to renew her vows with Gabe. BFVQuote: “She’s real grown. I can’t tell her what to do.” Trina doesn’t think Tamar and Toni respect her choice, and she is extremely hurt. BFVQuote: “While I regard them and their opinions, they aren’t regarding me.” Trina just wants some respect, people! Even though she still disagrees, Toni steps in and finds Trina something old/new/borrowed/blue to wear during the ceremony. BFVQuote: “I think that when any woman gets married, she has to feel some type of hope and I don’t want to take that moment away from her.”
As the sisters walk into the ceremony, this is the first time they are seeing Gabe 2.0. BFVQuote: “He no longer looks like Jesus! He looks like a Mexican James Bond!” As soon and Trina starts walking down the aisle, you can see how happy she is. BFVQuote: “I do believe I am falling back in love with my husband.” Between Gabe 2.0 and Michael Braxton finally walking his daughter down the aisle, you can tell this is a very special moment for Trina. BFVQuote: “Like Gabe had a second chance, I had a second chance.” As the couple says “I do” (again), Tamar is squirming in her seat, taking pictures, and making comments. WE know Tamar can be stubborn and stuck in her ways, but this is your sister’s decision… support it or just hush! BFVQuote: “I’m gonna need you to personally have several seats.” Mama E. gives the couple just a little bit of advice after the ceremony has ended, BFVQuote: “Work at it. Be faithful and fair.” Even Mr. Braxton gets in on the warm wishes, although it seems he may have threatened Gabe prior to the renewal. WE just hope (along with Trina) the sisters can find the same sentiments somewhere, deep down in their hearts by next season! BFVQuote: “Right now it’s about Gabe and I mending our family and our relationship.”