Season 1, Episode 8
“To Play or Not to Playboy”
Tamar tries to dissuade Toni from posing for Playboy, even booking a nude shoot for her. Evelyn goes on a blind date with a white guy, a first for her. Tamar throws an “appreciation” party for Vince to convince him to help her with her solo album.
The sisters hang out at Toni’s house when Tamar shows up and pulls out a selection of adult magazines to try to discourage Toni from posing in Playboy. Toni finds this ridiculous since Playboy is way classier than these other rags, but the sisters have fun checking out the photos.
The sisters take Evelyn to lunch and decide it’s time for her to start dating again.
Meanwhile, Toni meets with Vince to talk to him about her Playboy offer. He encourages her to do whatever she wants. She will think it over.
Tamar comes up with the brilliant idea of throwing Vince an “appreciation party” to convince him to move forward with her solo album. Tamar takes Towanda and Trina with her to a belly dancing class to learn a routine to perform at the party. Trina is having problems learning the steps and Tamar tries to teach the class.
Toni drives Evelyn to her blind date. When her date, Jay, arrives, she discovers he’s a “snowflake” aka white man. She silently disapproves of him when he orders quite a few cocktails, but is later impressed when she discovers he has a driver. That means money!
Evelyn tells the girls about her date over brunch at Toni’s. They are happy to hear the guy was rich! Toni reveals she’s decided to do Playboy. Tamar disapproves and Evelyn isn’t thrilled with Toni’s decision either.
Tamar surprises Toni with an erotic photo shoot intending to dissuade Toni from doing Playboy. When Toni sees the seedy set up at the photographer’s studio she bails. Tamar doesn’t let the opportunity to go to waste, and poses for sexy photos to give Vince.
Toni invites Evelyn over and confesses she wants to move to LA. Evelyn is worried she won’t be able to take care of Toni across the country.
At Vince’s appreciation at a Moroccan restaurant, Tamar is upset by Toni’s tardiness. Tamar goes through with the belly dancing routine with Towanda and Trina as planned then presents Vince with a scantily clad framed photo of herself. Overall the party is not a great success.