Season 1, Episode 4
“Trouble in Paradise”
After Tamar and Vince work on issues in couples therapy, they go on a lovers’ retreat to Hawaii with LaShawn and April. They happily enjoy the sights and activities, but a major blowup leaves Tamar and Vince’s marriage in turmoil.
LaShawn Daniels fear of the ocean is absolutely legendary. He is constantly citing sharks, the Loch Ness Monster, and bad weather conditions as his reasons for staying out of the water. He even went as far as to make up this fictional character named Chooch! Chooch is a “contact” he has in Hawaii who helps them with planning activities, securing boats, and advising on the conditions of the ocean. Anytime an activity was planned that involved getting near the water, he get’s on the phone with “Chooch”. Chooch would inform them constantly that the water conditions were too dangerous. It made it all the better when LaShawn finally got in the water, freaked out at first, and then finally overcame his fear.