They’re baaaaaaaack! It is so good to see the Braxton ladies, especially since all of the women have been on the grind pursuing new endeavors.
Tamar is riding the baby train due to Vince’s recent health problems, and visits with a specialist to get some tests done and talk strategy. But Tamar, how you gonna be a mama when you squirm like a little girl when getting blood taken? It looks like you have ants in your pants! Next, Dr. Toner walks Tamar through the examination he will do to make sure she is able to carry a baby. BFVQuote: “I didn’t want to be the person to hold Vince back from being a father.”
At Trina’s house, Tamar is creating a new hot single using Trina’s doorbell. If we were Trina, we would have flipped! BFVQuote: “That’s dope!” BFVQuote: “No it’s not. That’s dumb!” Trina gets right down to baby business to find out that Tamar had quote an interesting procedure. BFVQuote: “He novocained my coochie!” With Towanda still in the running as surrogate, Tamar has to decide what her next course of action will be. BFVQuote: “This is a huge weight lifted off of my shoulders.” Tamar has a lot she would like to accomplish for her music career, and a baby may not exactly fit into her schedule. Toni has also asked the sisters to help her audition new background singers, and Trina and Tamar look like they will be tough critics! BFVQuote: “If you have stretch marks and your stomach is touching your leg when you sit down that that’s a problem.”
Towanda and Andre head to lunch so Towanda can sit him down and discuss her possible surrogacy. BFVQuote: “She’s a good aunt, but a mother is a totally different thing.” Luckily, Towanda is guzzling that wine to build up some liquid courage to drop the bomb. Poor Andre just looks plain, old confused. For someone who didn’t want to have any more kids, Andre doesn’t understand why Towanda would agree to this. Andre’s concerns vary between complication of birth, medical builds, and the impression of his two children. While WE understand why Towanda is offering to be a surrogate for Tamar, WE totally understand Andre’s valid concerns. BFVQuote: “Nobody cares about Andre, nobody cares about Braxton, nobody cares about Brooke.” Andre is concerned this is just another instance where the sisters are using Towanda and taking advantage of her generosity. BFVQuote: “Is Vince gonna be there looking at your cutie cutie?” I mean, that is a valid question… right? Andre just wants everyone to take everyone into consideration.
Tamar and Trina sit down for dinner with Mama E to see how her life coaching business is going. BFVQuote: “Bless Tamar’s womb!” Mama E already has a bunch of clients lined up, so business seems to be going extremely well. Mama E has a lot of experience from being a youth counselor and a pastor. BFVQuote: “Shhhhh! Why you always going in preaching mode?” Tamar does do a spot on impression of Mama E though!
Finally, Toni’s audition for new background singers is underway. BFVQuote: “Get ready. Imma torture you. You wish you never sung before a day in your life.” Are WE the only ones that are scared? BFVQuote: “It’s time for her to find little chickadees that she can make her pet.” Toni will miss having her sisters on the road with her, but it is the right decision for everyone to explore new options. BFVQuote: “If they’re rachet, they’re wack, they’re pornstars, they’re video hoes, and stuff like that then I can pick them out. You have to go!” Something we definitely learned from this audition is when Toni Braxton asks you to sing, you do not perform Chaka Khan! Girl, save that for the karaoke bar because you just BLEW this audition. BFVQuote: “I can’t worry about being nice right now.” But Towanda, Towanda, Towanda… how did you not know the right lyrics to “Man Enough For Me” when you have probably performed it with Toni over 1,000 times? You’re lucky you didn’t have to audition in front of a panel like these girls, or else Tamar would have called you out with a quickness! But, the best part of this audition was Tamar’s impersonation of Toni. WE were dying of laughter. Between this impression and the one of Mama E, WE think Tamar could have a career in this. But, congratulations to all Toni’s background singers. You made it through one tough audition. BFVQuote: “You can’t be singing behind my sister looking like Ronald McDonald. Have several seats, and the first one should be at the hair salon.”
While her daughters are being tougher than the judges on American Idol, Evelyn meets up with Doc to form a working partnership to help grow her life coaching business. Since Mama E deals with the mind, body, and spirit only, Doc can offer expertise in weight management, body image, and more. Looks like Mama E’s business is a one stop shop for women needing that extra boost of self esteem.
BFVQuote: “I just think someone else carrying my baby is a great idea because I still get to live my life. I still get to drop it like its hot, pick it up, I can laugh and not pee and still have regular things go on in my life.” Vince doesn’t seem too on board with Towanda carrying his baby. BFVQuote: “I am not rubbing Towanda’s belly.” Oh Vince! WE think Vince and Tamar need to get on the same page before moving forward with any of this baby stuff. BFVQuote: “May they all be from ‘Tribe Ugly.’”
Do you think Towanda is making the right decision to be a surrogate for Tamar? Were the sisters a bit harsh during the audition? Is Tamar really ready to be a mommy? Let us know what you think!