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.”
With Trina filming her video and Traci celebrating her birthday, the entire family gathers in the ATL for support, laughter, and of course, DRAMA!
Traci has come all the way from Maryland to cameo in Trina’s video for “Party or Go Home”. It also happens to be Traci’s birthday this weekend! BFVQuote: “That’s alright. I had nothing but time… really, I did.” Tri-Tri has her talons on, or as Traci calls them “letter openers” and she is reds to go. BFVQuote: “Looks like you can scratch the hell out of someone.” Traci is honored to be involved in Trina’s first video, especially when she hears the concept. BFVQuote: “For one thing, there’s nothing like a sexy, foxy lady with big ASS cigar in the club!” This video broke Trina’s piggy bank, so the return has to be worth it!
Trina, Tamar, and Towanda meet at Mama E’s to catch up and to plan a big birthday celebration for Traci. BFVQuote: “… like surprise!” With Traci’s birthday plans out of the way, the girls start to discuss Ms. E’s eating habits. BFVQuote: “That carborization demon isn’t good.” With Ms. E’s diabetes being the issue, they think she is in serious denial of the health risks.
Traci meets with the one and only, Terrence Lee Jones to brush up on her vocals. BFVQuote: “I’m inspired by both Tamar and Trina doing their own projects. If Tamar and Trina can do it, then Traci can do it as well. I just need to make myself ready.” Terrence wants Traci to practice singing while moving. He is no joke! Poor Traci is running a marathon in place while practicing her scales. BFVQuote: “I don’t want to be like yeah, yeah, yeah… woo… yeah ya’ll.” Terrence is a legit drill sergeant, and definitely doesn’t take shiz from no one. BFVQuote: “He’s hard. I wanted to punch him in the throat!”
Reco is getting the wardrobe ready for the video, and we have to say Trina has some fierce choices to choose from. BFVQuote: “Your boobies look delicious.” After Reco peels Trina out of that red number, we are transformed back in time to the fabulous 80’s and our love for all things neon. Reco, can you make me one of those? BFVQuote: “The glow in the dark outfit is great as long as Reco can do something to alter it so my boobie-doobies don’t fall out.” Reco has also designed a fabulously sexy dress for Towanda… and unbeknown to him, something for Traci! BFVQuote: “I’m sure you have something in here that fits… boom!” That’s a scary face, Reco. Please stop before WE get nightmares.
Tamar takes Mama E out for a snack, and to no one’s surprise Mama E chooses to go to a bakery. Ms. E chooses a delicious piece of caramel cake that is loaded in carbs and sugar. BFVQuote: “Just cuz she wants a big piece of caramel cake doesn’t mean she can have a piece of caramel cake.” This poor bakery worker had no idea he would be moonlighting as a referee when these two walked in. BFVQuote: “Would you cut your mama a slice that big?” Ms. E insists she does not eat that badly every day, but Tamar thinks she needs a chaperone to keep her on the right track. BFVQuote: “I don’t know if insulin makes you fat, but I do know that Mommy wouldn’t even need the insulin shot if she controlled what the hell she put in her mouth.”
SURPRISE! The Braxton brood comes together to celebrate Traci’s birthday! The look on Traci’s face is worth a million bucks, but her celebratory dance is PRICELESS! While Traci thinks a stripper may pop out of her birthday cake, she is shocked to see her husband, Kevin jump out instead. BFVQuote: “Wow! What a birthday cake! Do it again, baby! Do it again!” Traci’s son, Kevin Jr. has also been flown in for the special occasion. BFVQuote: “I was really happy. It was a fresh of breath air.” Traci starts to open her gifts and Toni cannot help but put her two cents out there. BFVQuote: “Who does that?” Toni seems to take issue with the fact that Trina purchased a small bottle of perfume for Traci, and calls her out at the table in front of everyone! BFVQuote: “And with that you have nerve, gall, and audacity.” Toni, WE love you but why are you blowing up people’s spots at the table? At least talk about her behind her back like normal families do! Thankfully, Towanda reminds everyone why they are all there and Tamar seconds the motion. BFVQuote: “This is not about anyone but Traci tonight.”
Trina struggles at rehearsal one she starts to do the choreography in her inch pumps. BFVQuote: “Not easy at all.” Victor reminds Trina that all the hard work is going to pay off. BFVQuote: “You put it on, and this what you’re moving into… Trina the solo artist.” Trina is absolutely right; this is not the time to hold back. She is so close to achieving her goal, and she just has to roll with it. BFVQuote: “This is it. It is make it or break it time.”
Talk about a surprise intervention! The girls sans Toni storm into Casa E to do some fridge raiding, and prove that Mama isn’t taking care of herself. Between pickled pigs feet, cake (for the “children”), bottled frappachinos, sweet tea, and the like this is a diabetic’s worst nightmare. BFVQuote: “She might as well just have a big ol’ vat of insulin waiting right beside the refrigerator.” Towanda even finds a Snickers hiding in the back of the freezer! BFVQuote: “What are you? The refrigerator police?” The girls are very concerned for their mother, especially since their aunt suffered was a double amputee. Mama E, WE all love you… take better care of yourself! BFVQuote: “Sweetness can’t be your weakness.” At least Towanda made off with some groceries J
Always the awesome sister, Towanda shows up to the video shoot early BFVQuote: “She just needs to show up and be a star.” With Trina’s dressing room being in the same location as kraft services, Towanda gives Reco the task of finding another location or at least some better lighting. Unfortunately, Reco has some surprises for Trina in the wardrobe department. Towanda’s outfit has been changed, and there seems to be a few missing items Trina specifically asked for. MFVQuote: “Don’t mess with me today, Reco!” While trying to get ready, Trina is still dealing with a bunch of mundane issues… like the fact she doesn’t like Towanda’s dress! Luckily Victor is there to give some words of encouragement and bring calmness over Trina. BFVQuote: “Everything you do is right because this is about you. It’s time to bring it.” But, you’ll have to wait until next week to see the world premiere of Trina’s video for “Party or Go Home”!
What was your favorite part of the video shoot? Who’s on Team Gabe after seeing how down he is for Trina? Anyone else scared to see Tamar and Toni’s reaction to the video? WE want to know what you think…
Towanda has a blind date via Mama E, Tamar takes time out of being Vince’s bodyguard to retrieve her eggs, and Trina gets her music video together.
Towanda and Mama E go out for bite to eat, and the convo quickly turns into a discussion of Towanda’s dating life and ghosts of blind dates past. BFVQuote: “The boy had his umbilical cord wrapped around his neck, and all that kind of stuff.” But we quickly move from the 27 year old with Similac behind his ears, to the elderly drunk! BFVQuote: “I’m just scared for you to set me up with anyone else.” Mama E. knows Towanda has got it going on, and therefore doesn’t see any reason why she shouldn’t take her up on her blind date offer. BFVQuote: “I just thinking Mommy is going to set me up with someone who has a kickstand and wooden teeth.” At this point, Towanda is just looking for a man with bank so she can “put skid marks on his credit card”. Well hey, Towanda… at least you got a plan!
Back in L.A., Tamar and Vince go out to lunch and talk about the next steps in fertility treatment. BFVQuote: “Why are you trying me right now?” Vince suggests possibly getting a nurse to help Tamar with her shots since he doesn’t feel comfortable taking on the job, but Tamar is a little too concerned with what this nurse may or may not look like. Not everyone is going to be after Vince, and WE think Vince is much too in love with Ms. Tamar to ever stray! BFVQuote: “Tamar, please.” BFVQuote: “My name is Tamar ‘She’s always on it’ Braxton-Herbert.” According to Vince, Tamar has outgrown her britches… the ones she used to wear when Vince took her on dates to Disneyland. And the reason she doesn’t get to go to Disneyland anymore? Because she’s been running her mouth too much!
In the A-T-L, Trina is getting things ready for the video for her single, “Party or Go Home”. The one and only, Derek Blanks is directing so we know this is going to be FIERCE! BFVQuiote: “I love the idea of being surrounded by a team of buff dancers, but with a little gay flare.” It is clear Trina has a specific idea of how she wants her music video to be choreographed, and we are on board! She wants to be the star diva, and if WE were starring in our own music video WE would want to be the center of attention too. However, I’m not sure Derek is on board and Reco is acting like he is the H.B.I.C… Trina may have her hands full with this team of superstars. BFVQuote: “Reco just needs to do the whole fashion thing, and then come down the ‘keep-your-mouth-shut-oritis’ and then let Derek do his job as the director.”
Trina and Gabe sit down to talk about Trina’s music video, and Trina asks Gabe to help her out with the budget and support her a bit… financially. BFVQuite: “I could be a lot more friendlier to Gabe if he would cough up some cash and help me pay for my video.” Gabe is seeing this as a chance to be together, and that seems to be the only selling point he needs to say “yes”.
Today is the day that Tamar gets her eggs harvested, and she is traveling with a huge support team consisting of Vince, Toni, and Mama E. “Dr. Toni” seems to be giving Tamar the play by play of how they put you to sleep, but if that were us WE would not want to hear those details right before the procedure. BFVQuote: “I can’t wait to get into surgery so I can get away from Dr. Toni’s ass right now.” Even Michael Braxton shows up to support Tamar. BFVQuote: “He’s not my favorite person. Let’s keep it real.”
Trina is officially auditioning her backup dancers, and there is just something funny about this group of guys. One of them is in a full on suit and tie, one looks like he is 12, the other one is dancing like it’s 1995, and there is a dude in a cowboy hat and a Margaritaville shirt. BFVQuote: “They’re working it alright.” With the ideal number of dancers being 50 people, they have a looooooooong way to go. BFVQuote: “Besides looking for some fun background dancers, I’m also looking for a yummy little piece of man candy that I can bump and grind with as my leading man.” Cue Gabe! Talk about perfect timing. The poor guy just winces in the corner like a little boy while some other guy smooches his wife! Divorce or not, I bet that shiz still stings. BFVQuote: “I cannot be worried about that right now.” Apparently, that little peck makes Gabe think Trina has no right to talk about his penis anymore (ew!). BFVQuote: “Keep it cute and put it on mute.”
Tamar’s procedure is finally done, and the whole is there to greet her as she wakes up. After hearing the good news about harvesting six eggs, the next question to follow is, “When are you going to put the babies in?” Luckily, Dr. Kumar is there so bring the family back to earth. This is not a process that should be rushed. BFVQuote: “Finally a real doctor put Dr. Toni in her place.” The babies will be fertilized the next day and then frozen, BFVQuote: “so this means I could have my babies in year 2045 if I want to.”
BFVQuote: “Everybody knows that if I want to look dirty and sexy, I need to go to Trina’s closet because dirty and sexy is Trina’s middle name.” Towanda’s cup size leaves something to be desired when wearing Trina’s clothes, and Trina thinks only a magician can help her. BFVQuote: “I don’t want to buy any.” Towanda thinks her entrance into the blind date arena is none of Andre’s business, but mainly because it is not like she is marrying someone anytime soon. BFVQuote: “It is gonna take me a long time to get that comfortable with somebody again.” This is just pure silliness!
Towanda (finally!) goes on her blind date and while she waits, she orders herself some liquid courage. And who do you think walks through that door? ANDRE! Guess a blind date just means you have no idea who you are going out with, not that you don’t know the person. BFVQuote: “I could have stayed home with my little bullet and some double A batteries.” Andre is laying it on THICK, and we are not sure if Towanda is going to melt or bolt. Andre has come with an arsenal of gifts too! Didn’t Towanda say she wanted to be wined and dined by her date? BFVQuote: “Are you doing this because you want to get laid?” Andre wants to rejuvenate the marriage, but Towanda can barely muster the energy to pick up her martini glass to toast to the well wishes. It just got a little frosty up in here!
Trina runs through her video routine with some hesitation, and of course Towanda and Derek are there to give her a hard time. They want to see Trina put some stank on it, and right now Trina is just trying to get the steps down. BFVQuote: “You gotta work it in. You gotta push it out.” WE are just a bit worried, and WE think Trina is too. Towanda has agreed to fly Traci down so Trina can have a huge support group while filming the video.
Towanda fills Mama E and Trina in on her “blind date”. BFVQuote: “He just took his heart out of his chest and he squeezed all the blood in a glass and just poured it all out.” Trina wishes Towanda could just defrost a little bit and show some emotion. BFVQuote: “You’re a stone!” Towanda claims she has not dated anyone since ending her marriage because of her children, but Trina is not convinced. Poor Mama E tries to break it down, but we are still fuzzy about what tongues and teeth have to do with dating and foot rubs. Towanda just needs a little more show, and less tell. WE got our fingers crossed, Andre.
Do you think Towanda should give Andre a second chance? Will Trina get her dance moves together in time to work it in her video? When is Tamar having babies? WE want to hear from you!
Tamar meets with surrogates, Toni models a sock dress, Trina takes a band hiatus, and Gabe talks about his “deposits”… ew!
Toni checks up on Trina to see how things are going. BFVQuote: “Being the older sister, you know I’m psychic.” Toni thinks Trina’s decision to drop the band is long overdue, allowing her to go out into the industry and figure things out for herself. There is a lot of security with being in a group, and Toni thinks it is time for Trina to be on her own. BFVQuote: “Don’t be afraid to fly. Just sore on your own.” Toni also gets a little something out of this conversation as well; Trina admits that she respects Toni and her opinion. BFVQuote: “Don’t do what I do. Let my screw ups help you.”
Tamar, her summertime hair, and Towanda go out for lunch… and for Tamar to tell Towanda she will not be her surrogate. Why the change in do? Apparently Towanda like Tamar’s classic hair so much, she stole it. BFVQuote: “We can’t be sitting here looking like the bopsy twins.” But apparently she stole it from Toni! BFVQuote: “Back in the day… when Toni Braxton was doing The Flamingo ‘Revealed’.” WE don’t know if Vince is really THAT worried about the baby picking up Andre’s “bad habits” or the fact that it’s a bit weird to rub his sister-in-law’s belly while she is pregnant with his child. Like Mama E says, “I’m just sayin’.” Although, Vince having his heart set on Tamar carrying this child may not be the right move either. BFVQuote: “Why would I want to have a baby inside of me messing up my girly parts and stretching out my tight abdominal region that I work real hard for?” But, the best part is Tamar’s song about Towanda’s cooch. BFVQuote: “I sure see the light.” <a href=”http://we.tv/P5BNW3″>Click here to listen to the “Cooch Song”</a>
Toni has a dress fitting with Michael Costello, who has designed the sock dress Toni will wear in a photo shoot for Autism Speaks. BFVQuote: “The cousins are good.” With Toni starving herself for Fashion Week, I don’t think we need to worry about her looking “too big” in this dress! BFVQuote: “I don’t want to look like ‘Oh, she knows where the dessert table is. Not a good look.”
Mr. Braxton is in town! Tamar goes to lunch with her daddy to catch up and talk babies. BFVQuote: “I need a glass of wine for this. This is stressing me OUT!” With Tamar still wanting to professionally achieve so much, she feels that babies can sometimes be a hindrance. BFVQuote: “It doesn’t have to be a Viking. It could be a GE.” After the back and forth, Tamar and Mr. Braxton decide to put this conversation on the shelf and enjoy their lunch. BFVQuote: “Aw Tamar, Tamar, Tamar. You my baby.”
Toni is in New York doing her photo shoot for Autism Speaks and SheKnows.com with Mr. Nigel Barker (BIG TIME!). As soon as the music comes on, Toni works it OUT! The dress really looks beautiful, and with Nigel’s creative set design this is going to be a great photo. BFVQuote: “I’m just a singer trying to look like a model. It’s a whole body work out.”
Back in Atlanta, Gabe comes over to discuss the possibility of moving back in. BFVQuote: “I’m just working on not being angry right now for the sake of the children.” Can’t blame the guy for trying! But, Trina looks like she just saw a unicorn prance into the kitchen. He thinks the progress he has made in sex addiction counseling and with his therapist is enough to gain Trina’s trust back. BFVQuote: “He is not supposed to be using it as a ploy to get back into the house, or back into my pants, or both. That’s a big negative, soldier.” Gabe does raise a good point though. While he is going through all this counseling, what is Trina doing? Mr. Oral Transaction is still in the picture professionally. And when Gabe calls it like it is, Trina looks like she’s seen a ghost. BFVQuote: “My penis made a deposit into another woman’s vagina.” Hate to say it, but WE are semi on Gabe’s side with this one. But you’re still our girl, Trina! We know it’s not about just this isolated incident. At the end of the day, this couple still needs more time to sort out their beef.
Tamar and Vince meet with a slew of potential surrogates, you know from the beginning this is just a recipe for disaster. BFVQuote: “It’s not gonna work for me, but I’ll check it out.” Margie kicks it off with a hug and Vince dives right in with offering for Margie to stay at the house while she’s pregnant. Tamar looks like she is going to fall off the chair. BFVQuote: “She’s not having it.” BFVQuote: “What’s personal is you not wanting to push the baby out your coochie.” Next is Sarah, who may have wanted to wear a slightly more conservative top that didn’t reveal the goodies. BFVQuote: “I don’t know how many other ways I can say hell-to-the-niz-o.” As soon as she says, “I would love to have your son” it is an open and shut case. NEXT! Oh, Lily, Lily, Lily. BFVQuote: “This ain’t 1-800-Rent-A-Womb!”
Trina meets with the band to break the news that she is officially leaving. BFVQuote: “I am taking a band hiatus so I can kinda fly with my own solo career.” Trina is taking some members of the original band with her, so she knows certain people will be upset… including Mr. Oral Transaction, Christian. BFVQuote: “I don’t need the sexual innuendos. What I need to do is clip his balls and neuter him out of my life.” Besides Christian, all the other band mates are extremely supportive so go figure that he needs to follow Trina outside to have a “talk”. HE should be a stranger! BFVQuote: “Your account with the First National Bank of Trina is closed! You need to take your business elsewhere.”
On to Trina and Gabe, round two. Gabe is concerned about Caleb’s grades, and Trina think it has something to do with all the emotional stress he has been going through. BFVQuote: “I don’t think that Caleb is failing. I think that we are failing.” Gabe thinks they need to spend more time with Caleb, whether it is together or separately. BFVQuote: “Gabe is pulling at my heart strings being a good father to the boys, but he was a really terrible husband to me. But, sometimes you have to choose what’s right for your children over what’s right for you.” Trina appreciates Gabe’s commitment to staying around for the kids, and thinks it is the best thing for the family.
What do you think of Tamar talking in the third person? Will Vince and Tamar EVER find a surrogate? Are you on #TeamReunion or #TeamSeparation with Gabe and Trina? Let us know what you think!
While everyone tries to get a handle on why Mommy does not want to marry doc, Toni explores new management opportunities and Gabe tries to right the wrongs in his marriage to Trina.
Evelyn tries to break the news to Doc that she is calling off the wedding, but are WE the only ones who think she is giving this poor man false hope? BFVQuote: “People can have a relationship and not say I do.” Mama E, you may be thinking that friendship is a kind of relationship, but Doc is thinking it’s still full steam ahead on the romantic front!
Trina and Towanda go shopping to discuss the issues Trina has with Gabe, and as much as he has given her many heartfelt apologies, she is still afraid of what her family may think should she choose to stay with Gabe. BFVQuote: “I wish Trina wouldn’t care about what anybody else thinks and make her own decisions”. Our girl, Trina raises the question, “What is the definition of cheating?” A question that is not easy to answer. WE think you should just do what makes you happy, Trina… and if that means staying with Gabe, WE support you!
Evelyn and the girls meet up in LA, where Evelyn plans to break the news about the wedding (or, lack there of). As Tamar reflects on how great it is to have the sisterhood back together, the girls join in to second Tamar’s statements and toast to Mommy’s pending nuptials. Evelyn follows up with “Doc and I are not getting married”, jaws drop, and they are quick to give Mommy the blame. BFVQuote: “Getting her to be married is like pulling hen’s teeth!” Even though Evelyn can’t exactly state why she doesn’t want to marry Doc, the girls all seem a bit relieved. Tamar concludes BFVQuote: “I’m happy you called it off”.
After Toni decided to pursue other management, Vince thought it was best for Toni to break the news to Tamar. Toni is relieved about the change and feels like a weight has been lifted. She explains to Evelyn that all this “family stuff” (including breaking the news to Tamar) is the main reason she does not want Vince to manage her or do a family album. Evelyn understands where Toni is coming from, and thinks this is best for all the sisters. It will give them all an opportunity to venture out and achieve their own successes.
Toni arranges for all the sisters to get together for lunch. As Toni breaks her new management news to the women, Tamar looks shocked. Toni explains, BFVQuote: “My family is my family and my business is my business”. After Tamar hears Toni’s side of the story, she seems to understand why her sister chose to seek new management.
After not being able to give the girls a straight answer about her aversion to marrying Doc, Evelyn realizes she may need to get a professional’s opinion on the subject. Enter Dr. Sherry. As Evelyn talks through the actual engagement and her reaction to the proposal, she starts to realize what the real issue is. BFVQuote: “I think a burned child is afraid of fire.” Evelyn also thinks that she may not want to marry Doc because she has devoted her life to everyone else for so long. BFVQuote: “I think next to God, I am the greatest thing that has ever happened to me.”
Oh and Diezel… we love your honesty! BFVQuote: Mom Mom! Man, I feel like smacking you! You don’t want a good man?”
In Park City, Toni is getting ready for her show at Sundance. Alex, her new assistant is not blowing Toni over, especially with his lotioning skills. And he just seems creeped out by Toni’s mention of her kegel exercises. It is extremely apparent that Toni was spoiled by Towanda, as she tells Alex he cannot ask her when she wants her dinner, he just needs to be “psychic” about it. WE don’t know if it’s the altitude that prevents people from being overly excited or what, but between Alex and that crowd at the Sundance party, things are not looking great. To brighten up the crowd, Toni tries to see if anyone knows the lyrics to her song. Thankfully, our very own AMC Networks coworker, Kelli Hill isn’t shy and performs a little duet with Ms. Braxton. Go Kelli!
Once everyone is in the same zip code, the whole family meets for dinner. Gabe sees this as the perfect opportunity to break out the notecards and give the family a “proper apology.” Some are very open to what Gabe has to say, however Toni is not in a forgiving mood BFVQuote: “She’s my sister. When she hurts, I hurt.” As Gabe is going into the reasons he is sorry, the women seem to question his sincerity BFVQuote: “Put those cards down and be serious about it.” Trina wishes Gabe would have apologized on more of a personal note, but we have to agree with Traci. Gabe, smiling and giggling throughout an apology is no way to win people over. Of course, leave it to Tamar to bring it all into perspective BFVQuote: “I think he got too much R&R… ratchet and ridiculousness!”
During this whole ordeal, we really do feel for Trina. As she buries her face in her food, Tamar goes to sit by her sister and comfort her during this uncomfortable, hurtful time. It is clear that Trina’s sisters stand by her, and want to support her in every way possible. This almost makes me want a sister! (Almost!) At the end of the speech, Gabe declares his love for Trina, and promised to restore honor, respect and trust in the relationship.
Your thoughts? Should Trina forgive Gabe and work on their relationship? Should Evelyn make a clean break from Doc and not string him along? Do some of the Braxton women need to make a clean break from the men in their lives?
So how proud are we of Trina Braxton for graduating from college? Go Team Trina! More on that later, but just had to get it out of my system
Anyway, first up-Tamar and Vince, they are in Chicago meeting with a documentary producer from Japan who wants to create a show about Vince. Tamar takes this opportunity to hire herself as his “wife-ager” and proceeds to take negotiations into her own hands. The awkwardness continues later when they have dinner with Tamayu, and Tamar insists on talking business. Vince is so annoyed that he walks off (!) but not before serving up BFVQuotes: “You’re on a 20, please bring it down…you can manage me in the bedroom”…TMI?
In Atlanta, Trina is preparing for her big day and telling Gabe how upset she is that nobody from her family will be attending the graduation. Gabe secretly calls her dad and invites him, and he actually shows up! Both he and Evelyn are at the ceremony (getting along) and it’s a very sweet and emotional moment for all. Trina does give Gabe some credit for his efforts, but not her sisters, BFVQuotes: “Gabe, you’re still a lying, dirty cheat but you get some snaps…my sisters are on my poo poo list”.
Meanwhile, back in LA Toni is confessing to Towanda that she doesn’t want Vince to be her manager anymore-she is afraid to tell him, but not as afraid as she is to tell Tamar. AND it seems she has a good reason for her fear, as later when all of the ladies are at dinner with mom, her revelation to Tamar is met with some defensiveness. The two sisters go at it and eventually Toni leaves, chased after by Towanda and Evelyn is left to console a distraught and broken Tamar, who feels Towanda has taken her place as Toni’s bestie. BFVQuotes: “I did not get a loan from the bank of Toni Braxton…Towanda has put her feet in my Louboutins!”
And things are heating up at Trina’s graduation party…literally, as she tells us BFVQuotes: “I’m sweating between the mounds. The mounds and the almond joys”…hmmm. And her tipsy and flirtatious behavior is not well received by Gabe who is then accused of being a “fun-snatcher” who BFVQuotes: “…is projecting his cheaterization on me!”.
BUT as it turns out, Gabe may actually have something to worry about. Trina pays a visit to Dr. Sherry and admits that she too cheated on Gabe (!!) WOAH.
So where do you think this will all end up? Do two wrongs make a right? Can’t wait to see what happens next week!
Well, the title of this episode pretty much says it all this week, but we’ll get to that later. In the meantime, let’s talk new projects-which it seems a few of the ladies have on the agenda.
First up, the ever-fabulous Tamar is given a radio hosting gig in Chicago, “Tamar’s Morning Riot”…an apropos title we think. She is super excited, although her sisters and hubby are a little less confident about her ability to pull it off. Nevertheless, tenacious Tamar not only drums up promotional support ahead of time at a huge concert (where her fans are singing her praises-any of you there?) but her first time on the air is a slam dunk too, as she AND guest host Vince, deliver a very entertaining show. Good for you Tamar, we’re behind you on this one!
Now on to Trina, who is telling her “ever trusting” husband (insert sarcasm here) that she is going to work on a solo music project that will keep her away from home even more. Gabe is less than thrilled about this, as he accuses Trina of cheating (um, “Hello, Kettle you’re black”- Pot). He then shows up uninvited at her next rehearsal and proceeds to give unwelcome choreography notes before being kicked out…hard to believe things get even more heated later on, but stay tuned.
Towanda is also dealing with relationship issues-Andre asks her to tell him how he can fix their marriage and (kudos to the lady) she tells him! 1. Be honest, 2. Respect me, 3. Get a JOB. Makes sense to us! All of this great info is then included in the book Andre is writing, “69 Ways to a Better Relationship”…which Towanda reads, but is not impressed…at least he’s trying??
And finally, the serious drama plays out when Gabe tells Trina that he put a gps tracking device on her cell phone. Yes, we’ll let you digest that for a moment-take your time. Done? We think Trina is pretty justified in her horrified reaction to this info, as she procedes to call her husband every low down name in the book and then serves up the BFV Quote of the Week: “I’m gonna kick his a$$ so far, he’s gonna need a GPS to find it!”…and we’re gonna agree with that one as well.
Next week, Traci is finally given the chance to sing with Toni and Trina double dates with Evelyn…interesting.