After all that drama last week, WE hope this week is at least filled with some resolve and positivity! #Getittogether, ladies!
Trina and Mama E. meet up for lunch to discuss what happened at the #Tamarvention, including their little exchange of words before the session even really started. BFVQuote: “I had to make it right with my mother.” Trina apologizes for her behavior brought on by stress, and acknowledges her disrespectful actions. BFVQuote: “In everybody’s life there is a season. Your season right now is to work on each other’s nerves.”
Back in L.A., Michael Braxton pays Tamar a visit to find out what is going on between his daughters. BFVQuote: “He has his work cut out for him because it’s a mess!” Michael hates hearing about all this conflict, so he wants Tamar to explain exactly what is going down. BFVQuote: “First I’m changing, then I said something, then I did something… I don’t know.” Michael wants to get everyone together so the girls can finally squash this drama.
Traci is back from L.A. and in the D.M.V. because Kevin had a health scare in the middle of the night. BFVQuote: “Apparently, it was just an anxiety attack. I got the damn anxiety attack.” Seems like someone got a little too worked up over that Redskin loss! At least Traci can fill Kevin in on the drama that happened back in L.A., and apparently help Kevin get his “heart rate back up.” This marriage is still alive and spicy, that’s for sure!
Toni sits down with Dr. Sherry so she can figure out why she got agitated enough to walk out on the sister therapy session. BFVQuote: “I don’t know how to coexist in my family dynamic… I don’t know how to be me in this situation.” Dr. Sherry makes Toni put on glasses to “see what she didn’t see before”, and as much as this looks a bit cray Dr. Sherry’s point is that everyone sees things through the same lenses differently. Toni needs to get some resolution between Tamar and herself before it starts to affect her health even more. BFVQuote: “If they have a problem it is none of business. I’m going to remain neutral.” Toni is taking on the role of caretaker again, and Dr. Sherry makes her realize that is not her role anymore.
Michael finally convinces Tamar to attend a sister sit-down at Toni’s, but if this is another #Tamarvention “she” is not interested! BFVQuote: “Nobody likes to be in the seat all the damn time.” Michael reminds Tamar how the art of forgiveness makes you the bigger person, and at least gets Tamar to leave the car and enter Toni’s house. BFVQuote: “I really hope that by seeing me and their father in the same room being civil to each other that will inspire them to come together so we can just be a family.” Because of Michael’s calming effect on Tamar, the sisters are glad to have him at this second meeting. With the absence of Traci, Tamar thinks that Kevin’s health scare may be a little more convenient than plausible. Michael immediately tries to get to the bottom of the issue by playing mediator. The girls try and explain that even though it felt like a #Tamarvention, Tamar had asked to know what the issues were and the sisters were trying to communicate just that. BFVQuote: “You wanted to know? And they told you? And you got made because they told you?” When Tamar doesn’t agree with Michael or the girls, she tells Michael he is the one that is a horrible listener. Ummm, pot meet kettle! BFVQuote: “She has not heard a word we’ve said for six months.” Trina tries to bring everyone’s thoughts together by admitting that no one is going to change the past so it is important to move on and move forward, but Tamar is still trying to dredge up her version of the #Tamarvention. BFVQuote: “You’re not listening. You need to listen and understand what they are saying.” Everyone but Tamar also thinks everyone is owed an apology, however if Tamar doesn’t think she did anything wrong, what will she apologize for? Things are heating up quickly, and WE don’t know if Michael and Evelyn can bring this conversation back. When Toni asks for an apology, Tamar is quick to defend her actions because of how Trina, Traci and Towanda were acting. However, that has nothing to do with Toni and the accusation of jealousy. Mama E. has to finally jump in to try and mediate this heated convo between Toni and Tamar. BFVQuote: “That’s how you move on. Not justify anything. And you move on!” Michael is not accepting Tamar’s apology because it honestly wasn’t an apology at all. BFVQuot: “You know why you can’t say it? Because you don’t feel it!” Finally after 10 minutes of screaming, yelling, and caring on Tamar is able to apologize sincerely and Toni is able to accept it. After Toni accepts Tamar’s apology, it is almost too much to hold in anymore. These sisters fight hard, but they love harder and no one in that room wants to continue with the way things are carrying on. BFVQuote: “I’m not gonna allow anything to come between me and the feelings of my sisters.” Michael has even had enough, and walks out of the room feeling hurt and exhausted while Mama E. orchestrates a group hug. Problem solved?
Back in the D.M.V., Michael meets with Traci to discuss what happened at the second sister meeting and Kevin’s health. Traci is very upset that she missed the second meeting, but after listening to Michael wax poetically about the meeting Traci looks like she may be glad she dodged that bullet. She has no patience to hear how Michael didn’t ask Tamar about her comments. BFVQuote: “Let’s just finish this and be over it.” This was just even more disastrous than the #Tamarvention part II! Traci legit got in the car and sped off!
Cooler heads prevail, and Traci meets up with Michael to really sit down and discuss the issue at hand. BFVQuote: “I’m upset with Tamar, but I can’t let that effect how I treat my family.” Traci has lost her patience between Kevin’s health scare and the Tamar issue, and it’s becoming difficult for her to deal with all the drama. Michael wants to sit down with Tamar and Traci to discuss the unresolved issues between them, and as much as Traci does not want to be in the same room as Tamar she knows it would make Michael happy.
Gabe has asked Traci and Towanda to come ring shopping with him so he can officially ice out Trina’s ring finger. Gabe has already picked out a ring, and as soon as Towanda and Traci hear “simple” and “solitaire” these two are all over Gabe. BFVQuote: “That is something you can get up the street and in the alley somewhere.” Gabe is trying to stay within a budget (shocking!), and Towanda and Traci’s desire for a bigger diamond in every setting is not helping. BFVQuote: “I think Trina would like a nice, solid 2 karat diamond or more with a lot of friends around it.” As soon as Gabe is blinded by all the sparkle, even he is thinking about a heftier upgrade once he checks his finances. BFVQuote: “Cheating is expensive.”
Traci and Tamar sit down with Michael to finally hash out the issues. Tamar is still confused as to what the issues are between her and Traci, and feels like she is treated like an outsider. It seems like both Tamar and Traci have conflicting memories of what actually happened during the #Tamarvention, and Michael is having a difficult time keeping up with the variations. BFVQuote: “Both of ya’ll are wrong, and both of ya’ll are right.” Right or wrong does not matter to Michael, he just wants some resolve. Tamar does not want the fakeness of smoothing things over just for the sake of her parents, but Traci seems to sweep her thoughts under the rug just to avoid Michael’s disapproval and another argument with Tamar.
Will the Braxtons ever get back to normal? Did Traci really call Caucasians “Albinos” in a speech in front of thousands? Is Toni really done recording? What is happening, #BFV fans? WE want to hear from you.