Single Ladies – Episode 7 – Ladies Who Brunch

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Does anyone else need a cold shower themselves after watching this scene?

This week on Single Ladies, despite a brief spat, Keisha and Malcolm are as strong as ever. Unfortunately, Val‘s relationship with Jerry has just fallen victim to lies, and April and Reed have been rooming together and you just know that’s going to end in some kind of regrettable situation. But at least no one thinks Val’s a lesbian anymore, so she’s got that going for her!

First, let’s discuss the seemingly endless shower scene between Keisha and Malcolm.

“We’ve got it bad huh?” Malcolm says to Keisha about their new, committed relationship. Um, ya think? You guys just used up half of Atlanta’s water supply during your coital bliss. “Oh yeah, we’re sprung,” Keisha concurs. And as all new couples do, they realize that they’ve been ignoring everyone else around them in order to spend time together, so they decide to throw a brunch (Keisha’s cookin’!) to prove they can still be social.

The ladies show up in their Brunch Casual outfits

ready to eat some of the Paula Deen Pecan Praline French Toast Casserole that Keisha has made. And after they meet Malcolm’s dad, they also meet his ne’er-do-well brother Terrence (Or is it Tarrance? How are we saying/spelling this?). Terrance shows up uninvited and causes a stir, no, not when he tells Val that she needs some “thug passion” in her life, but when he starts asking Malcolm for his cut of the family business. When Keisha jumps in to tell Malcolm this isn’t the time or place, Terrence and Malcolm both tell her to stay out of it.

See, if Keisha only stayed with her boy toy Woody, the guy who randomly drops his pants,

she wouldn’t have this problem.

Keisha and Malcolm make up though when he apologizes for telling her to mind her own business and explains the deal with Terrance. Seems that Terrance did time for stealing cars, a job he did with Malcolm before Mal found a straighter, more lucrative path selling jewelry.Terrance never gave his brother up and he feels like he’s owed a portion of the family business. It gets even more complicated than that, but my head hurts explaining all of this. Long story short, Malcolm gives Keisha the keys to his fairy tale mansion as an “I’m sorry.”

If only things would wrap up that neatly for Val. Her ex, Quinn, won’t stop showing up to ask her to take him back, first of all.

And even though she laughs in his face and explains that she’s dating Jerry, Quinn has the cajones to ask Val to convince Jerry not to trade him from the basketball team that Jerry owns. Quinn’s desperation stinks, but Val’s also not heartless.

Jerry gets suspicious and asks Val if Quinn wanted to get back together with her too, and she lied and said no. So immediately Val feels bad about lying, and you know that just might lead to bad news.

Jerry doesn’t deserve the lies, Val!!

But Keisha thinks otherwise, telling Val “If men really wanted the truth from women, they would ban boob jobs.” Point taken.

Omar and Christina‘s love lives are getting complicated too. Omar is dating Ricky from My So-Called Life, so that’s exciting, only here his name is Vincent.

Omar tells Christina “Don’t tell Val, but I found him at the Gap. We were looking for jeans but we only saw each other.” Unfortunately Vincent has a very my so-called take on gay relationships, telling Omar that he likes being in an open relationship. Omar sadly tells Christina all of this while she gets a grip on his inseam working on an extra credit project so she can keep her grade up.

Christina needs to prove her worth in school because, guess what? Sleeping with the professor and then being a total B to him was NOT a great idea and he flunked her!

Maybe in the land down undah things work the opposite way, I’m not sure what result she expected from all that. But if Christina fails school, she’ll lose her Visa and get deported, so she really needs to get sewing. P.S. This professor is the worst, right? And I don’t even mean because he’s a jerk, but because that scarf is just NO.

“Why did I sleep with him?” Christina asks.

“Baby, that’s the title of my autobiography,” Omar says.

You know what the title of Reed’s autobiography would be? “The Fastest Drug Recovery In History.”

Seriously, I mean, I watch Celebrity Rehab, this guy would not go from near-death overdose to fully functional musician (and cold turkey cocaine quitter) in one day. Yet there he is, doing just fine. In fact, he and April have heart to heart chats about their lives, she’s absolved him of all his sins, and she opens up a little about Darryl to him. And then in a moment that has to be seen to be believed, they sing together about their lives. So there’s that.

I dunno, I feel like singing together is only going to lead these two down a weird, forbidden romantic path, despite April’s protests that Reed isn’t her type.

Even though everyone is in a weird place at the moment, except for Keisha, who is still in a good and very expensive place, it feels optimistic in the world of these single ladies (and Omar). But maybe that’s just because everyone’s still high off that delicious French Toast Casserole.

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