A devastated April is in mourning after her breakup with Reggie, and she’s sequestered herself in her apartment for two weeks. It’s a wonder Keisha, Raquel, and Morgan are able to find her when they barge in to make sure she’s okay, there are piles of take-out containers and tissues in her apartment that would make her a candidate for Hoarders.
Their cure for heartbreak? Go-kart racing.
A night out at extra-fancy Dave and Buster’s is just the thing for April’s depression, but the girls refuse to hear her talk about Reggie and what she could have done differently to make him stick around. Instead, they turn the conversation to Raquel and Charles. The pair have barely spoken ever since he said “I love you” and she didn’t return the favor. Of course, that could be because his family took him on a birthday cruise and he’s been M.I.A., but she still feels like she needs to make up for her lack of I love you and plans to make him a fancy Thai-themed birthday dinner when he returns.
Meanwhile, Omar spilled ketchup all over his shirt. Normally that wouldn’t be big news, but he heads over to the cute t-shirt vendor to replace his stained shirt and it turns out, the guy is actually a clothing designer. Omar changes into one of his one-of-a-kind designs and then takes a look at his portfolio.
This arcade is proving to be a hot pickup spot, because as she’s ordering a hot dog, Morgan also meets a guy (a guy who previously cut her off on the go-kart track) who offers to pay for her meal and shows some interest. Not only does he pay for her hot dog and Sprite, but he points over to a group of boys he’s mentoring to keep them off the streets.
On paper, this gut is a definite winner. Let’s see how this plays out though, Morgan and her bluntness are not for everyone all the time.
As they head all head out, Keisha informs the ladies that the spark isn’t really there with Sean and she plans to head to his place to end things tonight. Unfortunately, she’s not going to be doing much of anything tonight because her tires have been slashed.
Sean picks the ladies up and takes them home and offers to spend the night, but Keisha is freaked out. She’s convinced the tire-slashing wasn’t just a random act of vandalism, she thinks she’s being targeted by someone. Despite Keisha’s initial fears that things with Sean weren’t working out, it’s clear he only wants to adore her.
“I couldn’t do it,” Keisha tells Raquel, when Raquel notices the freshly made breakfast and kisses that enveloped Keisha in the kitchen the next morning and asks how the breakup went. “He’s dialing up the sweet!”
Raquel’s dialing it up too, as she shows Keisha a vintage guitar she just bough Charles for his birthday.
April, on the other hand, is dialing up the bitter, as she drafts a letter to Reggie calling him every name in the book that she never got to call him to his face.
“Hit send and email this bad boy right now,” Omar tells her after reading her poetic yet devastated email. But she only wrote it for closure, she has no desire for Reggie to actually read it.
Keisha is really having a hard time pushing Sean away. He takes her to the gun range to empower her and fake-shoot fake-drug dealers, and later when he drops her off at home, he offers to stay so long as he’s not over-staying his welcome. Keisha’s totally gone soft and tells him “You couldn’t, Sean. You’re always welcome.”
When Raquel meets Gavin, the guy selling her the vintage guitar, he has an unexpected effect on her.
Yes, the guitar was for Charles, but Raquel is instantly smitten with Gavin and ends up talking to him for hours. That night, Raquel takes Morgan and April to a show he’s performing in so they can catch a glimpse of her new crush. They spend the night dancing and having fun at the show, and Gavin even dedicates a song to Raquel. But when Raquel meets up with him after the show, he kisses her and she pulls away.
Their flirtation was fun, but she tells him it wasn’t until that kiss that she realized she didn’t want to kiss anyone else but Charles.
At the show, April receives a text from Reggie (“Now? After I already got my closure??” she asks.) who wants to meet her for lunch.
She’s annoyed at his timing, and when the day comes for them to meet, she’s not about to let Reggie have the upper hand. So she stands him up and sends him an all-too-familiar text.
But this woman isn’t just standing up her ex. She’s savoring every second of it, in full spy mode.
Back at the boutique, Omar’s new fashion designer friend from extra-fancy Dave and Busters has made a sale. Raquel has agreed to carry his line of scarves, and he and Omar are thrilled. When Omar asks Brandon over to his place for a celebratory dinner at his place, Brandon asks “You do know I’m not gay right?” and that wipes the celebration smile off Omar’s face right quick.
“What? NO!” is Omar’s only reaction. This guy is having NO luck this year. NONE.
Morgan’s dream man also doesn’t pan out because even though he’s older, wealthy, and only wants to shower her with kisses and good times, his leisurely retiree schedule proves too much for her. She has a job and a kid who needs her, and all this guy wants to do is party. Ironically, even though he’s the older man, she’s the one who has to be the mature one.
“Pierce, I think I may be too old for you,” she tells him. “Morgan my dear, you may be right.” For the first time, it wasn’t her bluntness that hurt her, it was her responsibility.
When Brandon comes in to drop off his order of scarves to the boutique, Omar confronts him and asks why he played gay with Omar and led him on to get an in at the boutique. Brandon doesn’t see anything wrong with how he does business, but Omar isn’t having it and neither is Raquel. She cancels the order, telling him “That’s not how I do business.”
When the moment finally comes for Charles’ big birthday dinner, Raquel’s gone all out with a candlelit dinner at her place. But as soon as Charles arrives, he walks in with a scared look on his face and tells her “We need to talk. I’ve gotten back together with my ex-girlfriend,” he tells a stunned Raquel.
“She still loves me…and I realized I never stopped loving her,” Charles says. “So when you said you loved me, what was that?” Raquel asks. Charles tells her it was the truth, but that doesn’t make this hurt less, and then he tells her this basically all happened because she couldn’t say I love you back. “I need to be with someone who’s sure,” he says, pouring salt into the wound.
“That’s why you and I always had timing issues,” he continues. “Because you and I weren’t meant to be together.”
“If that’s what your heart says, then you should follow it,” Raquel graciously replies, crying. Char-uhhhhles! How could you do this? At least Raquel has a new guitar and a kitchen full of Thai food to comfort her.
When Keisha and April hear the news, Raquel tells them, looking at Keisha “Obviously it wasn’t meant to be. If he loved me, he would have waited for me to feel the same way. Like Sean did for you.”
April isn’t getting total closure with Reggie just yet because he shows up at her door unexpectedly that night apologizing, bumbling and begging. “I handled it completely wrong,” he says, “but I realized how much I need you!”
He only freaked out on her, he explains, because he was offered the chance to own a club in New York, and he couldn’t handle the thought of moving there without her, so he impulsively left her. But now that he’s thought things through, he wants to move to New York and he wants April to go with him. Her answer is TBD.
Keisha wasn’t wrong about someone having a beef with her. When she arrives home that night, she takes what she thinks is a box of roses into the apartment, and when she opens it, well…
She goes full Indiana Jones and falls off the couch screaming. But really, who sent this? And what the hell is going on?