Vixen Reality Files: BBW5 Ep 5 Recap - Lay It All Out On The Table
This week on Basketball Wives the ladies are laying it all out on the table. The ongoing comment really right or really wrong is discussed only leading to more side comments and tensions flair over a lunch meeting. Hit the jump for this weeks best moments...
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Apparently Shaniece gives great advice, or it could very well be that Evelyn doesn't want her daughter to think she's going back down the Ochocinco road.
With that said, Ev reveals that she still has some communication between her ex-husband, Chad. She tells Shaniece -- who is no fan of Ochocinco -- that she sends him some birthday wishes via text. But no worries, its strictly platonic. Especially after the "photo situation" where Ev was photographed holding Chad's hand while attending a fan appreciation dinner. While she goes down memory lane for a quick second saying that she loved and wanted to be with him, Ev jokingly says the marriage "flopped like a pancaaaaake" thanking Chad for f**king up. I guess he turned out to be the best thing she's never had.
Evelyn meets up with Tasha for some shopping and Tasha mentions the ongoing really right or really wrong comment where Tami felt she wasn't given a fair chance before meeting Tasha. Ev says the comment wasn't said out of malice on Shaunie's part. She goes on to say, what we all know by now, that Tami can go from "zero to a thousand."
Tami meets with a life coach where she vents and gets some advice on her attitude and ways to better herself. She admits that she tends to fall back to old habits and really wants to change. And, of course, Tami mentions Shaunie's comment which has yet to die out.
When her life coach ask "How much of what people say do you take personally?” Tami explains the closer someone is to her, the more personal it gets. She then creates a list for herself to target the issues that triggers her anger. "I think that one is definitely a factor for me," says Tami "and I don't like hands."
In the end, Tami realizes the way she handles any situation today is very much how she was treated by her mother growing up. They do say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
Evelyn, Shaunie and Suzie get together to pick out a birthday gift for Tasha. The ladies go to a sex shop to get her a sex toy as a gift, which I'm sure was probably Suzie's idea. They come across a pair of underwear which turns out to be a strap-on. Suzie automatically makes a joke about Tasha's former chef saying she could use it on her. Evelyn laughs but doesn't want to further entertain the chef drama having had her share of dishing the dirt in her book. While talking with the shops saleswoman, the ladies agree to get something that's more "first base."
Maybe the ladies picked out the right gift after all. As Tasha gets ready for her birthday party and the opening of her weave bar, she comes to terms of the progress that has been made with the store -- or lack there of.
The shop has no gas or electricity as they near the grand opening, but one of Tasha's business partner's, Heather, promises everything will be complete by then. However, Tasha is not convinced and contemplates whether she should cancel the grand opening.
Tasha and Shaunie meet up to shop for outfits for the big event. She lets Shaunie know that her weave bar is having some difficulties with the grand opening. "It looks like a disaster still," Tasha says. Tasha considers having a soft opening since she's already told everybody and their momma while Shaunie advises a possible postpone of the opening.
With two days left to spare until the event, Tasha freaks out and questions whether Heather can actually pull this off. Tasha jokes of having to headbutt Heather to kick things into gear which doesn't sit well with Shaunie. Talk about a joke gone bad.
Tasha then tells Shaunie that she wasn't referring to Evelyn's current situation even though the comment rolled off her tongue at such perfect timing.
The ladies meet for a much needed get together to get some things off their chest. First, to address the elephant in the room -- the really right or really wrong comment. The horse, by now, has been badly beaten and most certainly needs to be addressed. Evelyn initiates the conversation starting with the statement and wondering if everything was cool since talking about it numerous times.
Tasha tells Tami that she doesn't feel a negative seed had been planted. Adding to that, Shaunie says the comment was made because Tami and Tasha has similar attitudes, although she failed to give Tami a similar disclaimer. She claimed both ladies have "smart mouths" but "It wasn't in a negative sense."
"I think a negative sense would've been 'oh now, she might act a fool'," says Shaunie. Tami, on the other hand, doesn't agree and says it could have easily led to that.
The lunch continues where more sh*t hits the fan. Evelyn, clearly annoyed the ladies are still talking about the "phantom seed" and wants to move on.
"So," Evelyn says as she puts her hand up. "Boop!" Tami warns Ev about her hand gestures (thinks back to trigger list). "Don't do me like this," Tami says. But of course, Evelyn doesn't care , mumbling b*tch under her breath yet loud enough for it to be heard. This triggers Tami's anger just before she nearly dives across the table.
Thankfully Shaunie intervenes and calms her down before it gets really real at lunch.
Evelyn switches gears and focuses on Tasha's head butt comment. Tasha tells Evelyn that the comment wasn't directed towards her and compares it to the chef story mentioned in Evelyn's book. And since they're on the topic of Evelyn's past anyway, Tasha mentions another comment brought up in a conversation with Suzie -- yes, Suzie is still present at the table. Back to the convo, remember that whole 'wearing of the helmet when Evelyn starts to date again' comment? Yup, the other bad joke.
Well, surprisingly Evelyn who confronted Suzie for laughing and Tasha for even making the statement in the first place, thought it was the least bit funny. The mood changes as everyone realizes Evelyn is more hurt by the comment than anything. Instead of flying across a table or throwing bottles as she would have in the past, Evelyn tells the ladies she's leaving shortly after tearing up. Can Ev truly forgive Tasha? Until next time ...
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