Happy Sunday everyone!! This is my first recap as Mrs. PopCultureKelly, and my amazing Red Sox could win the World Series tonight so this should be an epic recap!! We begin with Quad going to Toya’s house to visit and catch up. Toya tells Quad about the house she and Eugene and building with a two-story closet. Quad is now living in a four bedroom house she doesn’t have enough closet space apparently. How could she, being a single woman alone with four bedrooms? Clearly more space is required. Quad opens up a bit about how she left the divorce papers on the counter for Dr. G to sign then texted him that she left paperwork for him to review. She says she did it to avoid a fight but that seems like it’s a cold move that would incite a fight, doesn’t it? Regardless, Toya is happy that she got some information and that they’re friends again.
Aydin comes home to Mariah, who is checking his credit card transactions. Mariah has an alert on Aydin’s credit card and found out he spent three thousand dollars on something. He explains that he’s applying for licenses in different states as a precaution, but he did sign a one year contract with the new group. Mariah doesn’t want to move but will to support him.
Jackie goes to visit a recovering Contessa who looks great! Jackie asks if the reason Contessa isn’t coming out is because of Toya, but Contessa doesn’t roll like that and isn’t intimidated by anyone. Contessa wants to recover first before making her way back into the group-she needs all her strength for these women!
Toya is making dinner and they discuss their upcoming ten year anniversary. They would like to take a trip and discuss their past amazing vacation spots. Toya decides to announce in front of her two boys that she and Eugene were having sex before marriage when they took their first vacation. Totally appropriate! But then the discussion turns to going on vacation with the group and Toya will plan and choose the destination.
Heavenly is at work and is treating Towanda Braxton. They discuss her sex life, as a Dentist would with her patient. Towanda is divorced because her husband cheated on her. She wonders why Towanda is very open about her divorce and Quad is keeping her business to herself.
Curtis takes Jackie to the park for their sixteenth wedding anniversary. Curtis arranged a private dinner in a gazebo overlooking the water in a park, complete with a french maitre d. It reminds them both of their first trip to Paris and it really is a beautiful surprise for Jackie. Jackie is speechless and she’s happy to have moved on from their past and to forgive Curtis, though she’s not at complete forgiveness yet.
Toya starts calling the women to inform them that she is planning the couples trip this year, and it will be in Antigua. Toya is hesitant to invite Quad but thinks it could be good for her to go. Quad says she’ll go but she will do things on her own while she’s there. Toya doesn’t want to invite Contessa but Quad insists she should.
Mariah is at a hotel getting hair and makeup done while Aydin is ironing her dress. Their “Black Love” party is happening that night. It’s a party to celebrate strong black couples. Mariah thinks she’s constantly being judged as an interracial couple and doesn’t know how the women will take to Aydin dressing up.
Simone and Cecil go as the couple from “Love and Basketball”, Jarrett and her husband go as Will and Jada Smith and Eugene and Toya go as Steve and Marjorie Harvey. Toya, Simone and Jarrett stand around eating and Toya mentions how she hasn’t gone to visit Contessa. Simone thinks that maybe Contessa is avoiding Toya (why do they think that?) and Toya takes it as she has that kind of power and runs with it. Because, Toya. Simone wants Toya to stop being petty and just invite Contessa to Antigua. Jackie and Curtis arrive as Michelle and Barack Obama and Simone thinks they should have gone as Bill and Hillary Clinton as Bill had a Monica like Curtis did. Ooooh snap, that was low.
Mariah and Aydin make their entrance as Cookie and Lucious from “Empire”.The guys discuss what Quad might come dressed as and are sad that Dr. G won’t be coming. They are all in touch and say that Gregory is disappointed and sad about the divorce.
Heavenly arrives to Quad’s house dressed as Tina Turner. Quad isn’t dressed and tells Heavenly that earlier that day,she had a breakdown in the store looking for a costume to go to the Black Love party. It hit her that the divorce is real and Heavenly hugs and consoles her. Heavenly doesn’t want to go to the party anyway, so she’s happy to stay home with Quad and be there for her.
Jackie calls Heavenly to see where she is and Heavenly lies to Jackie about staying at home with her husband instead of coming to the party. Mariah isn’t surprised but she’s upset that she didn’t come. Heavenly thinks it’s messy that Mariah is having a Black Love party while Quad is going through a divorce. Mariah wrote a poem as an ode to all the ladies, and she wishes Heavenly and Quad were there to hear it. It was short and sweet and another episode ends on a high note.
Next week: The group travels to Antigua. Heavenly throws a chair fighting with Mariah and Contessa tells Scott that Toya hit her in her chest . Toya cries about how she’s fed up with Contessa. Should be a great time! See y’all then and GO RED SOX!!!!