(The Root) — The ladies’ relationships got a little complicated in last night’s episode of Single Ladies, which was titled “Is This Love?” April (Charity Shea) is still hanging out with Reggie, despite having a hard time with all the attention he’s giving other women.
Keisha (LisaRaye McCoy) takes Sean (Terrell Tilford) out to dinner after he returns from Washington, D.C., to close out a court case. Although Sean tries to put the moves on Keisha, she’s pumping the brakes at all of his advances. For now.
Raquel (Denise Vasi) goes out with Charles again, and as they walk up to an Indian restaurant, she’s shocked to see her fine mechanic boo, Nate (Jamie Moreen), standing right in front of them. She stumbles through a conversation, since she feels guilty for dating two guys at once. Charles senses Raquel’s nervousness, and she confesses that she’s been juggling love interests. To her surprise, he doesn’t get mad, saying, “Of course, I might want you to choose me in the end. But you gotta get there.”
Back at the boutique, Shelly (Lauren London) and her city council boo, James (Flex Alexander), show up to pick up a check from Raquel. Terrance, Shelly’s ex-boo, shows up to pick up some cashmere sweats and exchanges words with Shelly about their sex tape.
Later, Shelly shows up at the boutique again to take some of the Atlanta Dunks’ players to pick up some new clothes. But Shelly’s in for a surprise of her own when Omar (Travis Winfrey) finds her sex tape as a trending topic on Twitter. Shelly runs out of the boutique to find James at a campaign press conference. She tells him about the sex tape with Terrance just before he takes the stage — way to put the pressure on him, Shel — and he walks out without saying a word.
Shelly crashes at April’s house for the night, when Reggie shows up to check on April after she didn’t text him back or return his calls. When he leans in for a hug, April goes all the way in and plants a big kiss on his lips. Embarrassed, she runs back in the house and slams the door in his face.
The next day at the boutique, Raquel rewards Omar for his hard work over the last several months. (A 20 percent raise! Can we work for you, too, Raquel?) Morgan, an applicant for a new sales-assistant position, comes in with her daughter, desperate for a job.
Raquel goes out with Nate again, and she thanks him for being so cool when they ran into each other while she was on a date. He says, “I don’t sweat competition. I expect it.” (Swoon!) They kiss all the way down to the valet outside of Raquel’s apartment but then swiftly decide to go back up for a romp between the sheets. (With, mind you, the perfect sexy song playing in the background: Goapele’s “Play.”)
At the boutique, Morgan’s daughter returns and tries to steal the pair of jeans she’d been eyeing. Instead of calling the police, Raquel calls the girl’s mother.