Shelly meets Terrance to talk about the sex-tape scandal. Apparently his friend who stole the tape made a copy and used it to get back at Terrance after he was jumped in the club in a previous episode. But Terrance, ever the hustler trying to make a dollar, says they could turn this situation around, Kim Kardashian style, and make some money off their current bad situation. But Shelly’s not having it. She’s already been fired and lost the love of her life. This, in her eyes, could only make things worse.
Raquel takes her car back to the shop, and things get a little murky between her and Nate. He calls her his girlfriend, and she freezes up. She tells him that she “isn’t ready for that type of exclusivity.” And he immediately turns cold on her. Looks like this rough-around-the-edges mechanic was ready to take everything a step further. (Raquel, how could you resist?)
April and Reggie spend more time together and begin to talk about their awkward moment from the night before. April is finally honest with herself and with Reggie, and tells him that she likes him more than a friend. This time he leans in for the kiss, and it looks as if good things are on the horizon for the two of them. Finally, April’s luck is turning around!
Sean and Keisha go to dinner together and make it back to Raquel’s condo for dessert. But not the kind of cookies you’d expect Keisha to be giving up. While Keisha starts to give in to Sean’s advances, they slow it down to a halt when Sean realizes he doesn’t have any condoms. (Keisha even uttered that cliché, “No glove, no love,” after Sean makes that ridiculous “Let me just put the tip in” plea.)
The next day, Nate shows up at the boutique to apologize for brushing her off at the repair shop. He says he realized that they could never be together because they live totally different lives. Raquel, not able to get in a word to defend herself, stands bewildered as he dismisses her and their budding “relationship.”
When James shows up at April’s apartment looking for Shelly, she apologizes for the drama with the sex tape and the damage it’s done to his campaign. After she makes it clear that she didn’t release the sex tape on purpose, she tells him that she’ll dissociate herself from him if it’ll make things better. But James isn’t having it. He says he needs her to come home. (That’s love.)
Morgan comes back with her daughter, Nicole, and makes her apologize. But Raquel’s more interested in hiring her mother. She offers Morgan the job on the spot for her retail experience and how she handled her daughter in this situation.
Later, Sean shows up (unexpectedly) to surprise Keisha with a gift in the bedroom: dozens of Trojan Magnum condoms on the bed, spelling out “Do me baby.” But Keisha scrambles them up to say, “Too soon” before she escorts him out of the bedroom. Is Keisha holding out on Sean because of their past? Perhaps Sean’s persistence will win out next week.
Erin E. Evans is a writer in New York. Follow her on Twitter.