Black TV Watch: Couples Advice From Rev. Run


(The Root) — Monday night was full of fighting and crying. Whether it was brawls between grown women, little boys or between a woman and a man acting like a "little boy," everybody ended up in tears.


Basketball Wives L.A. (Monday, 8 p.m. ET; VH1)

"You don't sit there and keep provoking a person who's trying to give you the olive branch. And for this b—— to do that, it hurts me." —Jackie


"Initially I thought Jackie had on a onesie. She looked like a hooker from the 1800s." —Laura

"Pray for her after you done put your foot in her ass or in her mouth." —Laura

Highlights: Last episode, we were left hanging. Did Jackie beat Draya's narrow behind? Or did Draya beat Jackie's "old, washed-up" self? We didn't know. When this episode begins, we find out. Neither. Somebody swung, but nobody made contact. Welp. That's the end of that, or so we think. Jackie won't let it go. She brings it back up at new girl Bambi's performance. Bambi's a rapper, didn't you know?

And Jackie's a thug, at least for the 15 minutes it takes her to get into her newest emotional outbreak. While watching Bambi's glitter-clad twerk team dance around the stage, Jackie is reminded of her mother and has a breakdown. After Malaysia wipes away her tears, Jackie's back to dancing! Yay! This isn't Basketball Wives L.A.; it's the Jackie Christie Show.

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T.I. and Tiny (Monday, 9:00 p.m. ET; VH1)

"This is not a bucket list. If you died tomorrow, you would not say, 'I'm glad I went fishing.' " —T.I.


"Ooh, this worm is being very disrespectful." —Shekinah

"I don't want the monkey to snatch my face off. I can't … do … that." —Tiny

"I'm tired as hell. I'm gonna have an asthma attack, and I don't even have asthma." —Shekinah  


Highlights: What would you put on your bucket list? Well, Shekinah and Tiny think bucket-list-worthy items are fishing, spending time with monkeys and indoor rock climbing. All of which they quit, almost midway. The kids do much better at the boxing ring. All except for Major, who can't seem to get the hang of it and ends up crying because boxing hurts. It's not easy being the son of the rubber-band man.

Chrissy & Mr. Jones (Monday, 9:30 p.m. ET; VH1)

"The collar's real. I could marry you or bury you." —Rev. Run

"I don't have to be here! I don't have to be here! I'm here because I believe that it can get better! Same thing with you, I would hope!" —Chrissy


"I don't know, man. Like the old saying go, if you love something let it go, but I'm not willing to let go." —Jimmy

Highlights: Jimmy decides to take it to the church this week — or at least the next best thing, Rev. Run's house. He drops some wisdom but it seems to fall on deaf ears, because the next day Chrissy and Jimmy are at each other's throats again. Chrissy asks Jimmy what he took from their meeting with Rev. Run, but she doesn't like the answer. Before we know it, Chrissy is driving away, and Jimmy is in tears. Oh, wow. 


Celeste Little is an editorial intern at The Root.

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