Single Ladies-“One Step Forward, Two Steps Back”

Terrance wakes up in bed with Raquel, he slips out quietly to avoid waking her. She awakens shortly thereafter reading the paper about the fire at Deacon’s warehouse. Keisha and Malcolm, still at odds, question each other about Deacon’s death. Keisha demands to know where he was when the fire was started. He swears he had nothing to do with Deacon’s death. Keisha wants to be sure she can trust him. April has a heart to heart with David, feeling obligated to tell her what he plans to do. He tells her he was only joking about taking Felicia down and wants her to trust him. Omar and Felicia go over her wardrobe, until they are interrupted by a woman wearing a knock off of her jumpsuit he designed. She demands Omar go and trip her! Back at Indulgence, Keisha notices Raquel keeps checking her phone, but they are interrupted with Omar chasing a woman down the street trying to find out where she got her jumpsuit from. She reveals to them she keeps checking her phone hoping Terrance will text or call. They tell her not to be the girl who waits for a guy to call her and not to contact him until he does. She should live her life.  Later, their advice falls on deaf ears as Raquel finds herself anxious to hear from Terrance and accidentally calls him. She makes up a lie about getting help for Cut. He reveals he is hanging with his friends, to which she feels foolish for wanting him so badly. He texts her asking can he swing by. She quickly changes into something sexy. They began to fool around, but she stops him admonishing him for his lack of communication that day. He reveals, just as her friends told her, he is not big on talking on the phone. She lets it ride and they make love.

Raquel wakes up alone the next morning, looking for Terrance. She is clearly annoyed he left without speaking to her. At the boxing gym, Terrance is warned by one of his friend’s not to give Raquel too much or she will become clingy. Back at Indulgence, Raquel and April dish over the phone about Terrance and David. April tells her to give her budding relationship time. David invites April out for lunch and ask her for Lenny T.’s contact info “just to be social.” Back at their home, Malcolm suggests a vacation for he and Keisha. She tells him she forgives him, but moving forward she will not be kept in the dark. He agrees, and they agree to go out of town. Immediately after she leaves he takes a phone call about moving merchandise. The deal sounds shady and he emphasizes that Keisha cannot know.

Hey Mikey!

WHO AM I? That’s probably what you’re thinking? It’s simple I’m this generation’s “Dear Abby!” I was raised in the Fourth Ward of Atlanta, educated in the School of Hard Knocks, and rescued by the concrete and steel of New York City. Life at best will always be bittersweet. The sooner you accept that, the better off you’ll be. I’d prefer to be on your sweeter side. Everyone needs a listening ear, extra shoulder, and open arms when life gets rough. I’m your new best friend, where it all goes south remember I’m a mouse click or tweet away. Hang in there kids, you’re gonna love kickin’ it with me!!! -Michael Jonvier