There’s nothing that bonds a group of single black women together more than sidestepping the land mines of living, working and dating in Atlanta. In a sea of swipe-lefts, social media drama and unrealistic #relationshipgoals, these friends try to find their Mr. Right.
Continuing from last episode, the show opens with Karen telling the girls that she knows who the father of her baby is. Unfortunately, she’s not in a sharing mood as she wants to tell the men first before telling her friends. Danni (Mignon), who is high all episode, is hilarious, providing good comedy throughout the episode as she feels the other girls know who the father of the baby is and that she’s being left in the dark.
While last season there was a lot of drama with Maurice and Sabrina jail, season six is already shaping up to be a better season when it comes to storylines. There are stories evolving that will change the course of the whole show and Danni’s character has evolved compared to previous seasons when she was more in the background.
After the girls leave, Andi and Karen share a sentimental moment where Andi expresses her love for Karen after she thought she lost her. On the way home, Danni and Sabrina guess who the father of the baby is continuing the comic relief.
Pam calls Karen and clarifies that she wasn’t the one to start the fire, and that she wants to continue working at the salon once it’s rebuilt. She encourages Karen to call Zac and get some money before Fatima comes home.
Gary then calls, asking to come over to Andi’s apartment. She warns him that she’s been smoking and drinking and can’t control what comes out of her mouth. Later at the apartment, Gary tries to keep the door open for a relationship, but Andi shuts that down real quick. As promised, a drunk and high Andi speaks her truth, but Gary can’t handle the truth. She confesses that he has baggage, is an asshole, and isn’t really her type, but she admits she only puts put up with him and keeps him around because the sex is good. Unfortunately, Gary wants more. She even compares him Robin, with Gary getting the short end of the stick. When he rejects her advances and desire for sex, she kicks him out for not satisfying her needs. Savage.
Meanwhile, Preston pays Zac a visit at the house to check up on him. Like everyone else, he noticed Fatima’s face when he was hugging Karen and was a bit concerned. Before he leaves, Zac jokes, “Stop trying to dress like me too”, which seemed improvised (in a good way). We don’t get a lot of scenes with the guys together, but the chemistry between Zac (Devale Ellis) and Preston (Trinity Whiteside) is golden.
In usual fashion, Aaron shows up unexpectedly at Karen’s house. When Aaron offers to help her rebuild the salon, Karen rejects him after he decided to see another woman while she was undecided about their relationship. Before he goes, he confirms the homeless man behind the salon started the fire, not Pam.
Overall, this episode did a good job giving fans some humour and setting up the tension between Zac and Fatima. While we tend to get comedy from Maurice, his character has become a bit unlikeable and lacking growth. Devale Ellis and Mignon have shown they can carry any scene they appear in, including this episode, and should be trusted to deliver more.
After giving him the cold shoulder, Karen calls Zac. She saw his love for her all over his face, as everyone else did. While he tells her he loves her, Fatima walks in pissed after overhearing their conversation.