It’s your last dose of Basketball Wives until season five, so you might as well enjoy the ride. Get ready for tears, jeers, and still having a fear that Kenya’s gonna jump out of your television screen and perform a voodoo witch curse.
While Jen’s taking her polygraph test backstage, it’s relationship reminiscing time for John Sally and the girls. They talk about Chad and Evelyn’s relationship, with the main point of discussion being Chad’s desire to walk down the aisle. Then, it’s on to Royce’s relationship with Dezmond, and the inclusion of the most awkward breakdown scene EVER, when she sob/yells through all her daddy issues.
She still wants her dad to *sniff* tell her that she’s good enough, and in that note we get to see her acting skillz. Remember that play she kept practicing for? Well, we get to see her in action. Even Tami is “pleasantly surprised” by her performance. I make no judgment.
Since we’re going in somewhat chronological order, we now focus in on the Tahiti trip, particularly the Kesha and Tami debacle. The entire time, Tami remains calm like she’s on some high-quality tranquilizer, insisting that she merely wanted Kesha to stand up for herself. Kesha, who’s been looking P.O.-ed the entire time, says she didn’t want to get into a physical altercation.
When she starts to blame some of the behind-the-back news spreading on Suzie, Suzie promptly breaks out her stream of f**ks and Evelyn defends her. In the end, Kesha asks why they couldn’t have had a calm (between them, anyway) conversation all along. Tami admits that they should have, but also thinks Kesha should acknowledge her wrongdoing. When Kesha calls Tami a bully, Tami gets very defensive and the two squabble over semantics. Nobody changes their mind.
After the break, Jen returns from her lie detector test. Of course we have to recap the drama between Evelyn and Jen, with a minor detour into the drama between Kenya and Evelyn.
If you’ll recall, Evelyn threw a bottle at Kenya earlier in the season, which Kenya was still fuming about in Tahiti, and sat down to confront Evelyn. In the end, Evelyn apologized, which surprised Kenya. Big whoop. The real deal comes with Evelyn and Jen, who is still suing Nia. Shaunie interjects that, “You’ve proven your point [with Nia], boo. You’ve proven your point.” Jen sniffs that it’s a criminal situation now. For a moment, we delve back into the boring details of Shaunie’s family life and the giggles accompanying Tami and Evelyn’s breast cancer screening, but then the envelope with the lie detector results comes out.
Evelyn was asked if she thought Jen wrote the blog post in question, and if she thinks Jen’s lawsuit against Nia was premeditated. She answered yes to both of those questions, and the results came out as true. But when asked if she missed her friendship with Jennifer, she said no. Guess what? Totally lying! (But we could have told you that.) On Jen’s front, she was asked if she was jealous of Evelyn’s relationship with Chad. Jen claims she wasn’t but…that was a boldfaced lie! She does tell the truth when asked about missing Evelyn–and she totally misses her bestie. At this news, Shaunie says that life’s too short for their conflict to get to this point. Saint John Sally reaches for Evelyn’s hand, then reaches for Jennifer’s hand, then connects them together. They hug, both start tearing up, and it’s a mothereffin’ Hallmark moment. Even Shaunie and Tami get misty.
So with this dramatic–and yet, marvelously simple–friendship fix, the question arises: will Shaunie return for season five? She feels much better now that this reconciliation happened, but she’s still a bit unclear so John recaps all the good of this season. In a completely expected response, Shaunie says she believes there will be a season five. I guess that’s it, folks! Until next season…