At last one of my favorite shows is back for it’s second season Vh1’s Single Ladies ! I have been extra thirsty waiting for its return and I am very pleased with it’s season premiere. The character’s Val (Stacy Dash) and Christina (Kassandra Clementi) did not return this season but, I am glad to see that Keisha (Lisa Raye) is now officially the ring leader of the cast.
I definitely sense another great season, courtesy of show creator Stacey A. Littlejohn, producer Queen Latifah and their team.
The show opened with a sexy and may I add classy tango dance routine that takes place with Raquel and her fiance at their engagement party. In conclusion of their dance Raquel (Denise Vasi), notices her friend Keisha in excitement and greets her and April with introduction to her fiance and of course the ring. We find out through this interaction that Keisha is from Inglewood (I’m gonna assume California), which can explain a lot about why she is the woman she is in regards to any Californian.
We also find out how Miss “Well-To-Do” Raquel and Keisha know each other in the past because its very apparent Raquel has never been in a music video let alone in that entertainment profession like her friend Keisha.
Personally, I’m glad to see the show didn’t jump too far ahead in time. We learn that only two weeks have past since the season 1 finale and now the the season 2 premiere.
AS the show proceeds we notice that Jerry, Val’s former beau is present at Raquel’s engagement party which seemed to be the perfect opportunity for April and Keisha as friends to ask Jerry to forgive Val for her actions that we saw in the season 1 finale. We see both conversations with Jerry take place during a tango dance and then leads into another conversation as well. We learn that Val is in Milan later on and has plans on not coming back.
However, the writers of the show do leave a bit of room for Val (Stacey Dash) to come back if she wants *wink wink*
We find out that April is in desperate need of some dick like any normal divorcee. She could’ve been with Reed, but declined an A&R position tied into his record deal position ending both a work and personal relationship. Her former boss Wes turns out to be the bitch he was last season and begins bad mouthing her all over Atlanta professionally which isn’t helping her new gig as a club promoter either. We also find out that she can make a mean sweet potato pie via Big Boi. April’s also ready to be a “kid in a single ladies candy store.” I say ‘Go Girl’!!!
The new girl, Raquel, is the straighlaced, eduated, corporate, well-off young woman finding herself unhappy with aspects of her life that seem mundane life. Her “perfect” life takes a fast turn when she catches her fiance banging another woman, doggystle, in their hotel room during their party.
Raquel calls off her engagement on stage in the beginning of the episode- thank God for my girl Keisha or she wouldve given the ring back.
From there she quit her job, meets a new man, Leonardo, in Val’s shop. Her awakens the woman in her with an impromtu photoshoot. Only to decline on being her rebound man a few days later. May I also add Raquel has “officially unofficially” become Keisha’s new roommate.
I was unsure if I would like this new character, but I can definitely relate to her. As an twenty something year old woman who has done what society has said is right, you’re left only to wonder ‘what else does life have to offer?’ because living by the rules is unfullfilling even with all its trappings.
The trappings are nice but they’re a trap -Raquel to Omar (he’s in love with her like she’s the new Beyonce)
Now, Keisha, her past and future collide in a serious way. Being a ride or die chick for her man, Malcolm, has revealed her issues and her owing the government $200,000 in back taxes and jail time if she doesn’t let the feds know where he is. We find out that all this mess with Malcolm leads back to the mayor and Malcolm’s ex-wife, Ashley (who is now fleeing to the Ivory Coast). I enjoy how they tied Mayor Howard back into the story line with this interaction.
With all this going on, Keisha still finds herself getting some dick (you go girl! two weeks can be a very long time). May I add she and Malcolm are very much in love still.
When Keisha got arrested April and Raquel decide to call Sean (her ex who happens to be a lawyer) to rescue her. We meet him and find out the real story between the infamous Sean and Keisha. They dated for six years, he cheated once got the girl pregnant, and Keisha left his ass. Yikes! Oh and he has a son.
The way Keisha has been angry, bitter, and bad mouthing Sean since season one I thought he did something a little more incriminating than this one time affair. Part of me understands where she is coming from and the other part of me wants to give her a side eye.
Raquel also ends up telling Malcolm that Keisha is in trouble and he comes to her rescue. I have to give it to Keisha, to be living in Atlanta she has some great men by her side. I’m definitely interested to see how this plays out. Let the record show I’m rooting for Malcolm.
Side Note: Who knew that Rick Fox could really, really act?! He is very believable as a federal agent in this episode. Vanessa Williams must’ve been teaching him something while they were married. lol
Omar, is still very gay and working at the boutique, but alone now that Val and Christina are gone. He may be unemployed now that Val has decided to stay in Milan. Gotta love Omar!
In the end, the ladies are all ready to take on Atlanta… and I’m defnitely going for the ride with them this season.
Tell me your thoughts on the episode.