This week I've posted the full episode at the end of the post. If you missed it, skip the Spoiler Alert for now, watch the episode, come back and read the Spoiler Alert, and then leave your comments on this episode.
Malik is shutting down his in-house strip club at the advice of his rehab counselors. (RIP Stripper Pole. You've provided much entertainment in Malik's house over the last couple of seasons.)
Malik says Parker is killing his focus on football and his girlfriend. Tee-Tee suggests that he record her talking crazy so he can blackmail her blackmailing him.
Tasha is lying about still being with Dante. Melanie suggests throwing him a big 25th birthday party, the biggest party San Diego has ever seen. (25? Tasha's a cougar for real.)
Malik finds Parker sitting inside his car after practice and pretends he has to go back inside to get his playbook, but actually catches a ride from a random man in a van and leaves her sitting in his car.
Tasha is still fronting at the party for Dante. Tasha tells Tee-Tee she will ride a lie out until the wheels fall off.
The team owner and Parker arrive at the surprise party to Malik’s surprise. When the team owner (what is his character’s name??) is alone at the bar with Parker he goes in on her about prancing around the club so everyone can see her in her tight dress. He says he doesn’t want his wife looking like a $2 hooker and if he remembers correctly she cost just a little bit more than that. (So, this is why she's acting out and cheating with Malik…)
Derwin says he’s looked all over for Dante and hasn’t seen him yet. Tasha lies and says that Dante has to leave all of a sudden and Mel brings out the birthday cake so they can cut it before he leaves. Tasha is just about to confess when Dante shows up out of the blue.
Parker texts Malik to meet her in the bathroom or she will scream rape. He tells his girlfriend a lie about sending some cake to the kids of one of his boy's in jail in order to get away.
Tasha thanks Dante for not making her look like a fool. She starts crying and asks him why he came back to save her. He says its because she’s worth being saved and one day she will realize that.
Malik meets Parker in the bathroom and tries to bait her into saying her name for the recorder he’s hiding, but she catches on, finds it and throws it in the toilet. Malik tells Parker he can’t do this anymore and tells her about what he learned in rehab and tells her to look within herself and to be honest with herself and the people around her. She says she’s embarrassed and thanks him.
Malik's girlfriend comes in the bathroom after Parker leaves and finds Malik and asks if it was his plan to ambush her in the bathroom for quick sex. Malik says he loves her and he is in love with her. He says the love of his life deserves better than sex in the stall.
Tasha finally tells Mel that Dante broke up with her. Mel asks why she didn’t tell her and she says she didn’t want her judging her. Tasha says she’s just not used to opening up.
Malik and his girlfriend walk outside and find Parker telling her husband that because of him, she lowered her standards and slept with a lowlife like Malik. Malik’s girlfriend walks off. Team owner's boys run up on Malik and grab him up. Malik’s bodyguard pulls out his gun and fires into the air to scare them off. The team owner tells Malik he’s in for a world of hurt.
So what do you think? What are your thoughts on this episode and on the season thus far?