Those who play hard to get, get played hard. Forget the Sunbeams, this week Tasha is holding court amongst another group of women - The Cupcakes. The Cupcakes are an abstinence support group, ready to help Tasha hold on to her "cupcake" it's like "the cookie" but...yeah. So, after listening to Tasha's lost loves: Rick Fox, the coach, Beau, and that unfortunate gigolo incident, they vow to support her 12 step chastity program. There's only one problem: Tasha. Forget Steve Harvey's 90 day rule, it's been two weeks and Tasha is having a hard time keeping her "cupcake" from Pookie.
While Tasha is leaning on her new friends, Derwin is hanging with the fellas. Melanie has left him a voice mail about her interview at Johns Hopkins and how much she loves Derwin and wants to hear his voice. Derwin is trying to act hard, deleting Melanie's voice mail and refusing her incoming call. Supposedly he is "where he wants to be" and he adds that unconvincing depth to his voice that is supposed to convince us. Malik and Tee Tee aren't convinced that Derwin is ready to move on and neither are we.
Back at the suite, Tasha comes home to find Pookie has made dinner, set the mood, and is wearing her favorite cologne. Trying to hold on to her cupcake, she complains that the dark room and the smell of his cologne are the perfect environment for mold. Enough to give her allergies and asthma. She fakes a stomach ache and opts for a movie. Pookie finds Love Jones, but Tasha has a preference for To Wong Foo.
All cuddled up on the sofa, Tonya almost caves, but decides to stick to the upset stomach story and leaves the room. She calls the Cupcakes to tell them her "cupcake" is in danger. They come to her rescue and remove her triggers: toys, alcohol, and low-pressure shower head. That's when Pookie shows up unexpectedly. After discovering the purpose of the "cupcake" club, he uses a little reverse psychology to attend the meeting.
After staying out until 3 a.m. drinking one beer, Derwin is discovered by Malik on the football field. He's been running plays and getting ready for the championship. He gives Malik some lines about wanting to win and getting ready for the playoffs. It's only after practice that he admits that he hasn't been home since Melanie left. Awww!
When Pookie speaks, women listen. At least that's what happened at the cupcake meeting. It was just like in Jerry Maguire. After hearing all of their sob stories, Pookie stood up and dished some advice to the ladies. One by one he addresses the insecurities, low self-esteem, and daddy issues of each of them until he gets to Tasha. That's when he gives her the quick version of Pookie's Guide to Love, Relationships, and What Tasha Mack Really Wants.
He explains that she always goes for men that she could never have a relationship with, because that's safe. He then tells the room full of women that he isn't safe because Tasha knows that what they have just might work. It was a, "you complete me" moment. Go head, Pookie!
Finally, Derwin admits to Malik how much he loves and misses Melanie. It isn't long before he dials her number, apologizes for not taking her calls, and asks if it's OK to cook the meals labeled for Friday on Monday (yes, she labeled his meals). But the good news is, that for a moment we got a glimpse of the corny Derwin we all grew to love. Then he asks her about D.C. and exactly what she had in mind.
Could it be? Could Derwin really consider supporting Melanie's dreams? Has Tasha finally found the one? We've got two more episodes left in this season to find out.
What did you think of tonight's episode?