Was is Colonel Mustard in the kitchen with the candlestick? Or was it Professor Plum with the lead pipe in the cellar?
Not since the game of Clue have we witnessed a whodunit of the magnitude of Monday’s Basketball Wives episode. This reality show juggernaut is known for its episodic cliffhangers, but this episode really left me salivating.
Viewers will have to tune in next week to see if Evelyn Lozada slept with Shaunie O’Neal’s ex. I say ex because that is how all of the women kept referring to this international mystery man, leading many to believe that the ex in question is none other than Shaquille O’Neal.
We learn about this “nasty, foul” rumor, as Malaysia Pargo calls it, from resident street fighter, Tami Roman. Even more surprising is that it wasn’t revealed by resident shit starter, Jackie Christie.
Throughout the episode, viewers and an unsuspecting Shaunie, are taunted about this rumor. Shaunie repeatedly asks for details and is repeatedly shut down. No one wants to be the bearer of bad news. But, they’re happy to tease that there is bad news. Even Tami admits that she is being messy.
This Scooby Doo mystery takes a turn after Tami gets the gang together so that each of them can share what they like about the other person. And these fools fell for it. All except Evelyn. Evelyn has had multiple run-ins with Tami and she knows just how trapsy she can be. So, her guard is up.
Some nice words are exchanged, but then things take a turn for the worse. The whodunit kicks into overdrive when Shaunie asks the group to come clean about a rumor involving her. The camera flashes on each of the ladies’ faces and there are some fantastic sound effects. But, no one’s talking. The entire scene reminds me of when I was a kid and my mother’s good Sunday plate mysteriously broke and she wanted to know who did it.
Malyasia don’t know shit.
Tammy don’t know shit.
Jackie don’t know shit.
Rogan don’t know shit. (I didn’t break that plate.)
The entire scene is uncomfortable . . . for Shaunie.
Evelyn finally raises her hand to remind Shaunie that none of this mess is about her. The peanut gallery falls silent. She finally realizes it is about her.
Meantime, Evelyn’s best friend, Jennifer Williams is perched on a beach chair in a BeetleJuice getup. She’s as quiet as a cat who ate a canary.
After Evelyn gets in her feelings, Tami finally reveals that it was Jennifer who spilled the beans about her sleeping with Shaunie’s ex.
Jennifer and Evelyn were at odds for years and during that time, Jennifer revealed very personal things about Evelyn to Tami. (Side note: no matter how angry you are with your friend, please don’t ever betray their secrets or the confidence they placed in you. Ever!)
From there, it becomes a she said, she said.
The whole episode is juicy for the viewer, but sad for friends. That being said, I can’t wait for next Monday’s episode.