by James Hill
April 27, 2016
You know your one friend who hasn’t seen one episode of “Game of Thrones” and is all “who’s that?” or “Ooh, why did he kill her?” and “why is there a dragon?”
Don’t be like her.
Especially, when it comes to “Rickey Smiley For Real Season 2” which starts May 10 at 8/7c.
So in an effort to stop you from being annoying, we’re pulling out the best of last season’s episodes to get you up to speed. (Catch Up: Episode 1, Episode 3)
What You Need to Know: Rickey’s hands are FULL in this episode! Between being set up for a blind date and literally getting into a fight over sunglasses, Rickey was in peak form.
Best Dad Moment: The struggle is real for Brandon when it comes to credit so his chances of getting the car he so desperately needs is looking slim. Of course, Rickey knows it but plays cool while he asks Brandon about how he’s getting around these days. Moments later, Rickey opens the garage door to reveal . . . a brand new (but not glamorous) car. You’d expect Brandon to be embarrassed by such a mom-mobile, but the smile he gets makes it all worth it.
Work Drama: The claws came OUT when Da Brat threw shade at Gary for doing hip-hop stories. Brat says she “is hip hop” and if anyone is going to do stories on Jay and Bey, it should be her. Things get a little heated but it’s nothing an outing to get drunk and paint silly pictures of each other couldn’t solve.
Home Drama: Ever since she broke up with Landon (which broke Rickey’s heart), D’Essence and the kids figure they NEED their dad to date. So they literally held an all-hands meeting to suggest women for him. Everyone from Khole Kardashian to Nicki Minaj were mentioned but it was ESPN host Maria Taylor who actually won out.
Rewind Moment: We mentioned it before, but it bears repeating — Rickey trades hands with a man who is violently upset about Rickey’s glasses hustle! What got us messed up was Rickey called him “Clarence.” Does Rickey know this gentleman? Does he call all strangers he gets into fight’s with “Clarence?” The mystery continues.
How Did It End?: Ooooh, Rickey and Maria sitting in a tree! His blind date turned out pretty well and we saw Rickey’s flirt game was on 10. The real question is, will there be a date #2?