Cynthia and Peter are grocery shopping at the local food pantry and Peter sees an article on his phone that says Apollo and Phaedra are getting divorced. Apparently Apollo was seen at a strip club or something and they discuss whether they should ask Phaedra about it. They don’t think that Phaedra will be forthcoming with any information. Cynthia decides that she wants to visit a strip club with Peter. Maybe she thinks that if they do this, it’ll build up her marriage’s immunity.
“This will be great. Most of those girls are just putting themselves through school, right?
Porsha and Kordell are at their house lounging in the pool. What do they do all day anyway? Just go to different parts of the house and drink? They discuss Anguilla and Kenya, the woman not the country, and Kordell gushes over how cool the guys are. He loves Apollo, what gal doesn’t, and he makes fun of Peter for being dark skinned and having white hair. I’m sure Peter is sitting somewhere mad as hell…that he didn’t get to hear Kordell lovingly whisper those words in his ear. I honestly could not follow this conversation. It was like an Abbott and Costello record being played backwards.
Cynthia and Peter make it to their strip club, The Clermont Lounge. Cynthia picked it because it sounded classy. I’m from NJ and even I know that at least one place to be is Magic City. Either Cynthia is as dense as we thought, Bravo set her up or Peter told her to go there so she’d let him out of the house more often if he thought there was no temptation. The club wasn’t all that classy and the strippers were a little more mature than they expected. By the way, Cynthia was on a roll this episode with her commentary and jokes. A part of me thinks that maybe she’s coming out of her shell but I also feel like someone is feeding her some lines. I’ve seen her on Watch What Happens Live; it’s like watching paint dry and then flake off after 50 years.
The lounge has been open since 1965 and Cynthia says that she didn’t know the original strippers would be there. I think Peter said that one strpper was 90 and her boobs were 22. These two really come alive around naked women. Apollo and Phaedra show up and Phaedra is thrilled with the scenery. She likes the fact that these women are still proud of their bodies. I must say, it was freaky BUT everyone has a preference. I’ve been saying for years that I could never be a stripper but now there’s hope! Hope and change!
Hope and loose change.
Apollo starts discussing how he and Phaedra ave lost a sense of who they are. Considering that Apollo was locked up for most of his 20s, I don’t think he ever knew who he was. I forget that he’s so young. I also forgot that he’s Inspector Spacetime and isn’t bound by the sector of the time scale. He “don’t live in that.” Additionally, he has not been as “juvial” as he used to be. Now I see why Phaedra gets that look on her face whenever he starts talking. Poor thing. He’s got that jail grammar. There was a skit in In Living Color with Damon Wayans playing an “educated” prisoner. I guess that’s a real thing. At least he’s trying. Bless his heart and his chiseled chest. Phaedra says that she’s a mom so she can’t do the things Apollo likes to do. His outlet is strip clubs. Phaedra uses her patented method of getting out of conversations which is to completely change the subject. She notices between the folds of skin that one of the strippers has the mascot of her alma mater tattooed on her and gives her all of her money. I didn’t realize that even attorneys were resorting to stripping to make ends meet.