Season 10, Episode 16: “Booked to Fight”
Previously on Ladies of Twitter…Joshuaa attempted to resolve tensions in his friendships, but was met with many issues that the women have on his behavior. Devyn and Pat met up to try and move forward in their friendship as Pat prepared for his book’s launch party…
As the episode begins, the cameras see a gorgeous outdoor venue, where people are beginning to arrive at Pat’s book launch. The scene then shifts to inside the event, where we see the Ladies entered and taking photos, greeting one another as the scene begins…
Pat Confessional: Tonight is my big night! The book is sold out across the country. My love tank is getting some action, my friendships and making a good turn and everything looks beautiful. Tonight i’m looking to have fun and celebrate and if anyone starts anything negative, they will be thrown out. Security already has pictures of those to watch out for.
Tyler: Hi Pat! Thanks for having me and congrats on your new success
Leah: *whispers to Tyler* A book on parenting? I have to laugh
Nina: PATRICK! *hugs* Congrats on the book love! I’m so happy for you! I brought you a little something! *just then three men bring in a huge arrangement Nina had custom made for Patrick*
Pat: Oh my God! They are beautiful!! Thank you!! And Joshuaa, thank you for everything
Joshuaa: You’re welcome!
Pat: Your people did an amazing job.
Jac: *walks over to Pat* Congratulations Patrick… *coldly kisses Pat on the cheek*
Pat: Leah, can you come outside with me? I want to show you something
Leah: Sure Pat… *follows Pat outside*
Pat: Well, first, thank you for coming. I appreciate that.
Leah: Of course *sips drink*
Pat: I want to apologize for acting like an asshole at yet another event of yours. The book and everything has been super stressful, but for me to act like that at a campaign function is just ridiculous and I’m sorry I did that to y’all
Leah: Well, thank you for apologizing. It was very upsetting because I was hoping you were changing and taking the high road. I think it just takes time
Pat: I just want to get to a good place with you. I don’t like fighting with someone I have history with
Leah: Well, thank you. I really do appreciate that. We will one day. But to be honest…this group doesn’t trust you. You’ve had an issue with just about everybody
Pat: The group doesn’t give me a chance *laughs* People come in and just go right for me.
Leah: Well I wonder why? You are capable of being a good person. I believe in you.
Pat: Well, thank you. Now let’s go inside and have fun! *walks back in with Leah and grabs the microphone* Hello all! I want to thank everyone for coming tonight. It means a lot that everyone is here to celebrate my first of many “how too” books. I want to thank Joshuaa and Nina for helping me put this all together! Let’s have some fun! It’s open bar so drink, drink, drink!!
Tyler: *claps* Congratulations!
Joshuaa Confessional: What did Nina help with? How to close your legs? *laughs*
Tyler: *walks up to Leah* How was whatever that was darling?
Leah: She apologized for ruining an event again. I told her she needs to start trying to be a decent human being and people will stop hating her. I just hope my words got through.
Tyler: At least she apologized though…
Leah: *holds up book* Ty, this book is horrible. I don’t even get most of it.
Tyler: I haven’t really looked at it yet. I’ll just take a copy for the bookshelf *chuckles* All the girls are chatting over there, let’s go join them. *walks over*
Jac: Girls, can we all just look around right now? I get we have issues but at least we can be here and support each other during the important times. Pat, I know we’ve gotten off on the wrong foot but I’m extending an olive branch to you *goes to clink glasses with Pat*
Pat: Jac, I appreciate that author to author. *laughs*
Nina: Hi Joshuaa. I love your dress! You look lovely!
Joshuaa: Nina, just save it for someone else. *rolls eyes* I’m not getting back into it with you. You look great though!
Nina: I’m not trying to fight Joshuaa. I’m being genuine.
Tyler: She complimented you!
Nina: Take the compliment and don’t turn it into an argument.
Joshuaa: I don’t believe it, and I’m not after a fight.
Jac: Joshuaa, just fucking take it!
Joshuaa: I just don’t want it to be fake
Tyler: Then you should’ve said thank you and shut up
Joshuaa: *rolls eyes* This one again.
Tyler: Yes, this one. She’ll always be around, you can count on it.
Jac: *grabs Joshuaa’s arm and whispers in her ear* She complimented you now shut up and just accept it
Nina: Joshuaa, I know my words hurt you deeply and I do regret somethings I’ve said the other day. You know I go low when I’m heated. I said stuff I shouldn’t have and I’m sorry I was mad.
Joshuaa: Well as you both said, you’re done with me so that’s where we’re at I guess. Thank you for your apology! I accept it and let’s move on
Tyler: WHAT? You’re lying. I literally said I hope we can get back to where we once were!
Nina: You know I’m not done with you, bitch. You’re in my life forever. You’re my friend, my sister, my bitch. Stop acting like that!
Joshuaa: Guess I need some time. I’m done doing that back and forth with you, Nina. I apologized to you a while back and you threw it all in my face
Just then Devyn walks into the book launch, late, and the women’s heads turn as she enters the venue.
Jac: *sees Devyn walk in and says to Pat* You know what darling, I don’t want to ruin this great night. I’m going to step out but thank you for having me
Pat: Thanks for coming Jac
Jac: *walks over to Joshuaa* Since she’s here, I’m going to go.
Nina: You really gonna let the Doctor run you out?
Devyn: *yells* BYE JACQUELINE! The mood is improving already.
Pat: D! We all want a peaceful atmosphere
Devyn: Then her leaving accomplishes that goal of peace.
Jac Confessional: I know when it’s time to leave and I don’t want to be around that wildebeest.
Nina: *walks over to group* Devyn, what is going on with you two?
Devyn: Pat, everybody isn’t happy you’re successful. You shouldn’t want them here.
Pat Confessional: I’m just trying to have fun. My girls and gays are here to celebrate. I don’t want DRAMA.
Joshuaa: Pat can have who he wants here, stupid ass bitch.
Pat: Who doesn’t want me to be successful?
Devyn: Joshuaa stays talking about you.
Pat: Listen, we all do fucked up stuff but I will always support your guys success
Devyn: Yet he’s sitting here ki-ki-ing like he gives a damn.
Pat: Oh. I mean is that true Joshuaa?
Joshuaa: Gurl, shut your lying mouth. Don’t even address me
Devyn: Or what witch?
Nina: Devyn, the drama started as soon as you walked in truly. Just stop. That’s enough
Joshuaa: Pat, I helped you make this event fabulous
Pat: I know Joshuaa. And I appreciate that very much
Joshuaa: Did you hear that Devyn?
Devyn: Careful Pat, he’ll stab you in the back.
Pat: Dev, I love you but maybe it’s time to go. I’m trying to have fun. The other ladies have been calm and fun tonight
Joshuaa: I’m over this.
Devyn: Then shut the hell up if you’re over it. Or step up and we can handle it like women. Otherwise, buzz off
Nina: *shakes head* What are we gangsters?
Pat: Devyn, let’s go. I’m ending this before it gets out of hand yet again.
Tyler: DEV! Calm down
Devyn: Pat, get your hands off me please.
Pat: No. Stop this now. You are ruining my night with this fucking BULLSHIT. ENOUGH!
Joshuaa: Pat, it’s fine, I’m leaving. I can’t with your friend.
Devyn: Let the hogs leave and enjoy the slop together.
Leah: Wow. Well…I’m going to run Ladies. This was eventful.
Tyler: Well…thanks for having me, Pat. I will see you later. Let’s go Dev. Bye Leah, love you
Pat: Thanks for coming guys
Tyler: This is fucking TOXIC, Dev. You can’t let this happen every time you see her.
Just then, Pat’s assistant walks up behind her and taps her on the shoulder.
Pat’s Assistant: Not to bother you, but Leah D’Vanzo was trashing your book in front of people.
Pat: Oh. Okay. No problem.
Pat Confessional: Tonight was amazing. Well…it started off amazing. Everyone was really getting along till Devyn came. She’s supposed to be my friend but she’s acting ridiculous. I had a moment with Leah, but then I hear she’s taking shit. I’m just so over the drama
As the Ladies are seen leaving the party, the scene shifts to the following day. There, we see Leah walking into the D’Vanzo campaign headquarters and greeting Apollo with a kiss as the scene begins…
Apollo: Can you believe it? We’re at the finish line babe.
Leah: It’s gone by super fast! I must admit I was a bit skeptical but I’m actually very excited for you and for us.
Apollo: Thanks for trusting me honey!
Leah: With all the drama with the girls, it’s been a lot! Every day seems like a new issue arises. By the way… *pulls out Patrick’s book* look who is the Queen of Parenting.
Apollo: Are you kidding me? A book? *starts laughing uncontrollably* Is there a chapter about not knowing who’s the father of the child?
Leah: *laughs* STOP! Be nice. She tried. I mean it’s like one big run on sentence, but apparently people are buying it.
Apollo: *throws book in trash* Yeah, I wouldn’t take advice from that girl ever.
Apollo: But I do have a surprise for you…and your friends.
Leah: What’s that???
Apollo: Well because of your hard work with the campaign I want to let you relax before things get even more crazy. So I’m sending you ladies to Spain.
Leah: Spain?!? Oh My God! This is amazing…..wait. Do I really want to take the girls?
Apollo: Well I know none of them would turn down a free trip, and it’ll give you a chance to host and show them how we do things, Mrs. First Lady.
Leah Confessional: I’m excited for Spain but every single time we all come together a hot mess ensues but with me planning everything, maybe I can keep people separate and diffuse situations
Leah: That’s so sweet babe. I can’t wait to invite them.
Apollo: Anything for you my love! Now let’s get changed and get to debate prep
As the two are seen chatting, the scene shifts again to the following night. There, we see Devyn getting ready for her birthday party, in a stunning dining room. We see some of the Ladies beginning to arrive and greet Devyn with birthday wishes as the scene begins…
Tyler: Pat, drama aside, your party was lovely the other night.
Billie: What happened at the launch?
Devyn: It was Pat. I’m still sorry for the drama.
Tyler: Devyn got into it with Jac and Joshuaa. I told you the other night, Devyn, you just have to be the bigger person.
Devyn: Billie, long story short, I acted out of sorts and I shouldn’t have done it.
Tyler: If they wanna talk about you behind your back, that’s on them, let them be judged for it. Just turn away, give them one of these *raises hand* and stop
Devyn: You’re right Tyler. Thank you for that wonderful advice.
Billie: And Devyn, at least you can fucking own it. *looks at the other girls* Y’all have to give that to Devyn at the very least.
Pat: No one was owning anything at my book launch. They were just being petty and rude
Tyler: This whole group has things they could work on, nobody owns it all. Like just the other week, I apologized to Nina for things.
Pat: But maybe now that you’ve seen the light, Devyn, maybe we all can move on
Devyn: I’ve seen the light? Girl, I’ve admitted I was wrong. Can you say the same about the others? If not leave me alone.
Billie: So Pat, what is the status of you and Joshuaa’s friendship because not too long ago you and him were calling each other both horrendous names?
Pat: Leave you alone? What’s your issue, I can’t be honest but everyone else can? And Billie, me and Joshuaa are in a good place. I’m actually in a good place with everyone
Devyn: I don’t mind honest. All of you give it, but I do mind you not holding everyone else to the same standards you hold me.
Pat Confessional: Billie just doesn’t seem like a real person to me. She blows so much smoke up everyone’s asses. Like, that cannot be real.
Billie: Leah, what do you think about all this?
Leah: I think… Vote DVanzo *hands out campaign stickers*
Devyn: No friend of mine is buddy buddy with Joshuaa.
Pat: We get it D. Don’t tell me who to be friends with. I don’t tell you who to be friends with
Leah Confessional: These girls can never just have fun. Just yap yap yap. Lighten up hoes
Pat: Leah! So what did you think of my book, babe? I saw you reading it at the party.. Thanks for supporting obviously
Leah: Oh the book was…….a book.
Pat: Yeah, why were you talking shit at the bar about it? That’s not nice
Leah: I was only speaking my truth. You writing a parenting book was a total surprise
Pat: I mean I had a great conversation with you at my party and then you start trashing me behind my back
Leah: Technically, I was trashing you before that conversation
Pat: If you are gonna speak the truth, at least do it to my face
Tyler: Who did she trash it to? She was with me all night.
Pat: My assistant heard her speaking to people
Leah: *eye roll* I told Tyler the book was a disaster
Tyler: OHHHH I do remember that
Leah: I still said congratulations. A book whether it’s parenting or Dr. Suess is still a book.
Pat: So you wrapped your piece of shit comment in a bow? I apologized to you and asked you to move forward. Why are you being like this?
Leah: You brought this up
Tyler: But if she just told me, her friend, is there major harm in it?
Leah: I’m happy for your book. We’re all gonna buy it. Anyways…. can I speak to the group?
Pat: It’s just not nice. We were having a nice conversation
Devyn: PATRICK! Shut up about the book. Jesus.
Leah: So I think it’s a great time for us to get away as a group and Apollo has graciously decided to send us all to…….let’s go to SPAIN!! So pack your bags! You’re all gonna travel like I like to travel. First Class all the way. I have an amazing villa. Every room is luxurious. Well expect for one room, but we can discuss who gets that room when we get there
Pat: Well this is exciting. *To Leah* I’ll take this as a gesture of apology
Tyler: I’ll be back girls, I’m going to check on Collin at the bar. *walks away*
Leah: What am I apologizing for?
Devyn: *walks away and grabs the mic* Thank all of you for coming. To my husband Corey, thanks for planning this whole thing. I love you. To my family, I love you all more than you know. Billie, thank you for being the most amazing friend and sister. Tyler and Leah, I think you’re both amazing. Patrick, you’re something my friend. I’d like to invite you all to enjoy cake and music selections from my friend NEYO.
Leah: Patrick, I’m not gonna go back and forth with you about this. I’m squashing it.
Leah Confessional: I’m not giving Pat the time. She loves searching for an issue and I’m not in the mood. We’re going to Spain and it’s time to relax!
Pat: *walks to bar where Tyler is standing* I’m trying to make this right with Leah. But it’s not nice when she’s trashing something I’ve worked hard on
Tyler: *looks over* Hi Pat, Collin, this is Pat. Listen dear, I get it. It may not have been nice, but she was talking to me. We’re friends, sometimes you say shit to your friends that you wouldn’t say elsewhere. Don’t make it something it isn’t.
Pat: I’ll trust what you say
Tyler: If the conversation was good, just keep starting from there. Don’t let one little thing derail that. *sits down on Colin’s lap in front of Pat and orders a drink from the bartender*
Pat: Well, I’m headed out Neyo hasn’t had a hit since 2002. It was good seeing you though *smilies and walks out*
Tyler: Bye darling, it was good to see you. *Colin whispers in Tyler’s ear before she walks back to the remaining ladies*
Devyn: I see its friends close, enemies closer, huh Ty? We’re all going upstairs to keep the party going, come on.
Tyler: Uhm… Collin and I are gonna have to go in a minute sweetie. Something has…come up. *giggles* I’ll see you girls soon. And Pat and I are okay. It’s better to be good than it is to have issues. Look at me drama free! *laughs* It’s good for my skin!
As Tyler leaves with her assistant, Colin, the remaining ladies are seen dancing and enjoying the party. The scene then shifts to the next day where we see Leah, Nina, Joshuaa, and Jac seated at a bar, ordering drinks as the scene begins…
Leah: Ladies, I guess you’ve all heard we’re going to Spain! I want all three of you to come along, courtesy of me, I’ve picked a beautiful villa. I think some time away will do us all good
Joshuaa: Oh? Who’s we?
Nina Confessional: I haven’t spoken a word to this women in how many months and she’s inviting me on an all expense paid trip to Spain…. I’m all in! *shrugs*
Leah: I mean…well everybody is coming.
Joshuaa: Girl, I don’t know. I don’t want to be around that Devil. But Spain? It’s been a minute. I’d love to go back! Can we uninvite her?
Leah: We can’t it’s too late. She’s coming
Jac Confessional: Spain? These girls can’t get along at a book reading
Jac: Oh girl, I’m not going if Devyn is going.
Joshuaa: Girl, we’re getting the furthest room from that Devil! Can we get some more drinks?
Jac: The only way I’m going is if someone is following her around with a tray of patates, bravas, and paella
Leah: I’m taking care of everyone. First class. We’re going to have a great time. I promise
Jac Confessional: What? We all know that Devyn is disarmed when she is stuffing her face.
Jac: Keep her fed and me and my hat will be there *laughs*
As the ladies cheers on their impending trip, we see the scene shift to several days later, where we see the Ladies at the airport. We see them showing their passports, and boarding the flight for Barcelona as the scene and episode end.
Next time on Ladies of Twitter…the Ladies arrive to Barcelona, ready for a fun trip, however, shade is thrown as the Ladies begin to settle into their villa. Tyler arrives to Barcelona late, and questions the tension in the air amongst the Ladies. As the Ladies go to breakfast on their first morning, tensions explode as everyone questions their friendships among the group.