Ryan visits his parents to give them an update on the shop drama.
He explains to them that he’s fed up and decided to remove himself before things go too far.
But his mother presses him to tell her everything.
Ryan then says he feels like everyone turned against him because of the Kat situation. His father then says that Ryan started the whole scenario.
“Yeah, well I ended it.” – Ryan
As they continue to talk, Ryan’s dad tells Ryan he should not have abandoned the shop. Ryan admits he’s hurt and he’s not even sure he wants to tattoo anymore.
“But what are you willing to do to fix this?” – Ryan’s mom
“I don’t know.” – Ryan
Danielle confirms some good news.
Charmaine and Danielle catch up.
Danielle is now engaged to Terrence. They have been together for ten years.
Since getting engaged, Danielle and Terrence have been doing some traveling, so she knows she needs to be updated about everything that went down with Ryan.
She’s surprised when she learns that there were bullet holes left in the shop’s wall.
“Are you kidding me?” – Danielle
They change the subject and Charmaine claims she will be planning Danielle and Terrence’s wedding.
Danielle thinks Charmaine should slow it down. But she understands that Charmaine is really excited and happy for her.
She gives Charmaine a note asking her to be Maid of Honor. Charmaine happily accepts.
Don and Ashley vent.
Ashley’s friend comes by the motel to check on her.
At the moment, Ashley is not sure what her next move is but she’s confident her marriage to Don is over.
Meanwhile, Don is working out at the gym to distract himself from the stress. Phor joins him and they discuss everything.
“She actually says she wants to leave.” – Don
Phor feels bad for Don and thinks this may be the last straw for Ashley.
Don still claims the woman he messed around with isn’t telling the truth. He denies that they have been messing around for a year. He’s determined to get his family back.
As for Ashley, she’s thinking about moving to Texas to live with her brother. She wants to start a new life.
Ashley’s friend tells Ashley should at least talk to the other woman before she makes the decision to end her marriage. Her friend is concerned the other woman is being completely honest with Ashley.
“Just know for a fact, that’s all I’m saying.” – Ashley’s friend
The gang meets and tries to figure out what to do next.
Lily makes it clear that she’s not trying to go back home and Phor needs to money to push forward with his music career.
Charmaine’s radio job is only on the weekends.
They are all concerned about money.
Van says he will talk to management and see if they can take over the lease. This makes everyone hopeful.
Back at the shop, Lily convinces Cobra to give her a tattoo on her butt.
She wants to get a tattoo that says “Mexicana.”
They make some small talk, and Lily says that she and Junior are no longer dating. He also left the shop a couple of months ago to work somewhere else.
Lily is ready to start dating other people.
When she thinks back on her failed romance with Junior, she believes her depression may have caused strife. Regardless, she’s positive real love will find her one day.
She thanks Cobra for her tattoo and they hug.
It’s crunch time for Phor.
Phor meets with producer London On Da Track at a restaurant.
He’s produced records for heavyweights like Drake and Nicki Minaj.
They discuss Phor’s performance at Big Jam. He believes Phor is “up next.”
London wants to take Phor to the next level and get him a number one single.
“I’m totally down bro. When do we start?” – London
London invites Phor to LA to record. But Phor isn’t sure he can do that seeing as he works in Chicago and his girlfriend Nikki is there too.
When London hears this, he tells Phor time waits for no one, especially since Phor is 30 years old already.
He tells Phor to think long and hard before passing up the opportunity.
Junior has a new boo, Van wasn’t successful.
Lily hangs out with Phor and Don at a bar.
They show her a picture of Junior getting cutesy with his new boo.
In a green screen interview, Lily says it stings somewhat but she hopes he’s happy.
Van then joins them.
He tells them he’s been in communication with the building’s management.
Apparently management wants them out because they hate all the parties that have been thrown there. Also all the fights didn’t help either.
Don suggests they throw one more huge party so they can close the chapter right.
Nikki goes off on Phor.
Phor tells Nikki about his conversation with London On Da Track.
“You can’t go to LA. I have a shop to run. I can’t leave.” – Nikki
When Phor explains that Nikki can stay behind to run her business, Nikki gets upset because she feels like he didn’t plan on including her in his decision.
“You’re being real f*cking selfish.” – Nikki
She then throws milk and cereal on him before walking away.
This upsets Phor and Nikki then dumps his clothes down the stairs.
The gang throws one more party at the shop.
Junior pops up with a few bottles. He hugs everyone.
In a green screen interview, Junior says he left the shop because he got tired of all the drama and the fights. He hasn’t been back to the shop since but he had to show up for the last party.
Charmaine thanks everyone for coming.
“This is the last 9Mag party…ever.” – Charmaine
She then slams a photo of Ryan on the ground.
“F*ck Ryan Henry!” – Charmaine
Junior thinks Charmaine is being disrespectful because Ryan started the shop. But he just sits back and observes.
During the party, Ryan and Rachel pull up outside and sit in the car. Ryan isn’t sure if he wants to go in or not but Rachel tells hm to do what he has to do.
He then decides to pull off and says that he’s 9Mag. The shop is a shell of itself and he’s ready to move on to a new location.
Back inside the party, Charmaine urges Junior to talk to Lily. He takes the advice and tries to talk to her.
They go off to talk.
Junior says he wants to still be friends, but Lily says she’s not interested. He then asks her why she always texts him when she’s drunk. She calls his new boo a b*tch and demands that Junior leaves her alone.
“I can’t be around you anymore, Junior.” – Lily
“I give up.” – Junior
After Junior walks off, Lily starts crying.
Ryan reflects on why he started tattooing.
His deceased sister was such a big inspiration in getting him out of the streets. He visits his sister and her child at the graveyard.
He feels he owes it to her and everyone else to keep moving forward.
Don’s mistress and Ashley have a heated conversation.
Ashley reached out to the woman is slept with Don.
They decided to meet.
When the woman arrives, they have a cold exchange.
Ashley asks for her side of the story. She claims she’s been sleeping with Don for a little over a year. Ashley questions if knew she was messing around with Don while Ashley was pregnant. The woman knew Ashley was pregnant but continued pursued the affair. She also says she is currently pregnant.
This infuriates Ashley.
She demands to see a paternity test to prove that Don is the father. She also tells the woman that she will be a single mother and will have to rely on child support if the child is his.
To make matters worse, the woman says she was pregnant by Don before but Don gave her money for an abortion. She shows a screenshot of the money Don sent her.
They have some back and forth. Realizing the conversation is getting messy, Ashley gets up to leave.
“Go ahead and run back to your husband like you always do.” – Don’s mistress
The mistress then walks up on Ashley like she wants to throw hands. Remembering that the woman may be pregnant, Ashley tries to refrain from getting violent.
“Get the f*ck out my face before I go to jail.” – Ashley
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