Black Ink Crew Episode Nine: Puma And Ceaser Kiss And Make Up

With Puma’s wedding approaching and the ongoing personal drama making everyone a little tense, the Black Ink Crew declares it time to turn up. These are major life moves Puma is making, after all, and anything less than a Hangover-style outing is not acceptable. Proving herself every bit the Wonder Twin, Sassy arranges for a fabulous weekend in a beachside mansion that happens to make all guest feel extremely comfortable. What could go wrong?

Puma is always the life of the party, but are his guests ready to get on his level? (Are they able to?) Will a few days away help Walt get a handle on his daddy issues? Will all this wedding talk make Teddy think about settling down? Check out the big moments from the night, below.

Ceaser Extends an Olive Branch

Needing some space after his fight with Dutchess, Ceaser seeks refuge at Puma’s bachelor party in Atlantic City. Ted is sure to greet him at the door, and things are weird for a few minutes, but that’s what alcohol is for. And after some celebratory shots, Ceaser is ready to kiss, makeup, and admit that he was wrong.

Friends Forever, Part 1

“Me and Puma are like an old married couple,” Ceaser says. “When I’m mad at him, I hate his f–king guts. But when me and him are cool? We have the best f–king times.” Their conversation carries over during beach time the next day, when Ceaser apologizes for his actions and concludes that being competitors in the tattoo business isn’t that big of a deal (“It ain’t even that serious for us to be beefing like this”). Puma might not agree 100 percent–he still feels he was disrespected by a longtime friend–but when Cease puts things into perspective by bringing up his old friend Corey, they become family once again. “You don’t understand how good a friend you have until you lose them,” Ceaser says.

Friends Forever, Part 2

Are these BFFs in the clear, or is there more trouble to come?

Is Ty Crossing The Line?

While Ceaser is in AC, Dutchess is back at home, still dealing with the fallout from their fight. Cease’s brother Tine visits the shop to make sure everything is OK between the lovebirds. (He was the one Dutchess confided in about her heart condition and the person who witnessed her break down after Ceaser left the barbecue; he’s earned his right be concerned.) They talk quietly for a few minutes, with Dutch once again pleading her innocence and her pseudo brother-in-law explaining that her actions made his brother feel insecure. Easy, partner. “I”m going to need for Ty to sit back and have several seats. Several,” Dutchess says. “One, two, three, four, five–give him several seats, OK?” Considering Dutchess refers to Puma and Sassy as “traitors,” Ty might want to tread lightly with this one. This conversation also brings us to our latest Dutchess Military Metaphor: “The horse is dead. Let him rest in peace!”

A Strip Club That Smells Like… Cabbage?

The bachelor party crew hits Bare Exposure, AC’s finest naked lady establishment. The man of the hour is only interested in “bottles, twerking, boobies [and] booties,” so the chances they’ll reach the point of no return feels highly likely. Yet even with distractions all around, Ceaser can’t get into the dancers’ interesting musk or rid Dutchess from his mind. “My heart is into this,” he explains. “I never even knew I had one.” Aww! Go home and get your lady, Cease. I’m sure Ted will make sure your lap dances don’t go to waste. As the weekend’s VIP, Puma does his part and has a good time, waking up a little hazy on the details. “When you don’t remember what the f–k happens, America, that means you had fun.” Not necessarily, kiddos. Please don’t try any of those dance moves at home.

Will Ceaser and Dutchess make up for good? Did Ceaser do the right thing by apologizing to Puma? Should Teddy keep seeing Ashley? Does O’S**t have a future with Kathie? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.