Black Ink Crew Episode 12: Ceaser And Dutchess Are Done

Tonight’s Black Ink Crew delivered a harsh reality check in the form of a profanity-laden speech from Walt and Dutchess’ heart condition reminding us all of our own mortality. It’s interesting that Walt, who once was drowning his sorrows in Hennessy before noon, would be the one to bring O’S**t back to Earth, but when he’s blowing off meetings with the one person who can keep him out of prison, we’ll take what we can get.

As for the rest of the group… they’re in Jamaica! It’s supposed to be all sun, sand and rum punch, right? Not exactly.

R.I.P. Ceaser And Dutch

The first couple of Black Ink is no more, as Ceaser left his girl to cry alone in the bathroom after her presumed negativity finally got the best of him. Dutchess proceeded to call for her mother and high-tail it to the airport, before succumbing to that heart condition she’s only hinted about this season. It was tough to see the genuine pain in her eyes–especially when she realized that it was very likely none of the wedding guests would come to her defense. Was Ceaser wrong to choose that specific moment to air his grievances, or was this a long time coming?

But what will they do about those matching tattoos? Until we have answers–or, until next week’s finale–let’s look back on the couple that was:

  • Black Ink Crew: Ceaser and Dutchess

    [Photo Credit: @therealceaser]
  • Black Ink Crew Dutchess and Ceaser

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  • Black Ink Crew: Ceaser and Dutchess

    [Photo Credit: @dutchessofink]
  • Black Ink Crew: Ceaser and Dutchess

    [Photo Credit: @dutchessofink]
  • Black Ink Crew: Ceaser and Dutchess

    [Photo Credit: @dutchessofink]
  • Black Ink Crew: Ceaser and Dutchess

    [Photo Credit: @therealceaser]
  • Black Ink Crew: Ceaser and Dutchess

    [Photo Credit: @dutchessofink]
  • Black Ink Crew: Ceaser and Dutchess

    [Photo Credit: @therealceaser]
  • Black Ink Crew: Ceaser and Dutchess

    [Photo Credit: @therealceaser]
  • Black Ink Crew: Ceaser and Dutchess

    [Photo Credit: @therealceaser]

Walt Brings The Truth

Both Kaylin and Kathy show up at the shop looking for O’S**t (luckily not together) and forcing Walt to string together some words that do little to explain his absence. After more than a day S**t reveals himself, classifying his time without human contact as some sort of bender. It’s not that he was trying to hurt himself, he just didn’t want to talk to anyone. We can understand the pressure he must feel considering what he’s going through, but shutting out the people who can potentially help you (and/or save you from jail time) still doesn’t make sense to us.

Luckily his client Yesterday is able to get through to him during his appointment, but how long will this newfound clarity last?

All this, and we still haven’t seen Quani in a wedding dress.

How will the two Denises interact on the big day? Will Ceaser regret his decision once he hears about Dutchess’ health? Should he even have brought her in the first place? Let us know what you think in the comments below.