Kima walks up to an apartment door, screws up her courage, and knocks. Cheryl opens the door to the apartment they used to share, obviously not expecting to see Kima on the other side, but she smiles warmly and lets her in. Standing in the foyer, Kima looks into the living room and says it looks like "the little man" took it over. Indeed, their son, Elijah, is colouring at the coffee table, and oh my God, he is so cute I want to cry. Cheryl half-assedly apologizes for the mess in that way parents do when they're actually kind of smug about it, but Kima says she was just kidding. Without taking her eyes off Elijah, Kima hands Cheryl a cheque. Looking at it, Cheryl's like, "This is--?" Kima says that it's for the past few months. Cheryl jokes that Kima must be knocking over liquor stores, but Kima proudly says she got it working overtime in Homicide. Cheryl starts trying to say something, shaking her head, but Kima interrupts to say, "This ain't 'Please take me back.' But a deal's a deal, right?" Before Cheryl can answer, the door opens and a tall, lovely lady walks in, saying she's home. It's kind of awkward as she and Kima size each other up, but Cheryl gamely introduces Kima to Nancine Owens. Nancine also apologizes for the state of their home. Kima gets a read on the situation as Cheryl says that Kima could stay for dinner, but that they're having people over to celebrate; Nancine says she just passed the bar. Kima says that most of the guys she works with have a problem with that. Nancine's like, "Huh?" "Passing the bar," says Kima. Cheryl giggles, but Nancine is a humourless bore and still doesn't get it. Eh, she's probably still a good mother without a sense of humour. Cheryl thanks Kima for coming by, kind of waving the cheque around awkwardly like it's covered in scum. She tells Elijah to say goodbye to "Aunt Kima," and we get another shot of Elijah, the most gorgeous little boy I have possibly ever seen, as he says goodbye and makes my uterus twang. And then Kima's back in the hallway -- whether more regretful or relieved that she's not part of this domestic scene left ambiguous.
Episode Report CardWing Chun: A | 853 USERS: C+
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