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Relationship Recap: The Couples of VH1’s Hit the Floor

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Photo Credit: VH1

We’re six episodes into Hit the Floor‘s third season. As expected, there’s been a lot of drama, especially in “Carrying.” So let’s check in with some of the show’s biggest couples:

Ahsha and German

Well, we knew this relationship was going to hit some major turbulence at some point this season. Didn’t realize German would confess to Ahsha about his killing Olivia. What did she do? She didn’t turn him in. I guess she must feel guilty about the fact he did it to protect her. She did hit him where it counts, though. Ahsha and Derek hooked up in Vegas. Mr. Obsessive a.k.a. German, knew he couldn’t trust his girl. He sneakily took pictures at that Devils’ pick-up game, which Ahsha found out about. As for German, he discovered his suspicions were true: Ahsha and Derek did more than kiss. They did the deed. German couldn’t take this news lying down. He goes to Derek’s home to confront him. After a tussle that didn’t cause much damage, German and Ahsha are no more.

German: You’re lying to yourself, Ahsha.
Ahsha: What are you talking about?
German: All you see when you look at me is a killer. Tell me you don’t love him. Tell me you don’t feel like you’re denying yourself not being with him.
Ahsha: I can’t. I’m sorry.
German: Me too.

German’s very observant. But the question now becomes: What’s he going to do now that he’s lost Ahsha? Do she and Derek need to watch their backs? German’s angry. He’s killed once. And he’s mighty unstable. What is he going to do? What’s his next step? Ahsha and Derek might need to go into witness protection. Because they may need a huge buffer between them and German. Another question? Will Ahsha tell Derek about German’s crime? That might have to happen sooner rather than later after watching the preview for the next episode.

Ahsha and Derek

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Photo Credit: VH1

Not much to say here other than, Yay — these two are back together! Derek has to withstand the confrontation with German. And after Ahsha and German end things in front of his car, German drives off. And Ahsha and Derek instantly link hands. It’s like they haven’t even been apart. It really didn’t take much for Derek to come out on top. For me, German has always been Ahsha’s past while Derek represents her future. It’s just everyone involved had to get on the same page. But like I just said, Team Dersha may need to hire a security detail. We know what German did in the name of Ahsha. What’s he going to do without her in his life?

Terence and Jelena

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Photo Credit: VH1

These two have been on the same page all season long. The couple that manipulates and schemes together stays together, right? Right now they’re reveling in a big win — they are now the owners of Devil’s Arena.

But there’s a sudden hitch that threatens to taint their success. A former employee at Terence’s restaurant — the one that’s named after his fiancee mind you — is pregnant and she’s come forward. So far the paternity test says it’s Terence’s baby. But it’s going to take a lot more than some mere pregnancy test to get Jelena to believe this kid is her man’s. So what’s next? Is this situation going to distract Terence and Jelena from their plan to buy the Devils? I mean, Jelena’s one of the best multi-taskers out there. If she has the chance to ruin two lives — Lionel’s and the baby mama — she’ll take it. Terence will simply be along for the ride. Terence says this unprotected sex happened when he was in a dark place and he and Jelena weren’t together. Hope that’s true for his sake. Jelena is scary.

Zero and Jude

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Photo Credit: VH1

As much as I love me some Derek and Ahsha (sorry, German), I’m ultimately #TeamZude when it comes to naming the Best Couple of Hit the Floor. They’re one of my favorite couples currently heating up TV. And boy, their status has changed this season. Jude’s mature move he made in last season’s finale wasn’t a fluke. He’s continued to show growth this season. He wouldn’t stand for being Zero’s secret. He even tried to branch out and see someone else, although that was about to backfire on him big time. Thankfully, Zero stepped in and in a spontaneous moment, he kissed Jude in front of the team, the press, and everyone else who was in that arena.

Photo Credit: VH1

Photo Credit: VH1

Now the two have to navigate a relationship that’s highly public. Zero, of course, starts regretting his move thanks to some intense press coverage. Thankfully, the benefits of being in this gay relationship far outweigh the cons. Meaning? Coming out is the most lucrative move Zero’s ever made. He’s getting all the attention that was previously heaped on Derek. And even though he’s losing some sponsorships, he’s gaining even more. And he’s signed a million-dollar contract to write a book about his life.

Of course, that’s going to be difficult for a man who likes to remain mysterious. We only recently learned his name is Gideon, after all. Hopefully, we’re about to learn more about his life. The guy helping him write his book digs up the address of where he grew up. It’s not Colorado like Jude thought. It’s right there in L.A. Zero tries to get away with making the most shallow book ever. But that’s not going to fly. I love how the writer says something about people not wanting a coloring book. They want to know the real Zero. Well, Zero decides not to come clean to him. He’ll do it for Jude. He’ll go down memory lane with Jude by his side. I hope Zero tells the truth and doesn’t make anything up. We’ll see.

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Photo Credit: VH1

What’s great about these two is that it’s clear Zero’s into Jude. He’s someone who likes women and men but right now he’s all about Jude. We get scenes like the two of them sharing a bath, which is always welcome — on a shallow level. Meanwhile, Jude’s not trying to stop Zero’s greed. The basketball star is taking advantage of his newfound status, which means gracing the world with Instagram pics designed to extend his fame. Jude doesn’t try to change him. He’s there right by his side. But he doesn’t let Zero swim in the shallow side of the pool the entire time. He makes sure his man takes the opportunity to add some depth to his life. Like this upcoming trip to visit the place where he grew up.

Pete and Sloane

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Photo Credit: VH1

Okay, these two are in trouble. They were already experiencing difficulty because Pete sided with Terence and Jelena and their quest to buy the Devils. Which is something that Sloane expressed she didn’t want at all. But he feels so guilty that he allowed Lionel to infiltrate the organization, this is what he resorted to doing. And it backfired. When Sloane’s under police protection, she told him maybe it wouldn’t be wise for him to visit her for a while. Unfortunately, things take a turn for the worse.

Oscar’s framing Sloane for the murder of Olivia Vincent. Well, I’m assuming it’s him. That’s the natural assumption to make. She’s on the business end of an interrogation for much of this week’s episode.

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Photo Credit: VH1

When the cops go to search her home, she’s forced to tell Pete she has an unregistered gun and he needs to get that thing out of the house pronto. Which he does. At the same time, he’s hearing all of the trumped up evidence the cops have against Sloane and even though he’s right there offering his support, it definitely seems like there’s some doubt creeping in. And that’s not good. Especially since Terrell Tilford’s officer of the law clues Sloane into Pete’s doubts. Pete is kind of looking like a chump this season. Hopefully, he will dig deep and have faith in his woman. She needs it.

The cops arrest Sloane for the murder of Olivia Vincent. And we all know who really did it, right? Well, Ahsha better do what she can to get German to clear Sloane’s name. Although something tells me he may not be listening to his ex-girlfriend right about now.

Lionel and Jackson

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Photo Credit: VH1

This relationship jumpstarted and then fizzled quickly. Lionel and Jackson were old loves, a fact Jelena ingeniously exploited. She sicced Jackson on Lionel to distract her and it worked. She used it as a test. The second Jackson and Lionel’s reconnected on a sexual level, Jackson forgot about his vendetta against his ex. He says he can’t take the team away from her. That was fast.

Photo Credit: VH1

Photo Credit: VH1

However, their relationship ends equally as fast once Jackson realizes the Devils has taken over Lionel’s world. She doesn’t understand why she can’t have it all — the man and the team — but he’s all about heading down to where it’s warm and enjoying life with her. He wants to be her all and that’s simply never going to happen. So as quickly as the two reheated their relationship, it goes cold. So who’s going to be Lionel’s next ally? Because she needs someone to withstand hurricane Jelena. Of course, Jelena does have something else on her mind right now. A certain baby mama. Please tell me, Lionel arranged for this woman to come serve as a distraction.

In an interview, Hit the Floor creator James LaRosa called Season 3 the show’s Dynasty season. And nowhere is this more apparent than with the Lionel-Jelena rivalry. Their men need to just step aside and watch the battle brew and then boil over.

Honorable mention goes to Kyle and Beau. Even Raquel’s son, Miguel, knows this guy’s in love with Kyle. I’ll keep an eye on these two and see how this develops. Because Kyle in love is something I need to see at some point. Just to see what she’s like in an actual relationship. Hit the Floor airs Monday nights at 10/9c on VH1.

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