Living Single

Woman to Woman

Season 3, Ep 22, Aired 3/21/96
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  • Episode Description
  • Max's college roommate, Shayla, comes to town for her wedding. Max is stunned to learn that Shayla's intended, Chris, is a woman. She is hurt that Shayla failed to disclose the fact that she is gay, particularly when she discovers that Khadijah had known the truth since college. Max behaves rudely at the bridal shower, prompting Shayla to confront her in the kitchen. When Max demands to know why she was shut out, Shayla confesses that she was in love with Max. Max announces that she will not attend the wedding, as she feels that their entire frienship was a lie. Khadijah disagrees, pointing out that Shayla hid her true feelings because she was afraid of losing Max's friendship. Max tracks Shayla down at the beauty parlor to apologize. Although she admits that she might have initially overreacted to the news, she wishes that Shayla had given her a chance to rise to the occasion. Meanwhile, Kyle refers Overton to his tailor, but soon fears that Overton has stolen his fashion "look." Tag: Overton stars in fashion show, with Kyle as designer.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • John Henton

    Overton Wakefield Jones

  • Kim Coles

    Synclaire (James) Jones

  • Mel Jackson

    Ira Lee "Tripp" Williams III (season 5)

  • Kim Fields

    Regine Hunter

  • Erika Alexander

    Maxine Felice Shaw (a.k.a. "The Maverick")

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  • Quotes (15)

    • Shayla: Well, Max, I owe you 5 dollars. Remember? I bet you, you'd be the first one to take the plunge. Max: Why don't you hold onto it? You hold onto things so well.

    • Chris: Max, I heard all about you. Max: Funny, I had you pictured a little differently. I thought you'd be a man.

    • Max: You know, back in school, she bet me I'd be the first one to jump the broom. Regine: So she drank pretty much around the clock. Max: Regine, why don't you click your heels three times and go to hell?

    • Kyle: Should you require a tour of our fair city, I am the ultimate guide to Gotham. Chris: Great. You can show us all the lesbian hangouts. (Max snaps in a circle) Overton: You okay, shawty? Kyle: Max just left the building with two beautiful gay women. Overton: You soured that woman on the whole male species

    • Shayla: Look, Max, I know a dropped a bomb-- Max: But what-- what? I mean, one minute I'm waiting to check out Mr. Right, the next I'm wondering how she handles PMS. Shayla: I tried to tell you for years, but every time I called, I just couldn't find the words. Max: 'I'm gay' is a real toll saver.

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    Notes (1)

    • Erika Alexander and Karen Malina White appeared together in the latter episodes of The Cosby Show. After the show ended its run, White's character was transferred to A Different World.

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