BET’s hit comedy-drama The Game is already two episodes in, and is already full of the drama, comedy and excitement that has made it such a favorite among our students.

Play Your Position

On last night’s episode, Derwin Davis (Pooch Hall) signs a lucrative sponsorship deal with Verizon with the help of his fired now re-hired manager, Irv. Derwin’s wife Melanie (Tia Mowry-Hardrict), the self-proclaimed CEO of Derwin Davis Enterprises, is upset about not being included on this deal or knowing that Irv was rehired as Derwin’s manager. Trying to make peace, Derwin puts Melanie in charge of Irv and as his new manager.

With Melanie as CEO, thus the drama begins. The Derwin Davis Enterprise is being sued by former manager Tasha Mack (Wendy Raquel Robinson) for a percentage of the Verizon deal because it was her “initial set up” while being Derwin’s manager. Melanie intervenes during the hearing between Tasha and Irv, much to Irv’s surprise, but Tasha switches to her professional demeanor and shuts her down. Now Derwin has to pay Tasha 10% percentage of all his earnings from the Verizon deal.

Once Derwin finds out about Melanie’s unsuccessful intervention, he informs her that she was never really CEO and Irv was filling him in on her ideas all along. He just wants Melanie to be his wife and play that role and that role only.

Ballin’ on a Budget

Malik Wright (Hosea Chanchez) is in trouble yet again- This time it’s financial. Malik is officially broke due to his frivolous spending. Unfortunately, Malik’s immaturity and his need to live up to the celebrity status -his so called “baller etiquette”- gets the best of him and he can’t tell his best friend T.T. he can’t blow money for his birthday like he wants. Now, Malik calls Tasha to pay the bill for him, but first she asks him “Do you have to be every stereotype, Malik?”

Malik needs to just put his pride aside and let those around him know the truth. He has mismanaged his money. He got a $40 million contract, and bought a $40 million dollar house. The ones that care to begin with will still be there. This situation is typical of many athletes who go from millions to nothing because of unnecessary spending. How Malik gets out of this predicament depends on how fast he is willing to grow up.