Welcome back to another episode of the hulu original Welcome to Chippendales. In Welcome to Chippendales Episode 6, we see Steve gets more into legal trouble as the tension between him and Nick grows. Here’s our recap of the latest episode.
More and more money problems are piling up for Steve in ‘Welcome to Chippendales’ Episode 6 called ‘February 31st’
Chippendales in New York is a hit, but Steve keeps showing up, much to Nick’s chagrin. Later, in the office that Bradford and Nick now share in New York, Bradford suggests a tour of Chippendales. Denise immediately sees dollar signs in his eyes.realizing that a tour would take them out of Steve’s watchful eye, but they would still be able to participate in the dynasty of all-male strip clubs they have created.
Back in Los Angeles, Steve shows up to find his lawyer Sharon talking to Irene. He missed his statement about the VIP cards, and now 13 people are suing him for racial discrimination. Steve continues to spend too much money traveling to New York. He also buys a humidor for the VIP section, and fines come in from the city for overcrowding and blocking exits.
In what seems like a throwaway moment, Steve goes to the printer and ups the order from 300k to 500k. However, this ends in disaster, so keep that in mind.
When Nick shows up at Steve’s office to pitch the idea of a tour, Steve is initially skeptical. However, Nick talks about taking the tour to India, promoting it as a “homecoming”, and Steve’s ego immediately says yes. Nick asks Steve’s lawyer to prepare the paperwork, but in a moment that seals Nick’s fate, Steve decides not to spend any money on legal fees. Instead, Nick writes it on the back of a napkin and Steve signs it.
Steve’s attempts to reconcile with Irene fail before she does a U-turn.
In Los Angeles, we found out that irene gave birth, and Steve comes home with a very expensive necklace for her. However, Irene insists that Steve return it. He explains the idea of the tour and tells Irene that she arranged everything. Exhausted, Irene begs him to stop doing things behind her back. She insists that he still take the necklace, and when he tries to apologize, she closes it.
Irene takes matters into her own hands and heads to the jewelry store to return the necklace herself. However, the saleswoman convinces her to keep the necklace for her.
“Can I offer you a little advice, woman to woman? The man who bought this for you thinks you are this woman. Why not be her? says the woman.
Irene’s facial expression changes and it becomes clear that deep down she likes the lifestyle she leads. In the next scene, she arrives at Steve’s office in lingerie.
She straddles him and says, “Steve, I don’t mind you doing shady things, but I won’t let you do them wrong.”
It seems that Irene is flirting with the dark side now. She and Steve start diluting the vodka and, in one of the funniest moments of Welcome to Chippendales Episode 6, Irene pulls out a pack of cocaine and says she feels like Bonnie and Clyde. We can’t say enough great things about Annaleigh Ashford’s version of Irene. At this point, she’s the brightest part of a show that quickly turns very dark. They have sex in her office, and we see scenes interspersed with Steve’s trial as he lies about the VIP cards.
Steve’s lawyer advises Steve and Irene to file for bankruptcy, and while Irene thinks they should, Steve says it’s an admission of failure. When the lawyer explains that bankruptcies are considered public records, he begs Irene to let him prove one more thing. Once again, Steve’s ego gets in the way of the smarter decision.
The misprint that costs Steve the LA Chippendales in ‘Welcome to Chippendales’ Episode 6
Steve gets a tour check from Nick, which gets them back on track a bit. But then we see the new calendars arrive. The printer put 31 days in each month, making them useless. We see a flashback to Steve as a child with his father telling him that the number one rule of printing is to double check everything before sending it to the printer. With this latest punch to the stomach, Steve and Irene realize it’s too much, and Steve agrees to file for bankruptcy.
Later, Ray comes to Steve’s office, concerned about the company closing down, but Steve promises not to. Ray thinks the article made it seem like Steve would have to close the doors, but then viewers see Steve receive a bigger check from Nick.
Steve sends Ray to watch the tour, and he reports back, saying that at least 2000 women showed up to watch. Steve wants to take over. Irene worries about the legal ramifications of breaking her contract with Nick, but Steve brushes it off as no big deal because they just wrote it on a napkin. However, when Cheryl, his lawyer, checks it out, she breaks the bad news that he is, in fact, legally binding. Thanks to Nick’s wording, which Steve so arrogantly signed off on, means that Nick owns all the rights to the Chippendales tour. Always.
Nothing worse than a mother’s disappointment
Just when Steve thinks his day can’t get any worse, he gets a call from his mom, berating him for running a male strip club. She is disappointed in him and begs him to tell her it’s all a lie, but she won’t. Steve tells his mom that he knows he’s embarrassing. He says his only saving grace is that his father didn’t live long enough to witness it.
I can’t believe you’re my son. You were a failure here and you are a failure there,” her mother says before Steve hangs up on her and starts crying. He quickly buttons up his jacket before recovering, unwilling to accept defeat.
and that’s all for Welcome to Chippendales Episode 6! A batch dropped in this episode, and things aren’t looking great for Steve or Nick.