Last week's episode dealt with the tragic loss of Big Freedia's mother, the amazing Miss Vera, and the days leading up to her funeral and home-going celebration remembering her life. Still dealing with the loss, Freedia decides to focus on work.

But first, an appearance at the annual Big Easy Entertainment Awards, where Freedia is honored with the Entertainer of the Year award from her hometown crowd. Classy as ever, Freedia dedicates the win to her mother...

Wilberto's trying to get the Team Freedia dancers in shape, including regular team workouts...

As expected, the girls don't take the workouts too seriously...

Freedia meets with new Creative Director Wilberto to plan for a big upcoming show in Los Angeles...

While rehearsals roll on for the Freedia show and music video shoot in L.A., the girls of Team Freedia are still not totally with it...

With Tootie running late and Steph missing in action, Wilberto isn't pleased and decides to lay down the law once everyone arrives...

Steph, whose new job as a nurse is conflicting with her Team Freedia commitments, is NOT here for Wilberto's harsh lecture...

Wilberto finally gets Freedia herself into the studio for rehearsals and it's amazing...

Later that week Wilberto decides to hold an open-audition for new dancers for Team Freedia's upcoming shows and videos, but doesn't tell the current dancers what to expect in the next rehearsal...

After weeks of late arrivals, missing rehearsals, and not much overall team spirit, Freedia decides she has to do what's best for the future of her brand...

Freedia meets privately with Steph to tell her she won't be continuing on with Team Freedia for the L.A. show or music video shoot...

Freedia reminds Steph that this was not a personal decision, but a business decision, and that she still loves her...