'Claws' Sneak Peek: Niecy Nash Confronts Her Biggest Foe (Exclusive)

Claws: Niecy Nash
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ET exclusively debuts a first look from Sunday's episode, which marks Nash's directorial debut.

When you mess with Desna's family, you have another thing comin'. 

On Sunday's episode of Claws, which marks Niecy Nash's directorial debut, Desna and Dean’s (Harold Perrineau) world turns sideways when an unexpected relative appears from their past. And things take an even more unexpected twist when the Lovestones retaliate against Desna for getting in their way.

In ET's exclusive sneak peek, Desna's brother Dean has been captured and she's about to give the Lovestones a piece of her mind in her desperate attempt to get him back. Seconds after setting foot in the casino she once had a stake in, Desna confronts Mac (Michael Horse) about her brother's whereabouts.

"He is happy here," Mac says, which prompts Desna to ask how he even knows her brother is content. "I know that he resents you for trying to control his life. Please leave, unless you want to get thrown out."

"Believe me, this is the last place I want to be. When my brother finds out that you tried to murder me, he ain't gonna want to be here either," Desna responds, leaving nothing in her wake.

But when Mac expresses belief that Dean would stay loyal, it just angers Desna even more.

"You already got the casino, you won!" she says, exasperated. And when Mac tells her she should be thankful she's still alive, well, that puts Desna on another level of angry. Looks like Desna faces an uphill battle when it comes to getting her brother back alive.

Watch ET's exclusive sneak peek below.

Claws airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on TNT.