Being Mary Jane Recap!!
Being Mary Jane Recap!! As Mary Jane and PJ deal with feeling homesick for Atlanta, Niecy struggles with the public out cry of her new financial status and when her violent reactions land her in hot water, the family is left to deal with fallout.
It is great to see the family back in this episode of Being Mary Jane, even if Niecy hasn’t matured much. I really expected Niecy to grow up with her new found financial status but when she purchased her child’s father a car, I knew then, she was not going to have her money for very long.
Niecy gets One-hundred-and-fifty-thousand dollars for the brutality she suffered from an Atlanta police officer and that’s a whole lot of coins to a single parent of two but if her aunt Mary Jane was still in Atlanta, Niecy probably wouldn’t have found herself in the situation she is currently in.
M.J.’s going through one of the realest of New York City experiences—being lonely in a city of 8 million people. So to counter that loneliness, she and Paul Jr. spend the bulk of the episode attempting to cook their father’s ribs and homemade barbecue sauce on the balcony of M.J.’s $1,000-a-night hotel room, which ends in obvious failure.
All her life, M.J.’s mom, Helen, just wanted to be a prim-and-proper black woman who wears her pearls and every time, she has to fight the air and a woman in a bad wig because her off springs’ reputations. Helen is looking forward to having D’Asia inducted into Jack and Jane. Much like the real-life Jack and Jill, the great benefits of the program come with a strong dash of class and respectability politics. With Niecy’s fight being on the World Wide Web for all to see, Joan, who had previously agreed to endorse D’Asia for membership, backs out.
Joan falls back on the most obvious “But what does she come from?” line of class, associating D’Asia with her father Patrick’s battle with drugs and sister Niecy’s fighting, as the reason D’Asia is unacceptable for membership to Jack and Jane. Helen gives a “You know I know your dirt” monologue to the J and J mothers, which gets two of them to stand up for Helen while revealing their own family secrets. Passing on wealth is notoriously hard for black families, and each lady was struggling through an aspect of it.
What was obvious from the beginning of the episode, with Niecy fighting a girl in the club over nothing, that was probably a set up. Niecy being 21 years old and immature didn’t think there was going to be some major consequence connected to her settlement. But it wasn’t the fight that did Niecy in, it was her clap back on Twitter the day after the fight hit the internet. This is round two of a lesson she should have already learned, especially when there is money connected to her keeping her mouth shut and her thumbs still. Because she mentioned her case against the cop in a tweet, Niecy broke the settlement agreement and was forced to return the $150K, which she had already spent the bulk of. How can she learn from this situation when she didn’t learn from her last situation? Her mouth will get her in trouble every time.
Ww knew Niecy’s buying Dante a car earlier this season was going to go nowhere but straight toward false expectations, hurt feelings and another woman, but Niecy didn’t really see that until she went to get the car back and found Dante’s second baby mama driving the car. The other baby mama gave a guilt-tripping speech on being a single mother with no family to support her.
Niecy finally tells Dante to never call her for anything outside of their daughter and that he can go play Rufio of the Lost Boys with some other unfortunate woman. Her son, Treyvion, is coming of age and deserves to see his mother make better decisions. Maybe that will come in the near future.