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Being Mary Jane Recap!!

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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.

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Queen Sugar Finale

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Queen Sugar Finale aired and it left us with a lot of questions and that’s the way a show should end. One of the best drama series on tv right now, hate the season ended but it gives us a reason to get ready for next season!!

Nova is sitting with her reporter friend at the farmhouse while her friend interviews one of the farmers that works at the farm. Darla shows up; she wants to get some of her things from inside the house, but Nova isn’t having it, she already doesn’t trust Darla, and can’t understand why she never told anyone the truth about Blue, and why she would tell now? Darla held on to this secret for 7 years. Darla tries to explains her lies, she chose what she thought was best for Blue, but Nova tells her; she chose lies, not what was best.

Charley is so mad at the Landry’s, they are affecting her mill and her money, she confronts Jacob Boudreaux, who admits he has been worried about Charley’s next game plan. He admits to spreading rumors about her farm. He wants Charley, he is intrigued by her, he begins to flirt with her and she is just playing a game.

Another farmer lets Ralph Angel know they can’t work with the Queen Sugar mill anymore; they’re nervous about all the rumors. At the mill, Charley is on the phone trying to save her mill but the owners are worried about the rumors and the machinery at the mill isn’t working properly, but those are lies coming from the Landry’s.

Hollywood receives a phone call from the lawyer from the rig lawsuit, who tells him that the company settled for triple the amount they originally thought they would. Hollywood screams to V that they are now rich. Hollywood is the type of person who will share his money with the world.

Ralph Angel confronts Darla about her lies and she tells him she couldn’t remember who she slept with at that time and she did what she thought was best for Blue. Ralph Angel tells Darla they are over, he can’t trust her at all but he will always be Blue’s father. He then picks Blue up from Aunt V, Blue was sleep but he woke up once he saw his face and asked his pop where has he been? Ralph Angel explained to him it was harvest time and he told Blue how he got his name.

I love the relationship Ralph Angel and Blue have, he loves his pop, to take him away would break Ralph Angel’s heart and tear Blue up.

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Empire Recap

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Empire has returned and I am so happy, this episode didn’t disappoint but the last few were a disappointment. So how does Lucious go from not remembering his past and not walking to walking and remembering more of his past every day? I am so confused but this episode was definitely entertaining.

Hakeem and Anika are in family court fighting each other for full custody of baby Bella. I must say, Hakeem stepped up to the plate to be the best father he could be and now he’s fighting Anika for his daughter. The morning of the hearing, of course Hakeem has his family in court with him as well as Tiana.

The courtroom is full of vultures, who will do whatever it takes to get the next story to sell, they have cameras and picket signs in the court room. This female judge wasn’t playing with anybody and she seems like a tough judge. I didn’t know Angelo was an attorney, I thought his cousin was the attorney but I guess not because he is Anika’s attorney and everyone knows that he is only trying to get back at Cookie for humiliating him. Angelo gives his opening argument, the judge sends best wishes to his mother.

Angelo goes all the way in on the Lyons and praises Anika when he doesn’t even know her. Does the judge know that Anika killed her future son in laws baby by pushing her off the balcony? Anika is very sneaky, she always has a trick bag with her and this makes no difference. While Angelo praises Anika, he doesn’t praise Hakeem, he talked about his drug and sex parties. Angelo calls The Lyons criminals and thugs, he says they are not in a position to have baby Bella with them at all. Anika did do time, her skeletons came out in court and she was still able to get full custody of her daughter.

Hakeem is definitely worried about his baby, Angelo calls Cookie to the stand, and prison comes up. Cookie is smart, her street smartness gives her game, she knew how to handle herself in court. She talks about Hakeem and how he’s a wonderful father to his daughter, the kind of parent she wanted to be but couldn’t. Angelo brings up the fight between Anika and Cookie, calling Cookie violent but never saying anything bad about Anika. At one point in her life Anika was going to kill herself and she asked Cookie to take care of Bella. All of a sudden whack a$$ Angelo brings up that Cookie had thugs beat him up.

Lucious is back, the real Lucious but I’m still not convinced that he ever lost his memory, I believe he was just playing his part. Lucious decides he wants to testify and he gets that chance, when Angelo asks Lucious about his past as “the scariest man in music,” Lucious claims he can’t remember due to his memory loss. Lucious loves Bella and all the memories she’s given him, because of Bella, he wants to try and change his ways for the best!

Hakeem, decides to fire his lawyer and speak for himself, he really didn’t have a legitimate reason as to why he fired him but he did and that was that. He gets Anika on the stand asking personal questions about Bella. Then Hakeem reminds her that his door was always open; he wanted her to get to know Bella, but she had to file this custody suit on him.

Mrs. DuBois has returned just in time to throw Hakeem under the bus, she gets on the stand and talks about how she finds Hakeem a very pleasant young man, which she knows because he’s spent every Tuesday afternoon with her for the past five months. The look on Cookie’s face was priceless. Mrs. Dubois also videotaped their meetings, he betrayed his family when he says terrible, damning things about every single member of his family: Jamal has his pills, Andre has his illness, he also says Andre’s baby dying was “probably for the best”, Hakeem wishes Cookie was still in jail, and Lucious is a monster.

Of course the judge rules and gives Anika full custody of baby Bella. Hakeem is devastated, the entire Lyon family is hurting for Hakeem and Bella.

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