Being Mary Jane Recap!!
Being Mary Jane Recap!! Let me first start by stating I do not like this Lee character, bring David back. Lee doesn’t fit well with Mary Jane and the show is starting to turn me off as long as Lee is in the picture.
Kara saves the day for Mary Jane with the perfect opportunity: covering the Racial Justice Coalition’s annual Thurgood Marshall event in Atlanta.
Kara locked in the coverage thanks to her relationship with fine a$$ Orlando Lagos that’s translating into office perks. MJ is welcomed by the family and instead of staying at the Ritz Carlton, she spends the weekend at home to help with her nephew Treyvion. Niecey informs her aunt that her son is still having nightmares and has progressed to biting kids in school.
Not long after MJ drops her bag, Lee surprises her by showing up at her front door. The family welcomes him, but he cannot sleep with Mary Jane, he has to sleep in the living room. And at the dinner, Niecey grills him on his intentions with her aunt and her parents share what “sidity” and hog head cheese is.
While MJ gets press credentials, Lee continues to bond with the family and they all fall for him, why I don’t know, I just can’t see it. After dinner, MJ takes him to the drive-in theater where she had many firsts. Later that night, a secret hook up goes south when Mrs. Patterson catches him naked looking a hot a$$ mess.
Mrs. Patterson thinks this is a good time to question MJ on her relationship with Lee, who she finds out is serious about being with her daughter. She really wasn’t all that mad when she stumbled in on him naked which is surprising to me. Lee bonds over making hog head cheese with Mr. Patterson and they seem to really be bonding.
“That’s why I make this,” he says, explaining the family tradition of hog head cheese to Lee. “My kids think it’s nasty. But it reminds me of my papa and all the things he went through to give us a better life.”
Lee also helps Niecey with Treyvion by sending out a funny tweet —that’s liked by Beyonce— and suggesting therapy. At the main event, MJ interviews Andrew Young, Dr. CT Vivian and Mayor Kasim Reed before coming in and betting that she can sit with the rumored new Supreme Court nominee. Lee helps her get a sit down with the judge, that angers her old station rival Vlad.
Vlad, her rival is mad at Lee for intervening and allowing Mary Jane her chance with the judge. Vlad gets his wife instead, who will convince judge to give MJ an exclusive. After, Vlad comes over, throws money at MJ and says, “She’s tough, she can take it” while licking his lips. Lee punches him in defense of MJ, who we’ve never seen so proud of her man.Lee inviting the family to his show, where he asks Mrs. Patterson to sing in honor of a friend who passed. It all feels perfect. Hopefully this feeling continues.
They head back to ‘the parking lot of firsts’ and recreate their first sexual encounter, where Lee asks, “Tell me what you want?”
“I want you to tell me you love me,” MJ says. “I love you,” he says. “I love you too,” MJ responds. “You can have it all. Remember that. “This was weird, I don’t think I ever heard say I love you to David, by the way I miss David, bring him back, get rid of Lee, PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
While sharing old mementos, Mrs. Patterson tells MJ that she should cherish Lee. “This Lee, he just might be the one. Just don’t mess it up,” she says.