Kerissa (Kimberley Hawthorne) sets up a dinner date with Fred Williams (L. Warren Young) and his wife Misty (Avis-Marie Barnes) to solidify their ties with the Deacons now that Jacob (Lamman Rucker) is presiding over the Deacon Board. During dinner, Kerissa promotes Jacob’s preaching philosophy and style. Through the course of the dinner, Fred and Misty become a model for the wholesome, Christian marriage Kerissa desires. The next day, Kerissa suggest to Jacob that they begin marriage counseling, but Jacob dismisses the notion. Meanwhile, Zora (Lovie Simone) and Sophia (Desiree Ross) participate in a Church Lock-in. During the Church Lock-in, the teens sneak outside to get high and accidently start a small fire in a receptacle.
Kevin Satterlee (Tye White) works out the logistics with the handsome homeless coordinator for the use of the facilities on Wednesdays and Fridays. There is an obvious unspoken attraction between Kevin and the homeless coordinator. Later, Kevin and Charity (Deborah Joy Winans) go out for karaoke and drinks. After returning home, the couple decides to perform a pregnancy test revealing that Charity is indeed pregnant. As Charity sleeps, Kevin lies awake staring at the positive pregnancy test. Subsequently, Kevin shares the news of Charity’s pregnancy with the homeless coordinator ending their flirtation.
Grace (Merle Dandridge) accepts a dinner invitation from Noah Kendall (Benjamin Patterson) and his fiancé, Isabel (Anna Diop). Isabel questions Grace about her motivations for staying in Memphis. While Isabel is away from the table, Noah apologizes for being a jerk when Grace initially left. Upon Isabel’s return to the table, Grace receives a call from Danielle Turner (Carlacia Grant), who is responding to an email that Grace sent to her. Later that night, Grace meets with Danielle at a pizzeria in an attempt to get Danielle to elaborate on her initial complaint against Robert. Danielle unconvincingly explains that her need for attention caused her to make a false accusation against Robert McCleady. Before leaving the pizzeria, Danielle told Grace to leave her and her family alone. The next day, Grace meets with Noah to set the record straight and explains the real reason she left 20 years ago.
It is closing time at Mavis’ Beale Street Blues Bar when Robert McCready (GregAlan Williams) pays his sister, Mavis (Oprah Winfrey) an unwelcomed visit. Robert threatens to use his connections to have Mavis’ bar turned into a historical landmark if she does not persuade Grace to stop investigating him. Mavis informs Robert that he is going down. Robert responds in maniacal laughter. What will Robert’s next move be?
In this episode, we witness the rekindling of romance between Grace and Noah creating a love triangle. Since Grace’s arrival at the Greenleaf mansion, there is a noticeable chemistry between Grace and Noah. Now that Noah knows the real reason for her departure, how will this affect his engagement with Isabel? This episode did not allow us to witness Grace’s full explanation; however, implies that her decision to remain in Memphis relates to investigating Robert’s proclivities.
Although Kevin approached Charity about starting a family, we must question his true inspiration and timing behind it. Kevin’s same-sex attraction does not mean that he does not love his wife or want to be a father. Currently, we do not know if Kevin has ever acted on his same-sex attraction. It would appear that Kevin is not truly comfortable in pursuing his same-sex interest. Kevin is expressing fear about starting a family. Is his apprehension natural as a first-time parent or is it concern over his same-sex attraction?
Kerissa’s controlling and narcissistic demeanor negatively impacts her husband and daughter. Jacob routinely engages in extramarital affairs because he does not feel like a person with a voice in his marriage. Zora has developed a Ritalin sniffing habit to cope with the pressures of maintaining her grades in a school where her mother is the school principal. Will Kerissa be able to persuade Jacob to participate in marriage counseling? Will Kerissa be able to see the role that she plays in destroying her marriage?
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