Why am I in love with Mary Jane? Because she lives the life, most of us would love to have. She is successful, has her dream home, nice car and living a single life. But like most ladies, she yearns to be loved. Mary Jane is a modern day woman like you and me. Even with being successful, her troubles still floods her life.
*S3Ep1: Facing Fears
An unexpected phone,call from David lands Mary Jane in the hospital. After hearing David, the love of her life and Lisa, her best friend admit they have had a sexual experience; MJ ends up in a care accident. As MJ family waits for news about her surgery, Lisa and David has to face the wrath of their secret to MJ's family. MJ survives but with serious bruises on her face. SNC investigated the accident to discover MJ was at fault and had alcohol in her system. Cecelia Briggs played Loretta Devine is the woman who was injured as well in this car accident. She has no insurance and not getting the best care at the hospital. MJ showed remorse by apologizing and gave her a check for $3,000. MJ's mother encourages her to accept she was in love with a man that didn't deserve her love. She also apologize for pushing her to continue to fight for David. SNC tries to protect MJ. They offer Cecelia a settlement to make this go away. However, SNC isn't trying to pay her $90,000. Cecelia had more insight on how SNC operates then they thought, so it had them sweating. The final settlement resulted in confidentiality and $100,000. MJ has a heart to heart with her little brother Paul about love, loneliness, relationships and settling for love. I must admit the advice he gave made sense to the standards women accepts. We do have to stop allowing fear of loneliness to make us settle for unhealthy attachments. Patrick brings Lisa to MJ's house out of fear of Lisa might commit suicide. Out of anger, MJ throws so many low blows at Lisa. MJ isn't ready to forgive Lisa. It really is too soon to forgive and move forward from this kind of betrayal and heartache.
*S3Ep2: Louie Louie
MJ is still recovering from her car accident. Her lawyer, Arthur, is at SNC fighting to save her job and career. Cecelia shows up at MJ's front door. Why is she there? Well, she managed to get a copy of MJ's hospital lab reports. She also has a copy of the personal check MJ gave her. She is trying to extort $25,000 from MJ. SNC didn't protect MJ from a civil lawsuit. Therefore, CeCe is there to blackmail MJ. SNC investigation must don't include MJ 's lab reports from the hospital, and they definitely don't know about the personal check. MJ job may be in jeopardy. Her lawyers battle SNC attornies about her position as a primetime anchor. The return to work timeframe the doctor's gave MJ wasn't enough time for healing for SNC. Meanwhile, Greg is approached to replace MJ with a Latino anchor. Kara visits MJ, and they come up with this ugly black woman anchor to fill her spot until she returns to work. Tracey, Patrick's daughter Daysha arrives with her personal issues. She is absent about being distant from her daughter's life. She and Patrick had a drug problem, but somehow he has custody of their daughter. Kara tells MJ that Greg disregarded their plan. MJ's reaction to this notice is calmer then Kara expected. MJ looks at Marisol experience and doesn't feel she can replace her. CeCe arrives to collect her $25,000. Even though MJ is a primetime news anchor, her responsibilities are heavy. She tells CeCe she doesn't have that kind of money. MJ has a message on the way with $5,000 for CeCe. CeCe isn't happy about that amount. She tells MJ, every two weeks she will pay her $5,000 until she gets her blessings of $25,000. As they wait for the massager to arrive, CeCe and MJ get to know each other points of view on black people behaviors. Marisol first day to anchor is airing. CeCe starts placing unwanting thoughts in MJ's head about her job security. The massager finally arrives, and MJ can't be happier to get rid of CeCe. Patrick finally asked his father for help so he can take care of Daysha. However, it raised issues with Niecey about Patrick not being there for her and her sister. MJ return to work.
This episode was so powerful. Lisa sit at the table eating dinner. She takes a hot shower. Then, she puts on this beautiful dress. She pours a glass wine and begins taking handfuls of pills. Lisa commits suicide. David tries calling MJ. David shows up at MJ's house; she doesn't answer. MJ isn't ready to address the issues between her and David. Since MJ has no contact with David, he went to her parent's house. Niecey calls MJ to let her know Lisa is dead. That's the reason why David was reaching out to MJ.MJ is alone and dealing with all this heartache alone. Eventually, Mark, Nichelle, and Kara shows up. They talk about memories shared with Lisa. After learning David is the person who discovered Lisa's body; MJ reached out to him. David and MJ are face to face. Although they have so much to talk about MJ wanted to know why was he at Lisa's house. With everything that has to happen between them, David reached out to Miss, but she never responded. He last talked to her at the hospital. That was the night of MJ's accident. The mention of the accident brings up her anger, so this conversation ends. Being that MJ and her family was Lisa's family, MJ plans her burial service. She goes to see her mother. Since her mother couldn't reach her, she called Lisa's parents. MJ was upset that her mother called them. Apparently, there is a family secret that made Lisa shut her family out her life. MJ's goes to Lisa house. As she stands in Lisa's room, you can see the wine stain still on the bed. As she stood hurting, Lisa parents arrived. Lisa's mother asked MJ could she do the eulogy. MJ agreed, but she makes it clear Charles isn't welcome to the service. Charles walks into a room of tension. MJ has no problem telling Charles to his face not to attend the service. Lisa's mother honors MJ request despite Charles trying to get her not to listen to MJ. The day of the service arrive. David shows up. As he and Mary talk, it goes left with the wrong choice of words by David. He tells MJ this wasn't her fault. Finally, MJ lets David know she has nothing left to give him. Could this be the end of David and MJ? The service is about to start, and Charles does attend the service. Even though MJ was upset, her eulogy makes him regret it. MJ tribute touched my heart and had me in tears. Live in your truths was the most potent message. This phrase became a moral I now live by. MJ told Lisa's truth. Lisa was traumatized and lived her life in pain for years. Thanks to Charles, who is her stepfather, not her father; molested her for years. This episode was so deep for me because I understood it too well. This was my own personal experience except God wasn't ready for me yet. No matter what ugly truths we have, still show love for those we love. Epic message indeed.
*S3Ep4: Being Kara
We learn more about Kara other thrn being Mary Jane's producer and friend. MJ is prepping to go live but Kara is MIA. She is late for work and she is also late for a parent teaching conference. Kara and John talks about their son possibly having a learning disorder. Sometimes you have to make difficult decisions between career and parenthood. Kara had a breakdown about being absent from her kids life. Do to Kara's absent Greg pushed MJ return to prime time another week. With so much going on in her life, MJ calls over her cuddle buddy to release some tension. I guess seeing a letter sent from Lisa arouse sexual tension. Kara night with the kids is more then she bargain for. Kara tells the kids about the new arrangements. Max her oldest son doesn't care too much for the new arrangement. MJ meets Cecelia to make her payment. I must admit, this is one of Loretta Devine best role played bad Cecelia Briggs. Kara arrives at work to find Greg in a meeting with Marisol. After the meeting, Kara accused Marisol of sleeping with Greg for career gain. Niecey arrive to find MJ and her cuddle buddy making out in the pool. Kara has to make brownies and burn them. John and Kara discussed Scotts possible dyscalculia. Kara breaks down about trying to have it all. Career, marriage and kids. She feels she failed as a mother. Neiecy goes on her job interview. The interview wasn't the best but she got the job. MJ visit CeCe at her bookstore. MJ tries to end the extortion but Cece threatens to release her lab work. Kara ends her relationship with Galel. She has decided to put her family first. Kara proposed to John for her to move back in the house and they raise the kids together. Mary Jane opens her mail and breaks down finally. Lisa invited her yo a gala where she was the guest speaker.
*S3Ep5: Hot Seat
MJ fights with Greg to get het spot back in Primetime. Greg tells her Marisol isn't going anywhere. MJ fights for her job by calling the Rainbow Coalition. Patrick puts Neicey in her place after she was disrespectful towards him. Greg gives MJ some truths about her work performance however she gets her prime time slot back. Jill Scott plays Neicey's mother Jackie. She arrives for a short visit with Neicey. MJ meets Mark at an exclusive club where no phones and pictures can be use inside. The club atmosphere is anything goes. While at the club, Mark and MJ talk about relationships and desires. The desire to just have sex not expect more. MJ I'd back on air with great reviews. Patrick and Jackie talk about their kids. They end up having sex. Kara canceled a night out with MJ. Turned out to be a goof thing for MJ. She hooked up with a sexy white man. MJ sits by the pool, taking a drink, smoking a cigar and finally appearing to be happy with herself.
*S3Ep6: Don't Call It a Comeback
MJ enjoys a ladies night out with some of her friends. As the night about yo end, MJ spots a familiar face before leaving the club. She has another encounter with the sexy white guy. SNC hires a stylish for MJ. A text from MJ's cuddle buddy leads to sex later. I guess MJ put it on him because he had a seizure afterwards. Mark has been outed front page on a tabloid about his sexulity. SNC stands by Mark but wants to use this opportunity as a chance for SNC to politic on the LGBT Community. Mark is note focus on his upcoming project overseas. Greg tells Marks he can't send Greg over to a hostile dangerous country especially with his sexuality being outed. Mark is furious for SNC decision and quit his job. Kara and Marisol has a disagreement about the proper way to get ahead as Latino women. Greg reaches out to MJ asking her to talk to Mark. Brandon (Cuddle Buddy) and MJ is in the middle of foreplay. MJ stops to talk about his seizure. MJ tried to give hope there is life after football but Brandon leaves. He didn't want to hear that. Michelle comes over. Her and MJ talks and joke about being single women. Reset your whore button. CTFU (Cracking the fuck up) that was the most funniest line I heard about the single life. Mark and MJ have an headed argument about giving up and selling out on stories that matter. MJ sexy white man finds out who she is.
*S3Ep7: If the Shoe Fits
MJ stylish arrived with a bag that cost het $30,000. Niecey friends teach her the perks of working at the mall. MJ buys her a new car for her birthday. Mark is moving to Nigeria. Patrick tells MJ their mother fell and was home from the hospital. Seems like everyone forgot its MJ's birthday. PJ comes home from California. MJ thinks the family is planning a surprise for her because Patrick making her favorite cake and PJ came home. Patrick and his coworkers are popping pills they call doughnuts. Kara says goodbye to Mark. The SNC staff have a small birthday party for MJ. MJ is told by a coworker, the company PJ works for may have done something illegal. Kara has made good process becoming a better mother. Her oldest son Max, actually told her have a good show. He was so angry with her. Neicey goes shopping for herself. MJ arrives at her parent's house to realize everyone really did forget her birthday. PJ admits to MJ that hr was apart of the illegal crime at his company. MJ asked him to get out instead of becoming the fall guy. MJ gives her mother a bath. Before she lives, her mom tells her Happy Birthday. Patrick gets more pills while he works late. Neicey arrive home with shopping bags. MJ gives her the third degree about spending her first paycheck. Seeing how attentive her father is with Neicey and her kids; MJ tells her father she could have been home with her 6 year old child since everyone forgot her birthday. She admit she had an abortion years ago. MJ arrived home to find Mark there with a cake and lifted candle. He didn't forget her birthday. Mark says goodbye to SNC.
*S3Ep8: Wake Up Call
The family meets up at MJ's house for family time. MJ tries to get the family to start better financial system. They all walkef away from the table. The idea of a family petty cash sounds good to me. MJ I'd a guest speaker for a college class. A student tells MJ she sold out for giving up Talk Back for prime time. More heavier blow, she tells MJ that's why the black community do not trust her. MJ goes yo give CeCe her last payment. MJ asked CeCe do she think she is a sell out. MJ finally have the sexy white guy over her house. They spend the night taking test for diseases and eating fruit. The night ends with sex by the pool. Kara comes over, her and MJ talks about sex with the opposite race. CeCe pops up at MJ's house. CeCe tells MJ to take her Talk Back show back and keep prime time. MJ tells CeCe do not come back to her house or she will call the calls. MJ tells Greg she wants the show Talk Back. Patrick has dinner with Dasha and Tracy. Tracy tries to rekindle her relationship with Patrick. Patrick tells Tracy he do not want a relationship with her. Kara and MJ have a talk about Kara producing Talk Back. Kara is more focus on her kids, she decline the offer. Tracy visits MJ at work. She tells her Patrick is back on drugs. Even though MJ put Tracy in her place but she still questions Patrick. Later at her house, MJ and her parents confronts Patrick about his drug habits. Patrick loses Dasha to his parents and he feels MJ st him up.
*S3Ep9: Purging & Cleansing
MJ tries to defend Patrick. MJ picked Dasha up from Kara's house. Once she got in the car, Dasha asked for her father and grandfather. MJ spend the night taking care of Dasha. Patrick shows up at Dasha's school. Her teacher tells him how proud Dasha is of him. Dasha's teacher notice MJ bringing Dasha to school with a new lunch bag. Kara tells MJ she has been fighting battles that weren't her battle to fight. She tells her to let go, or she will drown. Marisol approached MJ about joining the Talk Back team. With no quiet space at SNC, MJ moves the Talk Back meeting to her house. CeCe pops up at MJ's house again. MJ agrees to be a guest speaker for her event at the bookstore. As she is leaving, CeCe notices the notes on suggestions for the launch of Talk Back. She gives her input on some of the topics they had listed. As CeCe talks, MJ flashbacks on how she met CeCe. Is MJ starting to see them as friends? Paul, MJ's father, refuse to let Patrick see or talk to Dasha when he arrived at the school. Her teacher asked Patrick what is going on. She later takes Patrick him and gives him some good advice about his self. Patrick goes to his parent's house and takes his daughter. PJ and Niecey listen as Paul vents and apologizes to his wife Helen about the status of their life. PJ talks to Neicey about getting her life together. Good advice, stop expecting people to rescue you. Know the difference between rescue and help. Love that message. CeCe pops up again at MJ's house. This time she wants compensation for her ideas on Talk Back.
*S3Ep10: Somethings are Black and White (SEASON FINALE)
Simone, David's mother pops up at MJ's house. She tries to get MJ to give David another chance. MJ tells Simone she need to let it go and move on. MJ stick to her word. She had a successful night at CeCe's book store event. MJ tells CeCe about this book deal she was offered. She wants to share the part of her life involving her. MJ and her sex why guy goes out for karaoke night. The next day, MJ is the took of discussion on the talk show The Real for interracial dating. Greg forces MJ to launch Talk Back with the topic of Interracial Dating. Greg is upset with Kara about her comment to Marisol about sleeping with him for career advancement. Marisol filed a complaint on Kara with HR. Greg tells Kara to fix it. MJ chose not tondral with the struggle of interracial dating. She ends things with the sexy white guy. Funny, I don't recall ever hearing his name. Lol. In order for the complaint to go away, Marisol tells Kara she wants the anchor position on her show. Out with Kara, MJ sees David with his daughter and baby mother. She handled it well. MJ and CeCe meets the publisher for the book deal. Turns out the book deal was bogus. MJ turned CeCe into the police for five counts of extortion. MJ flashback on her entire life. The ups, the downs, the good and the bad. Paul takes Neicey to get a new car. She gets pulled over by the police. Before you know it, Neicey is pulled out her car, tased and handcuffed. Her kids watches this from the backseat of the car. MJ arrives to work to see her team watching videos for show topics. They are watching a video of a young black female getting assaulted by the police. MJ said she couldn't watch anymore of those videos but she hear a familiar voice. The female in the video is her niece.
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I can't wait till Season 4. Mary Jane suppose to be in a new city. What's that about? Catch up with Season 3 of Being Mary Jane on Netflix.
I am so happy that the legal lawsuit has been settled. Yasss, there will be another season. I hope the BMJ Fans are happy about that because I am!!! Season 4 of Being Mary Jane airs on BET Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 9pm. Set your recorders if you won't be home and tune in if you will be.
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