Dr. Petty decided to show up to the house to check on the alleged sickies -- that would be Ray J, Joseline and New York -- who all were sick of their own making because they partied too hard at Amber Rose’s birthday bash the night before. Mind you, midterms are coming up, so the wellness check is warranted, but they were not ready even though these folks need some hand-holding.
Amber Rose lets Dr. Petty in and points her to the culprits' rooms. First up, Ray J. Dr. Petty wakes him up and reveals that he’s close to failing because of his absences and needs to step it up. He can’t miss any more courses; otherwise, he’ll be dismissed from ASU. She gives him a good lecture about his lazy ways and he seems receptive. He says he appreciates the second chance, but he is a good actor, right? Who knows what this will look like for him, but we will see.
Next up is Miss New York. New York apologizes but Dr. Petty keeps it real. New York can’t miss any more classes due to the attendance policy and generally short period, and they’ll be there anyway. New York assures Dr. Petty that she will return to the right path.
Next up is Joseline. Joseline is knocked out like a bear in hibernation. New York and Dr. Petty knock on her door several times and she refuses to wake up. But Dr. Petty leaves a message for Joseline: she needs to see her as soon as possible.
That visit from Dr. Petty had everyone shook, and rightfully so, because she is very obviously a woman about business and wants all her students to win.
Ray J heads to the Legacy Museum on his day off to make up for his poor grades and got the lessons in Black History and Civil Rights History that he missed. It inspired him to do better and to stop complaining. Part of Ray J’s reformation tour was also apologizing to the acting teacher he disrespected in class, and he generally went on to have a good day of classes and show that he could actually apply himself.
We fast forward to the next day of classes, and it’s presentation day. Initially, they all had to talk about how they moved through the world with a mask on. Like, there’s the celebrity version of them, the persona, and then there’s the real them and they discuss how they plan to be more authentic moving forward. They all gave moving presentations and things are looking hopeful. The next major project they have coming up are the midterms and they have a variety of assignments to do for each of their classes, from presentations to writing papers and more. This group is finding out just how overwhelming higher education can be.
Joseline finally has her big talk with Dr. Petty. Dr. Petty expresses her disappointment again because not only did Joseline miss classes, but she also didn’t communicate with her. Then Joseline says she’s overwhelmed and that she didn’t actually think she was going to be doing homework and that this would be real school.
Dr. Petty is patient, bless her heart, and gives Joseline a motivational pep talk about staying focused. It’s a productive talk and seemingly puts Joseline back on track.
Omarion stops by to visit his bro, O’Ryan, and help the crew focus. He brings sound bowls and leads a group meditation session to help the group center themselves ahead of midterms. Amber Rose and Ray J find themselves in another room because they’re not with it, but they start getting frustrated because they feel like the session is dragging. But really, they probably could have benefited from it.
The time has come for midterms and first up is acting class. New York, Iman, O’Ryan and Kway managed to make it to class, but the others are nowhere to be found, which is a problem because they are all partnered up for their respective assignments, and half the group is missing. If their partners don’t show up, then they get an incomplete grade so they get on the phone to get the rest of the group in class.
And we end on that cliffhanger.