After learning she has a say in who replaces Garrett — Kara or Justin — Mary Jane questions whether Justin’s overtures are motivated by his desire to get her vote. Meanwhile, Kara helps Orlando in his transition from athlete to broadcaster and awaits an inevitable marriage proposal. Also, Paul’s newly separated status draws unwanted attention from the single ladies of their church set, while Helen makes one last effort to win him back.
The newfound knowledge that her parents’ hidden marital strife impacted her emotional makeup leads Mary Jane to uncover crucial information about Justin, spinning their love into a new phase. Meanwhile, a dark horse has entered the race for the executive producer slot and Kara and Justin are forced to work together to take him out of the running. Also, Niecy learns a lesson about independence and Patrick figures out just how tightly he is tied to the Patterson family.
When Mary Jane discovers her parents are getting a divorce, she recalls difficult moments from the past where family dynamics were learned and wonders if her own sabotaging of relationships means she’s destined to be alone. Meanwhile, Patrick tries to reconcile the devastating revelation that he is not Paul’s son and meets his real father, Frank.
Word of Lee’s brimming success and new girlfriend throws Mary Jane’s already tenuous relationship with Justin into doubt. Kara meets Orlando’s young attractive mother, who doesn’t share Kara’s enthusiasm for Orlando’s budding broadcasting career.
Will she or won’t she get married?