The sisters enter a very rocky part of their relationship, and struggle to agree on anything. In the meantime, Warryn works on the sisters’ new track, and Mama Campbell plans Erica’s baby shower.
The sisters are at Fever Studios with Warryn recording a new single to present to Sony Records. MMQuote: “I want to still keep that momentum going and make some more records.” It is very important that the sisters keep the fans interested in their music since Erica will be giving birth soon, and Tina has a baby on the way. MMQuote: “I want this joint to be monumental on the dance floor.” Enter Ma$e. WE all remember him as the rapper who rode with Diddy and Bad Boy Records, and then left the limelight to become a preacher, so WE are glad to see him back in action. MMQuote: “He found God, or should I say God found him. So, it makes perfect sense for us to get in the studio with him and create some hot music.” As soon as Ma$e gets on the mic, his flow is on point and WE know the sisters will have a hit on their hands (but, this better happen soon with only 10 days left until their Sony meeting). However, Tina doesn’t agree the sisters should rush to release a hit, MMQuote: “I think it’s smart to delay the record” and this results in another argument. Even with Ma$e backing up Warryn and Erica, Tina is still not listening. MMQuote: “She is who she is. I can either accept it or deal with it, or we just won’t be a group anymore.” MMQuote: “Erica and Tina have got to figure this out, because if they don’t I am not sure what the outcome is going to be.”
Sandra (Warryn’s mom), Goo and Alana head to Hotcakes Bakery to discuss all things sweet for Erica’s upcoming baby shower. Everyone loves the cake tasting, especially Goo. MMQuote: “Oh my God, yes! That sounded like something else.” WE love Goo!
Back at Fever Studios, Alana visits Tina and Erica to talk about the baby shower. Unfortunately, it looks like Tina wasn’t aware that she was not planning the baby shower. MMQuote: “We’re gonna let you live.” MMQuote: “You don’t want a last minute, thrown together baby shower is what you’re saying?” It would be nice if Erica acted like she would have at least wanted Tina to organize the shower, but WE’ll let that slide.
Tina meets up with Honey to discuss all the pressure she is under. MMQuote: “I feel like I’m busy keeping up with my life, not living it.” Honey thinks that Tina’s need for perfection is really becoming a problem, MMQuote: “She goes overboard a lot of times with some issues, and I know she hates it herself.” When Honey suggests getting more help around the house, Tina immediately goes on the defensive. WE understand she doesn’t want someone else raising her children, but sometimes a little help goes a long way. MMQuote: “Real talk! You was home, mama. You did this.” Tina’s value comes from what she does at home, not on the stage, so it is very difficult for her to sacrifice her time at home for her career. MMQuote: “I feel frickin overwhelmed all the time.” Honey raised 14 kids and refused to stop, so she knows Tina can handle this. MMQuote: “You’re the greatest, girl!” With her behavior starting to effect her kids actions and frustrations, Tina realizes she may need to go to a therapist for some help.
Erica and Honey spend the day together, and while they are having some mother-daughter time, Honey decides to fill Erica in on the conversation she had with Tina. MMQuote: “Sometimes I feel like, is this not really supposed to be? Maybe it’s time for me to move on from this group.” Honey thinks the girls need to work out their own issues with a third party, and Erica is not into the idea. Erica thinks Tina needs to come to some realizations about herself before they have any conversation. However, Honey does not think the blame should be put completely on Tina. MMQuote: “There are two sides to every story. Two sides and then the real side.” Erica thinks her and Tina need to come to some resolve, even if that means no more Mary Mary.
Tina takes the kids for frozen yogurt, and hopes to talk to Laiah about her frustrations with perfectionism. MMQuote: “She is really hard on herself for an eight year old. She’s her mama’s child.” Tina wants Laiah to realize she does not to be 100% perfect all the time. MMQuote: “I want you to work on telling yourself that you can, rather than get frustrated that you can’t.”
Erica and Tina decide to have a relaxing evening and concentrate on just being sisters, but Erica can’t help but bring up the conversation she had with Honey. Tina explains that her conversation with Honey was strictly about her, and had nothing to do with Mary Mary. Erica says she gets frustrated with Tina because, MMQuote: “We have differences of opinions in how we want to work.” Tina admits she feels pressured to agree to certain commitments. MMQuote: “Does that mean I do more solo stuff?” Tina doesn’t want Mary Mary to break up, but if that is what has to happen, than that’s it. These sisters need to be on the same page! Luckily, Erica agrees to go to therapy to try and make this right.
Tina and Erica finally go to therapy. MMQuote: “I’m not surprised we are here.” When the therapist asks why the sisters are at therapy, Tina and Erica discuss how they have different views on situations and different work styles. Tina does not feel that time off will cause you to become irrelevant, but Erica obviously disagrees. It’s clear the sisters have completely different work ethics, and Erica’s work ethic is to be working 24/7. The sisters either need to get over their problems, or move on. MMQuote: “If I can’t sprinkle it with sugar and spice, it will be sprinkled with salt and it’s going to be sour.” The sisters do feel that their sisterly relationship is the most important, and it is easy to see they want to continue their journey together. Tina and Erica realize the way Erica feels about work is the same way Tina feels about parenting; since God gave them their blessings, they need not say no. The sisters are able to use the strength and drive they learned in Englewood, CA to move forward. The sisters need to go back to their roots!
As the sisters drive around Englewood, they are able to remember the good memories they had and how far they have come. MMQuote: “I didn’t expect to feel all the things that I felt. I didn’t expect to remember and connect back to all the things that helped us build and make us who we are. But I did.” As the sisters visit their old church, they remember the dedication they learned there. MMQuote: “Family man. Family.” All these memories make the sisters realize they need to fight to stay together and stay committed.
It’s shower day and it’s carousel themed. Erica arrives with the family in toe. MMQuote: “Mama Campbell outdid herself.” WE agree, Erica. Zaya is very lucky to have a grandma who can arrange that kind of party to welcome her into the world (and Erica is lucky to have that kind of mother-in-law!). Tina takes advantage of this special occasion, and begins to announce her pregnancy. MMQuote: “No one’s stealing her shine. These are all my people. These are all my friends.” Tina is right… it’s the secret she keeps on telling. But, I’m sure if WE had good news like that to share, we wouldn’t be able to keep it a secret either! Mama Campbell comes up with a very clever (and appropriate) shower game. Each group must create a song about Zaya, and perform for the whole party. This is hysterical! Unfortunately, not everyone in attendance can create hits like Mary Mary, but all the renditions are awesome! We would not expect anything less than the attendees at a Mary Mary shower. MMQuote: “Brilliant! I loved it.”
As always, Mary Mary is back in the studios finalizing their single with Ma$e, but Warryn is concerned he can’t quite get it right. Something is missing. MMQuote: “This is dope. That’s dope. But everything together is not flowing.” With this single and “Go Get it” not finalized, Warryn still doesn’t know which single he will give to Mitchell to present to Sony in New York.
Will Warryn finish “Go Get It” in time to present to Sony? Will the sisters finally move past all the arguing to become a stronger, more unified Mary Mary? Will Goo and Mitchell ever put aside their differences to co-exist on Team Mary Mary? Let us know your thoughts!