Mary Mary arrived to sound check to prepare for their tour. MMQuote: “We’re going on the line and fronting the money so that we can have everything the way we wanted.” And to no surprise, Tina has some issue with the way the set looks based on changes Mitchell has implemented. MMQuote: “Do I work for you? Or do you work for me?” With that, Tina storms off and leaves Erica to chase after her and try to settle the issues. WE don’t know what the set was supposed to look like according to Tina’s vision, but we don’t understand why Tina’s going at a 10 right now. Sorry Tina, but WE have to agree with Mitchell. This is really not that big of a deal, and you fuming and causing a ruckus while you should be doing sound check is not helping matters. Poor Mitchell just sounds beaten down at the end of this season, and WE truly feel bad for him. MMQuote: “I walk into the building and I’m nervous because Tina annihilated me on the phone.” Luckily, these two settle things quickly with a hug and an apology before Tina and Erica are surprised with a personalized video from their husband and kids.
Back in L.A., Goo is packing up her entire life to move to Atlanta to be with Justin. MMQuote: “I’m wondering if I’m moving too fast or if this is really what I want to do.” Goo seems really uncertainty about making this huge decision, so she calls Justin for advice. Justin thinks that a new environment could be good for Goo, and could cause her to experience something new. Even though she says she is moving, WE still have our doubts.
It is the first night of the tour in Jacksonville. MMQuote: “It seems like I just had my baby last week and here it goes. Mary Mary is in full swing again.” Tina is feeding off the energy, and it’s a great feeling to be back performing for the fans. However, this high couldn’t last forever as the lighting crew puts the spotlight on the wrong Mary during Erica’s solo portion of “Yesterday”. MMQuote: “We are having some serious technical difficulties on this stage.” However, it does not seem like the crowd minded at all, but Tina and Erica are perfectionists and will be making some serious changes to fix these issues. MMQuote: “Not acceptable. Mitch, get it right.” Mitchell will plan another walk through in Atlanta to make sure all these kinks are worked out before the Marys hit the stage tomorrow night.
Because of the lightening and technical issues, Tina and Erica need to pull another rehearsal to make sure Atlanta is perfect. The crew needs to tear down the stage, the band needs to pack up, and everyone needs to break for lunch, but Micromanager Tina’s list of fixes is taking up a lot of time. MMQuote: “I think everybody deserves respect. I don’t care what their title is. They don’t feel like they’re underlings.” With Tina running things and Erica getting annoyed at the constant demands, WE’re not sure if this rehearsal is ever going to end.
To defuse some tension, Mitchell takes Tina and Erica to lunch. MMQuote: “I can feel it coming. I’ve seen it a million times. We’re gonna have a big argument. We left the rehearsal and I’m still annoyed and so is she.” With Erica feeling disrespected, Tina is in no mood to talk about the past or anything but the issues with the tour. MMQuote: “I’m never going to adjust my life and the way I roll to the way that makes sense for you.” It is clear that Tina and Erica have two different styles of communication, but each should be able to come to a common agreement. And poor Mitchell is just stuck in the middle, switching his head from left to right like he’s watching a match at the U.S. Open. MMQuote: “Let’s go our separate ways because this ain’t workin’.” Mitchell tries to mediate the argument, but Tina is not listening to a word he says and leaves the restaurant. MMQuote: “We’re singing about God for Christ’s sake. Who in the world would argue that much to sing about God?” While Mitchell is calming Erica down inside, Tina is outside with Treiva waiting for a cab. WE give Mitchell the manager of the year award. He is doing an awesome job making Erica realize that she needs to work at this relationship before officially calling it quits. At the advice of Mitch, Erica calls Ms. Honey for some guidance. MMQuote: “Work. It. Out.” When Mitch tries to talk the same sense into Tina, she says that 3 letter word and hangs up.
MMQuote: “Erica and Tina have been fighting like this since the beginning of time.” This feels like the end for Erica, and with Tina being a no show at the venue with only two and a half hours left til show time, this may really be the end of Mary Mary. MMQuote: “I feel like I’m gonna throw up. I can’t do a show with one Mary! Where is she?” Tina is not picking up her phone either. Luckily, Tina shows up 45 minutes before the show, and to capitalize on this happiness Goo let’s Tina and Erica know she will not be moving to Atlanta.
As soon as the concert ends, Goo decides to break the news to Justin. MMQuote: “I don’t feel like now is the right time.” With Justin and Goo’s relationship not being serious in terms of an actual engagement, she just can’t bring herself to move away from her family. MMQuote: “I’m gonna stay my behind right here.” Let’s face it, Justin. Without that ring, a girl can’t haul her cookies cross country for just a promise. MMQuote: “You won’t know until you get on one knee and ask me to marry you.” Justin is not happy, but he needs to understand how Goo feels. This is a big decision, but if he can’t support her decision then Goo will say her “goodbye.”
On the tour bus, the sisters talk out their issues. The main issue is communication, and these two must compromise a little bit in order to work things out. MMQuote: “I think we absolutely need to take a break from Mary Mary because I’m not cut out for it anymore, Erica.” The sisters agree to go their separate ways and assess what each of them wants. As the sisters talk over their decision with Mitch, he knows this is the official break up of Mary Mary. MMQuote: “We need a break and we need to get off the merry-go-round for a while.”
Well, that’s it for season 2… See you in season 3!
It’s Meelah’s fifth birthday party, and things are pretty hamtastic. Tina has one hour to make sure everything is perfect, and her pregnant behind is hopping up on chairs and tying balloons to trellises. MMQuote: “I hear her breathing like she’s about to go into labor right there.” Erica is finally able to convince Tina to take a sip of water, but Tina is back on the go when she realizes she forgot candles for the cake. MMQuote: “Did I forget candles for the birthday party? Who does that?” Tina is extremely overwhelmed, and everything is starting to catch up with her. Guilt is playing a big part in Tina’s stress, and it is obviously the main reason why she is refusing outside help. MMQuote: “When we have our special moments, they have to be more special than regular special because I’m not there a lot.” At least the party comes together, and Meelah is having a blast.
Meanwhile, Mitchell is attempting to handle a very annoyed CJ in Dallas. The Marys decided to stay in L.A. for the birthday party instead of flying to Dallas early to do a sound check for their upcoming performance on the Tom Joyner Morning Show. With a six o’clock call time tomorrow morning, the sisters really needed to have the sound check over and done with. MMQuote: “CJ is what makes all radio happen. I don’t need a war with her right now.” The only other option is a 4 a.m. sound check prior to their 6 a.m. performance. CJ would love to be sympathetic, but there is a lot on the line. One snub could lead to being black listed from a large syndicated show for a very long time. The Mary’s just can’t afford to take that risk.
As the sisters prepare for their trip to Dallas, Goo brings over some wardrobe options for Erica as she frantically packs (while one nanny short). MMQuote: “I can’t be your nanny. Part time nanny is not one of my jobs.” As a trade off for changing Zaya’s diaper, Goo starts to question Erica and Tina’s intentions when they cornered Justin at Alana’s wedding. MMQuote: “Why is he getting such a hard time? That’s what I don’t understand.” The fact is that Justin is just not around the family enough for them to truly know him and his intentions. MMQuote: “It’s not his fault he can’t dance around Mary Mary’s schedule.”
MMQuote: “I now have to tell Erica and Tina they have to have a 4 a.m. sound check. I’d rather have every fingernail pulled out one by one.” WE definitely would not want Mitch’s job. No matter how he spins this, these sisters are not buying it. The sisters were originally invited to sing in Dallas for another event, and Tom Joyner’s radio show is a bonus appearance. MMQuote: “We will not jeopardize singing for Bishop Jakes.” Tina is dominating this conversation, and Erica will not get on the phone. This looks like moot point, Mitchell. You may want to move on.
It’s now 3:30 a.m. and the Mary’s have arrived (exhausted!) for sound check. MMQuote: “I cannot make a good voice come when rest is the only thing that will bring that.” The ladies aren’t sounding too great, but when you consider they are running on fumes and it is still the early hours of the morning, there isn’t much you can do. MMQuote: “It’s like a hurricane and it’s blowing in. And I can feel it all over me.” Judging by how this is going, WE think Hurricane Mary Mary is about to hit shore any second. Mitchell really doesn’t think it is the right time to discuss their issues, but that does not stop the conversation from happening. Mitchell is upset about Erica not getting on the phone to discuss the call time. MMQuote: “Erica dismisses me like I’m some messenger delivering a package that she doesn’t want to deal with right now.” The girls are trying to explain that all the pushing and driving are taking a toll on them mentally and physically, however Mitch gets extremely defensive. MMQuote: “Dude… back down!” There are too many feelings being thrown around this conference room, and WE don’t see any resolve happening. MMQuote: “Ain’t nobody gonna tell me what I’m gonna do and when I’m gonna do it except Jesus the Christ.” After this whole mess, the girls have to go and deliver a performance… however, in the middle of the song Tina’s headphones short out. MMQuote: “This is real bad.” Thankfully, Tina pulls it together and is able to continue to give a great performance. That still doesn’t mean Tina wants to hear praise from Mitchell, though.
MMQuote: “We want to make sure we are shining not only for Mary Mary but really tributing him well because he deserves it.” It’s really, truly important the sisters nail this sound check and this performance, but it may be a bumpy road ahead. MMQuote: “Say a prayer for the Marys.”
Back in L.A., Goo takes advantage of her downtime to chat with Justin and fill him in on the recent favors Erica has called in. MMQuote: “You have to be able to say no, even to family, baby.” WE can’t tell if Justin is leading this revolt or just echoing some of the thoughts Goo has already been battling with. Either way, this is not going to win Justin some extra brownie points with the Atkins crew.
Honoring Bishop Jakes is just one of the many huge things happening for Mary Mary, but they are extremely honored to be included. And must WE say, the Marys are looking amazing on that red carpet! MMQuote: “This performance is important for a lot of reasons because I want to redeem myself but with Bishop Jakes, Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry in the audience this is really important.” Erica and Tina take the stage and the sisters are set to blow the roof of this place. People start to rise up out of their seats and singing along. MMQuote: “I turn around and the entire audience is on their feet, and they are giving Mary Mary a standing ovation and they haven’t even finished the song yet!” Even Oprah is out of her seat!
Back in L.A., Goo is ready to address the nanny situation with Erica. MMQuote: “I feel like I’m the ‘everything’ person and it’s just too much.” Erica is having a difficult time understanding what broke the camel’s back, especially when it involves helping a sister out. Goo wants to create boundaries, but Erica seems to lose her mind when she hears Justin is at the epicenter of this conversation. MMQuote: “We’re talking about Justin with work? With family stuff? With sister stuff?” If Justin is supporting how Goo feels, Erica is fine with that… but something is telling Erica he has a lot more to do with this conversation than moral support.
Now that Mary Mary is back in L.A., it’s time for everyone to sit down and discuss the issues that have followed them home from Dallas. MMQuote: “It was bad enough the first time. I don’t want to relive it again.” Mitchell is still upset and hurt from the conversation in Dallas, but Tina feels like everyone should be able to speak their peace and move on. The difference between Mitchell and the Marys is that Mitchell holds on to what is said and the Marys are able to have comments roll off their back. In order for them to move on from this argument, these two sides need to understand the other’s feelings.
Will the next beef be between Warryn and Mitchell? Who else is excited to see Laurieann Gibson coach the Marys? Is Tina about to make the same mistakes Erica did when she was pregnant with Zaya? WE want to hear from you!
The countdown has become! There are three days until Alana’s nuptials and still so much to be done, including quitting her job as nanny to Erica’s children. MMQuote: “I’m not really seeing how it’s going to be possible for me to continue to work and be a good wife.” Erica is not letting this happen. There is too much going on between Tina’s pregnancy, Goo vs. Mitch, Justin vs. Mitch, Mary Mary, etc to be short a nanny. MMQuote: “Now you’re gonna dump me like a bad habit!”
Justin arrives in L.A. to Goo’s excitement, however this will be the first time he sees Tina and Erica since his MMQuote: “little run in with Mitch.” WE don’t know if we would call it little, Goo (insert side eye here)! MMQuote: “I need my family to see that there are so many sweet sides to him.” As usual, Goo is always working and this visit isn’t any different. Erica’s healthy lifestyle change has started to pay off, and she would like to wear something at the Cinderella Ball to show off her hard work. Here’s hoping Justin is still down for his chick’s career even when that takes away from the time spent with him…
Erica needs to break the news to Krista that Aunt Alana will be gone for a little bit once she gets married. Poor Krista does not take the news well at all! MMQuote: “Krista is very emotional, and I think in her mind she feels like I’m just leaving from her life and she is not going to see me anymore.” Erica’s heart breaks not only for Krista, but for Wosie as well. It has been three years since Alana started watching the kids, and it will be a huge adjustment and loss.
Now, before we get into Justin and Goo’s argument… He has an issue with Goo being on her phone, but he’s wearing sunglasses inside at the table? Is he really one to lecture on what is proper? Justin was so quick to defend how hard Goo works to Mitch, but when he finally sees how hard she does work and it distracts from him, he makes threats. MMQuote: “I mean we can be friends. I’m serious.” If WE were Goo, WE would fix that smirk on his face real quick. Goo is right. What kind of person throws out a threat like that just because one person is making moves? MMQuote: “Whatever he thinks he’s doing, right now he’s losing.” Goo is on the phone with a designer, and Justin is yelling something about Goo being on a date with her “ex boyfriend” in the background. Tina was right… Goo must have met him at the playground with the way his immature butt is behaving! Goo finally reaches her breaking point (because WE reached ours last week!) and walks out. What happened to your smirk, Justin? At least he has the sense to follow (after having a snack), and the sense to apologize. Looks like Justin’s mouth almost got him in deep with another Atkins woman.
The sisters are in D.C. for the Cinderella ball that benefits children affected by many diseases. MMQuote: “When it comes to events like the Cinderella Ball, it really is a reality check and reminds us all of why we do this. Music changes lives.” This event truly is important to the Marys, and when you see them interact with the children, you understand why they push themselves to make sure they make every appearance. MMQuote: “I know this is our second year, but can we come back again?” Once again, the sisters are running late for their flight and the status of their punctuality will be TBD.
Goo continues to juggle Mary Mary stylist and wedding coordinator duties, and Justin’s accident will not be lightening Goo’s load at all. MMQuote: “With all that’s going on, I do not need Justin Moore to call me and to tell me that he just crashed the frickin car.” There is one hour til the wedding rehearsal, and the only silver lining to this is that the car is still drivable. Justin’s attitude probably doesn’t help matters, but that’s neither here nor there.
Alana and Treiva arrive at the wedding rehearsal location, and Treiva must let Alana know that no one is there. MMQuote: “I’m just getting more and more irritated and frustrated, so whatever.” Alana resorts to calling all rehearsal attendees who most likely are sending her straight to voicemail for fear of her Bridezilla wrath. 10 minutes go by, 20 minutes… Alana finally reaches Goo who is trying to make her way through traffic. Luckily, Tina and Erica arrive safe and sound, and to a relieved Alana along with Goo, Des and his whole family. But, there is no time for rejoicing. MMQuote: “She is gonna lose it. Bridezilla is gonna explode.”
Warryn and Teddy have taken Des out, so it’s just Erica, Goo and Alana. MMQuote: “Alana and GooGoo think they know what it takes to be a wife? Please, they have no idea!” As for Des’ bachelor party, the boys are poppin’ bottles and having a great time. Warryn and Teddy can give Des advice on how to make a marriage work when both of you are working on your careers. Justin will not be in attendance at the bachelor party because he is not “comfortable”, but the Atkins women think he may be a bit “too busy” to attend. MMQuote: “It would be nice to feel like he wants to be a part of this family, and he wants us to get to know him.” Goo is very sure Justin is the one; it’s just a matter of time. When Alana attempts to dig a bit deeper about the moving situation, Goo does not even hesitate admitting she will be moving to Atlanta. At this point, it does not even seem like L.A. and her family is an option for her. MMQuote: “Don’t you know we don’t move. They move to us.” WE think Goo may be a little too quick to compromise her life for someone that doesn’t seem to want to fit himself into hers. The main problem with Justin is that he hasn’t allowed the family to get to know him beyond his altercation with Mitchell. It also doesn’t help that he ducks phonecalls and invites by the men of the family.
It is finally Alana’s wedding day, and Tina thinks she should probably be spending more time thinking about getting some tonight than the details of her wedding. What Alana should worry about are people bringing up anything that have to do with Justin’s antics. MMQuote: “I don’t care if I have to say my peace to everyone in the room because you are trying to get me outnumbered. I’m moving to Atlanta.” Regardless of what anyone feels, keep this business to yourselves until after the wedding. Luckily, Alana’s dad never picked up his tux so the attention is quickly averted to something else. Erica needs to head to the store now to buy her father a suit. All the bridesmaids are reassuring Alana her wedding will still start on time, but this will definitely be crunch time. Luckily, Eddie shows up dressed and ready to walk Alana down the aisle. MMQuote: “My baby is doing this. She’s actually getting married.” There is not a dry eye in the house, and Des and Alana are finally husband and wife (after a fresh application of chapstick).
At least we get to bask in the love for just a moment before the sh*z hits the fan. It is time for Erica and Tina to have a few words with Justin regarding his words with Mitchell. MMQuote: “Let me holla at you real quick, Justin.” Tina is definitely not going to hold back. MMQuote: “He seems startled and alarmed, and I don’t really know what to make of this facial expression.” The sisters are completely confused at Justin’s presumably serious intentions when he hasn’t even made an effort to get to know the family. I mean, did you see that room full of people, Justin? You better start shaking hands! MMQuote: “Slow down, low down. Ya’ll just got together.” Justin needs to understand when you marry one, you essentially marry them all. He needs to start making more of an effort if he really wants Tina and Erica to start giving him a chance. Of course Goo comes in to interject, but that takes this conversation to a level WE honestly don’t think it was at yet. MMQuote: “Let this be the last of your conferences with my man without you consulting me.” Is it about to be Mary Mary vs. Goo and Justin?
Will Tina push herself too far? Will Goo’s relationship with Justin start to affect her relationship with her sisters personally and professionally? Will Mitch and Mary Mary be the next couple to feud? WE want to hear from you!
MMQuote: “If I feel like I’m about to put my baby in danger and have this baby early or have this baby unhealthy, then I’m going to have to stop.” Mary Mary is exhausted from Promo Week, and with 3 more cities and days left on the schedule they must start taking caution. Erica tries to handle sound check on her own, but it is not going well. MMQuote: “Lord, please let the sound be right.” Tina makes it to glam and is planning on performing with Erica. As they go one stage, all the issues are left on the sideline and the sisters are there to give the people what they want. MMQuote: “I’m gonna push myself.” However, there seems to be an issue with the key change in “Thank You Lord”, and Tina is convinced it is the team’s fault. The Marys talk over the issue with Gerald, and it seems as if the problem was because Tina was singing in the wrong key. MMQuote: “Yeah, it’s in the wrong key because you started singing too fast!” Regardless, the band should have switched keys quickly when they realized Tina was singing higher.
MMQuote: “There goes issue #1, and in walks issue #2.” Goo is having some issues balancing her responsibilities as stylist of Mary Mary, and maid of honor at Alana’s wedding. Erica is adamant about Goo coming to New York to make sure they do not have a style slipup again. MMQuote: “I have to make sure the clothes are right. I have to.” Tina starts to defend Goo by saying it was Erica’s fault the clothes from the fitting didn’t work during the tour. Erica isn’t putting blame on Goo, but just wants to make sure everything is right for the next city. MMQuote: “Something’s gotta give, and at this point nothing’s giving.” Not only are Erica and Goo unhappy about the situation, Alana is as well. So much in fact, she hangs up on her sisters when she hears they will not be in town until the day of her bachelorette.
Even when they are home, the sisters are torn in multiple directions. As much as Erica would love to spend time with her kids, she still needs to tend to MOH duties with Goo and Alana. As Alana flexes her Bridezilla muscles, Goo has no tolerance. MMQuote: “You about to be a dead almost-bride!”
Tina is just happy to be home. MMQuote: “Mary Mary gets a break. Tina doesn’t get a break, so it’s time to go home and go to work.” Tina and Teddy’s house is in the middle of a repainting, but Tina wants to be home when the work is being done. The only problem is that Tina is rarely home these days, and pregnant women cannot be around paint fumes. WE think the hormones may be messing with Tina a bit, making her speak irrationally. MMQuote: “Because I’m a smart husband, I never make the decisions by myself. I always include her.”
If only this wedding planning would go as smoothly as Tina’s remodeling! As Alana rattles off items Goo and Erica, Goo attempts to multitask and talk a bit of business with Erica. #FAIL. MMQuote: “Let me finish my wedding stuff, and then you can go back to being Mary Mary.” Alana feels left in the dark about the bachelorette party, and with Erica and Goo both traveling she is not very confident that this will all come together. MMQuote: “Check this out baby Bridezilla. It’s just a bachelorette party!” Erica tries to be the voice of reason, but Alana doesn’t want to compromise (and it looks like Goo doesn’t want to go to NY). Erica finally caves, and allows Goo to stay home with Alana. MMQuote: “I am not happy at all. I need GooGoo in New York.”
Erica is meeting with Mitchell to tell him Goo will not be going with them to New York, but Mitchell is still heated over the last stop in New York. MMQuote: “You just keep making excuses for her.” At this point, this news about Goo staying in L.A. may send Mitchell over the edge. MMQuote: “I don’t manage the wedding, I manage Mary Mary!” Mitchell is not optimistic about this, but Erica insists that everything will run smoothly without Goo.
The Mary’s hit Brooklyn for the Something Big contest. MMQuote: “Today is going to be hectic, and it’s going to be busy, and it’s going to be exhausting.” On top of the press around the Something Big contest, Tina needs to show Laiah a good time in New York. MMQuote: “I want to go back to the hotel and sleep before my concert, but I have to have fun with my baby.” Tina is having a little difficulty keeping up with Laiah’s excitement and energy. Between Juniors, running around the park, and looking at the Statue of Liberty, Tina is exhausted.
Back in LA, Goo and Joi interview the “entertainment” for Alana’s bachelorette. MMQuote: “I’m nervous about all the touching and what not.”
New York must be bad luck for these sisters! Not only did Tina make Erica feel bad about trying to force Goo to come to NY, but now Tina’s pants aren’t fitting properly. MMQuote: “If my memory serves me correctly, someone (TINA!) told me I needed to get my stuff together in L.A..” Tina now must sew the pockets of her pants closed to avoid another fashion disaster. MMQuote: “I’m a seamstress. I get the job done.”
Alana’s bachelorette is finally here, but Tina is not happy about the “male waiters”. MMQuote: “You can’t just go disclose the details of the event at the last minute!” This is the final straw for Tina, and she tells Goo to find another location. MMQuote: “Backing out of your obligation at the last minute is not good, ever. Just know I ain’t buying it and I could care less that you’re just a flake.” Luckily, Goo finds a new location in the Hollywood Hills, and Alana looks thrilled. It could be because she and her guests are being served by a staff of extremely buff, ripped, men! MMQuote: “More meat please!”
The ladies get a phone call from Mitchell, and no one knows whether this is good news or bad news. Luckily it’s good news, and Mary Mary has the #1 Gospel album in the country! MMQuote: “Not so bad Mary Mary.” Their hard work has definitely paid off!
Will this wedding drama ever end? Is Tina doing too much while being seven months pregnant? Will the issues with Goo and Mitchell finally come to a head when Justin puts himself in the mix? WE want to hear from you!
The Marys are back and another one is more pregnant than ever! On top of Tina’s pregnancy and Erica’s recovery from pregnancy, Mitchell has (as always) arranged a very aggressive touring schedule. I think after Mitchell is done running through the schedule for “Promo Week”, they will run out of fingers to count on. Even WE are exhausted listening to this schedule. MMQuote: “We know it’s going to be hectic and we know it’s going to be exhausting, and who better than Mr. Mitchell Solarek to remind us of that.” Erica will be bringing Zaya on the road with her, however there is no way Mitchell will let that baby’s schedule interfere with the promotion of Mary Mary’s new album. Luckily, Honey will be there to help out where she can. Unfortunately, Tina will be away from Teddy and the kids for 8 days… this will be tough. MMQuote: “If you’re in the fox hole and you’re a soldier, there are no breaks.”
Regrettably, the relationship between Mitchell and Goo is still extremely strained, but it looks like feelings may be set aside at least during business hours (WE hope). MMQuote: “Styling Erica and Tina is challenging because they’re real women… I have the responsibility of making sure they look as great as before the pounds were put on.” It’s important for the sisters to look like “contenders in the business” but between pregnancy and baby weight, WE definitely think it can be challenging. MMQuote: “Pregnant or not, I still brings it!” On top of styling the sisters, Goo has maid of honor duties to tend to for Alana’s wedding. She definitely has a lot of responsibilities on her plate, so it’s imperative this fitting goes well so she can check that off her list.
Hello, Big Apple… Mary Mary has arrived and hit the ground running! Promo Week is in full swing, but that does not stop Tina from micromanaging the family. MMQuote: “I have to make sure my presence is felt in my home. I’d be an idiot not to.” It is nonstop for these sisters, but they are promotion machines. WE applaud your hustle, ladies! However, things can’t always run smoothly and these Marys are having issues with their wardrobe. MMQuote: “And once again, I’m looking around going ‘Where’s Goo?’” Erica’s coral colored pants with tan blazer seals her fate of looking like a math teacher, and is definitely not a good look for Trinity Broadcasting Network and their core gospel fans. MMQuote: “The visual doesn’t match up with the music.” The crew has one hour to find Erica a new shirt, and Goo is not happy about her phonecall from Mitchell. But things need to get done, so Erica and Mitchell head to a store to work with a personal shopper. Luckily the out comes together, and the sisters make it to TBN in time. Regardless of pregnancy, exhaustion, and the like Mary Mary pulls off an awesome performance and looks great doing it! However, the still have a ways to go. MMQuote: “Three more cities in three more days? What did I get myself in to.”
Next stop, Kansas City, MO! Since things didn’t go as smoothly as expected in NYC, Goo has met up with the sisters to make sure their outfits are on point. On a positive note, Erica and Goo can talk about Alana’s wedding and her bachelorette party while they work. MMQuote: “Tina is still on this conservative, mother hen thing where everything is ‘Oh my gosh!’” Tina does have a great point though… you start off your marriage with all these “extras” and you won’t be able to keep it up. MMQuote: “At the end of the day, all your man wants is you in a thong, a wifebeater and heels.” #Preach! Soon the conversation turns from sex toys to six packs, and ends with Erica telling Tina, MMQuote: “Tina, you’re married. Will you stop and relax.”
Mary Mary is experiencing tons of technical issues, exhaustion has set in, and it is not the best way to kick off the night. Add a Krafts service table to die for, and you are writing a recipe for disaster. MMQuote: “Tina, we are going to continue to look like two tons of fun.” But, this is proving to be the best time to broach the subject of weight with Tina and Erica, especially while Tina is enjoying herself a cinnamon bun. MMQuote: “Yeah I know I’m pregnant, and yeah, I know we aren’t size six chicks.”
After that whole conversation, Mitchell decides he wants to address the mistakes made in NYC with Goo. MMQuotes: “He says he wants my check and I’m like, ‘Oh, he’s a crazy diva.’” This quickly turns into a screaming match of “he says, she says” and it is one hot ass mess. MMQuote: “Yeah, thank you me!” Looks like the problem may be Tina and Erica showing up on time for fittings, but Mitch thinks it reflects badly on her regardless. MMQuote: “I need to hear from you that you are committed to helping me make sure that it is all finished from start to finish.” Is this a resolution? WE can only hope!
Is Zaya not one of the most adorable babies you have ever seen? Erica is lucky to have Honey on the road with her so she can still get some sleep. But, poor Tina is definitely missing Teddy and the kids. MMQuote: “I wish he wasn’t so wonderful to take the kids to the zoo while their mommy is out of town. Come on, Teddy! Who does that?” The homesickness is certainly catching up with Tina, plus with her “hormonal imbalance” it is an emotional time for sure. To combat Tina’s hormons, Erica has a crazy headache that won’t go away. Mary Mary is definitely worn down, and with no sound check they have even more to worry about. MMQuote: “We’re not getting on stage with no sound track.”
Unfortunately, the show must go on with or without sound check. MMQuote: “I think we just have to take yourself back to the Evangelistic when you were in the choir and just rely on your gut and your natural ability.” Regardless of a sound check, Mary Mary needs to bring it without excuses. This audience is up on their feet, enjoying themselves some Mary Mary. MMQuote: “It’s like you’re going in, going for blood. I give it all I got.” When Tina gets off stage, all the exhaustion, aches and pains from pregnancy become real again, and her anti-socialness comes out.
Goo receives a call from Alana demanding her stylish butt come back to L.A.. MMQuote: “I’ve dealt with enough brides to know that anything can tick them off.” But Alana isn’t playin’, and even threatens to demote Goo from maid of honor. Goo is about to break between styling the girls, helping Alana with the wedding, planning the bachelorette party, and trying to work with Mitchell. At least Honey is the voice of reason, and is able to talk some sense into her daughters. She realizes Goo is overwhelmed and has taken on way too much. MMQuote: “It’ll come through. And you’re gonna be alright.”
Tina realizes she has taken off more than she can chew while being seven months pregnant, so she sits sound check out and lets Erica handle it on her own. However, regardless of how Tina feels she must perform or else Mary Mary would be in breach of contract. WE really hope Tina’s discomfort subsides in time!
Will Tina rally and perform? Will Goo get Mary Mary’s wardrobe together? How in the world will Goo and Erica help Alana plan her wedding with their schedules? WE want to hear from you!