Of course Mae wastes no time in shutting that down so, Bishop goes behind her back and takes the money. Needless to say, Mae put his behind out the house with the quickness and tells him to take everything he has with him. Poor Bishop is sleeping on the couch; or in one of the many guest rooms at his friend Percy’s house now.
Bishop is not the only Greenleaf packing up and leaving the house. This day couldn’t come soon enough for this little girl.
Zora (Lovie Simone) turns 18 and yes, baby girl has BIG PLANS. And apparently so does her mother. Kerissa (Kim Hawthorne) buys a pair of tickets for Hamilton for her and Zora for her birthday but she doesn’t have Mae’s permission to go.
The show is at night and Mae has placed Zora on a very strict punishment which requires her to be home by 7 p.m. Kerissa is disgusted that she has no control over her daughter and even more disgusted that her husband, Jacob (Lamman Rucker) is not standing up to his mother.
This is the part where I want to insert every meme there is on the internet to describe the disappointment, disgust, rage and just overall “No – this -Negro – DID – NOT” (clapping at every syllable)
Nooo, Jacob Nooo! Just when he finishes this long, drawn-out speech about how Kerissa still treats him like the man he USED to be, you know, the man he was back in the day when he was cheating on her and what not? This man of God ups and does it AGAIN – and with Tasha Skanks (Asia’h Epperson) at that – Satan in red bottoms.
Come on, Jacob. You’ve got to do better! He’s venting to her about his marital issues, while she’s talking about how being married to Basie has taught her how to keep secrets and then BOOM – they kiss. And it’s one of those – kiss, then take a beat to consider your cheating ways and whether or not this is something you really want to do – then kiss again while rubbing each other’s backs. JUST SHAMEFUL!
Meanwhile, Grace (Merle Dandridge) is jumping in face first into this Cora Lee Hunter case. That’s the woman who’s being charged with murdering her husband in his sleep with a hammer. Grace goes to visit her in jail and tells her she plans to help her with the assistance of the new legal team for women dealing with domestic violence at Calvary. Grace is way too emotionally invested in this case and it’s triggering flashbacks of killing her Uncle Mack.