Greenleaf Mid-Season Finale Recap, Season 2 Episode 8: And the Sparks Fly Upward…

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Saints, pull up real close to your laptops or your phones because I’m about to serve you from the sumptuous feast that was laid out in this OWN’s “Greenleaf” mid-season finale !!! And you gon be licking your fingers too because it was sooo juicy!!! Taste and see that the Lord is good! LOL

Crash…

Remember at the end of episode 7, last week’s episode, Grace sped off the Greenleaf estate in a Greenleaf security truck to chase down Mac after he boldly sent flowers to the estate in honor of the one-year anniversary of Faith’s passing? Well, this week’s episode starts off with Grace careening through the woods, pressing her foot on the gas until she loses control of the truck. The truck catapults into a tree and Grace’s face lands on the steering wheel with the air bag deployed. For a second, I wonder if she is dead. But I’m like the heroine of the show cannot be dead at this point. And as soon as I have this thought, she stirs and then wakes up, stunned to realize what happened. She crawls through the window and then calls Darius the journalist on her cell phone. (Am I the only one who thinks the truck was about to blow up? I guess I’ve seen one too many action movies! LOL!) I thought Darius and Grace were through, but obviously, I was wrong.

He takes her back to the estate, where he is enthralled by the grandeur of the Greenleaf home. I guess it’s one thing to write about the Greenleaf dynasty, but it’s quite another to see it up close. He tells the family that Grace was “lucky” to have survived to which Bishop responds with, “We don’t believe in luck.” Grace explains the accident by saying she swerved to avoid hitting a deer. Once Darius leaves, Bishop says, “If you ask me, I don’t  think that was any deer.” He tells his daughter that she has to stop pursuing Mac and Sophia tells her the same thing. Grace says, “We all have our crosses to bear.” Sophia says, “Then you are mine.” Can you imagine telling your mama that she is your cross to bear? I can’t…

When Charity and Jabari get together, it won’t be by accident! As Charity is caring for her son, Jabari calls to invite her to Nashville to record with a group that is coming in from L.A. Y’all know recording won’t be the only happening, right? She agrees to his invitation, but now she has to figure out who will take care of Nathan while she is away.

Before the Triumph train crashes, Jacob finally divulges Basie’s poker scam to his wife Kerissa. Kerissa calls Basie and his wife Tasha Bonnie and Clyde and says she should have known something was up when she found that one-hundred dollar bill on the floor. She tells him he’s got to get out of this situation, but whatever he does, he better not go “crawling back to that mansion and that sneering a** mom of yours.”

Macarena…

The “relationship” that Mac has with his girlfriend Lorraine is like a badly choreographed dance. It’s not free flowing or joyous. Everything he does or says is to squelch her women’s intuition which is trying to tell her that this man is no man at all. She’s living with a monster but she gon learn. The lies that some women tell themselves to keep a man is simply sad.  According to Mac, his niece Sophia is the one who is blowing up his phone all day and or all night although we know it is Michaela from his old building. Lorraine says, “What kind of niece calls her uncle so often?” He says, “I like to be there for her if she needs me.” She then admits that she knows what people are saying about Mac, but she doesn’t believe them. She tells him she loves him. Dumbo.

Outside of whatever church the couple are attending, he calls Michaela to tell her she needs to stop calling him. Michaela says her mother has gone schizo, and she needs a place to crash. “I don’t have anyone else,” she says. But Mac still shuts her down for now.

Charity looks like she is ready to get her dance on at the club although she is singing at Sunday morning worship service. Her dress is fitted and short. Kevin notices,  but that doesn’t stop him from glancing at Aaron during the church service.

Across town at Triumph, Basie Skanks listens to his headphones, dancing around and what not in his office before his Sunday morning service starts. He is trying to get pumped as he wants to make a “withdrawal from the banks of Heaven” he tells Jacob, who catches him while he is dancing. Yes, he expects his flock to make up for the funds he lost in poker. He is a delusional shepherd. In service, he tells them to admit they’re “in sin” and they need to “dig deep” and “sow a seed of faith.” Then he says, they got “skanktafied.” See what I mean?

Back at Calvary, Bishop tells his flock that while he could preach about the wages of sin, he wants to talk about the gift on the other side of the equation. “To sin means to turn away, but to repent means to turn back.” I know that Bishop is no angel, but unlike Basie, I really believe that Bishop believes in the power of God even if his humanity fails him from to time. Grace looks at her father as if she wants to repent of trying to avenge the death of her sister on her own instead of leaving the vengeance to God as He commands. But she doesn’t know how it seems.

Kevin agrees to care for his son while Charity goes to Nashville and she says he can stay at the estate while she is gone. Little does she know that while she has to travel across the state to see her soon-t0-be new bae, her husband’s soon-to-be new bae will be just down the hall from her. She may as well be “dancing the dark.”

The dance between Mac and his age-appropriate beard abruptly, and I mean abruptly stops when he gets a call from Deputy Mayor Leonard who says he will not be getting a job for him after all with his “sick self” because of pushback he has already received. He delivers the final blow when he says, “Lose my number.” Mac believes Grace got to the deputy mayor when Jacob was the one who threatened him. When Lorraine asks him who was on the phone, instead of lying as he had in the past, he says, “None of your business.” He then proceeds to call her everything (including “bottom-shelf” and “off-brand” ) but a child of God before telling her to get out! And the woman didn’t want to go although she did leave. Smh. He then calls Michaela and asks, “You still need a place to stay?” I guess since he has no job prospects, he has nothing to lose by revealing his true character.

If Zora and her boyfriend Isaiah were dancing to “Cha Cha,” the music has stopped . He invites her to listen to him record a song at a studio, but when she truthfully tells him that a couple of his notes were flat in front his friends, he asks to speak with her privately. He clutches her arms and tells her, “Don’t do that in front of them.” It’s obvious this guy may be an abuser so Zora calls her cousin to pick her up. The only problem is that Sophia is supposed to be on the way to meet her mother and Darius at a restaurant.

Karma…

Basie feels betrayed when Jacob comes to him and offers to pay Triumph 2’s debt if Basie would allow him to have the church and disassociate it from the original Triumph. When Basie asks how he is going to get the money, he says he has the money as it was a wedding present from his parents. Yes, Jacob had the trump (not Drumpf) card all along. He says Basie is playing a dangerous game with Triumph’s church members. “If you mess with black people’s money, they will rise up and take it back.” Got that right! I despise a money-grubbing, dishonest pastor. I’m so thankful that I was raised by an honest and upright, God-fearing pastor.

At Mac’s apartment, Michaela gets comfortable on his sofa as Mac pours two glasses of liquor before they watch “Imitation of Life.” Darius and Grace wait for her daughter to show up to meet them for dinner at Farm & Table. Michaela and Sophia do have similar looks, and it’s clear that Sophia could have been one of Mac’s victims if Grace had allowed him to get anywhere close to her daughter. I’m so creeped out as I watch Mac touch Michaela’s hair as she sleeps. Then he touches her knee and continues to move his hands upward. He attempts to kiss the child when she wakes up and kicks at him until she is able to escape his grip. Thankfully, she runs out the apartment.

After tucking in Nathan, Kevin takes the baby monitor to Aaron’s quarters where he and Aaron kick back and have a beer. Aaron gives him advice on finding a place since Nathan can’t seem to find anywhere to rent. Kevin tells Aaron, “Thanks for being so nice to me through all this.” Their arms are already touching and then they kiss! After this, Kevin may find a way to keep living at the estate.

Mac the monster calls Grace and tells her, “You should have left it alone, Gigi.” Grace leaves the restaurant and rushes over to Mac’s house. She believes her uncle has done something to Sophia to retaliate against her although she doesn’t quite know what her uncle is talking about. He calls his niece a female dog and their limbs entangle as they fight. They fall to the floor and Mac lands on top of his niece. With his sweaty, contorted face close to hers, he grabs her throat and squeezes. For the second time, I wonder if the heroine is about to die. But just before the life is squeezed from her, she finds a piece of the broken liquor bottle and sinks the shard into his neck! As the blood gushes from his wound, she screams, “Tell me where she is!” Mac got what was coming to him, but if he is dead, what will happen to Grace?! See why God says, vengeance is mine…

And then it’s over! Wasn’t that good? Are you satisfied or do you want more?!  I guess we will have to see what happens when OWN’s “Greenleaf” returns this summer!

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Greenleaf Recap Season 2 Episode 7: Born to Trouble…

The Mid-Season Finale is Next Wednesday on OWN!

Hello World,

This is the last episode of OWN’s “Greenleaf” before the mid-season finale episode next Wednesday at 10 p.m. EST, and it feels like it! All of the story lines have sped up so much I can barely keep up! (Except what happened to Mavis McReady, Mac and Lady Mae’s sister? She has only been in one episode so far this season. And her bae Alonzo?) But I tried! Let me know if I did in this Greenleaf Recap Season 2 Episode 7.

Dreamin’…

In a dream, Grace recalls the long trip through the woods that she and Sophia took on the road back to the Greenleaf estate a year ago. Except instead of a nondescript driver, Mac is driving the vehicle to her horror. And then Sophia is gone all of a sudden. The implication of the dream is enough to force Grace awake to escape this nightmare. She sits straight up in her bed, ready to continue her pursuit of her molesting Uncle Mac.

What I enjoyed the most about this episode other than the non-stop action was Grace’s swinging ponytail LOL!  Its movement was the exclamation point to everything she did in this episode. As her ponytail swung across her back like a pendulum, she interrupts her parents’ breakfast to question them about Mac. Apparently, there is an upcoming court proceeding which will allow him to be totally free of the charges against him unless Grace or someone else can scrounge up more evidence. She asks them if there were programs other than the scholarship fund through which Mac was able to pay off his victims in exchange for their silence. Lady Mae, who is still grieving the death of her daughter Faith particularly with her memorial service the next day, has reached her limit when it comes to Grace’s vigilante tactics. She tells her flat out that Mac has used his “worldly power to evade worldly law” as if to imply that this point, vengeance is really the Lord’s as it says in the word and her only option. When that statement doesn’t work, Lady Mae calls her a “thankless child.” Bishop warns his favorite child to “be still” until after her sister’s memorial service the next day. I thought only Jamaicans had a memorial service a year after the funeral. When my maternal grandmother passed away, all of the family gathered for her funeral in Jamaica and the following year, we returned for her memorial service. Having a year in between gave me the opportunity to really contemplate and in some ways to come to grips with my grandmother’s departure to Heaven.

After breakfast, Bishop and Lady Mae get into their vehicle to go somewhere when Lady Mae answers a call. They say if you speak of the devil, he shall appear. So Lady Mae shouldn’t have been surprised to hear Mac the Molester’s voice. He calls about Faith’s memorial service but before he can really get his words out, Lady Mae tells him, “Don’t let my child’s name pass your lips.” After Mac is shut down, his girlfriend Lorraine, who seems to be wearing a Wal-Mart vest complete with her name tag, comforts him. She says, “You’re a good man, Robert. Don’t believe what that old biddy says.” Where did he find this chick who hasn’t heard the news about Mac other than from Grace? And she seems a bit common and old for Mac’s taste, right? I guess she’s his age-appropriate beard.

Grace is now at Calvary where she meets with a police officer ( I believe she is a police officer) about Mac’s case. Unfortunately, Grace learns that she did not just dream that Mac got away without having to pay for his crimes, it looks like Mac will be the victor in the court proceeding. The officer does tell Grace that there may be one lead that Grace can pursue although the police officer cannot do so officially. Remember that 16-year-old girl who lived in the same posh high rise where Mac lived before he was accused of child molestation? Apparently, she hasn’t been questioned about her peculiar friendship with Mac.  Pastor Grace becomes Private Investigator Grace and decides she will interview the girl. Has Grace even preached a single sermon this season?

It doesn’t look like Jacob will pastor either as more money is needed to continue the construction of Triumph 2. Jacob suggests to Pastor Basie that they consider stopping the construction altogether. Basie, bent on revenge, replies, “Never, Not Ever, No.” He tells Jacob that Bass Reaves is in town tonight and he is looking to score a huge jackpot at a game. This pimp in the pulpit pastor must be dreamin’ if he thinks that God is going to bless this mess!

Diamonds…

With two signatures, Charity and Kevin officially divorce, witnessed by their two attorneys, in a Calvary conference room. Once the documents have been signed, Kevin says, “So you happy now?” to which Charity simply responds with, “No.” Back in her office, Bishop brings a special box to Charity. It contains copies of her debut CD “Hold Me Close.” Now that her sister’s memorial service is the next day, she wonders if her picture on the cover of the CD is appropriate. Apparently, she took the picture in front of the lake where Faith drowned herself. She asks her father if should she change the cover. He tells her that her photograph in front of the lake is a “fitting resurrection.” Just before he leaves her office, Charity announces that she is divorced. With love in his eyes, he tells her, “The sparkle depends on the flaws in the diamond. You’ve never been brighter.” Awww, how sweet, right?

In the next scene, Grace and her swinging ponytail swoop down like she’s a superhero onto Mac’s old high rise to speak with 16-year-old Michaela Reese. The front desk attendant nearly shuts down Grace as she is not supposed to provide information about the building’s residents, but after Grace tells her what happened to her sister because of Mac, she reveals the teenager returns from school at 4 in the afternoon. When Grace gets the girl alone in her truck, she believes this is the shining moment when Michaela will reveal that she, too,  is one of Mac’s victims, forcing the authorities to investigate the new angle. But instead, Grace nearly cries when the girl says that Mac was always “cool” with her although she does tell the girl that she’s happy she wasn’t victimized. (Did you believe Grace when she said that? I want to, but I’m not sure if I do.) Despite the teenager’s testimony, Grace does tell her that Mac was convicted for child molestation although he hasn’t served time for his crimes.

Deputy Mayor Baldwin Leonard from Season 1 is back. Apparently, he used his connection to a judge so that Mac wouldn’t serve time and now Mac threatens to blackmail the man if he doesn’t get a job for him. Later on in the episode, when the deputy mayor tells Jacob, who he sees at the poker game, about his plan to hook up his uncle with a job, Jacob lays hands on the man. He tells him that Mac is the reason his little sister killed herself in the lake on the Greenleaf property and he shouldn’t do anything for Mac the molester. If fact, if the deputy mayor even decides to “piss on him if he’s on fire,” he will answer to Jacob.

Although Charity and Kevin are exes, they still have to be peaceable enough to work at Calvary together. To that end, Charity shows up in Kevin’s office and asks him if he will be at Faith’s memorial service. Kevin is still salty and speaks to her in a rough tone. He tells her that he is looking for a place to rent (since he can’t live with Charity at the Greenleaf estate anymore) without luck and that he is reconsidering his employment at Calvary as well. However, Charity doesn’t respond to his anger and instead asks him if he wants to spend time with their son Nathan while she attends the memorial service. He agrees to do so, softening the moment by telling her, he’s just having a bad day. She responds with, “I know.” They still love each other, but relationships need more than love. And even a diamond ring doesn’t shine bright enough to hide the glare of incompatibility.

No Cross, No Crown…

Looking dejected, Grace returns to the Greenleaf estate to find her parents reminiscing about their deceased daughter by looking at photographs of her during the happier times. They try to invite her to look at the photographs with them, but Grace disregards their invitation to focus on her own pain again. “I feel so powerless.” Lady Mae fires off, “Every cross you bear, you built.” She then tells her, “what I endured, what those girls endured” doesn’t compare to Grace’s self-imposed despondence. SO WAS THAT LADY MAE’S CRYPTIC ADMISSION THAT SHE WAS A VICTIM OF CHILD MOLESTATION TOO?! Even Bishop was looking at her sideways after that statement.

Unfortunately, for Bass Reaves aka Pastor Basie, he won’t take home the crown of victory after losing in a poker (I believe) game. He gets teased by the deputy mayor who says, “Where is your Jesus now? He must be on the mountain top praying!” After Jacob and Basie left, Basie says, “The Lord must have something to teach me by having these fools spank me.” Jacob responds with, “Is that the church’s money that you lost tonight?” Basie replies. “Most definitely.” He is so blasphemous!

The other pompous pretender Mac is nearly discovered when he and his girlfriend return from dinner to his modest apartment, and he leaves his phone unattended. Michaela sent Mac a text. I believe it says, “Can I call you tonight?” After Michaela met with Grace, she called Mac to tell him what happened, and now she needs to speak with again for some reason. (Do you believe that he didn’t molest this girl? And if he did, why doesn’t she tell or seem sad  about what happened?) When Lorraine confronts him about the text, he says his niece Sophia sent him the text. Why would he tell her it was Sophia? Now that creeps me out. Maybe that dream Grace had in the beginning of the episode represents something that will happen in the future.

The family finally gathers outside near the lake (I think) for Faith’s memorial service, and Bishop presides over the service as expected. He says if there is anything good that came from Faith’s death is that the family can learn to be more open with one another and that “wordless truths” can be reserved for Heaven. Well, Lady Mae can start because she’s hiding a lot. Back inside the Greenleaf home, a seemingly gargantuan plantation style white home, Kevin, holding baby Nathan, wanders into Aaron’s quarters. Aaron welcomes him, inviting him to watch a Tarheels game. The two sneak looks at one other. So yes, Aaron is gay as well. And Kevin and Aaron will have a moment or moments of some sort in future episodes. Charity is cool with Kevin now but I’m not sure that she will be able to handle Kevin having a relationship with a man who lives in her own house!

As the Greenleafs make their way back to the home, Sophia tries to make up with her cousin Zora, but Zora blows her off. Again, I think Zora, other than being into Isaiah, is jealous that she doesn’t get the perks of being a Greenleaf anymore although she still has the name. Just when Grace has managed to put her anger for her uncle aside for the memorial at least, Mac crosses her again by sending an arrangement of flowers to the Greenleaf estate. After reading the card, which states “In Loving Memory, Uncle Mac,” Grace puts on her superhero cape again and speeds off of the estate. The “G” is Grace is for g because she is a real one.

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Greenleaf Recap Season 2 Episode 5: Point of No Return…

 

Hello World,

As this is Holy Week, I wondered if the Greenleafs of OWN’s “Greenleaf” would be a bit more holy in this episode, but if you keep reading this Greenleaf Recap Season 2 Episode 5, you will learn the Greenleafs may send themselves to Hell instead of allowing God to usher them to Heaven…

Creep…

Pastor Grace starts off this episode creeping into the Greenleaf estate shortly before sunrise. Just when she thinks no one notices her tiptoeing in, her daughter Sophia, with the zeal of a brand new Christian,  surprises her as she was praying early in the morning as Jesus recommends in the Word. Her daughter calls her out and says she must be a friend-with-benefits to Darius, but she denies it. She spent the night talking with Darius about how to put Mac in jail she tells her daughter. Sophia suggests that they simply pray and give the matter to God. Bless her Praying Pollyanna heart…I love this African proverb: When you pray, move your feet…

On the other side of town, Jacob and Kerissa have to creep around in the dark for another reason: the lights in the parsonage have gone out! And apparently, it’s not the first time. Kerissa tells her husband she is going to call Basie’s wife Tasha to complain. “If they thought the place was livable, they would be living here,” she says. To make matters worse, Basie Skanks calls them first and tells Jacob about the injunction that will stop the construction of Triumph 2 for at least 28 days. Jacob’s new boss says they will not cower at Calvary’s injunction!  Instead, they will throw a curve ball and show up at Calvary to confront Bishop straight up in his face.

Lady Mae is trying to creep into Aaron Jeffries’ heart. He has moved into Jacob’s room , and she shows him the beauty of where he will now be living. His balcony provides a panoramic view of the greenery of the Greenleaf estate. Lady Mae uses this opportunity to tell Aaron that if Calvary fails, they would have to sell the estate to settle the books.

Father Figure…

Charity and Kevin get along well for a couple who has decided they are divorcing. Charity asks Kevin if he can watch their son Nathan while she meets with Jabari, her album producer, to discuss cover art for her album. He agrees to do so and tells her that with their relationship status, he’s not sure if he will have the same access to his son as he does right now. She assures him that although they are getting divorced, he will still be able to be a present father for his son.

Basie drags Jacob to Calvary’s campus like he is Jacob’s daddy, huffing and puffing in the tradition of George Jefferson from the sitcom “The Jeffersons” aka Deacon Frye from the sitcom “Amen.” Am I the only one who sees the comedy in Basie? I know this is supposed to be serious business, but he seems like a chihuahua: all bluster and nary a bite. Basie with Jacob in tow busts up in Bishop’s office and asks him, “What kind of father does this to your only son?” He then demands that the matter be resolved “peacefully and spiritually.” What does that mean?

As Bishop is busy, Pastor Grace will officiating a wedding at Calvary – if the couple can stop bickering during their premarital counseling. The couple meets with Grace and they argue about the education of their children yet to be born. Apparently, the wife-to-be wants her children to receive a Christian education while the husband-to-be wants secular schooling.

In another part of the church, Charity and Jabari discuss the cover art for Charity’s new album. But Jabari doesn’t want their partnership to end, he tells her that she should be a professional songwriter with his publishing company – which would include coming to Nashville from time to time. Y’all know what’s up, right? Or what he wants to go down…They’re cheesing and hugging as they converse when Lady Mae walks in. Jabari excuses himself before Lady Mae asks, “Should I be concerned?” Then she drops this line: “Be careful. Take it from a woman who knows.” (Insert mouth dropping open) With this line, Lady Mae confirms that she had an affair on Bishop with Pastor Jeffries.

Lady Mae is not the only one dropping bombshells. Charity tells her mother not to worry as she and Kevin are getting divorced. Lady Mae advises Charity to let her marriage bend – bend so much that it is “knotted up like seaweed from a swamp.” (not particularly pleasant imagery for a marriage) But avoid breaking it all costs. Again, Lady Mae’s words reveal that this is a path she has walked on and worn out…Finally, she tells Charity that she and Kevin need to counsel with Bishop and Lady Mae…Would you want your parents to counsel you about your marriage? I just feel like there are some things that your parents don’t need to know about you once you’re grown – and the intricacies of your marriage are one of them….

Speaking of Bishop, he goes to Aaron’s office to ask for his advice about how to deal with Jacob and Basie. He advises him to ignore them as long as he can. Aaron Jeffries is now the acting general counsel at Calvary. At the request of Lady Mae, Aaron even approaches Kevin about representing Charity in the divorce should it come to that. Throughout the episode, he tries to craft the perfect voicemail message, but he keeps on getting interrupted because the Greenleafs need his assistance. Obviously, he’s going to be an integral part of the Calvary team, unlike Jacob…

While waiting for Bishop to discuss the injunction, Basie tells Jacob how he discovered that his father had died in the fire set at Bishop’s church. He was given some hot cocoa before his mother broke the news to him. Basie says, “That night something broke in my life.” When Bishop invites Basie and Jacob to meet with him finally about the injunction, Basie says to Jacob, “The table is set. The only question is what are you serving?”

Bills, Bills, Bills…

Wearing a jean jumpsuit that displays all her curves, Tasha, Triumph’s First Lady, shows up at the parsonage ready to be a handyman. But Kerissa is not here for Tasha’s sunny sermonettes. She wants the lights to work and tells Tasha without any diplomacy. To her surprise, Tasha breaks down and reveals that Triumph may not have the money to properly repair the parsonage. She also reveals that Basie has a lot of financial commitments with the new church and she wonders if her husband is going too fast. “The menfolk hurry and the women worry,” she says.

Preston and Simone won’t have to worry about wedding bills after Simone calls off the wedding. When Pastor Grace presses Simone about why she longer wants to get married, she says that she was disappointed when she discovered that Pastor Grace, not Bishop, would be the one marrying them. She tells her that she doesn’t know how Pastor Grace who is supposed to be a “real Christian” could have just run off and left the church. Yeah, I would not want any ole pastor marrying me either so I agree with that statement. But obviously this woman doesn’t have clue what happened with Grace’s sister Faith and her Uncle Mac.  Sophia, who is new to Christianity, attends baptism orientation class and learns that while she may be baptized again in the future for whatever reason, she will never ever be someone who hasn’t been baptized. Baptism is the point of no return. Agreed.

While Bishop’s first church burning down enabled him to get bill money from his insurance company, there was some irreparable damage, according to Jacob. Basie’s story has fired up Jacob as Jacob tells his father, that they both lost their fathers that night. That was deep. So he intends to fight his father. Jacob tells both of his parents, “Now, I pity you because you can’t raise me any higher, but I can still grow up.” On the way from the meeting, Jacob sees his sister Grace, who accuses him of being childish for building a church across the street from Calvary. He accuses her of coming home and stealing his life from him. Deep down, Jacob doesn’t really want to preach. He just wants to be accomplished at something. I really don’t even know if he would have anything to preach about Sunday after Sunday, but hey, that hasn’t stopped a lot of so-called pastors…#shade…

But for Jacob’s blistering words, Calvary is back in the black after the Fall Revival Bishop announces at a board meeting. I thought a revival was supposed to be about reviving people not a bank account…but reviving a bank account could lead to reviving people I guess…He also tells the board that with Aaron’s help, Triumph 2’s construction could be delayed indefinitely.

Speaking of Aaron, Lady Mae shows up in his quarters with a grapefruit pound cake. (Sounds delish, right?! I’ve never heard of grapefruit pound cake. If you have a recipe, drop one in the comments.) Aaron was about to go out for a jog but decides to sample some of Lady Mae’s baked goods. The cake is so delicious he tells her that he will have to run now! He also explains sweets aren’t needed to bribe him by saying, “I’ll never tell anyone about you and dad. What would be the point?” Tell us!!! We won’t tell!!! How does he know about the affair?!!!

In Grace’s quarters, Sophia is so sweet she offers to pray for her discouraged mother, “a pastor who doesn’t believe in the power of prayer.” Grace is so moved, she almost cries…Sometimes it takes the excitement of a new Christian to rekindle an old (not chronologically) and weary Christian’s faith…

And that is where the episode ends…And that concludes my Greenleaf Season 2 Episode 5 recap!

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