The End of Mary Mary : Mary Mary Season 4, Episode 6 Recap…

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Hello World,

It’s that time of the week again – time for your Mary Mary recap so buckle up and get on my ride 🙂 …I’m not gon lie…This episode made a little sad…It looks like Mary Mary, as we know it, is ovuh or about to be…Last week’s episode ended as Tina got on stage at Shiloh Baptist Church in Harlem on behalf of her sister Erica who was struggling backstage as she was tired and wo down…

This week’s episode’s picks up at Shiloh Baptist Church after Tina gets on stage…

Testimony Aborted…

Although Erica was supposed to be recovering backstage, she was getting worked up listening to Tina share her testimony again for the members of Shiloh Baptist…But before Tina could get too far down the long and winding road of her testimony, Erica walks back on stage while singing basically to shut her sister down mid-testimony…It works, and Mary Mary saaangs, “I cried my last tear yesterdaaaay” to the appreciative applause of the audience…Whew, that was a close call #NoMoreTestimoniesTina…LOL…

Warryn’s Wrath…

After the performance, Erica checks in with her husband Warryn, who is still steaming that Mary Mary booked a show at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York instead of Erica. He reiterates the fact that he spent $40,000 to promote Erica’s solo career in New York so that she could come back and perform at the popular New York venue and get all of the dough instead of Mary Mary. And now he is even more mad because the Mary Mary show at B.B. King’s didn’t even sell out even Erica though tells him the venue was “packed.” Warryn replies, “Packed and sold out are two different things.” Touch your neighbor and say, “Ouch. That hurt.” He concludes that basically something needs to be did about Mary Mary i.e. Tina because both the Mary Mary and Erica brands are being damaged at this point. Plus, Warryn also warns his wife that she needs to “slow down before it all comes crashing down.”

Mary Mary Meet…

After Warryn got on Erica again for the B.B. King performance, Erica decides she needs to meet with her sister and tell her what’s up. So they meet at a restaurant. Basically, Erica doesn’t believe that Tina’s management skills are up to par and blames her for Mary Mary being booked at B.B. King’s even though Erica was the one that booked the date with the agent. But Tina wasn’t trying to hear it. “Mary Mary didn’t take a gig from Erica Campbell. You booked the date.” Tina had a good point. Erica was technically the one to book the date although she only did that because Tina blew the agent off when he called her first. All Erica could say was, “I didn’t know it was such a big deal until after the fact.” Really, both of them are to blame. If Tina wouldn’t have blown off the agent, he wouldn’t have called Erica. And Erica shouldn’t have booked the date without thinking about the ramifications first.

mary mary and fatherLibrary of Congress Induction…

Not only are Mary Mary gospel superstars, their music was inducted in Library of Congress in this episode! And although Erica is pursuing her solo career, she couldn’t help but be happy for Mary Mary. “What would Daddy be like right now?” (Their father Eddie A. Atkins Jr. died in 2013.) And Tina feels the same. “Why wasn’t Mom here?” Then Tina actually admits that had she planned appropriately, she would have made sure their mother was there to witness such a momentous occasion in their career. The Library of Congress has almost 22 million items in it and now Mary Mary are among that number!!! But just when Tina is starting to realize that maybe her management skills aren’t what they should be, she makes another HUGE mistake….This time, she tells members of the press at the induction that Mary Mary is working on an album that will drop in 2016…The only problem is that Mary Mary aine even working on an album…You must know that Warryn is going to wreck something or someone over that statement…Stay tuned…I got more…

Tina’s Trippin’…

So although the Library of Congress induction started off as a lovey dovey Mary Mary moment, it set the stage for what came next…Tina booked a Mary Mary gig at The Howard Theatre in D.C. and the sound was jacked…As a manager, this is one of the issues that Tina is supposed to handle but doesn’t…And then after the performance is over, both Tina & Erica are looking forward to leaving our nation’s capital and head back to their families…But slow your roll…They are informed that Mary Mary is supposed to perform at an NAACP’s Concert For a Cause, a concert to support the NAACP’s literacy initiative “NAACP Reads” …but get this… Erica is the only one that signed the contract so technically only Erica has to show up…So Erica begs her sister to perform for her because she is tired…I mean she did almost fall out at the Shiloh Baptist Church performance…But Tina has no sympathy this time. “Sissy Sis ain’t gon help you today. I’m going to see my kids.” Erica calls her a “selfish dog.” And Tina replies, “You don’t sound very gospel and very Christianly.” There Tina goes again, making up words! But at least she aine testifyin’ no more…LOL…

This Woman’s Work….

Erica being the workaholic that she is and the professional artist that she is goes ahead with the NAACP concert while her sister chucks the deuces and rides (flies) out back to L.A. But every decision, good or bad, has its consequences. When she has free a moment, she calls her daughter Krista to speak with her. Krista sounds like she is about to cry and Erica asks her why she is upset. Krista says, “Because you’re always gone.” That’s modern day woman’s work for you – trying to juggle a thriving career and being a wife and mother…Something is bound to fall to the ground at some point…Warryn already told Erica she is doing too much so hopefully Krista’s words will help her slow down…

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L.A. Showdown…

Since Erica wasn’t able to get Tina to realize that her management skills aren’t the best, Warryn decides that he should meet with his sister-in-law and get her straight…First of all, he gets on her about saying that Mary Mary has an album coming in 2016 at the Library of Congress induction…But Tina being Tina just shrugs his words off saying that all that she has to do is “unsay” what she said and everything will be alright…”Unsay” is not a word, Tina, and there is a reason for that…Once you’ve said something, there is no way to “unsay” it. You can apologize, but the words have still been said. Warryn says, “I need for you to understand that how much weight your words carry.” Uh duh…there is power of life and death in the tongue…He is upset because not only has Tina misled the press, now Sony is going to start pressuring him about a Mary Mary album. But at the end of the meeting, Tina remains unbossed and unbothered…But even though Warryn wasn’t able to wield his influence over Tina, he is finally starting to get through to his wife. Erica is starting to get that she cannot give 100 percent to her solo career and 100 percent to Mary Mary. Warryn says, “Keep doing what you’re doing and you’re going to shorten your career by 10 years.” Also, he called Mary Mary “a plane without a pilot.”

So Team Erica looks like it’s winning in this episode and Team Mary Mary has lost one…

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