TV news anchor Mary Jane Paul is back at it again and this time she’s in a whole new city.
Mary Jane, played by Gabrielle Union is looking for a clean break, a better position and true love, but will she be able to find it all in New York? Joined by best friend Kara Lynch, played by Lisa Vidal, Mary Jane is ready to tackle the big apple, but things aren’t turning out exactly as she’d hoped. Always on the search for love, Mary Jane has enlisted the help of a highly-paid matchmaker who is reluctant to help. Even with rules and regulations it seems unclear why the matchmaker throws so much shade at Mary Jane adding for an unnecessary arc in the season premiere. However, Before Mary Jane commits to the matchmaker’s no one-night stand policy, she decides to have a little fun with a random foreigner. The matchmaker eventually gives up on Mary Jane pushing her further into the foreign stranger’s arms.
Aside from her love life not panning out as planned, Mary Jane quickly learns that she’s being falsely promised a position in order to create a rivalry between her and her idol Great Day USA’s national lead anchor Ronda Sales. This tension is aimed at boosting viewership by stirring up drama and soon Mary Jane’s dreams come crumbling down, but Kara wont let her give up that easily. Kara continues to be Mary Jane’s rock supporting her through every struggle and promises Mary Jane that they can work towards her career goal.
Meanwhile in Atlanta, Mary Jane’s niece Niecy is still dealing with her suit against the cop that tased her. Nothing really progresses on that end except for Patrick completing his statement, which is more about himself than the matter at hand, but none-the-less the show is trying to tie together both stories, which may be difficult this season now that a majority of the show takes place in New York.
Spoiler alert: a talented Harlem rapper makes a cameo appearance on Mary Jane’s morning segment. We’ll give you a hint: he can’t stop talking about his daughter Kairi Chanel.