The Chi (2018–…): Season 5, Episode 8 - The Chi - full transcript

Are you wondering how healthy the food you are eating is? Check it -
[Papa] Previously on The Chi...

Hey, hey, hey. Whoa.

Who the fuck is that, nigga?

Trust me, she don't want you.

[Bakari clicks tongue]

- [Papa] What up, Lynae?
- Hey, Papa.

Uh, Lynae, this Bakari.



[Darnell] It's time for us to
take this to the next level.

You know the next
man I live with

gonna be my husband, right?

[scoffs] See?

That's what I thought.

[Sultry music playing]

[Victor] Hey.

What's going on?

Um... now's not a good time.

You alone?


[baby crying]

[Emmett] So what did
you want to talk about?

I know it sounds crazy,

but what you think
about me moving in here?

I think that'd be dope.



Let's do it.

- Yeah? Yeah?
- [Kiesha] Mm-hmm.

- [Emmett] Yeah?
- [Kiesha laughing]

[music playing, cheers]


[Jemma screams]

[Papa] Jemma!

[Jemma] Ow!

[Maisha] Somebody help her!

I need to see my daughter.

What's her name?

Jemma St. John.

She's stable.

What about the baby?

I'm sorry.


[door closes]

[Victor] Hey, hey, hey.
Come on, come on, stop.

Man, my girl lost our
baby 'cause of you!

Man, get the fuck
out my house, nigga.

Can I stay with you, bro?


Jai'Len Josey's "Can You
Do It For Me?" playing

♪ You the apple of my eye ♪

♪ But I, I ain't tryna ♪
♪ take a bite yet ♪

♪ You make me wanna
wait and stay ♪

♪ Running back for more ♪

♪ Boy, you got me on ♪
♪ my knees, please ♪

♪ Love on me under hot water ♪

♪ I'm tryna make
you mine, tonight ♪

♪ Give it all you got ♪

♪ I want you right, right now ♪

♪ But right now ain't ♪
♪ the right time ♪

♪ To L-O-V-E you, baby ♪

♪ If you really want it, ♪
♪ say my name three times... ♪

[Emmett blows lips]

♪ but I need you, ♪
♪ boy, to save my soul ♪

♪ 'Cause I'm drowning ♪

♪ If you know me, baby, ♪
♪ I don't like to wait... ♪

[cackles mockingly]

[cackles mockingly]


Hold on. Wait, let...

[Emmett clicks tongue]


That's the last envelope.

[Music fades back in]

♪ - Baby - Can you
do it for me? ♪

♪ Let your love come down ♪

♪ Down, baby, hey ♪

♪ You the one that
makes my heart ♪

♪ - Heart - Beat ♪

♪ Beat ♪

♪ But it seems like
it's skipping ♪

♪ - You need to keep up - Up ♪

♪ - Pace - Pace ♪

♪ And give me more ♪

♪ Make sure the
rhythm don't stop ♪

♪ Oh ♪

♪ Boy, you gotta keep moving ♪

♪ Sit back, enjoy the ride ♪

♪ - Ride - Tonight ♪

♪ Tonight ♪

♪ I'm giving all I got ♪

♪ I want you right, right now ♪

♪ But right now ain't ♪
♪ the right time ♪

♪ To L-O-V-E you, baby ♪

♪ If you really want it, ♪
♪ say my name three times ♪

♪ And I'll appear ♪

♪ But I need you, boy ♪

♪ To save my soul, ♪
♪ 'cause I'm drowning ♪

♪ If you know me, baby, ♪
♪ I don't like to wait ♪

♪ Can you do it for me? ♪

♪ Let your love come down ♪

♪ Down, baby ♪

♪ Yeah-hey ♪

[bell dings]

[bell dings]

[indistinct chatter]

Someone needs to stop Clearway Law.
Public shouldn't leave reviews for lawyers.

[bell dings]

[dramatic jazz music]

[soft dramatic music]

[phone buzzes]

[footsteps approaching]

You hungry?

Happy Valentine's Day.

Thank you.

Is there anything I can do?

I wish there was.

I just gotta sit
here and feel it...

all of it.

I'm feeling shit too.

I know.

How long we gon' feel like this?

I don't know.

But... you should go.

I don't want you
late for school.

Nah, fuck that.

I'm staying here with you.

You don't have to do that.

Yes, I do.

- [Darnell grunts]
- [Emmett] You got it?

Damn, Kiesha got a lot of shit.

Yeah, I know.

Yep, but this her
house now, too, so...

we gon' figure it out.

Yeah, that's the right
way to think about it.

No matter what happens,

y'all just gotta
figure that shit out.

[Emmett] Yeah, 'cause this
relationship has to work.

[Darnell grunts]

Yeah, I feel the same way

about my relationship
with your mama.

[Emmett] Pssh, you better.

I want to ask her to marry me.

- What?
- Boy, you heard me.

Are you serious?

Shit, as a heart attack.

No, I can't believe this.

Look, I'm telling you 'cause...

I want your blessing.

Why you need that?

'Cause you've been the man
in her life all these years,

and now it's time for me to
step in and take your place.

Are you for real this time?

Absolutely. I'm a changed man.

Man, people don't change, Pop.

How do I know you won't
break her heart again?

I guess you don't.
You just gonna have

to trust me on that one.

I don't know if I do yet.

[Kiesha] Happy
Valentine's Day, y'all.

- Oh, shit.
- What?

So t-today is Valentine's Day?

See what I'm saying?

Boy, I don't give a fuck
about no damn Valentine's Day.

Some ol' white people shit.

A day of love is for all of us.

Thank y'all for moving my stuff.

Uh, yeah, yeah. Yeah,
absolutely, Kiesha.

I'll see you, okay?

Where you going?

I gotta go get your mama a gift.

[Emmett clicks tongue]

Told you, people don't change.

- [door closes]
- Happy Valentine's Day, baby.

- Thank you for my card.
- [Emmett] Yeah.

Why was it so
crumpled up though?

Well, you know, the
hood don't be having

the right size
envelopes for the cards.

[Kiesha chuckles]

I love it. I'll
cherish it forever.

I hope you don't think
that's your only gift.

You don't have to
get me anything.

[Emmett] Hell yeah, I did.

I got a room at the Omni
Hotel on Magnificent Mile.

Ohh... who gon' watch the kids?

I am. Look, the reservation
is just for you.

There won't be nobody
there to bother you,

you know, not even the
babies, not even me.

You've been listening.

Yeah. Now normally
I would be mad

I ain't getting none
on Valentine's Day...

[grunts] It hurt...
but anyway, look,

this holiday is all about
you, so it don't even matter.

Well, don't worry.
I'll make it up to you

as soon as I get home.


Soon as I get home

[downtempo music]

[Victor exhales deeply]

[doorbell rings]

Happy Valentine's Day.

[Fatima chuckles]

Thank you.

Look, I'm sorry about what
happened the other night.

[Fatima] You don't
have to apologize.

We both walked into this with
our eyes wide open, so...

Yeah, but...

I didn't realize how
much it would hurt me

to think about you
being with someone else.

I like you.

I like you too.

And I want us to build
something together, but...

[Fatima] You can't right now.

I've heard this before.

Come on, don't...
don't do me like that.

- Like what?
- Like I'm on some bullshit.

[Fatima] You're doing exactly
what I thought you would do.

That's why I knew better than
to wait for you by the phone.

[Victor] I just
need some more time.

How much time?

I don't know.
I... I'm not sure.

I just need you to trust me.

[Fatima scoffs]

Will you be my valentine?

My real one?


Look, I-I got some other
business to handle later,

but... after, I would
love to see you.

I'll think about it.


Thanks for the card.

It was really sweet.

[indistinct chatter]

You moving?


[Tiff] Then what's
with all the boxes?

Kiesha got cramped
up in her dorm room,

so we talked and decided
it made more sense

for her to move in with me.

And when was you
gonna tell me this?

You moved in with Rob
and ain't tell me shit.

So you doing this to hurt me?

Everything ain't about you.

Then what is it about, Emmett?

It's about Kiesha
needing more room

and a little help with the baby.

And to be honest, I
could use some help too.

Are we together? Yeah,
but this ain't about that.

Just about us
figuring our shit out.

What you doing for
Valentine's Day?


I was gonna see if
you can keep EJ.

[sucks teeth] I'ma have Ronnie

and the other two, so
I'ma have to pass on that.

Kiesha can't help?

I'm treating her to a spa day.

You never did that
kind of shit for me.

Look, if you ain't got
no other options, just...

just let me know, all right?

Nah, I'm good. He
can stay with my mom.

- [EJ babbles]
- [Emmett] I got that.

I got it.

Love you.

- [EJ] Love you.
- [Tiff] Come on.

[Emmett] Bye now. Bye.

[EJ] Bye.

So what you getting your
girl for Valentine's Day?

I named a star after her.

[Lynae] What kind
of gift is that?

It's the kind she'll like.

You know she's into
the galaxies and stuff.

I know. It's weird.

Thank you.

So what you gonna do, point
out a star and say that's hers?



they gave me a certificate.

[sarcastic] How romantic.

Look, I know it's not
all big and flashy,

but she don't care
about all that stuff.

All girls care about that shit.

Do you care?

If I had a dude, I would.


So you looking for one?

Nah. I got other
things on my mind.

Well, um...

if you ever need me,
I'm here for you.

[Downtempo music]

I know.

Before this happened,
I had a dream about us.

What were we doing?

We were bonding...

with our baby.

[Contemplative music]

What did it feel like?

It felt normal.

Is there a part of you that's...


Why would you ask me that?

I just know at first
you didn't want it.

Okay, but I changed my mind.

In the dream, was
it a boy or a girl?


- [Jake] I'm just asking.
- Does it matter, Jake?

Mm, I guess not. Damn.

[exhales deeply]

I feel like everything
I say is wrong.

There's literally
nothing you could say

to make me feel better.

[Mournful piano music]

So what you got
planned for Deja?

Well, it was either between

going to dinner or
getting her a present.

[chuckles] Wh-what'd you choose?

I'm taking her to Smokey's.

Ah, come on, you gotta
do better than that.

I mean, I already got
her a nice little card.

I wrote a dope
little poem in there.

[chuckles] Why don't you
and Deja just come with us?

And who gonna front that bill?

Douda will.

Oh, then come on. Shit,
let's run the tab up.

For real? Y'all sure?

Yeah, I don't care.

We got reservations
at the Signature Room.

It overlooks the city.
It's a great view.

But there is a dress code.

Oh, don't trip. Deja got
me a couple new suits,

so I'll be straight.

I'ma wear what I want.

Come on, it's Valentine's Day.

So? We... we just for show.

Okay, so then we should show up
like we're actually together.

[Victor] Fine.


[Shaad] Well, now that, uh,

you guys have dinner
hooked up for me,

I will go and get my
lady a nice lil' gift.

- I'll see y'all later.
- Okay.


That was nice.

He's a nice guy.

Can you turn the fire down?

You gon' burn the sauce.

Nah, I got it.

[Tiff] I can't tell.

[fire alarm beeping]

I told you!

- Sh...
- [Tiff] Move.

I'll do it before you
burn the damn house down.

What the fuck is wrong with you?

You been doing
this shit all day.


It's something.

If you mad at Emmett
about something,

take that out on him.

I'm not mad.

I just feel some type of
way about how they moving.

Why you care?

'Cause he's my ex
and that's my girl.

And shit happens.

Damn. Put this shit
back on the fire.

- [Jada] I thought you forgot.
- [Darnell chuckles]

How could I forget such
a important holiday?

'Cause you hate it.

What? No, I don't.

Darnell, all the
years I known you,

you always said it
was some bullshit

and that you didn't need a
holiday to show me your love.

I still believe that,

but this Valentine's, I'ma
treat you like a queen,

'cause I know it
means so much to you.

Now, we finna have

the most romantic date
of your whole life.

- [Jada] Okay.
- Jada. Darnell!

[Jada] Oh, my g...
it's Chino and Bubs!

Hey, we ain't at South
Shore High no more.

It's Clarence and Brittany now.

Shit, I forgot y'all
had real names.

Hey, understandable.

So how y'all been?

- We've been great.
- Yeah.

You know, just
living the good life.

I can't believe y'all are still
together after all these years.

The way y'all used to
fight like cats and dogs,

none of us thought
y'all would make it.

Well, technically, we didn't.

Yeah, we've rekindled our love.

- Aww. How romantic.
- [Darnell] Yeah, yeah.

We finally realized we
were meant for each other.

- Yeah.
- [Clarence] I know the feeling.


Well, shoot, all right, man,
it was good seeing y'all.

Wait, wait. We don't know when
the next time we'll see y'all.

You want to join us?

Um... uh...

Yeah. We could join
you for a hot second.

Aw, you can hang with
us longer than that.

- Yeah.
- We got a lot of catching up to do.

[both laugh uncomfortably]


Aw, shit. You
ain't come to play.

[both chuckle]

You ready?

Let's get it.

- Damn.
- [car doors closing]

[sighs] My feet already hurting.

I told you not to
wear them damn heels.

[both laugh]

- Listen, I love you...
- [Dre] Mm-hmm.

- And I love Valentine's Day...
- [Dre] Mm-hmm.

But I'm tired.

All right, well, you wanna
just go back in the house,

put on some comfy clothes, go
watch some Abbott Elementary?

I'm liking the sound of this.

All right. I can
order some, uh,

Korean food from that
spot up the street.

I love it.

Let's do it.

♪ Girl, you sit
around and wait ♪

♪ While you paint
on your nails ♪

♪ Do your hair, do it great ♪

[Deja and Shaad
cooing and chuckling]

♪ Picture perfect
with the frame ♪

♪ Spend it all the same day ♪

♪ But you waiting on a nigga ♪

♪ Who ain't called ♪
♪ you back in days ♪

[Tierra] Well, look who's
in the holiday spirit.

Aw, we don't need a
holiday to be romantic.

That's right. This
is us every day,

not just Valentine's Day.

[Deja] Mm-mm.

[Tierra chuckles]

Isn't that sweet, Victor?


Ay, man, would you
put the phone down

and be present at
the table, Joe?

Come on, I'm handling business.

He's a worker bee.

Hey, man, well, you better
start paying attention

to this beautiful queen
sitting right next to you.

Um, how long you
two been together?

- [Tierra] About a year.
- [Victor] A few months.

Hell, nah.

Y'all need to get
y'all's story straight.

What story?

[Shaad] Oh, nah, it's just that
Vic is real bad with, you know,

- dates and anniversaries.
- Yeah, I-I don't

be remembering shit like that.

Well, you should
try. It's nice

when someone you love
remembers things like that.

[Shaad] Mm-hmm.

[Deja chuckles]

Yeah. You're right.

I'll, uh, work on that.

- Yeah, you do that.
- Yes, I will.


Well, I'd like to
propose a toast.

Oh. Nice.

Here is to that
special kind of love

that can change your life.

[Deja clears throat]


Anything you wanna say?

Yeah. Cheers to that.

- [Victor] Cheers to that.
- To love.

To love.

- Come on, you gotta...
- Yes.

You gonna tell me
what's going on?

I don't appreciate you having
to leave on Valentine's Day.

I gotta pull up on this vendor.

It's the only day that worked.

Emmett did something
really nice for Kiesha.

And what that got to do with me?

[Tiff clicks tongue] Whatever.

I celebrate you every day.

I don't need a holiday
to tell me to do it.

[on TV] If I ask you something,
you promise you won't get mad?

What is it?

[Kiesha chuckles]

Have you been messing
around with Herbie?

[Kiesha laughing]

I just spent one
evening with him.

Look, I didn't wanna marry him.

I just...

[soft dramatic music]

Sorry, my grandma's making
me leave the door open.

[Kevin] No, it's cool.

So, uh...

I got you something.

You did not have
to get me anything.

[Kevin] Yeah, I
figured you'd say that,

but you know, I got
you something symbolic.





[laughs] You named
a star after me?

That's amazing.


Yeah, I'm-I'm glad you like it.

This is the sweetest gift
I've ever gotten from anyone.

Thank you.

You're welcome.

I didn't know I had
to get you anything.

My bad.

It's okay.

Your presence is
gift enough for me.


Sometimes I wonder if
I'll ever be happy again.

You will.


I don't know. I just know...

you won't feel
like this forever.

Do you think we'll
have kids one day?

I hope so.

[Downtempo hip-hop]

[Papa] Come on, man, you
can't do that in here.

My dad will kill us.

[Bakari] Ain't your
dad a preacher?

Yeah, which mean he
don't take no shit.

[Bakari sighs]

Look, my fault, bro. I'm...

I'm stressed.

Yeah. I can tell you feel
bad about what happened.

That shit ain't my fault.

Yeah, it was.


It ain't my fault
she lost her baby.

No, but something you did

caused a bunch of people
to bum rush the door,

which ended up with
Jemma getting trampled,

which resulted in
her losing the baby.

I didn't mean for
that shit to happen.

I know, but... you should
still try to make things right.

How the fuck am I
supposed to do that?

Just apologize.


Fuck that.

Look, it's the
right thing to do.

I'll think about it.

You know what's
really fucked up?

- What?
- [Papa] It's Valentine's Day,

and I'm sitting
here with your ass.

I don't want to be here
with your beady ass

either, nigga, fuck.

I just wish I wasn't alone.

[Bakari scoffs]
I ain't pressed.

Come on, there gotta
be somebody out there

you wanna send
some love to today.

[Bakari laughs softly]


Who you smiling about?

[Bakari laughs] Nobody.

Come on, man, just tell me.

Man, hell no. No.

I'm not telling you, dog. No.

Fine, but you won't get the girl

if you don't let her know
she got a secret admirer.

No. I'm not telling you.

Suit yourself.

Wait, wait, wait. Wait.

What would I have to do?

Just get her a card
telling her how you feel

and sign it "your
secret admirer."


You got good handwriting?

It's amazing.

[Bakari] So you'll
write it for me?


but if I write it...

you gotta promise to
apologize to Jake and Jemma.


You the man, Papa.

♪ Don't say goodbye ♪

- [laughter]
- [Darnell] Man, get outta here.

[Clarence] I don't know how
you could forget that day.

That was the same day Jada
caught you kissing her cousin.

- [Brittany] Ooh.
- Oh, yeah, yeah.

I forgot about that one.

Oh, I didn't.

[Brittany] Jada and I
put sugar in your tank

so you couldn't leave.

Now that I remember.

Shit, I had to work
a lot of night shifts

at Moo and Oink to
get that shit fixed.

Man, I still can't believe

you got arrested on
the night of prom.

Yeah, I got too drunk
for the first time

and was driving too fast.

I still can't believe he
crashed your daddy's Cadillac.

Yeah, my ass sure
paid for that one.

I was so sad you
missed your prom, Jada.

Yeah, you know,
me too, but, um...

look, we like to focus
on who we are now,

not live in the past.

And Darnell, he's a good guy.

He's not the same guy
he was in high school.

Hm. Is that right?

Yeah, that's right. I
had some growing to do,

and I'm still growing.

[Jada] Mm-hmm.


I love him,

and he loves me.

And we've been
through some shit,

but we still standing.

- Right?
- Yeah.

All right, to that.

- [Clarence] Cheers.
- Here's to that.

[Clarence] Come on,
old man. [laughs]

This is weird.


I don't really know what to say.

How long y'all been
messing around?

[Kiesha] Not long.

What does that mean?

I don't have an exact date.


Tiff, I know it's hard, but
what do you expect us to do?

Hide how we feel so
you can feel better?

That would be nice.

I wouldn't ask you to do that.

How would you feel if I
wanted to be with Nuck?

If he was the love of your life,

I'd just have to deal with it.

You're lying, Kiesha.

Well, hypotheticals aren't
helpful right now, Tiff.

How do you know he won't
do you like he did me?

I just have to trust myself.

- [Tiff] Do you trust him?
- I do.

You shouldn't.

He's changed.

[Tiff scoffs]
People don't change.

It's just gon' take some time

for things to feel normal again.

This will never feel normal.

Give it time, Tiff.

I don't think I want to.

[Dre] Wow.

We haven't watched
this in a while, babe.

Want to go down memory lane?


Let's see what we got.

[Nina chuckles]

Wow, we were sharp, baby.

Man, this feels
like a lifetime ago.

Feels like yesterday to me.

- Really?
- Yeah.

[Nina] I thought I knew
what love was my whole life,

but then I found you.

And you taught me
the true definition

of what it means to
be loved completely.

[officiant] By the
powers granted to me

by the State of Illinois,

I now pronounce you
two honest women

who are no longer shacking up...

Do you still choose me?

I do.

I do too.

♪ Everything ♪

♪ Perfect just for me ♪

♪ Just for me ♪

♪ Something like a dream ♪

♪ Like a dream ♪

♪ Perfect just for me ♪

♪ Just for me ♪

♪ Perfect just for me, yeah ♪

♪ Just for me ♪

I mean, shit, I was fine

till they started
talking about my DUI.

[Jada sighs] We're human.

We make mistakes.

Yeah, but if I wasn't
such a hot mess, I mean,

we could be celebrating
20 years of marriage too.

That wasn't our journey.

[exhales sharply]


I'm sorry, baby.

We were kids.

We didn't know
what we were doing.

Yeah, well, I ain't fucking
up this second chance.

Well, this is about
your 17th chance, but...


I ain't fucking up
none of these chances.

Oh, hey.

You look good enough to eat.

[Victor] Yeah, you look nice.

So uh, where you about to go?

[Victor] Get out her business.

What? I was just
asking a question.

No, no, no, tend to
your valentine, please.

[laughs] Well, I'm about to.

- [Victor] Mm-hmm.
- 'Scuse me.

[door closes]

He was just being nice.

Yeah, a little too nice.

[Shaad laughing]

Baby, I got the Cool Whip.

Wait, where you going?

I'm leaving.


"You look good enough to eat"?

Aw, come on, now, that was
just a figure of speech.

Well, it felt real

[Shaad] Wh... I
don't know the rules.

You don't tell a woman
who is not your girlfriend

that she looks good enough
to eat on Valentine's Day.

My bad.

Admit it, you have
a crush on her.


Baby, I've been locked
up for ten years.

I-I got a crush on everybody.

- [Shaad] Wh...
- [Deja] I'm the one

that's got you looking
all good in these streets.

If it wasn't for
me, she wouldn't be

paying attention to you.

[Shaad] Wait, now
hold on, you ain't

doing me no fucking favors...

Oh, no, I've done
you a lot of favors.

Slow the fuck up. I
ain't no charity case.

Look, you asked me
to give you a chance,

and I did,

and now I'm starting
to regret it.

[Shaad] Deja... wait...

Aw, fuck.

[knock on door]

[Emmett] What's up, Tiff?
What you doing here?

I wanted to see you.

[Emmett] About what?

- [door slams]
- About us.

[laughs] You said you was done.

Sit down.

I'm good standing.


[clicks tongue] [mumbles]

What's up?

Look, I know you still love me.

Course I do.

You're the mother of my child,

but I don't have feelings
for you like that no more.

[Sultry music]

I don't believe you.

I said I'm...

I said I'm in a relationship.

That's never stopped you before.

I know...

but I'm a changed man now.

So you can be loyal
to Kiesha but not me?

[footsteps receding]

[door slams]

Davion Farris' "Tunnel
Vision" playing

[Tiff] What are you doing here?

Changed my flight...

so we could be together
for Valentine's Day.

Where you coming from?

I was out with Kiesha.

I'm glad y'all talked.

Yeah, me too.

How'd it go?

It was good.

It's time y'all healed
from that and moved on.


You good?


I'm just happy you're here.

Yeah, me too.

Now let's eat.

Happy Valentine's Day, baby.

Happy Valentine's Day.

♪ And it's all 'cause of you ♪

♪ Tunnel vision ♪

♪ Love and loyalty ♪
♪ is what it's giving ♪

I'm sorry it has
to be like this.

It doesn't have to be.

I promise it won't
be like this forever.

Oh, yeah, it better not be.

- [Victor laughs]
- I'm not laughing.

I'm serious.

Here's to no more secrets.

I'll toast to that...

- [Victor] Mm.
- If you real.

I'm real.

[door opens]

[footsteps on stairs]

Oh, shit.

[Shaad] The fuck,
man, I thought you was

somebody trying to
break in the crib.

I thought you went
out for the night.

I thought so, too,
but Roselyn had

to take a rain check.

Damn, that's crazy.

[Tierra chuckles]

You a'ight?

I'm fine.

Where's Deja?

Oh, she left a few
hours ago, so...

Is everything okay?

I don't know.

Well, you can hang out with me.

No use in both of us
being alone on V-Day.

[Soft sweet music]

[clears throat] For real?


I like your company.

Oh, wait a minute.

Hold on.

Hoo-hoo, shit.

I'm in a situation.


So am I.

Good morning.

- [Jemma] Hi.
- Hi.

You know, I hate that you
have to go through this.

Me too.

[Marcus] But everything
happens for a reason.

What's the reason for this?

I don't know,

but I know God has a plan.

You always say that when you
don't know what else to say.

[Marcus chuckles]

I was so scared.

About what?

Of what you would think...

of what people would say.

I was afraid that Jake
would be mad at me.

- [Marcus] Mm-hmm.
- [Jemma] And...

I was afraid I wouldn't
be a good mother.

Hey. It's okay to be scared.

You'll be scared many
more times in your life.

But you just have to know,

I'm always here.

So no matter how scared you are,

you're never alone.

- [bags rustling]
- [knock on door]

[Marcus] I'll leave y'all to it.

How you feel?

A little better.

Glad to see you smiling again.

I'm not gonna be
the same after this.

Neither will I.

[Lynae] Who is this from?

[Papa] I can't say.

[Lynae sucks teeth]
Stop playing with me.

[Papa] Just open it.

The handwriting is nice.

Did you write this?

I did, but the sentiment
comes from someone else.


Your secret admirer.

Who is this from, for real?

I told you, I can't say.

Fine, be like that.

Look, just know that
somebody out there likes you.

[door closes]

Happy Valentine's Day.

You're a day late.

My bad.

But I like what you said.


So, um...

maybe you wanna
kick it sometime?

I know what you did.


Look, I ain't do
that shit on purpose.

I know.


Come on, uh, we gotta go.

Bro, where?

[Papa] You said you was
gonna talk to Jake and Jemma.

Yeah, you should
handle that first,

and then we can hang out.

You for real?


See you later, Lynae.

[door closes]

[knock on door]

[muttering] Fucking crazy...

[yawns] Em, what's up, boy?

[Emmett] Hey, Pop.

You have my blessing.

Damn, that was quick.

What changed your mind?

I did.

Wait, what?


Tiff tried to fuck
me last night.

Oh, shit.

Did you do it?

Hell, no.

Ah, I'm proud of you, son.


If I can change, so can you.

Well, damn.

Guess it's time to propose then.

- You nervous?
- Hell, no.

Shit, I'm excited
now. [chuckles]

When you gonna tell Kiesha?

Tell her what?

You gotta tell
her what happened.

Pop, no, I don't.

Son, you gotta be
honest with Kiesha

so that she know
that you changed.

And the best part is,

you ain't fuck up this time.

Know what I'm saying?

Yeah, you right.

[Darnell] Yeah, come on, man.


Go propose to my mama.

And don't fuck it up this time.

I won't. I won't.

A'ight. I love you, Pop.

I love you too,
son. [chuckles]

[Emmett exhales heavily] Shit.

[Smooth crooning music]

♪ When did we change? ♪

♪ When did love fade away? ♪

♪ When you've both ♪
♪ been through so much ♪

♪ Now no more than
strangers... ♪


What's all this?

I just wanna apologize for
crashing my daddy's car

the night of our prom and
messing up your evening.


I already forgave you for that.

Yeah, I know.

I know, but...

but I'm hoping that...

maybe this will make up for it.

Will you marry me?

Are you serious?

I made sure to get
Emmett's blessing.

Oh, my God.

So what you say, woman?

Yes. Yes, yes, yes.

Yes. Yes. Oh, my God.

[Darnell] Mm.

You gotta try it on.

- [Jada] Yes!
- [Darnell] Shoot.

Okay, okay, okay, okay.

- [squeals]
- Oh, yeah.

- Ah, oh, my God!
- [Darnell laughing]

♪ so I've learned ♪

♪ That even love has seasons ♪

♪ And if what you ♪
♪ got is really real ♪

♪ Then you'd weather ♪
♪ through the weather ♪

♪ Just like winter ♪

♪ Becomes the spring ♪

♪ As the summer ♪

♪ Becomes the fall ♪

♪ And with no exception ♪

♪ To the rule ♪

♪ Love changes too ♪

♪ Oh ♪

Someone needs to stop Clearway Law.
Public shouldn't leave reviews for lawyers.