Being Mary Jane - Episode Guide

Season 1


Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Jul 2, 2013

Mary Jane Paul (Gabrielle Union) is a single woman with style, class and a high-powered career as a host of a popular news program. On paper, she has it all, except one

Storm Advisory

Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: Jan 7, 2014

Andre faces David and an anchor is fired in the series premiere of this drama about a single TV news anchor (Gabrielle Union) trying to balance all aspects of her life.

Girls Night In

Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: Jan 14, 2014

Mary Jane has a big talk with Andre, leaving her to ponder her future. Meanwhile, friction develops between Kara and Mary Jane when Kara revamps Mark's show; and a woman inches closer to Paul Sr.

The Huxtables Have Fallen

Episode: 1x04 | Airdate: Jan 21, 2014

Mary Jane faces reality after her affair is exposed. Meanwhile, a sobriety party prompts Patrick to reflect on his life, and Mary Jane at last gives Andre an answer to his proposal.

Mixed Messages

Episode: 1x05 | Airdate: Feb 4, 2014

A reality about Andre hits Mary Jane, who responds by meeting a man online. Meanwhile, changes prove too much for Mark; Helen's diamond bracelet vanishes; true feelings surface about the Patterson children.


Episode: 1x06 | Airdate: Feb 11, 2014

Paul Sr. tries to please Helen with a platinum table at a big gala, where Mary Jane happens upon David. Meanwhile, MJ must make a big decision at work.

Hindsight is 20/40

Episode: 1x07 | Airdate: Feb 18, 2014

A picture stirs up drama between Mary Jane and Andre. Meanwhile, Patrick breaks news that he's moving out; a drug run turns violent; Niecy announces a plan following her delivery; Kara mulls over a custody issue involving her sons.


Episode: 1x08 | Airdate: Feb 25, 2014

Mary Jane is devastated when one of her interviews leads to a suicide. Meanwhile, Mark is put in an uncomfortable position; Niecy worries that Dante will be a no-show for her delivery; and Patrick speculates about Helen's care after he moves.

Uber Love

Episode: 1x09 | Airdate: Feb 25, 2014

Mary Jane faces the people she has hurt in the Season 1 finale. Also: Lisa and Mary Jane's friendship is tested.

Season 2

People in Glass Houses Shouldn't Throw Fish

Episode: 2x01 | Airdate: Feb 3, 2015

In the Season 2 premiere, Mary Jane throws a dinner party; and invites a married couple whom she and David used to be "couples friends" with. She also re-examines what she wants out of life after learning that David's new girlfriend is pregnant.


Episode: 2x02 | Airdate: Feb 10, 2015

Mary Jane's plans for an anxiety-free weekend go awry when Mark asks her to be his "beard" during an unexpected visit from his parents. In other events, Mary Jane's interview of a teen sex worker makes her re-evaluate her relationship with Niecy.

Mary Jane Knows Best

Episode: 2x03 | Airdate: Feb 17, 2015

Mary Jane undergoes a fertility treatment as part of a series on modern-day motherhood. She also makes Niecy her new pet project after Niecy's secret is discovered; and tries to land an interview with an elusive multi-millionaire.

Sleepless in Atlanta

Episode: 2x04 | Airdate: Feb 24, 2015

Kara tries to protect Mary Jane from the results of a focus group; Niecy tries to shield herself and Treyvion from his father, who unexpectedly returns from college; Patrick tries to balance work and family; and Mary Jane meets with Sheldon DeWitt.

No Eggspectations

Episode: 2x05 | Airdate: Mar 3, 2015

Kara suggests a live installment of "Talk Back," but neither she nor Mary Jane are prepared for the news that Dr. Marrs delivers; Cameron and Niecy negotiate over his re-entry into her life; and an exciting business opportunity presents itself to PJ.

Pulling the Trigger

Episode: 2x06 | Airdate: Mar 10, 2015

Mary Jane's hormones rage out of control after she gets an hCG trigger shot, which starts a 36-hour countdown to ovulation. She's also offered an exclusive story from Sheldon DeWitt; further strains her already-strained friendship with Lisa; and receives a surprise visit from David.

Let's Go Crazy

Episode: 2x07 | Airdate: Mar 17, 2015

The motivation for Mary Jane's actions with David become clear. In other events, a "Talk Back" segment spurs Mary Jane to move on with her life and repair strained relationships; and she also decides to change "Talk Back," which may not go over well with Kara.

One Is The Loneliest Number

Episode: 2x08 | Airdate: Mar 24, 2015

SNC covers a fatal school shooting in Atlanta; Mary Jane meets Sheldon's circle of friends; a new man in Kara's life helps her find a new purpose; Mark's relationship with Eric comes to an end; and Patrick makes a heartbreaking discovery.

Line In The Sand

Episode: 2x09 | Airdate: Mar 31, 2015

Mary Jane gets nominated for an Emmy, prompting her to seek advice from her trusted friends. In time, she must decide whether to take a chance and follow her instincts. Meanwhile, information about Tracy surfaces.


Episode: 2x10 | Airdate: Apr 7, 2015

While Cynthia is out due to illness, Mary Jane and Kara host and produce a primetime news hour. In other events, Paul Jr. decides between job offers.

Reading The Signs

Episode: 2x11 | Airdate: Apr 14, 2015

Mary Jane's rant goes viral, turning her into an overnight sensation; Sheldon struggles to take his relationship with Mary Jane to the next level; and Kara heads home to help with a complicated family matter.

Signing Off

Episode: 2x12 | Airdate: Apr 14, 2015

In the Season 2 finale, Mary Jane moves into a primetime position at SNC; and, just as she settles into a relationship with Sheldon, receives mind-blowing news about David. In other events, the Patterson family gathers to celebrate Paul Jr.'s graduation from architecture school.

Season 3

Facing Fears

Episode: 3x01 | Airdate: Oct 20, 2015

When Mary Jane is rushed to the hospital following her accident, the family will rally around her. In defense of their daughter, Paul Sr. will handle David, and Helen will unburden them of Lisa. Meanwhile, Kara fights for Mary Jane at SNC, as Shohreh and Greg will go to great lengths to edge Mary Jane out....

Louie, Louie

Episode: 3x02 | Airdate: Oct 20, 2015

Stuck in the house with nothing else to do, a new set of problems arise for Mary Jane when Cedric reveals his plans to extort her. Meanwhile, SNC hires a hot, new, young Latina replacement, Marisol.


Episode: 3x03 | Airdate: Oct 27, 2015

When Mary Jane gets the devastating news of a loved one's suicide, she'll be forced to confront her inner demons.

Being Kara

Episode: 3x04 | Airdate: Nov 3, 2015

Kara's life continues to spin out of control. Meanwhile, a bored and still grieving Mary Jane helps Niecy land her first job.

Hot Seat

Episode: 3x05 | Airdate: Nov 10, 2015

When SNC makes an impactful decision, Mary Jane explores unconventional methods in order to fight for her future. Meanwhile, Niecy's rift with Patrick continues.

Don't Call It a Comeback

Episode: 3x06 | Airdate: Nov 17, 2015

A scandal forces Mark to consider his future at the network. Meanwhile, a sexual encounter scares Mary Jane.

If the Shoe Fits...

Episode: 3x07 | Airdate: Nov 24, 2015

With family matters at the forefront, Mary Jane's birthday takes a back seat to family drama.

Wake Up Call

Episode: 3x08 | Airdate: Dec 1, 2015

Mary Jane sits in on a journalism lecture and hears harsh opinions about her show. Patrick's life seems to be on track until he's surprised with a family intervention.

Purging and Cleansing

Episode: 3x09 | Airdate: Dec 8, 2015

As Mary Jane prepares to return to TalkBack, she begins a "life cleanse" with the hopes of resurrecting her finances and once again reclaiming her voice as a journalist. However, Cece's continued blackmailing holds her back. Patrick and Paul Sr. bitterly clash over custody of D'Asia.

Some Things Are Black and White

Episode: 3x10 | Airdate: Dec 15, 2015

Mary Jane agrees to go out on a date, while David's mother makes an appearance on behalf of her son. Meanwhile, Kara finds herself in hot water at work.

Season 4

Getting Nekkid

Episode: 4x01 | Airdate: Jan 10, 2017

Looking for change in her career and attitude, Mary Jane has an interesting encounter with a new man.

Getting Naked

Episode: 4x02 | Airdate: Jan 17, 2017

Mary Jane goes up against her idol, Ronda; Niecy tries to balance her life.

Getting Real

Episode: 4x03 | Airdate: Jan 31, 2017

An interview with a fiery reality star makes Mary Jane a social media sensation; things rapidly heat up with Lee.

Getting Schooled

Episode: 4x04 | Airdate: Feb 7, 2017

Mary Jane's new position as web correspondent fuels her rivalry with Justin as she pursues the story of a teen boy beaten for wearing a skirt.

Getting Served

Episode: 4x05 | Airdate: Feb 14, 2017

Mary Jane and PJ are homesick while Niecy's rash decision has some dire consequences.

Getting Home

Episode: 4x06 | Airdate: Feb 21, 2017

In Atlanta to cover a news story, Mary Jane's reunion with her family is thrown into a tailspin when Lee shows up.

Getting Judged

Episode: 4x07 | Airdate: Feb 28, 2017

A leaked story in the press about Mary Jane threatens to derail one of the most important moments of her career.

Getting Risky

Episode: 4x08 | Airdate: Mar 7, 2017

Mary Jane and Justin go rogue to chase a story as Mary Jane frets about meeting Lee's baby momma.

Getting Serious

Episode: 4x09 | Airdate: Mar 14, 2017

Justin cooks up a plan to get Mary Jane in the anchor chair while she and Lee decide whether or not they should have a baby together.

Getting It

Episode: 4x10 | Airdate: Mar 21, 2017

Mary Jane joins forces with Justin, setting forth a plan that could oust Ronda from the anchor chair, but Kara gets caught in the crossfire.

Feeling Raw

Episode: 4x11 | Airdate: Jul 18, 2017

Distrustful of Justin after Kara's firing, Mary Jane tries to make it work with Lee, but resisting Justin undermines her performance in the coveted co-anchor spot of the morning show.

Feeling Conflicted

Episode: 4x12 | Airdate: Jul 25, 2017

Since Kara has a tough time in arbitration with her wrongful termination claim, Mary Jane and Justin decide not to confess that they're seeing each other; Mary Jane becomes forced to lie.

Feeling Exposed

Episode: 4x13 | Airdate: Aug 1, 2017

Kara's discovery that Mary Jane is sleeping with Justin sends their friendship into a tailspin and upsets the power dynamic at the studio; Mary Jane breaks up with Lee; Helen sends Niecy to New York.

Feeling Friendless

Episode: 4x14 | Airdate: Aug 8, 2017

Feeling alienated, Mary Jane allows her own party to be transformed into a media event; Niecy returns to Atlanta invigorated and ready to set her dreams in motion; Patrick becomes a mentor to a rowdy activist.

Feeling Hashtagged

Episode: 4x15 | Airdate: Aug 15, 2017

Mary Jane and Justin's relationship goes viral; Frank, an old family friend of Helen and Paul's, stirs long-forgotten memories of a love triangle that clouded the early years of their marriage.

Feeling Ambushed

Episode: 4x16 | Airdate: Aug 22, 2017

Mary Jane and Justin's relationship is tested when their notoriety on social media leads to discoveries about Justin's past. Kara makes her own discovery about the girlfriend of one of Orlando's teammates.