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CJ is downcast and Janine grows increasingly agitated in the wake of the destruction of their house due to a fire. As CJ deals with not having a home, he also investigates the cause of the blaze. Tyler Perry directed the episode.
The firehouse becomes the subject of a reality show titled “Sparks,” but the firefighters get burned when the host (Kelly O'Neal) manipulates their interviews. Elsewhere, Ella takes the children to visit Janine---without CJ's consent.
Janine spontaneously squires the children to an amusement park, but things aren't so amusing when she fails to get CJ's consent. The emotional roller coaster continues for CJ when he discovers Calvin is wooing Tracie.
When Janine begins exhibiting bizarre behavior, the Payne crew suspects that she's returned to her old habits---particularly when she appears with a black eye. Meanwhile, Malik's got sole: He sets out to buy new sneakers.
As CJ dates Tanya (Robin Givens), Janine goes out with an ex-football player (Michael Jai White), who goes the extra yard by giving Malik and Jazmine dazzling gifts---to CJ's chagrin. Meanwhile, odor issues plague Jazmine.
Curtis is offered a desirable fire-chief job---but it's in Los Angeles, and Ella firmly opposes moving. Meanwhile, CJ has a close encounter with Tanya's overly assertive gal pal. Robin Givens guest stars.
Ella puts a plan into motion to increase quality family time: She forbids the clan from using the TV and radio for two weeks. Before long, subsequent family conversations reveal a shocking discovery about CJ. Elsewhere, a popular film actor prepares for a (more…)
Calvin and Miranda's nuptial preparations turn ugly when Ella helps Miranda register for wedding gifts. Ella soon transforms into a mother-in-law from hell, choosing everything from the china pattern to the crystal. Worse, Calvin takes sides with Ella. Els (more…)
Ella and Rosie seek their independence and their own financial strength by landing jobs at a mall boutique. Conversely, Curtis and Carlos bond during their manly free time---until they begin missing their wives.