The 227 residents are worried when Calvin's free-spending new friend offers him a chance to make 50 dollars for doing what "sounds like a Miami Vice drug deal." Calvin: Curtis Baldwin. Mary: Marla Gibbs.
Mary takes a job at a travel agency, where her boss finds her so invaluable that he wants her to accompany him on a trip. Marla Gibbs, Jackee Harry. Brenda: Regina King. Pearl: Helen Martin. Rose: Alaina Reed.
The Social Security office says that Pearl is dead, and the resulting protest lands Pearl, Mary and Rose in jail. Mary: Marla Gibbs. Claims Officer: Basil Hoffman. Rose: Alaina Reed. Sandra: Jackee Harry.