After learning she has a say in who replaces Garrett, Kara or Justin, Mary Jane questions whether Justin's overtures are motivated by his desire to get her vote. Kara helps Orlando in his transition from athlete to broadcaster.
Mary Jane uncovers information about Justin's past that spin their love into a new phase. Meanwhile, Kara and Justin are forced to take down a dark horse who has entered the race for the executive producer slot.
Mary Jane and Justin's relationship is tested when their notoriety on social media leads to discoveries about his past; and Kara makes her own discovery about the girlfriend of one of Orlando's teammates.
Mary Jane and Justin's relationship goes viral. Meanwhile, 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 alienated, Mary Jane allows her own party to be transformed into a media event. Meanwhile, Niecy returns to Atlanta invigorated and ready to set her dreams in motion; and Patrick becomes a montor to a rowdy activist.
Kara's discovery that Mary Jane is sleeping with Justin sends their friendship into a tailspin and upsets the power dynamic at the studio. Sensing there's more to Mary Jane's breakup with Lee, Helen sends Niecy to New York to "check-in" on MJ. Little does she know, Niecy has other plans to meet up with an match from a dating app.