The Muses host a dinner party for Jackson's siblings and their meddlesome mother, who fumes over Ryan and Jackson's marriage. The evening intensifies when Jackson's sister lets him know that she plans to tell their mother that she is a lesbian. Jerome: Mailon Rivera. Jackson: Boris Kodjoe. Ryan: Nicole Parker.
Jackson is fired from his job and decides to start his own business, but his financial situation may be an obstacle. Elsewhere, Nigel and Paula plan a trip to China as a birthday celebration for Nigel's mother. Deonne: Debra Wilson. Derek: James Patrick Stuart. Mr. Seabrooks: John Prosky. Myron: Phil LaMarr.
Ryan opens her own bank account to prove to Jackson that she is financially responsible. Elsewhere, Paula tries to increase her real-estate business by catering to rich people who support charities. Laura: Tasha Smith. Nesta: Lindsey Stoddart. Auctioneer: Jeff Harlan. Sharlene: Keke Palmer.
Paula's dad (Montel Williams) pays his daughter a surprise visit, and cons Jackson out of $10,000 in a real-estate scheme. Elsewhere, Nigel considers cancelling his wedding plans when he learns a secret about Paula (Danielle Nicolet). Jackson: Boris Kodjoe. Nigel: Brian White.
Ryan and Jackson prepare for a trip to Hawaii, but their plans get derailed when Jackson gets a call on the airplane from his ex-girlfriend, and Ryan storms off of the aircraft before it takes off. Tracee Ellis Ross guest stars. Omar: Mailon Rivera. Gabrielle: Christina Vidal. Derek: James Patrick Stuart. Travis: David Ramsey.
Ryan stumbles across a bill addressed to Jackson for a car payment and learns that he bought the car for an ex-girlfriend. Elsewhere, Coco and her sister butt heads after the younger sibling starts working at Coco's cafe. Daphne: Sarah Rafferty. Gabrielle: Christina Vidal. Belinda: Miriam Flynn. Uncle Jimmy: Thomas Vincent Kelly. Sister Mary Alice: Mary Boucher.
The Muses are not amused with Coco's obnoxious new boyfriend, but they don't have the heart to tell her, and their lack of honesty leads to an embarrassing run-in at a nightclub. Chris: Dondre T. Whitfield. Amanda: Salli Richardson Whitfield. Diego: Julian Acosta. VVIP Bouncer: Dwight Woody.
Ryan reluctantly hires Jackson to renovate an art gallery where she works, which puts her in a bind when her boss tells her to fire him. Elsewhere, Paula wants Nigel to hire her as his secretary after his receptionist quits, but he is not too thrilled with the idea of working with his wife. Megan: Katherine Hawkes. Derek: James Patrick Stuart. Toryn: Nicole Avant Belasco. Fiona: Una Damon. Kent: David Denman.
Ryan wants Jackson to sell their house after she learns about his sexual conquests in the dwelling during their time apart. Then Ryan's imagination gets the best of her and she begins to see imaginary parties raging in their house. Jackson: Boris Kodjoe. Ryan: Nicole Parker. Nigel: Brian White.
Jackson learns that Ryan is hesitant to have kids, so he buys her a dog to kick-start her maternal instincts, but a momentary lapse in judgment by Ryan puts the pet in jeopardy. Ryan: Nicole Parker. Jackson: Boris Kodjoe. Coco: Melissa De Sousa.
Ryan learns that Jackson wanted a prenuptial agreement before they remarried, a revelation that puts him in the doghouse, until he discovers his wife's secret: She never got rid of her old apartment. Elsewhere, Paula dumps Nigel after he, too, brings up the topic of a prenup. Ryan: Nicole Parker. Jackson: Boris Kodjoe. Paula: Danielle Nicolet.
Ryan and Jackson are interviewed for a newspaper column about relationships, but the article is less flattering than expected. Also: the couple debates joining a country club. Nigel: Brian White. Paula: Danielle Nicolet. Coco: Melissa De Sousa.
Jackson violates the couples' “don't ask, don't tell” policy when he discovers that Ryan posed nude for a painting, but the tables are turned when Ryan finds out that Jackson has a big secret of his own. Nigel: Brian White. Paula: Danielle Nicolet. Coco: Melissa De Sousa.