After four seasons of failed relationships and family drama, BET’s Being Mary Jane came to a dramatic conclusion Tuesday night.
The two-hour series finale gave Gabrielle Union’s character Mary Jane Paul and fans, the closure they wanted, albeit with some heartbreak, tears and a newborn along the way.
Picking up where Season 4 of the Mara Brock Akil-created series left off, Mary Jane discovered she was expecting a baby.
The pregnancy caused a huge strain on her relationship with fiancé Justin (Michael Ealy), who couldn’t see himself raising another man’s child, especially since MJ didn’t tell him she had been implanted with embryos from donor sperm before accepting his proposal. Justin couldn’t take it and walked away. (Grab the tissues).
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“I don’t even know how to process it,” he said. “I just can’t find a way to make this work. I wish you and your child all the best. I know you’re going to be an amazing mom.”
Despite her engagement ending, a new — and just as dreamy man — entered her life during a chance encounter. That would be Morris Chestnut, who played her old college flame, Beau. The two began to date and Beau was there for MJ when she gave birth to son Albert James Patterson.
But… other issues would arise.
Kara (Lisa Vidal) — MJ’s best friend and boss — received the devastating news that she had breast cancer and was forced to take extended sick leave.
“I’m scared,” Kara said through tears.
After undergoing a double mastectomy, she left the hospital and went home to recuperate. That opened the door for Justin to return to Great Day USA as her temporary replacement. We later found out Kara orchestrated Justin’s return because she knew he was still in love with MJ.
It didn’t take long for MJ and Justin to patch up their differences and return to the bedroom, or in this case a barn. After rushing to MJ’s house because of an emergency, Justin began to bond with her baby.
But what about Beau? He just happened to show up with an engagement ring, while Justin was there. Awkward. That left MJ with a huge dilemma — which dreamboat would she choose to spend the rest of her life with?
It’s the question that set Twitter on fire, making Being Mary Jane the platform’s top trending subject of the night.
Back to MJ’s decision… fast forward to her wedding day and we see her walking down the aisle. But we still don’t know which man she chose. The camera then turns and… it’s Justin!
“I realized the only affirmation you need is ‘let go and let love,’” she said in a voiceover. “The moment you stop saying ‘me’ and — without thinking — start saying ‘us,’ that’s the moment you’re finally able to allow the love you want in.”
And with that, Mary Jane finally got her happy ending.
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