New City, Same Mary Jane – Season 4, Episode 1 Recap

by Yvonne Chase on January 13, 2017

Bad Decisions
Sorry but not sorry, I can’t get with Mary Jane Paul on Being Mary Jane.  Season four premiered earlier this week and it took me back to season one. I couldn’t get with her back then. I gave her a chance in season two and three and now she’s back with more of the same. Mary Jane is a walking billboard for bad decisions! Why is she so self-destructive? 

Bad Man Choice
Mary Jane or MJ, as she’s affectionately called, is the complete opposite of the woman I celebrate in this blog space.  She reminds me of women like Jennifer Lopez who have the resources to live a really fabulous single life yet spend their time going from one bad man choice to the next. 

Back To The Top
The concrete jungle of NYC is the backdrop for this season now that MJ has relocated from Atlanta where she was a news anchor. In New York, she’s starting at the bottom as an entertainment correspondent with the hopes of making her way back to the top. Kara, her Executive Producer has come along for the ride.

Clouds Her Judgment
In the opening scene, we see them having drinks and eyeballing men at the club. After a night of hanging out to celebrate her new life in a new city, MJ returned to her hotel room with a strange man. She didn’t even know his name. In no time flat, they were having sex. Her desperate need for a man clouds her judgment big time. 

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Comfortable In Her Singleness
My wish for MJ is that she become a happy and fulfilled single woman first.  I would love to see her get real comfortable in her singleness. In season one, she was dating a married man. Of course, that didn’t end well. Fast forward to season three where she’s having sex whenever she wants with no strings attached. She even tried a white boy then realized how badly she wants black love.

Work To Do On Yourself
Since none of her efforts to find love have worked, she’s now enlisted the services of a matchmaker. After their initial meeting and review of her assessment, the matchmaker told MJ she couldn’t work with her and gladly returned her $20,000 payment. Turns out money can’t buy you love after all. Her exact words to MJ were, “For this to work, you have to do more than just write a check. You’ve got some work to do on yourself.” Yikes! 

Finding A Man
I may continue to watch to see what she does in her relentless efforts to find love but I can’t make any promises. I’m turned off every time she strips down for sex with a random dude. I’m even more turned off that her entire world seems to revolve around finding a man. She reminds me of so many “successful” women I talk to day after day. How successful are you if can’t be single for a season?

You Have Lost Your Mind
There’s nothing wrong with wanting love in your life; we were created to love each other intimately, however, when that want takes you to a place of bringing strange men back to your hotel room for random sex, you have lost your mind and need to find it fast.

Something to think about…

What say you? Did you watch? What do you think of the first episode? Do you think MJ will do the work she needs to do on herself in order to find love? 

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