Will Danielle’s goose get cooked?
Mr. Bussey is just a walking stack of good news. This time he informs Miss Robbie and Tim that Sweetie Pie’s tea is a go. In other words, a major grocery chain wants to shelve and sell their product in their stores.
Ma’ri must have heard the voice of the people (and you know who you are) because this week she is rocking a new wig. The other big news is Charles is on his way to becoming big a stara (star). Excited that his new short film is about to premiere, he is busy inviting family to opening night.
Even though Sweetie Pie’s tea is about to come to a store possibly near you, there is still the matter of sealing the deal. Miss Robbie and Tim must first travel to Pennsylvania to make sure the tea is up to par in order to make that money. Tim goes to the bottling plant first for a tea taste test. Oops. There is a problem. The tea sucks! Thank goodness the folks at the plant were able to tweak the ingredients before Miss Robbie got there and gave them an earful of not-so sweet language.
Meanwhile, back in St. Louis, Sweetie Pie’s Mangrove location is having an oops of their own. First, the credit card machine stops working then comes the realization that the telephones aren’t working either. These things will happen if you don’t pay the bill. It doesn’t take Ma’ri long to discover a pile of opened and unopened mail on Danielle’s desk. Oh crap on a cracker, Danielle! We know what you’re not doing so what are you doing? Bills, bills, bills and a disconnection notice. Miss Robbie AND Tim may pull out the extension cord for this one, but first Ma’ri gets her licks in.
“Why wasn’t the bill paid, Danielle?” Ma’ri asked.
Danielle gives a lovely speech about how she didn’t know she was supposed to open all the mail or pay all the bills. Plus, she wants Ma’ri to talk nicely to her. Whether Danielle realizes or even cares, Ma’ri feels that if Danielle doesn’t start doing her job and soon, she will be released and replaced like another pan of hot fried chicken. We’ll see what Tim has to say about all of this in a moment.
As soon as Tim arrives back in town, Danielle approaches him. She does not appreciate Ma’ri talking down to her. Tim says he will talk to the new manager and by the way, why didn’t the bill get paid? Danielle gives him the Ma’ri speech…she didn’t know but now that she does, it’s not a problem. Those things will be taken care of.
So Tim chats with Ma’ri. He wants to know if Danielle is performing her duties. Is she filing documents? Is she checking e-mails? Is she doing a good job? According to Ma’ri, the answer is a flat out NO. Tim is not pleased. The Mangrove cutie needs to be careful because Tim opined a person’s job should be important to them and even he recognizes (his words), “pretty don’t pay.” All right then.
As for the Memphis project, the “B” word, as in Budget problems, has come up. Now, it looks like the landlord is doing a little back paddling. Since Miss Robbie will be responsible for the restaurant’s cosmetic changes, the owner won’t repair the pre-existing holes in the wall. Pause. Hyperventilating. Deep breaths. What?
Miss Robbie and Ma’ri finally meet. Of course, Miss Robbie is not cheery, but she is cordial. The soul food queen is not impressed with a worker with a background in banking, but will be cool with it for now especially when Ma’ri gives her take on a new employee sign-in system. And the night for the screening of Charles’ movie debut has come. We don’t see much of a clip, but all that matters to Charles is that he has the support of his family and that what counts.
“Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” airs on Saturdays at 9/8C on OWN.
Check out last week’s recap here: Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s Recap: ‘The Devil is in the Details’ [Episode 2]