Sunday run the world finds important truths revealed, and several characters recognize that they deserve better than what they’ve been given.
Concerned that Amari’s predominantly white ballet class is negatively impacting her self-esteem, Sondi takes the young girl to see black ballet dancers perform. Amari is delighted to see dancers who resemble her and asks to wear the flesh-colored ballet shoes Sondi made for her. See? Representation is important.
In a not-so-calm conversation during the performance, Matthew suggests that Sondi consider asking Baptiste — the same woman who threw nuclear levels of shade at their housewarming party — to be her new advisor. But not before we reveal it there goods rumors that he is sleeping with a student. According to Matthew, the unnamed woman was “flirting” and people made assumptions that were not true. Certainly.
Sondi is stressed and tries to write, but is interrupted by Maya, who wants to play. She agrees to rush to the store and finds Matthew reading alone in a coffee shop. Annoyed, she calls him because he left his daughter with her while he went out for me time, knowing she has so much work to do in three days. Plus, he doesn’t even pick up around the house behind himself. She is overworked and undervalued and needs time to herself. So a trip to the library.
Meanwhile, Ella attends an exclusive dinner with a celebrity. It’s a fun night of live music and easy conversations, until she’s caught cheating on his wife – and Ella’s boyfriend – in the bathroom. Ella finds herself in a difficult position to write this juicy story about her homegirl—who invited her to the little gathering—and get that all-important traffic boost. The story also causes an argument with Anderson, who doesn’t really care and calls her job “whack.” To be honest, Ella feels the same about the gig. However, she is not happy with her boyfriend who does not support her.
Renee meets her college friend Mia, who is now VP at Loreal Cosmetics, for a drink and some career tips. Renee’s informal pitch for the brand impresses Mia, who is interested in setting up a meeting for a formal pitch. Despite Renee’s best efforts to land the Loreal pitch, she takes on a supporting role under her much younger white male colleague. Renee quotes Maya Angelou as she did in the pilot and stops. She would not stay and be constantly so disrespected.
While with Renee, Ella runs into Iman, who is upset about the story and vows to drag her name through the mud.
Elsewhere, Whitney and her fiancé Ola take another session with their marriage counselor, who is concerned about their demanding schedules. Ola points out that Whitney has been aloof lately, which she attributes to her busy job and overwhelming wedding plans. But let’s face it: she also feels guilty for that one night stand she still hasn’t told him about. She finally confesses to Sondi, who encourages her to clean Ola.
As Whitney prepares for her bachelorette party, she hears a knock at the door. It’s Ola. Boy, do they have a lot to talk about.