SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details on tonight’s series finale of BET’s Being Mary Jane.
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.