Kerissa Reaches Her Limit
Season 1 Episode 105
Jacob's chickens are about to come home to roost.
Over time, Bishop James Greenleaf has given his son, Jacob, more responsibility in the church. Jacob is reluctant, but his wife, Kerissa, is eager to see him follow in his father's footsteps, despite Jacob's persistent marital infidelity with his father's assistant. As the family sits around the dining room table sharing their praise reports, Jacob's lies are exposed in a sudden and shocking manner.
When the bishop finishes talking, Charity chimes in hoping to share some good news of her own. "Well, speaking of praise reports...Kevie?" Charity says with a smile.
"Well, excuse me, everyone," Kevin says, rising from his chair. "Charity and I would like to make an announcement."
"Today went well?" Lady Mae whispers to Charity across the table.
"Better than expected," Charity says.
"What's going on here?" the bishop says. "I got a feeling I'm being left out of something. You all know how I despise that feeling."
"Daddy, I already told Mama," Charity says, beaming, but she is loudly interrupted when Kerissa slams her cell phone on the table.
Kerissa, who had been discreetly checking her phone during Charity's announcement, made an unpleasant discovery, and it's the last straw. "Jacob is having an affair with Alexa," she says to the table. "He promised today at therapy that he would stop, but he obviously has no real intention of doing so."
Jacob feigns indignation. "What are you talking about?"
"You texted the wrong person, Jacob. Anybody can read it," Kerissa says, tossing her phone across the table."
The bishop tries to calm Kerissa down. "Kerissa, now is not the time—"
"I'm sorry. I have tried prayer, therapy. I've tried trading a trip to Las Vegas for an ounce of respect, and I don't know what else to do. I'm sorry," Kerissa says, turning to Charity and Kevin. "What was your news?"
"We're having twins," Charity says, no longer able to muster a smile. Meanwhile, Kerissa hangs her head, having no idea what comes next.