Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s Recap: ‘The Devil is in the Details’ [Episode 2]

Posted on Jul 20 2014 - 1:30pm by Drama Queen

Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s

Miss Robbie is still riding high on cloud nine regarding opening a franchise in Memphis.  She says, “The devil is in the details and there are a lot of devils in opening up a restaurant.” Speak, Miss Robbie, speak.

It’s a miracle, a rare occasion, a near once in lifetime experience…Michelle flashes a grin! What brought this on, you ask?  Why, cousin Charles did. Michelle is busy in the kitchen preparing the chicken when Charles walks in and she is just ecstatic to see him.  Uh-oh. Still smarting over Tim hiring an “outsider” to be in charge of the family business, she quickly unloads her feelings about Ma’ri onto Charles. When Charles shares his enthusiasm about moving and working in Memphis, Michelle reminds him of how lazy he is. Welcome back, Michelle!

Tim and Miss Robbie journey on back to Memphis and she is no silent passenger, honey. There were non-stop remarks, chastisements and questions from “are we going the right way?” to “I’m hungry, do you have any snacks?”  If Tim wasn’t mumbling “are we there yet?” I certainly was.  Gotta love her. Miss Robbie is extremely happy about arriving at her new Sweetie Pie’s location in Memphis. I’m not exactly sure if she waited until Tim parked the vehicle before jumping out and dancing in the street.  But watching Tim and Miss Robbie try to figure out how to turn that fix-it kitchen into an operational kitchen was almost depressing.  To say a lot of work needs to be done is a gross understatement.

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This week, Jenae and Monique hang out at the gym getting their fit and fabulous on.  Jenae tells Monique about her recent encounter with Tim and how he picked a fight after she politely asked when will he be retrieving his things from her house.  I’m sorry.  Are we talking about the same encounter here?  Last week’s tete-a-tete?  Perhaps I missed the part where he tried to start an argument.

Welcome to Sweetie Pie's

Back at the Mangrove, more than food and flavor is getting served up. Danielle points out to Ma’ri that she has a (rude) dismissive attitude.  So what does Ma’ri do?  She dismisses it.  Michelle gets in on the finger pointing too by stressing, AGAIN, that Ma’ri will not be the boss of her…period.  Geez!  We get it.  Raise your hands if any of you have ever picked your own boss?  The two employees also made it clear that they are not fans of Ma’ri’s facial expressions.  You’ve seen them:  eye rolling, lip pouting, etc.

Welcome to Sweetie Pie's

Welcome to Sweetie Pie's

Tim has another (proven) idea wherein he and Miss Robbie visit a local culinary school to check out possible cooks for the restaurant. Miss Robbie challenges three chefs to prepare her style of mac-n-cheese.  The winner becomes part of Sweetie Pie’s staff.  Well, lo and behold, all three chefs passed with flying colors or should I say great mac-n-cheese. So she hires them all.

Welcome to Sweetie Pie's

Tim drops by Jenae’s house to discuss TJ’s schooling, a topic they approach differently. However, it doesn’t take long for the conversation to switch to Tim getting his stuff out of the house. Well, this is another week Tim and you said you would have your things out within the week.  Jenae also finds a way to interject the fact that Tim will be living in Memphis while his son will be living in St. Louis. “Have you thought about that, Tim?” she asked.

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Clearly, Jenae has thought about it…over and over again.

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  • RealitySuxx

    Looove me some Sweetie Pies!!! I’m going to have to catch up on the episodes on my DVR.

    • Are you feeling better?

      • RealitySuxx

        Hiya … yes, I am feeling a lot better. It sucked not being able to go home to NY though, for my reunion…but I followed doc’s orders – and feel 100% better. I’m going to look into some Hot Yoga classes to deal with this stress. Thanks so much for asking. 🙂

        • Very glad to hear you listened to the doc’s and recovered as a result. I think you would be good at hot yoga. You’re very artsy and spiritual. I LOVE your art, btw. You remind me of my daughter, who’s also blessed with the artist gift. I will share some of her work with you. I will email when I have a minute to breath. I would appreciate your feedback and advice. Xoxo

          • RealitySuxx

            Thank you!!!..I dip and dab 🙂 Email me anytime… 🙂 I’d love to see her work.

          • Thank you. I will do that.

  • Great recap Drama Queen!

    I love this family and show. Ma’ari is sure spicing things up at Mangrove. Michelle just can’t accept nor get over Ma’Ari is her new boss. I sorta feel sorry for her lack of flexibility in the workplace. If she wasn’t family, her behavior would not be accepted or tolerated. And is Danielle messing with Tim? Why does she feel she has so much power to tell Ma’ari the things she does? I understand Michelle’s behavior since she’s been the boss of Mangrove for 10 years but not Danielle who’s barely been employed for 15 minutes.

    • BaybeK8s

      Hey Dr., Happy Sunday to ya! 🙂

      • Hey honey…I said “hi” up thread.

    • Sharon Oliver

      Thank you! Now, I’m waiting to see if Danielle will actually be going to Memphis.

      • You’re welcome Queen. Do you sense the Danielle/Tim connection too?

        • Sharon Oliver

          I sho’ do, Doc. I sho’ do. Although, so far the first 2 episodes have cooled down on Danielle airtime and focused more on new “outsider” Ma’ri. I’m just waiting for the ball to drop. I knew Tim had Danielle present in their little meeting to let everyone know Ma’ri will be the manager…we’ll see if anything turns up in the wash. That was a whole lot of unnecessary anger stemming from Jenae and Monique when Danielle first arrived last season.

  • BaybeK8s

    Hello my AAtT family. Last night when Jenae said she asked Tim politly to remove his things and he started picking on her, I had to go back and rewatch that episode. I thought I had some of @Twifan2’s wine and had missed something. I get it now, that part was edited out (LOL) because the producers and editors want her to look like the bad guy.

    • Hey Baybe!!! Happy Sunday, honey.

      Ok, Jenae don’t have to do much to make herself look bad. Last night was enough of her aggressive mean attitude towards Tim and his belongings for me. And the kicker is, Tim pays the mortgage on that house. I see why he doesn’t want her. She whines too much about everything.

      • Marsbars09

        Hi Doc! That’s what I just posted. Does Jenae have a job or is Tim taking care of her?

        • Tim takes care of her. It’s interesting to see how much Sweetie Pie’s has blown up since the show. Remember the 1st season when Tim could barely afford to buy Jenae’s engagement ring? Now they can afford $40,000 tuition for Timmy. And drive $80,000 luxury trucks.

          • Marsbars09

            Yes. It’s also interesting Jenae is rocking designer purses and wearing fabulous clothes. That is one well kept woman.

          • Yet, but the b*tch can’t stop complaining. And she drives luxury trucks also. She drives a Porsche Cayenne truck. I was like DAMN!!!!!

          • Marsbars09

            Now that we’re on it, and I don’t mean to sound catty, but something about Jenae reeks of entitlement. I wonder if she comes from a well-to-do background. I picture Jenae with a white collar professional than with Tim.
            Do you understand what I’m stating?

          • BOOM! And you are precisely right with your description of her. I think Jenae thought she was marrying into money. Remember season 1, she use to work at Mangrove and introduced herself as a manager but Miss Robbie “use” to say in the old intro…..”Then there’s Janea, she’s Tim’s fiancee and helps out at the restaurant.” Now I’ve noticed, they cut Janea out of the intro and out of all the “Sweetie Pie’s” marketing materials. I recall, Janea use to say, the restaurant was Timmy’s legacy, etc. Now that the engagement is off, he better be careful she doesn’t come after him for a ton of child support. She’s all about money imo.

          • Sharon Oliver

            Oh no! You don’t think lil Timmy is a type of cash register do you? LOL. Ya know, it’s sad but some women really do birth babies sired by men with pockets a lil deeper than others. Not saying Jenae did this because chick does or did have her own thing going in corporate America. But some women…its like an occupation for them. I’m just saying.

          • Bwahahaha! I love your wit.

          • Sharon Oliver

            LOL.

      • BaybeK8s

        I didn’t care for Jenae from the beginning. She just rubbed me the wrong way. Kinda like Ma’ri rubs Michelle. lol *On a personal note: I hope Tim got rid of that leech. (his friend with the dreads) Tim really does need somebody like Ma’ri to get things in control. I heard Tim say, his dread locked friend came to the restaurant dressed like a server and wormed his way into serving. Tim knew this and didn’t say a word. I believe that fella is trouble.

        • AGREED!!!! Yes, he was a bad influence and leech. Tim better watch his back with people like that.

  • Marsbars09

    Does anyone know what Jenae does for a living? Is Tim taking care of her?

    • Nothing besides taking care of little Timmy, who’s cute as a button. She use to work in marketing or something.

      • BaybeK8s

        I thought she went back to work at some type of office?

        • I think she did after she had Timmy then quit to take care of him.

          • BaybeK8s

            Oh yeah, I remember when Lil Timmy was hospitalized last season but, he’s in daycare now. There is no need for her to be home now. I think she thought she was going to move to Texas with Tim (Ole boy let her know that ain’t happening.) and I think she was offended Tim hired Danielle instead of her without at least offering her the job. When Jenae saw Tim’s asst. that’s when she started being extra nasty.

          • True dat….good points here!

    • Trippinhhard

      She’s very articulate and she educated. Tim was a big step down, but she life’s him…
      She needs to go back to her career—also she’s the one that help Ms. Robbie with marketing and growth of the restaurants —she well compensated, but the last I know, from the show, she n Tim was on a break. She not a dummy, she just dumb to hang on to a nan, that’s SELFISH… IMO

      • Marsbars09

        Thanks for the info.
        I didn’t know Jenae was behind the success of Robbie’s expansion of her restaurants. She actually has more knowledge about business than Tim. Perhaps that’s why Robbie isn’t “siding” with Tim.
        Like Doc stated, Jenae is probably keeping her hooks into Tim so she can get that child support money in case he decides to dump her for good.

        • Jenae is not behind the success of the show. Oprah’s marketing team is.

        • Bonita Gee

          I believe in the end Jenae will be the SUCCESS OF THE SHOW, because a show is only as good as it’s ratings that KEEPS it on TV. …….. And so far the JENAE DRAMA is the juiciest part of the story line!
          Jenae and Michelle BRINGS THE MOST DRAMA ……….. Sooooooo we all know a good story line is what keeps the ratings high and the show ON hunty!

        • Trippinhhard

          Not the expansions but the interior decorating n marketing—
          Now Ms.Robbie has her own unique style, but her DIL makes it look chic on a budget—-restruant have to change out chairs/tables etc.
          she’s behind all of that… Tim big water head–screwed up hair cut—always trying to find a shortcut, when his stupid ass don’t do it the right way —RIGHT. LOL

  • Michael

    OMG that Jenae is such a nagging biotch. She would make a perfect ‘Real Housewife of St Louis’ She is right up there with Shannon Beador and Kristen Taekman. She needs to accept that it’s over and the only reason he has anything to do with her is because of the baby.

    • BOOOM!!!! Say that Mike.

      • Michael

        I just wish these women would figure out what their hubbys make on a 40 hr week. Then try and live with that amount, paying all the bill that are paid not, not using the credit cards or getting any loans to make ends meet. Then maybe they would understand why the husbands have to work so many hours. It’s because of the life style they have become accustom to. Sure they may not be in a romantic mood after working so many hours to pay for all that stuff, but do the wives really want to do without all that stuff? I doubt it. Hell, Kristen couldn’t even cook a meal for her husband and I’m sure takeout everyday isn’t cheap in NYC. Shannon foolishly wastes money of crystal massages therapy for the kids…,REALLY?

        • Co-sign! Would you get out of my head. Spot on!!!!

        • Marsbars09

          Great point, Mike. The wives need to decide if they want to live minus the material stuff and have their husbands be home more often or have their husbands slave away while they continue to live like queens.

    • Marsbars09

      Great comment, Michael. I think if they’re not planning a wedding by now Tim isn’t interested.

  • Trippinhhard

    I loved this show when it first came to OWN—that’s the only show I wanted an inside look of Ms. Sweetie —- I remember her from the Ike n Tina Turner concerts—IKEETTES —they were good n Ms. Sweetie also sang back ground for Mic Jagger, live concerts n songs .. I can only attest to what I saw.. But she was very good… Ugh now that son of hers, I didn’t know he exited—jailed for hard time —his attitude n lack of planning, then the way he treats his wife but not on paper. Hence the cart before the horse—she had a baby and still trying to get married —-but I stopped completely 2nd season.,, Tim lazy ass killed the vibe of Ms. Robbie–she a tough old cookie and she looks very well for her age.., jmo

    • Marsbars09

      I didn’t know Tim was in jail. Doesn’t Robbie have another son that was incarcerated?
      I’ve always felt Jenae was “too good” be with someone like Tim.

      • Her other son was killed in a fight. Tragic and Tim went to prison for 10 years.

        • Marsbars09

          I’m so sorry, I didn’t know that. I wonder if Tim being incarcerated for 10 years is part of the reason Jenae’s mother doesn’t like Tim.

          • That’s a good reason not to.

        • Sharon Oliver

          Right. Her deceased son was the father of her other grandson…Andre.

    • Hey hon, I emailed you as you requested but no response yet.

      • Trippinhhard

        Hey Doc—I’m good as can g—I’m going back to FL
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        Stay centered

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        • Oh Samra….I’m sorry you’re going through all of this right now. God don’t give us more than we can handle. Please hang in there and stay strong. I keep you in my prayers daily. Love you, sis!~

          • Guest

            DOC—get my post off this site immediately—don’t ask—just look where this come from:::now u see—I type in my email—y’all business emai… Shit is disappearing and posting to the wrong site..
            This is not meant to be shard—I’m always going to be good…

      • Guest

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  • Bonita Gee

    Jenae and Michelle drama is REALLY what’s going to keep everyone tuning in every week!
    I can’t wait to see next week when Jenae has a YARD SALE WITH ALL OF TIM’S STUFF!! …… Aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!!

    • That yard sale is so wrong! LOL!

      • Bonita Gee

        Yes I agree…… but it IS DRAMA!! Hee heee!
        And I hope Michelle doesn’t try to DRAG the new manager!! ……. a hot MESS!

        • It is DRAMA all the way. LOL!

          The new manager, Ma’ari’s wig has me ROFLMAO!

          • Bonita Gee

            Oh yeah it is a hot mess……………… poor thing! Maybe the show’s stylist will help her out at some point in time….. LOL

          • In her “talking heads” she was wearing a nicer darker one. LOL!

          • Sharon Oliver

            That wig has gotten on your nerves so much, now I’m starting to notice it, think of you and crack up laughing. Maybe Ma’ri should pay a visit to LA Hair!

          • Ahahahaha! I just you get my sense of humor and can laugh right along with me. You rock, sis.

  • Ma’ri is not going to last for long or at least it seems. Her attitude and the way she came off isn’t going to work in such a small family business. Wait, until Robbie sees this I know it’s going to be a showdown.

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