Married to Medicine opens with Dr. Contesssa visiting Toya after her birthday cooking event. The girls rehash Heavenly and Contessa’s spat over Heavenly’s rude introduction. Contessa doesn’t understand why her name is Heavenly, when she acts like a “demon.” Contessa says Heavenly’s behavior reminds her a petulant teenager from her military days. Toya runs down Heavenly’s bully resume — “Heavenly is one of them people…if she hits you…you gotta hit her back…she tests you.” Contessa decides she will make an effort to give the cast bully another chance.
Meanwhile, Heavenly seeks advice (on the adult matter) from her 11-year old daughter, Alaura. She wants to know how she should respond to Contessa. The little girl tells her mother that she’s abrasive and seems to have more sense than her mama.
Over at Quad and Dr. G’s house, they talk about Quad’s “stressful” administrative and domestic duties in the home. She’s feeling overwhelmed and he could care less, since he’s the main breadwinner and she’s on her 99999999 non-successful business venture.
We stop by Dr. Jackie’s office and she’s organizing a fitness event to get her mind off her cheating hubby — Curtis. Speaking of Curtis — it’s the couple’s 15-year wedding anniversary and since the affair news dropped, he has been sending her gifts everyday. However, not even Louis Vuitton and Swarovski crystals can heal the public humiliation he’s caused his wife. And she’s taking her time to decide if she’ll choose divorce or reconciliation.
Dr. Simone and her younger son, Michael, go out for yogurt. They discuss his parent’s rocky marriage and the dreaded “D” word, after the couple’s heated fight. Simone explains that marriage is hard work and they’re trying to figure out if they’ll stay together or split. Simone realizes the negative impact divorce will bring and reassures that he and his brother are their priority.
We get a peek inside Contessa’s hectic home life. She has 3 kids and trying to juggle her medical career and being a wife and a mother. We meet her nanny, Ms. Renee. We learn that she’s the
ghetto glue that holds their family together.
Meanwhile, at Toya’s house, she’s discussing her non-existent sex life with her daddy. She tells him that Eugene wants to buy her a shower head to masterbate, so she can leave him alone at 4:00 am after working four shifts at the hospital. Awkward father/daughter moment but it also reveals that Toya’s trust issues stem from her “playa from the himalayas” daddy. He cheated on Toya’s mother and had a revolving bedroom door of women.
Simone is hanging alone at her north house when Quad drops in, the women catch each other up on their rocky marriages. Quad thinks Cecil is the man but Simone stops her and describes the Cecil she knows behind closed doors is not the same man Quad knows. Quad describes her struggles with Dr. G. She’s not feeling appreciated for carrying the load of doing all the domestic duties. A frustrated Quad breaks out the waterworks as she rips Dr. G.
Today is Dr. Jackie’s “Fit-Ni” event and the ladies rally around her, with the exception of Simone, who’s on-call at the hospital. The ladies compete in various physical exercises. The vibe is fun but Heavenly complains through the whole event. She says she would rather have liposuction than have her weave pulled out, and get banged and bruised with exercise. But the real fireworks are happening off to the side between Heavenly and Toya. Heavenly wants to give Toya a piece of her mind for bringing Contessa over to her at her birthday cooking event. She accused Toya of being messy for what she perceives as Contessa’s “anger” towards her. But before Toya can explain her side, Heavenly cusses and storms off. The argument continues when Contessa joins but she quickly diffuses Heavenly’s drama by assuming all the blame for the incident.
Over at Dr. Simone and Cecil’s south house, the mood is much calmer, amid their recent explosive fights. They both agree that their rocky marriage needs professional help since it’s starting to affect their kids. They’re doing marriage counseling online to address their blow ups over petty issues. Simone feels unappreciated and the doc says that they both don’t listen to each other. The counselor advises that they have major work to do, if they want to fix their issues.