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Man: HEY, HOW YOU DOING? WELCOME TO SWEETIE PIE'S. IS CHARLES -- YES? GIVE ME THE DAMN KEY. YOU JUST GOT TO WORK, AND YOU'RE OUT HERE SMOKING ALREADY? BRING YOUR ASS IN. PUT THAT CIGARETTE OUT.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING? I'M GRABBING MY FOOD. OKAY, BUT IT LOOKS LIKE YOU'RE HAVING A TEA-TIME CONVERSATION HERE. IF IT DON'T MAKE MONEY, DON'T MAKE SENSE. JENAE'S PREGNANT? J.R.: YEAH. I THINK I'M ABOUT TO PROPOSE. WHAT?! HEY, EVERYTHING TASTE OKAY? YOU'RE SITTING DOWN, TALKING TO A GIRL.

I WON'T SAY NOTHING. WHAT YOU DOING WITH THAT SHORT-ASS DRESS ON? I DIDN'T SAY THAT, DID I? GIVE ME 5 GRAND ON THAT, I'LL GIVE YOU SOME CASH, AND THEN I CAN TAKE THE RING WITH ME. YOU SURE YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING? YOU'RE LIVING UNDER FALSE PRETENSES. YOU'RE LIVING ABOVE YOUR MEANS.

I WENT OVER THE BANK DOCUMENTS. THEY WANT THE HOUSE. THE HOUSE IS ON THE LOAN? FOR COLLATERAL. SO IF WE DON'T GET THE LOAN, THEN WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO? Miss Robbie: IT'S HARD TO RUN A SUCCESSFUL FAMILY BUSINESS, BUT IN THE END, IT'S ALL WORTH IT. IN THE BEGINNING, IT WAS MY SINGING THAT HAD SOUL. I WAS AN IKETTE, A BACKUP SINGER IN THE IKE AND TINA TURNER REVUE.

BUT WHEN MY LUNG COLLAPSED AND I COULD NO LONGER SING, THIS SOUL SISTER TURNED TO SOUL FOOD, SO I OPENED MY OWN RESTAURANT. AND ONE THING'S FOR SURE -- THIS FAMILY MEANS BUSINESS. MY SON TIM TACKLES EVERYTHING FROM SUPPLIES TO MANAGING OUR EMPLOYEES. TIM'S GIRLFRIEND, JENAE -- SHE'S RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING CARE OF TIMMY. MY NEPHEW CHARLES -- HE WORKS HARD AT NOT WORKING. AND THIS PROUD MAMA IS AT THE HEAD OF THIS FAMILY BUSINESS.

-- Captions by VITAC -- www.vitac.com CAPTIONS PAID FOR BY DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS ST. LOUIS IS IN MY SOUL, AND SOUL FOOD IS IN MY BLOOD. WE GOT TO GET THESE BOXES OUT OF HERE BEFORE THE WARDEN GETS HERE. MY NAME IS ROBBIE MONTGOMERY, AND I'M THE OWNER OF SWEETIE PIE'S SOUL-FOOD RESTAURANT. WHEN I WAS ON THE ROAD TOURING WITH IKE AND TINA TURNER, MOST OF THE RESTAURANTS WERE SEGREGATED.

IT WAS CRAZY. WE WERE ALLOWED TO SING IN THE WHITE RESTAURANTS, BUT WE COULDN'T EAT IN THEM, SO WE HAD TO COOK FOR OURSELVES IN OUR HOTEL ROOMS. GOOD MORNING.

I WAS ELECTED TO COOK. I KNEW ALL MY MOM'S RECIPES, SO IT WAS EASY FOR ME. THE GREEN BEANS WILL TAKE JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE SUGAR. ALL RIGHT. JUST A LITTLE BIT. ALL RIGHT. LOOKING GOOD.

WHO TRAINED YOU? WHO TAUGHT YOU, HUH? NOW, WHERE IN THE HELL IS THAT SON OF MINE? MY SON TIM IS MY PARTNER. HE'S MY CONFIDANTE. TIM'S DAD PASSED AWAY BEFORE HE WAS BORN, SO IT'S BEEN TIM AND I AGAINST THE WORLD EVER SINCE. WHAT'S UP, Y'ALL? HEY. TOP OF THE MORNING.

HEY, BOY. HEY, WHAT'S GOING ON? HOW YOU DOING? YOU ALL RIGHT? OKAY. MOM'S JUNKY-ASS OFFICE. Miss Robbie: WHEN MY HEALTH CUT MY SINGING CAREER SHORT, TIM AND I MOVED BACK TO ST. LOUIS. WE WERE PENNILESS AND HOMELESS.

I MAY HAVE MADE GOOD MONEY AS A SINGER, BUT I ALSO LIKED TO SPEND THAT MONEY. YOU NEVER THINK THE GOOD TIMES ARE GONNA END, BUT THEY DO. Y'ALL ACT LIKE Y'ALL GOT IT MADE. YOU GOT TO GET IN HERE EARLY SOMETIMES AND DO WHAT YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO DO.

I KNEW I HAD TO COME UP WITH SOME WAYS TO MAKE MONEY. IF IT DON'T MAKE MONEY, DON'T MAKE SENSE. SO I TURNED TO THE ONE THING I KNEW BEST -- COOKING. Tim: I NEVER HAD ANY INTENTIONS OF WORKING FOR THE RESTAURANT.

YOU ALWAYS WANT TO BE A ROCK STAR, ACTOR, OR RAPPER, ANYTHING. EVEN RACECAR DRIVER. I NEVER WANTED TO BE FRYING CHICKEN FOR A LIVING. IT'S 10:30! Miss Robbie: I STARTED SELLING MY HOME-COOKED FOOD OUT OF THE BACK OF MY CAR, AND PEOPLE REALLY ATE IT UP, SO I THOUGHT, "WHY NOT OPEN A RESTAURANT AND MAKE A GO OF THIS FOOD THING?" THIS EGG WASH COULD BE A LITTLE THICKER. SO I TOOK MY SAVINGS, SCRAPED UP THE MONEY FROM MY JOB, AND I OPENED MY FIRST SWEETIE PIE'S.

[ CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKS ] I OPENED MY FIRST RESTAURANT, THE ORIGINAL SWEETIE PIE'S, 15 YEARS AGO IN A SMALL STRIP MALL WHERE AN ITALIAN BAKERY USED TO BE. [ CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKS ] THE ORIGINAL SWEETIE PIE'S ONLY SEATED ABOUT 50 PEOPLE AT A TIME. WE SERVED ONLY 150 A WEEK. WE WEREN'T SURE WE WERE GONNA BE SUCCESSFUL, SO WE PICKED A SMALL PLACE.

[ CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKS ] WHEN WE GOT SUPER-BUSY, WE OPENED OUR SECOND SWEETIE PIE'S LOCATION EIGHT YEARS AGO. IT'S IN A NEIGHBORHOOD CALLED THE GROVE. IT'S AN UPSCALE AREA. IT'S BIGGER, AND IT SEATS 150 CUSTOMERS.

NOW WE'RE CONSIDERED ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL RESTAURANTS IN ST. LOUIS. Tim: SWEETIE PIE'S IS MY MOTHER'S OTHER SON. DEFINITELY MY MOTHER'S FAVORITE CHILD. YOU DIDN'T CALL ME. YOU DIDN'T CALL. MY PHONE DIDN'T RING.

WELL, WHY WOULD I LIE? MOM, I'M TELLING YOU, MY PHONE DIDN'T RING. LOOK AT IT. YOU NEED TO GET A NEW PHONE. LOOK. I DON'T SEE YOU -- YOU DIDN'T CALL ME. YOU DIDN'T CALL ME. I DON'T SEE -- MOM, LOOK.

AFTER THEY ASKED ME HOW TO FIND THE LIGHTS DOWN HERE, I CALLED YOU. WE ARGUE ALL THE TIME. EVERY TIME YOU LOOK UP, WE HAVE AN ARGUMENT ABOUT SOMETHING.

LET'S SEE MY OTHER PHONE. NO. Miss Robbie: WE FIGHT.

WE DON'T SEE EYE TO EYE ABOUT ANYTHING. BUT WE ARE A TEAM. WE'RE KIND OF LIKE SIAMESE TWINS, MY MOM AND I. WE'RE CONNECTED. WE'RE ALWAYS TOGETHER, YOU KNOW?

WE CAN MESS WITH EACH OTHER, BUT NO ONE ELSE CAN MESS WITH US. IS THE LINE SET UP, MS. BARBER? Tim: YOU GOT 15 MINUTES TO GET THIS LINE SET UP. LINE SET UP.

EVERYBODY, WE'RE GONNA HAVE PRAYER! I ASK THAT YOU BLESS EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THE WORKERS HERE. CORNBREAD. THEY ARE A LOT OF HELP TO ME. I APPRECIATE THEM. EVEN THOUGH I CUSS THEM OUT EVERY DAY, I STILL LOVE THEM. WE OPEN AT 11:30.

WHAT TIME IS IT? IT'S 11:26. FOUR MINUTES. PORK STAYS OUT THERE. THIS THE LAST OF THEM? GOOD TO GO. EVERYTHING? COOL. WE ASK IN JESUS' NAME, AMEN. AMEN. AMEN. ALL RIGHTY. LET'S GET IT GOING.

LET'S ROCK 'N' ROLL. SWEETIE PIE'S. SALISBURY STEAK. Woman: SALISBURY STEAK. HEY, BRI, DROP YOU ANOTHER CHICKEN RIGHT NOW. YOU GOT ABOUT 15 PEOPLE HERE AT THE LINE. Miss Robbie: WE SERVE ABOUT 2,000 CUSTOMERS A WEEK AT SWEETIE PIE'S GROVE LOCATION.

THAT'S LUNCH AND DINNER COMBINED. SWEET POTATOES AND DRESSING. WE SERVE FRIED CHICKEN, MACARONI AND CHEESE... MASHED POTATOES. I GOT YOU. COME ON, BABE. ...OXTAILS, SHORT RIBS. OKAY. I GOT THESE YAMS.

WE HAVE ALL KINDS OF CUSTOMERS -- COLLEGE STUDENTS, LOCALS, TOURISTS, BUSINESSPEOPLE. HOW YOU DOING? LET ME KNOW IF YOU NEED ANYTHING. MAKE SURE YOU COME BACK. IS CHARLES -- YES? GIVE ME THE DAMN KEY.

YOU JUST GOT TO WORK, AND YOU'RE OUT HERE SMOKING ALREADY? BRING YOUR ASS IN. PUT THAT CIGARETTE OUT. YOU KNOW BETTER. YOU JUST GOT TO WORK. WE'RE LOOKING FOR YOU WITH THE KEYS. I KNEW I HAD GIVEN THEM TO YOU. I AM CHARLES CRENSHAW, THE NEPHEW OF ROBBIE MONTGOMERY.

MY ROLE IS PRETTY MUCH WHATEVER THEY NEED ME TO DO. I DO CASH REGISTER. I'LL DO THE DISHES. I'M PRETTY MUCH JUST THE HANDYMAN. WHATEVER YOU NEED ME TO DO, I'M GONNA DO IT.

UP FOR TAKING TRASH OUT? I PROBABLY COULD DO THAT. SOMEBODY GONNA HELP ME WITH IT? I'LL HALF DO IT, BUT I'M SUPPOSED TO DO IT. ANYTHING Y'ALL NEED ME TO DO? I'M TRYING TO KEEP BUSY NOW. NOTHING? Tim: CHARLES DRIVES ME CRAZY.

I THINK HE SHOULD GO TO THE ARMY...SOON. IF HE CAN'T MAKE IT HERE WITH HIS FAMILY, HOW IN THE HELL IS HE GONNA MAKE IT IN THE ARMY? AFGHANISTAN. I'M BORED. IRAQ. [ LAUGHS ] SAUDI ARABIA. WE ALL LOOK SO BUSY. BIG, OLD, GROWN-ASS MAN HATING A LITTLE KID.

I WOULD HAVE GOT IT. YOU BEING BEHIND ME IS A STRAIN ON MY BACK. DID ANYBODY TASTE THE WINGS? YOU GUYS OKAY OVER HERE? EVERYBODY COMES TO SWEETIE PIE'S -- ALL RACES, PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.

THE ONE THING THAT EVERYBODY HAS IN COMMON -- THEY'RE ALL HUNGRY. RICK. ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS IS INTERACTING WITH THE CUSTOMERS.

[ CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKS ] IT'S AN HONOR TO MEET YOU. MY PLEASURE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR DOING THIS. OH, YOU REALLY GOT AN OLD ONE. IT REMINDS ME OF WHEN I WAS ONSTAGE, PERFORMING. AND WHAT'S YOUR NAME? I'M JOE.

JOE. YEAH. HEY, DEE, I'M GOING, MAN. Jenae: GIVE ME A KISS. I'M ABOUT TO GET UP.

HOW ARE YOU FEELING? I'M FINE. YOUR STOMACH IS SO LITTLE. OH, I THOUGHT YOU WERE GONNA SAY IT'S BIG.

YOU'RE LUCKY. Tim: JENAE'S MY GIRLFRIEND. SHE'S PREGNANT WITH MY FIRST CHILD. [ SIGHS ] JENAE, JENAE.

I LOVE JENAE. JENAE'S GOOD FOR ME. SHE KEEPS ME OUT OF TROUBLE. YOU WANT TO WORK OUT WITH ME THIS MORNING? I MET JENAE AT SWEETIE PIE'S ON A SUNDAY. ARE YOU GOING TO THE GYM? ONE DAY, SHE GAVE HER CARD TO ONE OF OUR WAITERS, AND ON THE BACK OF THE BUSINESS CARD, IT HAD A LITTLE SMILEY FACE, AND IT SAYS, "YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL SMILE." Jenae: INITIALLY, WHEN TIM AND I MET, THERE WERE ALWAYS THREE QUESTIONS THAT I ASK EVERY GUY BEFORE I DATED THEM. ONE QUESTION WAS, "DO YOU HAVE A GIRLFRIEND? ARE YOU MARRIED?" THE NEXT ONE WAS, "DO YOU HAVE ANY KIDS?" AND THEN THE THIRD QUESTION WAS, "DO YOU HAVE ANY FELONIES?" I SAID, "NO, I'VE NEVER BEEN MARRIED.

"NO, I DON'T HAVE ANY KIDS. AND, YES, I HAVE FELONIES." HE ANSWERED YES TO THE FELONY QUESTION, BUT I HONESTLY THOUGHT THAT HE WAS JOKING.

SHE LAUGHED IT OFF. [ LAUGHS ] "SO FUNNY." I WENT, "NO, SERIOUSLY, I HAVE FELONIES." HE EXPLAINED TO ME WHAT HE HAD BEEN LOCKED UP FOR. HE TALKED TO ME ABOUT WHERE HE HAD COME FROM BEFORE, WHAT HIS PAST WAS LIKE. WHEN I WAS 17, I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL, MY SENIOR YEAR. [ CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKS ] I STARTED SELLING DRUGS.

TRIED TO BE A DRUG DEALER. DIDN'T WORK TOO WELL. ENDED UP OWING SOME GUY SOME MONEY, SO I STARTED DOING STICKUPS. MAN, I TELL YOU, THE MOMENT I GOT CAUGHT, I'LL NEVER FORGET IT. I HAD A FRIEND DROP ME OFF IN FRONT OF THE HOUSE. THE COAST SEEMED CLEAR, AND I WAS ABOUT FIVE STEPS AWAY FROM MY MOM AND THE FRONT DOOR OF MY HOUSE, AND THE POLICE GRABBED ME. AND I NEVER MADE IT BACK HOME UNTIL 10 1/2 YEARS LATER.

FOR ME, IT WAS MORE ABOUT OPENING UP MY EYES TO REALLY SEEING THE PERSON THAT HE WAS RIGHT THEN. OH, LOOK WHO SHOWED UP FOR BREAKFAST. Tim: JENAE -- WE'VE DONE EVERYTHING TOGETHER. WE HAVE A FIRST HOUSE TOGETHER.

WE GOT OUR FIRST DOG TOGETHER, WHICH IS OUR KID. SIT, SIT. GOOD BOY. NOW WE'RE HAVING A REAL KID. SEE? THAT'S HOW I'M GONNA TRAIN KIA, TOO.

YOU'RE GONNA TRAIN HIM TO WHAT, SIT? BABIES CAN SIT. YOU'RE RIDICULOUS. ONLY THING WE HAVEN'T DONE IS...GET MARRIED. AND I'M ABOUT TO POP THE QUESTION. BYE, BABY. BYE. I LOVE YOU.

I'LL SEE YOU LATER. OH! ALL RIGHT, BABY. BYE, PUPPY. SAY, "BYE, MOMMY." Miss Robbie: WHOSE BELT IS THAT, MINE OR YOURS? Tim: THAT'S YOURS.

PUT YOUR SEAT BELT ON, PLEASE, BEFORE YOU GET ME A TICKET. ESPECIALLY RIDING WITH YOU. WE GOT TO GO SHOPPING FOR RINGS. ARE YOU GONNA LET ME HELP YOU? I GOT BETTER TASTE THAN YOU. OH, LORD.

YOU WANT ME TO HELP YOU? I MEAN, I NEED A LITTLE HELP. I DON'T WANT TO GET IN TROUBLE BY GETTING THE WRONG RING. HOW CAN YOU GET THE WRONG RING? WHEN YOU GIVE A PERSON THE RING, IT'S A RING FROM YOUR HEART, AND THEY SHOULD APPRECIATE IT. Miss Robbie: JENAE IS EXCELLENT FOR TIM. SHE'S A WONDERFUL YOUNG LADY. SHE'S A 10. CAN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THAT.

WHAT TIME IS IT? TIME FOR YOU TO BE THERE WHERE YOU SHOULD BE OVER AT THE BUILDING. I'M EXCITED ABOUT TIM PROPOSING TO JENAE, BUT MY PRIORITY IS MEETING WITH THE CONTRACTORS AND OPENING THE NEW SWEETIE PIE'S UPPER CRUST. HEY, JIM. HEY, RANDY. HOW YOU DOING, MAN?

HOW YOU GUYS DOING? PHEW! ALL RIGHT, GUYS. YOU GUYS WANT TO ACTUALLY KIND OF RUN THROUGH THE LAYOUT? YEAH. LET'S RUN THROUGH THE LAYOUT REAL QUICK. Miss Robbie: I'M 70, AND I OWN TWO RESTAURANTS, BUT I DON'T OWN THE BUILDINGS, SO THE LANDLORD CAN GO UP ON THE RENT AS HE PLEASES.

THAT WILL BE YOUR BANDSTAND UP THERE. AND WE'RE GONNA HAVE A STAGE? HAVE A STAGE. OKAY. WHAT'S GOING BACK AGAINST THAT WALL BACK THERE? BEFORE I DIE, I WOULD LIKE TO OWN MY OWN RESTAURANT AND NOT WORRY ABOUT SOMEBODY RAISING THE RENT. I KNOW WHEN WE PULLED UP, THIS AREA DIDN'T LOOK LIKE MUCH, BUT I GREW UP HERE. I WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL AROUND HERE.

IN FACT, WHEN I WAS GROWING UP, THIS AREA WAS SEGREGATED. IT'S AN EMOTIONAL FEELING TO BE ABLE TO OWN A RESTAURANT IN AN AREA WHERE YOU WEREN'T EVEN ALLOWED WHEN YOU WERE A YOUNG GIRL. SO THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME, TO OWN A PIECE OF PROPERTY IN THIS AREA AND REMEMBER WHEN. ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU SO MUCH. THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU. LET'S GET THAT BANKER GOING. BE THE PROBLEM, BUT WE'RE GONNA WAIT ON IT. THANKS, TIM. ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU, JIM. ALL RIGHT. THANKS, RANDY. THANKS FOR COMING OUT.

SOMETIMES I QUESTION IF IT'S A GOOD IDEA FOR MY MOM TO TAKE ON THIS VENTURE AT HER AGE. BUT WHATEVER SHE WANTS TO DO, I'M RIDING WITH IT. SHE'LL BE BONNIE. I'LL BE CLYDE. I BOUGHT THIS BUILDING FOR A MILLION DOLLARS OF MY OWN SAVINGS, MY OWN MONEY. SO NOW I'M TRYING TO GET A $3.8 MILLION LOAN

TO DO THE CONSTRUCTION. IF I DON'T GET THE LOAN, RESTAURANT, BYE-BYE. THAT'S NICE, TIM. Miss Robbie: I LOOK IN THE TRAY, AND I SEE THIS YELLOW DIAMOND. Tim: THE MOMENT I SAW THAT RING, I SAID, "THAT'S THE ONE FOR MY WOMAN."

THIS IS THE ONE. WELL, TAKE THE ONE OFF THEN. Woman: GOOD MORNING. WE'RE JUST GETTING STARTED. Miss Robbie: ALL RIGHT.

WE JUST CAME TO CHECK ON YOU, SEE HOW YOU'RE DOING. I'M STARTING MY DAY OFF TODAY AT THE ORIGINAL SWEETIE PIE'S, WHICH MY SISTERS JANICE AND LINDA MANAGE. I STARTED THIS LOCATION 15 YEARS AGO. BEEN A WHILE SINCE YOU CUT SOME PIES, AIN'T IT? CAN YOU OPEN THAT FOR ME? Miss Robbie: CHARLES -- HE'S JANICE'S SON, MY NEPHEW. WE KIND OF PAWN HIM OFF BETWEEN THE TWO RESTAURANTS, 'CAUSE GOD KNOWS THE BOY'S GOOD FOR NOTHING. WELL, I'M GONNA GET READY TO GO TO THE OTHER RESTAURANT.

YOU CAN TAKE CHARLES WITH YOU TODAY. I DON'T MIND WHEN I DON'T [BLEEP] ALL RIGHT. CHARLES DOES NOT LISTEN TO ME.

WELL, HELL, I'M JUST THE AUNT. WHAT YOU THINK HE DO TO ME? I KNOW. IT'S LIKE I'M WALKING AROUND HERE ALL DAY LONG. "WHERE IS CHARLES?" THAT'S THE SAME THING WE DO. AND THEN I FEEL LIKE A JOKE IN FRONT OF MY EMPLOYEES WHEN I'M LOOKING FOR HIM.

MY MOM THINKS I GET MORE DISCIPLINE GOING TO THE OTHER RESTAURANT. DID YOU NEED KNIVES OR ANYTHING? DON'T FORGET TO TAKE CHARLES WITH YOU. AW, THAT'S WHAT I WAS TRYING TO FORGET. I DON'T NEED MORE DISCIPLINE. I'M PERFECT. I'M FINE. IF I GET MORE DISCIPLINE, THEN I HAVE TO WORK MORE. AND WHY WOULD I WANT TO DO THAT? HEY. HI, TIM.

WHAT'S GOING ON? HOW ARE YOU? CHRISTINA AND I DID A PLAY TOGETHER, AND WE HIT IT OFF. WE'RE HERE FROM 11:30 TO 8:00 EVERY DAY. SHE CALLED ME LOOKING FOR WORK, SO I HIRED HER ON AS A WAITRESS. HEY! MY REAL JOB, I WORK FOR A FORTUNE 500 RETAILER, BUT IN MY SPARE TIME, I'M ALSO A MANAGER AT SWEETIE PIE'S. WHERE IS SHE? WHERE'S WHO? THE GIRL THAT YOU HIRED. WHAT'S HER NAME? CHRISTINA?

EVERY TIME I HIRE A FEMALE, A NICE-LOOKING YOUNG LADY, JENAE HAS A PROBLEM WITH ME. CHRISTINA, THIS IS JENAE. JENAE, THIS IS CHRISTINA. Jenae: HIS HIRING REALLY IS BASED ON THE WAY THAT THE GIRL LOOKS... WELCOME TO THE TEAM. I'M REALLY EXCITED TO HAVE YOU HERE. THANKS. I'M SUPER-EXCITED, TOO.

...RATHER THAN HER QUALIFICATIONS. THAT'S WHAT MAKES ME A LITTLE BIT CONCERNED. HE REALLY DOESN'T PAY ATTENTION TO IF SHE'S GONNA BE ABLE TO DO THE JOB. SO THAT'S WHERE I COME IN.

SO, TALK TO ME A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE. I'VE BEEN A SERVER FOR ABOUT 15 YEARS. SO YOU'RE PRETTY GOOD WITH THE OPEN AVAILABILITY THAT WE NEED HERE. MY AVAILABILITY IS MORE DAYS CURRENTLY, 'CAUSE I'M AN ACTOR. OKAY. WHICH IS HOW I MET TIM.

OKAY. SO HOW DID YOU GUYS MEET? WE DID "THE ODYSSEY" TOGETHER, WHEN HE WAS SHIRTLESS FOR LIKE THE WHOLE THING. OH. YOU REMEMBER HIM NOT WEARING HIS SHIRT?

THE ONLY THING THAT I HEARD WAS TIM AND HIS SHIRT OFF, AND I WASN'T LISTENING TO ANYTHING ELSE THAT SHE HAD TO SAY. Christina: I THINK THE CONVERSATION I HAD WITH JENAE WOULD BE AWKWARD NO MATTER HOW LONG I HAD BEEN HERE, WHETHER OR NOT IT WAS MY FIRST DAY, BUT I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND WHERE SHE'S COMING FROM. NICE MEETING YOU. Tim: I DON'T COME TO HER JOB TELLING HER WHAT TO DO. SHE SHOULD STAY AWAY FROM THE RESTAURANT WHEN IT COMES TO ME HIRING PEOPLE. I MEAN, I KNOW WHAT THE HELL I'M DOING.

I'M NOT GONNA HIRE SOME...SUPERMODEL OR SOMETHING. NOT SURE SHE'S GONNA WORK OUT, BUT I LET HER KNOW WHO'S BOSS. IF I COULD HIRE A SUPERMODEL AND SHE WANTED TO WORK HERE, I'D GIVE HER AN APRON. HEY, HEY. WHAT'S GOING ON, COUSIN? HEY, WHAT'S GOING ON? STOPPING BY TO GET SOMETHING TO EAT. GO GET YOUR FOOD. I NEED TO TALK TO YOU WHEN YOU GET YOUR FOOD.

CAN IT BE FAST? 'CAUSE I GOT TO GET MY NAILS. MAN, COME ON. JUST GET SOME FOOD. THIS IS MY FIRST TIME TELLING A FAMILY MEMBER THAT I'M GONNA PROPOSE TO JENAE BESIDES MOM.

IT'S KIND OF WEIRD, BECAUSE YOUR FAMILY LOOKS AT YOU ANOTHER WAY THAN EVERYBODY ELSE DOES. SO, WHAT'S UP? [ SIGHS ] WHAT'S GOING ON? JENAE. WHAT'S WRONG WITH JENAE? AIN'T NOTHING WRONG. SHE'S 6 MONTHS PREGNANT. YEAH, YEAH. I'M KIND OF GETTING UP THERE. SHE'S ALREADY GETTING UP THERE, YOU KNOW? RIGHT, RIGHT.

I THINK I'M GONNA PROPOSE TO HER. OH, BOY, PLEASE. I'M FOR REAL. I'M GONNA PROPOSE.

WHATEVER. WHAT YOU GONNA DO WITH ALL YOUR FANS? PLEASE. YOU ARE NOT READY TO GET MARRIED. PLEASE. LISTEN. I'VE BEEN GOOD. EVER SINCE SHE'S BEEN PREGNANT, I HAVE BEEN GOOD. I'M TELLING YOU. FOR SIX MONTHS YOU'VE BEEN GOOD? I HAVEN'T BEEN - [ LAUGHS ] I'M KIND OF WORRIED ABOUT THE SECRET GETTING OUT ABOUT ME PROPOSING TO JENAE, 'CAUSE MOM KNOWS. NOW MONIQUE KNOWS.

SO I BETTER HURRY AND DO IT FAST BEFORE SOMEBODY BLABS. [ LAUGHS ] BECAUSE MAMA HAD CALLED AND SAID YOU MIGHT BE COMING BY TODAY, WHAT I DID WAS I GOT SOME OF THE BIGGER RINGS TOGETHER. Tim: FIRST OF ALL, I WASN'T TOO KEEN ABOUT GOING THROUGH THIS PAWN SHOP, BUT MOM WAS RIGHT. THE GUY HAD SOME GOOD JEWELRY. I MEAN, HE HAD ALL TYPE OF DIAMONDS AND PLATINUM, GOLD, ALL TYPE OF SETTINGS.

THAT'S NICE, TIM. I LOOK IN THE TRAY, AND I SEE THIS YELLOW DIAMOND. OOH. LOOK AT THAT ONE. Woman: YEAH. THIS ONE IS RARE.

AND THE REASON IT'S RARE, IT'S A GENUINE CANARY DIAMOND THAT'S NOT BEEN IRRADIATED. I'M GONNA TRY IT ON. MM. AND THAT'S ALMOST 3 CARATS. IT'S 2.78.

YELLOW DIAMOND -- I'VE ALWAYS WANTED IT. DON'T HAVE A YELLOW DIAMOND. OH, DREAM ABOUT IT, DROOL OVER THE RING. Tim: MAN, THE MOMENT I SAW THAT RING, I KNEW THAT WAS IT. IT CAUGHT MY EYE, AND I SAID, "THAT'S THE ONE FOR MY WOMAN." Tim: CAN I SEE? [ LAUGHS ] THIS IS THE ONE.

WELL, TAKE THE ONE OFF THEN. I'LL MARRY YOU. I'M NOT TRYING TO MARRY -- WE'RE ALREADY MARRIED.

Tim: THEN, ALL OF A SUDDEN, MOM SAID, "I WANT THE RING." AW, COME ON, MOM. DAMN. I WANT THE RING. HE WANTS IT FOR HIS WIFE -- FUTURE WIFE. OKAY. WHAT'S IT GONNA BE? MAKE YOUR DECISION. WE'VE BEEN HERE LONG ENOUGH.

[ SIGHS ] I THINK I'M GONNA PICK... I MEAN, I'M HAVING A HARD DECISION RIGHT NOW, 'CAUSE MY MOM WANTS THIS THING REALLY BAD. I WANT THE RING FOR JENAE. I JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M GONNA DO RIGHT NOW. I DON'T LIKE YOU. WE NEED EVERYBODY TO BE TEAM PLAYERS.

YOU DON'T COME OVER HERE ANYMORE, OKAY? EVERYBODY SHOULD BE WORKING TOGETHER. YOU GOING BACK OVER TO THE OTHER RESTAURANT, RIGHT? Tim: I WANT TO TALK TO YOU FOR A SECOND. I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO. WHAT HAPPENED? WE WENT RING SHOPPING FOR JENAE.

OKAY. I FOUND THE RING. ALL RIGHT. BUT THEN MAMA WANTED THE RING FOR HERSELF, THE ONE RING I LIKE OUT OF ALL THESE RINGS IN THE STORE. YOU PICKED THAT ONE, AND YOUR MAMA WANTS THAT ONE. I WANT IT. [ LAUGHS ] I'M LIKE, "DAMN, MAMA, COME ON!" NOW WHAT I'M-A DO? NOW WHAT YOU GONNA DO? YOU GOT TO GET JENAE THE RING.

THEY'RE DRIVING ME CRAZY. AND IN TIME, YOUR MAMA WILL UNDERSTAND. WHAT ARE YOU DOING? I'M GRABBING MY FOOD. OKAY, BUT IT LOOKS LIKE YOU'RE HAVING A TEA-TIME CONVERSATION HERE. CHARLES, WHAT ARE YOU DOING? YOU KNOW HOW TO WORK THE CASH REGISTER? YEAH. I KNOW HOW TO WORK THE CASH REGISTER.

Tim: CHARLES' MOM PAWNED CHARLES OFF ON MY MOM, SO SHE SENT HIM DOWN HERE. SHE EXPECTS ME TO TRAIN CHARLES OR TEACH HIM SOMETHING. BUT CHARLES DON'T WANT TO DO NOTHING.

CLARISSA, DID YOU TELL HIM HE CAN TOUCH THE CASH REGISTER? NO, I DIDN'T. OKAY, CHARLES, YOU NEED... WE NEED TO HAVE A TALK. I DON'T LIKE YOU. OKAY.

I ONLY DEAL WITH YOU BECAUSE YOU ARE MY COUSIN. I AM NOT A WORKER. OH, OKAY. SO YOU'RE MY COUSIN, NOT A WORKER? EXACTLY. THAT'S HOW THAT RUNS.

SO YOU GET A PAYCHECK EVERY OTHER TUESDAY 'CAUSE YOU'RE MY COUSIN, NOT 'CAUSE YOU WORK HERE? YOU'RE SAYING YOU DON'T WORK HERE AT ALL. I DO WORK HERE, BUT I'M NOT A WORKER. OH, OKAY. SO YOU JUST COME HERE TO BE HERE TO GET A PAYCHECK, NOT TO WORK, 'CAUSE YOU'RE NOT A WORKER. 'CAUSE ONLY WORKERS WORK, RIGHT? YEAH. THAT'S WHAT YOU MEAN.

NO. YOU'RE TWISTING THIS AROUND. I MEAN, THAT'S WHAT YOU SAID. THAT'S WHAT YOU SAID. I DO WHAT I WANT TO DO, AND YOU DO WHAT YOU WANT TO DO.

DON'T STEP ON MY SHOES, AND I WON'T STEP ON YOURS. YOU DON'T WANT TO BE HERE, RIGHT, 'CAUSE OF ME? I MEAN, IF YOU WASN'T HERE, THEN I WOULDN'T HAVE A PROBLEM BEING HERE. YOU MAKE THIS JOB BAD. SEE WHERE I'M GETTING WITH THIS? I GET WHAT I WANT. DO YOU?

HOW ABOUT THIS -- HOW ABOUT I TAKE YOU BACK OVER TO YOUR MOM'S RESTAURANT, AND YOU DRIVE HER CRAZY, AND YOU DON'T COME OVER HERE ANYMORE, OKAY? OKTHAT'S FINE.T. IS THAT COOL? I GUARANTEE I'LL BE BACK OVER HERE. IS THAT COOL? WE HAVE AN UNDERSTANDING. WE HAVE AN UNDERSTANDING.

Tim: I DON'T KNOW WHY MY MOM TELLS ME I HAVE TO FIND A WAY TO GET ALONG WITH CHARLES. I WISH HE'D GO BACK OUT TO HIS RESTAURANT, HIS MOM, AND LEAVE ME THE HELL ALONE. YOU'RE GOING BACK OVER TO THE OTHER RESTAURANT, RIGHT? FINE. ALL RIGHT. NOW WE GOT AN UNDERSTANDING. UH-HUH. OKAY. LIL' CHARLES GETS TO DO WHATEVER HE LIKES BECAUSE HE'S THE BABY OF THE FAMILY.

I MEAN, EVERYBODY SAYS I'M THE SPOILED ONE. CHARLES IS THE SPOILED ONE, AND HE DRIVES ME NUTS. WHAT'S THE PROBLEM? TIM'S TRYING TO SEND ME HOME. SEND YOU HOME FOR WHAT? BECAUSE I WAS IN FRONT OF THE REGISTER, AND HE TOLD ME THAT I WASN'T DOING NOTHING, AND HE TRIED TO SEND ME HOME 'CAUSE I TOLD HIM I DIDN'T LIKE HIM. I DON'T THINK I SHOULD GET SENT HOME FOR THAT. YOU SHOULD HAVE ASKED HIM, "WELL, WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO DO?" SOMEBODY'S GOT TO, YOU KNOW, GIVE A LITTLE BIT, AND I DON'T KNOW WHY Y'ALL DON'T GET ALONG.

TIM... WHAT'S GOING ON? HE'S SAYING THAT HE GOES AND TRIES TO DO ONE THING, AND THEN YOU STOP HIM AND SEND HIM SOMEPLACE ELSE. HIS MOM SENT HIM OVER HERE TO LEARN FROM US.

THIS OPERATION OVER HERE RUNS A LITTLE SMOOTHER THAN THAT ONE OVER THERE. WHEN YOU COME OVER HERE INTO THIS RESTAURANT, YOU GOT TO PLAY BY THESE RULES, MAN. IT'S A WHOLE NOTHER LEAGUE, MAN. IT'S THE "A" LEAGUE OVER HERE.

BUT BY THE SAME TOKEN, TIM, YOU NEED TO TELL HIM WHAT YOU EXPECT OF HIM. LET HIM KNOW DEFINITELY WHAT HE'S SUPPOSED TO DO. ALL RIGHT. YES, MA'AM. THE MAIN OBJECT SHOULD BE TO MAKE THIS RESTAURANT A SUCCESS.

WE ARE ALL FAMILY. EVERYBODY SHOULD BE WORKING TOGETHER. Charles: OKAY. ALL RIGHT. WHEN I GET MY NEW RESTAURANT, I WANT TO LEAVE A LEGACY, SOMETHING THAT WILL KEEP GOING ON, ON AND ON AND ON.

AND I DON'T WANT TIM AND CHARLES MESSING IT UP. [ THUNDER CRASHES ] THIS MORNING IS THE ONLY TIME I'VE HAD TO LOOK AT THESE DOCUMENTS FOR THIS NEW RESTAURANT. THE NEW SWEETIE PIE'S, WHICH IS GONNA BE CALLED UPPER CRUST, IS GONNA HAVE MUCH MORE SPACE. WE'RE GONNA HAVE A BANQUET FACILITY. WE'RE GONNA HAVE A CULINARY SCHOOL. WE'RE GONNA HAVE A CONFERENCE ROOM, A BAR.

I'M READY TO COOK IN THIS BUILDING. I'VE BEEN PREPARING FOR THIS RESTAURANT FOR SOME YEARS. I'M READY. ALL I NEED IS MY CONSTRUCTION LOAN TO CONTINUE THIS THING. THE BANKER TOLD ME THAT I WOULDN'T HAVE TO PUT UP MY HOUSE.

AFTER I'M READING THROUGH IT, NOW THEY'RE SAYING THEY NEED MY HOUSE FOR COLLATERAL. AND I'M NOT GONNA DO IT. I'VE BEEN HOMELESS, SO I KNOW WHAT IT FEELS LIKE, AND I'M NOT GONNA DO IT AGAIN. TIM, YOU'RE NOT EVEN ANSWERING YOUR PHONE.

CALL ME BACK. IF I HAVE TO LOSE THIS RESTAURANT, IT WILL BE THE END OF ONE OF THE DREAMS THAT I HAVE FOR MY LIFE. I CAN'T BELIEVE NOBODY'S PICKING UP THEIR PHONE. [ THUNDER CRASHES ] WHAT HAPPENED IS I WENT OVER THE BANK DOCUMENTS. THEY WERE WRONG. THEY WANT THE HOUSE.

I'M NOT GIVING UP THE HOUSE. THE HOUSE IS ON THE LOAN? FOR COLLATERAL. AND THEY HAD ASSURED ME THAT THEY WEREN'T GONNA DO THAT.

AND IF THEY DON'T TAKE IT OFF, THEN WE'RE NOT GONNA WORK WITH THEM. SO WE DON'T GET THE LOAN, THEN WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO? I'M GONNA START OVER AGAIN AND GO TO ANOTHER BANKER. I CAN'T BACK OUT. I GOT THE BUILDING.

I'M STUCK WITH A BUILDING. IT'S LIKE BEING HALF PREGNANT. I MEAN, I GOT TO GO ALL THE WAY. Tim: IT'S SO IMPORTANT FOR ME TO KEEP MY MOM'S LEGACY AND DREAMS GOING, BECAUSE SHE BUILT THIS FOR US. SHE BUILT THIS FOR OUR FAMILY. AND SOMETIMES PEOPLE'S DREAMS PASS WHEN THEY PASS, AND IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THAT WAY. SO I'M GONNA DO EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO KEEP MY MOM'S DREAM GROWING AND KEEP IT ALIVE.

THIS LOAN DOESN'T COME THROUGH, IT'S GONNA BREAK MOM'S HEART. [ THUNDER CRASHES ] YOU'RE SITTING DOWN, TALKING TO A GIRL. SOME GIRL'S AT THE REGISTER. I WON'T SAY NOTHING. WHAT YOU DOING WITH THAT SHORT-ASS DRESS ON? WHAT YOU DOING? WHERE ARE YOU COMING FROM? I'M HAVING SECOND THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS MARRIAGE THING.

I'M NOT YELLING! Tim: J.R. IS MY BEST FRIEND. I MEAN, WE GO BACK A FEW YEARS. WHEN I SAW HIM COME IN THE RESTAURANT, I WAS EXCITED TO TELL HIM THE NEWS. YOU KNOW JENAE'S PREGNANT, RIGHT? J.R.: YEAH, YEAH. I THINK I'M ABOUT TO PROPOSE. WHAT?! MAN, GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE! I KNOW YOU'RE GONNA HAVE A KID, BUT THAT DON'T MEAN YOU GOT TO STOP LIFE. JUST BECAUSE I'M MARRIED THAT DON'T MEAN I'M ABOUT TO STOP LIFE, MAN.

YES, YOU ARE! MACARONI AND CHEESE? I CAN'T EAT. MY BEST FRIEND JUST TOLD ME HE'S GETTING MARRIED. I'M GONNA GO GET SOME PEACH COBBLER.

I LOVE J.R. HE'S KNOWN FOR BEING A DRAMA KING, BUT AS A FRIEND, THIS IS NOT THE REACTION I EXPECTED. Jenae: TODAY WAS A DAY FOR ME AND MY GIRLS. THEY PRETTY MUCH KEEP ME GROUNDED, AND THEY HELP ME MAKE SURE THAT I FOCUS ON THE THINGS THAT ARE MOST IMPORTANT. SO, HOW ARE YOU FEELING? MY HORMONES HAVE JUST BEEN LIKE UP HERE AND DOWN HERE.

I DON'T KNOW WHEN THEY'RE GONNA STOP. I FEEL ALL RIGHT. I'M JUST ON A ROLLER COASTER. Woman: YOU READY FOR MARRIAGE? [ LAUGHS ] AM I READY? I FEEL LIKE WE'VE ALREADY BEEN MARRIED ANYWAY. IS TIM READY? TIM? DO YOU GUYS THINK HE'S READY? YES.

NO. SEE? NO, YEAH. YOU'RE TIM'S COUSIN. WHY DO YOU THINK HE'S NOT READY? YOU GUYS ARE STILL YOUNG. YOUNG? YEAH. I'M 30. WE GOT A BABY ON THE WAY. AND HE'S 32.

HOW MUCH OLDER DO YOU WANT US TO BE? HE'S READY. YOU KNOW, FOR A MAN, IT'S A BIG STEP. I MEAN, YOU'RE GONNA BE THE ONLY PERSON THAT HE'S HAVING SEX WITH FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE. THAT SHOULD BE A PLEASURE FOR HIM.

EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE, I THINK ABOUT IF TIM IS REALLY READY TO GET MARRIED. HE'S STILL A PRETTY BIG FLIRT, AND SOMETIMES IT BOTHERS ME. I'M CONTROLLING? I THINK YOU ARE.

INTERVIEWING THE GIRLS THAT COME INTO THE RESTAURANT -- OH, YEAH, YOU'RE A CONTROL FREAK. I'M NOT TRYING TO BE DISRESPECTED. SO, LIKE, IF A GIRL WALKS UP TO HIM AND SPEAKS TO HIM AND I'M STANDING THERE, SHE BETTER GREET ME, AS WELL, BECAUSE OTHERWISE, WE GOT A PROBLEM.

IF HE DOESN'T INTRODUCE ME TO WHOEVER IT IS, THEN HE HAS A PROBLEM. IT'S ABOUT RESPECT. OH, HERE SHE GO. HERE SHE GO. NOW IT'S GOT ME MAD, LIKE I NEED TO GO TO THE RESTAURANT AND SEE WHO HE'S TALKING TO NOW. WHAT TIME IS IT? SEE? TRUST. THIS IS WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT.

ARE YOU GUYS READY TO GO? I'M STILL DRINKING. YOU'RE STILL DRINKING. CHUG IT THEN. A LADY NEVER CHUGS. [ LAUGHTER ] THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I'M TALKING -- LOOK AT THIS. Tim: HOW'S YOUR MAMA DOING? YOU SEE THIS? SHE'S DOING FINE. SHE'S DOING FINE? THAT'S GONNA BE MY BARBECUE DAY.

HEY, BABY. THAT'S MY BARBECUE DAY. HEY. WHAT'S UP? WHAT'S GOING ON?

WHAT ARE Y'ALL DOING? WHAT YOU DOING HERE? JUST COMING TO CHECK ON YOU. I'M JUST... EVERYTHING TASTE OKAY? Woman: YEAH. IT'S GOOD. YOU GUYS ENJOY THE SERVICE? YEAH. HE NORMALLY DOES A PRETTY GOOD JOB WITH THAT.

WHAT'S THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN? YOU WANT -- COME TALK TO ME REAL QUICK. COME ON BACK. I'LL SEE YOU LATER ON, OKAY? TELL YOUR MOM I SAID HI. OKAY. BYE. WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU? WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU? TIM, IT'S LIKE EVERY SINGLE TIME, EVERY TIME.

I COME IN HERE EVERY TIME. WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? YOU'RE SITTING DOWN, TALKING TO A GIRL. SOME GIRL'S AT THE REGISTER. SOMETHING'S ALWAYS GOING ON EVERY TIME I COME IN HERE. WHO ARE THEY? HER MOTHER OWNS THE DAMN BEAUTY SHOP NEXT DOOR.

IS IT NECESSARY FOR YOU TO RAISE YOUR VOICE? I WAS JUST ASKING A QUESTION. WELL, YOU'RE EMOTIONAL, SO I'M GETTING EMOTIONAL. I GET EMOTIONAL, I'M RAISING MY VOICE.

I WON'T SAY NOTHING. WHAT YOU DOING WITH THAT SHORT-ASS DRESS ON? I DIDN'T SAY THAT, DID I? I THOUGHT YOU SAID YOU LIKED MY OUTFIT. I MEAN, WHAT YOU DOING? WHERE ARE YOU COMING FROM? YOU KNOW WHERE I'M AT.

I MEAN, I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY YOU HAVE TO BE SO MEAN ABOUT IT. I WAS JUST COMING IN TO SEE HOW YOUR DAY WAS. I'M NOT BEING MEAN ABOUT IT. BUT YOU'RE YELLING AT ME, AND THEN EVERY TIME I COME IN HERE, YOU'RE TALKING TO SOMEBODY. YOU ALREADY KNOW THAT MY HORMONES ARE UP AND DOWN.

I MEAN, YOU ALREADY KNOW THAT. NOW YOU WANT TO BLAME IT ON HORMONES. BUT IT'S NOT ABOUT BLAMING IT ON HORMONES. IT'S NOT ABOUT JUST BEING THE HORMONES. THAT'S NOT ALL THAT IT IS.

AFTER HEARING J.R. TALK ALL THAT TRASH ABOUT MARRIAGE AND THEN HAVING JENAE COME GET IN MY FACE, ACTING ALL PSYCHO AND POSSESSIVE, I'M HAVING SECOND THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS MARRIAGE THING. HOW ABOUT WE START OVER? WHAT'D YOU DO TODAY? I'VE BEEN HERE FRYING CHICKEN ALL DAY! WHAT YOU MEAN WHAT'D I DO TODAY? SEE? WHY ARE YOU YELLING? I'M NOT YELLING! I'M NOT YELLING.

YOU JUST RAISED YOUR VOICE. CAN I BORROW A FEW THOUSAND? IF YOU CAN'T AFFORD THE RING, YOU SHOULDN'T BUY IT. YOU'RE LIVING ABOVE YOUR MEANS. THANK YOU. Woman: YOU'RE WELCOME. WE GOT TWO MORE HOURS.

PHEW! YEAH, I'M COOL. I MEAN... Tim: MY PLAN ALL ALONG HAS BEEN TO PROPOSE TO JENAE, BUT MY BEST FRIEND THINKS IT'S A BAD IDEA, AND JENAE'S BEEN GETTING ON MY CASE A LOT LATELY. I MEAN, I NEED TO CHECK MY BLOOD PRESSURE. BOY, BOY, BOY.

SO I'M NOT GONNA LIE. I'M HAVING SECOND THOUGHTS. WHAT'S UP, MAN? HEY. WHAT YOU DOING, MAN? POPS IS LIKE A FATHER FIGURE AROUND HERE AT SWEETIE PIE'S. HE CAN ALWAYS TELL WHEN SOMEONE'S DOWN, AND HE CAN ALWAYS PUT THINGS IN PERSPECTIVE. YOU'RE GETTING READY TO MAKE THAT BIG STEP, HUH? [ SIGHS ] MAN, MAN, MAN. YEAH.

AIN'T NOTHING WRONG WITH IT. YOU'VE GOT A BEAUTIFUL YOUNG LADY. MAKE THE BEST OF IT. NOTHING IS LIKE A MARRIAGE. WORKING HARD, GOING HOME TO YOUR FAMILY -- I MEAN, THAT'S A BEAUTIFUL THING. I MEAN, I TALKED TO MY BEST FRIEND J.R. ABOUT IT,

AND, YOU KNOW, HE TELLING ME NOT TO DO IT. WHO TELLING YOU NOT TO DO IT? MY BEST FRIEND, J.R. IS HE MARRIED? NO, HE AIN'T MARRIED. OKAY, THEN. HAS HE BEEN MARRIED? NO, HE AIN'T BEEN -- THEN HOW DOES HE KNOW? HOW MANY TIMES YOU BEEN MARRIED? I'VE BEEN MARRIED FOUR TIMES, MAN. PHEW! FOUR TIMES.

BUT I'M GONNA TELL YOU, YOU'VE GOT YOUR OWN LIFE TO LIVE. YOU DO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY. WHAT I'M SAYING? YEAH. ALL RIGHT, MAN.

ALL RIGHTY. THANKS, POPS. OKAY? OH, MAN, SHOOT. I WANT A DAY OFF FROM THIS DAMN RESTAURANT. NOW, IF WE CAN JUST GET MOM TO FIX THE SCHEDULE, GIVE US SOME DAYS OFF.

YOU GOT TO GO ON A HONEYMOON, MAN, AND RELAX. SHE AIN'TNO DAY OFF. ME YEAH, SHE WILL. SHE DON'T GIVE YOU NO DAY OFF EITHER. [ LAUGHS ] MAKE SURE YOU COME BACK, HEAR? ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU. WHAT YOU DOING? I'M ABOUT TO GO TO DINNER.

I'M GOING TO MEET UP WITH AMY AND FELICIA. YOU'RE NOT GOING TO MEET WITH CHRISTINA? YOU THINK IT'S FUNNY. THAT'S THE PROBLEM. NO, I'M JUST SAYING. I DON'T THINK IT'S FUNNY. COME ON. LET'S GO.

JUST 'CAUSE I'M SMILING DOESN'T MEAN I THINK IT'S FUNNY. NO. Tim: TALKING TO POPS MADE ME REALIZE THERE'S NOTHING SCARY ABOUT BEING MARRIED AT ALL, EVEN THOUGH HE'S BEEN MARRIED FOUR TIMES. NOW I JUST GOT TO FIGURE OUT HOW I'M GONNA CONVINCE MOM TO LET ME BUY THE RING FOR JENAE. BEFORE YOU LEAVE, I THINK I'M GONNA NEED TO GO HAVE THAT TALK.

ABOUT WHAT? ABOUT THE RING. WHAT'S THE PROBLEM? ARE YOU SERIOUSLY MAD AT ME ABOUT THIS RING? IN A WAY. WHEN YOU GIVE HER THAT RING, I'M GONNA BE LIKE... "THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN MINE."

AND I HOPE YOU CAN'T SLEEP AT NIGHT. [ BOTH LAUGH ] ARE YOU SERIOUS? YOU JUST CURSED ME. YOU GOT IT. NO, I DIDN'T. YES, YOU DID. YOU JUST CURSED ME. I'M GONNA LET YOU HAVE IT. BUT LET ME HAVE IT PEACEFULLY.

I DON'T WANT YOU TO -- I WILL NEVER SAY ANYTHING TO HER ABOUT THAT RING. KNOWING WHERE HE'S COMING FROM, HE WANTS THE BEST FOR HIS FIANCéE. SO, BEING HIS MOTHER, I SAID TO TIM, "YOU TAKE THE RING." OH, ONE MORE THING. ONE MORE THING? CAN I BORROW A FEW THOUSAND? OH, NOW, THAT REALLY AIN'T IN THE GAME. THE MOTHER DON'T HELP THE SON BUY THE RING.

I'M JUST SAYING. NO, NO. IF YOU CAN'T AFFORD THE RING, YOU SHOULDN'T BUY IT, 'CAUSE YOU'RE LIVING UNDER FALSE PRETENSES. YOU'RE LIVING ABOVE YOUR MEANS.

IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD IT, YOU SHOULD NOT BUY IT. [ SIGHS ] SINCE MOM WASN'T GONNA FRONT ME THE CASH TO BUY THE RING, I KNEW I WAS GONNA HAVE TO TAKE SOME DRASTIC ACTION. Man: HOW CAN I HELP YOU? I NEED TO PAWN THIS. SLIDE IT THROUGH.

IT'S MY ROLEX. HOW MUCH DO YOU NEED? I WANT TO PICK UP THE RING, MAN, ABOUT 5 GRAND, MAN. WHOA! GIVE ME 5 GRAND ON THAT, I'LL GIVE YOU SOME CASH, THEN I CAN TAKE THE RING WITH ME. YOU SURE YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING? MAN, I LOVE THAT WATCH. DAMN!

OKAY. SO YOU NEED $5,000 FOR THIS. YEAH. SHE'S GONNA BE HAPPY.

TODAY'S A LITTLE DIFFERENT THAN ANY OTHER DAY. IT'S SUNDAY. WE'RE GONNA BE PACKED, AND I'M GONNA PROPOSE TO JENAE. WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU? Tim: TODAY'S A LITTLE DIFFERENT THAN ANY OTHER DAY. IT'S SUNDAY.

WE'RE GONNA BE PACKED, AND I'M GONNA PROPOSE TO JENAE. MAKING MUSIC IS A SIDE PASSION PROJECT OF MINE, SO MY PROPOSAL PLAN IS TO SING JENAE A SONG I WROTE. FIRST GO-ROUND, I'LL GO A CAPPELLA, THEN THE SECOND GO-ROUND, YOU CAN KICK IN.

I HAVE MY GUITAR PLAYER COMING DOWN, AND I EVEN MANAGED TO CONVINCE J.R. TO SING BACKUP FOR ME. AND FORTUNATELY, HE WAS ABLE TO PUT HIS ANTI-MARRIAGE FEELINGS ASIDE AND HELP ME OUT AS A FRIEND. WE MET HERE ON A SUNDAY THREE YEARS AGO, AND IT'S A NEW BEGINNING FOR US RIGHT HERE TODAY, ON SUNDAY.

GOOD MORNING, GUYS. MAKE SURE Y'ALL GATHER ENOUGH TODAY, 'CAUSE YOU KNOW HOW BUSY IT IS ON SUNDAY. I'LL MAKE SURE. ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU. SUNDAY -- THAT'S OUR BUSIEST DAY.

MAKE SURE Y'ALL GOT THAT CHICKEN GOING. PLEASE, PLEASE. PEOPLE GO TO CHURCH, AND THEN THEY COME HERE TO EAT. THEY DON'T WANT TO COOK.

SO WE'VE GOT BASICALLY EVERYTHING THAT YOU COULD HAVE AT A SUNDAY MEAL AT SWEETIE PIE'S. Tim: IDA, HOW MANY PIE ROLLS DO YOU USE ON EACH COBBLER? I GOT YOU ABOUT 20 BOXES. THAT AIN'T GONNA BE ENOUGH? Tim: IT'S SUNDAY. WE'RE ABOUT TO OPEN IN FIVE MINUTES. WE'RE OUT OF PEACH-COBBLER CRUST.

WE SELL ABOUT 25 TO 30 PANS OF PEACH COBBLER A DAY, AND WE'RE ABOUT TO OPEN, AS I SAID, FOUR OR FIVE MINUTES. BIG TROUBLE. Miss Robbie: LET'S GATHER 'ROUND. TELL THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK COME ON. LET'S GET READY FOR PRAYER.

ANYBODY WANT TO COME IN, YOU'RE ALL WELCOME TO JOIN HANDS TOGETHER OUT THERE AND JOIN US. WE DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH IT. YEAH. DON'T BE SHY. LORD, WE ASK THAT YOU BLESS OUR CUSTOMERS AND THEIR COMING IN, THEIR GOING OUT. BLESS EACH AND EVERY ONE OF MY STAFF, LORD, BECAUSE I COULDN'T DO THIS WITHOUT THEM.

AND DON'T LET ME CURSE THEM OUT TODAY. I'M PRAYING HARD TO BE GOOD. AMEN. AMEN. AMEN.

THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE I'M GONNA LET IT SHINE Tim: DURING OUR SUNDAY-MORNING PRAYER, I FOUND MYSELF PRAYING FOR A LOT OF THINGS. I MEAN, I GOT A LOT OF THINGS GOING ON IN MY LIFE RIGHT NOW. ME AND MOM ARE TRYING TO BRING THIS BANK LOAN THROUGH, TRYING TO RUN THIS BUSINESS.

I'M ABOUT TO BE A FATHER. AND AT THE END OF THE DAY, IF IT ALL GOES RIGHT, I'M ABOUT TO BE ENGAGED TO JENAE. OH, YEAH [ APPLAUSE ] HEY, HOW YOU DOING? WELCOME TO SWEETIE PIE'S. Woman: HI! COME ON, BABY. HOW ARE YOU? OKAY.

SWEETIE PIE'S. WE DON'T TAKE CALL-INS ON SUNDAY, BABY. WE WANT TO SEE YOUR FACE. HELLO. HI. HOW'S EVERYBODY?

I NEED A PEACH COBBLER, TOO. WE GOT ABOUT 30 PEOPLE JUST WALKED THROUGH THE DOOR. GET IT OUT HERE. CORNBREAD? WHAT YOU NEED, BABY? A PEACH COBBLER? OKAY. NO PROBLEM.

COME ON, BABY. HOW ARE YOU? GOOD. GOOD SEEING YOU. WE'RE OUT OF STRAWS. WE'RE OUT OF OKRA. OUT OF PIE CRUST. WHEN YOU ORDER, YOU NEED TO ORDER THREE CASES. I'M LIKE, "WHERE IS THE PEACHES? WHERE IS THIS?" AND I'M LIKE, "HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?" AND HE'S KIND OF DISAPPEARED.

DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING ELSE. AND I'M LIKE, "WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?" I KNOW TIM'S GOT A LOT ON HIS MIND, BUT HE'S STILL GOT TO HELP KEEP THE RESTAURANT RUNNING. ALL RIGHT. COME ON DOWN. HERE'S YOUR CHICKEN. I NEED A CARRIER! Jenae: I'M NOT SURE WHY TIM IS SO PERSISTENT IN TRYING TO GET ME TO COME TO WORK TODAY. I'M JUST REALLY NOT FEELING IT. MY FEET ARE SWOLLEN.

I FEEL LIKE I DON'T EVEN WANT TO WALK ANYWHERE. AND THEN WHEN I TURN AROUND, HE'S NOWHERE TO BE FOUND. Tim: GO TO MY OFFICE, CHANGE, PUT ON MY GROWN-MAN TIE AND SHIRT, COME SWEAT BULLETS. BUT I'M GOING IN FOR THE KILL. WHAT? WHAT? WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU? I SAID TWINKLE, TWINKLE YOU'RE SHINING SO BRIGHT OH, MY GOD. YOU'RE STANDING RIGHT HERE, BUT STANDING SO FAR YOU GOT ME FEELING, FEELING LIKE I'M WISHING ON A STAR I SAID TWINKLE, TWINKLE YOU'RE SHINING SO BRIGHT YOU GOT ME FEELING, FEELING LIKE I'M WISHING ON A STAR SAID TWINKLE, TWINKLE YOU'RE SHINING SO BRIGHT TRYING TO HAVE YOU IN MY ARMS YOU'RE STANDING RIGHT HERE, BUT STANDING SO FAR YOU GOT ME FEELING, FEELING LIKE I'M WISHING I'M WISHING ON A STAR [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] BY THE END OF THE SONG, I PULL OUT THE RING, AND I FORGOT TO ASK HER THE DAMN QUESTION, AND SHE JUST STARTED KISSING ME.

I MEAN, I GUESS THAT MEANS YES. I DON'T KNOW. Jenae: I HAD ABSOLUTELY NO CLUE WHAT WAS GOING ON WHEN TIM WAS PROPOSING TO ME. I STOOD THERE IN SHOCK FOR A LITTLE BIT. I WAS LOOKING AROUND THE ROOM, I WAS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHY ALL THESE PEOPLE WERE STARING AT ME.

[ LAUGHS ] Tim: I HAVEN'T SEEN HER LOOK AT ME LIKE THAT IN A LONG TIME. IT MADE ME REALIZE I WAS DOING THE RIGHT THING. WHAT TOOK ME SO LONG? I SHOULD HAVE DONE THIS SOONER. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] I LOVE YOU.

Tim: HER MOM'S CRYING. HER DAD'S CRYING. MY MOM WAS CRYING. CUSTOMERS ARE CRYING. THE BIG CONSTRUCTION WORKER AT THE END OF THE LINE WAS CRYING. I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS.

EVERYBODY THOUGHT I WAS CRYING 'CAUSE TIM WAS PROPOSING. I WAS CRYING 'CAUSE THERE WAS MY RING, GONE TO ANOTHER WOMAN. THANK GOD FOR JENAE! ALL RIGHT. YOU GOT IT. YOU GOT IT.

[ LAUGHS ] THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE I'M GONNA LET IT SHINE MOST FOLKS CALL FAMILY SOMEONE WHO YOU GREW UP WITH, WHO YOU CALL "MAMA" OR WHO YOU CALL "SON," AND WORK'S JUST THE PLACE TO TAKE YOU AWAY FROM THAT. BUT HERE AT SWEETIE PIE'S, WE DON'T HAVE TO CHOOSE. WE'RE ALL FAMILY.

LET IT SHINE, LET IT SHINE, LET IT SHINE [ LAUGHTER ] [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] THIS SEASON ON "WELCOME TO SWEETIE PIE'S"... BIG WHEEL, KEEP ON TURNING PROUD MARY, KEEP ON BURNING AND WE'RE ROLLING ROLLING ON THE RIVER I'M TRYING TO GET THE CONSTRUCTION LOAN. IF SOMEBODY HAD SAID, "I'M GONNA LEND YOU THE MONEY," HE MAY WANT TO GET INTO YOUR DAY-TO-DAY BUSINESS. [ SIREN WAILS ] Doctor: THIS IS NOT NORMAL BLOOD PRESSURE FOR THIS STAGE OF PREGNANCY.

WE HAVE TO DO THE C-SECTION THIS EVENING. Tim: I'M NERVOUS AS HELL RIGHT NOW. I NEVER EXPECTED THIS TO BE HAPPENING LIKE THIS.

IT'S SCARY, YOU KNOW? HAVE YOU BEEN TO SEE THE BABY? WENT AND SAW THE BABY THIS MORNING, MOM. YOU NEED TO GO SEE THE BABY EVERY DAY. Jenae: TIM, I FEEL GUILTY WHEN I'M NOT HERE. I FEEL GUILTY BECAUSE HE IS HERE.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO DEAL WITH IT THE SAME WAY THAT I DO. GUESS WHAT? "AMERICAN IDOL'S" COMING INTO TOWN. WHO'S AUDITIONING? THIS GIRL.

I COULD BE YOUR MANAGER. [ LAUGHS ] MACARONI AND CHICKEN WINGS. UH! YOU'RE A BEAUTIFUL YOUNG LADY, BUT YOUR ATTITUDE IS BAD.

SO I'M LETTING YOU GO TODAY. Miss Robbie: SAVE ROOM FOR SECONDS. THERE IS ALWAYS A SEAT FOR YOU HERE AT SWEETIE PIE'S.

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