The guys handle dinner while Beth gives Kelly a tour of the place. After Darnell helps Randall with his “cremated chicken,” his perception of him changes and he starts to think Deja and Malik dating might not be such a bad thing. Darnell tells him that Malik takes full responsibility for the ditch day and that it won’t happen again. He and Randall look at the kids and Randall says, “One day you’re their biggest idol. The next day someone comes by and they’re their entire world.”
Meanwhile, upstairs, Beth’s tour with Kelly isn’t going as well. Kelly asks how long Beth and Randall have had Deja and says it must be hard raising someone else’s daughter. Beth insists that Deja is their daughter and Kelly retorts that Deja’s mom was a drug addict and she lived in a car. “That’s a lot of baggage,” she adds. Beth claps back that Kelly must have a tough go of it, too, since she’s raising her child’s child. (Yikes). Just then, Randall calls upstairs that dinner is ready and Beth rushes downstairs. She pulls Randall into the pantry (where she hides an emergency bottle of wine) and says she no longer wants to get on the same page as Malik’s parents. She’s mad that Kelly blames Deja for their ditch day.
They sit down to dinner and things get progressively more uncomfortable when Kelly insists that they say grace, Malik’s baby cries, and Darnell says he didn’t vote for Randall. After Tess (Eris Baker) tries to step in and help soothe the baby, Beth sends the kids upstairs and tells the adults it’s time for some real talk. Beth calls Kelly out for blaming Deja and says she’s one to judge. Beth then tells them that she and Randall don’t want Deja dating Malik because he has a child. Darnell steps up and says that they can judge Malik, or they can see him for who he’s become. Deja takes that as her cue to rush in and apologize for ditching school and sneaking around with Malik. But, she says she really likes Malik and spending the day with him was the best day she’s ever had.
After dinner, Beth and Randall tell Deja that she’s grounded for a week, but they are OK with her seeing Malik. But, they tell her, they want to get to know him better. She shares a little bit about him and by the smile on her face, you can tell she’s falling in love.