Janine goes into labor, resulting in surprises and white-knuckle moments, as a double wedding uniting CJ and Janine, plus Calvin and Miranda, swiftly changes locations to the hospital.
Labor pains continue during the drama of Janine's delivery, as she sinks into postpartum depression.
Calvin and Miranda move into their new digs, but Miranda's shadowy past life as a con artist comes to the fore. Elsewhere, it gets snippy at the barbershop when the couple quarrel over business plans.
Claretha gets the royal treatment when she becomes engaged to an African prince. Planning a move to Africa, she sells her home to a new family. Meanwhile, Curtis blows a gasket when he receives a slew of parking tickets; Calvin and Miranda return from their honeymoon; and Jazmine journeys to a boarding school in North Carolina.
Malik's buddy Kevin gets intimate with a promiscuous girl who happens to be the source of a syphilis outbreak. Malik subsequently seeks counsel from CJ, leading to a misunderstanding. Meanwhile, Miranda pressures Calvin to be more thoughtful toward her in their married life.
It's a culture clash and a culinary conflict when the Paynes have dinner at the Hernandez home. At the barbershop, Dana's falsehoods come back to haunt her.
When Miranda and Calvin have trouble conceiving, they consult a doctor, whose orders leave Calvin overly fatigued. Meanwhile, Malik is hired as an errand-runner at the barbershop, but things get hairy when he settles on cutting a customer's hair.
Striving to lose weight, Ella enters a health-and-wellness ranch--with Curtis in tow. There, the two happen upon Ella's erstwhile trainer, Francois.
CJ interviews for a fire-chief post in New Jersey. This elates Curtis, but only because the younger Paynes might finally move out of the house. At the barbershop, Kiki tries to persuade Floyd to hire her brother--who was just released from prison.
Peanut discloses that he's illiterate. In kind, Malik sets out to teach him how to grasp the written word. Elsewhere, Dana and Kiki have eyes for a handsome new stylist at the barbershop.
The Hernandez's oldest child makes his return from Iraq. Meanwhile at the barbershop, Floyd discovers that his extensive time spent at the casino has come back to haunt him.
Darnell, Kiki's brother, arrives with the hope of leaving behind his life as a drug dealer. As Kiki's ex-boyfriend tries to begin some trouble, it's Darnell who comes to her aid. Meanwhile, Malik and his neighbor go out on a romantic date as they move their relationship up to the next level.
Malik and Alex agree to go out on a date, but with adult supervision. So Calvin and Mercedes are enlisted for the job. Meanwhile, Janine discovers her mother is coming for a visit, but their relationship becomes tested.
The Payne's love their annual tailgating shindig, but when Miranda finds out about Calvin and Mercedes date, she becomes ill. Meanwhile, Diego becomes agitated and starts fighting with people.
Still upset that Calvin was seen kissing Mercedes, Miranda decides to leave. While on her own she meets a woman, but there maybe more to this lady than meets the eyes.
Ella's demanding mother comes for a visit and seems to be having trouble with remembering things, causing Ella to worry she may have Alzheimer's disease. Meanwhile back at the barbershop, Floyd is shocked when his supposedly dead wife emerges.
Ella and Rosie land jobs at the mall boutique as a means of seeking their independence and financial strength. Meanwhile, Curtis and Carlos become closer with all this new found man-time together, until they start missing their wives.
Curtis may need to be careful after Ella meets a handsome and charming man at the mall. Meanwhile, Diego asks for Calvin and Miranda's help in scrutinizing Mercedes newest man.
Malik forms a new friendship with a fellow student who is being abused in the classroom because of his HIV positive status. Elsewhere, when Rosie calls out sick, Consuela is left in charge with the boutique.
The firehouse is being jeopardized by city budget cuts. But holding a big fund raising talent show, along with an appearance by Gladys Knight, could still save the firehouse and the firemen's jobs. Meanwhile, Diego is still dealing with post war anger issues.
Curtis comes up with a cost cutting method after discovering the Payne house foundation was in need of repair, but his plan goes horribly wrong. Elsewhere, Ella inches her way closer to a charmer she met at the mall. She also discovers that Curtis is not likely the man for her, at least according to a magazine quiz she took.
After making shoddy repairs on the home leaves Curtis, Ella and Malik homeless, they find they must all relocate to Calvin and Miranda's abode. Meanwhile, Floyd's beautiful daughter stops by the barbershop, creating some hair-raising drama in the process.
Miranda becomes upset with Calvin and the escapades with Mercedes, plus allowing his family to live at their house. Meanwhile, a quarrel over Ella's job has Curtis and Ella's marriage on shaky ground.
Curtis and Calvin move into the barbershop due to their marriage problems, which causes hair raising havoc in the process. Meanwhile, Floyd blows up when he learns of Zach and Olivia's act of love.
Calvin has gotten the ,000 needed to repair his parent's house and surprises them with the check. Meanwhile, Janine reveals that CJ is in Chicago interviewing for a new job.
Calvin tries to fix the mess he is in with Miranda and the conflict only gets worse. Meanwhile, Janine, the twins and Malik are preparing to move.