Early one morning at Run's House, Rev Run and Justine prepare for a visit from an adoption representative. Yup, Run and Justine want to adopt a baby! After talking about how to get the kids to "act natural" when the adoption representative comes...... Read Full Episode Summary »
Rev and Justine decide that they are ready to adopt, JoJo applies to college and Vanessa gets an acting role. Check out the full season finale episode now.
Rev Run and Justine give an exclusive update on their family, and Justine takes you inside of the baby's nursery.
Early one morning at Run's House, Rev Run and Justine prepare for a visit from an adoption representative. Yup, Run and Justine want to adopt a baby!
After talking about how to get the kids to "act natural" when the adoption representative comes to meet the family, Rev Run discusses the possibility of adoption with his big brother, Russell Simmons. Russell is all for Run adopting and advises: "Whenever you have resources, give them out. When you save one person, that's saving yourself."
Meanwhile, after filling out some college applications, JoJo discusses his college plans with friends over pizza. He says he can't wait to do it big in the dorm with his friend Zach and have "five chicks every night." Then quickly adds, "Don't tell my girlfriend!"
At the New York Film Academy in NYC, Vanessa tells her acting instructor about her upcoming audition for the soap opera Guiding Light and asks what she can do to score the role. The instructor tells Vanessa that in order to succeed she has to have "talent and tenacity," and she definitely has the talent.
In Diggy's room, Justine tells her two youngest boys about the adoption plans. Justine tells them that she wants a little girl and asks how old they'd like their new sister to be. Diggy wants a newborn but Russy thinks the baby should be a little older. Later, Rev Run reminds the boys to act natural and dress up when the adoption representative comes to the house.
When Angela comes over, she helps JoJo write a college essay about who inspires him. JoJo decides he wants to write about his mother because she had kids when she was young and still went to college. Angela and JoJo bicker about how he should word the essay but eventually complete the paper successfully. Before leaving, Angela drops some advice: "College power. Stay in school. Get that knowledge."
At the CBS Studios, Vanessa meets Guiding Light's senior casting director, Rob Decina, and scores a screen test. Vanessa prepares for her audition at home by acting out a scene with Angela, and the result is hilarious!
After Rev Run has a talk with Russy and Diggy about the adoption, they surprise their mom by dressing up and pretending to be British. Justine's not amused because they are supposed to act natural. They start arguing loudly, not realizing that the adoption representative is at the door. When Russy hears a knock he opens the front door. But when he sees who it is he shuts the door in the adoption representative's face and runs back into the house to let Run and Justine know who's there.
In the living room with the adoption representative, the family listens as Diggy recalls the day when Justine lost the baby. The memory is too painful for Justine, though, and she leaves the room, and Rev Run goes to comfort her. Before leaving, the adoption representative tells Run and Justine that they have "a fighting chance" at adopting a baby.
Back at CBS, Vanessa auditions with Guiding Light actor Lawrence St. Victor (aka "Remy Boudreau"). Angela thinks Vanessa nailed it, and the casting director tells Vanessa that he'll be in touch.
When JoJo heads outside to put his college applications in the mailbox, Rev Run follows him and repeatedly tells him how proud he is of him. So proud, in fact, that he wants to give JoJo a hug and kiss, but JoJo's not down with that and runs back into the house.
Sitting around their apartment, Vanessa's amused by Angela's playful reenactment of her audition. Just then, the phone rings. Vanessa answers and screams. It's the casting director from Guiding Light. Guess she got the gig!
In bed that evening, Rev Run and Justine wonder how the adoption interview went. Even though Diggy and Russy were being silly, Run doesn't think they have anything to worry about.
"How do you spell happiness? F-A-M-I-L-Y. Just like your kids, good times will come and go. So adjust to change and the constant flow. Life is what you make it, so you better make it count. Keep your eye on the prize, and your arms around those you love. God is love." -- Rev Run.