The season finale of Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s left viewers craving more…more time with their new OWN family and of course a little southern cooking. This season was filled with the usual family drama and once again Miss Robbie regrettably found herself privy to it all. Despite all the obstacles that surfaced, the Upper Crust was finally only a week away from opening and everyone was riding high and a bit relaxed. In fact, after talking to the wedding planner Jenea even decided to push the wedding to their 5 year anniversary in May. Tim restrained his excitement appropriately but you could see the relief come over him. They both were happy and seemed to be getting along so well. Whether it was the therapy that Tim and Robbie were going to or the delight over the new opening, everything seemed to be getting a little easier…at least for most people.
As Miss Robbie ironed out the details at the Upper Crust, she was knocked back a few steps. A call came in from Andre’s school and once again, he was suspended. The announcement came only two weeks after being suspended for fighting. This time he was disrespectful to the principal and refused to stop talking when asked. “You can’t learn anything if you are talking all the time,” Miss Robbie shared. She was right. Andre was walking a fine line and he totally blew it. Miss Robbie had told him he needed to straighten up or she was sending him back to Texas. However, that would probably be the worst thing for him. As viewers waited to see how Tim would react, we found ourselves in one of the greatest Sweetie Pie’s moments.
Charles sat down to have a heart to heart with Andre. Relaying his disappointment and all too real scenarios that would play out if Andre continued down the road he was on, Andre paused and opened up. He felt alone and didn’t want to come to his family. He didn’t want to disappoint them or let them know that he was struggling. Unfortunately what he was doing wasn’t working. As Lil’ Charles spoke, Andre sat quietly and listened intently to his words…soaking it all in. He was genuinely concerned about Andre’s future and wanted to see him graduate. His biggest fear was that Andre would go back to Texas and end up in prison or even worse, dead. The moment was incredible…and life changing for both Charles and Andre. The family was committed to helping him.
Of course that wasn’t the only drama. Charles had a stellar moment and then had us scratching our heads again. What now you ask? He was dating a waitress at the restaurant and Tim wasn’t happy about it. Tim has made it clear all along that Charles wasn’t to date employees. While Charles tried to pick up the employee checks, Tim reminded him of the simple rule. Instead of handing him the checks, Tim decided to head over to the restaurant to have a little sit down with them both. Poor girl!
Now that Miss Robbie decided to keep all the restaurants open, Tim began dividing and conquering. He wanted to be sure to keep the people he worked well with. It was easy especially while Miss Robbie was distracted. Due to contractor errors, the Upper Crust’s opening was set back. It seemed to talk all the wind out of her sail. As the restaurant sat empty and ready to go, they were just watching a clock and waiting. Feeling a bit beaten down, Tim showed up to lend his mom his support. Tim tried to spin it and pointed out that she could use a couple of weeks off to relax. As luck would have it, she gave a speech that day during a master class in business which served as a reminder to stay focused and not let the little things get you down. Ending the season with a smile…we will have to wait until this fall on OWN to see the Upper Crust filled with hungry and satisfied customers.
Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s is one of the many things that OWN has gotten right. Viewers have adopted the dysfunctional Montgomery family as their own. Although we can’t pick up the phone to touch base, know that this fall OWN is sure to bring more wedding and family drama to the table with Sweetie Pie’s. Mark your calendars for September 15th for the season premiere.