'Greenleaf' Season 5 Episode 5 Preview: What revelations does Lady Mae have in store for the family?
At the risk of becoming homeless, it's no wonder the titular family matriarch has to think of ways to keep their house. And while we do think it's more about Lady Mae (Lynn Whitfield) being accustomed to living in a certain kind of grandeur than other things, there's no denying that she is about to pull out the big guns, as teases the synopsis for the upcoming Episode 5.
According to the official synopsis of the episode titled 'The Fifth Day', "Holding a small service at home, the Greenleaf family contemplates its future and what it might mean to start over; Noah shares an insight into the house's history; Lady Mae goes to see Tara James and returns with a startling revelation."
It is this very startling revelation that has our curiosity piqued with what and about who it could be. Our guesses turn immediately towards Aaron Jeffries (William H Bryant Jr) and considering this is the last season of the show, it makes sense that Lady Mae would dig out 40-year-old skeletons from her closet. It has been revealed that Lady Mae and Aaron's father Lionel (Tim Reid) had an affair but how that would come into the picture with the murder of Daniel James and the will about the house still remains uncertain.
There's also no overlooking the fact that this is all an elaborate masterplan of Bob Whitmore (Beau Bridges) to get the reigns of the First Cavalry by outing the Greenleaf family, and now that both Grace (Merle Dandridge) and Darius (Rick Fox) are on to his shady business and sick plans, perhaps Lady Mae's discoveries and revelations would be surrounding him. But those would come from a visit to Judee Whitmore, not Tara James.
Speaking of Judee and the Whitmores, Phil too has a not so easy decision to make. Having just found out that Judee (Valerie Jane Parker) isn't legally divorced from her husband and factoring in the harsh reality of him still clearly being in love with Charity (Deborah Joy Winans), it's understandable why Phil doesn't feel comfortable or even want to get intimate with Judee. Phil is marrying Judee only because that's the condition her father Bob has given him to acquire the esteemed position the former has toiled all his life for. But knowing about her marital status and the specifics of it, looks like a dumpster fire is on the way.
'Greenleaf' Season 5 airs on Tuesdays at 9 pm only on OWN.