“Raising Whitley” season 2, episode 8: “The Last Straw” premieres tonight on OWN.
In this week’s episode, Kym and Rodney’s relationship comes to a head when Kym confronts him about his negative attitude. Meanwhile, Wendell decides to seek out an agent to help him launch his public-speaking career. Elsewhere, Kym is cast to play a church lady by Marlon Wayans, whom she knows from previous roles. As she’s learning her lines outside of her trailer, Marlon sneaks up on Kym and the two joke around just like old times.
Here is OWN’s synopsis of the series:
“‘Raising Whitley’ is a humorous, poignant new docu-series following actress and comedienne Kym Whitley and her riotous collective of friends – whom she calls ‘The Village’ – as they attempt to do something none of them have ever done before: raise a baby… together. When Kym signed up to mentor a troubled young girl, she never imagined she’d get a call from the hospital saying, “Your baby is ready.” After learning that her mentee exited the maternity ward leaving only Kym’s contact information, Kym experienced a cataclysmic moment. With less than an hour to make a life-changing decision – and to do a lifetime of soul-searching – Kym chose to become a mother. The Village banded together to help Kym bring up baby Joshua the best they know how, but sometimes it’s hard to tell who is more mature – Joshua or the adults tasked with raising him. Over the season, Kym learns the chaotic realities of becoming a full-time mom: She realizes that, while Craigslist may be perfect for finding an old couch, it’s not ideal for finding a new nanny; she survives Joshua’s first haircut; she gets her groove back on a manhunt with her girlfriends; and she discovers that being ‘just friends’ with Joshua’s ‘daddy’ may not be that simple.”
“Raising Whitley” season 2, episode 8: “The Last Straw” airs Feb. 22, at 10:00 p.m. EST, on OWN. Check out the preview and sneak peek below.