The Bishop plans a romantic surprise for Lady Mae, but it goes sideways when other pursuits collide and combust. Lady Mae learns that her name is being erased from the scholarship fund at Calvary and sets out to protect her legacy.
Unable to keep her secret any longer, Grace confesses to her family. However, not all of the Greenleafs are on her side, the situation is further complicated by the police, lies, affairs, and the interests of Harmony & Hope.
The fractures between Bishop and Lady Mae deepen and old wounds are reopened as he considers an invitation to preach elsewhere. Grace struggles to keep her secret and the church under compartmentalized control, the pressure mounting with every moment.
Bob Whitmore returns to Memphis to remind Grace that he is the one in charge and to firmly encourage her to consider a new idea he has for Calvary. On a mission to uncover what's been going on between Noah and Grace, Charity makes an explosive phone call.
Grace faces her past but as she does so, gives Phil the opportunity to impress key church leadership. Lady Mae steps in to do damage control in Grace's absence and is forced to face Mac's ghost and her own stained reputation.
While engaging in a power struggle with Phil, Grace walks a tightrope, uncertain of what to do in regards to her secret. Bishop discovers something about a rival, making it possible to win back Mae and the church.