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Half & Half

Half & Half


Half & Half focusses twenty-something half-sisters Mona and Dee Dee, who had only one thing in common when they met -- their father. Now that they have grown closer as true sisters, Mona and Dee Dee realize they share more similarities than they first thought and continue to support and comfort each other when it comes to relationships, career choices and how to handle their mothers.

Mona, a record company executive, was raised by her single mother, Phyllis, to be an independent woman who does things in her own free-spirited and sometimes sardonic style. On the heels of getting a raise for her successful talent search at Delicious Records, Mona must now try to find a balance between work, family and her search for the perfect man.

By contrast, younger sister Dee Dee, who grew up privileged in a two-parent home, continues to search for her own identity out of the shadow of her overbearing mother, Big Dee Dee. Recently graduated from law school, Dee Dee must use her newfound independence to secure the job of her dreams.

Meanwhile Spencer, Mona's best friend and colleague, is always around to help her figure out her work and relationship problems, while office assistant Adam continues to spice things up in the record company with his humorous gossip.
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Episode Info

Final: 4x22 -- The Big 'Who You Gonna Call' Episode (May/15/2006)


After deciding to take charge of her life, Mona decides to date both Chase and Lorenzo, who both agree, but later ask her to make a final decision.

Meanwhile, Dee Dee starts to date a health fanatic, but when Brett tells her the relationship won't work, she sets out to prove him wrong.
Cast
Essence AtkinsEssence Atkins
As Dee Dee Thorne
Rachel TrueRachel True
As Mona Rose Thorne
Theron "Chico" BenymonTheron "Chico" Benymon
As Andre Spencer Williams
Valarie PettifordValarie Pettiford
As Big Dee Dee Thorne
Alec MapaAlec Mapa
As Adam Benet (S03-S04; recurring previously)
Telma HopkinsTelma Hopkins
As Phyllis Thorne
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Recaps
2x24: The Big My Lover, My Brother Episode recap: Dee Dee assigns herself the task of personally helping Mona get over her break-up with Nick. She spends nearly every minute with her and forces her to attend an exercise class. Spencer and Mona plan to go away on a road trip, but Dee Dee forbids this because she is afraid of what might happen. While having lunch, Mona and Dee Dee run into Phyllis and her boyfriend, Ray. He is a popular local disc jockey whom she met after calling in a traffic tip. Dee Dee invites them to a dinner her parents are organizing in honor of her new internship. Mona finally ditches Dee Dee and goes to see Spencer. They discuss the fact that they are doing well after their break-ups, and how lucky they are to have each other. They begin kissing passionately, but Mona quickly leaves. Dee Dee is horrified, but Mona says that it felt right. Spencer confesses what happened to Adam, who warns him that Mona is still fragile but thinks they would be good together. At Dee Dee's dinner, Phyllis announces that she and Ray are thinking of moving in together. Spencer is intrigued and confused by some details of Ray's life, particularly after he says that lost touch with his son after going off to start a music career, and was never able to find him. Spencer asks some more questions, and is able to confirm that Ray is his father. They enjoy a happy reunion. Mona and Spencer agree that the timing isn't right for them to begin a relationship. Mona is depressed, but Dee Dee assures her that something will eventually happen... read more.

2x9: The Big College Admission Episode recap: Spencer's cousin Chauncey begins working in the mail room at the record company and blabbing everyone's secrets. He recalls the time in college that he walked in on Spencer and Mona apparently in the midst of a drunken tryst, creating friction between Spencer and Camille. The story prompts Mona to confront her feelings for Spencer, as she wonders if the reason she has been so jealous of his girlfriends is because she wants him for herself... read more.

2x2: The Big Mis-Conception Episode (2) recap: Dee Dee takes a pregnancy test, although Mona feels that she might be overreacting (her period is only a day late). Before Dee Dee can check the results, her mother bursts and demands to use the bathroom. Big Dee Dee also takes a pregnancy test, which turns out to be positive. She is startled, but she and Charles quickly accept the news. Big Dee Dee gets to rub her pregnancy in the face of Phyllis, who had believed Big Dee Dee was going through menopause. Mona is upset to realize that Spencer has been seeing Camille for some time, but hadn't confided in her. He claims that he wanted to keep quiet until he knew the relationship could last. Phyllis chastises Mona for letting "her" man get away, while Adam refuses to believe that Spencer is over Mona. He insists that he is happy with Camille, adding that Mona would never want him anyway. Mona patches things up with Spencer and says that she is very happy for him... read more.
Crew

Creator: Jeffrey Klarik
Executive Producer: Yvette Lee Bowser, Jamie Wooten
Supervising Producer: David M. Matthews (1), Linda Mathious
Producer: Jay Dyer, Beverly Rose
Co-Producer: Carla Banks Waddles (1)
Consulting Producer: Winifred Hervey, Jeffrey Klarik
Associate Producer: Gina Scheerer

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Recurring Guests

Obba Babatundé as Charles Thorne (34 eps)
Alec Mapa as Adam Benet (20 eps)
MC Lyte as Kai Owens (17 eps)
Penny Bae Bridges as Young Mona (13 eps)
Suzy Nakamura as Tina (10 eps)
Joey Lawrence as Brett (9 eps)
Gabby Soleil as Young Dee Dee (9 eps)
Chris Boyd as Dave (9 eps)
Lamman Rucker as Chase (8 eps)
Rowena King as Camille (7 eps)

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