Justin eventually learns that MJ has a vote on his potential GDU promotion, which opens up another tensely candid conversation about how hard he continues to work at gaining her trust.
“Maybe that’s a pitfall of having a relationship that started the way ours did. Maybe there will always be a sliver of doubt,” MJ confesses after Justin confronts her about not trusting him.
Naturally, MJ chooses Kara as executive producer, which triggers a mini-temper tantrum from Justin.
“Kara will take this show to new heights,” MJ explains before admitting to Justin that she didn’t want to pick him out of “fear” that he would leave her if she voted for Kara.
“You made your decision, now I’m going to live up to your expectations,” Justin says before walking out on MJ, who’s finally learning to stand on her own two feet.
“Life doesn’t stop because Justin left,” MJ tells Kara ahead of a big party celebrating her new position.