Glad you caught the episode. I used to watch the reruns on Lifetime back in the day, but had no recollection of this episode so it was pretty much new to me.
Thank goodness M.E. had both Johnny and Grandma Otis to love and accept her. I shudder to think how she would've turned out with just her parents (who were loving but deeply flawed and racist) and Teresa. And worst of all, Uncle Jimmy. 😳
Speaking of which, I cannot wait until the episode where he dies come up. Usually I'd find merriment over someone's passing incredibly insensitive, but I'd be kicking my legs up in glee too if