Tyler Perry's House of Payne (season 2)

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Tyler Perry's House of Payne (season 2)
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Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 22
Release
Original network TBS
Original release December 5, 2007 (2007-12-05) – January 30, 2008 (2008-01-30)
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List of Tyler Perry's House of Payne episodes

The second season of the Tyler Perry's House of Payne began airing on December 5, 2007, and concluded on January 30, 2008. The season contained 22 episodes.

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
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38 1 "A House Is Not a Home" Tyler Perry Michelle L. Johnson December 5, 2007 (2007-12-05) 201

C.J. thinks he may have found the perfect new apartment for he and the kids, but he soon learns that his dream home is too good to be true. Curtis is ecstatic that C.J. and the kids are finally getting out of his house. Meanwhile, Ella has had enough of Janine once she learns that she has been taking advantage of her.
Guest star: Eva Marcille as Tracie

Absent: Denise Burse as Claretha and Lance Gross as Calvin
39 2 "Home Alone" Tyler Perry Teri Jackson December 5, 2007 (2007-12-05) 202

Just as C.J. and the kids adjust to their new surroundings, an unexpected break in changes everything. Meanwhile, Curtis and Ella are thrilled to have their home all to themselves again.

Absent: Denise Burse as Claretha and Demetria McKinney as Janine
40 3 "The Wench Who Saved Christmas" Tyler Perry Jenée V. Giles December 5, 2007 (2007-12-05) 203

Christmas has arrived and everyone is excited...except for Curtis. When he learns that Ella decided to cancel their holiday vacation to help celebrate C.J. and the kids spending Christmas without Janine, Curtis throws a Scrooge-like tantrum. He returns to reality after being in a dream state where Madea haunts him into realizing the true meaning of the holiday season.
Guest star: Tyler Perry as Madea
Absent: Denise Burse as Claretha and Demetria McKinney as Janine


Note: This marks Tyler Perry's second appearance as Madea.
41 4 "Trial by Fire: Part 1" Tyler Perry Steve Coulter, Dee Wagner December 5, 2007 (2007-12-05) 204

When a raging house fire is reported in the neighborhood, Curtis and the other firefighters rush to the scene. Calvin believes that he has finally found the right opportunity to prove to himself what he can do in a perilous situation. An uncalculated move results in Calvin rushing to safety and C.J. remaining trapped inside underneath the rumble. Meanwhile, Malik tries to impress a girl.

Absent: Denise Burse as Claretha and Demetria McKinney as Janine
42 5 "Trial by Fire: Part 2" Tyler Perry Joseph Hampton, Dani Renee December 12, 2007 (2007-12-12) 205

Curtis and his team continue to strategize the best way in order to rescue C.J., who remains trapped in the burning house unconscious. Meanwhile, Malik continues to win over his new crush, Taylor.
Guest star: Robinne Lee as Nicole Jamieson

Absent: Demetria McKinney as Janine
43 6 "Trial by Fire: Part 3" Tyler Perry Joseph Hampton, Dani Renee December 12, 2007 (2007-12-12) 206

As C.J. fights for his life, he regains consciousness while awaiting the help from the other firefighters.
Guest stars: Robinne Lee as Nicole Jamieson, David Mann as Mr. Brown and Eva Marcille as Tracie

Absent: Demetria McKinney as Janine
44 7 "Crazy In Love" Tyler Perry Michelle L. Johnson December 12, 2007 (2007-12-12) 207

An old friend of Curtis is on town and begins to set his sights on Claretha, much to the dismay of Ella. Meanwhile, C.J. is being stalked by a mentally unstable woman he rescued.
Guest stars: George Wallace as Jimmy and Daniele Gaither as Smokey

Absent: Demetria McKinney as Janine, Larramie "Doc" Shaw as Malik and China Anne McClain as Jazmine
45 8 "Reality Check" Tyler Perry Joseph Hampton, Christopher J. Moore December 12, 2007 (2007-12-12) 208

The firehouse becomes the subject of a new reality series about firefighters, but the producer of the show tampers with everyone's interviews by showing them in a not-so perfect image. Meanwhile, C.J. and Ella are at odds when Ella decides to takes the children to see their mother without C.J.'s consent.

Absent: Demetria McKinney as Janine
46 9 "Piece of Mind" Tyler Perry Brandon Broussard, Dani Renee December 19, 2007 (2007-12-19) 209

Deciding on the best way to handle some of their brooding issues, the Payne household decide to seek a family therapist. After each member of the family has their one-on-one time with the therapist, the final result proves that the doctor is need of some psychiatric assistance of his own.

Absent: Denise Burse as Claretha and Demetria McKinney as Janine
47 10 "There's No Place Like Home" Tyler Perry Teri Jackson December 19, 2007 (2007-12-19) 210
Janine is discharged from the rehabilitation center after successfully completing her program. She seeks help from Ella as she is nervous about her impending job interview and needs a place to stay for the night. Reluctantly, Ella goes beyond C.J.'s wishes and allows her to bunk on the couch, unbeknownst to the rest of the family. Meanwhile, Curtis decides to go on a diet after failing a physical exam.
48 11 "Mommie Dearest" Tyler Perry Kellie R. Griffin December 26, 2007 (2007-12-26) 211

C.J. is at odds with the family as they continue to allow Janine to live with them. The Payne family ties are once again tested when Malik becomes embarrassed by Janine's arrival as he wants to avoid being taunted by his classmates because of his troubled mother.

Absent: Denise Burse as Claretha and Lance Gross as Calvin
49 12 "You Big Dummy" Tyler Perry Lamont Ferrell December 26, 2007 (2007-12-26) 212

Janine and C.J. are at odds when she takes the children out to an amusement park without C.J.'s consent. But the drama ensues when C.J. discovers that Calvin has been dating Tracie behind his back. Meanwhile, Curtis guides the firehouse into a mandatory CPR certification.
Guest star: Eva Marcille as Tracie

Absent: Denise Burse as Claretha
50 13 "It's a Boy" Tyler Perry Joseph Hampton January 2, 2008 (2008-01-02) 213

While the crew responds to an emergency call, Curtis finds himself all alone at the firehouse with a very pregnant woman. Meanwhile, Calvin and Tracie's relationship begins to wilt when Tracie questions if Calvin's ready for a mature relationship.
Guest star: Eva Marcille as Tracie

Absent: Cassi Davis as Ella, Denise Burse as Claretha, China Anne McClain as Jazmine and Demetria McKinney as Janine
51 14 "Aches and Paynes" Tyler Perry Brandon Broussard January 2, 2008 (2008-01-02) 214

Jazmine reveals her fear of visiting the dentist when she develops a painful toothache. Meanwhile, Calvin is devastated once he receives the news that Tracie wants to move back in with her ex and end their relationship. Calvin was heartbroken but Pookie and Peanut came to the rescue.
Guest stars: Eva Marcille as Tracie Clatyon English as Peanut Quincy Bonds as Pookie

Absent: LaVan Davis as Curtis and Denise Burse as Claretha
52 15 "The Big Bang Theory" Tyler Perry Christopher J. Moore January 9, 2008 (2008-01-09) 215

Blue, Janine's former drug dealer, demands that he receives the money that she owes him or he will threaten to harm the family. Meanwhile, another bully at Malik's school starts to harass him. But he finds Curtis' gun in the closet and soon believes that he's found the answer to his problem.

Absent: Denise Burse as Claretha
53 16 "Step It Up" Tyler Perry Jenee V. Giles, Christopher J. Moore January 9, 2008 (2008-01-09) 216

Ella's niece Renee comes from out of town to enter in the Health Center's College Scholarship Program, but she's mistreated because of the way she acts. Meanwhile Bart brings his obnoxious nephew Peter to the firehouse where he challenges Malik to a firemen's duel.
Guest Star: Mystie Smith as Renee, Tommy Dimassimo as Peter

Absent: Denise Burse as Claretha
54 17 "No Payne, No Gain" Tyler Perry Steve Coulter, Dee Wagner January 16, 2008 (2008-01-16) 217

A rat is at the firehouse and everyone has different ideas of how to get rid of it. Jazmine is sick but C.J. and Malik thinks she's faking. But when she has to go to the hospital Jazmine starts to take advantage of the family.

Absent: Denise Burse as Claretha and Lance Gross as Calvin
55 18 "Devil in a Blue Suit" Tyler Perry Jenee V. Giles January 16, 2008 (2008-01-16) 218

The family is suspicious of Janine's action's. She tries to get rid of her former drug dealer, but he proves to be more dangerous than she could handle alone. So the rest of the family help her with the situation.

Absent: Denise Burse as Claretha and Lance Gross as Calvin
56 19 "Bad Influence" Tyler Perry Teri Jackson January 23, 2008 (2008-01-23) 219

Ella is sick so Curtis has to do all the chores. Jazmine gets a part in the school play, but Janine takes it too far.

Absent: Cassi Davis as Ella and Denise Burse as Claretha
57 20 "Play on Playa" Tyler Perry Shontell R. McClain January 23, 2008 (2008-01-23) 220

Angel invites her friend Dr. Gilrest to interview the firehouse for her book about stress interfering in the workplace, but she takes an interest in Calvin. Meanwhile Curtis is planning a poker party, but Ella wants him to watch Malik and Jazmine instead.
Guest star: Lisa Arrindell Anderson as Dr. Gilrest

Absent: Allen Payne as C.J., Demetria McKinney as Janine and Denise Burse as Claretha
58 21 "It's Getting Hot in Here" Tyler Perry Myra J. January 30, 2008 (2008-01-30) 221

Janine and C.J.'s friends invite them to a party, but they fail to realized that they're not married. Back at the firehouse Calvin convinces Curtis to let Pookie and Peanut to volunteer for their community service. At the end of the episode C.J. gets drunk and ask Janine to sleep with him.
Guest star: Robin Givens as Tanya

Absent: Denise Burse as Claretha
59 22 "Don't Get It Twisted" Tyler Perry Kellie R. Griffin January 30, 2008 (2008-01-30) 222

Continuing from the last episode C.J. and Janine decide to sleep together and the whole family (except Malik and Jazmine) find out including Claretha who was spying on them. Also someone thinks Curtis is sleeping with his wife so he sends Curtis threatening messages and packages.

Absent: Larramie "Doc" Shaw as Malik and China Anne McClain as Jazmine

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