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ABC’s Mistresses, which could also be called Sex & The Suburbs, premiered June 3 and introduced us to four tight-knit women with one unfortunate common thread: infidelity! In one way or another — some of the women are victims, others perpetrators — cheating plays a major role in their lives; and on the series premiere, we watched one friend reach her breaking point.
The story centers around Savannah (Alyssa Milano), a lawyer who appeared to only have eyes for her husband Harry (Brett Tucker) when the episode began — until, of course, things stopped going their way. When Harry learned it’s his fault Savannah hasn’t gotten pregnant yet, he closed himself off, leaving her to feel desperate and alone. Fortunately, ‘desperate and alone’ is the specialty of Dominic (Jason George), another lawyer in her firm.
After a quick game of ‘show me your panties for five seconds,’ Savannah and Dominic got down and dirty, throwing all caution to the wind. (Sorry, did you forget this show is called Mistresses? Of course she cheated on her husband!)
No Strings Attached?
Then there’s Savannah’s sister Josslyn (Jes Macallan), who’s carrying on a taudry affair with her boss Max. Unlike most mistresses, who dream that their lovers will someday leave their wives, Joss is horrified at the idea of Olivier getting a divorce for her — a threat he made several times in the season premiere alone.
Joss wants no romantic attachment to Max whatsoever, which is why I wasn’t surprised when she rejected his gift of a multi-million-dollar beach-side love nest. Something tells me he won’t give up so easily, though.
‘Til Death Do They Part
Meanwhile, the girls’ psychiatrist friend Karen (Yunjin Kim) found herself in a slightly more complicated situation this week. She’s currently grieving the loss of a former patient, sitting dutifully by the family’s side during their time of need — but there’s a catch: They have no idea Karen was carrying on an affair with the patient before he died!
To make matters worse, the patient’s son Sam (Erik Stocklin) is determined to find out who his father had been sleeping with, while simultaneously falling for Karen. Oh, and did I mention Savannah’s firm is looking into Karen’s patient’s death?
Like I said, complicated.
Baby Mama Drama
Last but not least is April (Rochelle Aytes) who, surprisingly, isn’t having an affair with anyone! Fresh off the loss of her husband, she’s single, but hesitant to dip her toe back into the dating pool. She finally said ‘yes’ to a date this week, but got a much bigger surprise when a strange woman showed up at her door.
The woman informed April, point-blank, that she’d been having an affair with April’s husband — and the little boy with her is his son!
Four women. Four complicated stories. HollywoodLifers, will YOU be adding Mistresses to your weekly schedule? Vote below, then drop a comment with your review!
— Andy Swift