Mistresses Recap: The End of the Affair?
Mistresses Recap: The End of the Affair?
Japanese bondage rope (Is that a thing? Wait, actually, I don’t wanna know), insurance investigations, mysterious business cards and a (mostly) united sisterhood all played their roles in the latest installment of Mistresses.
Wait, what’s that? I recapped Episode 2, you ask? Of course! Like a poker player with four Aces, I remain “all in!” on ABC’s deliciously trashy new soap.
So let’s boil down the action for our quartet of protagonists — while raising pertinent questions we’ll need to see answered in their futures:
* SAVI | Savi kicked off the week like a protagonist in a Natalie Imbruglia song — ugly-crying on the bathroom floor, still in shock that she’d cheated on her husband with ridiculously hot coworker Dominic the night before. So what’s a guilty adulterer to do? Step 1: Confess to BFF Karen (“I cheated on Harry last night. You can be horrified. I’m horrified.”), and then soak in her sage advice not to spill all to Harry — at least not until she figures out why she did what she did. Step 2: Tell other BFF April, who’s feeling a little less forgiving about Savi’s confession, considering she just found out about her dead hubby’s secret love child (“You should’ve kept that to yourself!”). Step 3: Tell Dominic it was a mistake, and it’s not happening again. (“I respect that, but for the record, you kissed me, Savannah,” points out Hunky McTorsofirm.)
And finally, following Harry’s admission that he “handled everything wrong” with regard to their visit to the infertility doctor, there’s Step 4: Confess everything to the doting hubby. Well, everything regarding her ambivalence about getting pregnant. See, Savi is worried that since they started timing her cycles and attempting to get knocked up, they’ve grown apart (and that SWH — “sex with Harry” — that popped up on her calendar served as an exclamation point on the theory). “I’m not unhappy,” Savi adds, “I’m just not ready to move on to this next phase of our lives.” When Harry asks if that’s all of it, Savi doesn’t hesitate. “That’s all of it.” And as the husband and wife get down to doing what husbands and wives do — when they’ve had a second glass of wine and there’s nothing on TV at 10pm that can’t be DVR’d, anyway — her cellphone rings. It’s Dominic. She ignores it. What does that dude want? It can’t be good. Key questions: Did Savi do right by not confessing the affair? If she did tell Harry, would it be more to ease her own guilt, or does she owe him the truth at all costs? Also, is Dominic about to go Alex Forrest in Fatal Attraction? And do Savi and Harry own a bunny?
* APRIL | So April kicks things off this week calling Karen and Savi and demanding a pow-wow at her shop before the workday begins. (I’m gonna start trying this with my besties, but also demand they pick me up Diet Cokes and McGriddles.) “Paul had a baby with another woman,” she blurts, and Savi’s response to Karen — “my thing can wait” — is another great example of how Mistresses tempers its heightened drama with just the right amount of humor. “I’m puffy and my husband was a lying sack of ass,” April continues, telling her pals about how Paul’s thing-on-the-side showed up at her door with Paul’s alleged son in tow. “He’s a dead lying sack of ass!”
Savi does a little digging to make sure the mistress in question, Miranda, is legit, and it turns out she works at a hotel where Paul booked a lot of “business travel.” (So that’s what they’re calling it nowadays?) Then she finds a mysterious business card for a used car dealership that confirms Paul bought a 2001 yellow Escape (same car Miranda drives!) a few years back. It’s enough to send April back to Miranda’s hotel room to find out what this other woman’s motive is. (Drumroll please…) “I want my son to have what your daughter has,” Miranda says plainly. “I want money.” Grrrl, I am not even trying to hear that! Key questions: Was Savi’s initial instinct right? Could Miranda be a con artist? Wasn’t that car awfully yellow? And was April right to throw some shade at Savi for embarking on an ill-considered affair?