Oh, how I love my guilty pleasures! Devious Maids may never be an Emmy contender, but it always delivers solid entertainment that keeps me coming back for more. Sunday’s episode, “Night, Mother,” was a definite highlight for me, since it answered some questions while raising a few others. It also brought a character back to their own devious ways. Of course, given that this is a soap opera, it was bound to happen sooner or later.
Marry Me Now
Nicholas (Mark Deklin) survived Opal’s (Joanna P. Adler) attempt to run him over, but he still might not survive surgery. So, he decides to ask Marisol (Ana Ortiz) to marry him right then and there in the hospital. She still has some burning questions about his past, but says yes, cause hey, who can say no to someone lying there in a hospital bed? Opal, in the meantime, is having some problems of her own. Ethan (Colin Woodell) is tired of covering for her, and asks that she leave the house. She obliges, but only because she loves him (though I’d still watch my back if I were Ethan.)
I’m not an Opal fan, but it was nice to get a little more information on the “pact” that she made with Nicholas. We already knew that he wasn’t the one who killed Dahlia, but Nick did kill someone. The only questions left are who and why? Oh, and if Marisol will ever find out.
She’s Not 46
The moment Genevieve (the wonderful Susan Lucci) said she wanted to invite Zoila’s (Judy Reyes) new boyfriend over for dinner, I knew it wasn’t going to go over too well. Naturally, the beauty obsessed Genevieve had to be the center of attention, which Zoila took as flirting. But did she really have to reveal her boss’s real age (which is a fabulous 61)? Their fight didn’t last long though. Genevieve got some bad news from her doctor, and Zoila swore to be by her side every step of the way.
Zoila is my least favorite of the maids, but I have always liked the relationship she has with Genevieve. It’s one of the most honest in this over-the-top show, and helps keep Zoila likeable, even when her controlling nature almost pushes her into the “I’m so done with her” zone.
The thing that has bothered me the most about this season was the way in which the writer’s turned Adrian (Tom Irwin) into such a wimpy mess. Okay, I do realize that what the Powell’s went through at the beginning of this season was traumatic, however, I just didn’t feel that someone who was able to throw a man out of a window into a pool would crack so easily. This episode brought the old Adrian back, and it was nice to see him scheming. I thought the cameras were a genius move, but I do feel that it was a bit too convenient to have Valentina (Edy Ganem) find one in the roses so easily. Heck, I’m surprised Evelyn (Rebecca Wisocky) didn’t spot it from across the room herself. Adrian does finally catch Evenlyn and Tony (a hunky Dominic Adams) going at it in the car, but instead of sweet, merciless revenge, he walks away. I still haven’t decided if that was true to his character, but given his new found love for Evelyn at the start of the season, Adrian’s reaction does make sense.
Ty (Gideon Glick) is still in love with Carmen (Roselyn Sanchez), and he still believes that she is hooking up with his uncle Spence (Grant Show). Carmen is making stew, and Ty gives her a hand while she sets the table. Now, Ty messing with Spence’s bowl was predictable, however I didn’t expect him to go to the lengths he did. I guess Ty is a bit more messed up than we thought. Spence may have kicked him out of the house, but from the looks of things, the creepy nephew will be back.
You’re Outta Here
Reggie (Reggie Austin) is still up to no good as he furthers his plans to get Lucinda (Kimberly Herbert Gregory). He gets Didi (Tiffany Hines) to assist him by convincing her that Lucinda is totally unstable. Dude stumbles upon an argument between Rosie (Dania Ramirez) and Lucinda, and uses that intel to convince Kenneth (Willie C. Carpenter) that Lucinda has to go. Lucinda thinks Rosie ratted her out, calling her a snake in the grass just like the others. Rosie confides in Reggie, who puts the blame on Didi.
I really liked Reggie at the start of the season, but now I am not sure. He is downright evil, and not in the “love to hate” kind of way.
Well, there you have it. What did you think of “Night, Mother”?