Mistresses Returns for Second Season

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After watching the Mistresses season finale last summer, we were all left wondering what will happen next. Last season, the character development was so intense, leaving audiences frustrated with the numerous cliffhangers. Elizabeth was trying to kill Karen, but Sam, Elizabeth’s son, attempts to save her. A shot was fired and we were left wondering, who took the bullet? Also, Savi was involved in a life threatening car accident, landing her in the hospital. Dominic turns out to be the father of her unborn child. At the end of the finale, Savi loses consciousness and fans have waited months for the next episode.

Here is a look at the characters, all leading up to the season two premiere.

Savi

Savi Davis

Savi (Alyssa Milano) wanted to have a baby with her husband Harry, (Brett Tucker) but after trying for a long time, they gave up. Savi then had an affair with Dominic, (Jason George) her colleague, found out she was pregnant and had know idea who the father was. Savi had a paternity test done and gave the results to her sister, Joss, to hold onto until she was ready to open them. After driving to a Palm Springs resort, Savi’s car was struck by another car, and the baby’s health was in compromised. Dominic was the father of her unborn child, and the finale ended as Savi lost consciousness.

After the season two premiere, Savi survives the accident. Eight months later, she completed her physical therapy, but she lost the baby. Savi is still dating Dominic, while Harry has a girlfriend. They seem to be moving on with their lives. Savi decides to go back to work part-time as a lawyer, and she meets her new “roommate,” the woman who she will be sharing an office with. Now the question is will Dominic become interested in another woman?

Karen

Karen Kim

Karen (Yunjin Kim) was in love with Thomas Grey. He was married to another woman, but he got to know Karen through her job, as a psychiatrist. Thomas fell ill and died, and his wife, Elizabeth, found out about the affair. Karen then meets Thomas’s son, Sam Grey, (Erik Stocklin) and they too become romantically involved.

The season two premiere reveals that Sam was shot and killed, and Karen is dealing with her grief by seeing a therapist. Karen now works in the ER and helps a woman who has self-harming tendencies. Karen wants to start a private practice so she can be a doctor and help the woman cope with her personal problems. Karen finds out that the woman is an escort, and becomes fascinated with the idea. Will Karen become an escort just to meet someone?

Joss

Joss Carver

Joss (Jes Macallan), a real estate agent, became friends with a lesbian couple after helping them find a house. When Joss learned that Alex broke up with her girlfriend, Joss wantes to help her out. They became quick friends and ended up hooking up. Joss then slept with her boss, and like any high school cliche Alex sees her hickey. Furious and Joss was left wondering what she should do to fix her problems.

Joss leaves the real estate business and becomes a party planner. She is still living in Savi’s old house, trying to decide what path to take in life. As a party planner, Joss wants to have a team behind her, and Harry, having hit hard times with his restaurant is now interested in being the catering Joss’s parties. Will Joss and Harry be able to put their family drama behind them to create a successful business?

April

April Malloy

April (Rochelle Aytes) had been receiving prank phone calls; she thought they were from her dead husband Paul. April found out that her husband had been involved with another woman, Miranda, who turns out to be the prank caller. Miranda also has a son with Paul. April was angry when she found out about Miranda, and she was even more confused when Paul showed up at her door. Before finding out that Paul was alive, April was just beginning to date Richard, who was a parent at her daughter’s school. Paul wanted to pick up where he left off many years ago, but April wasn’t sure if she should let him into her life.

Months later, April begins seeing other people. Her shop is booming and she is ready to step up her “mojo.” April has always had a passion for art, and when her friends go to an art show, she meets Daniel. Daniel invites her to see his artwork and they immediately hit it off. Will April continue to see Daniel?

What will happen next? Make sure to tune in TONIGHT, Monday, June 9th, 10/9c on ABC to watch the drama unfold.

Written by Marie Cash: As a recent college graduate, Marie has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Northern Colorado. She enjoys reading, writing and baking new recipes for her food blog. She is an entertainment fanatic, in which she watches various television shows and loves to discover new music. Marie has a Spanish minor and enjoys learning about Spanish culture. She has a twin sister and wants to own a corgi someday.

“Reign” Over Television

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Romance, drama, history, and intrigue. While many television stations nowadays have taken the route of sitcoms about everyday life and living, the CW has taken the path less traveled and premiered a historical drama centered on Mary, Queen of Scots that seeks to bring to a modern audience the history of the sixteenth century with the aesthetics and drama of the twenty-first century. Even though you might think watching a TV show about history—events that have already occurred—might be boring and already spoiled, think again. Once you get caught up in the whirling skirts and burrowing tunnels behind the castle’s walls, Reign will have crowned itself king of your heart. Why?

The Cast

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Reign stars the beautiful Adelaide Kane as Queen Mary who does a spectacular job of telling a story that makes us fall in love with her. If you go into the show thinking that it’ll be a boring history lesson about the sixteenth century, you couldn’t be more wrong. As you watch Kane interact with Toby Regbo playing Prince Francis, her betrothed and love interest, you forget about all the courtly politics of the time and become enchanted with their love affair and what stands in their way. Kane has an especially great dynamic with her ladies-in-waiting, played by Anna Popplewell, Caitlin Stasey, Celina Sinden, and Jenessa Grant. Even though the plot centers on Mary’s relationship with Francis, the many subplots her ladies are involved in only highlight the strengths of Mary’s character without detracting from the story.

The Mysteries

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Reign does an amazing job of showing the viewers that history doesn’t have to be boring. The pilot begins centered on Mary’s return to the French court from the monasteries, where a plot to poison her was discovered. Brought back under the royal court for protection, Mary discovers that there are far more mysteries than she could have ever imagined. With the soothsayer and mystic Nostradamus (Rossif Sutherland) giving advice to the queen and making prophecies, there’s a great deal of mysticism and tension underlying every plotline on the show. Even as pagans in the woods and foreign invaders try to break down the castle, Mary finds a mysterious guardian in Clarissa, an unknown figure who shows up mysteriously whenever Mary is in danger. Aside from wondering about whether Mary and Francis will live happily ever after, you’re also left thinking about Nostradamus’ prophecies and Clarissa’s mysterious appearances.

The Music

Music

The producers and directors of Reign did a spectacularly tasteful job in picking the music that accompanied the various scenes throughout the show. The opening, Scotland by The Lumineers (pictured left) begins with a quick drum riff and continues with hoarse, husky singing accompanied solely by instruments without any electronic accompaniment. It’s a nice, simple touch that really draws you into the settings of the French castles and into the Scottish world of Mary and her ladies. Aside from the opening, songs like Back To You by Twin Forks (pictured right) frame every scene and provide the perfect tone. The upbeat Back To You plays at a moment when Francis and Mary look into each other’s eyes after dancing and think back to their childhood, hinting at the potential for them to find each other again. The quick Follow by Crystal Fighters plays when Mary and her ladies are on the run, and gives a serious yet childish spin to the entire scene. This show is a great way to discover some amazing music that you might not have known about.

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Unlike many other shows now on television, Reign is fresh and lively. The show doesn’t center solely on one romantic interest at the expense of other subplots, nor does it overwhelm the viewer with characters and backgrounds that are quickly forgotten. It finds the perfect balance between the historical setting and our modern tastes, and fits in character development alongside a rich and beautiful woven plot. The twists and turns in this show are unexpected and delightful, and is a great way to become interested in history to learn about the reality versus the fiction.

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