Mistresses Finale Recap: From Here to Paternity

Mistresses Finale RecapGreetings, Mistresses fans. We interrupt your regularly scheduled melodrama – unapologetically drunk, mentally unstable Woman Scorned pointing a revolver at the Sexy-Stupid Psychiatrist who carried on a lengthy affair with her late husband, then bedded her emotionally unstable son — to bring you one of the most delicious retorts in modern television history.

Sexy-Stupid Psychiatrist: (Trying to buy time/make a 911 call/continue a season-long tradition of foolery) Let’s just talk about this. Can I make you a drink?
Woman Scorned: Sure. Why not?
Sexy-Stupid Psychiatrist: What can I get you?
Woman Scorned: Scotch.
Sexy-Stupid Psychiatrist: Sorry, I only have vodka. How do you like it?
Woman Scorned: (Now burning with white-hot rage, index finger twitching on the trigger) IN MY HAND!

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Honestly, if there was an Emmy Award for Best Bitchy Retort by a Villainess in a Drama Series – and come to think of it, there should be – then whichever member of the Mistresses writing staff is responsible for my new favorite way to order a drink at a bar or restaurant would be collecting a coveted statuette next September.

All together now: In. My. Hand.

(Side note: The only possible competition in my fictional Emmy category might come from previous Mistresses zingers including, “Maybe you should tell him you were screwing his father: That should break the spell.” And, of course, this additional instant classic from the Season 1 finale: “Did you see Tom’s face when you were screwing my son?”)

But, wait. Let me rescue this recap from a sauv-blanc-fueled flight of fancy and return the focus to the gasp-inducing, cliffhanger-filled, “Oh. Em. God. This show had better get a Season 2 pickup!” action contained in “I Choose You,” the devilish, sometimes harrowing, always entertaining Season 1 finale.

For the uninitiated, Sexy-Stupid Psychiatrist is Karen Kim, and she’s been such a white-hot mess all season that compared to her, the surface of the sun is positively chilly. And Woman Scorned is Elizabeth Grey, who’s been knockin’ back booze in her pitiful little mansion all season long and plotting to systematically destroy the life of a romantic rival who should probably have her prescription-writing privileges permanently revoked in order to pursue a career in minimalist interior design.

Anyhow, let’s review the cahoots that happened to our four central characters – and then delve into key questions that loomed as the episode came to its conclusion.

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KAREN | The season finale kicks off with Karen in the shower, trying to wash away 13 weeks of baffling personal, professional and legal decisions. (Oh girl, you’re gonna need a bigger bar of soap.) Meanwhile, Elizabeth is busy sipping scotch and alienating her son, mocking his romantic feelings for Karen. “To her, you were nothing more than a pathetic child with a misguided crush,” she hisses. “Yeah,” Sam shoots back, “then why did she sleep with me?” Oh snap! The apple clearly doesn’t fall far from the bitchy-bombshell-dropping tree.

Elizabeth shows up at Karen’s, slurring something about apologies, needing five minutes of time, and so Karen invites her inside — as if Elizabeth hadn’t just finished trying to sue her and decimate her professional reputation.

“Your home is lovely Karen…sparse,” says Elizabeth, her vitriol as tingly as a freshly popped Altoid. “No pictures of anyone anywhere. I guess that’s what happens when you don’t have a family of your own.” And then…she pulls out a handgun! (Who else adored the transition from that visual to the sound of April banging on the soda machine?) Karen tries to stall her with small talk, with offers of cocktails (see the above transcript) and even with an invitation to play “Ask Karen Anything?”

Elizabeth (who really ought to be a character on every primetime comedy and drama in existence), goes directly for the jugular with this razor-sharp query: “Did you see Tom’s face when you were screwing my son?” (Yes, I know I already recounted that line, but it’s tasty enough to repeat, no?)

Karen’s already dialed 911 and left her phone inside her liquor cabinet, and now she’s trying to pepper the conversation with hints of where the police can find her. “Holly Oak is a quiet street,” Karen offers, but Elizabeth is having none of it. “Shut up! Just shut up!” (A good response to everything Karen’s said all season.) And then Elizabeth reveals her plan: “Considering your recent shame, I don’t think people will be surprised when you end your life with a fistful of morphine and a bottle of vodka.” LETHAL DOSES OF MORPHINE!!! See how the Mistresses writing staff brings everything full circle?

But wait! Sam, looking for his passport in the safe – because, honestly, leaving the country may be his only option for escaping the crazy — discovers the family gun has been checked out for some early afternoon usage. Uh-oh! He races to Karen, breaks through the glass door with a chair – very Body Heat, with an Oedipal twist – and tries to talk some sense into Mommie Dearest before she becomes a murderer. Except this ain’t her first time at the (murderous) rodeo! Recalling Tom’s final night on Earth, she shares, “He looked at me and said, ‘Karen, I want Karen.’ Those were the last words I heard before I decided to kill him.” And then Sam and Elizabeth take a page out of the Chicago soundtrack and both reach for the gun. There’s a struggle, a gunshot, and some blood splatter. The identity of the victim – Elizabeth? Sam? Karen’s last shred of dignity? – will remain a mystery until Season 2. (And there’d better be a Season 2, ABC!)

Key Questions: Is it daft of me to hope that Elizabeth survives the melee, somehow manages to make nice with Karen – “Oh, girl, the pistol was loaded with blanks the whole time!” — and somehow joins our core quartet next season? She could just sit in the background rattling the ice in her cocktail and offering judgmental bon mots as the ladies discuss their crises! Also: Yay or nay on a scorching hot Karen-Sam/December-May regular-booty-call situation in Season 2? Or should she go on and wreck a different patient’s domestic bliss next summer? Or maybe form a triangle with her hot former colleague Jacob and that hot insurance investigator Anthony? (Notice a trend of how everybody and everything on this show is hot – except the contents of Elizabeth’s tumblers?

APRIL | April starts the week by pow-wowing with her gals and confessing last week’s makeout with Paul (which was wisely followed by her fleeing the scene instead of checking for signs of life below the belt on her formerly dead spouse). When Savi asks about what this means to her relationship with Richard, April lays her cards on the table. “It doesn’t quite feel like it does with Paul.” And Savi – pregnancy brain in full effect – shoots back, “Like battered wife syndrome?” followed by a comical, “Did I just say that out loud?” When Joss and Karen join Savi’s Greek chorus, April is outraged. Her friends have spent the last year telling “despicable lies,” plotting and scheming, then begging for forgiveness, but she’s not allowed to even consider absolving Paul?

I’m all, “Uh-huh, you tell ‘em, sister!” Until April goes to Karen for advice. “Feelings are feelings: You can’t guilt them away,” says Karen, because apparently it’s no big deal that Paul FAKED HIS DEATH AND ABANDONED HIS WIFE AND DAUGHTER FOR THREE YEARS IN ORDER TO START A NEW LIFE AND A NEW FAMILY WITH SOME SKANKY FLORIDA SWAMP DWELLER. (Sorry for the all caps, but I mean…) Karen tells April to close her eyes and figure out who she sees a happy life with.

April rushes off to lunch with her adorable boyfriend, plants a whopper of a smooch on him, and then swings the axe: “I’m so sorry, Richard…” (This is what happens, guys, when you don’t promptly pick up your cell phone during a woman’s hour of crisis.) But just when it looks like April is about to take a turn onto Seriously Misguided Blvd – Paul, skeevily, is all “I’m never not showing up for you again” – she sees his cellphone light up with a call from Swamp Dweller Miranda, and he freakin’ ignores it. And then Miranda calls April – the pink flamingoes in her yard symbolizing her lot in life – and asks the former wife and about-to-be other woman to have Paul pick up his damn phone and call his son. And because April is the moral center of this show, she sends her no-good presumed-dead spouse back to where he came from. When she visits Savi in the hospital (more on that in a second) and reveals she’s ditched Paul, broken up with Richard and is now ready to take to the dance floor when Beyonce calls out for “all the single ladies,” Savi’s response is priceless: “How long have I been out?”

Key Questions: If Mistresses fails to get a Season 2 pickup – I know, I know, I shouldn’t shoot such blasphemy into the universe – isn’t April’s decision to choose herself and her daughter over either of her suitors a pretty satisfying ending? And don’t you wish she’d been around to counsel Carrie Bradshaw back when she was deciding between the Russian and Big on Sex and the City? That said, aren’t we gonna miss Richard in Season 2? (Insert frowny emoticon here.)

SAVI | Savi wakes up to find yellow roses on her doorstep on her birthday – but no note explaining who sent ‘em. She can’t even trust her feelings about who she wants them to be from, “because I’m a lunatic,” she explains to her friends. It’s not from her law partners – who’ve made her a Cheese of the Month Club member. They’re not from Dom. They don’t appear to be from Harry (who calls and suggests she start taking care of her won medical bills). And they’re not from Joss, April and Karen – who’ve booked a fabulous thunderbird (the car, not the band) and a Palm Springs hotel for a weekend getaway.

At the Palm Sands later that morning, Savi and Joss witness a father successfully getting his adorable tyke to jump in the pool, and even though electricity and pool water don’t mix – a light bulb goes off over Savi’s head. “This entire time I’ve been asking myself the wrong question: Who will star with me in my romance? But it’s not about that; it’s a different kind of romance – the romance of a family for this baby. You know, the kind we never had and always wanted.” In other words, whichever suitor turns out to be the biological dad is the one Savi sees as her destiny.

Savi wants to rush back to L.A. and retrieve the envelope with the paternity results from Joss’ nightstand, but Joss knows Harry’s already stolen them and tries to stall for time. But nope – big sis has waited to find out who’s the baby daddy long enough, and races down the highway, only to have Joss call and spill the beans: Harry has the results, and hasn’t been heard from since he absconded with ‘em. BAM! That’s a big revelation. But the real bam is Savi’s car getting sideswiped – and Savi heading to the ER for surgery on a collapsed lung and other possible injuries.

As the doctors try to save her, everybody convenes in the waiting room. Well, everybody except for Karen (and her future BFF Elizabeth). When Harry sees Joss, he tells her to call Dom, too. “Why would I do that?” wonders the founding member of #TeamHarry. “Because he’s the father,” says the hot Australian hubby. OMFG may have been a Gossip Girl tag line, but Mistresses has bought it, totally owns it, and may now hold onto its rights for the next 10 years, thank you very much.

Savi wakes up, bruised and lacerated, to find Harry in her room. “So we’re having a kid,” she smiles. But Harry reveals the truth about the baby’s paternity. “But you’re here,” she says, half pleading, half expressing disbelief. And then, Harry – overwhelmed by the idea that he might’ve lost Savi for good – has a change of heart. “I don’t care who the father is,” he says, tearfully. “I choose you, Savi. I’ll always choose you.”

But it’s not that easy, because Dom’s not going down without a fight, or at least a swoon-inducing monologue of his own. When he visits the room and Savi tells him the baby is OK, he pours out his own heart. “Thank God for that. But I love you, Savannah. I have for a long time, and I just needed you to know that.” Savi, though, responds by pulling Dom’s hand from her face. Maybe the paternity’s not so important after all. Maybe, just maybe, Savi and Harry are back at where we first met them: A couple in love, and a couple ready for parenthood.

When April and Joss return to the room, Savi prepares to definitely answer the question of whom she was hoping the birthday flowers were from all along. But then her speech slurs, she begins to drift off, and we get a CODE BLUE situation. Joss screams for help. The doctors apply the paddles to Savi’s chest. And – Holy Mother of Cliffhangers That Had Damn Well Better Come With Some Resolution – the season ends!

Key questions | If ABC decides to do the devil’s work and cancel Mistresses should we A. Start a Kickstarter campaign to fund a second season? Or B. Take Alyssa Milano’s advice and send pregnancy-test sticks and whips (along with my suggestion, bottles labeled LETHAL DOSES OF MORPHINE) to the network to lobby for a resurrection? And on the subject of Savi, did Harry or Dom manage to sway you onto either of their teams this week, or do you remain steadfastly committed to one or the other? How great was Alyssa Milano in this episode? And is anyone else hoping the flowers were from Harry’s hot business partner? (OK, OK, that’s just me and my sick twisted mind.)

JOSS | Really, most of Joss’ storyline got resolved last week with her final split from Alex and her decision to abandon her career in real estate. But man, I have to admit it tugged at my heartstrings when Savi was still in surgery and Joss admitted to Harry how scared she was at the thought of losing her sister. “What if she doesn’t pull through this? What if…,” she said, her voice trailing off. “You’re a survivor, Harry. I’m not. I know I may seem like I am, but I’m not. I don’t know what I’d do without her.” Oh man, ABC can’t leave us hanging wondering whether Joss has to carry on without her big sis, can they? It’s not like she can fly down to Brazil and lean on her crazy mom!

Key questions | How sweet was it when Joss shifted her seat a little closer to Dom, so he didn’t have to sit all by his lonesome wondering about the fate of Savi and their unborn baby? Also, re. last week’s decision to change careers: Who else is vexed by the idea that Joss won’t be making big bucks in Season 2, and therefore won’t be able to afford all those chic little dresses of hers? (Mistresses writers: Maybe you wanna rethink that plot development over the summer.)

BEST LINES OF DIALOGUE
“I see your hot kiss with Dom and I raise you one scandalous makeout with Paul.” –April, confessing her sins to Savi and the gals

“Does that thing pick up cable?” –Joss commenting on the size of Savi’s giant sun hat

“For starting off Swedish and ending down under – all you’ve gotta do is give him the sign.” –Joss, explaining to Savi why the Palm Sands masseuse got the nickname “The Famous Antonio”

“You can say it. My hair looks terrible.” –Post car-wreck Savi, as April arrives at her hospital room

Gah! For yet another week I’ve passed the 1,000-word mark – veering toward 3,000! – on my Mistresses recap! So share your thoughts on the season finale below, and then add some ideas for what we can do for a successful renewal campaign!

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185 Comments
  1. Penny Pugh says:

    I wasn’t looking forward to this show — but it was summer and there was little else. I became an instant fan and now am so hoping that the series is renewed. These are woman you love and love to hate!

  2. SK says:

    First of all, yay for being back from vacation and writing this fabulous recap!! Love it! Enjoy it!!
    Secondly, team Harry all the way!! He made me well up when he said that he’ll always chose Savi. Glad he realized it finally. I hope Savi makes the right decision this time and save her marriage. Don’t really care for Dom.
    #3 – I’m not in the medical field but I also thought the paddles were in the wrong spot and the baby would be fried.
    #4 – April! You fool! Richard is a great guy! Paul is a lying, cheating man. Glad you sent him away in the end.
    #5 – Why in the world did Karen let Elizabeth in her house?? Who got shot?
    #6 – I so feel for Joss wondering if she’ll lose Savi. I’m glad Harry is always there as a big brother.
    #7 – ABC, PLEASE RENEW THIS ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Xina143 says:

    Loved it but gotta say- Savi wasn’t really sideswiped that was more of a T-bone

  4. Jen says:

    Can’t wait for season 2 of mistresses love this show wish it was m

  5. Jen says:

    Can’t wait for season 2 of mistresses it ended to soon wish it was longer then 13 episodes. Very intense entertaining show. Love all the characters so hurry up season 2

  6. Sheri says:

    ABC – there should be no question in your mind to renew Mistresses. It is a well written show with a perfect cast. Please renew it!!!

  7. Keri says:

    ABC must renew this show!!! It was an intense and entertaining ride. Team Harry all the way, it’s the accent and his eyes!!

  8. Jennifer says:

    I LOVE THIS SHOW but every time I really like a show, it is taken off. I started watching this because I really miss LIPSTICK JUNGLE and they took that off. Please don’t take it off, my husband even watches this with me!!! LOVE IT.

  9. LaLa says:

    Great to have you back, Michael! I am going to miss your recaps during the hiatus for this show. I have no doubt that ABC will bring it back.

    #TeamDom!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think, like others, that this will end up being the mother of all triangles. I think Savi was relieved when she thought Harry was the father and not as happy when she found out it was Dom. So I think season 2 will be alot of figuring out how to handle both men being around.
    April – I hate that Richard was let go, but thank God she came to her senses and sent Paul packing, too. She can play Will Smith’s “Just the Two of Us” and chill out with Lucy, since Lucy was seemingly having issues with the relationship with Richard anyway.
    Karen – I don’t even know who I wanted the bullet to have hit.

    I’ll be paying attention to find out what our renewal campaign entails, but I don’t think we’ll need it. I’m so confident that ABC will renew. Mistresses was great.

    • DAY728day says:

      “Karen – I don’t even know who I wanted the bullet to have hit.”

      lol my feelings exactly. The storyline for Karen became so focused on the Gray’s & her increasingly stupid decisions that I don’t find myself attached, or even rooting for her. I just don’t care. (Which is unfortunate for the actress that plays this part, as my feelings- or lack thereof- for Karen have nothing to do with the actress)

  10. amanda says:

    I soo hope they renew I love the show. Yes I am very confused if she wants Harry or Dom? I hope and pray ABC renews pretty please.i.love alyssa milano

  11. Kathleen says:

    FYI, they did answer the question of who the flowers were from – Savi & Joss’ mom.

    Great recap, great episode, really hope it gets renewed!

  12. Mika02 says:

    #TeamDom Can’t wait for season 2.

  13. Blake B says:

    #teamDom!!!!! I’m sorry, I just love him! I looooove this show!!! ABC please please please make a 2nd season!!!!!

  14. Susan says:

    How can there be a series conclusion when you don’t know if Savi lives or dies?

  15. sladewilson says:

    #TeamDom. They MUST renew this show. MUST. BTW – Michael – your recaps are money, bro…

  16. JH says:

    Harry and Joss! I hope they go there in Season 2! Hopefully there’s a Season 2.

  17. Rob says:

    Ok, if the show gets cancelled, its up to your imagination to write the endings, does Savi Die, if not, does she go back to harry or dom, Does Paul abandon another family ? does April let him back in? is Karen or Elizabeth dead, or is the son? Does Jess get together with Harry if Savi dies? Use your imagination and write your own ending!

    if the show doesnt get cancelled, then………….. what happens?

  18. Day says:

    Before I throw in my two cents, I wanted to point out this line in your recap:
    “And is anyone else hoping the flowers were from Harry’s hot business partner? (OK, OK, that’s just me and my sick twisted mind.)” That would be an interesting twist, but we find out they are from Joss and Savi’s mom towards the end of the episode. I noticed you didn’t mention this, so I wanted to point out the flower mystery was resolved.

    As for Season 2 – surely there will be one. But, by some chance the network chooses to cancel (it’s ABC -stranger things have happened), I’ll be right alongside the other fans petitioning ABC until they relent.

    Closures and cliffhangers of the finale (my personal highlights):
    April – the place where her storyline pauses is fantastic. Great job w/Miranda’s call to Paul (the one he ignores) being a moment of clarity for April. I loved that we pause on her choosing no man for the time being. (a real “that’s right, girl!” moment).

    Karen – Karen’s life right now is the polar opposite of April’s. This entire season has been nothing but repercussions of her poor love-life choices, and the finale certainly leaves us wondering how it will all play out. If Sam is still alive for Season 2, I’d like to see Karen’s character develop & move out of the Gray’s shadow once & for all.

    **Sidenote** – did anyone else think Elizabeth would commit suicide in the finale? It had crossed my mind, especially after we saw the gun was missing.
    **Sidenote 2** – The 911 call scene bothers me, because I found it unrealistic (I know, I know that’s why it’s television, not real life). In real life, a 911 operator would not continue so long to say “are you there, what’s your emergency?”, but rather listen as closely as she could to the voices while tracing the call to the address in order to send help. (Just sayin’)

    Harry/Dom/Savi – I like Harry, I really do. I like them both. We’ll have to see how this story plays out after Savi is better. He did confess his undying love for her after her near-death experience, but will he still feel that way when she’s 9 months pregnant with another man’s baby? Maybe, but probably not.
    Since Alyssa Milano is the star, there’s no way Savi will die, so the only cliffhanger there is whether or not the baby did. Speaking of which, I sincerely hope whatever happened in the Code Blue moments do not cause her to lose the baby, though I think that’s a strong possibility. It would give them “more to work with” in Season 2, & a way to keep both men on the show and in her life.

    I should probably stop before my comment becomes longer than the original article.

    I look forward to Season 2, & as I said before, if for some reason ABC chooses to cancel, I’ll join the other fans in petitioning for a Season 2 until they change their minds.

  19. Jennifer says:

    wait.. I know Harry thinks hes not the dad but thats cause he does not know Savvy took his hair from the razor. The show when Harry goes to the Paternity lab the woman pulls up the results and they are positive to his hair matching.. Did I understand this wrong?!

    • Mary says:

      Harry had the paper results of the paternity test

      • Jennifer says:

        I know he had the paper but figured he didnt exactly know what he was reading.. especially since he didnt know his hair was used.. I swear the labs conputer screen said postive match to the hair.. clinging to glimmer of hope for the most adorable baby ever!

    • DAY728day says:

      Yes you misunderstood.
      She took the hair from him secretly to begin with, because she had not yet told him of her pregnancy. But, she came clean with him & he knew she was having the test. Therefore, he knew she took his hair.
      The woman at the desk would not tell him any information because of confidentiality.
      He found out from taking the envelope with the results in it (from Joss’ nightstand). But, we (the viewers) do not find out who the father is until Harry tells her in the finale.

  20. Melanie says:

    I will say this the way my son would say it (if I ever let him watch the show), “May have some more Mistresses for Season 2? Please!” (He is almost 4). I love the show.

  21. Kat says:

    #teamharry
    SEASON 2 P L E A S E!!!!!!

  22. Reblogged this on thehiltonburnellfiles and commented:
    The finale was very shocking and intense.

  23. jessica coyne says:

    Please please renew for Season 2. This is my new favorite show of all times. And i don’t want to be left wondering what will happen.

  24. JB says:

    100% Harry lovvvvvvvvvve him, if she chooses Dom I’m not watching anymore!

  25. Paula says:

    They just have to bring the show back, and SOON. I vote for team #Dom. Then, Harry and Joss could hook-up. There has always been a closeness between the two of them. And, yes, Savvi put Dom’s hand on her stomach to say it’s OUR BABY. I will be in withdrawal on Monday night without Mistresses. I have to agree with the others….Karen is a basket short of a picnic. How could a woman with her degree and status, make such horrible choices in her life?

  26. Barbara says:

    Love this show. I hope it comes back

  27. Barbara says:

    Love this show. Hope it comes back

  28. Tarrah says:

    I did not expect to like this show, another trashy drama, but now I can not wait for each new episode. Season 2 please!

  29. Valerie Iser says:

    Please renew! I need this show on Mondays!!! It is great!

  30. Patricia says:

    I love this show!!!!!!..I ♡ the cast..#1 TEAM Dom. Savi and him look soooo good together… Please I need this show to come back….ABC please renew this show!!!!

  31. Rozzy says:

    Dom??Harry?? Like them both but Savi should try it with Harry because after all Dom will always be in her life. Doubt Harry will be able to cope with his wife carrying anothers man baby.

  32. rockin Robin says:

    YOU HAVE TO RENEW! ADDICTED!!!

  33. Michele Davis says:

    I love the show. Can’t say the ending was shocking. How the hell can Savi die…she is one of the main people on the show. Love the hell out of this show. I don’t watch regular TV series a lot but this one had me hooked. Perfect blend of people acting and I can’t wait for the new season. Please ABC leave this on…I will be waiting..Michele Davis

  34. Michele Davis says:

    Team Dom….Harry should hook up with her sistter. They seem pretty friendly!

  35. Kash says:

    Absolutely love the show! The main characters are fun and interesting. Love Karen, love Savi (was a Charmed fan also), Joss is fun, and April- who always tries to do the right thing. If ABC does not pick it up, I hope another network does. The guys are also great actors! Great dynamic show!

  36. Moonlight says:

    Um, I thought that when Savi moved Dom’s hand away from her face she put it on her stomach and he smiled… knowing the baby was there. Do you think she loses the baby in the last scene? What was the theme here… everyone go back to their old loves? Of course April is going to have feelings for her suddenly undead husband. Of course that familiar smell isn’t the same as the new guy. But it really didn’t occur to her that he left her for another woman with whom he has a kid? She couldn’t let the thing with Richard keep developing? Nice guys finish last? Karen can’t give a chance to the decent guys in her life. She’d rather get that old feeling with dead lover’s son? Bleah. Savi? I do like the way Dom makes her smile. And Joss. Suddenly she doesn’t like selling real estate? She’s going to do something more meaningful? What???? Retail? Bartending? A career in philosophy? Maybe she and Karen should team up as interior designers! ;)

  37. D.D.S. says:

    Michael to answer some of your questions or giving you my opinion…however you want to take it! “If ABC decides to do the devil’s work and cancel Mistresses should we A. Start a Kick starter campaign to fund a second season? In my opinion it always works when a campaign is started. Your other question was, “How sweet was it when Joss shifted her seat a little closer to Dom”…I thought it was. Knowing he might not be the one to win Savi’s love. I’m Team Gorgeous Harry all the way… Question…”How great was Alyssa Milano in this episode?” She was great…but then again she is just Fabulous!!! She has always been one of my fav actors!! And about the Joss thing…She looks to good in those Chic tiny dresses. That probably won’t change!…I just hope, they do bring back the show for a second season, It would be a kill joy if they didn’t; and Michael your correct in saying that some of the zingers they wrote on last night’s episode, were priceless!!

  38. Tami says:

    I love this show…..hope it returns! They can’t just end it like that.

  39. jamma says:

    if they don’t renew, there had better be a 2 hour finale coming… they can’t leave a show ending like that.

    btw… even if it does come back, we have to wait 6-9 months to see the next episode :(

  40. Crs says:

    Plz plz renew!!!!

  41. Christina says:

    A couple of things:
    They couldn’t shock her chest because she had a collapsed lung.
    I love Harry, and I hate that he’s not the father.
    Even though Savannah has a choice to make–they made it clear that it wasn’t clear (ha) who she would choose because even though she took Dom’s hand off of her face… she moved his hand to her TUMMY. Where his BABY is. So it’s really hard to say who she will choose.
    That being said; I seriously (thank God) doubt that this awesome show will be cancelled, if it were to be cancelled they more than likely would have ended it on much more certain terms. They dragged it out all season. They were saving the parternity results for the finale. And though we finally got those results, there’s much more that needs to be figured out.
    Also, I love every single character in this show. I feel like April is naive but I don’t know how I’d react if I were in that situation so I can’t dislike her for it. Joss is awesome, and real. Karen is lovable and sweet. Gah, they’re all so great… see you next season??

  42. Jean says:

    I heard the ratings for Mistresses were not as high as expected. If that is true, could it be because the show started in the summer rather than the fall when all new shows start? During the summer everyone is gone on vacation, kids are out for the summer and there are mostly reruns on T.V. A lot of my friends never heard about the show till I told them. I love the show (never missed watching) and am extremely disappointed that there is even a question as to whether to bring it back or not. It is one of the best shows in a long time. Please try and consider starting season two in the fall. I truly think the summer was not a good time (it was for me) but like I said before people think of the summer as reruns and do not watch as much T.V. as they do during the fall and spring.

  43. maria says:

    i love this show so much. all of them are great actors and actresses. I am #teamharry though I feel bad for Dom. I pray to god sam does not die because of his crazy mother. I hope that april gets back with richard though she will have a lot of making up to do. I pray that ABC does not cancel this show. it is a great one. thank you.

  44. Faye says:

    You are so funny…this is now my favorite guilty pleasure! Great recap…a master of the multiple adjective sentences. So….hilarious.

  45. Clarissa says:

    Please do not cancel the show. I am obsessed with it. It will be a great show for the fall…hurry up ABC you need to get the ball rolling! #TeamHarry

  46. Barbara Goldsmith says:

    Please don’t let us hanging on a string. I want to know what happens to everyone please please please don’t give the show up

  47. Lisa says:

    What an AWESOME recap!!! Michael, you should seriously consider getting money for this! Wonderfully written!! I loved the show as well and will join u all in fighting for SEASON 2!!!!

  48. sierioiza says:

    OK everyone. I need to get something straight. The baby is HARRY’S!!! Not Dominic’s. This fact makes the final episode even more exciting as Harry makes everyone believe the baby is not his because he sincerely thinks it is Dominic’s. Why? Because the results of the test are positive, and he has no clue Savi took his razor blade for the test. He believes Savi took something from Dominic, and positive result means that Dominic is the father. For proof, watch episode 11 “Full Disclosure,” and notice positive result at 32:58 and 32:59 on the lady’s monitor in the Genzide place.
    I hope the show gets renewed. I enjoy it lots!

    • L Michelis says:

      I was just thinking the same thing….Dom never gave a DNA sample and Harry doesn’t know that Savi took his razor…This will be interesting in the new season…Team Harry!!!

  49. ES Tway says:

    The birthday flowers for Savi were from her mother.

  50. Nat says:

    Started watching this show because all my others ended their seasons. Didn’t really expect to like it much, but kept coming back to see what happened each week. Gotta say – am hooked now and thought the finale was an awesome cliffhanger! Agree with sierioiza – Harry IS the father – he just doesn’t know it!
    How about these suggestions as plot twists:
    1) Savi goes with Dom thinking he is the father – but gives birth to Harry’s baby! OR – even better – Savi gets back together with Harry, but Harry has trouble dealing with Savi having Dom’s baby. Harry cries on Joss’ shoulder, only to have it end up in a night of passion. Savi goes in to labor – and then finds out the baby is REALLY Harry’s! Talk about love triangles! LOVE Joss’ character on this show!!
    2) April moves on with her life – then sometime down the road rekindles her relationship with Richard, only to have Paul come back into her life again because he wants to see Lucy. Hmmm…. …wonder how that might pan out…
    3) Not sure who I want shot (Karen/Sam/Elizabeth). Guessing it might be Sam, so Elizabeth goes nuts and has to be institutionalized. Karen will then be left to choose a new career. She might get shot, also, but I don’t think that they should kill off her character.
    Just pondering how the plots can turn out – but really like the show now and hope ABC will bring us a season 2! Team Harry, btw! :)

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