“Mistresses” recap (1.02): Japanese Bondage Ropes

 
 

Across town, Joss is showing Alex (who is flying solo again) a big, fancy house owned by a crazy guy with shrunken heads. To prove his insanity, Joss goes snooping through some drawers and finds a creepily need underwear/sock drawer — and a drawer full of ropes. Alex recognizes them as Japanese Bondage Ropes and blows both Joss’s and my mind by knowing exactly how to use them.


I’m sure there’s a real estate joke in here somewhere.

Savi finally can’t stop avoiding doing actual work to sort out her personal life and has a meeting with… oh, great, the wife of Karen’s dead ex-patient/lover. Which, by the way, is possibly a conflict of interest. Anyway, the wife is worried about the investigation, especially because if they get to the point where they have to exhume the body, she’s in a heap of trouble. Savi reminds her that they have a strict lawyer/client confidentiality policy, but the wife swears she has nothing to hide.

Also lying is Karen, who is being visited by an investigator on the same case. He asks about Thomas’s emotional state in his last few months, which Karen says was one of acceptance. At first he presses her, but then he backs off, taking her word for it. On his way out, he tosses over his shoulder that maybe she should dig out her notes, on the super-rare, totally-unlikely chance he’d need to see them. You know the notes she shredded last week as I screamed “NOOO!” at my television? Yeah, those ones.

On her way out, a frazzled Karen runs into Sam, who had come by to offer to pay for dry cleaning, since he ruined her skirt. She has had quite enough of his face and tells him as much. He does not take kindly to being asked to disappear, so he slinks away with his tail between his legs.

Cut to Joss, IN LINGERIE, trying out the bondage trick Alex taught her with some guy. She pauses tying up her night’s conquest because her phone rings and it’s Alex. Alex is calling to thank Joss for giving her the courage to stand up to Sally and tell her what she really wants, and that it went over well. Joss is quite pleased — her second adventure in advice-giving seems to be going well. Forgetting all about Bondage Boy, she curls up in a chair and asks Alex to dish on all of the details of her conversation with Sally.


Probably not the idea of ‘torture’ he had in mind.

April and Karen are chatting, because April is somehow more OK with being the mistress, but not OK with having a mistress (or the male equivalent). She holds the blame more on the parties that took the vow. Karen and April both have anger and sadness, but they don’t have anywhere to put it. Karen feels guilty because she feels like Thomas isn’t really hers to miss, and Karen feels lost because all of her memories of her husband are now tainted. She wants to burn all of his things in a bonfire, but doesn’t want her daughter to suffer this memory-staining she’s dealing with.

Back at home, Savi catches Joss stealing food again, and Joss uses the time to try to go three-for-three in giving good advice. Savi appreciates but declines the offer, and warns her baby sister that she doesn’t want to see any strangers at the breakfast table. Joss laughs openly at the thought. “As if I’d let him stay over.”


What’s sexier than lingerie? Cut-off, nerdy T-shirts. Swoon.

Savi and Harry finally get a minute alone to talk to each other, and Savi confesses that she thinks they’re in a rut. They had been scheduling sex for months now, and that’s not how she had hoped to be living her life. She thought she wanted a baby, but now she’s not sure if she does. He says it’s OK, that they’ll make it work, and they start to kiss and make up. Harry asks if that’s all that’s bothering her, and Savi says yes, that’s all. Then her pants burst into flames because she’s a LIAR LIAR.

Just kidding, they don’t. But some of her clothes do come off.

While things are getting hot and heavy, Savi’s phone goes off because Dominic is calling. She sees her tryst’s name on her phone and proves she’s still got her head on her shoulders by totally ignoring the call.

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