Army Wives Review: Who's Playing Dirty?

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Fort Marshall didn't close, but that didn't stop everything from changing on Army Wives. With the new season, the drama has really been intensified and "True Colors" was no exception.

I'm having the hardest time deciding whether to believe Jackie Clarke is as big of a bitch as Audrey has made her out to be. When Claudia Joy confronted her and Jackie said she didn't think Michael was even interested in the third star, it was difficult to believe her. Didn't they all sit together and talk about whether or not the Holdens would prefer the home the Clarkes were living in? If he was only temporarily hanging around, why would Michael even consider moving?

True Colors Scene

Even if I didn't want to believe Jackie was Claudia Joy's nemesis, the evidence didn't add up. The look on Jackie's face gave her secret away, so Claudia Joy does have fuel to add to the fire should she so desire. But does she want to stoop to Jackie's level? Denise's unwillingness to see anything but starbursts and sunshine when Jackie was around didn't help matters, nor did Frank telling her that Jackie had to be her new best friend. So, true friendship is determined only by rank in the Army? That can't be right, or Roxy would have never been a part of the show.

Speaking of Roxy, after being humiliated by Denise telling her she needed to start dressing like an officer's wife, she took it to heart and really made some great changes. She doesn't look like a teenager any longer. Even Trevor was wowed by her new sophisticated appearance. Along with the dress came a feeling of self confidence that allowed her to walk into her first FRG meeting and take complete control. (Check out some of her great lines in the Army Wives quotes section.)

The heat was also on Joan as the influx of soldiers' families from Fort Hope overextended their resources. Joan made an attempt at a town hall meeting, but it was a disaster and Roland and Charlie devised a plan wherein Charlie could give Joan some advice. It didn't work out as expected, but since Joan was able to initiate the conversation on her own, she was more willing to listen. I think she and Charlie might be friends after all of that.

One thing I found strange was their big idea was to create a family-oriented question and answer website after the woman who attended the town hall meeting said she couldn't even navigate the web. Maybe the site was so poorly constructed they couldn't find anything.

Joan and Roxy made the most of their new circumstances. Denise and Claudia Joy are at each other's throats over Jackie Clarke. My guess is Michael will get his third star and remain corps commander, while Kevin Clark runs Fort Marshall. Unless this is a season-long arc and the Holdens are leaving at the end of the season. I sure hope not, as I'm a huge fan of Kim Delaney and Brian McNamara. Army Wives wouldn't be the same without them.


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CLARKS HAVE TO GO!!!! CJ fight your way, you will come out on top. SERIOUSLY LAST SEASON. that SUCKS!!! Roxy you rock girlfriend. Pam and chase need to come back, Chase needs to renlist. Densie open your eyes, Jackie has her own agenda and that is kick CJ to the curb and take over Fort Marshall. Micheal needs to get the third star, kick the clarks out of the that great house and take over. Nobody knocks CJ of the top. All the girls need to stand behind CJ,and take Fort Marshal back. It is theirs. NO CANCELLING ARMY WIVES.


On pray its not the fional season and I'm estates that others agree that Jackie and her man got to go also Denise needs to open her eyes and also cj should relax and let Michael reputation speak for itself also loved Joan and Roland scene and roxy is the best. Btw is anyone sorry for what is going to happen to Joan and Roland next week with their son david??


I hope Susan Lucci isn't staying as a regular. It was tough watching the first time she was on. I almost turned it off. I love the show, but not a fan of hers. She plays the same role in every show or movie she is in.


I hate the fact that everyone's getting on Denise's case because of Claudia Joy when she's the one who had been pushing Denise away from the beginning because she's listening to everything Audrey has been whispering in her ear when that woman clearly has an agenda of her own. Clearly Denise doesn't manipulate people the way she and Jackie does, yeah although subtle C.J does manipulate others too.


I see I am not alone when I say I can't stand Jackie or her husband. Hope they are gone soon. I miss Pamela. Is there any chance they will bring her back? I hope this is not the last season. It is one of my all time favorite shows


Who says this is the last season? I hope Audrey didn't set up Claudia Joy. She has an agenda too.
Open your eyes Denise. Does anyone think Jackie is the " innocent one?"


Who says this is the last season? I hope Audrey didn't set up ClIdia Joy. She has an agenda too.
Open your eyes Denise. Does anyone think Jackie is the " innocent one?"


Jackie Clark has got to go


Claudia Jo stand your ground Fort Marshall is still your home , and Denise i really like you , but how dare you talk to Claudia Jo that way as she kept Molly when you was sick , shame on you ( and to call her your best friend ) and Roxy girl you rock ! and Joan dont let Clarke step on your toes , and i miss Pamela and Roland great job , and Michael deserves 3 stars


anything is possible, after all it's the final season

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Army Wives Season 6 Episode 5 Quotes

Ask yourself. Who do you want to get that third star? Michael or Kevin Clark?


Denise: I know, they're not the easiest group.
Roxy: Are you kidding? They're horrible.
Denise: They just need to be lead.
Roxy: Yeah, off a cliff!