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Mistresses Review: What Happened to Harry?

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It's been a while since we've seen Harry's mean side but it certainly reared its ugly head in Mistresses Season 2 Episode 12 and unfortunately, things may never be the same. 

Poor Joss never saw it coming. First her mother-in-law-to-be dropped the love and kisses act and let her snarky side show through as she told Joss that all of that talk about Harry was "unseemly" and then tried to cover Joss' cleavage. If that wasn't a sneak peek of things to come I don't know what was.

After stumbling upon Harry doing a full frontal for Greta (apparently his twig and berries live up to the "Harry" moniker) I had to laugh when Harry told Joss she was acting inappropriate when she called him out for sleeping with Greta. I'm pretty sure that having sex with the boss on top of a table at work actually ranks higher on the inappropriate list. 

It was the fight at the end that will do permanent damage because even if the words can be forgiven, Joss will never forget the moment dear, sweet Harry turned on her like a snake.

It's been quite a while since we've seen this side of Harry. The side that froze Savi out when they couldn't get pregnant. That side that gets moody and angry and lashes out at the people who love him the most. 

Joss is a forgiving soul but when Harry told her that her wedding to Scott was never going to happen and that he wasn't about to lose his restaurant to her first marriage, Joss had had enough. She finally saw the side of Harry that had sent Savi running to Dom. 

The sad part is that Harry can be a great guy. Telling Scott about her father's records that she keeps under her bed proves that. And I'm sure that the upcoming season finale will come down to a choice to be made between Scott and Harry but I don't see a choice at all. Joss and Scott make a wonderful couple and if Harry can't be a friend to Joss after the way she's stood by him, then he doesn't deserve her. 

Elsewhere, Savi went on a date with Zack and it didn't go well.  Fancy restaurants should be off limits for first dates, there's just too much pressure. The second date went better but as a viewer I have to say I could have done with the singing.

And what the hell was Zack thinking when he drove like a bat out of hell with Savi on the back of his bike? He already knew how nervous she was. Did he think he was being cute? Was that a passive aggressive streak showing itself? The entire episode had me hoping that Savi's moment of clarity was that she wanted to make things work with Dom. They had much better chemistry.

Speaking of Dom, April went to him when things got messy with the FBI. 

I loved April's Mistresses quote when she couldn't be there for Karen…

I wish I could go with you but I have to go back to the FBI office tomorrow so I can help my not-married ex-boyfriend find my not-dead ex-husband who currently works for some drug dealing overlord.

April

And you thought your life was complicated. 

I was surprised when April asked Daniel where they were going to send Paul. Even if he was going into Witness Protection, she'd probably never see him again. But the truth was he was probably going to prison and that was just one more lie piled on top of the rest. It was too much for April.

My guess is that Dom is going to fight for April by pointing out the unethical practice of having an undercover agent sleep with a suspect's wife and become entangled in her and her child's life. That has to have some sort of consequences…or at least I hope it does. 

And we've never really seen Dom and April spend any time together. If Savi really isn't going back to Dom, is there any chance for a Dom/April pairing? Dom is just too much fun to end up on the sidelines.

Finally we get to Karen. When Ben showed up at her door he was so serious. I remember thinking that if the roles were reversed and he were the woman, I'd think he was pregnant. 

Unfortunately it was far, far worse. Ben is HIV positive. The clincher is that Doctor Karen Kim was so drunk at the time that she doesn't even remember if they used a condom. Having one night stands with total strangers is one thing. Having unprotected sex with them is quite another. You'd think, as a doctor Karen would know better. 

But this is Karen and common sense left the building long, long ago if it was ever here at all. 

Tell me, TV Fanatics, as we head towards the Mistresses season finale, do you want to see Joss choose Harry or Scott?

 

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Sarah silva

Joss better choose Scott, if she chooses Harry I will be so mad. Harry was so mean to her and Scott is the sweetest. Joss would not be the only one with Mother in Law issues and that should not stop her from marrying Scott!
Mistresses may not get a season 3 and if we are left with a lot of cliffhangers I will not be impressed.
Savi's moment of clarity is that she wants Harry, she had the talk with Joss at the cake tasting about Harry and their first date. So her lingering feelings for Harry are coming to the surface
If we by chance get a season 3 and if Joss marries Scott then I think Savi will tell Harry she wants another chance and it will come out that he kissed Joss but they will play it up as he just kissed Joss because he missed Savi, however we all know that he likes Joss.
I was a little surprised that April told Paul the FBI was on to him, however it may not matter now if Paul is killed. I hope Dom can get the charges dropped. I have a feeling Daniel will do something illegal to help out April and prove his love for and will lose his job at the FBI.
So is Karen going to be a nun now? Either way she will be come religious.

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"The side of Harry that had sent Savi running to Dom" what is that, i mean i know Harry is a very complicated person sometimes and has a bad temper, but i don't think that it was his fault savi cheated and while i understand why joss acussed Harry of that (because she was angry) i still insist that saying that is irresponsable. I know that a marriage is a partnership, but sometimes you just need one person to destroyed a good relationship and not because Savi and Harry had a terrible fight or things were hard beetwen them before she cheated that means it's his fault.

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@ samuelpino

I agree with you about Harry, and Savi responsibility for the failed marriage. It's probably wishful thinking on my part, but I think Joss is going to feel really bad about her comments to Harry, and yes we see the kiss coming but I am hoping that Joss does get married and Savi comment about a moment of clarity, is in regards to Harry. Maybe next season we'll see the reuniting of Harry and Savi.

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I have a terrible feeling that Joss is gonna mess up her relationship with Scott because of Harry. I agree with Harry on one thing- Joss and Scott need to get to know each other better before the marriage. But, even if Scott needed help with the perfect gift, he still nailed the perfect wedding dance song on his own-as he said, Harry has advantage over him because he knows Joss longer but in time it will be fixed, I'm sure. If Joss is to find happiness with someone, that guy is definitely Scott. Not her sister's ex-husband who has known her since she was a little girl. That's just plain wrong.

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@ kaitleen

Maybe I am wrong, but I thought Scott changed his jukebox idea for the much more intimate and less flashy choosing the song. For a moment there, I thought Joss would get angry (she hadn't talked to him about the records, so I felt he was kind of trespassing by going through that important memory without her... ). Scott needed a hint, but then he turned that lovely idea into something even more special. I think they make a great couple.

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Whenever I watch Karen, I remember a Greys anatomy episode in season one or two where Meredith says,'he is a brain surgeon, how can he be so brainless?' Karen is a doctor but she is so light headed its refreshing and exasperating at the same time.

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@ evelyn

Exactly! I think it's a good thing that she decided not to be a psychiatrist anymore, she needs some help herself.

Mistresses Season 2 Episode 12 Quotes

Savi: He was trying to teach me how to do that pop up thing. I never actually popped up.
Joss: I bet he did.

Stop right there before i Jezebel your ass. You my friend are a grown woman and if the Universe is going to punish you then the Universe is a sexist pig.

Joss