Devious Maids Review: Sexy, Sassy and Scheming

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In the pilot of Devious Maids, we got a glimpse of the employees from Beverly Hills. "Setting The Table," meanwhile, featured the ladies at what we’re already recognizing will be their finest: perfectly sexy, sassy and scheming.

Some factors I love so much already are the lively music and popping colors in every scene. Then, how could we forget about those vivacious maids themselves?!? It’s clear that this new series is going to be anything but boring.

Judy Reyes and Susan Lucci on Devious Maids

So, what went down on this week’s episode?

Well, it was certainly fun watching Carmen take advantage of Alejandro and Odessa being out of the house. She totally proved that when the cat’s away, the mice sure do know how to play. We also quickly learned that Carmen just might be the worst maid ever, but that’s okay because she’s incredibly talented and driven. Carmen also showed a soft side to her and that she was hurt before and wasn’t looking for a relationship regardless of what Sam had to offer.

Meanwhile, Rosie found out that Spence was cheating on Peri. She decided not to tell Peri the truth, though. Like Rosie, I agree that Peri seems like a nice man, father and husband.

I appreciate that Devious Maids doesn’t just show the evil and nasty wealthy homeowners, but also depicts characters such as Peri and even Genevieve. Unbeknownst to Zoila, Genevieve promised to help Valentina get her son’s attention and heart.

I know that Zoila was just trying to be protective and a good mother, but she better realize soon that her daughter is quite determined to get what she wants - and that’s Remi. It’s only a matter of time until Valentina decides to work elsewhere in order to really set her plan in motion. 

Marisol continued to investigate the Powell household and what happened to Flora. She’s on a mission to prove her son is guilty. She will stop at nothing. She questioned the girls on what they knew about the Powell’s and landed herself another job at their household.

With a flashback, we saw that Marisol wasn’t always a maid and the night she found out about her son’s arrest. While cleaning the room that Flora was killed in, she stumbled upon her letter and read the first lines: I was raped and you were responsible. Unfortunately, Adrian burned the letter after continuing to read: I trusted you, Adrian. It’s your fault he hurt me.

What’s going on and what exactly happened to Flora?! I have a feeling this will be the lingering mystery all season long.

Other Thoughts:

  • Marisol, played by Ana Ortiz, is hands down my favorite maid so far. I forgot how much I missed Ugly Betty. I’m glad that she’s getting her time to shine now.
  • That scene with Carmen at the piano was kind of amazing. She has a beautiful voice and has so much spunkiness that it’s hard not to root for her.
  • How did Adrian change Taylor’s mind so easily about letting Marisol work for the Powell’s? What’s he got on her and what do you think she meant by saying that he was so persuasive and cruel?
  • Be sure to check out the Devious Maids quotes section for a good laugh and reminder of some of the episode’s best lines.

Overall, this was a solid installment that gave us a chance to learn more about the maids and their crazy world. Consider this girl officially a fan that will be glued to her seat for the following Sunday nights all summer long.

So, what did you think TV Fanatics? Hit the comments to let us know what you thought about this week’s Devious Maids.

Setting The Table Review

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Devious Maids Season 1 Episode 2 Quotes

"We have a saying here in Beverly Hills. To steal another one's husband is rude. To steal her maid is unforgivable." 


"You're wearing your smug smile... the one that makes me want to strike you."