Mistresses Season 3 Episode 6 Review: Love Is An Open Door

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It really has to be said ya'll; Savi who?

Sure, she was technically the glue that held the group together and the "leading lady" of the first two seasons, but as we delve deeper into Mistresses Season 3, I find myself not even remembering she was a core part of the show. And that's not a slight on Alyssa Milano, it's just a testament to the writers and their decision to craft such a wonderful character in Calista Raines. 

I find myself rooting for her each week and really loving the way she has seamlessly transitioned into this show. Mistresses Season 3 Episode 6 found her and Joss plotting to take down her treacherous husband, while also looking to get Joss out of her post-Harry funk. Way easier said than done. 

Rebounding From Harry - Mistresses

Jennifer Esposito is extremely likeable as Calista, and I think the main reason I find myself connecting with her is because she seems so relatable. Even though she's clearly rich, successful and super famous, she just seems like a fun, good person. And it's always easy to root for a woman looking to exact revenge on a philandering husband. 

Luca was a slimeball tonight, and I'm ashamed of myself for ever thinking for a moment he could be trusted. Not only does he drop the bomb that he wants a divorce, he also lets Calista know he's in love with someone else. Double burn. 

Joss: Oh, God! Oh my God, what are you doing?
Calista: Choosing a window to jump from!

We all knew Calista wasn't going down without a fight, and I loved how the audience wasn't privy to her plan until it was unfolding. It was a brilliant move to have her sabotage the line and blame it all on Luca. And even once the line begins operating again, he won't get a cent of that money. 

This would be a perfect ending to this saga, but the previews show awful Luca trying to snuggle up to Joss next week. He clearly doesn't know that Joss and Calista are BFFs these days. 

As BFFs, Calista did her best to help Joss move on from the debacle that is Hass. Or Jorry? I think Jorry has a better ring to it. 

Anyway, it was interesting to see the two very different ways Joss and Harry went after the breakup. They were both mopey, but they allowed themselves to be brought back to life, and Joss even found herself a legitimate rebound right away. 

Was there ever really a question as to whether or not Joss was going to actually hook up with Brad? Joss is head over heels in love with Harry, and that isn't changing anytime soon. Poor Brad never stood a chance. 

I just think when you really love someone, you can't be with anyone else.

Joss [to Calista]

I wish Harry got that memo. 

Nikko has been trouble from the get go, and a whole new layer of complications has arrived now that she and Harry have slept together. Poor Joss is going to be devastated when she finds out. 

On the April front, she continued her crusade to make Lucy accept her again, and the next step was to invite her mother over. But April doesn't have a great relationship with her mother, and the only person who seemed to understand that was Marc. Sweet, lovable, ridiculously immature Marc. 

I swear I fall for Marc a little more each week. Sure he's hot, but his innocence and optimism is infectious, and I don't see how April can be so blind to his obvious sexual appeal. 

Oh yeah, that's right, she's got Blair to keep her occupied. Blair and April are the kind of couple you'd see on a Home and Garden magazine, the epitome of perfection. It's unfortunate Blair is kind of a jerk. Is everyone else getting that vibe? Or is it just me?

I know I'm a little biased towards Marc, but Blair seems like a know-it-all with a superiority complex. No thank you. 

Lastly in Mistresses land there was Karen, who was having a bumpy introduction to the polyamorous life. I loved the opening scene, seeing Karen, Vivian and Alec enjoying one another and co-existing happily, until reality crashed in for Karen, and she realized that she was the outsider in their home. 

That has to be a major fear of anyone entering into a relationship with a very well established couple. How can you not view yourself as the third wheel? 

Vivian and Alec seem ready to fully welcome Karen into their home, but I still can't help but feel like this is going to implode one day. Things are just too perfect for them right now. 

"Love Is An Open Door" was a solid installment, and I'd like to get your feedback. What's next for Calista and Luca? Do April and Blair have a future? Are things going to blow up for Karen, Vivian and Alec? How long will it take for Joss to find out about Harry and Nikko?

Let's talk all this out in the comments section. And watch Mistresses online right now so you don't miss a beat!

Love Is An Open Door Review

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Mistresses Season 3 Episode 6 Quotes

Calista: If you two are meant to be together, you'll end up together. The best way to get over a man, is to get under another one.
Joss: You should stitch that on a pillow, that's really good.

Joss: Oh, God! Oh my God, what are you doing?
Calista: Choosing a window to jump from!