Devious Maids Season 4 Episode 10 Review: Grime and Punishment

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Season finales are never boring, and they are never the end.

Devious Maids Season 4 Episode 10 wrapped up the season's secrets and introduced the next mystery that we should be looking forward to when the new season premieres. 

My waxer offers complimentary Vicodin.


Evelyn and Adrian could make anything look fun, but who knew divorce would be the next choice?

I don't get what the point of this breakup was for them, but it looks like absence really does make the heart grow fonder.

But you can only give into those feelings once you are no longer married, and once everything you wanted in the divorce is transferred to you.

Evelyn and Adrian didn't disappoint with their game of chicken, yet I can't help but wonder what is next for those two. They didn't exactly decide what their relationship was and that little look between Adrian and Zoila didn't help. 

Zoila and Adrian are going to share something, but I won't accept Evelyn being cheated on.

Maybe if we're lucky, those two will meddle in someone's business and that will bring them one step closer to a friendship that we've all been waiting for. 

Genevieve's new girlfriend, Lori, came at the perfect time, which leads me to believe that not everything is as great as it may seem.

Perhaps Lori could pose a threat to Genevieve and who better to plot against her than Zoila and Adrian? Those two could brew up a storm, but would Evelyn approve of this new found friendship? Or is the divorced yet together Powell household in for a shakeup? 

The police are idiots, they always screw up.


Carmen and Dani teaming up against Hugh was the highlight of this finale. Those two work best when they are facing a common goal, an annoying white guy with a dark secret.

Dani was even bearable because she finally dropped the fake image and focused on doing something good.

Now that won't last long once Carmen realizes that Dani's dad isn't dead, but that's an issue for another day.

Dani and Carmen have the potential to be a real kickass team, as long as the next season doesn't have them fighting it out once again. It's petty, and these ladies can do better than that.

Solving murders is much more their speed, and it's about time the rest of the world caught up with that.

We're maids and we're not messing around.


How is escaping from prison not a crime of some kind?

Spence literally left prison through a hole in the wall; guilty of murder or not, that's not legal. He is getting so many breaks in life that I honestly wonder what the rest of us can expect. 

Spencer is sucking up all the luck in the world and using it for himself; that isn't okay, dude! 

Rosie on the other hand...she's a tough woman and has gotten through too much because of her husband.

She is smarter than she gets credit for, but if she dropped that dead weight of her marriage, she could have maybe had more of a chance to relax once in a while.

But since she chose this rollercoaster of a relationship, it's probably time those two get some happiness and someone else has to deal with something.

Now as for that solved mystery, who would have thought Gail was Hugh's daughter?

Her motive didn't make much sense, but that could be because she was never really given one. Regardless, I couldn't help but feel like this season took a random turn with the big bad.

This whole season we were strung along with the bread crumbs for that circle group and their dark secrets, when Peri's death wasn't even connected to Frances and Kyle in any way.

Those two skipped town, but they weren't really necessary in town if we're being honest. They were behind the circle, and that held some answers to the question of who killed Peri, but in the end it wasn't about that cult.

Peri died because she wanted to give up her rapist to the police. The cult was only involved in the blackmail of it all. They very well could have not been and this still would have happened exactly the same.

Now the idea of a cult mirroring a real life group was exciting, and Frances and Kyle were characters worth introducing, but their purpose was nonexistent in the end, which doesn't sit well with me.

There is something tragic, though, about the way those two took everything and ran, probably to continue their religious plan elsewhere. Yet it again begs the question of why. 

Devious Maids is failing at explaining why, exactly, these big bads do what they do, which takes some sense out of the whole equation.

It's been over for twenty years.


Peter was barely around and yet somehow found a way to stay around for a while. Marisol and him getting married came out of left field, especially to someone who was holding out some hope for Jesse to be the one.

But if Peter sticks around, he has to at least gain some kind of personality along the way.

I don't think he's shown any emotions outside of serious and upset, which are quite similar if you think about it. 

And what could Marisol have gotten up to if she was stolen from the church on her wedding day? All she wants is to get married to a guy and have it stick. Is that really too much to ask?

What did you think of the finale and the flash forward? Which character are you most excited to see next season? What was your favorite part of this season, and what could have been executed better? Let us know what you think below!

And you can always watch Devious Maids online at TV Fanatic! Refresh your memory while we wait for the next season to return.

Grime and Punishment Review

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Yana Grebenyuk was a staff writer for TV Fanatic. She retired in April 2021.

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