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Mistresses recap: Mistaken Identity

Savi came to visit — and we didn’t even get to see her

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So the real headline from this week is that Savi (yes, Savi!) doesn’t just get a mention, she gets a full on subplot. (Sort of.) Let’s dive in, shall we???

Joss is doing a lot to promote the value of her “self-defense class” (seriously, I don’t even know what to call this thing except Fight Club). It’s great except when we see her continue to take on new opponents beyond her expertise and get injured… then “sitting on the couch watching television” sounds pretty good again. But anyway. She and Harry are planning to have an engagement party and are all kissy face about it till ding dong, Harry’s sister, Kate, arrives. Kate is a combination of Naomi Watts and a young Deborah Harry and is rather flabbergasted to learn that our young lovers are engaged. But she’s got other things on the mind too: like having a green light to have one last fling before getting married to her longtime boyfriend who rescues baby animals for living.

Of course, this causes a bit of strife as she tells Joss not to tell Harry but of course Joss tells Harry and this leads to a bit of a scuffle at a nightclub when Harry arrives and Joss has to sock a dude in the stomach. Sister Kate, drunk, finally comes out with it: she thinks it’s weird Joss and Harry — former in-laws — are getting married. It also turns out that Joss has neither told her mother or Savi (we sort of float right on by their reconciliation and how it happened and if they hugged or if it was weird) nor has Harry told his mum. The next day — the day of the party with 10 pounds of crab meat! — no one is speaking to anyone. But just when I was worried the show was throwing up new roadblocks to Joss and Harry’s happiness, Joss gives an incredible speech about how much she loves Harry and how happy he makes her and how she’s all out of you-know-whats in regards to what anyone else thinks. It’s great. Thanks, show! It’s so inspiring, in fact, that Kate ups and decides to break off her marriage and stay in Los Angeles. Wait, could she be the fourth mistress?

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Karen was also apparently instrumental in Kate’s epiphany. See, Kate read Unleashed, and it really showed her a lot of things. Or something. Speaking of Karen’s book, Barbara has started marketing it by saying Karen is a sexpert. There’s a big newspaper article where Karen has her long hair (and looks sexy, everyone says so), and Barbara’s booked her to do events at upscale sex shops. This new push of publicity seems great till it gets Karen kicked out of her Mommy and Me class, since the very irritating teacher tells Karen that her “energy” was distracting the group.

NEXT: Who needs Mommy and Me when you have Jerry O’Connell?