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Mistresses season 4 premiere recap: The New Girls

There are currently still no actual mistresses on this show

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Welcome back fellow Mistresses lovers! We are back! And thank goodness this show has another season because if we had ended things forever with Joss being held at gunpoint by a dude dressed up to look like Jennifer Esposito, I would have been very, very unhappy. Remember all that insanity?

Joss sure does. We’ve jumped a year into the future and our favorite lass is reliving her trauma by testifying at Wilson’s murder trial. We get some disturbing flashbacks to what happened to her at the house before she managed to slip free, but she does not go into too much detail about that. Curious. Generally, she seems to tell her concerned friends and boyfriend that she is so fine, fine, fine, so she is clearly not. We learn she has been working on her demons by taking some sort of marital arts class, one that leaves her bruised like crazy.

Meanwhile, Harry is back from his jaunt abroad becoming a celebrity (*) chef. He has a fancy watch that I felt sure was to be a plot point, but turned out to be a red herring. After acting sort of weird and shady, he proposes to Joss on the beach with enough rose petals and champagne that would do The Bachelor proud. I have one wish for this season and that is the show will stop separating Joss and Harry. Because it’s all a bit fizzier and bright when we’re with these two, right? (Also, they get the best lines which I will get to a bit later.)

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April and Marc have relocated to what we are supposed to believe is a smaller, less expensive house. Looks pretty good to me. Of course, that might be all the leftovers from April’s chic boutique, somehow still in business, even when they screw up and order 800 candles. (I dare you, show, to make this a plot point.) They are making out like teenagers while April’s actual teen goes on a school trip for a couple of days. This apparently throws April into a bit of a tizzy as she starts seeing the empty nest looming ahead and she gets a bit snippy and obsessive about creeping through Lucy’s Instagram account. This is not helped by Marc informing her he will not go back to school, which apparently was the plan, but wants to try giving his music career a real shot. Question: Did we know he had musical aspirations? Last I checked he was the best sous chef in all the land.

NEXT: Other problems in paradise