If you thought Season 2 of the hit Lifetime series, “Devious Maids,” had reached an all-time high of drama just wait until you find out what Marc Cherry has in store when next week’s episode airs on Sunday, May 18, at 10 p.m. EDT.
According to the synopsis of “The Bad Seed,” things are only going to get more mind-boggling by the minute when Nicholas’ jealousy causes distress in his relationship with Marisol. See, in episode 4 Marisol had become weary of Nick’s affiliation with their maid Opal. She questioned if her fiancé had some sort of romance with the employee and whether or not Opal’s son, Ethan, was actually Nick’s.
Marisol’s suspicions rose when she discovered that Nick had bequeathed $5 million to Ethan, but Opal reassured her that her fiancé is not the father. In fact, she says Ethan was a result of rape. Marisol buys the story, which saves Nick from having to explain himself and assures Ethan of the inheritance.
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But in episode 5, the tables of jealousy will turn when Nick gets antsy about Marisol’s friendship with her book editor. Hopefully these two can work through their issues because right now their relationship seems to be based on a bunch of lies. Typical -- especially in the world of “Devious Maids.”
“Lucinda crosses the line with Rosie” in next week’s episode while “a visitor creates problems for Carmen.” It’s also said that Tony will have to make a decision in “The Bad Seed,” which we think might have something to do with his affair with Evelyn.
But out of every teaser leaked to fans regarding episode 5, there’s one aspect in particular that caused skin bumps to cover our arms and legs: the title.
Every episode in Season 2 has been dubbed after a famous play. And this week’s episode just so happens to be named after the most chilling drama of all.
“The Bad Seed” is a 1954 novel by William March that was adapted into a successful and long-running Broadway play by Maxwell Anderson and directed by Mervyn LeRoy. The story is based on the 8-year-old child, Rhoda, of Kenneth and Christine Penmark, who turns out to be a notorious liar and ruthless killer. Rhoda had murdered her dog after she got bored if it, her neighbor who promised the child a necklace when she passed, a classmate after he won a perfect penmanship medal she thought she deserved and a maintenance man whose bed she sets a blaze after he connects the dots of the child’s brutal secret.
Eventually Rhoda’s mother catches on to her daughter's schemes and realizes the child must have the same genes as her birth mother, who was a notorious serial killer. Christine feels responsible for the monster she created and gives Rhoda anentire bottle of sleeping pills. She then shoots herself. The daughter ends up surviving the poisoning and continues to follow the deadly path.
Does this mean someone is going to join Alejandro on the list of Season 2 kills? Chime in with your predictions in the comments section below and don’t forget to tune into “Devious Maids” this Tuesday to find out how episode 5 is correlated with March’s disturbing story.