The return of Devious Maids’ Season 2, has some of the Latina domestics dealing with more family drama, a gay “in the closet” Latino singer, more murder, and Eva Longoria. Brace yourselves, spoilers included.
The Devious Maids April 20th premier drew in 2 million viewers, and a rise in viewership with the key 18-49 age group. The show climbed 15 percent with 951,000 viewers. And it also improved in other demos as well: a six-percent increase in the 25-54 age group with 916,000 viewers, and a three-percent rise with women in the 25-54 age group at 684,000 viewers; and 12 percent among women of the 18-49 age group with 706,000 viewers, The Wrap reported.
Season 1, of the hit Lifetime Television Network show, saw an even higher number of 3 million total viewers, along with a high number of criticism for and against the portrayal of Latinos. The show wrapped up Season 1 by ending a few plots by revealing the killer, and by not pulling “The Killing” technique on viewers; while other plots were left unfinished, so that perhaps the season could continue.
Dania Ramirez, who plays Rosie Falta, the widowed mother and Mexican immigrant, says there are more secrets coming this season. Ramirez also says the relationship between Rosie and Spence’s characters get more complicated; and her immigration status is in flux, the New York Daily News reported. Ramirez sees Spence and Rosie like the “Ross and Rachel” of Friends, “They can’t get together, it’s forbidden love,” Ramirez adds.
The first episode takes place three months after the Season 1 finale, with Ramirez, and Judy Reyes’ Zoila and her daughter Valentina, played by Edy Ganem living apart. As well as, Roselyn Sanchez’s Carmen dating her former boss, who is gay and in the closet, so to keep up straight appearances Carmen dates him with the promise that she will finally get her singing career; and, Ana Ortiz’s Marisol also returns.
Reyes reveals that Zoila’s deteriorating relationship with her daughter, Valentina, and Zoila’s marital problems forces her to move in with her melodramatic, and occasionally suicidal employer, Susan Lucci’s Genevieve Delatour.
“They end up living together, so hilarity ensues, and you’re gonna see Zoila in romantic scenarios,” Reyes said. “She gets in trouble with her kid, with her estranged husband, and she moves in with her boss, and they get in trouble together,” Reyes said.
They are many changes in store for Season 2, it includes Eva Longoria directing the premier episode. Lucci tells TV Guide, “You would never know this was her [Longoria’s] debut! Eva was wonderful to work with, smart, decisive, completely at ease and in sync with Marc Cherry [also Devious Maids co-producer].” “Now we have to get her on the show,” Lucci added.
Meanwhile, on date night at a red carpet event, Sanchez’s Carmen and Matt Cedeno’s Alejandro, Carmen gets cold feet about keeping up straight appearances as they arrive in their limo. Alejandro steps out, but Carmen refuses to leave the limo. Alejandro calms Carmen, but an emotional Carmen explains that if the paparazzi sees her crying, then they will know that she is not happy, US Weekly reports.
Besides Longoria directing, the Academy nominated actress June Squibb from the film Nebraska, is expected to play Lucci’s mother, in a two-episode story arc, The Wrap reports.