The fourth season of Devious Maids shakes things up by adding new characters and reshuffling the pairings of the main cast. As the title of the show implies, the maids and their deviousness continue to take the spotlight.
Marisol Suarez (Ana Ortiz) is not contented juggling her fledging maids-for-hire business and her responsibilities as the scriptwriter of the movie version of her book, she also juggles her free time between the arms of successful movie producer, Peter Hudson (James Denton), and the “gorgeous morsel” that is Jesse Morgan (Nathan Owens). Carmen Luna (Roselyn Sánchez) has yet to consider herself a true maid because she continues to hold hopes of becoming a singing sensation. Zoila Diaz (Judy Reyes) actively changes her life after the loss of her baby. By changes her life, it means she takes the identity of a wealthy fashionista with a penchant for furs. It is a good thing that her barbed tongue retains its sharpness. Rosie Westmore’s (Dania Ramirez) whining goes up by a notch or ten as the zipper of her maid’s uniform goes down to almost dangerous territory. Rosie perfected the I-can-display-my-cleavage-to-the-hilt-because-I-sound-like-an-innocent-tween routine two seasons ago, now she just looks thirsty for attention.
As I mentioned in a previous entry, Evelyn Powell (Rebecca Wisocky) is the most watchable character on the show. She spews out venomous words, scorches the unworthy to the ground with her glares and looks gloriously gorgeous in her rich flowing silk and satin. This season, Evelyn has enough of husband Adrian Powell’s (Tom Irwin) shenanigans and wants to divorce him. However, there is a teeny-weeny caveat, the explosion at the Powell mansion at the end of the third season of Devious Maids rendered Adrian seriously injured. Evelyn cannot just leave in a huff while her husband is confined in a wheelchair without earning the ire of the well-heeled class. That, and losing the bazillion of dollars that support her lifestyle. Her fall from the pinnacle of the financial world makes Evelyn a mortal, but thank goodness it does not affect her acerbic wit one bit. Well, except that one time, when Adrian describes her what her life will be without his bazillion of dollars.
Here is a list of Evelyn Powell’s quotes from Season 4 of Devious Maids (with some quotes from Adrian Powell and Genevieve Delatour (Susan Lucci)):
“By the way, you are meanest person I’ve ever met. And I worked on Desperate Housewives.” – Eva Longoria as herself to Perry Westmore (Mariana Klaveno)
“Rosie, may I give you some advice? Stop whining.” – Genevieve Delatour. Genevieve has not spoken truer words.
“¡O, Santo Dios!” – Adrian Powell
“I am not going to lie. Being in a wheelchair is boring, and this promises to be positively … scintillating.” – Adrian Powell to Carmen Luna
“Hurtful, but I like the enthusiasm.” – Evelyn Powell to Gail Fleming (Julie Claire) when the latter calls the Powell mansion as “dusty old place”.
“I heard you traded oral sex for your eyelids surgery.” – Evelyn Powell to Gail Fleming to gain the latter’s trust.
“I planned on leaving him before the accident, but now that he’s an invalid, I can’t or everyone will think that I am a monster.” – Evelyn Powell talking about Adrian’s disability as a hindrance for marital separation.
“As soon as Adrian can walk, I am walking, too.” – Evelyn Powell
“Oh, this is just my sleep jewelry.” – Genevieve Delatour explaining why she wears dangling earrings with humungous stones in her sleep
“Vertical stripes, full windows, like a prison?” – Evelyn Powell on curtain choices
“Now, because Adrian is just stupid to get of the way of a falling ceiling beam, I’m stuck!” – Evelyn Powell
“Hypothetically, say there was a tragedy and someone’s husband was severely injured. How soon after could this woman divorce?” – Evelyn Powell
“But wait, what if she made a charitable donation. No Even if the charity was the inner-city, chilldrens, animal?” – Evelyn Powell
“You couldn’t kill that man’s penis with a stick. I know, I tried once.” – Evelyn Powell talking about Adrian’s, well, little Adrian
“It appears that we’re stuck at a blackmail impasse, my favorite kind of impasse.” – Adrian Powell to Carmen Luna
“How embarrassing for you.” – Genevieve Delatour to Marisol Suarez and Peter Hudson as she languidly sprawls her naked self on Peter’s couch.
“Daily exercise, good genetics and never eat a portion larger than a nickel.” – Genevieve Delatour on her beauty secrets.
“You, troll!” – Evelyn Powell to Adrian after learning that her husband is faking his injury.
“The only reason I’ve been staying with you is because I didn’t want people to think I was a monster for divorcing a cripple!” – Evelyn Powell
“But we’re both so deliciously twisted. You are the only person who can match me blow for blow.” – Adrian Powell persuading Evelyn not to divorce him. How romantic!
“Well, I’m sorry Adrian but from now on you’ll just have to blow yourself.” – Evelyn Powell’s retort to the quote just above this.
“I’ve been faking paralysis for the better part of six months. I’d like my sudden recovery to be miraculous but still believable.” – Adrian Powell explaining to Carmen Luna why he needs a cane.
“Evelyn has resting murder face.” – Adrian Powell
“I’m here because my husband is being a real a-hole. Pardon my French. And I need an even bigger a-hole to put him in his place. You seem to fit the bill.” – Evelyn Powell to a divorce attorney
“That is quite possibly the ugliest thing anyone has ever said to me.” – Evelyn Powell when Marisol Suarez tells her to get a job.
“What does someone in your position make? Million a year? Less?” – Evelyn Powell to a clothes salesperson.
“I’m penniless, barefoot and I just befriended a prostitute who undoubtedly has more money than me.” – Evelyn Powell after she is released from jail.
“Sometimes the only way to motivate the wealthy is to embarrass them.” – Evelyn Powell
“Marisol, it is bad enough that I have to be at work at 10, but must I also listen to your insipid pillow talk?” – Evelyn Powell
“I do enjoy belittling people. It really is my best thing.” – Evelyn Powell
“Is it possible I’m so beautiful that I turned him straight?” – Genevieve Delatour after sexually fluid hairdresser Fabian (Christopher Hanke) kisses her. Full on the lips.
“My skin has now touched polyester, and a piece of my soul has died.” – Evelyn Powell
“I’d like to strike the balance of sexy but pious.” – Evelyn Powell explains why she reads the Bible.
“Dear, God! I won’t trust myself around this gorgeous morsel either.” – Evelyn Powell upon seeing Jesse Morgan’s photo where he wears only a black brief.
“Carmen, I’m pretending to be sympathetic, the least you could do is to pretend to appreciate it.” – Evelyn Powell
“Why does the air smell so cheap yet so delicious?” – Evelyn Powell on Chinese takeout.
“However, when your penis falls off after being with Gail Fleming, please deposit it in the appropriate trash bin.” – Evelyn Powell to Adrian
“Tell me no one is killed or dismembered. Our parties do really have a terrible track record.” – Evelyn Powell
For more Evelyn Powell quotes, please read 10 Things I Love About Evelyn Powell.