Army Wives

Season 4 Episode 6

Evasive Maneuvers

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM May 16, 2010 on Lifetime
6.3
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Marisol Evans moves to Fort Marshall hiding a dangerous secret. When rumors of suspected domestic violence began to surface and the army wives hope to underscore the importance of getting some help in an abusive relationship.

In order to keep her mind off of Chase, Pamela and Claudia Joy help organize a USO concert. While still in Afghanistan, Joan does her best to keep morale very high over there while the rebuilding of schools some of continues.
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  • A very important storyline, not just for Army families, but for all of those in relationships. Addressed in true Arm Wives fashion, they use close social bonds to try and help someone in need.moreless

    10
    Marisol Evans, the smiling woman from the commissary who helped with the cake dilemma a couple weeks back, now has her own dilemma, although it is far more serious than some smeared frosting. Her husband has been abusing her, both physically and emotionally, and Denise is called to her house after her husband reports a "fall". Denise instantly recognizes the signs of abuse from her own experience, and tries to help Marisol, and is pushed away at first through Marisol's denial, but after another beating from her husband, she knows where to go. She turns up on Denise's doorstep, hurt but ready for help. Our favorite ladies help her to start the steps she needs to get a restraining order in place and try to press charges against her husband. Her husband somehow managed to sign himself out of the barracks and come after Marisol, but luckily Claudia Joy catches wind of this and calls the police. Roxy and Denise help Marisol pack her things and leave their home, and take her to a USO show for a distraction.



    In a nice side story, Pamela and Joan work together to get a USO show with Wynonna Judd and Five for Fighting broadcast to Joan's troops out in Iraq. They seem uplifted and their morale boosted by a little show, and smiles are abound.



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    I think the domestic violence story was so important. It happens so often, (1 in 4 women) yet is still a problem struggling to get recognition. Very often it could be a problem of he said she said, victim denial, or blurred boundaries in regards to victim precipitation. I'm glad that the Army men were able to show their colors at being outraged to such disrespect and violence toward a woman, and Frank's confrontation of Marisol's former commander made me want to jump through the screen and yell "Hell yeah!" Unfortunately, not all women are as fortunate as Marisol, but I hope that we continue to bring any attention to this matter as we can.



    All in all, one of my favorite episodes so far of the season, based on all of the characters and the important storyline.moreless
  • This episode gets a cross a very important issue.

    9.5
    In this episode of Army Wives, the following happens. This episode deals with something which Army Wives has already touched upon before. We see an army wife being abused by her husband. When Denise finds out she gets everyone involved to get the situation under control and to get the wife away from her husband. We also see a USO concert taking place, which is broadcast to the soldiers fighting in Afghanistan. Overall this was a brilliant done episode. The abuse seemed so real that it had me in tears. Even though they have touched on this subject before, it was nice to see that the show acknowledges that abuse does happen, even in the army.moreless
Katelyn Pippy

Katelyn Pippy

Emmalin Holden

Terry Serpico

Terry Serpico

Major Frank Sherwood

Catherine Bell

Catherine Bell

Denise Sherwood

Wendy Davis

Wendy Davis

Lieutenant Colonel Joan Burton

Brigid Brannagh

Brigid Brannagh

Pamela Moran

Kim Delaney

Kim Delaney

Claudia Joy Holden

Gina Rodriguez

Gina Rodriguez

Marisol Evans

Guest Star

Samuel Whitten

Samuel Whitten

Pete Evans

Guest Star

Jason Giuliano

Jason Giuliano

SSGT David Cole

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