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Carmen Luna
Carmen Luna
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Carmen Luna
Carmen Valdez
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Unnamed Mother
Oscar Valdez - Ex-Husband
Daniela Mercado - Daughter
Yolanda - Aunt
Josefina Mercado - Cousin
Unnamed Cousin-in-Law
Alejandro Rubio - Ex-Fiancé
Sebastien Dussault - Ex-Fiancé
S1 - S2 - S3 - S4
Ever since I was a kid, I knew I was meant to own nice things. Not clean them.
Carmen Luna, "Setting the Table"

Carmen Luna (previously Valdez) is one of the main characters and titular protagonists of Devious Maids. Having always dreamed of fame and riches, Carmen will go to great lengths to ensure that her ultimate goal of becoming a successful singer pans out. This entails her working for the famed Alejandro Rubio, although that hardly turns out in her favor: not for her career nor her love life. Other exploits have included a failed attempt to drop an album at the behest of her murderous lover, and even going up against her estranged daughter, but despite how many times her epic ambition might blow up in her face, Carmen always has her fabulous group of devious maids to fall back on - of which she is probably the most devious... and the worst at being a maid.


Early Life

That man I wrote the song about, he didn't care about my dreams. He tried to stop me.
Carmen Luna, "Setting the Table"
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A photograph of Carmen's baby, which she gave up for adoption. ("Terms of Endearment")

As a child, Carmen's mother died of cancer, thus leaving her to grow up without a maternal figure in her life. ("Scrambling the Eggs") In her teenage years, Carmen fell pregnant thanks to her high school sweetheart, Lucas, whom she never told about the baby, and was not in a position to care for the child; as such, she allowed her cousin Josefina Mercado to adopt her baby girl and raise her as her own. ("Suspicion", "Once More Unto the Bleach", "Blood, Sweat and Smears") Upon giving Danni to Josefina and her husband, Carmen promised to stay out of their lives forever. ("Sweeping with the Enemy")

At the age of seventeen, she married Oscar Valdez, a man who wanted a traditional Latin wife who would be a stay-at-home mom and care for him and their children. As time went on, they were never able to conceive a child, and so Carmen took up singing, which soon became a passion of hers. Oscar did not approve of this though, and tried to stop Carmen from following her dreams. Eventually, Carmen left Oscar in the middle of the night, and even going as far as abandoning her wedding ring. Despite Carmen wanting a divorce, Oscar would never sign the divorce papers, and so their marriage was never legally ended. With that, Carmen leaves for Beverly Hills in hopes of pursuing a career in singing. ("Setting the Table", "Taking Out the Trash") At some point, she works as a bartender, making her able to detect the scent of scotch when she smells it. ("Minding the Baby") In 2001, she starts working as a maid, believing it to be a "temporary" gig. ("Sweeping with the Enemy") Ten years later, someone accidentally mistakes Carmen for Penelope Cruz, which she revels in. ("Taking a Message") During all this time, she dates a variety of men, including one who liked when he spanked her, one who liked when she twisted his nipples and one who liked when she walked up and down his back in heels. ("The Bad Seed")

Carmen applies for a job as a maid to Latino singer, Alejandro Rubio, in hopes of getting close enough to him so she can play him her music and see if he's willing to help out with her career. When applying for the job, Alejandro's butler, Sam, appears to become extremely smitten with her, and so he disposes of all the other résumés so the housekeeper, Odessa, has no choice but to hire Carmen. ("Pilot") She goes on to befriend fellow maids, Rosie Falta, Zoila Diaz, and Flora Hernandez, but she and her friends are each told a terrible secret by Flora, which she had been keeping. For sometime, Flora has been plotting to become impregnated with a man's child and then blackmail him. Despite not approving of this, Carmen and the other maids agree to keep it a secret, but in the summer of 2013, Flora turns up dead, thus only leaving Carmen and a few others knowing the truth about her background. ("Pilot", "Totally Clean")

Season 1

The only reason I took this job was so I could become friends with Alejandro and play him my music; that's never gonna happen if that limping bitch keeps running interference!
Carmen Luna, "Pilot"
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Carmen tries to outsmart Odessa. ("Pilot")

Carmen attends the funeral of her friend a fellow maid Flora, who was stabbed under suspicious circumstances. As they leave, Rosie suggests that they tell the police what they know, but Carmen, Zoila and Valentina warn her against it. Carmen is later introduced as a maid under the employ of controlling housekeeper Odessa Burakov. The owner of the house Carmen works in, Alejandro Rubio, returns from his tour, and Carmen hopes to become friends with him as he is a famous music producer, however, Odessa does not allow Carmen to talk to him. When Carmen is eating lunch with her friends, they invite new maid Marisol over, and they seem to hit it off... until Marisol brings up the matter of Flora's death and the other three leave suspiciously. Later, Carmen attempts to serve Alejandro some orange juice, but is unable to thanks to Odessa, and the maid complains to Sam, someone else under Alejandro's employ, who reveals that he hired Carmen because he had a crush on her. Odessa later confronts Carmen, having found some of the maid's songs on her boss' iPod, realizing that she wants to be "discovered" by Alejandro. Carmen goes to Sam that night and has him wreck the elevator so the next morning, Odessa is unable to use it to take up Alejandro's breakfast tray, which Carmen slips a copy of her CD in. She attempts to take the tray up herself, using Odessa's leg as an excuse, but Odessa refuses, bringing the tray to Alejandro herself and furiously removing the CD. As she chases down Carmen, Odessa trips and falls down the stairs, her prosthetic leg detaching from her body and landing separately. Once Odessa is in hospital, Carmen sings while she works in front of Alejandro, and, much to her delight, he compliments her voice. Later, when having lunch with her friends again, they invite Marisol over, however, she has somewhere else to be, and walks past them. ("Pilot")

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A strategic hiding place. ("Setting the Table")

With Odessa still in hospital and Alejandro leaving for a tour, Carmen thinks it's time for she and Sam to sit back and enjoy all the luxuries of their boss's mansion. Sam is wary about the idea, but that doesn't stop Carmen from stripping down, diving into her employer's pool and swimming. Carmen later meets with her maid friends when Flora is brought up. She sees a newspaper article about her supposed killer and notes what a late page it's on, insisting that if Flora had been white then her death would have been front-page news. Sam is mad at Carmen when she invites Rosie, Zoila and Marisol over to lounge around the pool with drinks, but she gets him to allow her to do as she wishes by kissing him. Later, after using Alejandro's shower, Sam finds Carmen in nothing but a towel, playing a song on their employer's piano. She is singing and Sam finds it beautiful, wondering who she wrote such a sad ballad about. She says that she can sing about it but she can't talk about it, before pointing out how nice he's been to her. He says that it's because he likes her and asks if she likes him too. She does, but not in the way he thinks, to his disappointment. He wonders why she would do things such as kiss him and walk around naked - traditionally female signs of encouragement - and they begin to argue about it. Their argument is cut short when Odessa unexpectedly returns from the hospital, and she finds Sam cleaning with Carmen's towel. Carmen, meanwhile, is hiding naked inside the piano. Later she reveals the reason she can go as far as kissing Sam to get what she wants but not commit herself to a relationship is because the man who she wrote the song about didn't support her dream and tried to stop her. Sam promises that he would never do that, but Carmen cannot take such a chance. ("Setting the Table")

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Benny Soro paws his newest client. ("Wiping Away the Past")

Sam asks Carmen out on a date but she refuses to cave, saying that she's worried she might like him which would lead to marriage and kids and then she'd stop singing, which she cannot allow. He assures her that sooner or later she will say "yes" to him, but she assures him in turn that he won't. Carmen manages to land a meeting with a big music producer, Benny Soro, and she wants to secretly borrow Alejandro's expensive car to show up to his place. Sam refuses to let her but soon caves when she offers to go out on a date with him after all, acting as her chauffeur. He watches as she allows Benny Soro to paw her, insulting her heritage by saying that she needs to work more on her American accents because, while America likes Latinas, they don't like them to be too Latina. Carmen agrees, telling the producer that she'll do anything to get into the business. This promise reaches new heights when he tells Sam to drive them over to his place for sex, and the butler is utterly crushed when Carmen decides to go through with it. Later, Carmen is watching some news reports in order to work on her accent, just like Benny Soro told her to do. Sam comes in and tells his crush that she's too good to be pushed around by men like that, but she maintains that she will do whatever it takes to achieve her dream. This leads Sam to realize that she's not the girl she thought he was, and he calls off their date. She says it's okay, but he says it's not, having lost respect for her. She continues to work on her accent, crying as she does so. ("Wiping Away the Past")

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The life of the party. ("Making Your Bed")

Benny Soro is set to attend an A-list party at Alejandro's mansion and Carmen grows worried when she learns this because she doesn't want him to see her as a maid. She asks Alejandro for the day off and he grants her this, going as far as to actually invite her to the party as a guest while forcing Odessa to do Carmen's job and serve drinks, to the house manager's annoyance. Carmen knows that Odessa is unhappy and promises to do whatever she asks in repayment for this, and Odessa asks her to not attend the party. In the ten years she's been working for Alejandro, he's never made her a guest at one of his many events; additionally, Carmen is the maid and Odessa is her superior, so while she can handle waiting on Alejandro's friends, she cannot bare to wait on Carmen. Carmen reveals a secret to Odessa: next Monday, she turns 37, and that is very old for the music business. She says she has to get on the fast track to achieving her dream as soon as she can or else it's never going to happen, but Odessa doesn't care. She despises waiting on Carmen, especially since the maid appears to be the life of the party, dancing salsa with the guests and going to great lengths to successfully impress Benny Soro and the other celebrities. When she smashes a glass while dancing, Odessa is made to clean it up and Carmen feels incredibly guilty once she notices. Benny Soro ushers her away before she's able to help and Odessa appears humiliated. However, the Russian housekeeper acts deviously to get back at her co-worker, approaching Soro and revealing to him Carmen's real age. This causes him to phone her up and drop her as his client, to her own absolute devastation. She realizes that Odessa is behind this when she leaves a present for her on the counter - a glass, just like the one Carmen smashed - and their relationship becomes even more strained than it already is. ("Making Your Bed")

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Odessa saves Carmen from her ex-husband. ("Taking Out the Trash")

Carmen and Odessa continue to share a poor relationship; when Alejandro's bird bites Carmen, Odessa gives her a treat so that she will do it again, while Sam tries his best to stay out of the feuding. The butler is then shocked when asked by Carmen to lie to the man at the door about her being there, and the maid reveals this man to be her husband Oscar Valdez. She explains to her co-workers that she left him in the middle of the night because he didn't support her singing, having wanted her to be a traditional Puerto Rican housewife, and she never bothered getting a divorce because she knew he wouldn't agree to it. Sam thinks that she owes him an explanation but Carmen is reluctant to speak to him, appealing to Odessa who finally takes pity on the maid and tells her that some problems are just inescapable... she must face this man. Carmen does so, calling Oscar back to the house, and he promises her that he's changed and wants her back. She refuses because she still wants to be a famous singer, but he says that she can sing on the weekends at a bar he's lined up, not wanting her to be one of the many girls he sees who come to LA wanting to be stars only to end up wasting the best years of their lives. Carmen continually refuses to go with him and so he grabs her forcefully, saying that he is her husband and she must do as he says. When he starts to hurt her, Sam rushes in and tries to make him stop, only to receive a punch to the face and pass out. Odessa is next to threaten the man but he just pushes her away and begins to strangle his wife up against the wall... until Odessa hits him around the head with her prosthetic leg. Oscar is arrested and Carmen can't thank Odessa enough for her help; the two of them settle their differences and the latter suggests that maybe Carmen should thank Sam as well, leading to her finally allowing him into her life as her friend. ("Taking Out the Trash")

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Carmen admits her jealousy to Sam. ("Walking the Dog")

Carmen finds a strange woman by the name of Julie snooping around Alejandro's refrigerator and soon learns that she's the neighbor's chef, having been fired from her previous position because she was allergic to her boss' new Rottweiler. Sam, who takes a liking to her, told her that she could borrow a few ingredients, and he then reveals to Carmen that he's thinking of asking Julie out. That night, Carmen is unable to sleep because she can hear Sam and Julie having sex in the bedroom downstairs, and she goes to get them to stop. She tries reporting this behavior to Alejandro but he is just happy that Sam finally has someone in his life, since he's been lonely the entire four years in which he's been his butler. Still wanting to settle what she sees as a problem, Carmen seeks out Julie's old boss and offers to walk her Rottweiler, then taking it to Sam's bed and allowing it to roll all over the sheets. Later, when Sam and Julie start to have sex again, she is carted away in an ambulance because her allergies are so bad. Carmen feels incredibly guilty, having thought Julie would just get a rash or something, and Sam, figuring her out, concludes that she's jealous. She denies this, but then she goes to his room in the middle of the night and admits that she is, and he invites her in. ("Walking the Dog")

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Sam leaves in the middle of the night. ("Taking a Message")

Sam and Carmen wake up in the former's bed after having made love the previous night; Carmen insists that the two of them are merely friends with benefits, but Sam pressures her into being her girlfriend, which she soon agrees to. Carmen proceeds to meet up with her maid friends and they pool some money together in order to write Marisol a check, having heard that she was fired from her extra job at the Powells. However, Marisol feels guilty for taking their money and later gives it back, after a heated argument with Rosie. Sam and Carmen go to the supermarket together where Carmen receives free meat from the butcher, Bertha, who reveals to Sam that Carmen talks about him all the time, to his joy. She knows that Carmen wants to be a singer and wonders what Sam would like to do when he grows up; however, he reveals that he's perfectly happy being a butler, and thinks that he could be one for the rest of his life. While this pleases Bertha, Carmen is less than happy with the news, and she later asks Sam if he was joking. He says that he was not and wonders why it's a problem that he's happy with his life. She tells him that she needs to be with someone who has ambition, like her, because she knows herself and is certain that she won't end up with a butler. That night, Sam goes into Carmen's room and reveals that he quit his job. She is shocked by this, not wanting him to leave, but he does. He promises to come back, and when he does, she will be proud. As he parts, he assures that she was wrong about one thing: he is as ambitious as any man who ever lived, but his real ambition is her. ("Taking a Message")

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A sick Odessa opens up to Carmen. ("Minding the Baby")

Alejandro yells at his two remaining cleaners for shrinking his sweater in the laundry. Carmen knows that this is Odessa's job but, to her chagrin, she ends up taking the blame. She tries confronting Odessa and smells alcohol on her breath, later waking up in the middle of the night to find the Russian housekeeper crouched over a broken bottle of Alejandro's good scotch. She cuts herself on the glass and Carmen offers to fetch her first aid kit; however, amidst Odessa's pills she discovers the same medication Carmen's mother took when she had cancer, and she realizes that her co-worker has been drinking to cope with the pain. She takes the blame for the broken scotch as well, putting her in jeopardy with her boss, and the next day she begins cleaning the silverware, which is Odessa's job. Odessa is furious about this, now knowing that Carmen knows of her illness, and orders her not to take her work away from her... she's not dead yet. Later, Carmen makes Odessa a pot brownie to help with the pain because she knows medication doesn't always work, and this gets Odessa to open up about her past. She used to be a great ballerina until she got cancer in her leg and it had to be amputated. After that all she ever got from people was pity, which is why it annoyed her so much when Carmen did her chores for her. But the brownie was nice, and the two women are able to bond while reading Odessa's old dance reviews. ("Minding the Baby")

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Carmen berates her employer. ("Scrambling the Eggs")

Odessa's hair begins falling out due to chemotherapy, which means it's all over Alejandro's food. She and Carmen have to work fast to snatch it away before he and his guest have a chance to eat it, and this event leads them to decide that it's time to tell their employer of Odessa's condition. Later, Carmen stands beside Odessa as she reveals to Alejandro that she has cancer and will be taking some time off. She is very grateful for Carmen, who has been a godsend and will be taking over her chores, but Alejandro's heavily nonchalant reaction upsets them both. Carmen reports this to her maid friends who are sure that Alejandro cares deep down but something is stopping him from expressing his emotions. When Carmen is serving him dinner and asks if he would like to visit Odessa in the hospital, he refuses, saying he'll send some flowers instead. This leads to his maid throwing his plate at the wall and quitting, telling him that she only took this job because she respected him so much, but, after seeing the way he treats people, he's no longer who she wants to be when she grows up. She herself visits Odessa at the hospital and is surprised when she finds Alejandro in the hall. He tells Carmen that, when he became famous, people stopped kicking his ass and started constantly kissing it instead; therefore he's happy that she yelled at him earlier because she forced him to realize the error of his ways. She is given back her job and watches happily as Alejandro sings to Odessa. ("Scrambling the Eggs")

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Time for a shave. ("Hanging the Drapes")

With Odessa taking some time off, Alejandro wonders if Carmen could assume one of her old duties: shaving him. This surprises her at first, until she learns that Odessa doesn't shave Alejandro's face, but his hairy back, which, as she later tells the girls at lunch, is like "if you cross a werewolf with a Kardashian". She is disgusted by the request and so Marisol craftily suggests that she ask Alejandro for a big raise so that he won't want her to do it. However, to her further surprise, he agrees to the raise, and so she implores some liquid courage in order to finally begin shaving him. She is so grossed out that she has to look away, which means she ends up cutting him with the razor. He wonders why she wasn't looking and she reveals that she finds back hair "nasty", which hurts him deeply. He points out that he shared something personal with her that he's embarrassed by and says that Carmen should have trusted him enough as a boss to just tell him that she was uncomfortable doing what he asked. She believes him to be totally right, knowing that he doesn't let people in much, and so he decides to change that. He introduces Carmen to his date for the evening, someone very special to him. Carmen is shocked to learn that Alejandro's significant other, who no one's ever met, is a man by the name of Scott, meaning her employer is gay. ("Hanging the Drapes")

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Carmen is made to break up with Alejandro's boyfriend for him. ("Cleaning Out the Closet")

Following the revelation that Alejandro is gay, he starts bringing his boyfriend, Scott, home to his mansion following their dates. Scott would like for Alejandro to come out of the closet publicly but he refuses, knowing that it would ruin his career. Carmen, who's swamped with Odessa's workload, learns that Scott is to be a houseguest for the next four days due to his own home repairs going on, and Alejandro tells his maid that he plans on dumping him following this period, to her shock. The next morning she learns that Scott loves to clean, grateful that he takes over washing the kitchen, and realizes how helpful it would be for him to stick around. She tries convincing her boss not to break up with him by spinning his poor qualities into good ones, but Alejandro just takes this to mean that Scott and Carmen have a special bond, and so he asks her to break up with him in his stead. Very upset, Carmen tries breaking the news gently to Scott; however, this sends him into a rage and he ends up trashing Alejandro's living room. Carmen helps her employer clean it up, since he's too embarrassed to call the cops, while a heartbroken Scott heads to the press and spitefully tells them about Alejandro's homosexuality. ("Cleaning Out the Closet")

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Sam returns and asks Carmen to move in with him. ("Getting Out the Blood")

While having lunch with the girls, Carmen tries flirting with a reporter that seems interested in her so that he will pay for her meal, until she learns that he's just trying to clarify whether or not Alejandro Rubio is really gay. She refuses to comment, but, when he offers her a large sum of money, she begins to consider it. She asks her boss if he would ever think of coming out of the closet, but he is strongly against it, still deadest on the idea that it would ruin his career. He points out that she's the same as him: she cares about success more than love, and that's how he knows she will make it. However, Carmen is upset by this and ends up calling Sam, who shows up in an Armani suit and the revelation that he's enrolled in an agent school, wanting to manage Carmen's music career... but she reveals that that's no longer important to her, for she's realized that all she needs to be happy is him. With the two of them back together, Sam asks Carmen to move in with him and she agrees. Alejandro is happy to see them back together and gives Sam a congratulatory hug, which is unfortunate because both of them are topless and this highly contextual moment is being photographed by the reporter from the restaurant. Alejandro and Sam both try chasing him down and threaten to sue him, but the photos are released online nonetheless and the singer's career is in jeopardy. His managers say that he needs to get married in order to convince the press that he's straight, and he says that he knows just the girl for the job, meaning Carmen. ("Getting Out the Blood")

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Carmen deeply considers Alejandro's marriage proposal. ("Totally Clean")

Odessa finally returns, having beaten her cancer, and confides in Carmen that she's relieved to learn that Alejandro is gay because she's always had feelings for him and at least this means that, if she can't have him, no other woman will take her place. Carmen is then approached by her employer and asked to marry him, being told by his business managers that should she agree to this then they will produce an album for her and ensure that she becomes a star. Wanting this, she asks Sam if he'd be willing to wait two years for the divorce to occur, but he refuses, saying that Carmen has to choose between him and her career. She wants it all, but he tells her that she can't have it, leaving. She tries begging him to come back, only to find Odessa distraught over the fact that Alejandro is marrying her friend. There's no time to dwell on this, however, because Marisol summons all the girls to the hospital where Taylor Stappord is being treated for a gunshot wound. She tells them that her real name is Marisol Suarez and she's the mother of the boy arrested for Flora's murder; she took a job as a maid in order to learn everything she could and exonerate him. Rosie already knows, to her friends' shock, and they agree to help out once they learn that Marisol believes Philippe Delatour to be behind the devious maid's death. They work his and Genevieve's engagement party together while Marisol tries to get a confession on tape, but she is unsuccessful and Philippe is soon secretly murdered by the Powells, who make it look like a suicide. The maids approach the cops and tell them that, before Philippe died, he admitted to killing Flora, and thus Marisol's son is exonerated. They all later have a picnic to celebrate, but their good time is cut short when ICE officers show up to arrest Rosie. ("Totally Clean")

Season 2

You can't talk to me about pain until you've seen the light go out in the eyes of someone you love.
Carmen Luna, "The Bad Seed"
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Carmen as the future Mrs. Rubio. ("An Ideal Husband")

Three months after Rosie's arrest, Marisol arrives at her trial to be able to stay in the United States. Marisol sits down next to her friends, Carmen and Zoila. The two women ask Marisol if anything happened the night before with Nicholas. The former maid exclaims that he proposed, and she then begins to show off her huge engagement ring. Carmen is surprised and tells Marisol it's not real, but Marisol states that it is. Zoila cracks a joke and the three women start laughing. Judge D. Daves yells out, asking why there are people laughing in his courtroom. Marisol, Carmen, and Zoila immediately go silent. Rosie ends up being released, but has to return to court in six months, pleading her case for asylum. The four friends are then reunited. That night, Carmen and Alejandro return from a red carpet event and Carmen brags about how beautiful all the celebrities were up close, but she was still the prettiest. She wants him to buy her some new clothes but Alejandro reminds her she is just his fake girlfriend. Moreover, Carmen runs into problems with Odessa, when Carmen starts acting like the diva she always has been. The next night, Carmen and Alejandro arrive at another red carpet event, but Carmen refuses to get out of the car. He climbs back in and she complains about Odessa not respecting her. He says that he will support her more and she finally gets out of the car and smiled for the paparazzi. Carmen wakes up the next morning and tries to get Odessa to make her breakfast. She tells her if she doesn't then Alejandro will fire her. Odessa says she will save her the trouble and quits. Carmen breaks the news to Alejandro that Odessa quit. Alejandro is furious, Carmen says it is no big deal they can hire a new maid. He reminds her that they sleep in separate bedrooms and aren't really together, and a new maid will realize that and leak stories. He tells her she has to clean the house like she used to. Carmen apologizes to Odessa, and begs her to stay. Odessa says she isn't jealous of Carmen, she is happy for her, but she can’t stand Carmen “treating her like the help.” Odessa breaks down in tears and says she “thought she mattered” to Carmen. Carmen apologizes and Odessa agrees to stay. ("An Ideal Husband")

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Alejandro dies in Carmen's arms. ("The Dark at the Top of the Stairs")

Carmen and Alejandro are at some celebrity party when the former catches her fiancé flirting with a man by the name of Dario. Alejandro introduces the two of them. Carmen talks to Alejandro in private and tells him that people are going to start noticing the flirtations and then she asks who he is. Alejandro explains that he was 'the one' who got away. A former boyfriend that he was madly in love with. Their romance came to an end when Alejandro turned down moving to Europe with Dario. He then sends Carmen home. The following morning, Carmen gives Alejandro the third degree. She tells him if she is going to “have sex with boys from now on he has to do it at home so she doesn’t worry.” Alejandro confesses that Dario invited him to move to Spain with him, he says he is considering and their wedding might be off. Later, Carmen and Odessa read the contract, and it states that if Carmen and Alejandro are not married, Carmen will get nothing. She then decides to still throwing her engagement party, despite the face that her fake fiancé is out with Dario and told her he wants to leave the country with him. The guests are arriving and Alejandro is hammered. Carmen tries to turn their engagement party into a wedding so that Alejandro doesn’t leave her for Dario. Alejandro drags her down the hall and asks her what the hell she is doing. She cries to him that if they don’t get married she won’t get any of the things that was promised in their contract. He reassures her that he will honor the contract regardless of whether they are married. While they are talking they hear a raucous peer over the balcony at the engagement party. Men have barged in wearing ski masks and are robbing the guests just like the Powell’s house. One of the burglars fires his gun up in the air and shoots Alejandro in the chest, killing him. The burglars run out when they realize they have killed someone and Carmen sobs over his body. ("The Dark at the Top of the Stairs")

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Carmen and Odessa mourn the death of Alejandro. ("Dangerous Liaisons")

At Alejandro’s house, Carmen and Odessa are in for a shock. Alejandro’s family lawyer reveals to them that he left all of his money to charity and they have sold his house, Carmen and Odessa have four days to evacuate the premises. The next day, Carmen and Odessa help Renata plan Alejandro’s funeral. When Carmen learns that Beyonce and Kanye are coming to the services, she begins scheming. She proposes to Alejandro’s aunt that she sing at the funeral, obviously she has ulterior motives. Later, Odessa catches Carmen rehearsing a song for Alejandro’s funeral. She informs Carmen that this is a funeral, not an audition, and Alejandro’s love ones deserve to say good-bye to him with dignity. Carmen informs Odessa that Alejandro is dead, and she is not, and she “is going to be a star.” During the funeral, Carmen takes the stage but the reality sets in that Alejandro is really gone and she is unable to sing her song and breaks down in tears. Odessa comforts her. ("Dangerous Liaisons")

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Carmen gets a new job. ("Crimes of the Heart")

Carmen is busy interviewing for a maid position at the Westmore house, because now that Alejandro is dead - she is broke and homeless. She creates a big misunderstanding between Spence and Delmi, another maid who wanted the job, resulting she gets the job. Later, Rosie learns that Carmen is working for Spence and marches over to his mansion and informs her she has to quit. She is scared that Carmen will “tempt” Spence and she is in love with him. Carmen informs her that she has no intention of sleeping with her boss like Rosie did, and she has no intention of quitting because Rosie says so. Zoila and Marisol head over and lecture Carmen, they tell her if she is a good friend she will quit her job at Spence’s and they will loan her a little money to survive off from until she finds another job. Finally, Carmen comes to see Rosie and reveals that she is going to quit her job at Spence’s house for her. Rosie tells her that she doesn’t need to quit because she has decided to move on. Then, Reggie arrives for his date which Rosie. ("Crimes of the Heart")

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Something went wrong... ("The Bad Seed")

Spence reveals to Carmen he has to watch his suicidal nephew for a few days, his suicidal nephew turns out to be Ty, the teenager that tried to overdose on Alejandro’s yard. That night, Carmen is hanging out with Spence’s suicidal nephew. Carmen encourages him to have some friends over while Spence is at work. Later, Carmen heads to the store to get snacks and returns and finds Ty is having a rager, the house is full of hundreds of teens. Carmen tells him to kick everyone out. He argues that if she shuts down his party he will be depressed and might try to commit suicide again. Carmen sneaks outside and calls 911 and asks them to send a cop over. Later, the cops show up at Spence’s house to shut down Ty’s party. Carmen’s plan backfires and she and Ty wind up being arrested and thrown into a cell together. While they are arguing in the cell Carmen mentions that she loved Alejandro and he died in her arms. Ty feels horrible, Carmen has no idea he was involved in Alejandro’s death. Eventually, Spence bails Carmen and Ty out. ("The Bad Seed")

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Carmen shows off her talent. ("Private Lives")

When offered to sing at a music club one night, Carmen learns that the song must be in English and an original written by herself. As she has trouble writing, Ty enters the room and asks why she hasn't been cleaning. He even points out an old egg roll that has been sitting there for days. Carmen asks if he's good at English. He replies that he speaks with it and that Carmen understands what he is saying so he thinks he is pretty decent at it. The maid asks Ty if she can help write a song. Ty says that he has no clue how, but Carmen says she always sees him writing stuff in some journal. Ty reveals that it is his therapy journal and that he uses it to write his feelings. Carmen asks to use it, but he refuses. She then convinces him to clean the kitchen so she can write her song. Later, as she cleans Ty's room, she sees his therapy journal just lying there. She intentionally knocks it off the bed. When she picks it up, she starts reading it. Later on, Carmen thanks Ty. He is confused, and she reveals she read the journal and got inspiration for the song. Ty is furious and asks if she read anymore of the journal. She says she didn't, but Ty is still angry. He starts going off on the maid, threatening to get her fired for writing songs all day instead of cleaning. Carmen finally calms him down, and Ty ends up giving permission to use the song, but he refuses to go to the club to watch her perform. In the end though, he does go, and watches Carmen do a great job. ("Private Lives")

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Carmen pretends that her boyfriend is a celebrity. ("Betrayal")

Carmen receives a gift from Ty. She opens it and finds a leather jacket. She says she can’t keep it, because it is so expensive. Ty insists that she "made a huge difference in his life" She tries it on an falls in love and says she is never "taking it off". The next day, Rosie and Carmen comfort the former's friend from church, Concepcion. Her boss, Javier - none other than Zoila's new boyfriend - told Concepcion that she has to scrub his entire house spotless because Zoila insulted the cleaning. None of the maids are aware that Zoila is Javier's new girlfriend. Rosie says that she has to leave because Miguel gets out of school early that day. Carmen follows because Rosie is her ride. This leaves Zoila alone with her boyfriend's maid. Later, Spence finds Carmen’s new jacket and she confesses that his nephew Ty gave her the jacket. He is furious and says that she has to return it, she can’t accept a $3,000 gift from a 17 year old. Carmen returns the jacket to Ty, and says Spence told her to give it back. He begs her to keep it in her closet and hide it from Spence. She returns the jacket and tells him it was the thought that counts. Then Ty shocks Carmen and kisses her. After a discussion with Spence, Carmen pays Ty a visit and tries to let him down easy. She tells him that she has a serious boyfriend, and he is a famous celebrity so she can’t reveal his identity. Ty is devastated, and says whoever her boyfriend is he is lucky to have her. Carmen reports back to Spence and says that she dumped Ty like he told her to. He confesses that he got in a fight with Reggie, and Rosie is furious and told him that she will never see him again. Carmen comforts him and hugs him, while Ty watches from around the corner. ("Betrayal")

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Carmen realizes how insane Ty really is. ("Night, Mother")

Spence gives Carmen a note to deliver to Rosie since she isn’t answering his phone calls. His nephew catches them talking and is convinced that Spence is trying to sleep with Carmen. Later, Carmen is preparing dinner. While Carmen is setting the table, Ty slips something in Spence’s meal and sits down to dinner with him and Carmen. While they are eating Spence begins sweating and his stomach starts rumbling. He rushes off to the bathroom and Ty uses the opportunity to point out how old and undistinguished his uncle is. Later, Ty pays Carmen a visit and learns that she took Spence to the hospital the night before. The doctors think that he digested some household cleaners. Carmen puts two and two together and realizes that Ty poisoned his uncle, she asks him why he did it and Ty says that his uncle “doesn’t love her like he does”. Carmen is scared by what he said and she runs away. Later, Spence returns from the hospital and tells Ty that they need to talk. He reveals that Ty’s mother is on her way to pick him up and take him home, Ty protests and says he is just kicking him out so that he can have Carmen all to himself. Spence informs Ty that he is “going to get the help that he needs” and reveals that Carmen will not step foot in his house until Ty is gone. That night, Carmen is planning Spence a 20th anniversary party, since he has been on his soap opera for twenty years. Unbeknownst to her Ty is creeping in the bushes still watching her through the window. ("Night, Mother")

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Carmen stabs her aggressor. ("The Visit")

Carmen is at a café; she notices Ty hiding behind a menu a few tables over. She approaches him and accuses him of following her. She saw him at the market and the movies. She orders him to stop following her and informs him that she dates men, not confused little boys. Later, Ty calls a meeting with Ethan and the rest of their friends. He wants to rob Spence's home and save Carmen so he seems like a hero. Carmen also has lunch with Rosie and Zoila and they overhear Marisol's new nurse, Molly talking about her behind her back. That night, Spence’s house is full of a couple dozen of his co-workers form his soap, they are all milling around at his anniversary party. Ty shows up and says that he is just picking up his text book and heads to his room. Outside, Ethan and his two friends put on their ski masks and prepare to head into the house. While Carmen is cutting the cake, the three masked young men barge in with guns. Ethan hits Spence and takes Carmen hostage. However, before Ty can be the hero and save her, the young boy fall on the ground and Carmen stabs Ethan in the stomach with a cake knife. Ethan’s friends drag him out of the house and they make their getaway. While the police are searching the crime scene, Rosie arrives to check on Carmen and make sure she is okay. She talks a bit with Spence, telling him he looks good. Then, Carmen and Rosie thank Ty because, even if he did not really save her, he gave Carmen enough time to stab the masked man. ("The Visit")

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Er... Hangover? ("Long Day's Journey Into Night")

At Spence’s house, Carmen is rewatching her scenes on the news. She has received a lot of press since she stabbed one of the robbers - Ethan - that were interrupting Spence’s party. At this moment, Spence receives a phone call from his divorce lawyer because he is waiting for the judge to make a ruling on custody, after Peri threatened to move to Europe with Tucker. Spence hangs up and smashes a vase because he is so furious by what his lawyer told him. That night, Carmen finds Spence getting drunk in the kitchen, drinking away his sorrows because his ex-wife got custody of his son. He makes a deal with Carmen and gives her the day off tomorrow if she will get drunk with him. The next morning, Carmen is hung over and lying on the couch. At this moment, she receives a phone call from Marisol. She asks her if they can meet for the breakfeast the next day because she wants to tell her what Nick told her. Carmen agrees and then, she tells to Spence, who is hung over too, they have to get up and start their day because it is 1:00 in the afternoon. That night, Spence tries to get Carmen to get drunk with him again. At first she refuses, however he bribes her by agreeing to pay $2000 to get the transmission on her car fixed. He tells her he needs to talk to someone and he wants to help Carmen because she is his friend. The next day, Marisol goes to Spence's house in order to discover why Carmen was not present at their breakfeast. She discovers Carmen is hung over again and she is lying on the ground. She helps her to wake up, when Spence enters in the room without his pants. Marisol asks her friend what happened the last night, and Carmen tells her she did not sleep with Spence. Marisol tells her she believes her but Rosie could not if she knew about this. Carmen agrees and tells her she won't drink with Spence anymore. She adds they had an amazing conversation because once "the liquor is poured, the walls come down and the secrets come out". Marisol thinks about that and asks Carmen if the same thing could happen with pain pills, and her friend confirms it. That night, Carmen refuses to get drunk with Spence again and gives him a speech about getting his act together and drinking every single night. He tells her he is going to change his ways. ("Long Day's Journey Into Night")

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Carmen saves Spence from himself. ("You Can't Take It With You")

At lunch, Rosie shows Marisol and Carmen the necklace that Reggie brought her. Rosie says that Reggie bought her the necklace because she refuses to sleep with him. Carmen and Marisol ask why she refuses, and Rosie tells her that Reggie is embezzling Kenneth's money, and that he manipulated his uncle into kicking Lucinda and Didi out and later put Kenneth in the hospital. Rosie plans to find proof he is stealing the money so that she can turn him in to the cops. Later, at his home, Spence is fuming and reveals to Carmen that his soap opera character is being put in to a coma. Thinking it is humiliating, Spence pours himself a scotch, and Carmen lectures him about “coping with alcohol”, but Spence replies she is his maid, not his mom. Later, Carmen receives a phone call from the studio and learns that Spence never went to work. She finds him passed out in the living room, still drunk. She dumps a cup of cold water on him and slaps him, then drags him to the studio. She lies and says that he is practicing being in a coma and refuses to break character. They throw a hospital gown on him and tuck him into bed. They begin shooting the scene, but Spence starts snoring loudly and ruins the scene. Later that day, a delivery boy brings Spence his script, he is furious when he realizes that they are killing off his character. Carmen tells he have the time to visit Tucker in Europe now. Spence replies he can't pay for that and he does not have savings, because the divorce cleaned him out. Then, Spence asks where is his keys because he is going to the producers house to tell him off. Carmen refuses to give him his car keys because he has been drinking. Spence asks her for his keys more violently, and Carmen refuses, while she begins to run. Spence chases her but Carmen locks herself in the bathroom with the keys. Spence hits the door, asking his keys; Carmen seems afraid. That night, after Spence calms down, he comes in the living room and he says to Carmen he is sorry. Carmen informs him that he has to go to rehab, because she does not think he cans control his drinking problems. Spence refuses but the doorbell rings and Carmen lets in Rosie, she has come to convince Spence to go to rehab. Rosie tells Spence to go to rehab and hugs him and says she will wait for him. ("You Can't Take It With You")

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Carmen "takes care" of Tucker Westmore. ("Proof")

The next morning after Opal's death, Rosie and Carmen comfort Marisol, especially after Nick revealed to be interested by Opal's apartment. Later, Carmen receives a call from Spence, who is in rehab. She tells him she is busy, while she does one's nails. At this moment, Peri’s personal assistant, named Gavin, knocks on the door and drops off Tucker. Gavin asks where is Spence and Carmen pretends he is at a rehearsal. Gavin says that Peri’s nanny got arrested in Rome, and she can’t watch the baby because her movie doesn’t wrap for another week. Carmen refuses to take the baby, but the assistant says that if she keeps the baby alive for a week Peri will reconsider her custody agreement with Spence and let him see the baby more. Carmen agrees, and takes the baby in. Later, Carmen calls Rosie, telling her she can't do this anymore and she needs to get him out of here. Rosie realizes she talks about Tucker. Carmen says the baby is El Diablo because he has been here two hours and he already did a lot of bad things, that's why she says Rosie needs to take him. Rosie says she would love to do it but she can't because she has an important meeting, and she leaves. Later, Carmen has an audition for a salsa commercial, and has no idea what to do with Tucker. She heads to the audition and ties Tucker to the chair in the waiting room. He interrupts her audition by screaming and the woman in charge heads out to the waiting room and finds Tucker tied to the chair, she calls Carmen a “monster.” Rosie comes over to Spence’s house later, and helps Carmen put Tucker down for a nap. Rosie says she cannot believe what Carmen did, and she adds she won't do that with her future children. Carmen says she won't ever have children, because she has her dream. Rosie asks her what she will do if her dream does not come true. She adds she thinks that Carmen should consider having a baby of her own so that she has something to give her joy in life, but Carmen reassures her that she won’t need a baby because her dream is going to come true. ("Proof")

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New love, new opportunity. ("Look Back in Anger")

Carmen, Zoila, Rosie, and Marisol are heading to lunch. They arrive at the restaurant, and there is a sign on the door that says “closed for private event.” Inside, the girls find Spence waiting for Rosie in a room decked out in flowers. The girls leave the room while Rosie goes with Spence, asking if she wants to marry him. She agrees. That night, Carmen meets a man named Sebastien at a bar, and she confesses to him that she is depressed because her best friend got engaged and her dreams came true. Carmen says she wants to be a famous singer. Sebastien is surprised but Carmen gives him her demo to prove to him that she is a good singer. she then leaves the bar. The next day, due to Spence's financial problems, Rosie fires Carmen because the couple can't afford her. That night, Carmen heads to the bar to drown her sorrows and runs in to Sebastien. He tells her he listened to her demo and knows a major record producer and he gave her Carmen’s CD and got her a meeting with the label. Carmen is so grateful and she heads to Sebastien’s hotel and has sex with him. Afterwards, Carmen is ready to leave because she needs to help Rosie get ready for her wedding. Sebastien tells her he wants to see her again because he likes her. He adds he wants to be honest with her. Carmen is afraid: she thinks he lied about the meeting, but Sebastien tells her the meeting will happen, but the music executive she will meet is his wife. The next day is Rosie’s big day, and her three friends help her get ready. Rosie doesn’t know if she should marry Spence, because she doesn’t think she will be as happy with Spence as she was with Ernesto. However, her friends tell her she should not compare Spence with Ernesto, and her marriage will be happy because Spence loves her so much. After the wedding, Rosie and Spence and all of their friends and family follow them out of the church to see them off. Carmen notices Ty in his car. He drives towards the crowd, puts his mask and fires a whole round of bullets in to the crowd. Someone has been shot; Rosie drops her flowers on the ground. There is blood on it. ("Look Back in Anger")

Season 3

What have we done? We cheated on your wife. We lied to her. We used her. We were horrible!
Carmen Luna, "Whiplash"
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Carmen decides to leave Sebastien. ("Awakenings")

One of Carmen's nearest and dearest friends, Rosie, is shot by Ty, along with the minister and Zoila's husband, Pablo Diaz. Rosie enters a coma for the next four months, but Ty is quickly caught and arrested, presumably because Carmen saw him driving by before the shooting happened. During this time, Carmen's new lover, Sebastien, rents her a house, and the two continue their ongoing affair. Rosie eventually wakes up, with Carmen, Marisol, and Zoila each in her face, and the three women catch their friend up on recent events. During this, it becomes apparent that lately Carmen has shown a bit of resentment towards Marisol, who has become successful from her book about learning who killed Flora, and getting her son out of jail. This is later brought up with Sebastien that evening, as the two talk. However, Sebastien appears to be more interested in having sex than carrying on a conversation, thus frustrating Carmen further; she starts to believe he doesn't truly care for her. Sebastien reminds Carmen that he wouldn't just rent a house for someone he didn't really care about, and after a bit more persuasion, Carmen gives in and the two make love. The following day, Carmen and Zoila have lunch with a maid by the name of Blanca, where they are joined by Marisol. Carmen and Zoila tell Marisol of how Blanca was fired for wanting to change her work hours to attend college, and so Marisol manages to get her a job working for the Stappords, who have recently moved back to town. Some time later, Carmen calls Marisol, wondering if she'll attend a dinner she and Zoila are having with Rosie at the hospital, but is turned down, as Marisol has her book signing to attend to. Carmen is insulted, more so because she wasn't invited. Then, to make things worse, after ending the phone call, Carmen finds Sebastien showing her home around to potential buyers. Humiliated and enraged, Carmen ends up leaving him, despite how much Sebastien professes his love for her, and how she feels the same way. She ends up making up with Marisol who shows up for dinner after all, and Marisol allows her to stay in her guest room until she is able to get back on her feet. ("Awakenings")

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Marisol struggles to adhere to Carmen's wishes for the workplace. ("From Here to Eternity")

Carmen and the other girls visit Rosie is the hospital, who reveals the doctors say she will be able to check out soon. As they all converse, Zoila reveals her pregnancy, thus winning Rosie a bet that was made between her, Carmen, and Marisol; the latter two believed Zoila had simply gotten fat and that she was too old. The following morning, Carmen finds a woman waiting in Marisol's home, who is revealed to be Alma. It becomes known that Marisol intends on starting a maids placement agency, and so Carmen asks her friend if she will help find her a job. Reluctantly, Marisol agrees, though she pushes it aside for a bit, worrying that it made be a bad idea. Carmen later wonders when she should have a job ready, but Marisol states that Carmen has quite a bit of requirements, and that it may be easy. Alma soon arrives though, revealing to have gotten the job found for her, and that if Marisol could find her a job, she can find Carmen one too. This doesn't help Marisol's argument, and she tries to get rid of Alma before much more is said, and having become desperate, Carmen decides to drop any requirements, and tells her friend to find a job faster since, as Alma puts it, she is a "miracle worker". Carmen and Zoila later stop by Spence's apartment, bringing with them food so that Rosie doesn't have to cook immediately once getting home. Spence, who has been told by Rosie to have the apartment clean by the time she gets home from the hospital, decides to use this to his advantage, and manipulates the two maids into cleaning for him. Carmen later helps Rosie to leave the hospital, where she confides in Rosie about her annoyance with Marisol, who is putting off finding her a job. She then gets the idea to test her friend, and gets Rosie's nurse, Jerry, to call for a maid. Instead of suggesting Carmen, Marisol speaks of a Ruth Rodriguez, thus angering her. She confronts Marisol about this, who admits that Carmen is a lousy maid, and that if she finds her a job then it'll reflect poorly on her business. Carmen doesn't bother denying it, knowing that it's true, but she agrees to find a job a different way. Marisol receives a call later on, however, from Adrian Powell, revealing that Valentina has quit after getting engaged, and that he needs a new maid immediately; he adds that it doesn't matter how bad they are, that it even soothes Evelyn to yell at terrible help. Wanting to get Carmen out of her house, Marisol gets her the job. ("From Here to Eternity")

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The Powells acquire a new maid. ("The Awful Truth")

Carmen starts her job working for the Powells, but in the middle of cleaning, she receives a phone call from Sebastien, who still wants her back. She ends it though, and she soon meets Adrian, who has returned from a game of golf. After a brief conversation, a tour bus shows up outside, and the guide announces it as the Powell Murder House; Evelyn ends up throwing a shoe, and decides that they are moving. Later on, Carmen and her friends go dress shopping with Zoila to help her pick up a wedding gown, and sometime later, back at the Powell's home, Sebastien arrives, revealing to be their realtor. Carmen believes Sebastien to be doing this as a way to get close to her, but he is in fact telling the truth when saying he had no idea she was working for the Powells. As Carmen cleans sometime later, Sebastien finds and talks to her when alone, and again tries to get her to take him back. She finally gives in, and the two go to make love, but when the Powells arrives home early, Carmen is forced to get rid of him, and she also accidentally slams Adrian's hand into the door when he tries to enter the room. Once Sebastien is gone and she has re-dressed, she gets Adrian a bucket of ice to put his pained hand in, but due to his latest fetish with having pain inflicted on him, he tells Carmen her trial-run as his maid is over, and that she officially has a job. The following day, Carmen attends Zoila's wedding, where she and her friends meet Genevieve for the first time. After Marisol and Rosie leave to help with the guestbook, Carmen notices something off about Blanca, who agrees to tell her about it sometime later. The wedding ceremony begins, but before Zoila and Javier can officially wed, Rosie's supposedly deceased husband, Ernesto arrives, resulting in Rosie passing out from shock. The ceremony is put on hold, and Carmen and the other maids meet Ernesto, and when Zoila has a change of heart, she confesses to Javier the true paternity of her unborn child, and the wedding is called off. ("The Awful Truth")

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Walking on the boss' back; this wasn't in the job description... ("Since You Went Away")

Wanting her dress back from Blanca, Carmen stops by the Stappord's home where she is a met by an on-edge Taylor, who claims that the maid packed up and left in the middle of the night, presumably returning home to Arizona. Later on, while working, Carmen is met by Sebastien, who continuing to flirt, and eventually persuades his former lover to go to dinner with him (though, not without a lot of reluctance and the promise of having no sex being made.) She later has drinks with her friends as they all comfort Zoila, who has been left at the altar. Carmen takes note of Blanca's disappearance, and even goes as far as wishing death on her for not returning the borrowed dress. She later cleans some at the Powell's mansion; when Adrian overhears her tapping a rug, he comes up with an idea, and so he pretends to have thrown out his back. He claims to Carmen that it's normal, but that if she would just walk on his back, it'd work everything out. Though she does not wish to partake in this at first, out of fear she could hurt him, she eventually gives in when he fakes pain, thus actually causing him real pain... and pleasure. As a token of appreciation, Adrian later picks up a set of shoes for Carmen, but is also confronted by the fact that the maid isn't stupid, and that she is aware of his true kinks. Adrian decides it's not worth trying to deny it, and so he propositions her. Carmen goes to Sebastien about this, using it as a way to make him jealous when he cancels their dinner date, and she takes pleasure in him being against it, and that he also has no control over it. She does end up turning down Adrian's offer though, but not for long. Determined to have Carmen play the dominatrix role in his life, Adrian goes about all the right ways, even insulting her singing, thus receiving a slap, and beginning a new type of relationship. ("Since You Went Away")

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Adrian blackmails Carmen. ("The Talk of the Town")

Adrian awaits being "punished" by Carmen, with her having agreed to be his dominatrix, but she is too busy texting Sebastien, who is highly dissatisfied with the kind of relationship she's entered into with her boss. Finally she starts to beat Adrian (in a way that he likes) when he angers her by prying into her love life. Later, Marisol stops by to ask Evelyn how Carmen is turning out, and naturally it's not going so well since Carmen is such a horrendous maid. Marisol then wants to talk to Carmen herself and so checks the pool house where she lives... where she's currently dressed in leather and whipping Mr. Powell like he's a "bad cocker spaniel", to her friend's shock and horror. Carmen later heads to Marisol's place - where she is very pleased with the view of her new hot male maid Jesse - and is confronted about her behavior with Adrian; she knows it's wrong to do such things for extra money and promises to stop, which Marisol says is good because employers and employees should have boundaries. Later, Zoila calls Carmen to ask her about a sex move called the "blooming orchid", which Genevieve apparently performed in a sex tape with the murdered Louie Becker. Before Carmen can explain it, Evelyn confronts her with a shirt she ruined in the ironing, asking the maid why she shouldn't fire her right there and then. Carmen replies that Genevieve Delatour made a sex tape, and Evelyn is perfectly sated by this juicy piece of gossip. The next day, after a meeting with the girls, Carmen sees Adrian meeting with Sebastien. As he leaves, he asks her if she's still doing kinky sex stuff with her boss, but she says she decided to stop; he is happy and kisses her, but Adrian sees and, now knowing who her secret lover is, he threatens to tell Sebastien's wife about the affair if she doesn't continue to be his dominatrix. ("The Talk of the Town")

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Carmen comes clean regarding her and Adrian's S&M sessions. ("She Done Him Wrong")

An electric shock machine is introduced to Carmen and Adrian's S&M sessions and, when the latter angers his maid too hard, she ends up revving the machine past full blast and inducing a seizure in her boss. She calls Sebastien so he can help move Mr. Powell's unconscious body elsewhere, and then an ambulance is summoned; Evelyn is thrilled that Carmen saved her husband, and later Carmen goes to Marisol's house and confesses that she continued to act as Adrian's dominatrix and ended up accidentally putting him in the hospital. She expects her friend to be mad, but when Marisol hears that Adrian coerced her into doing it, she expresses nothing but sympathy. Carmen proceeds to wonder what she's going to do about the whole messy situation, but Marisol tells her that she has an idea. The two of them then go to Evelyn and tell her all about the S&M Carmen's been engaging in with her husband. Evelyn decides to speak with Adrian... and fire Carmen. However, Marisol comes to her friend's rescue, pointing out that Carmen has a very good case for a lawsuit against the Powells if they fire her simply for complaining about engaging in acts she was uncomfortable with as a result of blackmail. While Carmen would rather extort the Powells for all they're worth, Evelyn simply gives her her job back, to both her satisfaction and disappointment. She later tells Sebastien how the whole ordeal was hashed out and thanks him for being there for her; he implies that he always will be, but she sees this as unlikely because he has a wife. However, he reveals that he was a plan to get rid of his wife and his damning prenup. ("She Done Him Wrong")

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Sebastien's plan is set in motion as Carmen meets with his wife. ("The Turning Point")

Carmen is busy rehearsing for a show she's performing later when Sebastien arrives to applaud her; he can't stay long because he has plans with his wife Jacklyn, and due to Carmen's annoyance he reminds her that he has a plan to get rid of her. Carmen is later cleaning when she hears Evelyn on the phone with an adoption agency, unhappy with the fact that she soon might have a child to clean up after, but she proceeds to do her show and get spotted by talent scout Rick Hanson. He works for Needledrop Music and sets up a meeting for her, to her elation, and the next day she has a lunch with the girls where she insults them by calling herself "the hot one", Rosie "the dumb one", Zoila "the mean one" and Marisol "the other one". This is after Rosie shares her fears that something really bad happened to Blanca. When Carmen has her meeting, she is introduced to Needledrop's president: none other than Sebastien's wife Jacklyn Dussault! This makes her incredibly ill-at-ease and later she meets with Sebastien and learns that this was his plan; he arranged for her to get "discovered" so that his wife could produce an album for her and then she'd get rich and the prenup wouldn't matter because they'd be able to live off of all her success and the fortune that comes with it. Feeling too guilty about this, Carmen returns to Jacklyn and refuses to sign with her, at which Jacklyn insults the maid by telling her that she must just not be a star because she's obviously afraid of success. This then spurs Carmen into signing with Needledrop in spite of her reservations. ("The Turning Point")

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Beverly Hills' most awkward double date. ("Cries and Whispers")

The maids are all rocked by the news that Blanca apparently killed Louie Becker and went on to hang herself in an abandoned home; this doesn't sit right with them, and when Rosie presses the issue, they decide that they believe the story to be false and that someone in fact framed and killed poor Blanca. Carmen later goes to Jacklyn's office to discuss her new album when Sebastien, who was the one to discover Blanca's body, starts blowing up her phone; Jacklyn takes this to mean that her new client has a boyfriend and she insists on meeting him, wanting to do a double date with herself, Carmen, Sebastien, and Carmen's boyfriend - which obviously doesn't check out. When she tells Sebastien about it, he says that there must be someone who would love to be her boyfriend for the night, and so she asks out Doug, a worker at the coffee shop where she and the maids often meet who has a huge crush on Carmen, and is her biggest fan. At the restaurant, Doug is highly impressive with his in-depth knowledge of Carmen and her career, but everyone's nice time is ruined when Sebastien flirts with a waitress and he and Jacklyn end up getting into a fight about all the cheating he's done in the past. When Sebastien meets with Carmen later, she is furious with him because of the dinner; she recalls how he always said that Jacklyn was the problem in his marriage because of how cold she was, but Carmen knows her now, and she's not so cold after all. Carmen goes on to visit Jacklyn in her office and wonders why she stays with her cheating husband, calling her beautiful and saying how strong women such as them don't need men in their lives. This leads to Jacklyn kissing Carmen, to the latter's surprise. ("Cries and Whispers")

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Carmen shows the girls how Jacklyn kissed her. ("Bad Girl")

At lunch, Carmen tells the girls all about the kiss she shared with Jacklyn, worried that the latter may have a lesbian crush on her. She kisses Rosie to show them what it was like, but all that can be surmised is that Carmen should ask Jacklyn herself what the kiss meant to her. When Carmen sees Jacklyn kissing her employees casually, she decides that it meant nothing, but then, when she brings it up, Jacklyn assumes that it's because it meant something to her... and as such she arranges to meet up with her new client so that they can explore these lesbian urges together. Carmen is at a loss, meeting with Sebastien who thinks that this is great, because if he catches his wife cheating on him then the prenup will be broken and he will be free. He texts her from Carmen's phone to confirm a meet-up, arranging to walk in on them both and "catch them in the act", but Carmen is uncomfortable with this, especially when she actually meets with Jacklyn and comes to feel deeply sorry for her. Sebastien is running late, which ups Carmen's anxiety, and when Jacklyn compliments the maid on her honesty Carmen decides that she cannot go through with it; Jacklyn is understanding and, on her way out, Carmen tells her friend that she deserves to be happy - and if her marriage isn't making her happy then she should just end it. Later, Jacklyn decides to follow Carmen's advice, only for Sebastien to be distracted texting his lover. Jacklyn then discovers Carmen's phone in between the couch cushions and sees that Sebastien is texting her, coming to the rightful conclusion that she is the one her husband's been having and affair with. ("Bad Girl")

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Jacklyn owns Carmen now, putting a stop to her singing career. ("Whiplash")

Carmen is busy trying on a number of outfits in preparation for a live television interview to promote her new album when Sebastien stops by, questioning why she didn't go through with the plan to seduce Jacklyn and why she hasn't been returning his calls. She explains in order that she couldn't go through with it because Jacklyn has been nothing but nice to her, and she lost her phone. She begins to fret that she left it at Sebastien's house and that Jacklyn has found it, which is indeed true: right now, Jacklyn is in her office with Carmen's phone, vowing to make her pay for being the one who's screwing her husband. Carmen goes to Jacklyn and makes up some story about Sebastien being her realtor, which his wife seems to buy, and she proceeds to tell her lover that the two of them have to stop seeing each other for a while because she's very close to getting everything she's ever wanted. Sebastien points out that if they're not going to be seeing each other until after she releases her album then they'll have to make this meeting now count, and they proceed to make love. When Carmen is about to appear on live television, she is heavily nervous, but Jacklyn calms her down enough to approach the interviewers with confidence... until, instead of playing her new music video, they show a sex tape recorded when she and Sebastien had sex for the final time. It seems that Jacklyn never bought Carmen's story, and she hid a camera in the maid's room and switched the tapes. It is this that convinces Carmen to end things with Sebastien once and for all because she realizes how horribly they've treated his wife, and she hates who she is when she's with him. She then goes back to Jacklyn to apologize, totally understanding if the label wants to drop her, but Jacklyn makes clear that they have no intention of dropping her - they have her under an exclusive contract, so her album is going to sit on a shelf and rot while she is unable to make music anywhere else. ("Whiplash")

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Carmen might have room in her life for children after all... ("Terms of Endearment")

After waking up to find Deion, the Powells' new son, going through her private things, Carmen tries complaining to Evelyn, whose only affirmative action is taking the boy to Disneyland. When they return, Carmen demands that Evelyn punish him properly, and while Evelyn concedes that she doesn't want her new son to grow up without a healthy fear of authority, she herself doesn't want to be the one to have to inflict the discipline, and so she leaves that up to Carmen. As such, later, when Deion shoots the maid in the butt with a toy gun, she punishes him by having him do her chores. Evelyn is shocked to find him doing the housework that she pays Carmen to do, and so she docks her pay, to Carmen's anger. She storms over to Marisol's place and demands that she fix the situation, but Marisol simply explains to Carmen why Evelyn has such a hard time disciplining children - because of her son Barrett, who died young. Carmen confronts Evelyn about this after the latter hears Deion curse at a videogame and wants her maid to punish him for it; Carmen says that discipline won't mean anything unless it comes from Evelyn, and Evelyn reveals her woes of having punished Barrett very soon before his death, which is why it's hard for her to have to do it now with Deion. Carmen points out that if she wants to be a parent then she has to be open to all that entails, and so Evelyn has Deion apologize to Carmen for all he's done for her. Carmen finds this precious and Evelyn starts to believe that perhaps the former has a spot in her heart for children after all - it is then that Carmen looks at an old photograph of the baby girl she gave up for adoption. ("Terms of Endearment")

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Loneliness drives Carmen and Sebastien back together, again. ("Suspicion")

Adrian and Evelyn sit Deion down to ask if he'd like to be their full-time adoptive son; while he's saying yes, the Powells get a phone call which is answered by Carmen, who proceeds to interrupt the big family moment saying that Adrian needs to come now. As it turns out, it's his private investigator Rick Dresden, who's found Deion's birth father Wallace Jones and is sitting across from him right now. Wallace wants to meet Deion to make sure he's happy where he is, but Adrian can't have Evelyn finding out that he had the birth father contacted in the first place. As such, he hatches a new evil scheme on top of his pre-existing one, making plans for Evelyn and Deion to spend to day together out of town while he takes advantage of Carmen's "acting" abilities (with that being her new career path following the abolition of her album). She pretends to be Evelyn while they hire a young actor, Malik, to pretend to be Deion. Everything goes swimmingly with Wallace until the real Evelyn and Deion return, and Wallace realizes that some sort of dreadful ruse is afoot. He wants to take Deion away and Evelyn tells Adrian to fix it because if he loses Deion then he loses her as well. Carmen convinces him to give the Powells a second chance, explaining how she gave up her own baby to a good family and that it was the best thing for it, but then Adrian ruins things by attempting to bribe his way out of the situation. Wallace decides that the Powells are not a good family and he takes Deion away, to Evelyn's utter devastation. She breaks down crying and seeing this convinces Carmen to go back to Sebastien, not wanting to be alone any longer. ("Suspicion")

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Sebastien outs himself as the killer. ("Anatomy of a Murder")

Carmen arrives at the café to dine with the girls while they're discussing who killed Louie Becker and Blanca, believing themselves to be close to finding out the truth. Carmen wonders when they became maids who solve murders, wanting to talk about herself (for a change) and revealing the fact that she and Sebastien aren't only back together, but they're getting married. The other maids are shocked, not being particularly fond of Sebastien, and fake positive reactions. Carmen proceeds to visit Marisol at her house and asks her to tell the Powells that she's quitting her job, the reason being that Sebastien made a huge commission from selling their house and she doesn't need it anymore. Marisol tries warding her away from Sebastien, who she believes is a lying cheater, which leads to an argument between the two. However, Carmen starts to believe that Marisol is right about Sebastien when his "yoga instructor" turns up, clearly a girl he's sleeping with, and she begins to snoop around his condo. She discovers the dress that she gave to Blanca in the back of her fiancé's closet and realizes that he is the killer, and he knows she knows. Marisol, having learned the truth also, tries to get a hold of her endangered friend and so Sebastien texts her from Carmen's phone, saying to meet her at the Powell house. Marisol continually asks the arguing Powells where Carmen is, at which Sebastien enters holding a gun to her head, saying that she's right there. The four of them are taken hostage, and later so is Michael. He reveals how he slept with Taylor and killed Louie by accident when he found out, and then Blanca started to learn too much so he killed her too and framed her. Now that they all know the truth, he decides that he cannot let them live, and so he fills the house with gas and plans to blow them all up while he skips town. Carmen tries begging him to let him come with her as he leaves, giving Marisol enough time to escape her handcuffs and knock him out. Everyone gets free, but the house is still full of gas; when Sebastien knocks Adrian's S&M electric shock machine, a spark is ignited and the whole mansion explodes with him and Adrian still inside. Sebastien is dead, but Adrian's fate is more a mystery. ("Anatomy of a Murder")

Season 4

Well, nobody messes with Carmen Luna... or her daughter.
Carmen Luna, "Grime and Punishment"
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Carmen finds a place in her heart for her daughter. ("Once More Unto the Bleach")

Six months after the explosion and Carmen is lounging around the half-furnished Powell mansion; she is approached by Daniela Mercado, her cousin's daughter. She has a strong reaction to her appearance, which a now paralyzed Adrian finds odd, and finally Carmen admits that Daniela is in fact her daughter. She was a teenager when she birthed her and gave her away to her cousin to raise as her own, and Adrian, bored of being in his wheelchair, decides to "sin-tillate" himself by enhancing Carmen's discomfort; he invites Daniela to stay with them, taking satisfaction in the awkwardness, but later Carmen tries getting her daughter to leave by telling her that Mr. Powell is a pervert who will try to sleep with her. Daniela sees through her lies and comes to realize why her mother doesn't really speak of Carmen - because she's kind of a bitch - and later Carmen is forced to apologize, defending that she doesn't want to see Danni end up like her. Like Carmen, Daniela wants to be a singer, and, while Carmen sees herself as a lousy role model because she's still a maid, Danni actually sees her as really brave because she had the nerve to chase after her dreams even at her age. They hug, despite Carmen earlier saying that she wasn't a hugger, and later the maid asks her daughter if she'd like to grab some dinner. Danni lies and says that she's going to bed, but in fact she is sneaking out to crash the celebrity party at Peri and Spence Westmore's house. ("Once More Unto the Bleach")

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Daniela furthers her career in a way that Carmen disapproves of. ("Another One Wipes the Dust")

After overhearing Daniela arguing with her mother over the phone, Carmen is surprised to learn that she plans on staying in Los Angeles, trying in vain to convince her that it's not what's best for her career and that she needs a job. After meeting with Zoila and learning that she's lying to some guy about owning the house she's working at, then meeting with all the girls and hearing that Spence is a suspect in the recent murder of Peri Westmore, Carmen returns to the Powells' and learns from Danni that Adrian can walk, and he offered her a job as a maid to keep her mouth shut. Carmen is furious when she learns that her employer hired her daughter full-time, threatening to go to Evelyn as well if he does not fire her; however, Adrian says that if Carmen does this then he'll just tell Daniela who her real mother is, putting the two of them at a blackmail impasse. Carmen later encourages Zoila to dump her new boyfriend after learning he lives with his mother. Carmen later discovers Evelyn watching hidden camera footage of Danni seducing Adrian, having bribed her to do so so they can can divorce him rightfully, but then Adrian stands up to avoid her, meaning his wife now feels able to leave him. Carmen is furious at Danni for agreeing to have sex with Mr. Powell, even though he refused, but she reveals that Evelyn set her up a meeting with a music producer she knows, telling her "cousin" that if she were to leap on similar opportunities then maybe she wouldn't still be a maid. ("Another One Wipes the Dust")

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Carmen needs Josefina to come reprimand an out-of-control Danni. ("War and Grease")

Daniela is smoking weed when Carmen catches her and, not wanting to be controlling like Danni's mother Josefina, pretends to be cool with it in spite of this reckless behavior being very worrisome for her. Adrian later finds her doing Danni's chores for her and points out that she's letting her daughter get away with murder, which Carmen is less than pleased with, but she doesn't want Danni to hate her. She is distracted from all this when she meets with the girls; she learns that Zoila is enjoying many new perks as a result of being in Kyle's mother's inner-circle, while Marisol is being subject to Genevieve's revenge since she's dating her ex-husband. Danni later reveals that she went to smoke weed in Adrian's Bentley and accidentally crashed it, to Carmen's horror. Carmen offers to take it to a body shop and, so that Danni can pay her back, she requests that she help her work Zoila's party which is taking place that night, with Frances telling her that she has to host one if she wants to keep getting social invitations from "other" rich people. Carmen acts as quite the doting maid to Zoila in front of her new rich friends, though Danni isn't there because she's out drinking with her friends, with Carmen already having had trouble with the fact that her daughter had a threesome and got a tattoo the night prior. Danni rushes down there as soon as Carmen calls - well, after letting Jesse buy her a drink - and shows up drunk, meaning she ends up spilling over Frances and, when Carmen and Danni refuse to apologize to the old lady, Zoila is forced to fire them in front of everyone. She later goes to Carmen to apologize for treating her this way, pointing out that she likes being the new her because she can pretend she didn't just lose a baby, but Carmen points out in turn that the old her was a good friend. Carmen proceeds to try and scold Danni for everything she's been doing, only for Danni to brush her off by saying that she's not her mother. As such, Carmen calls Josefina and tells her that her daughter needs her. ("War and Grease")

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Hearing Danni sing makes Carmen very proud. ("Sweeping with the Enemy")

Josefina arrives to bring Daniela home, right after the latter has scored the chance to sing in a showcase. Carmen feels bad that Danni won't get the chance to sing in the showcase and wonders if Josefina can't let her stay after all, but Josefina points out that Carmen gave up her right to have any say in Danni's life when she gave her up for adoption. As such, after a meeting with the maids that Evelyn tries to join in on, Carmen goes directly to Danni to apologize, proposing a way to allow her to sing in the showcase after all by lying their asses off to her mother. Carmen tries arranging for the three of them to take a bus tour where the bus will break down and make it so that the the flight back to San Juan is missed, but Josefina doesn't seem to be going for it, meaning Carmen has to trick her into walking into a room so that she can barricade the door and trap her, so as to give Daniela a chance to sing. When Josefina is eventually freed by Adrian, she finds Danni and Carmen and is furious, though Carmen convinces her cousin to let Danni sing since she herself has been in many of similar showcases and it never went anywhere; as soon as Daniela realizes that nobody cares about her talent, she'll be on the first flight home. Josefina finally allows it, not caring about her daughter's amazing voice, but Carmen can't help but tear up at the fact that her daughter is an even better singer than her. Things go as Carmen predicted and nobody cares about the showcase but Carmen later begs Josefina not to take Danni home and to allow her to pursue a singing career because she's so good. Josefina refuses; Carmen wants her cousin to stop acting as though she's no one to Danni, since she gave birth to her, and Danni overhears this and is shocked. She storms away, not wanting to speak to either of her mothers. ("Sweeping with the Enemy")

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Carmen makes clear that Josefina is Danni's true parent, not her. ("A Time to Spill")

Carmen isn't as worried as Josefina about the current whereabouts of Daniela, encouraging her cousin to quit calling their shared daughter over and over. Josefina believes the reason Carmen isn't worried is because she's scared to face Danni, who she thinks will hate her. Danni is at Jesse's, who tells Marisol about the whole situation and, due to a misunderstanding, Marisol ends up spilling the secret to all the other girls, who are shocked that Carmen is a mother, before telling her friend that she knows where her daughter is. Carmen and Josefina then turn up at Jesse's place to confront Danni; Carmen tries defending herself but, as it turns out, she isn't the one that Danni is mad it - she is in fact mad at Josefina for lying to her her entire life, thinking that this explains why they're nothing alike and have nothing in common. Josefina tries assuring that all mothers and daughters fight, but Daniela tells her that she's not her mother and never was. Josefina proceeds to pack her bags to head back to the island, tearfully telling Carmen that she always feared the day that Danni would learn the truth and then pick her biological mother over the one that raised her. Indeed, Daniela wishes for Carmen to act like her mother now, only for Carmen to maintain that nothing's changed that that Danni's true mother is Josefina, who she needs to make things right with. Disappointed, Danni comes to realize that Carmen is right, and so has Jesse drive her to the airport so that she can go home and apologize to Josefina. And, while she's there, she also plans on finding her birth father, who Carmen earlier refused to talk about. ("A Time to Spill")

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Turning forty has its disadvantages... ("The Maid Who Knew Too Much")

Adrian gives Carmen a day off to celebrate her birthday, but she refuses to celebrate because she's turning 40 and cannot come to terms with it, with Adrian believing that the real reason she's freaking out is because she's reaching this grand milestone while having let her one and only real accomplishment - Danni - walk out the door. The phone then rings and a man named Justin is on the other end, wanting to get in touch with Daniela because she has an audition to be a dancer in a B.T. Chill music video. Excited by this opportunity, Carmen decides that she herself will go to the audition in Danni's place, proceeding to tell this to the girls. They doubt she'll be able to pass for a 20-year-old, and Carmen starts to believe that they might be right when Doug, the barista who is in love with her and constantly gives her free stuff, makes her pay for her coffee. When she shows up at the audition, she is initially dismissed by Justin and the others, but she insists that she came there to dance and that's what she's going to do. She is a little intimidated by the younger dancers who have come for the audition, such as Lucy, but manages to dance even better than them, being picked over Lucy when the two of them are selected to dance alongside one another. However, Carmen proceeds to throw her back out while gloating, causing Justin to decide that maybe they've seen enough of her after all. She is heartbroken and proceeds to the coffee place where Doug again tries to make her pay for her drink, and she bursts out crying, complaining that she's old and that her life is falling apart. He reveals that the reason he hasn't been giving her free stuff of late is because the boss installed a security camera to ensure that he wouldn't, and he assures her that she is the most beautiful woman in the world to him. Because of this, Carmen has sex with him, to the shock of them both. ("The Maid Who Knew Too Much")

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Carmen makes a mistake in dumping Doug. ("Blood, Sweat and Smears")

While meeting with the girls as they discuss things such as Rosie's accident and Genevieve joining The Circle, Carmen is approached by Doug, who acts in such a way that allows Marisol to determine that the two of them had sex. Carmen confesses to this, and the other maids are shocked to learn that Doug is the best sex she's ever had. Later, after having sex with Doug a few more times, Carmen complains that her daughter Danni is driving her crazy because, according to an email she received, she's asking around about her birth father. Carmen explains that it would be very bad if her high school sweetheart, Lucas, were to find out about their daughter because she never even told him she was pregnant, and she asks Doug if she can use his computer to reply to the email. He is only too happy to help, but, while on the computer, Carmen discovers a folder full of pictures of her, including shots of her sleeping and even one image with her head removed. She begins to fear Doug is some kind of deranged stalker and gets out of his home as quick as she's able. She fears dumping him though in case he freaks out, and so she asks Marisol for advice on how to get him to dump her, since Marisol is pretty great at driving men away. Marisol is merely insulted by this and then Carmen is approached by Evelyn, who wants the gate code to the mansion to be alerted when Adrian isn't home. Carmen agrees to give her these things after picking through her closet, and later she attempts to look ugly to drive Doug away, not that this works. Finally, she approaches him in his workplace and says that she'd like to break up, begging that he not kill her or anyone else. She mentions the pictures she found and he explains that he had those because he was working on editing her next album cover. Still though, she wants to dump him because he was nothing more to her than a fling. Doug, insulted, proceeds to contact Danni and tell her about her birth father, Lucas, as an act of revenge. ("Blood, Sweat and Smears")

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A mother tries earning her daughter's forgiveness. ("I Saw the Shine")

Evelyn has Carmen move some things around the mansion as she splits it down the middle, designating one side for herself and the other for Adrian, deciding that Carmen shall be used as an intermediary so that they don't have to actually speak to one another. This soon falls apart when, after Carmen meets with the girls briefly, Adrian reviews some security footage and realizes that Evelyn got back into the house simply by punching in the gate code, meaning Carmen must have given it to her; as such, Adrian fires Carmen, who then points out to Evelyn that keeping her around would really annoy her husband, and so she is re-hired to work solely in Mrs. Powell's half of the mansion. However, Adrian has already hired a maid to replace her and clean his half - Daniela, who's apparently back from Puerto Rico and is insanely furious with Carmen due to how they left things. She reveals that she found out who her father was and that he died never knowing that he had a daughter, which devastates Carmen and causes Danni to announce that she is nothing to her. Evelyn later finds Carmen crying over the loss of Lucas, who she sees as the only man she ever truly loved, and Evelyn reveals that she felt the same way about Adrian when she thought he died in the explosion, and thus she is able to empathize with and comfort her maid. Carmen later re-approaches Danni and tells her about her father, even giving her a ring that once belonged to him. When Carmen is gone, Danni calls her father, who's apparently still alive, and tells him not to fly out to Beverly Hills because Carmen doesn't want to see him. ("I Saw the Shine")

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Carmen is both jealous of and happy for her child's success. ("Much Ado About Buffing")

Daniela approaches Carmen and claims to have forgiven her and invites her out to dinner; however, it appears she still hates her birth mother a considerable amount, and is simply playing her for some unknown reason. Later, Carmen goes to the girls with the casting calls for Marisol's film, wanting to audition for the role based on her - "Carmelita" - while the others read the casting calls for those based on themselves. Danni intends to audition for the role of Carmelita as well, and the only reason she's hanging out with Carmen is so that she can study and imitate her. Carmen is later rehearsing for the audition when Daniela meets her for the dinner, then copying Carmen's mannerisms as she gets ready to go out, becoming the perfect mirror image of her mother. When Carmen shows up for the audition, surrounded by all the young sexy Carmelitas, she is shocked to see Danni has shown up as well, and very hurt to learn that the only reason her daughter spent any time with her was so that she could perfect her acting technique. Because she's so angry, Hugh Metzger reacts poorly to her audition, for he feels she isn't being sexy enough, and when she mentions that she's also a friend of Marisol's (whom he despises), the audition is a total failure and she has to go. Carmen later goes to Danni to apologize, thinking it's stupid to fight over some part in a movie that neither of them are going to get, but Danni reveals that she got a callback. While Carmen is indeed jealous, as Danni had hoped, she's also very happy for her daughter, even advising her on which dress to wear so that she can appear as sexy as possible - per Hugh Metzger's directive. However, Hugh's intentions are far from honorable. ("Much Ado About Buffing")

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Daniela is accepted, fully, as Carmen's daughter. ("Grime and Punishment")

The girls discuss what is known about Peri's murder and Marisol reveals that she was probably raped by Hugh Metzger, who's done that sort of thing before. This worries Carmen because Danni had a callback with him the night before, and so she calls her to warn her that Hugh is dangerous and not to drink anything he gives her, but Danni dismisses it as her being jealous. However, when Hugh gives her a drink, she switches her glass with his and he ends up passing out, at which Danni calls Carmen in a panic. Knowing the police to be useless in these matters, Carmen decides to call Rosie instead, and the three of them question Hugh while he's tied up, forcing him to confess that he raped Peri and has been funding The Circle for years because he's Tucker's father. However, he didn't kill her; he left on the night of the party because Peri had caught him trying to rape someone else and threatened to expose it. Before he can say who he now realizes the killer to be, however, he has a heart attack, and so the maids call the paramedics and run. Danni goes to Carmen with a "gift" to say thank you, and Carmen refers to her as her daughter, deciding that they should start fresh with their relationship. They share a hug, and Carmen comments that it would be nice for Lucas to see them now, still under the impression that he's dead. It's soon discovered Gail Fleming is the killer and so Carmen, while working her engagement party to Adrian, helps redirect her to the study where Rosie confronts her and has her arrested for her crimes. According to Carmen when the Powells ask, this really put a downer on the party. All's pretty well though, and a year goes by and Carmen attends the wedding of Peter and Marisol. However, Marisol doesn't show up, and when the maids investigate they suspect foul play is at hand. ("Grime and Punishment")

Later Life

Marisol then proceeds to wake up, having dreamed the entire wedding and kidnapping, and goes on to marry Peter for real.[1] As for Carmen's reality, she's finally put on the path to stardom and becomes aware of the fact that Lucas - her one true love - is alive. Of course she is upset with Danni at first when learning that she's been lied to.[2][3] Carmen eventually becomes a big music star and hires a 'devious' maid of her own.[4]



This is a gallery of photographic stills released to promote the character.