"Army Wives" returns with all new episodes beginning this Sunday at 10 pm et/pt. Watch a preview of what's to come in the coming weeks now:
Talk about a dramatic cliffhanger! Not since the bombing of the Hump Bar in the Season 1 finale have we all wanted to nervously bite our nails while awaiting what would happen next.
Okay, so we know you’re anxious to find out what happened to Pamela's beloved husband. In the meantime, that shouldn’t stop you all from having a little fun speculating. Hence, it's time for the weekly "Army Wives" poll!
Got another theory? Have at it below, and let us know! We’ll put the best answer in an upcoming "Army Wives" newsletter, as well as on our "Army Wives" Twitter and Facebook pages. Also, in case you missed the last blog post, we’ve got another DVD giveaway going. If you want to take home Season 2 on DVD, enter now.
Just in case you need more of an episode recap: Claudia Joy fights to keep her diabetes a secret, Denise wants to put her nursing skills to good use riding in the back of an ambulance, Trevor is stumbling a bit to become a super-recruiter and the Burtons’ pre-deployment romance was a big old bust.
Now that you’re up to speed, so go enter that sweeps we mentioned above!
There's been so many classic moments in Season 3, and many more to come on "Army Wives." We're challenging you to share your favorite quotes from the characters this season!
Roxy LeBlanc's "Roxyisms" always seem to take the cake, but share the ones you love here on the blog and you'll be eligible for a shot at winning a Season 2 DVD. It's that easy!
Well, between the last episode and this week who out there wasn’t biting their nails wondering what would happen to Denise and Claudia Joy after their car crash. Luckily, they were both OK (big sigh of relief!) and nurse Denise definitely helped care for her BFF until the paramedics arrived on the scene. Unfortunately, the cause for Claudia Joy’s bad driving that night was her blurred vision ... which she just found out is the result of diabetes. How this will affect all is sure to be a powerful storyline, especially for someone like Claudia Joy who can’t always put her health first when she’s tending to everyone else's needs.
Diabetes affects millions of people and their families. Check out our "Army Wives" Supports Diabetes Awareness page for more information.
Time to talk about the lighter side of this week’s show: Nothing is cuter than the little LeBlanc boys, especially the scene where Trevor took T.J. fishing in order to help get him past a little bit of sibling rivalry. Absolutely adorable!
Now on to our weekly "Army Wives" poll...
In honor of the "Project Runway" debut on Lifetime this past Thursday, we decided to make this week’s “Army Wives” poll about fashion. Which of the ladies of the show has the best sense of style. Weigh in and tell us! We’ll reveal the results in the weekly "Army Wives" newsletter that comes out on Friday. So vote below.And don’t forget...this is the last week to win a signed Jack Ingram CD in our blog giveaway, so go post a comment for your chance at the prize!
Read on for guest-blogger Tanya Biank's take on the latest episode of "Army Wives" and share your thoughts!
"To get through the hardest journey, we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping." It's an ancient Chinese proverb that applies well to today's Army wife. But I’d jazz it up a bit: "To get through the hardest journey, we need take only one step at a time — and it might as well be the tango."
We got that message this week loud and clear from Mrs. Jean Calhoun, the spitfire senator’s widow who drove her "handlers" Claudia Joy and Denise bonkers. After her colorful stay at Fort Marshall, which included hitching a ride in a Humvee with "the boys" and partying it up at the Hump Bar, Mrs. Calhoun had this to say to Claudia Joy and Denise, who hesitated when she told them to pack their bags for a surprise spa weekend getaway: "But you can, my dear. And you must. You have to be spontaneous every now and then. Keeps the blood flowing. If you don't mind my saying, you two worry too much. Go out. Have fun. You need to grab life by the throat and tell it who's boss. Because before you know it — The parade’s gone by."
And with that Mrs. Calhoun and her big handbag bid adieu. I've thought a great deal about Mrs. Calhoun's message and how it applies to military life, which like a military ceremony, can be orchestrated and choreographed down to the minutest of details.
While Claudia Joy and Denise may worry too much in the eyes of Mrs. Calhoun, there’s plenty to stress over these days as a military wife in wartime. But there’s also much to celebrate, such as love and dedication to family, friends and country. Strength and resiliency comes in knowing your family is part of a noble and courageous effort to make the world a safer and better place.
Mrs. Calhoun’s parting words reminded me of my visit to Fort Hood, Texas, last year. I met an amazing group of Army wives in the 4th Infantry Division who reminded me it's good for the spirit to kick up your heels and have some fun. I was in town as the guest speaker for "The Denim and Diamonds Ball." But this was unlike any ball I’d ever attended. For starters, no men were present—they were deployed to Iraq. (Who says you need men as dance partners?) Instead of gowns, the women wore jeans, cowboy hats and boots. A country band kept the dance floor packed with two-steppers and the generals’ wives did an expert job riding the mechanical bull.
The evening was a celebration of spirit, strength and courage during a stressful and difficult year. All of us, civilians and military alike, can take pointers from these real life Army wives, who chose for one night to come together to dance and laugh like there's no tomorrow.
Jean Calhoun would have had a blast.
Tanya Biank is the author of "Army Wives". Her book is the basis for Lifetime's "Army Wives". Tanya serves as a show consultant for "Army Wives" and is a syndicated columnist. Read her monthly column "Intel with Tanya Biank" at homefrontonline.com and find out more about the book behind the smash-hit "Army Wives" at tanyabiank.com.
We’ve seen a lot of great guest stars on "Army Wives" over the years: Barbara Eden, Marsha Mason, Rumer Willis, Ivan Sergei and Ana Ortiz. (Relive all their great moments in "Army Wives" Connections!) But singer Shelby Lynne brought down the house with two performances of songs that have yet to be released. (Trivia bonus: Lynne has done a little acting before, including a part as Johnny Cash’s mother in "Walk the Line.")
Shelby Lynne’s performance got us thinking about what other country crooners should star on "Army Wives." Here is what we propose. Let us know your favorite ... vote now!
Vote now and stay tuned, as we’re going to start doing some very special music giveaways starting next week. Also, speaking of giveaways ... this is your last chance to win our latest “Army Wives” Season 2 DVD giveaway, so enter now!
FYI: For those needing more of an episode recap, here goes: Joan struggled with leaving her baby girl behind, Michael gave Denise the cold shoulder (but realized he was wrong), Roxy helped a singer who was down on her luck (Shelby Lynne) and the Sherwoods continued to rekindle their romance!
Grammy Award winner and singer-songwriter Shelby Lynne will perform two new songs as the character of Stella Raye on Sunday's new episode of "Army Wives" at 10 pm et/pt. The new songs, "Beat the Blues" and "Like a Fool," were written and performed by Lynne.
Tonight's episode was full of twist and turns! First off, Haneen and Emmalin's special bond helps heal Michael's relationship with his daughter, Finn is the secret little genius of the LeBlanc household and Frank is being sent back overseas when his relationship with Denise is just beginning to brighten.
What was the most surprising moment of tonight's episode? Let us know, and you're eligible to win "Army Wives" Season 2 on DVD. Just leave a comment, and you're entered. (Read the official rules here.)