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Countdown to Season 7: Spotlight on Roland

Posted By kim_messina 10:00am GMT

Roland (Sterling K. Brown) sacrificed his lucrative career as a psychologist to become an "Army Husband." He's married to now-Garrison Commander Joan. In the first season, Roland struggled with Joan's on and off deployments and subsequent treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. Their marriage got so difficult that Roland cheated on Joan with a visting magazine reporter. However, the couple later reconciled. They have two children: biological daughter Sara Elizabeth and adopted son David.

In Season 2, since Joan was back, Roland became a counselor for the Fort Marshall high school. However, he lost his job because he was accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student who confided in him. The charges were later cleared.

And while it hasn't always been easy to be a house-husband, Roland has proved to be a stellar stay-at-home dad—even throwing Sara Elizabeth her first birthday party while Joan was in Iraq, who joined via video chat.

In Season 6, David's father Marcus returned, as did his drug issues. Roland agreed to help him get treatment and allowed him to temporarily stay at the clinic, which he tried to hide from Joan. When Joan found out, she banned Marcus from seeing David ever again, which led Marcus to overdose.

View Roland's best moments in photos:
-Season 6, Episode 20: The War at Home
-Season 6, Episode 19: Centennial
-Season 6, Episode 18: Baby Steps
-Season 6, Episode 15: Tough Love
-Season 6, Episode 10: After Action Report
-Season 5, Episode 12: Firefight

Want even more Roland and "Army Wives"? Watch full episodes now!


Episode 8 Recap: the Sauciest Episode Yet?

Posted By CaitlinBergmann 8:40pm GMT

A sexy French maid uniform, a naughty Santa’s helper costume and edible undies ... oh my!

Sure, there were battle strategies, espionage, gunfire and all the usual stuff that comes with war games. Bottom line: Joan kicked Evan’s butt in this military exercise, and boy, did he have it coming! We knew one day he would get his, and we knew Joan would be the one to lower the boom. But let’s move on to more important things, like the sexy-products sale going on at Pamela’s house ... That’s what happened when Pamela encouraged one of the other Army wives to find a way to make money working from home. Who knew she’d end up selling for Aphrodite Unlimited, a company to help wives serve up a “dessert to make their tired husbands beg for seconds”?

Secret confession time: Which of these items from the episode would you buy? Time to vote!

What Saucy Item Would You Buy?

And what about that steamy last scene with Roland? Any guess on what Roland was wearing? Let’s hear it ... have at it. We’ll feature the most original answer in our next "Army Wives" newsletter.


Vote on the Biggest "Army Wives" Cheater!

Posted By CaitlinBergmann 3:43pm GMT

So many affairs in one show! Will there be one this season? Tell us your prediction below for a chance to win an "Army Wives" Season 2 DVD. Leave a comment and you're eligible to win! (Read the "Army Wives" DVD Sweepstakes Official Rules here.)

Also, it’s time to vote on the biggest cheater of all time. Vote below!

Who Is the Biggest "Army Wives" Cheater?

Time to have at it!


Ep. 8 Recap: Chase Gets Busted and Denise Crosses the Line

Posted By CaitlinBergmann 5:17pm GMT

What an episode! Tonight, Pamela's suspicions from last week's episode are dead on when Chase gets arrested with the rest of his Delta Force brothers during a war profiteering bust. The good news is that he's not involved in the crime.

Speaking of crimes, looks like Roxy's new old waitress, Sandi, is a fan of filing lawsuits when she doesn't get her way on the job. Roxy put her foot down, and with some legal advise from Claudia Joy, she calls Sandi's bluff.

Roland shows he's a man of his word and won't betray a student's trust, even to save his own teaching job, when she reveals to Roland that she has been accepted to West Point, but is gay. Karma pays off when the student becomes the teacher and Roland's pupil schools him on one very important lesson: the Army is about honor. She reveals her secret to secure his job when others assume they are having an inappropriate relationship off campus.

Denise lets her infatuation with Getti get the best of her when they share a passionate kiss at the hospital. How will she cope with this now that's she's officially crossed the line? Will her head or heart win this battle?

What did you think of tonight's episode? Is there hope for Denise and Frank or is this a sign that their marriage is over?

Like what you heard tonight on "Army Wives?" Learn more about the music featured in tonight's episode and check back for exclusive free downloads, too.


Shocking “Army Wives” Season 2 Premiere!

Posted By CaitlinBergmann 8:15pm GMT

If you've just finished watching the "Army Wives" Season 2 premiere (watch part one of the episode below), then your eyes are probably a little bit blurry while reading this because you've just been sobbing over the aftermath of the Hump Bar explosion. (I cried too while watching the show, if it makes you feel better.) Poor Claudia Joy and Michael, losing their eldest daughter. The final scene of the episode was simply heartbreaking and so memorable.

Here are a few of my other top show moments: Roxy watching deployed husband Trevor's emotional video, Pamela confessing her guilt over the now-deceased resident gossip Marilyn, the Joan–Roland reconnection in the hospital… Am I missing any? Tell me what you liked best!

Then after you dish on what happened in this week's show, I've got three suggestions for you:

1) Watch the premiere again! (It's just as good a second time.) See the first video installment above and then click here to watch the rest of the full episode of the Season 2 premiere of “Army Wives” online.

2) Click here to download one of the songs featured in the “Army Wives” premiere: “Nowhere to Now-here” by the Kin. It's free!

3) Stop back tomorrow for some late-breaking news about the “Army Wives” show and site.

See ya soon!

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"Army Wives" Recap: Season 1 Finale!

Posted By CaitlinBergmann 6:04pm GMT

I don't know about you, but I know I’m itching to find out what the heck happened at the Hump Bar in the Season 1 finale.

TV Guide is already calling it a "must-see of the week" and "totally worth the wait." (If you were wondering, Season 2 premieres Sunday, June 8 at 10 pm et/pt! Set your TiVos!)


"Army Wives" You Decide: Joan & Roland

Posted By CaitlinBergmann 6:35pm GMT

Army Wives' Joan & Roland: Together forever or destined for divorce? Have you spotted the "You Decide" polls we have running on the site? If not, make sure you let your voice be heard on our hot topics each week.

Welcome to Season 2 of "Army Wives"

Posted By CaitlinBergmann 11:01am GMT

And welcome to the inaugural post of the “Army Wives” blog, a salute to all things "Army Wives”! It’s the closest you can get to Fort Marshall without enlisting!

Watch the "Army Wives" Season 2 Trailer Now:

This is the only place where you’ll find the official word on your favorite military wives (and their families), so bookmark it and visit frequently and shamelessly — especially if you want to be first to get the buzz on show happenings. Here you can read exclusive interviews with some of the cast and crew of the TV show "Army Wives" (Sally Pressman, a.k.a. Roxy LeBlanc, is the first interview!). You’ll also get behind-the-scenes sneak peeks, show gossip and anything else they’ll let me reveal.

So here’s your first bit of insider news:

Season 2 of “Army Wives” begins Sunday, June 8, and will have 19 episodes in total. (If you recall, Season 1 had 13 episodes, so mathematics alone tells us that this year will be even better!) The day after each episode airs, myLifetime.com will feature the full streaming episode online so you can watch it all over again — or for the first time, if you missed it.

That’s not the only news: There’s a Season 1 recap so you can relive the entire season in just nine minutes, starting Sunday June 1. My advice: Begin with the recap and then move on to watching entire “Army Wives” episodes of Season 1 online, which will also be on the site starting June 1. I’ve been told that full episodes of Season 1 are only on myLifetime.com for two weeks, so as Pamela Moran would say: Have at it!

As the season progresses, I want to make sure you’re getting what you want on the blog, so tell me: What are you looking for? What do you want the scoop on? Which star are you dying to ask a question? Let me know and I’ll work on delivering it to you. So, don’t be shy ... leave a comment!

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