Carmen (Roselyn Sanchez) and Alejandro (Matt Cedeno) have a comfy arrangement on Devious Maids — the Season 2 premiere of which airs Sunday, April 20, at 10 p.m. ET.
She pretends to be the pop star's wife to hide the fact that he's gay, and he helps her get a singing career started.
But Carmen knows he is the one with more to lose — and she exploits that vulnerability in this sneak peek from the Lifetime soap's return.
As the scene starts, Alejandro suavely gets out of a limo at a red carpet event and waves to the adoring press. Then he holds out his hand for Carmen — only, Carmen never gets out of the cab.
Alejandro bends down to see why she's not getting out of the car. "If those people see me, they will know I'm not happy, and then they will talk about you," Carmen explains.
"Great. Now they're taking pictures of my ass!" Alejandro bemoans, getting back into the limo.
Turns out, Carmen feels that Alejandro's house manager isn't respecting her newfound social status.
"She's been mean to me for months,” Carmen complains. “She won't cook for me, do my laundry. I haven't said anything because I am so nice … I am not downstairs anymore. I am upstairs. You shouldn't let her humiliate me … I just need to know you support me."
The handsome singer acquiesces, and Carmen hits the red carpet on his arm, all smiles.
She may not be a maid anymore, but she's still devious as ever!