Josslyn Carver, Mistresses
Josslyn Carver (Jes Macallan)
On mystery drama and soap opera series Mistresses, Josslyn Carver was a real estate agent who was described as free-spirited and capricious. She loved sex, had commitment issues, and had never been in a long term relationship at the start of the show.
Josslyn met lesbian character Alex in the pilot while Alex and her girlfriend were looking for a house and the two developed a flirtatious friendship. Eventually, the two hooked up and at first they decided to just be friends-with-benefits as Josselyn said she wasn’t gay, but more importantly, didn’t do relationships. After a while, Alex said she couldn’t just be friends anymore and Josselyn agreed to try and start a relationship.
At one point, Alex asked Josslyn if she missed men and Josslyn answered that she did. Right after they got together, Josselyn’s boss, Oliver, started flirting with her and it eventually lead to them sleeping together, effectively ending Alex and Josselyn’s relationship.
After the break-up with Alex, Josslyn had a conversation with her former brother-in-law who said they all knew her relationship with a woman wouldn’t work because Josslyn wasn’t a lesbian (it was never brought up that she could be bisexual). In her last conversation with Alex, Josslyn said she only agreed to enter into a relationship with Alex because she didn’t want to lose her and their connection as friends, and was only willing to engage in a romantic and sexual relationship to keep her in her life.
Josslyn’s relationship with Alex was mentioned again briefly in Season 3 when Josslyn mentioned her “spotty lesbionic past.” After her relationship with Alex, she only dated men on the show and eventually married Harry and gave birth to their child in the series finale.
- 52 episodes. 1x01 - 4x13
Female love interests:
- Alex (Shannyn Sossamon, recurring 8 episodes)
Relationship story arc with a woman: No
Male love interests:
- Scott (Justin Hartley, recurring 13 episodes)
- Harry Davis (Brett Tucker, regular 52 episodes)
- Olivier (Mike Dopud, recurring 7 episodes)
Relationship story arc with a man: Yes
Filter Relationship Arc:
Storyline during sweeps? No
 A relationship story arc is defined as explicit, developed on screen, and lasting more than 3 episodes. It is listed as questionable or subtext if romance is only implied, mentioned instead of shown on screen, part of a dream sequence, or otherwise not explicit for the viewer.
 Sweeps episodes air in February, May, July and November, the periods when advertising rates are set. A character is marked as "sweeps" when there is a very limited number of episodes that address their sexuality, all air during sweeps period, and the storyline is otherwise ignore/dropped.