Vivian Adams, Mistresses
Vivian Adams (Sonja Bennett)
On mystery drama and soap opera series Mistresses, Vivian Adams was suffering from aplastic anemia and was under the care of her doctor husband, Alec. Alec introduced Vivian to Karen, a psychologist working at the same hospital and who shared the same rare blood type as his wife, in the hopes that Karen would agree to donate her stem cells to help Vivian’s recovery. Vivian and Karen quickly bonded and formed a friendship.
Vivian confided in Karen that her marriage with Alec had become sexless after Vivian was diagnosed, and Karen became obsessed with helping them rekindle their relationship; however, the level of Karen’s interest made Vivian suspect that Karen wasn’t motivated just by their friendship. When she confronted Karen about her possible feelings for Alec, Karen admitted that she had feelings towards him but claimed that she didn’t want to come between them. Vivian surprised Karen by telling her that she found it “hot” that Karen was attracted to her husband, and that it also makes her attracted to Karen. This revelation lead to them having threesome with Alec, which eventually became a polyamorous relationship, after some confusion and pondering of feelings. Their polyamorous relationship came to halt when Karen confessed that she and Alec had sex when Vivian was out of town, but attempt to rekindle it after Karen finds out that she is pregnant with Alec’s baby. The relationship ended shortly thereafter when Vivian suddenly died because of her condition.
- 10 episodes. 3x01 - 3x13
Female love interests:
- Karen 💀 (Yunjin Kim, main cast)
Relationship story arc with a woman: Questionable
Male love interests:
- Alec (husband, Ed Quinn, recurring 10 episodes)
Relationship story arc with a man: Yes
Filter Relationship Arc:
Storyline during sweeps? Yes, summer sweeps
 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.