Review | Army Wives

Credit: Lifetime

Air Date: Sunday 5/16

Us Rating: ***

It took three years, but this military drama is finally delivering with powerful story lines and rich character arcs. This week, Denise (Catherine Bell), Claudia (Kim Delaney) and their circle discover that new arrival Marisol (Gina Rodriguez) has an abusive husband. The writers and stars handle this oft-told tale with straightforward sincerity, and the macho army-world setting heightens the tension (the abuser's commander attempts a cover-up). Even singer Wynonna Judd's guest appearance fits into the plot easily. (Lifetime, 10 P.M.)