Marsha Mason to Guest on 'Army Wives'
Marsha Mason to Guest on 'Army Wives'
Glenn Diaz
Glenn Diaz
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Claudia Joy Holden, the general's wife on Army Wives, will get an unexpected visitor in Fort Marshall in Charleston, South Carolina. It's not just any person, it is none other than her socialite mother, Charlotte Meade.  TV Guide reports that four-time Oscar nominee Marsha Mason will guest as Holden's (Kim Delaney) distant mom in at least two episodes slated in mid-August.

Yet as things stand, it's highly possible that this is not going to be a happy reunion for both parties.  The society mom is supposedly harboring a less than pleasant agenda with her coming.
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If such is the case, Army Wives is up for some hardcore drama come August.  For once, the two's strained relationship is no secret.  It was said that Claudia Joy, 18 years ago, was in Harvard Law School.  She dropped and traded a potentially successful career to marry Michael Holden and become an Army wife.  Understandably, Mrs. Meade has a few things to say about the matter, especially in light of her granddaughter Amada's death earlier this season.  There might be some blaming, now that Claudia's life involves moving from base to base as Michael is deployed.  It's also significant to note that Charlotte was not present during Amanda's funeral.

Mason has won a Golden Globe for Best Actress for Cinderella Liberty in 1974, in addition to four Oscar nominations for Cinderella Liberty, Chapter Two, Only When I Laugh, and The Goodbye Girl.

Meanwhile, Army Wives is not doing shabbily itself.  It had the largest series premiere in Lifetime's 23 year history, drawing in 3.7 million viewers.  It is also the network's most-watched original drama series in total viewers, while topping the basic cable dramas among women 18-34 on basic cable.  Army Wives, a series based on Tanya Biank's Under the Sabers: The Unwritten Code of Military Marriage, follows the lives of four women and one man as they try to cope with the challenges of being soldiers' spouses.


-Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: TV Guide, TV Squad
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