Armelia is a renaissance woman in every sense of the world. In addition to financially supporting her own children, who reside in her native Mexico, the loyal housekeeper does whatever is needed to ensure that the Cushing family’s Oakhurst home is an appropriate showplace for visiting movers and shakers. Like any domestic worth her salt, she is often acutely aware of her employers’ clandestine goings-on. What’s more, she’s a mother-figure to young Drew, perhaps more so than social-whirling Jacqueline has ever been. As William Ross Wallace famously wrote, the hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.
THE DRAMA BEGINS MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2011