April 01, 2011 08:02:35 GMT
Mildred opens her new restaurant, and is overwhelmed with all the tasks in the kitchen until help comes from a former fellow waitress.
HBO has released some clips and a promo video ahead of "Mildred Pierce" part 3 airing on Sunday, April 3. The sneak peeks mostly highlight the hectic situation in the kitchen as Mildred moves forward with preparations for her new chicken-and-pie restaurant.
After a slow start on opening night, the restaurant fills to capacity, and Mildred gladly welcomes Ida - her former fellow waitress at the diner - to help manage the frenzy. Among the guests is Monty, who wastes no time reacquainting himself with Mildred, and impressing Veda with his refined stature.
At Monty's suggestion, Mildred hires a new piano teacher for Veda, but is unable to buy her a new piano when the repeal of prohibition forces her to add a bar to the restaurant. As Veda grows resentful, Mildred chafes at the indolent Monty and his extravagant lifestyle, culminating in an emotional New Year's Eve faceoff.
Based on James M. Cain's classic noir novel, "Mildred Pierce" stars Kate Winslet as the title character. Evan Rachel Wood, Melissa Leo and Guy Pearce also support the mini series which was premiered last week on March 27.
'Mildred Pierce' part 3 clip 1:
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'Mildred Pierce' part 3 (promo):