8:00am PT by Kimberly Nordyke
'Married to Medicine' Preview: Mariah Says Sunday's Episode Marks 'The Beginning of a Lot of Drama' (Video)
The drama is just getting started on Married to Medicine.
So says star Mariah Huq, who tells The Hollywood Reporter that viewers should pay close attention to Sunday's episode of Bravo's new hit series.
"Some of the things that are said -- if you don't pay attention, you'll miss a few things and have to go back," she says. "This is one of those that you want to DVR. It's the beginning of a lot of drama that unfolds."
This week's premiere saw Mariah throw herself a birthday party where things didn't go quite as expected. Her best friend, Quad Lunceford-Webb, clashed with fellow doctors' wives Kari Wells and Toya Bush-Harris.
Asked if she was surprised at what happened at her birthday party, Mariah responds: "Well, I'm not ever surprised with this group of women. I was a little surprised it went as far as it did with all the finger-pointing, but I wasn't surprised that people expressed their feelings."
Viewers will get to see how the situation plays out at Mariah's Doctors on the Dock party in the upcoming episode. Mariah also tries to make things right with the group, but Quad goes on the attack, and Kari fights back by uninviting her to an upcoming event she's throwing with Mariah.
"It's a continuation from the party before, and it just kind of goes from there," she says. "With Quad, you can always expect drama and high energy and a whole lot of comedy. She's hilarious, and I can tell you that while I was watching the next episode, it was so funny -- I laughed so hard."
(For her part, Quad told THR last week that she was taken aback by some of the comments they were making to her and says she takes a stand in upcoming episodes.)
Mariah -- who also is a producer on the show -- adds that upcoming episodes will delve further into the medical world, revealing more than just the social aspects of it. She says viewers will get more insight into how the doctors navigate their careers with their home lives and also get to see the physicians with their patients.
As for later episodes, "things change down the line," she says. "People change, alliances change, and you see some things unfold that I don't think anybody will expect. It gets really, really interesting."
Married to Medicine airs at 9 p.m. Sunday. The premiere drew 1.9 million total viewers, including 1.2 million in the adults 18-49 demo, marking the network's highest-rated series premiere since Bethenny Getting Married? in June 2010. It also was the most-watched non-spinoff series premiere in network history.