Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Originally titled Art of Betrayal, the nightly, hour-long Wicked Wicked Games was the fourth of the fledgling MyNetwork's English-language "novellas." When the series was first announced, Sean Young was billed as the leading character, ruthless real-estate magnate Blythe Hunter, by the time filming commenced, Young had been replaced by former child actress Tatum O'Neal. 25 years after she and her twin sons were abandoned by her husband Theodore Crawford (Clive Robertson), who threw her over for a much wealthier woman, the now-powerful and influential Blythe set about to orchestrate an intricate and fiendish plan of revenge. Her scheme involved having her grown sons Josh (David Smith) and Aaron (Jack Krizmanich) insinuate themselves into the lives and hearts of Crawford's daughters Emma (Jessie Ward) and Brooke (Kate French), the better to marry the girls so that Blythe could gain full control of Crawford's business empire in general and his "Tides" racetrack in particular. Complications ensued when, digressing from the plan, Aaron fell for party-girl Brooke instead of sensible Emma, while Josh, a doctor who initially had no idea what his mother was up to, suddenly tumbled to the revenge plot. The enormous supporting cast was headed by Femi Emiola as Blythe's assistant Lani Walker, who may have had more on her mind than mere job security. The first of the 65 Wicked Wicked Games episodes premiered December 6, 2006, as the replacement for the previous MyNetwork prime time soap opera Desire.