NBC’s ‘The Mysteries of Laura’ Discovers a New Sexual Threesome

Because the politics of sex in the modern American family unit were not already bizarre enough, Wednesday night’s edition of NBC’s The Mysteries of Laura introduced a new and even more disconcerting male-female arrangement. Or, male-female-male arrangement, I should say.

After going to a woman’s apartment to talk to her about the death of her husband, Detective Laura Diamond (Deborah Messing) and her partner and ex-husband Jake (Josh Lucas) find the woman with her husband. Her…other husband. Ladies and Gentleman, allow me to introduce you to the “Throuple”:

Wife: Can I help you?

Jake: NYPD. Is this Peter Drake's apartment? 

Wife: Yes. I'm his wife. Is something wrong?

Chris: Babe, who is it? 

Laura: I'm sorry. And you are... 

Wife: Oh, this is Chris, my husband. My other husband. 

Chris: The state didn't recognize it, of course. But this was a marriage... We both lost a husband.

Laura: I'm so sorry. I just need to understand. So this was a three-way marriage? 

Wife: The Post mentioned us in an article last month. They called what we have a "Throuple". 

Jake: So just to clarify the three of you... 

Wife: Live together. Sleep together. 

Laura: Wow. Sorry. 

Chris: It's okay, it's a new concept for most people.

So, a “Throuple,” which sounds like a dog breed that a Manhattan socialite might stuff in her purse, is actually a disturbing living arrangement between three highly confused adults.

I’m going to step away and weep for our future now.

Dylan Gwinn
Dylan Gwinn
Dylan Gwinn is an author and sports talk radio host.