January 5, 2007
Genre(s): Drama, Romance
Barbara Covett is an older woman who doesn't seem to like herself or anyone else in Notes on a Scandal. When she meets Shelba Hart, she sees herself in the young woman. Though the two initially argue and seem to dislike each other, Barbara later helps Shelba deal with a problem at school, which leads to the two forming a close friendship. After discovering that Shelba cheated on her much older husband with one of her students and that the affair still continues, Barbara decides to manipulate the woman into becoming her friend and doing what she says. When Shelba chooses her family over the older woman, Barbara plots her revenge and vows to do whatever it takes to make Shelba regret that fateful decision.