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‘Save Me’: Heche becomes enlightened

Anne Heche plays a rage-filled housewife who changes her tune after a near-death experience in NBC’s “Save Me.”
Anne Heche plays a rage-filled housewife who changes her tune after a near-death experience in NBC’s “Save Me.” Colleen Hayes/NBC

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In “Save Me,” Anne Heche plays a housewife named Beth who wants to murder her husband as he lies sleeping. He has been cheating on her, but only because she has been such an awful, rage-filled, narcissistic person. Her teen daughter despises her, and so do her neighbors, who cringe when she tries to join them for lunch.

But Beth has a near death experience while drunkenly choking on a sandwich, and when she comes to, she is a changed woman.

Anne Heche as a prophet — there’s an elevator pitch. There’s nothing funny or fresh about “Save Me,” which NBC is burning off over the next few weeks. Beth runs around town showing everybody how profoundly she has transformed herself, how she has woken up.

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