Web of Desire is the story of Beth and Jake, who have a loving but rocky relationship since Beth works 70 hours a week as a busy ER nurse in a church-funded hospital. After saving the life of an overweight woman, Beth is practically worshiped by the woman's geeky son Jamie, who affectionately calls Beth "Doc" and tells her that if she ever needs a favor, he'll help her out. Among her colleagues are a first year resident student, Dr. Massey, who really respects Beth after she saves the woman in the ER. Her co-worker Dr, Brian Doyle seems like an incredibly jerky guy but at the end of the movie turns out not to be so bad at all. Her boss is Dr. Friedman, a very nice doctor who offers her a position as the head of the hospital's ER... the problem is, after she accepts Friedman's job offer, she now works 90 hours a week, with hardly any time at all for Jake and her two kids. As she grows more estranged from her family, her only friend she can talk to is in an online chat room, with the username Finn24. Finn24 is the only one Beth can confide in, and when they meet, Beth finds out that Finn Connors is actually a lesbian woman (or claims to be), not a man, to her surprise. Nevertheless the two hit it off, but when Finn drugs her one night, Beth finds herself under Finn's thumb and Finn shows Beth the psychotic side of her personality, so Beth turns to Jamie for the favor he offered her.
Web of Desire is a typical Lifetime movie; I really wished it didn't end so abruptly. It showed Beth and Jake rescuing Finn from a car accident at the end of the movie, but I was wondering how Beth would end up sorting things out at work with Brian, Friedman and Massey. Lifetime movies always end without closing the whole plot, but this one annoyed me that way.
The acting was no issue at all. William B. Davis was outstanding as always, and Vincent Gale and James Kirk were pretty good. Julia Tortolano was a little fake-sounding and not the best actor (she played the role of Beth's daughter). I liked the background music soundtrack to the movie, it wasn't very memorable but it wasn't bad either, and the plot, it was original as far as Lifetime movies go. If I were the script writer though I'd have finished the whole story. Was Finn arrested for her harassment of Beth? Did Beth patch things up with Brian Doyle? How did Beth explain things to her kids? Did she ever thank Jamie for the help he gave her in catching Finn? Was Beth able to get Dr. Friedman's trust back after he caught her in her office watching Finn's sick DVD? There are so many unanswered questions at the end of this movie that it's very frustrating; I'm only giving it 7/10 stars for that.