I have to admit, this week's episode of Desperate Housewives made me pretty uncomfortable at times. Between the dying woman frantic to rid her conscience of wrongdoings and Tom demanding Lynette feel sorry for him because he's the one who has to "be the hero" in her fight with cancer, it was a squirmy hour of TV. Watching Orson joyfully zooming down the street on the scooter made me laugh out loud, though. For more of my rundown and to share your thoughts (spoilers ahead), read more
Susan — Susan is the one through whom we're introduced to the new neighbors, gay couple Bob and Lee, and while it's not fun to see Lee treat Susan so rudely, I must say it's a teensy bit refreshing to have someone call her out on her ridiculousness. All of Susan's efforts to win him over simply backfire, ending with the couple's dog Rafael ruining Bob's suit, and Mike having to pay for a new one.
Bree — It's getting harder and harder to keep up the "I'm pregnant" charade with Bree, what with well-intentioned baby showers and Rex's nosy, grumpy mother Phyllis who discovers Bree's fake bellies in the closet. When she hears Bree's whole plan to save Danielle's reputation by pretending the baby is Bree's, Phyllis breaks Danielle out of the convent. Again, the scooter thing just made me giddy. Who knew Kyle MacLachlan would be so funny on this show?
Gaby — The Gaby-Victor-Carlos-Edie storyline revolves entirely around crabs. Gross. Edie gave them to Carlos who gave them to Gaby who passed them to Victor. In the interest of keeping their affair secret so they won't be swimming with the fishes, Gaby plays sexy nurse and cures Victor's crabs. She later tells Carlos that the whole murder possibility makes their affair that much more exciting.
Lynette — As always: Poor Lynette. I seriously feel for this woman. She gets her mojo back, only to be rejected by Tom on account of her bald head. When she gets a sexy wig and pretends to be "Brandy," he's totally into it and wants to role play all the time, which Lynette is not so into. That's when they have that discussion about how Lynette doesn't sympathize enough with Tom's spouse-of-cancer-patient experience, and that she really should be more attentive to his needs. I kind of see his point, but Tom always sounds whiny with Lynette, and it's a hard sell when the person you're asking for sympathy from is battling a life-threatening disease.
Edie — Less Edie time this week, which is a relief. I definitely could have done without the scene in which only the people with crabs take the crab cake appetizers. Yuck.
Katherine — According to the voiceover in the beginning of the episode, Katherine's aunt goes to their house to die. Yet she's suddenly seized with the need to cleanse her soul of guilt before passing on, so she begs Katherine to let her tell Dylan what happened to Dylan "in that room." She never gets the chance to make her confession, however, so as she's gasping her final breaths she writes a note, which falls to the floor unnoticed. This is an unpleasant storyline.
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