I really enjoyed the format of this week's episode of Desperate Housewives, how about you? It hit the ground running with each of the various couples engaged in its own tense moment, topped off by Mrs. McCluskey walking into her birthday party wielding a baseball bat! Throughout the episode we learn all about what we missed over the past five years.
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Susan — After her painful divorce with Mike (and I have to say it was awfully sad to see Susan pleading with Mike to try again before he signs the papers and leaves), Susan just wanted a no-strings-attached kind of relationship, and at first she found that with her hunky painter, Jackson. But now in the five-years-in-the future (or, present-day, for them), Jackson wants to move in with Susan and she isn't ready for that. So, Jackson challenges her: If he dated another woman, Susan wouldn't care? Susan tells him she would not. In the end, Jackson realizes that he and Susan don't have a future together, and he leaves.
Bree — Poor Bree! She's reluctant to make Orson partner because she feels she owes Katherine for having helped Bree through her struggle with alcoholism when Orson went to jail years ago. Orson, not understanding why Bree is so resistant to making him partner, takes it personally and eventually tells her he wants a divorce. Only then does Bree admit the truth about how Katherine helped her. So, Orson tells Katherine he'll work for them and will become partner only once Katherine thinks he's earned it. I look forward to seeing how Orson and Bree will be able to work together!
Lynette — Ugh. Again Tom is acting like a petulant child and blaming Lynette for everything wrong in his life. I honestly can't stand this guy. If he could just not whine for one episode I'd be happy. A few years back, Tom was electrocuted and thought he was going to die — hence the mid-life crisis life-is-short attitude and the purchase of the beautiful red convertible. Now, Tom wants to sell the pizza place and travel around in an RV. He even accepted an offer on the pizza place without talking to Lynette first, and then when Lynette objects to all this, he pouts and basically calls her a nag for ruining everything fun in his life. I am so done with you, Tom Scavo.
Gaby — I'm glad that they finally acknowledged that Gaby was told at one time that she couldn't have kids and now she has two. Or, two miracles, as Carlos puts it. Now we learn that Carlos never got a vasectomy after their second child, as Gaby asked him to do. So, they've been having unprotected sex in Carlos's hopes that they will conceive again. Honestly? What is Carlos's deal? Remember the first season when he messed with Gaby's birth control pills so she wouldn't be protected? He's got a weird problem with trying to force his wife to get pregnant — without her knowing about it.
Edie and Dave — For some reason, Dave riding around on that bicycle all the time makes him even creepier than your average creepy dude. Dave convinces Edie to throw a surprise party for Mrs. McCluskey's 70th birthday, and then he breaks into McCluskey's house and rearranges a few things in her home to confuse her and make her seem senile. McCluskey knows it was Dave who did this, however, and she enters her birthday party in a rage, wielding a bat meant for Dave's head. Of course, this is all according to Dave's plan to make McCluskey appear off her rocker, and she's driven away in an ambulance. So sad!
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