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‘Desperate Housewives’ Review: You Take for Granted

Who saw that coming? Well you might of if you saw the spoiler that came from the Nicolette Sheridan trial this week. Two things we knew going into season eight was that it would be the last and someone on the lane would die.

Other than the four women, Mike Delfino (James Denton) was the perfect candidate for picking a character whose death would have a huge impact on the rest of the residents. Susan (Teri Hatcher) sums it up pretty well when she talks about how protective Mike is of others. Now his protection of Ben (Charles Mesure) and Renee (Vanessa Williams) has ended up with Donny (Sal Landi) shooting Mike on his doorstep. Now the question is will Donny leave it at this or has he only just started. What will be interesting to see is how Susan reacts to Ben and what his actions will be in regards to Donny.

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‘Desperate Housewives’ Review: She Needs Me

A couple of truths were revealed to two of Wisteria Lane’s residents. Roy (Orson Bean) learns of Karen’s (Kathryn Joosten) cancer returning and Bree (Marcia Cross) finally finds out everything that Orson (Kyle MacLachlan) did.

Gaby (Eva Longoria) realizes her selfishness might have stopped Roy and Karen from reuniting. Determined to fix it, she goes to see Karen. After Karen collapses, Gaby is told the real reason for why Karen is pushing Roy away. Initially promising Karen that she will keep it a secret, Gaby eventually tells Roy about Karen’s cancer. Its one of those instances when you ask yourself, what would you do? Something like that is too big to keep secret and you face hurting the other person more by not telling them. Gaby has these moments where she digs beneath her superficial surface and does something selfless. This also helps Gaby appreciate Carlos (Ricardo Chavira) more on his return from rehab.

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‘Desperate Housewives’ Review: Get Out of My Life

“It’s all coming together perfectly.” Pretty much sums up how easily Orson (Kyle MacLachlan) is manipulating Bree (Marcia Cross). In this case and with Gaby (Eva Longoria) taking advantage of Roy (Orson Bean) and Karen McCluskey’s (Kathryn Joosten) breakup, it shows how the vulnerable are so easily manipulated.

The main question of this season has now been answered; Orson is the one that has been watching Bree and sent her the notes. He’s found a way to work himself back into Bree’s life and she’s taking it in, one lie at a time. It’s amazing that because she’s in a very low state, she’s forgotten why their relationship didn’t work.

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‘Desperate Housewives’ Review: Is This What You Call Love?

As the series draws nearer to its final bow, familiar faces have been returning. Susan’s (Teri Hatcher) daughter Julie (Andrea Bowen) returns with a surprise and Bree’s (Marcia Cross) ex husband Orson (Kyle MacLachlan) helps her out of a dangerous situation.

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‘Desperate Housewives’ Review: What’s to Discuss, Old Friend

Last time we were in Wisteria Lane Carlos (Ricardo Chavira) had checked out of rehab, Lynette (Felicity Huffman) had told Tom (Doug Savant) before his trip to Paris with his girlfriend, Jane (Andrea Parker). Bree (Marcia Cross) was contemplating suicide, Susan (Teri Hatcher) was packing for New York and Chuck (Jonathan Cake) was hit by a car.

Felicity Huffman and Doug Savant in Desperate Housewives

Lynette (Felicity Huffman) and Tom (Doug Savant). Photo by Ron Tom – © 2011 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

One by one the women hear of the news of Chuck’s death. Part of me thought his death was faked and the other part of me was happy at the end of his character. I had a dislike for Chuck from his first episode; I think Jonathan Cake and the writers did a good job in creating a character that was dislikable to me.

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‘Desperate Housewives’ Review: Always in Control

This week’s episode picks up where the end of last week’s left off; Bree (Marcia Cross), Gabrielle (Eva Longoria) and Lynette (Felicity Huffman) standing over the empty grave site where Gabrielle’s step-father was buried. The situation reminds us of the dynamics of the group; Bree taking charge, even when she would rather not.

Eva Longoria, Tuc Watkins and Madison De La Garza in Desperate Housewives

Gabrielle (Eva Longoria), Bob (Tuc Watkins) and Juanita (Madison De La Garza). Photo by Ron Tom – © 2011 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

Bree finds out that Ben’s (Charles Mesure) construction has been delayed and he reveals that his crew found a dead body. When other attempts fail, Bree confesses that she helped ‘a friend’ bury the body. At first you think Ben might call the police but with the little that we’ve learnt about him, I wasn’t surprised that he did help. What I wasn’t expecting was for Mike (James Denton) to become his ‘cleaner’ and get rid of the body. I wonder if he would have been so compliant if he didn’t know of Susan’s (Teri Hatcher) connection to it. It also makes me wonder what we haven’t been told about Ben and how similar his past might be to Mike.

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‘Desperate Housewives’ Review: Witch’s Lament

The past couple of weeks have not impressed me but this week, turned things around for me. Certain scenes had me a in a fit of laughter, which helped me enjoy the episode. “Witch’s Lament” is a Halloween inspired episode which is definitely full of scares; comedic and serious.

The first scene sees Bree (Marcia Cross), Gabrielle (Eva Longoria) and Lynette (Felicity Huffman) running through the woods with shovels in their hands. They’re trying to get to the burial site while hiding from a man with a flashlight. The episode then goes back in time to see how they get to this point.

Eva Longoria and Madison De La Garza in Desperate Housewives

Gabrielle (Eva Longoria) and Juanita (Madison De La Garza). Photo by Danny Feld – © 2011 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. All rights reserved

First I’m going to talk about the two storylines that I enjoyed the most; Renee’s (Vanessa Williams) date with Ben (Charles Mesure) and Bree and Gabrielle trying to stop Ben’s development.

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‘Desperate Housewives’ Review: Watch While I Revise the World

Let me start off by saying that I felt “Watch While I Revise the World” was a little bit flat and I didn’t find as enjoyable as the first two episodes this season. There are scenes I did enjoy; a couple Renee (Vanessa Williams) and Lee (Kevin Rahm) scenes and Bree (Marcia Cross) and Gaby (Eva Longoria). I have to say that the double act of Bree and Gaby has made me laugh over the past couple of seasons. Then there are the scenes I didn’t like; Lynette (Felicity Huffman), her sister Lydia (Sarah Paulson), Carlos (Ricardo Chavira), Susan (Teri Hatcher), Mike (James Denton) and anything involving Chuck (Jonathan Cake).

Lynette (Felicity Huffman) and Lydia (Sarah Paulson), Desperate Housewives

Lynette (Felicity Huffman) and Lydia (Sarah Paulson) Photo by Ron Tom – © 2011 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. All rights reserved

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