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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: Putting It Together

“We’re on our own, we all are.” Lynette’s words pretty much some things up for the ladies of Wisteria Lane. The four women are still in a fractured state and there’s no sign of things getting better. In fact things are going from bad to worse as the walls are closing in.

Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman and Eva Longoria in Desperate Housewives

Susan (Teri Hatcher), Lynette (Felicity Huffman) and Gabrielle (Eva Longoria) at the police station. Photo by Danny Feld – © 2011 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

Detective Chuck Vance (Jonathan Cake) is continuing to put pressure on Gabrielle (Eva Longoria), Lynette (Felicity Huffman) and Susan (Teri Hatcher); questioning them at the police station while Bree (Marcia Cross) is unaware. Despite her efforts to fix things with the others, Bree finds herself sinking deeper into despair and continuing her fall off the wagon.

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‘Desperate Housewives’ Review: Suspicion Song

If you didn’t believe the cracks were starting to appear last week, then you better believe it now. Things are taking its toll on those involved in the murder and cover-up of Alejandro’s (Tony Plana) murder. Outside of this, Lynette (Felicity Huffman) finally realizes that her marriage to Tom (Doug Savant) is over.

Marcia Cross, Leslie Jordan and Eva Longoria in Desperate Housewives

Bree (Marcia Cross), Felix (Leslie Jordan) and Gabrielle (Eva Longoria). Photo by Ron Tom – © 2011 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

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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: The Art of Making Art

This week sees two of the housewives failing to see the bigger picture, while the other two step out of their comfort zone.

Vanessa Williams and Felicity Huffman in Desperate Housewives

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

“The Art of Making Art” has Susan (Teri Hatcher) having trouble being serious during a nude drawing class. I did find myself asking how old she was, as like her teacher, Andre Zeller (Miguel Ferrer) it felt like a kid in school rather than a 40+ year old mother of two. Zeller suggests that the class paint naked in order to free themselves and become better painters. Even though Susan has the issue of painting naked to deal with, the class has served as a way for Susan to deal with her guilt and Mike (James Denton) has noticed that.

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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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‘Desperate Housewives’ Review: Making the Connection

“It’s all just a little bit of history repeating.”

I’m not usually a fan of established shows repeating part of their previous storylines; it was one of my issues with the last season of Brothers and Sisters. There’s something about howDesperate Housewives are using the ‘I know what you did’ note that seems to work for me. Yes it screams of a certain teen horror movie, but with the show in its last season, in some ways it’s going back to the beginning. Bree (Marcia Cross) visits Paul Young (Mark Moses) in prison to try to find out where her note came from and who knew about the initial note to Mary Alice (Brenda Strong). The show also touches upon the past when featuring small clips of Mary Alice when she received her note. Though I don’t believe things will go down the exact way it went with Mary Alice, I’m not ruling anything out.

Vanessa Williams and Charles Mesure in Desperate Housewives

Renee (Vanessa Williams) and Ben (Charles Mesure) Photo by Danny Feld – © 2011 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

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