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‘Desperate Housewives’ Review: Women and Death

“As much as death takes from us, it also gives. It teaches us what’s truly important.” Mary Alice Young (Brenda Strong) couldn’t be more right about this and what “Women and Death” offers up. The death of Mike Delfino (James Denton) has the residents of Wisteria Lane reminiscing about the past.

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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 the Good of Being Good

Every action has a consequence and Susan’s (Teri Hatcher) actions, from last week, definitely had them. Claudia Sanchez (Justina Machado) has made her way to Wisteria Lane with the notion that Susan is having an affair with Alejandro (Tony Plana). Gaby (Eva Longoria) tells Claudia about the abuse but she doesn’t believe her. Claudia only believes Gaby when Claudia’s daughter Marisa (Daniela Bobadilla) confirms that Alejandro also abused her.

I think that talking to Claudia and Marisa will help Gaby. It might also help Carlos (Ricardo Chavira) in the long run. Gaby has been reluctant to talk about Alejandro’s murder and the guilt has been weighing on Carlos. Once Carlos leaves rehab, it could be the next step to the both of them dealing with everything.


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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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