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‘Desperate Housewives’ Review: The People Will Hear

The penultimate Sunday before Desperate Housewives draws to a close sees the start of Bree’s (Marcia Cross) murder trial and she seems a little preoccupied. Bree is developing feelings for Trip (Scott Bakula) and jealously nearly stops private investigator, Lindsay (Brit Morgan) from working on her case.


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‘Desperate Housewives’ Review: Any Moment

Engagements, a job seeking Gabrielle (Eva Longoria) and a continuing murder investigation are served on this week’s Desperate Housewives.

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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: Who Can Say What’s True?

There has been a few times, this season, when I’ve come away from watching Desperate Housewives feeling that the episode was flat. I definitely felt that way after watching “Who Can Say What’s True?” Desperate Housewives usually has its bright spots throughout an episode but I feel like they were few and far between.

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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: 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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