The Mystery Of Orson And Alma Hodge
ABC has released additional pictures from the Christmas-themed episode of "Desperate Housewives" in which Gloria (Dixie Carter), the mother of spooky dentist Orson Hodge (Kyle McLachlan) watched a home video with images from her son's mysterious past.
Recent episodes of ABC's hit soap "Desperate Housewives" have not been very generous about uncovering the secrets of the creepy Hodge family, but they have ended with a massive twist - Alma, the missing wife of Orson Hodge, is alive and scheming behind the scenes with his rather theatrical and equally mysterious mother Gloria.
According to the images from the video, Alma and Gloria have always been good friends. Although the season opening teaser had led us to believe Alma was unhappy in her marriage to Orson and tried desperately to run away, Orson may have actually been the miserable one.
Obviously, the man tried to seek solace in the arms of the seductive flight attendant Monique, who had an affair with jailbird plumber Mike as well as Harvey, the husband of the late and mentally unstable former neighbor or Orson and Alma, Carolyn Bigsby (the amazing Laurie Metcalf).
Monique is dead and her body was found wrapped in clay, her teeth pulled out, and Mike Delfino's phone number written on her hand. Was somebody trying to set Mike or the dentist up? And why did Orson run over Mike who recognized him from a prison where Mike served time and Orson worked as a dentist?
Also, Orson lost his temper when Andrew joked about his sister's ridiculous suicide attempt. Why was Orson so sensitive about suicide? Had someone he loved try to kill themselves? Could it even have been Orson himself who tried to put his own life out of misery?
We may find answers to these and some other questions when "Desperate Housewives" return for the remainder of the third season on January 7.
The drama will be pre-empted this week, but it returns on December 17 at a special time of 10 PM with a rerun of the episode "It Takes Two" in which Orson and Bree tie the knot.
ABC will continue reruns of "Desperate Housewives" during Christmas and New Year's.