"Desperate Housewives" #321: "Into the Woods"
Lynette decides not to cross the line, Victor's cruel side is revealed, Edie is still a manipulative vixen, Carlos wants a child more than anything and Susan and Mike have a happy ending. For now.
I thought Lynette stole the show last night with her emotional breakdown. Although I was initially concerned about the direction of the storyline, I realized it was great for writers to explore what happens if a handsome stranger comes the way of a bored and frustrated housewife.
Way back in season 1, Lynette and Tom had seemed like the happiest of all couples. However it quickly became apparent there was brewing trouble in paradise and this storyline depicted that with a lot more depth than those unwatchable antics of the irritating Nora.
How sweet of Tom to fight for his marriage like that? And despite their distance, he still knows Lynette a lot better than Chef Hunk. And despite her frustration, Lynette still rises to the occasion and fires Rick. Will Lynette's upcoming health scare bring her and Tom back together?
Eva Longoria's big emotional scene in season 2 made me cringe, but when her Gaby tasted the power of the First Lady of Fairview last night, I was once again reminded what a great comedian the actress is.
Initially I thought Gaby's behavior ABC had previewed in a video sneak peek was a bit over the top, but since the police officer went so far as to call her a "spoiled bitch" in their first face-off, I could do nothing but root for dear ole Gabs.
As some of us had anticipated Victor really is too good to be true, as his mob-like connections and unpleasant temper are revealed. How heartless of him not to appreciate her girl-like spirit.
Edie was back to her conniving ways exploiting her son for the love of Carlos. Travers seemed to care more about the dog than about Carlos and Edie cared more about Carlos than her own son. Those Britts. How awkward though for Carlos to tell Susan about his "Bros before Hos" policy.
A little piece of trivia, Greg Evigan who guest starred as Edie's ex-hubby played Doug Savant's (Tom Scavo) abusive gay lover on "Melrose Place."
Finally, Susie Q went on a hike to find Mike and her hilarious guide gave her a piece of her mind about Susan's propensity for drama. Following a truly touching and unfinished voice message, Mike returns in a fairytale ending.
How long will they remain happy? Can Edie find true love with Carlos? How soon till one of the Scavos strays away again? Will Gaby learn whom she is about to marry? And most importantly, whom is Julie' trying to impress with those bangs?
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