Previously on: "Desperate Housewives" #4.02 "Smiles of a Summer Night"
Culinary terrorism on Wisteria Lane is on. As Bree Van De Kamp and Katherine Mayfair battle it out over Lemon Meringue Pie, Gaby comes to terms with fear of losing Lynette, Susan is mistaken for a stripper, and Dylan Mayfair begins to question her mother's honesty.
The episode begins with an impossible stunt of Carlos who continues his sweaty affair with Gaby.
All that business with his 10-million dollar Cayman Islands account reminded me of what a ruthless entrepreneur he used to be back in season 1, before he went to jail and found God in season 2 and then turned into a bit of a wimp in season 3.
Traces of old Carlos may be back as he hands a mysterious man an envelope filled with cash requiring that a "job" be done. I expect this to take a hilarious turn - I would be greatly disappointed is Carlos did indeed hire a hit man.
As for Edie, what happened to her? Did she completely lose her mind while staging that suicide attempt to become so devious? Why would she force Carlos into marrying her? Is she after his money or does she really love him?
If the latter, isn't it a bit too naive for the Edie we know to think that blackmailing Carlos into marrying her would make them happy?
I never bought her suicide attempt (it turned out I was right), so I hope the writers again found a secret reason why the bed-hopping Edie is so determined to become Mrs. Solis.
I used to love Susan. But as a TV critic recently pointed out, she has a tendency of being irritating, and Mike has become downright boring. Ever since his character woke up from his coma, I had a feeling James Denton began delivering his lines partially absent-minded. As if he lost interest in playing Mike.
I hear some people whose family members battled cancer found the chemotherapy "photo shoot" somewhat lacking in taste.
I was however happy to see all the housewives being there for Lynette. It seems Marc Cherry has learned his lesson about keeping the ladies apart in separate storylines.
By the way, what happened to Doug Savant? I do believe the actor lost quite a bit of weight (and it was his intention to do so), but didn't he look sicker (or at least older) than Lynette despite all the make-up they used to display the effects of her chemotherapy?
Finally, what a breath of fresh air Dana Delany and her family are! The feud between her and Bree is absolutely hilarious and I'm sure it will provide many great moments in the weeks to come.
Bree has always had the most superior writing on the show (perhaps because she is based on Marc Cherry's mother?) and yet it appears the best is yet to come.
The loose thread, everyone including Orson enjoying what they thought was Bree's pie, Katherine keeping her prize-winning recipes under a lock, and Bree being desperate enough to ask Mike for his wrench so she can break into Katherine's recipe box? Brilliant.
As for the mystery, we learned Dylan's father used to pop up on Wisteria Lane, although Katherine lied he had left when Dylan was a baby.
Now, why didn't Dylan ask simply Susan about him, instead of going to her mother who is obviously a liar? Speaking of Susan, I see her outfits will be a running joke everytime we flashback to the 90s. Now that's funny.