Sunday, January 04, 2009
I was pleasantly surprised to see a NEW "Desperate Housewives" tonight. And to make it great, the show celebrated it's 100th episode. Photo by ABC.com
I was flipping through the channels looking for something to watch and then low and behold the TV gods answered my prayers. An all new "Desperate Housewives" was on and it was fantastic.
I had forgotten how much I missed this show. When last we left, Porter Scavio was on the run after being accused of starting a deadly fire. (In actuality, Edie's creepy husband Dave started the fire to cover up his murdering of his psychologist who surprised him in Fairview.) Leaving his twin Preston to pretend to be him and maybe take the rap for "crime."
Susan realized that Mike had moved on with Kathryn and so she spent this episode trying to decide if she was going to move in with Jackson. (In real life, the actor, Gale Harold had gotten into a nasty motorcycle accident, so they had to write him off the show for a bit so he could heal).
If you would have asked me a few seasons ago if Gaby and Carlos were still worth being on this show, I would have said no, but now, they've earned it because they've been fantastic this season. From watching her deal with his blindness and sudden restoration of sight, Gaby has stolen the spotlight from the other women. Tonight, Carlos got offered a high paying job that he didn't want because he wanted to help the blind. It brings up an interesting question: what's more important, money to help your family, or self fulfillment by helping those in in need? Gaby begged Carlos to take the job because she's been struggling to make ends meet and he now has a chance to make sure his family his provided for. It's also interesting this question was brought up now in this recession.
Bree had to fight off Andrew's future mother in law for attention. Bree wound up buying the happy couple a house (yay! More gays on Wisteria Lane!!) to keep them in Fairview.
And speaking of gays, Susan had a drunken night on the town with Lee. They attended the WORST. GAY. CLUB. EVER. Complete with horrible base music and the worst nondancing gay people in the world. They make me look like I'm Fred Astaire.
Susan thought she and Lee had done the nasty but luckily Lee told her they only slept together and that's it. Bob, Lee's partner, came over to make sure Lee had spent the night with Susan. But before Bob came over, Susan was telling Gaby about how guilty she felt sleeping with someone and she didn't remember. Gaby put two and two together and cracked up in front of Bob much to Susan's chagrin. It was one of the funniest moments of the night.
A not so funny moment came when Lynette found out that Preston knew where Porter was she hit the roof and begged him to come back. Unbeknownst to Lynette, Porter has taken refuge at her mother's house.
Lynette had Preston in the car with her and threaten to run the man over who threatened her family and her son was shocked that she'd go to such lengths to protect him.
At Edie's Dave had creeped her out with his talking to the dead and she asked him to leave
But here are some lingering questions: Porter is using a cell phone, can't the police track him down using his cell? Why haven't the police asked to see BOTH the boys together? I'm just saying.....