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Desperate Housewives: Sweetheart, I Have to Confess

by Jen Creer, posted Oct 30th 2006 1:01PM
mike and edie on desperate housewives(S03E06) This episode was absolutely delicious -- like the sushi you enjoy the half hour before you figure out that it was bad bad bad and that you are going to suffer for a long time (I am referring to rumors about next week's episode. But as I have not seen it yet, I will refrain from repeating them here).

Let me start by doing a bit of psychoanalysis on Susan. Is she just the type of woman who cannot stand on her own two feet without a man, or what? Her love for Mike is just over (snap!) the minute she finds him in bed with Edie? He is a recovering coma patient and Edie is manipulating him-- if Susan really loved him, I think she would cut him a little slack. But how could she know that he was about to start regaining his memory (and Edie's nurse costume would be the key!)?

Still, how, after that dreadful turn of events at the farm house in which all she and Ian did was bicker and have awkwardness, could she even drunkenly assert that it was always EASY with Ian? Hello? Was that the margarita talking? So, she is just going to go running to Ian and declare her affections for him? Stupid man to believe that. The minute Mike really starts to remember her, it's all going to be over for Ian. It would be refreshing to find out I am wrong.

Moving right along-- oh, it was all so good! Where do I go next? Let's go to Gabrielle and Carlos. Could have seen that one coming, but I still enjoyed Carlos's glee when Gabrielle fell right into his trap (and his bed). I felt bad that he got so cut up going out the window, though. That had to hurt. And the joke is on him: Gabrielle may have been after his imaginary $2 million, but I think she really does still want him.

The whole Bree situation with Laurie Metcalf and Brian Kerwin... Well, what is the truth? Did Orson beat up Alma? We haven't seen anything remotely sinister about Orson since he hit Mike. And what is the deal with Mike and Monique? Mike had a flash of memory of Monique. We know that she knew Orson, Brian Kerwin character, and Mike. So, was she sleeping with all of them? And Mike has a history of murder, and the seed has been planted that maybe he could do it again...So, is the reason Orson ran over Mike because Orson thinks Mike hurt Monique? Does Orson now think his friend did it? Who knows! Maybe Laurie Metcalf really did find out that her husband was having an affair and killed Monique... Clearly, her character is unstable. But now Bree has photographs of Alma, battered and bruised, and a police report linking Orson to the assault. That is pretty hard to recover from.

But the most kicking-ass part of last night's epidode for me was the confrontation between Lynette and Nora. Finally, we get to the bottom of Nora's manipulation. When Lynette kicks in Nora's front door and says, "Ding dong, " I almost died and went to TV Heaven. Loved it. And even if that entire scene was totally ripped from Kill Bill (complete with the little girl coming in to ask what was going on), I still loved it. Felicity Huffman can pull off the most glorious depths of character, from really laid back to completely uptight, to murderous, and be completely believable as all of them.

The question is, will she be able to pull it off next week too?

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so, someone is suposed to die on the next episode. i bet its sheridan.

November 04 2006 at 1:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Gordy As in CU N*ext T*ime. Get it now?

October 30 2006 at 3:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Completely agree, a wonderful episode!! This reminded me why I still watch this show. One thing though - did you see how much Alma looked like Bree? I don't think the resemblence was accidental.

October 30 2006 at 2:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I didn't get Lynette's "I'm a b!itch with a capital 'C'" line. C? Anyone care to enlighten me?

October 30 2006 at 2:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I'll say this about Desperate Housewives, it has certainly rediscovered some of the original fun that made it an enjoyable show to watch. I think Lynette is my favorite character this season. Yeah, she can be a manipulative, unsupportive bitch but you know she comes at from love for her family and real love, if not respect, for her husband. She really shines in this episode; from the drunk talk about how hot Carlos is to kicking in Nora's door. Loved it!I'm also enjoying Edie once again. I wish it could have been a better storyline than this Knots Landing rip-off she's having with Mike, but any Nicolette Sheridan is a good thing. However, did someone replace James Denton with a zombie doppleganger, but his emotionless performance is painful to watch. You can just tell Denton doesn't want to be on this show. Kill him and be done with it.

October 30 2006 at 1:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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