Desperate Housewives: Into the Woods
So, let's talk about Edie first. Thank God Carlos has integrity. I have sympathy for Edie because I think she recognizes that as a threesome, she and Carlos and Travers have a really good thing. But she isn't thinking about what is best for her child. That puppy was just over the top. I can't believe Travers didn't see right through that.
It was very human and genuine when Edie looked Carlos right in the eye, though, and said, "Don't say that if you don't really mean it." It was like Carlos was falling on his sword to protect Travers when he realized what Edie was doing: trying to get joint custody of her son to keep Carlos around. And, did you see the previews for upcoming events? Do you believe that? (I am trying not to give away any spoilers here if you haven't seen the previews yet.) It is going to be very interesting to find out whether Carlos and Edie end up together in the long run, especially if Gaby actually marries Victor.
The minute Victor said, "Your behavior reflects on me," I said out loud, "Turn around and run out of the room." Yes, I think Victor has valid points about Gaby needing to behave more maturely. However, I don't think that that necessarily goes hand-in-hand with his becoming her significant other. He doesn't get to privatize who she is. As Gaby pointed out, "That was just me being me. I thought you liked that." Asking someone to adopt a public persona is not a small thing. It would be one thing if Gaby really loved Victor and wanted to share in his political career, but she is just careening toward a collision. And, thank you DH writers for hammering my point home when Victor's goons beat up the meter reader. What is this, the mafia? I hope there is only one wedding at the end of the season. Does anybody think Gaby is really going to go through with this?
Susan is everything her guide said she is. She is a drama queen who doesn't know simply how to be happy. Maybe that is another reason she broke up with Ian. Maybe she figured that life would be too boring with him. Don't get me wrong. I am not defending Ian. Good riddance. It's a testament to Dougray Scott that he can be so likeable in Ever After and so horrid in DH. On the other hand, Mike does love Susan, warts and all. So, I'm glad that she went after him, in typical Susan fashion. But honestly, doesn't anybody on this show suffer the ill effects of hypothermia and dehydration?
This was absolutely a great storyline. Well-written and well-acted. I think Rick was genuinely surprised when Lynnette fired him, and that Tom was right. I think Rick actually thought that he had more of a chance than the strength of a ten-year marriage. The writing was so spot on - Tom seeing exactly what was going on in the video tape; his confrontation with Rick; Lynnette admitting that she had gotten too close to the line, but then telling Rick that she had no other choice but to fire him. The scene with Lynnette crying quietly in the bathroom was very poignant and very real. Very un-campy. It was beautifully handled. I know that Lynnette danced too close to the line, but she did the right thing. And that gives her a lot of points in my book. Do you think she should be hailed for that, or castigated for letting things go as far as they did?
This was a stellar episode. I'm giving it a 6, on a scale from 1 to 7 with 7 being the highest.
|1 - Worst||2 (1.1%)|
|7 - Best||54 (30.7%)|