Desperate Housewives: Getting Married Today (season finale)
Let's go ahead and start with Gaby since today was her big day. Her little hissy fit that Bree was late certainly took on new meaning after seeing her fight with Victor from the night before. Wow, how many excuses is she going to make for him? It's not too late to get the wedding annulled, or is it? He and his father seem to have a lot of power, and I am not convinced she could get out of the marriage at this point. I think they would do what they could to stop her, regardless of what that might entail.
Was anybody else distracted by the fact that Victor's father was played by Mike Farrell (B.J. from M*A*S*H)? I didn't think he looked or seemed old enough to play Victor's father and that threw me off. Other than the age though, I thought he did a really great job because his delivery is just so, "I'm a really nice guy," even when he is saying completely creepy things. I didn't love Gaby starting an affair with Carlos right after her marriage to Victor. That wasn't because I thought it was immoral or that Victor deserved better - I'm afraid Carlos is going to get whacked!
Speaking of whacked, I wasn't expecting Edit to kill herself. Whoa. Now. We all know that chances are that Edie isn't actually dead. This is television after all. But I didn't think she would be distraught enough for a suicide attempt. I really thought she would end up pregnant at the end of this episode, and that she and Carlos would continue to be an item. I think somebody (probably Carlos) will come in and save Edie, but I wonder what will happen next. Carlos definitely seems like the kind of guy to get back together with her (look at me continuing to assume she's still alive!) because he doesn't want her to hurt herself again. But what does that mean for him and Gaby? Sticky...messy...can't wait for Season 4!
It was so great to see Bree again! I forgot how much I've missed Marcia Cross's delivery. I love the fact that she is pretending to be pregnant so she can raise Danielle's child, and I love the fact that she has stuck Danielle in a convent. I predicted that she was faking the pregnancy even before Orson pulled off her velcro uterus. Did you? Or did you think Orson was just being super understanding about the fact that Bree slept with someone else? What a great way to explain any baby weight Marcia Cross may still have from her own real-life pregnancy (not that I noticed any), and what a typically Bree way to handle Danielle's pregnancy. How long before she gets caught?
There was already so much going in with this episode, but the Lynnette storyline could have been an entire show in and of itself. We got so many facts about Lynnette's life (and also why she is such a control freak, though not in Bree's genteel control freak way) from the barbs she tossed off about her mother. But I love how her mother dug her heels in, manipulated the kids, shamed and guilted Lynnette, and then finally brought home the real point of her visit: Lynnette can't take care of cancer on her own. She can't fight her mother and the cancer both. And, despite her bitterness, despite her stubbornness, perhaps it is more important to fight the cancer.
The conclusion with Susan and Mike getting married, paired with the Edie shocker are why I am giving this episode such a high rating. I thought Susan and Mike's wedding was romantic and perfect. And maybe that is because when I got married two years ago, I got married outside with only two close friends and my son present. So, I loved it. Good for Susan for figuring out that this is exactly the kind of wedding she and Mike needed, and good for her, for once, for not trying to keep up with
the Jones Gaby.
This was a stand-out episode. This season has been wobbly and uneven, and at times downright painful to watch, but they have brought the show back magnificently. Nicely done. I am giving this episode the highest rating because this is how season finales should be done:
|1 - Worst||38 (1.8%)|
|7 - Best||1374 (65.3%)|