Desperate Housewives: Everybody Says Don't / If It's Only In Your Head (season finale)
(S05E23 / S05E24) "Isn't it just easier to shut down your hoo-ha until he gives in?" Gaby, offering Lynette her method for getting Tom to give up the idea of going back to college
Well, season five of Desperate Housewives has come to a close. I must say, this season sort of meandered towards the beginning, but really gained steam towards the end. The final episode brought a few stories together, including psycho Dave's, and ended with some good stories heading into next season.
Let's see where each housewife ended up:
Bree. Just when I think she's this strong, independent businesswoman, she does something that makes me wish she'd grow a backbone. She decides to divorce Orson, and yet she's stopped cold after learning that he filed an insurance claim in both their names? And he threatens her with this, because filing a false insurance claim could put her in prison?
Here's the thing. Orson is such a loser and has done so many things wrong – including landing in jail himself – that any lawyer worth their $150/hour (or way more, we're talking about TV lawyers), could easily get this dismissed in court. And yet two months down the line, Bree's sitting in church with Orson and making eyes at Carl sitting behind them. And I just have to say that Bree and Carl are such an odd pairing. Maybe it'll work next season for me, but right now it seems like Carl gave his sister a passionate kiss (that made her knees buckle).
Lynette. I've always thought that Lynette is too hard on Tom. She nags at him relentlessly and only comes on board with his dreams if there just doesn't seem to be another way out. But yeah, I can see why she'd be miffed at him going to college to learn Mandarin Chinese. It really does seem like some weird midlife crisis thing. At least his pizza venture was an actual business that supported his family for a while. Let's face it. It was a bad thing she did getting him drunk the night before his college entrance exam, but he should have told her that he wanted to learn Chinese to better position himself in the global market.
And does that dream have to be over now that Lynette is pregnant (with twins, no less)? They could make it work, and come out better in the long run (though I'm still thinking an extended ed class in Chinese might work as well as majoring in it in college). And twins! Just when they think they're out, they get pulled back in...
Susan. Good grief, I wish she and Mike would just come out and talk about their feelings. Maybe they wouldn't have had to go through the drama of the final episode (even though it would have been less fun for us). It took a near tragedy for them to realize their true feelings for each other, but thank goodness they did. Katherine practically tricking Mike into marrying her was low. A marriage built on deception would have ended badly, any way you look at it.
And why must every woman in peril who runs into the woods trip and hurt her ankle? Really? It's such a cliche. And if I was Susan, I would have smacked that stupid gun out of Dave's hand somewhere during that whole discourse.
While they didn't actually show Susan at the altar with Mike at the end, it must have been her, right? I can't imagine he'd go through with a sham marriage to Katherine after his experience with Susan and MJ that night.
And whew, Dave's finally in a mental hospital. That sweet little girl of his almost makes me understand his psycho actions.
Gaby. It's going to be really fun for Gaby to have a mini-me in the household. Anna seems just like Gaby – using guys to get what she wants – and I'm sure it'll be a big wake-up call for Gaby. And unless there's some mysterious secret about Anna we don't know, she doesn't seem like quite the lost cause("Should we tell them the truth about Anna?") that Aunt Connie made her out to be.
Nice to see Lily Tomlin back plotting and pulling capers with Mrs. McCluskey, even briefly.
What did you guys think about the finale two episodes? Are you happy with how things ended? Looking forward to next season?
|Very good.||288 (38.2%)|
|Okay. I've seen better from Desperate Housewives.||225 (29.8%)|
|Blah. It wasn't that good.||56 (7.4%)|
|It was the worst season so far!||39 (5.2%)|