Review: Desperate Housewives - The Coffee Cup
by Isabelle Carreau, posted Nov 16th 2009 12:40AM
(S06E08) "I could see shooting someone over you." - The judge to Mike
This week, Susan had to face the fact that she accidentally shot Katherine a few weeks back. Sadly for Susan, she had to face a judge who had humor when giving sentences and who allowed Katherine to say a few words before sentencing Susan. As expected, things didn't turn out the way Susan would have wanted them to turn out. However, Susan got exactly the type of sentence that offered us some fun war scenes between Katherine and her.
Susan and Katherine
I would love for the judges where I live to have more creative freedom when sentencing, such as was the case in this week's episode. I wonder what sentence the judge would have given Susan if Katherine hadn't mentioned Susan trash-talking about Katherine to their neighbors. Maybe Susan would have had to clean up shooting ranges one empty bullet case at a time? Since Susan trashed Katherine, Susan had to pick up trash! Fitting sentence.
I didn't care much about Susan trying to sleep with Mike at least five times in one day, to match up what he and Katherine did when they were together. However, I enjoyed Katherine visiting Susan while she picked up trashed and ending up having to pick up trash herself! This storyline offered us some fun interaction between Susan and Katherine, including a breakdown from Katherine.
The war is so not over. The show needs to close this storyline soon, as it is starting to get a tad old, don't you think?
It was no surprise to finally have Carlos learn the truth about Lynette's pregnancy. When Gaby felt the babies kick, I was sure that she ran to tell Carlos of the news. Carlos claimed that Gaby didn't tell him, but I find it weird that he quickly decided to send Lynette to Florida without talking to her about it first. After all, Tom and Lynette are some of Carlos' closest friends, so I would have expected him to at least sit down with Lynette and talk about moving to Florida before making the final call.
I expect a fierce showdown between Carlos and Lynette in the coming weeks. It's clear that she won't move to Florida, as it would mean moving the entire family. Lynette won't quit her job either, as she is currently the sole provider in the Scavos' household. Lynette will surely end up hiring Bob or another lawyer to help her fight Carlos over this issue. And you can bet that Carlos will not go down without a fight to the death.
Angie told Bree that she helped her get Karl out of the house for Orson's sake. I don't think Angie was 100% truthful. I can buy that she didn't want Orson to discover the affair since it hurt her (Angie) when she learned Nick cheated on her with Julie. However, Angie desperately needs friends on Wisteria Lane, especially friends that she can "use" later if she needs secret help.
What better way to make friends than to help out Bree by getting Karl out of the house but also pretending to have gossiped with Bree that night so Orson thinks that she (Angie) may have changed her mind about spying on Bree? Not only did she make two new friends, but she now knows of the affair, which she can use later to her advantage.
What about that secretive phone call at the end? I missed Nick's name when he introduced himself to the agent he called. Could it be Nick's real name? No matter, it looks like Nick is tired of being on the run and is ready to do something about it. He mentioned to the agent that he wanted to make sure "she" would get a pass. Is the "she" Nick referred to Angie or someone else Nick wants to protect? Have theories about this mysterious phone call? Share them in comments below.
I expect the waitress to be dead. Question is, who strangled her? All signs point towards Nick, since she overheard at least the end of his phone call. But could it be someone else who was at the coffee shop earlier that day? Julie? Angie? Maybe Danny, but we just didn't see him on screen? Someone else?
We'll have to wait two weeks for some answers, as Desperate Housewives is not airing on November 22.
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