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Review: Desperate Housewives - Would I Think of Suicide?

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Nov 30th 2009 1:02AM
Desperate Housewives
(S06E09) "I don't care how you go. I just want you gone." - Carlos to Lynette

As we all expected, this week's installment of Desperate Housewives marked the beginning of the war between Carlos and Lynette over the fact that she is pregnant and hid her pregnancy as long as she could so she wouldn't be fired.

Carlos may have won the first battle, but the war is far from over as Lynette will not go down without fighting as hard as she can. Who will win the war? Only time will tell. One thing is certain, it will take a lot of time for the Scavos and Solises to be the friends they once were.

Katherine

Katherine's craziness has finally reached its peak. As much as I enjoyed seeing crazy Katherine in the first few episodes of the season, Katherine antics to get Mike back were getting a bit tired tired. Did Katherine call 911 and then stab herself to get Mike's attention back? Or did she do it because Mike's harsh words were the last straw?

In any case, Katherine will surely now get some psychiatric help. The question is, though, will she be truthful during the psychiatric sessions or will she lie her way through them to get out faster and go back to trying to get Mike back?

Speaking of Mike, I don't buy the fact that he never loved Katherine and that every time he was with her, he was thinking about Susan. Did the writers forget about last season? They wrote the Katherine/Mike relationship scenes in such a way that it was clear he had some feelings for her and that she was more than a friend.

I hate it when writers forget about previous seasons/episodes... However, I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt and that Mike didn't 100% mean what he told Katherine this week. Mike was probably too enraged because Katherine took MJ so he said things that were extremely harsh and not totally true.

Karl and Bree

Now that they have Susan's blessing, do you think Karl and Bree will be as into one another as before? I sure hope so because I'm warming up more and more every week to the idea of Karl and Bree together.

The self-defense scene during which Susan tells Bree that she knows about the affair and Bree trying to explain herself while they do a self-defense technique was fun to watch. Another fun scene from this storyline was the "Karl facts" one. In case you missed them, here are the fact we've learned about Karl:
  • Karl forgot Susan's 30th birthday.
  • He spent their 10th anniversary at a strip club.
  • Karl suggested to Susan that his 35th birthday gift be a threesome.
Oh Karl, how I loved that you are so flawed. Don't you, too?

The Bolens

Things we've learned this week about the mysterious Bolens:
  • Nick admitted to Angie that he was the last customer at the coffee shop and was there around closing time. Later, he also told his wife that he called the Feds.
  • Angie is feeling like a real person now that she has a job and friends. These past years, she's been feeling like a ghost.
  • Nick wants them to stop running away and suggests that they turn themselves in.
  • The reason why they are on the run is because Angie killed a man.
  • Danny told Julie he still loves her and wants to be with her even if she slept with his father. She rejected him, which lead to Danny trying to commit suicide.
  • When waking up in his hospital bed, and surely still under the effect of medication, Danny told the nurse that his real name is Tyler.

If the nurse makes it (see my "killer" comment below), it may be the end of the road for the Bolens as she will surely notify the authorities who'll discover that the Bolens aren't, well, the Bolens.

The killer/strangler

Mary Alice said that the killer is a "he" and that he isn't finished. I'm still unsure that the killer is male even if Mary Alice says he is. The show could try to point us in the wrong direction. However, I do believe Mary Alice when she says that the killer isn't done yet. Who's next? The nurse who now knows Danny's real first name? Or will the killer try to kill Julie again? Is the person who strangled Julie and the person who killed Emily the same person? Could there be a copy cat? Or maybe a team?

Next week (spoilers alert!)

Spoilers alert! If you've seen the previews for next week, you know something huge is about to literally hit Wisteria Lane. And if you've read spoilers, you know that a plane will crash on the houses and that a few characters will die. Whom do you think will die next week? Make your predictions in the comments section below and we can check next week how accurate you were.

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    DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES Eva Longoria Parker as Gabrielle Solis stars in the episode "What More Do I Need?" - Lynette and Tom uncover the unsettling truth about son Porter; Gabrielle suspects Carlos' best client has ulterior motives; Bree's moment of weakness could bring her great embarrassment and shame; and Katherine's not so little secret is unveiled. Meanwhile, Susan learns of Jackson's true passion, and Mrs. McCluskey's sister unearths a disturbing fact about Dave. Airs Sunday, November 9, 2008.

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    DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES Frances Conroy stars in the episode "What More Do I Need?" - Lynette and Tom uncover the unsettling truth about son Porter; Gabrielle suspects Carlos' best client has ulterior motives; Bree's moment of weakness could bring her great embarrassment and shame; and Katherine's not so little secret is unveiled. Meanwhile, Susan learns of Jackson's true passion, and Mrs. McCluskey's sister unearths a disturbing fact about Dave. Airs Sunday, November 9, 2008.

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    DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES Ricardo Antonio Chavira as Carlos Solis stars in the episode "What More Do I Need?" - Lynette and Tom uncover the unsettling truth about son Porter; Gabrielle suspects Carlos' best client has ulterior motives; Bree's moment of weakness could bring her great embarrassment and shame; and Katherine's not so little secret is unveiled. Meanwhile, Susan learns of Jackson's true passion, and Mrs. McCluskey's sister unearths a disturbing fact about Dave. Airs Sunday, November 9, 2008.

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    DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES Eva Longoria Parker as Gabrielle Solis stars in the episode "What More Do I Need?" - Lynette and Tom uncover the unsettling truth about son Porter; Gabrielle suspects Carlos' best client has ulterior motives; Bree's moment of weakness could bring her great embarrassment and shame; and Katherine's not so little secret is unveiled. Meanwhile, Susan learns of Jackson's true passion, and Mrs. McCluskey's sister unearths a disturbing fact about Dave. Airs Sunday, November 9, 2008.

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    DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES Ricardo Antonio Chavira as Carlos Solis stars in the episode "What More Do I Need?" - Lynette and Tom uncover the unsettling truth about son Porter; Gabrielle suspects Carlos' best client has ulterior motives; Bree's moment of weakness could bring her great embarrassment and shame; and Katherine's not so little secret is unveiled. Meanwhile, Susan learns of Jackson's true passion, and Mrs. McCluskey's sister unearths a disturbing fact about Dave. Airs Sunday, November 9, 2008.

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    DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES Eva Longoria Parker as Gabrielle Solis and Frances Conroy star in the episode "What More Do I Need?" - Lynette and Tom uncover the unsettling truth about son Porter; Gabrielle suspects Carlos' best client has ulterior motives; Bree's moment of weakness could bring her great embarrassment and shame; and Katherine's not so little secret is unveiled. Meanwhile, Susan learns of Jackson's true passion, and Mrs. McCluskey's sister unearths a disturbing fact about Dave. Airs Sunday, November 9, 2008.

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    DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES Frances Conroy and Eva Longoria Parker as Gabrielle Solis star in the episode "What More Do I Need?" - Lynette and Tom uncover the unsettling truth about son Porter; Gabrielle suspects Carlos' best client has ulterior motives; Bree's moment of weakness could bring her great embarrassment and shame; and Katherine's not so little secret is unveiled. Meanwhile, Susan learns of Jackson's true passion, and Mrs. McCluskey's sister unearths a disturbing fact about Dave. Airs Sunday, November 9, 2008.

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    DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES Gail O'Grady and Felicity Huffman stars in the episode "What More Do I Need?" - Lynette and Tom uncover the unsettling truth about son Porter; Gabrielle suspects Carlos' best client has ulterior motives; Bree's moment of weakness could bring her great embarrassment and shame; and Katherine's not so little secret is unveiled. Meanwhile, Susan learns of Jackson's true passion, and Mrs. McCluskey's sister unearths a disturbing fact about Dave. Airs Sunday, November 9, 2008.

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    DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES Felicity Huffman as Lynette Scavo stars in the episode "What More Do I Need?" - Lynette and Tom uncover the unsettling truth about son Porter; Gabrielle suspects Carlos' best client has ulterior motives; Bree's moment of weakness could bring her great embarrassment and shame; and Katherine's not so little secret is unveiled. Meanwhile, Susan learns of Jackson's true passion, and Mrs. McCluskey's sister unearths a disturbing fact about Dave. Airs Sunday, November 9, 2008.

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    DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES Felicity Huffman as Lynette Scavo and Gail O'Grady star in the episode "What More Do I Need?" - Lynette and Tom uncover the unsettling truth about son Porter; Gabrielle suspects Carlos' best client has ulterior motives; Bree's moment of weakness could bring her great embarrassment and shame; and Katherine's not so little secret is unveiled. Meanwhile, Susan learns of Jackson's true passion, and Mrs. McCluskey's sister unearths a disturbing fact about Dave. Airs Sunday, November 9, 2008.

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KLS

I agree, Mike.

Especially when we're not talking about a task that was time critical in the first place. There was no client waiting for a project. There was nobody ready to rush the report to some agency so they didn't get a big fine for being past deadline with papers that had to be filed. The timeline was strictly to harass Lynette. The work needed to get done at some point sure, but Lynette wouldn't have cost the company a single penny handing it in at 10 instead of 9. In fact it wouldn't have mattered a rat's rear end to the bottom line for the company at 10:01.

December 02 2009 at 8:13 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
PORSCHE

I wonder how many hours did Lynette work on the report.. it sounded as if she was up all night. Even if she did go to a play.. how many hours did she spend working?

Not sure what time she got the report or her normal hours...but lets say her normal leaving time is 5p and she got work at 4p.. so she works 4p to 7p..takes a break to see play then works 9p-9a on top of the hours she worked the day she was given the work.

No employer can exspect any worker to work that many hours straight. He will loose in front of a jury. He should fire the lawyer advising him.

December 02 2009 at 6:15 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Leah Soderling

I'm really starting to think about Angie's relationship with Nick, they may be "faking" their marriage. Plus, does anyone have ideas on who murdered Kathy, the girl who works at the coffee shop? I wanna say Nick, but that seems to obvious. I REALLY hope that Katherine doesn't get away with this framing thing, she's psycho. Anyone else with me?

December 01 2009 at 4:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Xina

Carlos was a turd....period! He is setting himself and the company up for a HUGE lawsuit, not to mention public humiliation should the media get wind of this. The idea that he protected himself with that report is just a bunch of crap. He was a jerk.

And let's be clear....did Lynette really lie? Or did she not TELL them she was pregnant? She isn't required by law to disclose her pregnancy, not to mention, many people don't share that news in the first trimester, add her age, and the fact that she is carrying multiples, there could be MANY reasons she didn't want to share the news just yet. Carlos played hardball from the get go, why is Lynette supposed to do anything different?

Sorry, but the whole Katherine storyline is just getting annoying. I am more than ready for this to be over and done with.

Really liking Bree and Karl, though.

December 01 2009 at 2:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Kathy

Anybody remember any "romantic" scenes between Angie & Nick, I don't...

Combine last night's episode, platonic embrace at the hospital & comment that Nick didn't "have" to run with her, her reaction to affair w/ Julie...any chance they're brother & sister, posing as husband & wife because she killed Danny/Tyler's dad 18 yrs ago?????

November 30 2009 at 11:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Melanie51

While I sympathize with Lynette over the possibility of her losing her job, she brought it on herself by lying to Carlos, not confiding in her friend, Gaby and then suing instead of trying to talk things out. I hate this atmosphere where the employer is made out to be the bad guy. Carlos gave her a job and a chance to build the company with him and Lynette assumed the worst about him and lied. That in itself should be enough to fire her, not to mention that she's putting Carlos and his company at risk. Why is his family any less important than hers? I didn't see Lynette and Tom give Carlos & Gaby jobs when they were down on their luck.

November 30 2009 at 1:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Michael

I feel the same way. I think this is the first time where Gabrielle's selfishness has shown how serious a problem it is--she's willing to put her pregnant best friend out of a job and her family in an economic disaster.

November 30 2009 at 12:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ryan

"One thing is certain, it will take a lot of time for the Scavos and Solises to be the friends they once were."

Not really. Think about next episode with the plane crash. Lynette could be injured and lose the baby. Baby storyline GONE! And the ensuing sympathy from the Solises would do much to mend their friendship and even get Lynette's job back.

I'm almost hoping they DON'T do this see I'm actually really liking this family vs. family thing.

November 30 2009 at 11:41 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jo

Did it bug anyone else, when Mike said MJ was six? Last episode they referred to Juanita as seven. Amazing a child that wasn't conceived before the time jump is suddenly a year older than the kid born before the jump. That stuff annoys me.

November 30 2009 at 11:10 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
KLS

Thing is I think Katherine would have a hard time framing Mike once forensics went to work. Sure Mike's prints are on the knife, but he wasn't the final person holding the knife, hers would be on top of his. Self inflicted wounds also tend to look very different than wounds when attacked. Of course I may be overestimating the Fairview P.D.

November 30 2009 at 11:09 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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