Review: Desperate Housewives - Would I Think of Suicide?
by Isabelle Carreau, posted Nov 30th 2009 1:02AM
(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'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.
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.
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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