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'Desperate Housewives' - 'A Little Night Music' Recap

by Isabelle Carreau, posted May 2nd 2010 11:30PM
Desperate Housewives
(S06E21) "I really need to surprise my audience." - Patrick

'Desperate Housewives' writers should have followed the dialog they wrote for Patrick and try to surprise us because 'A little Night Music' was anything but surprising. I expected much better this week since this is, after all, one of the last three episodes of the season.

Even if the episode was a let down, it did push the storylines a bit further and reminded us that you can't run from your past and lies all your life as they will catch you sooner or later.

Mike's financial woes

Most of Susan's plans usually don't work that well. This time she finally got Mike to not only admit he was broke but agreed to let her help. We don't know yet if Mike will accept Susan's money to pay his bills, but it does look like it, no? Gaby and Susan's plan was a bit over the top, but was a welcomed breather in this very dark episode.

Sam's motive

The pieces of the puzzle are coming in place. We learned that Sam's mother is alive, that Rex tried to get full custody of him, and that Sam's mother didn't accept Rex's demand. However, the most important tidbit we've learned: Sam is angry at his mother for having prevented him from living with his father, in a great house, with money, etc. Instead of having such a great life, Sam had to live in a trailer and wear mittens when doing his homework because his mother didn't have the money to pay for heat.

As Bree told Sam a while back, she and Andrew always eventually patch things up. After learning the truth about Sam, Bree told Andrew that he was right about Sam and that she was sorry. Now that mother and son are back together, this means they'll work hand in hand, with Orson, to bring Sam down.

Bree mentioned that she is scared of Sam but she, Orson and Andrew, are quite creative, so I'm sure they'll find a way to have Sam leave them alone for good. It won't be an easy feast since Sam seems to be dead set on his ultimate goal and ready to do anything and everything. Oh, and add to that the fact that it's May Sweeps and we'll surely get an explosive confrontation between Sam and Bree. Would he dare to destroy Bree's office/kitchen since he can't have the life he wanted?

Eddie's true nature

Kudos to actor Josh Zuckerman because I was a little bit scared of him when he attacked Porter and when he tried to calm himself down when Tom was going at it to Lynette for not having anything to eat.

It's great that Lynette wants to help Eddie and shared with him information about her past with her alcoholic mother. Sadly, we all know that Eddie is in dire need of much more help and that he needs to be sent to prison. Lynette will surely learn the truth the hard way, as she'll surely tell Eddie next week that she tried to find his mother, which will probably make Eddie fire up and try to silence Lynette so she doesn't learn that he killed his mother.

I've always been a fan of Lynette and Tom as a couple, because rare are the couples that truly work in TV drama (most of the times, writers have good couples eventually broke up). However, I was not a happy camper when Tom went off about not having food and then agreed to pay for Eddie's therapy instead of having everyone try to be nicer to Lynette. Yes, it made me smile to hear Tom agree to pay for therapy instead of being nice, but I was bummed too because I would have expected him to say "I'll pay and we'll try to be nicer to you, too." Can't he be a bit more appreciative? Yes, Lynette is a stay-at-home mom now, but it's quite the workload to raise such a big family while being pregnant.

Patrick's revenge

Patrick is writing the final chapter of his book and wants to surprise his audience. Sadly, as I've mentioned in the intro, this week hasn't been that surprising and that includes everything Patrick did. Running over Nick was so "Orson running over Mike" from a while back. Unoriginal. Patrick threatening to kill Nick if Angie doesn't do as he says was not surprising either. Let's hope Patrick's ultimate plan is more creative because we may end up yawning during the rest of this year-long mystery storyline.

What do you think Patrick will do next since he doesn't plan to kill Angie, doesn't seem to want to kill Nick either unless Angie doesn't cooperate, and wants nothing to do with Danny since he is a tad boring because Angie stole Danny from Patrick? How can he seek revenge without killing any of them? Exposing them to their neighborhood and police? Patrick could have done that without taking Angie hostage by just calling the police with a tip that the Bolens are running from the law. So what does he really want to do? Share your theories in comments below.

Only two episodes are left this season!

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The scene w/ Carlos, Gaby, Mike and Susan had me LOL.

You know its just a matter of time since someone finds out that Eddie's mom is dead. I was for sure thought that Lynette was going to open the door and take a peak around.

May 05 2010 at 10:32 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I like that Orson has regained some zest for living and he and Bree seem on the way to being a functional couple again. My guess is that he is going to save her from whatever attack or other depredation Sam will perpetrate, and in an ironic twist, if he wouldn't have been in a wheelchair the save would not have happened.

May 04 2010 at 8:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

"Really, this has turned into one of the worst shows on tv."

What a stupid comment(er). It might not be at its best right now, but it's far from the worst thing on TV (especially when Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, any reality show, and the CW are still on).

Overall, I don't understand the reaction this season--I think this and season 5 have had some of the best storylines so far. The only weak points have been the mysteries, which are a bit too Lifetime predictable. Oh, and Katherine. But even when the writing's down, the actors are always excellent and the show stays hilarious. I blame the ratings low on the sporadic scheduling and Celebrity Apprentice (while DH was on-again, off-again, that stole a lot of their viewers).

May 03 2010 at 5:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Isabelle Carreau

I agree with you that DH is not the worst show on TV. There has been interesting storylines as you mention, especially for Lynette as it provided some of the best scenes for Felicity Huffman.

DH may not be at its best but its not at its worst either. Need I remind everyone of the dreadful Applewhites storyline?!

May 03 2010 at 5:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Really, this has turned into one of the worst shows on tv.

Kill it now.

May 03 2010 at 2:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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