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Richard Burgi, Lena Olin to Guest on 'Law & Order: SVU': Bad News for 'Desperate Housewives'' Karl?

by Gary Susman, posted Dec 9th 2009 4:45PM
The sleuths of NBC's crime drama 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' may have inadvertently solved a mystery on another network. NBC announced yesterday that Richard Burgi (pictured, right) and Lena Olin (below) will be guest stars on an upcoming 'SVU' episode - casting news that may answer the question of who died on Sunday's plane-crash episode of 'Desperate Housewives.'

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Review: Desperate Housewives - Boom Crunch

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Dec 6th 2009 2:08AM
Desperate Housewives
(S06E10) "Your mom needs help, and so does Mike." - Susan to Dylan

There we go, dear TV Squad readers, a few of our wishes and theories concerning Desperate Housewives have come true this week in the Christmas-themed installment of the show. I mentioned a few weeks back that I wanted Dylan, Katherine's daughter, to come back to Wisteria Lane and help her mother, and it came true. And two weeks ago, a few of you predicted the accurate turn of events concerning Katherine's stabbing.

But Katherine's crazy storyline wasn't the important event of the last episode of 2009. As teased for weeks, the lives of the Wisteria Lane citizens were rocked by a boom and a crunch.

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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.

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Review: Desperate Housewives - The Coffee Cup

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Nov 16th 2009 12:40AM
Desperate Housewives
(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.

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Review: Desperate Housewives - Careful the Things You Say

by Jane Boursaw, posted Nov 10th 2009 3:34AM
Desperate Housewives: Careful the Things You Say
(S06E07) "There are two sides to every story." - Nick

And to finish that thought, Lynette said, "Yeah, well your side is married." Which sums up part of what this episode covered -- the fact that Julie and Nick had an affair, and Lynette found out about it and confronted him. During the scene, I thought to myself, why is Lynette confronting him? What does she hope to gain from it? But I can see why she did it -- to try and protect Julie.

I'm filling in for Isabelle this week (apologies for my lateness on the review), so be gentle with me. Mostly what occurred to me about this episode was how thin all the ladies have gotten again. For a while there, it seemed like some of them bulked up to at least a size two. Now they're all back down to a size 0. Bree runs a catering service, for cripes sake, and looks like she hasn't eaten in weeks. Sandwiches for all. Oh, and Carlos is looking more and more like John Travolta. And thank God for Kathy Najimy.

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Review: Desperate Housewives - Don't Walk on the Grass

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Nov 2nd 2009 1:30AM
Desperate Housewives
(S06E06) "Aren't you glad I'm not crazy anymore?" - Katherine to Susan

To our pleasure and amusement, Katherine is still crazy and maybe even more than before. She is so deeply in denial that she can't see the truth anymore and thinks her make-believe world is accurate.

I've had to teach a teen who was in such a denial a few years back -- he was making up all sort of lies to hide the fact that things weren't going well at home, so he made up this "other and better" life. I can tell you that it's extremely difficult to help the person come back to reality and also to differentiate if what they tell us is true or false, since they are really convincing as, to them, their world is accurate. It needs a lot of therapy to help someone like that come back to reality.

Since Katherine is not getting the help she needs to deal with her denial, fantasies and problems, she will keep plotting to get Mike back and hurt people in the process, including herself. It won't be pretty when she'll hit rock bottom.

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Review: Desperate Housewives - Everybody Ought to Have a Maid

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Oct 26th 2009 12:19AM
Desperate Housewives
(S06E05) "You seem like a nice lady. Don't you ever feel guilty?" - The maid to Bree

This week's episode was pretty much what I call a "filler episode". Yes, there was some progress in the storylines but if someone missed this week's installment of Desperate Housewives, they won't be totally lost next week.

Even if "Everybody Ought to Have a Maid" wasn't the best DH episode so far this season, I did enjoy the dialog between Bree and the maid concerning Bree's affair with Karl, as well as Julie's return home after two weeks in the hospital, especially since her return meant that she would run into Nick eventually.

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Desperate Housewives: Bargaining

by Isabelle Carreau, posted May 4th 2009 12:02AM
Desperate Housewives

(S05E21) "This is going to come out of nowhere but ..." - Jackson to Susan


As you know, actor Gale Harold, who plays Jackson, had a terrible accident last fall and had to be written out of the show so that the actor could recover from his injuries. The writers decided to have Jackson get a job outside of town. Except for learning that Jackson asked Susan to move away with him, we haven't heard much from the character and his relationship with Susan since then. My brain doesn't recall Susan clearly stating that things were over between Jackson and her, and we haven't seen her date since Jackson skipped town. Therefore, I've sort of been thinking they were doing the long-distance thing or still wondering where things stood between them.

When the actor got back in shape and was able to return to the set, the writers wrote him back in, and this week's episode marked his unexpected return. Jackson arrived with a question, helped give us answers as to where his relationship with Susan stood, and gave Dave a good reason to be scared.

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Desperate Housewives: Back in Business

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Oct 20th 2008 10:25AM
Desperate Housewives
(S05E04) "Orson, we're partners. We share everything. Any success I have is just as much yours as it is mine." - Bree

It's no secret Bree is my favorite character. Yet, I didn't enjoy this week's Bree-centric episode that much. It wasn't bad but it's not one of the episodes I'll watch again. I get why Bree told Orson that they share everything and that any success she has is also his; after all, they are husband and wife. But what is Orson's share of Bree's success? He wasn't there when she launched the company and worked hard to make it successful. Does he really deserve a "we were named business woman of the year"?

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Producers dish Desperate secrets

by Kona Gallagher, posted Jul 16th 2008 4:28PM
Desperate Housewives promoLast season's Desperate Housewives' finale was pretty much a game changer. The denizens of Wisteria Lane jumped five years into the future and into completely different lives. Just to recap: Gaby (Eva Longoria Parker) is a mom, Bree (Marcia Cross) is the new Martha Stewart and is back with Orson (Kyle MacLachlan), Lynette's (Felicity Huffman) sons are juvenile delinquents, Susan (Teri Hatcher) has a new man and Edie (Nicolette Sheridan) is nowhere to be found. So basically things are a little ... different. Executive producers Bob Daily and Sabrina Wind discuss just how different life on Wisteria Lane is going to be this season.

Daily says that the five year jump has allowed them to wipe the slate clean, "We keep talking about this first episode likes it's another pilot. We're starting over and each woman has a new drive now." For more information on what to expect on Desperate Housewives this season, follow me after the jump.

WARNING: SPOILERS AFTER THE JUMP

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Desperate Housewives: The Game

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Oct 15th 2007 12:41AM
Desperate Housewives
(S04E03) "Uncomfortable people don't ask questions." - Katherine

Last week introduced "Kree" or "Bretherine" (two suggestions made by TV Squad reader D) to us. Most of the TV Squad readers who took part in our poll seemed to like the nemesis and their respectful yet devilish fights. After last week's great episode, I had high expectations for this week's Desperate Housewives: I wanted more Bree and Katherine face offs, I wanted to get a few clues to the Mayfairs' secret, and I wanted the hit man hired by Carlos to take care of Edie.

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Desperate Housewives: Smiles of a Summer Night

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Oct 7th 2007 11:04PM
Desperate Housewives
(S04E02) "We better start coming up with better lies." - Katherine

After a controversial season premiere (in case you haven't heard, ABC had to apologize for a joke Susan made while in Adam's office), Desperate Housewives tries to have the Mayfairs, who moved to Wisteria Lane last week, settle in. In last week's TV Squad DH poll, 68% of the voters said they thought the Mayfairs were a good addition to the show. Based solely on last week's episode, I have to agree. But now that we are getting more backstory about the Mayfairs and seeing them interact more with their neighbors, have we changed our mind?

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Desperate Housewives: Now You Know (season premiere)

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Oct 1st 2007 9:21AM
Desperate Housewives(S04E01) "No more secrets. From now on, we tell every shocking details of our lives." - Lynette

The ladies of Wisteria Lane are back and it's certain that they won't follow through on the promise they made to each other to not keep secrets! The Season Three finale of Desperate Housewives may not have been the most cliffhanger-y out there, but still, fans (I include myself in the lot) were wondering what was in store for the ladies and their men this upcoming season. But most importantly, we wanted to know if Edie survived her suicide attempt.

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Desperate Housewives: God, That's Good

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Apr 23rd 2007 10:39AM
Desperate Housewives(S03E19) Last week's episode left me with a lot of questions and expectations for this week's installment of Desperate Housewives. Would Susan dump Ian for good? How would Edie and Carlos' relationship evolve? Would Lynette cheat on Tom with Rick? But most importantly, I wanted to know how Mr. McCluskey died, why he was in the freezer and why was Mrs. McCluskey not reporting his death?

Even though I'm a spoilers addict and knew most of the answers to my own questions, spoilers are never 100% accurate so I was impatiently waiting for the episode. Sadly, the episode didn't give me all the goods I was waiting for.

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Desperate Housewives: The Little Things You Do Together

by Jen Creer, posted Feb 18th 2007 10:55PM
Kyle MacLachlan(S03E15) Whoa! Didn't see that coming! When Andrew got tossed down the stairs, I thought for sure he was going to be the one who bought it this week. But this episode was absolutely, 100% better than last week's episode. Somebody said last week in the comments that they thought last week's episode was like a connector piece in which nothing happened so things could build to this week. I think that's what happened.

I have to admit that I am really happy to learn that Orson is innocent of all wrong doing. As much as I love it when Kyle MacLachlan plays evil, it's nice to know that the worst thing he is guilty of is hitting Mike with his car. But I think we know now that there is even a reasonable explanation for that, considering what Gloria had put him through.

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