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Desperate Housewives Recap "In Buddy's Eyes"

Desperate Housewives Rundown Episode 12, "In Buddy's Eyes"

Here's what I loved about this week's episode of Desperate Housewives: Julie finally tells Dylan what everyone's kinda thinking — just quit whining already about what happened to your dad, what your mom's big secret is, blah blah blah. I also really liked this episode because it was funny (naked Orson will probably always be hilarious to me) and super soapy (arson at Rick's?!). And I just think Gaby is the best mean girl on TV right now. She fights handicapped people!

For more on that and the rest of the episode (including spoilers),

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Susan — Happily, this was another episode in which Susan's storyline wasn't too central and just involved some goofiness with Orson's nude sleepwalking in front of her. While sleepwalking, he mutters apologies to Mike for doing what he did (you know, mowing Mike down with his car). Susan doesn't think much of it, but when Julie hears Orson's mumblings she turns suspicious toward him. And again: thank goodness for Julie and her frank talk with Dylan. I'm ready for that girl to have some fun, too, but mostly because I don't care much about what Katherine did to Dylan's dad.

Bree — Holy Martha Stewart catfight! Bree interprets Katherine's enthusiasm for planning the Founders Day Ball as an attempt to usurp Bree's power in the community. Thus, Bree takes the opportunity to give Katherine food poisoning. Turns out, Katherine just needed to present Bree herself with the big award of the night. In the end, Bree explains to Katherine that she doesn't know how to be friends with her because she's always been the domestic goddess in her group of friends, and that's Katherine's "thing," too. But Katherine points out that this means they understand each other better and could actually be great friends. I loved this part, and it's moments like these that make me glad they put Dana Delaney on this show. She really is perfect as Katherine, so easily walking that line between conniving and compassionate.

Gaby — I could watch Gaby say and do inappropriate things all day long. She's just so cluelessly awful! Using Carlos' blindness, Gaby obtains a handicapped tag for the car so she can get better parking spots, but not before having a full-on fight with a wheelchair-bound man, wrestling his cell phone away from him and sending him flying across the parking lot! "Well, it's official. I'm going to hell." Later she tells Carlos that his blindness is hard on her, too. I have to wonder, though, how many funny storylines can come out of Carlos' blindness before we get kinda bored with it all.

Lynette — Well, Sexy Rick's back and causing trouble again. He opens up his own restaurant right across the street from the Scavos', igniting Tom's jealousy and rage to the point where he throws a brick through a window of Rick's restaurant. I gotta say, there are episodes where Tom's actions or words seem so irrational and so out of line. And then other times he's this solid, dutiful father and husband. There's a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde thing going on with him. Now he's a suspect (or, at least Lynette knows enough to suspect him) in the arson of Rick's restaurant, and he's made it clear that Rick shook his trust in Lynette.

Edie — was at lunch.

Katherine — Well, now we know that her intentions were true (for the most part) with helping Bree plan the Founders Day Ball. We also know that there's someone — a man, who lives in squalor! — who feels the need to seek out his red Sharpie when he sees Dylan in the newspaper. Who do you think that guy is?

Next week's episode is apparently all about the "wow" (unlike most of them?). What did you think of this week's battles, make-ups and Orson nudity?

Photos copyright 2008 ABC, Inc.

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WesPreston WesPreston 7 years
This cluster of talented acting women are outstanding !!!. They make all seems so realistic...unbelievable...lolol.
kikidawn kikidawn 7 years
Gaby is my favorite character on DH. I was cheering Bree on when she fed Katherine the tainted dip! lol
jadenirvana jadenirvana 7 years
Best episode of the season! Great acting, nice and nasty!
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 7 years
Susan - I actually like Susan the best out of all of the housewives, even though she can be really annoying sometimes and I'm glad that they have kept her neuroses to a minimum in recent episodes. Bree & Katherine - I still think Bree was justified because I think Katherine wants to take her place back as the domestic one of the group (which she used to be before she moved away). Lynette - I hate this annoying Rick storyline. I think Lynette and Tom are going to have more problems because they just abruptly dropped the Rick subject after Lynette got cancer. Gaby - Hilarious as usual, but I'm sick of Carlos being blind already. Edie - Can I say how much I would want Nicolette Sheridan's job? She probably just comes on set to do one scene, gets her paycheck, and comes back the following week. Sounds like a cool job to me...
mamaseacat mamaseacat 7 years
I don't blame Bree for trying to poison Katherine. Didn't one of the chefs say something about checking things with "her boss"? As far as Rick's restaurant goes, I have a feeling the kids have something to do with it. They saw and heard their parents fighting over it. And I miss the evil twins doing something bad. It's been a while.
pargie pargie 7 years
It was so much fun! Love the Bree/Katherine storyline. That was so unrealistic that the handicap guy was so mad at Gabby that he would attack her...made for good laughs though. I'm starting to really like Carlos, he's so vulnerable and cute blind.
tamyvinec tamyvinec 7 years
Yesterday was a fun episode! Orson and katherine were great!
carak carak 7 years
i'm really hoping that the fire at Rick's was really insurance fraud on Rick's part and not arson on Tom's part!
JenniJams JenniJams 7 years
I was annoyed with Katherine's anotty behind too and cheered Bree on when she fed her the tainted dip. Wheelchair guy was Big Brother alumni, Eddie from BB season one!
Dana18 Dana18 7 years
Gaby , so wrong but so funny!
radarkitty radarkitty 7 years
Bree looked really pretty last night. Motherhood is good to Marcia!
sofi sofi 7 years
Katherine and Bree story was good. Gaby was so awful it was hilarious- my hubby even looked up from the computer and said," what is WRONG with her??" So is Katherine's ex husband/ Dylan's father the one at the end circling her pic in the paper- I guess I 'assumed' he was dead, but you should never assume with this show. Edie is on her way out of this show if they don't give her something- fast!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 7 years
Last night's episode kept me laughing the whole time. I'm liking Susan much better these days and nude Orson was hilarious. Buzz, I agree with you about Dana Delaney being the perfect Katherine; while I quickly tire of her story line, I do like how she can out-Bree Bree at times.
smileyface smileyface 7 years
I thought it was a great episode. I laughed out loud many times during it. Gaby's actions, though wrong, are absolutely hilariously. I loved how she told the guy in the wheelchair that she has to walk around all day in heels and he just gets to roll!
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