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"Desperate Housewives" Recap: Episode 20, "Gossip"

"Desperate Housewives" Recap: Episode 20, "Gossip"

In what might be a Wisteria Lane record, the mystery of Mrs. McCluskey's frozen dead husband was cleared up last night on "Desperate Housewives" after just three episodes. More on that later. In other news, Edie reveals to Gaby that she is sleeping with Carlos, Lynette is most definitely falling for Rick, the sexy sous chef, and Susan finally chooses between Ian and Mike after entering court-ordered therapy.

To find out all the juicy details,

Contrary to the widely held belief by the neighborhood that Mrs. McCluskey killed her husband, poor Gilbert McCluskey actually died peacefully in front of the television from natural causes. As Mrs. McCluskey was getting Gilbert's things in order, she discovered that she was not named as the beneficiary on his pension and would therefore be destitute in the event of his death. In a very well thought out move, she decides to store his body in her freezer. Okay, I am a "DH" fan, but seriously, is this all they've got?

At Gaby's engagement party, Edie breaks the news that she and Carlos are dating. Gaby is furious and forces Susan and Lynette to give Edie the silent treatment. Edie becomes wise to this and tricks Susan and Lynette into attending her son's birthday party. Gaby sees them at the party and storms over to accuse them of betraying her. Carlos demands that she calm down, asking why she gets to be the one who's upset when she is engaged to another man. Carlos admits that he is not in love with Edie, that they are just having fun. Gaby realizes then and there that Carlos will always love her.

Meanwhile Susan finds herself dealing with anger issues after telling both Ian and Mike to leave her alone. After engaging in an extremely unbelievable parking lot rage episode, Susan is ordered by the court to see a therapist. The therapist wisely tells her that banishing both men from her life is not the answer. Next thing we know, she has chosen Ian and they are planning to live happily ever after. However, in a nice little twist, Ian overhears a message that Mike left for Susan saying goodbye and letting her know that "she will always be the best thing that ever happened to him." Well, this is too much for the ever-jealous Ian who decides then and there that he is moving back to England. We later learn that Mike has packed up all his belongings and moved out of Wisteria Lane in the middle of the night.

Down at Scavo's Pizzeria, Lynette is having a wonderful time working late nights and enjoying gourmet pasta with Rick the Sexy Sous Chef while Tom is bedridden at home watching their five unruly children. Tom decides to bring the entire brood down for dinner at the Pizzeria just as Rick and Lynette are about to step out for their date at a local restaurant opening. Busted!

Kayla observes Lynette being a little too friendly with Rick in the back and rats out Lynette to Tom. Tom then announces that he is ready to head back to work sooner than he thought, and that they should consider firing Rick. Of course, Lynette thinks this is a terrible idea. It looks like next week Tom will confront Rick head on about keeping his hands off his wife.


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smarler smarler 9 years
This was a really good episode--I really liked the gossip theme. Very appropriate, considering the DH women are definitely pro gossipers. My question is rather than keep Gilbert in the freezer...why didn't she forge up some paperwork naming her as the beneficiary? Yes, I know it's illegal, but better than freezing her husband. Best line was when one of the housewives said, "If you're going to keep him frozen, at least have a dedicated freezer!!"
ktjones ktjones 9 years
Is this show worth watching again? I got bored midway through last season and stopped watching
KEG KEG 9 years
kayla is a little twerp... well on her way to being just like her meddling, marriage-sabotaging mother.
xo_verity xo_verity 9 years
Its getting way more interesting now! I love it!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Great recap, Buzz. Sexy Rick and Kayla may have been my favorites last night. Susan is really getting tiresome; maybe next week she really will fall off that cliff and we'll be done with her!
honeysugar28 honeysugar28 9 years
Last night's episode was really good! I love the Lynette story line too as well as the Gaby, Edie, and Carlos twist.
aras8218 aras8218 9 years
I had been getting bored with this show, but am newly interested. I love this Lynette storyline, Tom better watch out!
Lindsb Lindsb 9 years
I third that motion.
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
Yeah Susan (and Teri Hatcher for that matter) are lame.
krampalicious krampalicious 9 years
haha, that's what susan gets for being LAME. seriously, i can't stand her.
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