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Desperate Housewives Rundown Episode 17, "The Story of Lucy and Jessie"

Desperate Housewives Rundown Episode 17, "The Story of Lucy and Jessie"

A little Sapphic storyline shakes things up on Desperate Housewives this week as Susan's actions are misinterpreted by the woman she assists at the school. In other news, Lynette is having a hard time getting back into the advertising world and feels like her age (43) is working against her, Gaby is suspicious of a woman working closely with Carlos and Bree is positively infuriated by her kleptomaniac husband.

Last week there was a murder on DH but they don't really get back to that much in this week's episode, which I found a little disappointing. However! Dave has finally succeeded in convincing both Mike and Katherine to go camping with him — and he's clearly interested in more than just s'mores and ghost stories. To chat about this week's episode,


Susan — Hearing from a plucky little girl in her class that she's about to be evaluated, Susan decides to invite over the teacher she assists, Jessie (Swoozie Kurtz! Yay!) to try and get in Jessie's good graces. Her little plan works a bit too well, though, when Jessie thinks Susan is interested in her — like that. Jessie even plants one on Susan as she leaves which, naturally, Gaby later reenacts with Susan, just to be sure she's understanding this kiss correctly. In the end, Susan and Jessie clear the air — they're just two lonely gals, unlucky in love — and they agree to be real friends. I feel like the boots issue was a bit ridiculous. If I think they're cute boots, what does that make me? Hmm. . . .

Bree — Bree is furious to find out that Orson has not, in fact, stopped taking little things from the houses of their friends and neighbors. She goes around replacing each of the stolen items (culminating, hilariously, in her bringing a ceramic "sleeping Mexican" over to Gaby's, assuming it belongs in the Solis home when in fact it's Mrs. McCluskey's and rather offensive to Gaby) and keeps yelling at Orson, but nothing is working to make him stop stealing. They try therapy, though Bree leaves in a huff, demanding the therapist "fix" Orson because he's the one with the problem. But one of the things Orson clearly enjoys about his new habit is the fact that Bree can't control it and that drives her crazy.

Lynette — Lynette tries to get a job in advertising again but finds that she's older than nearly everyone she's meeting in the industry — and it's working against her. She asks Gaby to see if Carlos can hire her for the marketing department at his company, but Gaby is reluctant at first. I so do not understand this part of the show. Why, exactly, does Gaby think Lynette is a risk? Why wouldn't she just recommend her friend for a job? Anyway, Lynette finally lands a job, just in time for Gaby to turn around and offer her the one at Carlos's company. Lynette takes it (after finagling a higher salary) but soon finds out why Gaby had a change of heart: She wants Lynette to spy on Carlos at work.

Gaby — Now that Bradley has been murdered, Carlos is given his job as president of the company and the first thing he does is hire a woman from his past. At first Gaby is mostly OK with it because she thinks Lucy is too heavyset for Carlos to find her attractive, but Carlos explains that a bold, confident woman is sexy — no matter what her weight is. Thus, Gaby has Carlos hire Lynette so she'll have a spy keeping an eye on Lucy at the office.

Edie/Dave — Though Edie knew about Dave's wife, she now discovers that he also had a child, and that the two died in a car accident, but she has yet to find out who was responsible for this accident. By the time she finds out, it might be too late — Dave has successfully lured Mike and Katherine into his clutches as the three head off together to go camping.

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