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Desperate Housewives Rundown: Episode 7, "You Can't Judge a Book By Its Cover"

Desperate Housewives Rundown: Episode 7, "You Can't Judge a Book By Its Cover"

It was a pretty uneventful week on Desperate Housewives: Bree and Orson debate the merits of circumcision, Lynette tries to pawn off her mother to her sisters, Susan discovers a secret about Mike, and Gaby makes trouble on Victor's yacht. Yawn. In the land of desperation, this week was anything but. Maybe that's because the two new gentlemen neighbors were noticeably absent, as was Danielle. Apparently, now that she's delivered the baby, Bree is free to parade as doting mother to her grandson, I mean, son. Yet, even though the action was at a minimum, there were some highlights.

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Susan — Susan continued to annoy me in this episode, mostly because her signature brand of hysteria rears its ugly head when she accuses Mike of drug addiction. Bree informs her that she found a highly addictive narcotic belonging to Mike. Susan then confronts him and is immediately relieved when Mike reveals that he was prescribed them for a shoulder injury and only has two left. Oh, but wise, old Bree knows a thing or two about addiction and relays to Susan that Mike must be hiding his stash. Although Bree turns out to be right, Susan's snooping seemed a little far-fetched. But this is Susan we're talking about.

Bree — Bree and her decision to circumcise "her" new boy Benjamin were definitely the highlights of the episode for me. Clearly Bree and Orson disagree about the procedure, but Bree gets her way, as she normally does, and takes a bite out of that egg roll (literally and figuratively). I found the scene where Bree pretends to be Jewish especially amusing. Bree Hodge Robinowitz!

Gaby — Gaby and Victor's Dead Calm boat trip was the dynamic high on this otherwise low-key episode. The adventure begins when Victor treats Gaby to a belated honeymoon on the high seas, but as soon as Gaby discovers that Victor is aware of her affair with Carlos, she becomes paranoid and pushes him overboard when he reaches for what she believes to be a gun. But when it is revealed that Victor just had a sweater to keep Gaby warm, Carlos and Gaby head back and scoop him out of the ocean. Needless to say, Victor isn't too pleased to see Carlos on his boat, and before he even has time to dry off, Gaby pushes him back into the ocean — and this time he doesn't rise to the surface. We'll have to wait for the next episode to find out if he's dead or not, but I have a feeling this isn't the last we'll be seeing of Victor.

Lynette — The good news with Lynette is that she has beaten her bout with cancer; the bad news is that her mother has overstayed her welcome. She has an overnight guest, appropriately named (one-night) Stan, and Lynette decides to send her packing. The problem is, neither of her sisters wants to take her in either. So, unbeknownst to her neglectful daughters, Stella takes off in a taxi. And I don't blame her!

Edie — Edie was almost altogether absent from this week's episode. She reveals to Carlos that she informed Victor about his affair with Gaby, and ... that's all she wrote.

Katherine — Just when we think we might finally learn a little more about Katherine's first husband through Dylan's genealogy project, Katherine continues her sneaky streak and, once again, deceives her daughter. And while we're talking about deception, Dylan is so obviously not her daughter that the secret is getting a little old.

Unfortunately we'll have to wait two weeks to see what happens next, but from the looks of the preview, it'll be worth the wait. November sweeps means that the drama will be turned up a notch: Edie predicts Victor's death, Bree refuses sex because of a low libido as a result of her "pregnancy," and Susan falls, er, is pushed down the stairs. But that's no match for the "worst thing to ever hit Wisteria Lane," also known as a tornado. Somehow with all of the infidelity, deceptions, and murders, I have a hard time believing that a tornado is the worst thing to ever happen on this street!

What did you think of this week's DH?

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alllacedup alllacedup 8 years
I just watched this episode online, since I am TVless. I laughed more this epsiode than I had at the show in a while. The Bree/Orson storyline was my favorite!
tiggerchick2 tiggerchick2 8 years
When Gabby, Carlos and Victor were all on the boat I had hoped that Carlos and Gabby would fall off the boat and Victor drives off and leaves them out there. Enough already!!! The Bree/Orson storyline was great! I had a feeling that Bree would get her way somehow but what she did was nuts! I love Bree though :) The whole Susan/Mike thing was really good. I can't believe that Mike is getting hopped up on pills. You had to know that there marriage was running so smoothly and they had to throw some kind of monkey wrench into it. The Lynette storyline was okay, kind of annoying. It was funny when she ran outside, put her mom's luggage in her sisters car and took off. Totally cracked up!!
i-am-elle i-am-elle 8 years
Haha I thought the whole yacht thing was hilarious. I wasn't too annoyed with Susan this time. I genuinely felt for her at the end of the episode when she confronted Mike with the bag of pills.
mamaseacat mamaseacat 8 years
Susan is annoying which is why Mike is doing drugs. Bree and Orson should've had a much bigger fight. I mean, she took their son to have him circumsized BEHIND HIS BACK!!! Why don't people just go to the cops? This goes for Friday Night Lights (Landry's story) as well. Pinsupsweetheart is right... fingerprints are all over the place. Lynette and her sisters can have their own spin off. But I'd have to say that her sisters are right. One had her for 2 years, the other had her for a year. It's Lynette's turn. (This is so like my family!) Spread the wealth, sisters! It was refreshing to not see Edie this episode. Katherine/Dylan - just spill it already? What is this? Daytime soap opera? Bob/Lee - miss them!
ladybugrenee ladybugrenee 8 years
this show is either awesome or boring, depends upon the episode!
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 8 years
The first thing I said when Gabby and Carlos were planning on walking away from the boat was "FINGERPRINTS YOU STUPID MORONS!"
leahlarocco leahlarocco 8 years
At least it's not as bad as Private Practice.
Beauty Beauty 8 years
Why is Agent Cooper looking like he wants to eat that baby?
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Bree stole the show for me last night; she is such a manipulator! The Gaby-Carlos-Victor segment was almost as lame as the Tyra/Landry murder in Friday Night Lights, but I suspect that Victor will rise again, only to further complicate that mess. Like you, Buzz, I don't blame Stella for leaving in the taxi; how hurtful Lynette's sisters are. And the Katherine story line needs to be resolved soon; it's time to move on before that story drags down what has otherwise been a decent season for DH>
misscococherie misscococherie 8 years
lol this episode was really gooood loved it
fleurfairy fleurfairy 8 years
I hope when Susan falls down the stairs she cracks her head open and dies. Loved Gaby and Carlos in this episode. And the scene with Lynette's mother and her one night stand was priceless!
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 8 years
Loved Lynette in this episode, I have people in my family just like her sisters, I am glad she told them where to go. Bree is too funny, I knew she would find a way to get what she wanted. I know everyone hates Susan but I honestly feel bad for her, I can imagine how freaked and paranoid I'd be if it were me.
esk4 esk4 8 years
lynettes sisters annoyed me... but she and bree are the only ones I can stand right now... edie and susan need to go away
Zahara-Pitt Zahara-Pitt 8 years
this whole Gaby-Victor-Carlos-Bree store line is getting on my nerves...as usually Lynette and Bree were my faves in this episode
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