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?