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Desperate Housewives Rundown Episode 10, "A Vision's Just a Vision"

Desperate Housewives Rundown Episode 10, "A Vision's Just a Vision"

The voiceover narration by Mary Alice for this week's episode of Desperate Housewives talks about the theme of people living in darkness, though I think there's another theme here, having to do with the women of Wisteria Lane protecting their families. Gaby protected Carlos from discovering how bad things had gotten for them financially, Lynette is beside herself with figuring out how to protect Porter, and Bree tries to protect Andrew from getting hurt by his partner. And Susan. . . OK the theme doesn't extend as much to her, but three out of four ain't bad.

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Susan — Now that Katherine and Mike are openly dating, they've decided to introduce MJ to Katherine and try to make them bond. This doesn't go so well, as MJ seems resistant to Katherine overall. Susan tries to help by tagging along with Katherine, Mike and MJ to the bowling alley, but when MJ spots Mike briefly holding Susan's hand, he drops a bowling ball on her foot (the later mention of Katherine's "psychadelic toenail" really skeeved me out!). He tells his parents that he doesn't want Katherine around because Susan and Mike are supposed to be together (did MJ have this issue with Jackson? I don't remember it if he did). Apparently, Susan told MJ once that Mike would come back, and when she says this to Mike, she asks him if he ever thinks about it. Mike leaves without answering her question.

Bree — Awww — Andrew's getting married! I seriously cannot wait to see Bree go into hyper overdrive with planning this wedding. It's like that's what she was born to do. And I think it shows some growth that Bree is so eager to prove how A-OK she is with her son being gay and marrying a man (well, especially since he's a doctor). What she is not OK with is the fact that Andrew's husband-to-be was in an adult film years ago. She thinks Andrew has a right to know and she worries that Alex hasn't been upfront with Andrew about his past. She ultimately finds out that Alex has told Andrew about the movie, and that Andrew accepts this because his past isn't exactly pristine either. Andrew is touched that his mother is trying so hard to be involved in his love life. I can't wait until Bree meets the future in-laws!

Gaby — Carlos has regained his sight for real, which is great! Except for the fact that Gaby has sold a baseball signed by Lou Gehrig that has been in Carlos's family for generations. She figured he would never find out because he was blind, but now, of course, he knows. Gaby tries to explain that she was just trying to make ends meet for the family, but Carlos wants her to get the baseball back anyway. This requires dancing on a table for a wealthy Italian man. By the time Gaby has gotten the baseball back, however, Carlos has realized that Gaby made many sacrifices herself while trying to keep the family afloat, and Carlos he up selling the baseball all over again in order to buy Gaby a pretty dress. Yet again, I must admit that the Gaby-Carlos storyline is actually really moving this week. They may have become my favorite duo.

Lynette — Wow, it's just one thing after another in the Scavo household these days. Porter sneaked into Edie's house to steal her gun (what?) and he thinks that because he was doing that while the club was being set on fire, he's proven innocent of setting the club on fire. Lynette reminds him that because nobody actually saw him during that time, he hasn't proven anything and has, in fact, merely confessed to another crime. Ha! Lynette ends up getting the gun back to Edie's house (in her top drawer? How does everyone know where Edie keeps her gun?!) and she and Tom are set to go to court with Porter. Unfortunately, Porter has decided to run away and he sends Preston to appear in court to pretend to be him. These Scavos are just sinking deeper and deeper into dangerous ground. And was anyone else a little uncomfortable by Tom whining that he would do anything to have sex with a 17-year-old?!

Dave — So, the big reveal that wasn't big at all because everyone saw it coming: Dave wants Mike to pay for having killed Lila and Paige Dash, presumably (from the remarkable head of hair on the kid) his wife and daughter. I actually felt a little sympathetic toward Dave in this episode. He's clearly haunted by these people he lost, and it's obviously agonizing.

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fakeplanettelex fakeplanettelex 8 years
i don't like dave... but i'm trying to figure out what mike has to do with dave's dead wife/daughter if it wasn't the car accident. mj is adorable but i think susan needs to get over it. um hi, jackson? remember him? but there is a part of me that wants her and mike to get back together. gabby is fantastic, i'm glad her and carlos are doing so well after all they've through. tom's comment about the 17 yr old was not cool. that family is just in for it. and i LOVE how bree and andrew are FINALLY bonding, i mean... they have been lately, but andrew realizing her motive was just to make sure he doesn't get hurt was awesome.
pianoteacher1 pianoteacher1 8 years
I luv this episode actually, esp with Bree and Gaby's storyline. I do hope that every time Gaby's storyline is involved, it won't always up the awwwww...factor. I don't like tearing up everytime!! (It's not really a negative comment). And it's so nice to see that Bree is trying to improve her relationship with her this case, it is the gay son....go Andrew! link.
kayla07 kayla07 8 years
I know im a little late but I could of sworn when mike killed that lady in the car accident didnt she have a little boy just like they're showing a little girl. I mean I can be mistaking but I remember they showed how they gave birth the same day, always crossed the same path and the lady had a son. That's why I was a little confused when they showed a girl.
SexyNeverLeft78 SexyNeverLeft78 8 years
Bree really impressed me last night, my has she grown. I have to admit I often forget that Andrew was a man-whore lmao. Gaby & Carlos make me teary practically every week this season, but the way Susan looked at Mike..they just need to get back together or move on. But Katherine! Maybe I'm old fashioned, but why is it okay for MJ to see his mother's friend date his father? I was happy MJ dropped the ball on her foot ;P Great ep!!! This season's been much better than the last 2.
sunny1intucson sunny1intucson 8 years
Californiagirl - IF this kid and mom are the ones that Susan killed with her car in the opening - the background is that Mike fixed her car to save money and he did it wrong I think. So her brakes gave out (or something) and that is why her car killed the other mom and daughter.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
I loved last night's episode! So much stuff happened... Susan/Mike/Katherine - I felt bad for MJ, with his confusion about his parents and the role that Katherine plays in their family. He is so cute too! I know I'm one of the few, but I really like Susan and Mike together, even though he was a douche last season. Bree - I thought it was really nice that Bree wanted to be involved with Andrew. You can tell that she only gets snoopy because she loves her children and she wants to protect them. Lynette - I feel so bad for Lynette and Tom sometimes because it seems like the writers put them through the most sh*t...yet they are the only couple that have been together since the beginning. His line about wanting a seventeen year old is gross though, but I think I know what he meant. Very sad storyline though. And I'm also curious about how Porter knew that Edie had a gun...and how Lynette knew where it was kept. I thought Bree was the only one who had a gun. Gabby - I love Gabby and Carlos! I used to hate them but now they are so sweet. Dave - It was so obvious that he wanted revenge on Mike because his wife & daughter were killed. I really hope he doesn't kill MJ! I'm still curious as to why he wants to kill Mike though...wasn't Susan the one driving at the time? So wouldn't he want to kill Susan & MJ instead? Oh maybe thats the revenge he wants against Mike! Killing the ones he loves the most...
kikidawn kikidawn 8 years
I really liked this episode. I love Gaby and Carlos together :) I'm glad he got his sight back. I'm with emms, buzz. Are you going to do recaps of Brothers and Sisters? I loved the episode last night and really wanted to discuss it. I was thinking "oh buzz ... oh no that's just DH" :( lol
YMO YMO 8 years
I think the wife and kid are too obvious (at least I hope they are). Do you remember at the beginning of this season that the mom and baby were alone? I think that ties in with Dave's brother somehow. Maybe it was his brother's family that got killed, and Dave is so enraged because everyone's gone. Maybe not, but I hope there's something less obvious around the corner with the crazy Dave story
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
I can't believe Lynette sometimes :oy: lying in court? Lying to her kids? Lying to EVERYONE. I love the bree storyline, Andrew and his fiance are so cute, and he gets all the good lines! I love the dave character, I would be happy if he killed off susan and mike and then Katherine gets to raise MJ. haha
emms emms 8 years
Will you do a Brothers and Sisters recap Buzz? Last night was a good one and I think you watch that one too...
emms emms 8 years
I know the Scavo's storyline is very sad, but honestly, I think it is less heavy than Lynette's cancer/ Tom's possessed bastard child who was telling the boys to jump off the roof last year...
MindayH MindayH 8 years
Loved this episode. In my perfect world, Dave kills Susan and Mike and Katherine can be together. Loved when Bree commented that he is a doctor, you did better than I did. I feel bad for the Scavo's and love sassy Gabby - hopefully Carlos being able to see again will give her attitude again!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
When Gaby asked why they couldn't just get Lou Gehrig to autograph another ball, I laughed out loud. Seriously, she is really cute and so clueless (in a good way, not like in a Susan-way) sometimes. Their family story line is keeping me interested; now that Carlos has regained his sight, I'm anxious to see if he appreciates Gaby for who she has become. And Bree was wonderful last night. For the first time in a long time, she and Andrew seemed to connect and to understand each other. As wedding plans progress, it will be interesting to see if their new found understanding lasts. Mary Alice's voice over while the Scavo's were gathered at the breakfast table was sad; everything just seems to be unraveling for them. And, Dave. Well he still creeps me out. I'm not sure that we know all of the answers yet. (I wonder if he knows where Edie keeps her gun? I was wondering the same thing about everyone else knowing where to find it.) All in all, one of the better episodes of the season, though I do miss Lily Tomlin and Frances Conroy; they are such wonderful additions to the complexities of the stories.
sunny1intucson sunny1intucson 8 years
The Scavo storyline is getting to be too much in my opinion. I mean, how much deeper can they sink? How many more bad decisions are going to pile up? I don't like how far the writers have taken it personally. Bree and her son were cute. I like Katherine and Mike together. Susan annoys me as always... Gaby and Carlos continued their sweet storyline. Sweet but still enjoyable to watch. I figured Dave would be avenging his dead wife and daughter.
fleurfairy fleurfairy 8 years
I hope Dave kills Susan. ;)
steen steen 8 years
The poor Scavos! Some times, the storyline just seems too much; I mean, we're used to mostly-light-hearted mishaps and problems but now that the twins are older, they're really in it deep. I love Carlos and Gabby and I'm SO glad they wound up together, after everything. I hope that Dave will somehow bring Susan and Mike back. She worked so hard to get him last season and then all of a sudden they're divorced. Sigh.
smileyface smileyface 8 years
I'm so glad we finally know why Dave is stalking Mike!!! When we saw the woman and the little girl, I was like OOHHH we soo called that! But I think the writers did do a good job of casting doubt on that theory by having Dave reveal the whole his brother died in prison thing (although that could have been a lie). I was thinking (hoping) that seeing his wife and child would make Dave do the right thing and confess so that Porter could get off the hook, but it seems to have had the opposite effect. And if Dave is so concerned with taking away from Mike what Mike took away from him, does that mean he is going to do something to harm MJ? By the way, I LOVE that kid. He was so funny/cute last night with all of his reluctant "I guess"es when Susan or Mike or Katherine would ask him something. The rest of the episode was good too. I laughed out loud a lot. I'm starting to really love Carlos and Gabby's storylines too Buzz and I'm glad that he got his sight back. Can't wait to see what new shenanigans they get into together. Ugh, the whole Lynette storyline is really sad. Especially the beginning when she insists that they all have breakfast together and then after Porter gets arrested and Mary Alcie's voiceover says that it would be many years before they all sit down together again and the flashes to Porter's empty chair...umm ominous foreshadowing. Can't wait to see how this progresses, what happens to Porter now that he's run away and if Lynette ever confesses that she mortgaged the restaurant to get the bail money.
pharm_chick pharm_chick 8 years
'its not really an alibi, its just confessing to another crime!' haha i loved that line! and i hope everything works out for them, and that they dont lose out on their restaurant! love the gaby-carlos story, they are both soo cute! i kind of felt bad for dave, but omg i hope he doesnt hurt MJ! because he was like i want mike to suffer/get hurt the way i got hurt.. so i hope he doesnt like, kill MJ and kill himself or something... bree' so cute with her little motherly meddling.. and andrew is so adorable! i loved this episode.. and this show is so much more interesting then greys lately.
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