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Desperate Housewives Rundown Episode 12, "Connect! Connect!"

Desperate Housewives Rundown Episode 12, "Connect! Connect!"

A little something like the Golden Globes couldn't keep the ladies of Wisteria Lane from all their soapy craziness this week. In this episode of Desperate Housewives we get yet more drama from creepy ol' Dave (I'm glad we didn't see the last of him last week!), and we see Andrew's husband-to-be Alex dare to criticize Bree while Gaby struggles to get her daughters to listen to her. In the meantime, Edie and Susan have some big discussions while trapped in a basement together (ending with Edie flinging magazines at Susan?) and Lynette confronts her mother, Stella.

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Susan — Susan announces that she's going to move away with Jackson and the other ladies are fully supportive of her decision — except for Edie. So, when Susan and Edie accidentally get locked together in a basement, Edie lets loose with her opinions on Susan: She thinks she's weak and needs to always be with a man. When Susan points out that Edie always has to be conquering a man, Edie says there's a difference — she wants men, Susan needs them. In the end, Susan calls off her move with Jackson and, as Mary Alice explains in the end, starts to learn what it's like to be alone.

Bree — "You know, I'm feeling a little randy tonight. What do you say we make a little love?" Ha! I just love Orson. And I got such a kick out of seeing what their sex life is like, from the meticulous turning down of the bed to the fact that they take turns being on top. Less hilarious is Alex telling Bree that he doesn't appreciate her being rude to Orson in front of him and implying that she's emasculating her husband. At first this annoys Bree but after talking about it with Andrew, she softens toward Alex and tells him he has her permission to criticize her when she's being rude or selfish. Did not see that one coming!

Gaby — The girls are unhappy to see Carlos go to work at his new job. Juanita takes to being insolent and disobedient with Gaby, saying it's because she "loves Daddy more." So, Gaby gets their new landscape guy, Reggie, to scream at her kids in his "big voice," and claims it was Carlos who made the scary man come over. When Carlos voices his displeasure at this, Gaby tells him she just wanted a normal life and Carlos says she got it: The dad who hates his job and the mom who stays home with the kids. In the end, Carlos tells the girls they have to listen to their mother.

Lynette — Wait, wait, wait — the whole Porter thing is over, just like that? After all those episodes, the judge just dismisses the case, end of storyline? That seems a little abrupt. Not that I wanted to have DH turn into Court TV or anything, it just seems like it all wrapped up very quickly. Backtracking a bit, Lynette learns from Mr. Fishman that Porter is living with Stella (and I loved that scene with Lynette on the phone and Mr. Fishman rolling/shuffling behind her, badgering her about Porter!). But when Lynette goes to her mother's place, Stella won't reveal where Porter is, relishing the fact that Lynette feels powerless. So, Lynette claims to be in a car accident in order to lure her mother and her son to the hospital. Later Lynette goes to see Stella again and they have a heart-to-heart about the anger that Stella holds onto all the time. If Stella would ease up a bit, Lynette says she'll visit more — and bring the kids.

Edie/Dave — At first, Edie calls all her friends to tell them about Dave's lying, but in the end, she asks Dave to come back, saying she's not ready to throw away their marriage. In between these two things, however, Dave goes to stay with Mike, who is starting to realize that he might be truly in love with Katherine. Ever scheming to have his revenge on Mike, Dave urges him to follow his heart.

And you know, I don't know that I care that much about Mike, but it's so nice to see Katherine so happy! What did you think of this DH episode?

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californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
I thought this episode wasn't that good. I don't like Mike and Katherine together, she seems too old for him and he belongs with Susan. For some reason, I thought Susan had already decided not to move in with Jackson last episode, but either way I'm glad she isn't. I don't like them together either. I'm surprised Edie got so upset learning that Dave had a wife before that she kicked him out of the house. I'm glad that she made Susan see that she doesn't need a man to make her happy. I can't believe that Porter's storyline was wrapped up so fast, but it was getting a little tiring. I'm glad Lynette resolved things with her mother though. I hate Gabby's bratty children and I can't wait for Gabby to reclaim a little bit of her old self because her home life is getting boring. I hated the way Andrew's fiance confronted Bree but I'm glad they resolved things. I love Orson and his "I'm randy..." line.
amibja amibja 8 years
Although I loved this episode, what I said earlier, I really think this is the weakest season of DH. I do not feel the mystery and I hate it that Mike&Susan aren't together AND I hate it that Katherine is changed into a supporting role. She barely has screentime. They could do so much with her character...
crystalm07 crystalm07 8 years
Am I the only person who absolutely cannot stand Gaby's little obnoxious brat children??? Everytime they are onscreen I get so annoyed with the way they act. Yes its not nice when they make fun of their weight and whatnot, but being overweight doesn't mean they have to act the way they do. Also hate Mike and Katherine together. It seems ackward and is prob the worst thing either of them could do to Susan, I mean one of her longest friends with the love of her life? Awful.
NouraBee NouraBee 8 years
it was kinda boring .. compared the previous episodes
jadenirvana jadenirvana 8 years
"There are holes in your heart that can only be filled by a pair of trousers." This was the exact moment I decided to stop watching this drowning-in-suds show. I just can't take it anymore. It's so cheesy now! I literally wouldn't be surprised if red sparks start flying out of Dave's eyes, or if Susan trips and sees little cartoon birds flying in a circle around her head. Just ridiculous! Goodbye Desperate Housewives. We'll always have Season One.
liliblu liliblu 8 years
I loved the scenes with Lynette and her mother. Andrew's fiance really got on my nerves. If Bree or any one else commented on the way he talks to Andrew he'd take offense. Bree only relented for Andrew. i also hate Mike and Katherine together. Just no. Susan and Katherine are supposed to be good, long time friends. But, Katherine feels comfortable dating Mike? Yuck. It's amusing that dating Mike might get Katherine killed.
Allyace Allyace 8 years
Wow I completely forgot that this was on last night and did not set my DVR :(. Sad.
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
i teared up a little when lynette and her mom had their talk over jd at the end, lol. i thought this was a really good episode. i doubt the whole arrest/arson thing is over, it's just going to be different now. i think the psycho will still be after her son and as far as her son knows, that woman is still pregnant with his child (which i think she really might be despite what she said).
DCBaxter DCBaxter 8 years
Nyara, that is so interesting! That would make such perfect sense - Dave kills what Mike loves. Ruh roh - hope he doesn't go after MJ too! That would be too sad! I wonder though if it turns out Susan was driving...I think someone has mentioned that possibility before. This episode didn't really do it for me either. And everything Edie called susan "Meyer" it stuck out like a sore thumb for me. It seemed to have come out of nowhere - her referring to susan by her last name....or did I just miss it before. I don't know why, but that bothered me and distracted me from the rest of their scenes. And, I felt kind of bad for the kid who plays Juanita - when Gaby was dragging her across the floor...and then couldn't make it up the stairs....oh man, my heart sank.
jessr1214 jessr1214 8 years
nyara i was thinking the same thing...katherine could be in trouble!! i thought porter's storyline was wrapped up a little too quickly but honestly i was kinda glad its over. i loved the scenes with lynette and her mom though! i liked that alex stood up to bree, and agree with you guys that orson is great! good episode overall, but not great...nothing that makes me anxious to see what happens really.
nyaradzom2001 nyaradzom2001 8 years
Katherine must get killed by Dave so Susan can get back with Mike and they don't drag that out for over 3 seasons cos you know it's gonna happen eventually. Lynette Scavo is the best character out there, I love her!!!! And Orson needs way more time on screen he's awesomely funny. Next weekend looks like a fab episode I am so pumped
radarkitty radarkitty 8 years
Crap. Between 24 and the Globes I forgot this was on.
debbie00486 debbie00486 8 years
Whatever Dave's revenge is going to be, needs to happen soon. Sick of waiting around for it. This episode didn't really bring any suspense either. Porter's case is wrapped up, Susan's alone, Gaby's kids listen to her now, etc. I usually can't wait for the next episode, but this one didn't really leave any cliffhangers.
amibja amibja 8 years
I loved this episode. I thought it was so hard when Juanita said she'd loved Carlos more than Gabby. I also think that it's better for Susan to be single for a while. It will decrease the over-the-top drama in her life. Orsen is funny, Dave is scary and I want more Katherine! She was brilliant in last season. I want to see more of her than only being the girlfriend of Mike
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