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Desperate Housewives Rundown Episode 16, "Crime Doesn't Pay"

Desperate Housewives Rundown Episode 16, "Crime Doesn't Pay"

New episodes of Desperate Housewives are back this week with one that focuses on jobs and what one's job means for one's identity. Also, there's some more Susan-Katherine drama (and Susan finally acts somewhat maturely for once!), Gaby gets even more enmeshed in Carlos's boss's affair, and Edie creeps closer to knowing what the heck is up with dear old Dave.

Personally, though, I can't seem to get over Tom's cancer comment about Lynette at the dinner with a prospective employer. Unbelievable! If you want to catch up and/or chat about the episode,


Susan — Sorry, I'm not certain what happened in Susan's early scenes because I was too distracted by her bra which plainly showed through her top. Am I crazy? Was that ridiculously noticeable to anyone else? Was that on purpose? Anyway! She notices one of her paintings at Katherine's and she tells Katherine she painted it — and that it's of the beach where she and Mike honeymooned! I certainly wouldn't want that over my mantle, either. Katherine later lies in order to put the painting out of sight, but Susan catches her in the lie. They have words. Susan then does the nice thing by marching over to Katherine and Mike's house and demanding her painting back.

Bree — Poor Orson! I know he committed crimes and all that but I can't help siding with him and his sad little face. Now that he's no longer a dentist, he feels like people don't respect him and he's taken to stealing little things here and there — mostly just after he feels like he's been humiliated. Bree discovers this new tendency of his and with all her Bree-ish righteous indignation, she scolds Orson and tells him to stop this behavior. The Orson scenes are usually my favorite part of an episode and this is no different, from the voice he uses to make the Italian salt shaker talk, to seeing Bree frisk him in the kitchen — I would probably watch a whole episode of just Orson.

Gaby — After Gaby negotiated with Carlos's boss Bradley (she'll keep his secret about cheating on his wife if he gives Carlos a large bonus), Bradley now thinks he can use Gaby to help him continue to conceal his affair. It starts to eat away at Gaby and eventually she tells Bradley she'll tell his wife about the other woman if he doesn't. So, Bradley decides to tell her (and he makes it clear that Carlos is fired, which actually seems to bring some peace to Gaby and Carlos's marriage) but when he comes clean, his wife murders him with a giant kitchen knife!

Lynette — OK. I get that the pizzeria flopped and Tom feels frustrated and directionless. And then Bree sets up a dinner with her publisher who might be able to give Tom a marketing job, but Tom is very clearly not interested. So, Lynette remembers that she used to work in the same field (finally! I was hoping this would come up because the whole time I was thinking that was an incredible oversight) and starts to sell herself for the job. Only then does Tom get all macho and competitive (for a job he couldn't have cared less about earlier) and the two go back and forth, back and forth, making each other look as bad as possible in front of the publisher guy. This ends with Tom saying something about just hoping the cancer doesn't come back if the guy does hire Lynette. He uses his wife's life-threatening disease as a reason for a prospective employer not to hire her. Just . . . wow. Lynette doesn't much care later on, though. She's just happy that Tom will let her go back to work. Ugh.

Edie — When they run into an old priest that Dave knew in his past, Dave lies to Edie about knowing him. So, she goes to chat with the priest who doesn't reveal any juicy information about Dave, but he lets it slip that Dave's last name used to be Dash. Now Edie is on the hunt for more answers about her mysterious husband. . . .

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californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
This episode was great! I was shocked when Carlos' boss got killed by his wife, that was so surprising. I'm still annoyed by the way Katherine is acting about her relationship with seems very immature to get mad at Susan even though Mike was the one who kept that painting. Lynette & Tom are driving me crazy, and his cancer comment was so out of line although he did tell her that he would regret saying that for the rest of his life so he did apologize in a way. I'm so confused by Orson's stealing storyline...that just seems like a random storyline. I'm really excited to see what happens with Edie and Dave!
tini17 tini17 8 years
What happened to Dave going on a camping trip with Mike & Katherine? I feel like I missed an episode because that wasn't even addressed! Yeah, Tom & Lynette are starting to annoy me. The whole Orson stealing thing just makes me uncomfortable. And (holy cow!) that woman totally stabbed her husband to death with a huge kitchen knife! This episode wasn't the best. I prefer Desperate's dark humor to come out a little more.
liliblu liliblu 8 years
I hate the relationship between Katherine and Mike. I have no sympathy for Katherine. If you don't want your new man's ex wife living across the street, don't date your friend and neighbor's ex husband.
carak carak 8 years
ugh Tom can be such an ass. he "lets" her go back to work. there's no reason for either of them to stay home anymore, the kids are all grown up now! and the older ones can take care of Penny. i did agree with Tom though when Orson was boo-hooing about his respect thing. Orson tried to kill Mike & went to jail for it. that's totally different than having your business go under from the economy!
kaks11 kaks11 8 years
Buzz - It wasn't just you. Susan's black bra was definitely distracting in the first scene. And Toms cancer comment was totally out of line. This Orson stealing thing is weird. The whole show doesn't do much for me, yet I keep watching.
Happsmjc Happsmjc 8 years
Orson was funny (esp with the salt shaker), but I'm totally not into his stealing stuff...I don't know if I can get into that story line.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Orson was wonderful last night; the scene with the salt shaker was great. Tom, on the other hand, was just awful. I, too, cannot get over his cancer comment. Hopefully, Lynnette will land her dream job and can move on. Hopefully, too, Edie will uncover the dirt on Dave Dash. It's time to move on from that story line for sure.
jessr1214 jessr1214 8 years
Wow, the Gaby and Carlos thing was crazy! It was the first time in a looong time I have actually been shocked by something that happened on this show. The Tom and Lynette storyline was awful. I rooted for these two for a long time but I kind of hated both of them during this scene. The writers need to shake them up a little, or just get them involved in plot lines that dont have to do with their relationship, I am sick of watching them bitching at each other week after week.
canadianchickie canadianchickie 8 years
Ahh I loved this episode!!! I can't wait til Edie discovers what Dave is up to. Also loved the Orson storyline. Poor Orson - everyone was being a jerk to him - especially that guy from Reba!!! I was actually shocked at the end when they found Bradley murdered. That is crazy - I didn't think that she had it in her!!! That Shayla girl was super annoying!! IMAGINE a hairdresser actually threatened your hair like that in real life!
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