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Desperate Housewives Rundown Episode 22, "Marry Me a Little"

Desperate Housewives Rundown Episode 22, "Marry Me a Little"

The theme of this week's episode of Desperate Housewives is "masks," which could, theoretically, be the theme of most DH episodes. Susan and Jackson mask the fact that their upcoming wedding isn't for love, Mike masks his lingering feelings for Susan, Tom wants a mask for real, Gaby masks her anxiety that financial ruin will find her again and Bree masks . . . well, everything from Orson. To chat about this week's episode,


Susan — Susan's little plan to marry Jackson so he can stay in the U.S. hits a snag when she finds out that Mike won't be sending her alimony after she's married to another man. When she goes over to chat with Mike about it, though, she ends up spilling the beans to Katherine about her upcoming marriage of convenience. Too bad for Jackson, Dave was on the phone when Susan stopped by and heard her entire confession. Seeing the perfect opportunity to get Jackson out of the picture so he won't tell the police that he saw Dave on the night of the fire, Dave calls the authorities on Jackson and has him taken away just before he can marry Susan. Anyone a little bit tired of Dave by this point?

Bree — Karl convinces Bree to rob her own home — and she almost gets away with it. Orson sketches a picture of a Venetian mask he and Bree got on a trip and Bree starts to have second thoughts about the divorce, thinking about how much Orson does care about her. Those second thoughts are squashed by Karl, the best sleazeball divorce lawyer around, and Bree's back on track with the divorce. But then Orson takes a call for Bree from a storage facility (which seems a bit odd to me; wouldn't someone as careful as Bree not allow for the possibility that Orson would pick up a phone call from the storage facility?) where she's storing all of the stuff she "stole" — including the mask Orson was missing so much. And now Orson's on to her. . . .

Gaby — For a second week in a row, the lesson that Gaby learns comes about because she wants to teach her daughter something that she herself doesn't feel the need to learn. This time, Juanita tells Gaby she knows they're rich, so why can't she have a canopy bed? To teach her . . . something, Gaby brings Juanita to a soup kitchen where she intends to stand by while Juanita serves people. You know, I realize that they wanted to have "the old Gaby" back in full force, but she is downright heinous in this episode. At the soup kitchen she runs into an old acquaintance who has lost everything and Gaby wonders what this woman did to lose all of her money. Turns out the woman's husband died, but Gaby doesn't understand why she can't just work hard and pull herself out of the tough situation, like Gaby and Carlos did. The woman brings to light the fact that Gaby believes she's exempt from any future financial hardship because she already went through some and "did her time," in a way. Now she realizes that it can happen to anyone, anytime.

Lynette — Feeling old and irrelevant as he's being passed up for jobs by people nearly half his age, Tom decides he wants a face lift. Lynette convinces him not to get one, however, by bringing over a coworker of hers whose face lift makes him look like an alien. She then reveals she's afraid that Tom will ultimately become dissatisfied with her looks, and she doesn't want plastic surgery. In a really sweet moment, she caresses the lines on Tom's face, naming each one for something they've gone through together in their marriage.

Katherine — Katherine's desperation to get married to Mike sometimes makes me embarrassed for her. Especially now when Mike has actually proposed to her — but only because he sees Susan with her "fiancé," Jackson. But as happy as Katherine is to be engaged, she, too, understands that Mike's actions are propelled by Susan's decisions.

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fakeplanettelex fakeplanettelex 8 years
agreed on getting tired of dave. if something happens to MJ or anyone else, i will cut a b!tch. also agreed on bree - would think that she'd be more cautious... def one of the more entertaining ep's as of late though!
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
#11, I disagree. I think it would be unusual for them to have their finances so separate that Mike wouldn't notice that large a sum of money leaving Katherine's account every month.
pianoteacher1 pianoteacher1 8 years
Of all the storylines, I actually found Tom's and Lynette's the most touching and realistic, makes me all teary:( Susan's ok, but I mean what is Katherine doing here this season? I would rather she just completely disappears and comes back next season with a vengeance. Amen to getting tired of Dave, why is he still here again? Get over yourself you creep! His storyline should have wrapped up before the break, and no one suspects anything! I still want more housewives together, not separate storylines.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
I am confused as to why Katherine so desperately wants to be married to this guy. She has her own money, they are living together. Why so DESPERATE!?
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
Although maybe I am trying to approach this from too logical a standpoint.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
I thought that at first, too, smiley, but once (if) Katherine and Mike are married, I would think Mike would know enough of Katherine's finances to notice all of that money missing every month.
Ellenora Ellenora 8 years
I loved Lynette's storyline this episode. It's very touching as I can see my mom saying that to my dad. I think Gaby is learning the same lessons she's trying to teach Juanita. In a way, it's touching as my mom was learning a lot of the same things she was teaching my brother and me. At the end, you do see Gaby second guessing redoing her living room so she, in her own way, learned her lesson.
smileyface smileyface 8 years
lilkimbo, when we saw that it was Katherine telling Susan that Mike would pay the alimony and not actually Mike, I thought that Katherine would be the one to pay it under the guise that it is coming from Mike. Still pathetic but I don't think that Katherine would let Susan not be able to pay her bills.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
I like Susan and I thought there were some funny moments between her and Jackson. And I, too, love MJ! I thought there were huge holes in Bree's storyline, as well. You'd think you she put the storage unit in a different name. And, how did Orson get the key for the unit? Also, couldn't she just lie and say the burglars put it in her name in case they got caught? The whole thing just doesn't make sense. I didn't think Gabby was heinous at all. It just didn't sink in with her that something like that could happen to anyone. Lynette's story was OK. It felt kind of like they just wanted Lynette to have a story, so that's what they came up with. Katherine infuriates me. She's ridiculous. Did she stop to think that Mike might refuse to pay the alimony and Susan could be stuck not being able to make her house payment or pay for insurance, or buy food? I still can't even believe that Katherine thinks it's acceptable to date her supposed good friend's ex-husband. The whole thing is just wrong.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Great recap, Buzz. To answer your question about Dave: Yes, I am really tired of him. Can't wait till he's gone. And, to be honest, I'm really tired of the current Bree/Orson story line. Orson used to be one of my favorite characters, but the turn to the dark side has destroyed my interest in him and in Bree. Gaby, indeed, was over the top awful last night. Yet despite all my complaints, I thought the episode was okay and I'm definitely looking forward to the finale.
pharm_chick pharm_chick 8 years
i love MJ, please DH writers, dont kill him off!! ugh, im so sick of dave!! im really hoping he doesnt come back next season... i dont know what to feel for orson, since i really liked him in his 'dentist' phase but this klepto phase isnt doing much for his character! heres hoping the finale is as fulfilling as its promised to be! and yes, i think katherines going a bit overboard, and it is kinda embarrassing for her. ive always thought mike and susan were perfecy for each other!
smileyface smileyface 8 years
Yeah...Katherine's story lines this season haven't been my favorite. She only recently started to be in every episode once she and Mike got together and before that she was only around every once in a while at Bree's business. I get that she had all of the drama and intrigue last season with her secret and Dylan and killing her ex, but really all she wants this season is to marry Mike. I too am sad and embarassed for her, especially because the only reason Mike proposed was because of Susan and Jackson. No matter how much you may want to get married you shouldn't accept a proposal when the person only proposes out of some kind of competition with their ex. I thought this episode was pretty good. Gabby's interactions with her daughters are cute. When she told Celia she should really get her tested and called her bobblehead I laughed. Its so funny to see Gabby as a mom. Can't wait for the 2 hour season finale next week! I really hope Dave doesn't get away with killing MJ!!! I love him and the way he interacts with the adults around him.
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