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Desperate Housewives Rundown Episode 6: "Now I Know, Don't Be Scared"

Desperate Housewives Rundown Episode 6: "Now I Know, Don't Be Scared"

I have to say, this week's episode of Desperate Housewives was not my favorite. I could have done without the Susan storyline altogether, but then again, when is that not the case these days? And Gaby seems to be all over the place, which is frustrating. I finally got on board for the Edie storyline, however, and am enjoying the back-and-forth power play between Edie and Carlos. Also, I love Danielle's impersonation of Bree — it's completely spot-on! Spooky.

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Susan — It's not that I'm surprised by Susan overreacting about her father-in-law's apparent lack of regret over having murdered someone, it's that her hysteria never ceases to annoy me. She's upset that Mike's incarcerated father doesn't seem to care that he murdered a guy because she doesn't want her baby to come out without a conscience. Right. More intriguing to me this week is Mike taking pills and hiding them (er, not particularly well, but hiding them nonetheless) in his car.

Bree — I do enjoy the episodes of DH that feature Bree having some semblance of compassion and sweetness. While I love Danielle's impression of Bree, the scenes between mother and daughter once Danielle gives birth (it's a boy!) are quite tender. I found myself feeling sorry for both women. Here's what I could have definitely seen more of: Andrew in that Cher costume. Loved it!

Gaby — Okay, so she wants to take Victor's money to stay married to him, but then she doesn't want to take Carlos' money and stay with him. This whole story confused me. Hasn't it always been Gaby's "thing" to be with the guy who can provide her with tons of cash? I get that she doesn't think she can trust Carlos after learning that he kept his millions from her while they were married, but there were many things he kept from her when they were married (the fact that he was tampering with her birth control, his affair with the surrogate mother/cleaning woman, etc.). Is his lack of honesty surprising now? And Victor comes back, says some stuff and is back in her good graces. That was quick.

Lynette — As she waits for the results from her most recent tests, Lynette focuses on killing the possum that has been wreaking havoc in her garden. She goes so far as to buy a gun (purchased at a discount thanks to Bree being a valued customer at the gun shop). Turns out this is her way of asserting her power over something that's causing her harm, since she can't control what's going on with the cancer. In the end, Lynette gets a clean bill of health and, relieved, goes outside to look at the stars. There she encounters the dead possum and begins to cry. I, of course, teared up right along with her, as I am wont to do during the sad Lynette moments.

Edie — Ha! When Edie goes to the IRS to tell on Carlos, she's informed that the offshore account simply doesn't exist. So, she tries another tactic to get back at Carlos: she brings Victor the photos of Gaby and Carlos kissing, and explains that Carlos "seduced" Gaby.

Katherine — Not much new here, same old something-happened-in-Chicago-that-we-still-don't-know-about stuff. Though there is the new development that Adam knows all about Bree's fake pregnancy and Danielle's real one.

I am looking forward to next week's episode when it looks like Lynette's mother gets the boot. I laughed out loud at Lynette yelling at her mother for teaching the kids how to make a whiskey sour. Stella: "It's a science!"

What did you think of this week's DH?

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krob krob 9 years
Andrew did steal the ENTIRE show! :ROTFL: My Husband and I about fell off of our couch!!!
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 9 years
Bree- I thought any of the parts with Bree and her family were great. The storyline was good, and Marcia Cross is fantastic. Lynette- The possum metaphor with Lynette was just too clunky and over-written and over-acted, it was just jammed down our throats. I thought some parts of Lynette's cancer story were touching, but sometimes they just don't fit in well with a one hour show, so I think they try to build them up too much and it doesn't feel natural. I miss old Lynette, her other story lines were much better! Susan- Um..consciences are genetic? Right... Gabby: Why in the world can't they write her better stuff? They just depend on the fact that she is confused and superficial to explain any of the things that don't make sense (the fact she knows that her husband married her for the hispanic vote yet it hasn't been mentioned since). This is just really lazy of the writers and I think she could be a way more interesting character if they skip that. Lee is funny.
mamaseacat mamaseacat 9 years
I have to agree with bart simpson's comment. I only like Bree's storyline. And Katherine's could be interesting - if we ever get them to spill it. Susan - Like everyone else, I can't stand her. Gaby - Yup, she's just a confused gold-digger. Lynette - I'm so tired of her drama! Edie - She just needs to move on. Go sell some houses! Bob & Lee - I like Bob. Lee is just plain annoying. Can't wait to see more of them though.
DeaconP DeaconP 9 years
I find myself so worried about bree and when this whole secret is found out. On the other hand - I hope they kill Susan off this season. Everything about her annoys me. I just want to reach in my tv and slap her.
Lexeone Lexeone 9 years
Guess Hollywood script writers actually went on strike before this epsisode! It was horrible. The season opening episode was fun!
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
Last nights show was wonderful! Andrew's Cher costume was so funny to see; and Danielle's costume as Bree was perfect! I thought the scene of her giving birth was so funny seeing frankenstein as her doctor and the look on the kids faces when they saw the baby!lol. I really felt for Lynnete when she heard she was cancer free however then she went outside and saw the poor animal she killed after thinking of it as a "cancer." Wonderful and touching show.
yyam084 yyam084 9 years
i'm tired of the same plot, ackwardness!
Greggie Greggie 9 years
Yeah, Gabi's story makes NO sense whatsoever. She knows he used her for the Hispanic vote, why was there never a mention of that again? Then she was going to stay with him for the money even though Carlos had more, but when he showed up she was suddenly leaving him again? There were HUGE gaps in that whole plotline.
Liz4aker Liz4aker 9 years
I loved Bree's storyline this week, from getting Andrew to dress as Cher, drunk Orson, tenderness with Danielle, etc. I am really confused on Gabi's story though. So Carlos kept the money from her, she kept how much she cared about the gardener from him! Then her husband the mayor suddenly decides he loves her and not what she does for him? We saw at the wedding what she truly is to him. I don't buy it and I think it was too convenient.
flyinggrip flyinggrip 9 years
I was excited about the mention of a genetic counselor in this episode. I am a genetic counselor and most people have never even heard of the profession.
pixigirl31 pixigirl31 9 years
"there was punch in that rum?" i love orson!!
bart-simpson bart-simpson 9 years
I really only enjoyed Bree's storyline, including the moments between her and Danielle. But I think Andrew stole the whole show! :ROTFL:
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 9 years
I cried when Lynette found the dead possum. I saw right away she was trying to start a war against the possum because cancer started a war with her. I would have liked to see her dress up for Halloween, but the story was perfect. It was also sad to see Bree feel almost helpless when she showed her daughter her son, and I think it was a big move for Danielle to give up the baby - I think that was an adult thing to do and Bree saw that. I am just wondering how quiet will Danielle stay about her son....soon to be little brother...
vouninou vouninou 9 years
I also think the storyline about Victor-Gabi-Carlos takes too much space. Danielle as Bree was just great ... I totally loved how their relationship was shown in this episode. I do not really catch the point about Lynette's reaction in the whole possum story. At first I though they might come with the idea that her medication and medical treatment has some side effect on her personality but it seems she just become like that. I hope that now that she is cured, the real Lynette will be back
Greggie Greggie 9 years
I simply cannot handle Lynette anymore. Yes, I know it's realism. But I don't watch Desperate Housewives for realism. She's always been a pretty blatant bitch, but c'mon. I'm over it. I didn't get the Gabi thing either. Plus she'd been staying in her own house in every other episode, why was she suddenly "moving out" of Victor's house?
fleurfairy fleurfairy 9 years
I was annoyed at pretty much everyone in this episode. After each one I always say that I'm going to stop watching because I can't stand Susan anymore and this week was no exception. Do the execs at ABC realize that Susan is the least-liked character? I don't understand how she is still on this show. The blatant metophor with Lynette and the possum was unnecessary. I felt so bad for that poor little thing. I wished someone had shot Lynette instead. I don't like how they've turned her mental because she got cancer. Plenty of people have cancer and don't become insane/selfish/angry at the world. I just don't find anything to admire about her right now.
ElleJay ElleJay 9 years
I actually really liked last night's episode. It was very entertaining. I cried a little about the dead possum too.
sofi sofi 9 years
:ROTFL: at Bree getting a discount at the gun shop. Very tender moments with Bree and her daughter in the end. So is Mike the one with the high blood pressure instead of his father or are these different pills for rage or some kind of mental imbalance? Gaby and Carlos storyline is getting interesting especially with the previews for next week. loving DH so far....
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