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Desperate Housewives Rundown Episode 9: "Me and My Town"

Desperate Housewives Rundown Episode 9: "Me and My Town"

While I thought this week's episode of Desperate Housewives is pretty good, I really missed the recent guest stars (Frances Conroy as the wealthy Virginia Hildebrand and Lily Tomlin as Mrs. McCluskey's sister Roberta)! But overall this episode — all about the immediate aftermath of the fire at the club where Blue Odyssey was playing their first show — is better than most of them, in my opinion. Nothing too ridiculous happens (not even, surprisingly, in Susan's storyline), and there are even a few truly sweet moments (like Carlos's little speech to Gaby about why he married her). Ready to chat about "Me and My Town"? Just


Susan — First off, Susan chews up some cookie and then spits it into her hand and just holds it there while talking to Mike about which one of her friends he's dating, before slapping it in his hand and leaving. Gross! Anyway, Susan first jumps to the conclusion that Mike is dating her friend Lisa, who "always wore something booby" when she had them over. But then Susan eats another one of Katherine's cookies and figures out she's the one who's dating Mike. She leaves in a huff while Katherine babbles behind her, letting it slip that Bree has known for weeks. So, Susan goes over to yell at Bree and, thankfully, Bree calls her out on her anger: "You're not mad at me, or Mike, or Katherine, you're mad at yourself for letting your marriage fall apart." Susan later calls Katherine to say she's OK with her dating Mike — which is kind of nice, really, since she so obviously is not OK with Katherine dating Mike.

Bree — On the night of the fire, Orson broke his nose and now he snores loudly, preventing Bree from sleeping. She takes a sleeping pill one night and wakes up late for her cooking demonstration at the mall. She then gulps down some leftover tea in which Orson had previously dissolved a sleeping pill for Bree, so she's something of a nutcase when she goes to do her demonstration. She says her cookbook is all about mothers and daughters cooking, and she'd cook with her own daughter except that she "grew up and stole my baby." Ha! Eventually, Bree makes Orson get the surgery to alleviate his snoring because, as she explains to the doctor, the power in their relationship has shifted to her and Orson "owes" her one. As soon as they leave, the doctor calls his lover to say, "Tell me we'll never grow into one of those insane couples that just lives to make each other crazy." Turns out, he just moved in with this lover — and it's Andrew Van De Camp!

Lynette — Porter is one of the top arson suspects, and Lynette lies to the detectives so as not to further incriminate her son. Lynette then goes to see Anne, hands her a big envelope of cash and later drives her to the bus station so she'll disappear from their lives. Of course, as Anne's leaving she tells Lynette she was never pregnant with Porter's baby. We all saw this coming a mile away, but it's still sad and an awful thing to do. Lynette has a heart-to-heart with Porter about honesty in their relationship and he tells her he didn't start the fire. Then, when he asks her if she knows where Anne is, Lynette says she doesn't. While that may be technically true (she may not know where Anne went on the bus), it's still not quite as honest as she seems to want Porter to be with her.

Gaby — Carlos might get his sight back! (We all saw this coming a mile away, too.) Now Gaby's freaking out that Carlos will find her unattractive when he regains his sight. You know, I'm all for honesty among friends but it just seems mean of Edie to tell Gaby she's "fat" (and for Susan to agree — or pretend to agree? — just so Gaby doesn't think Susan's lying to her). It's especially annoying because Gaby's not fat! At any rate, Gaby later tells her kids they're responsible for making her fat (just handing down some guilt complexes there), and that Juanita is sassy! (Re: Macaroni and cheese: "It comes in a box, it's not that hard.") In the end, Gaby reveals to Carlos that she's afraid he'll notice she's "lost her luster," but Carlos just chuckles and goes into this long, very adorable speech about the fact that his proposing to Gaby had to do with her laugh, not her looks. I'll admit it, I was pretty smitten by that little speech.

Edie and Dave — Edie always thought Porter was trouble, ever since he was six years old, and she's apparently a "really good judge of character." Hilariously, she says this as she sits next to Dave, her psychopathic husband. In the end, Dave goes to the detectives and tells them he saw Porter coming out of the club, providing further proof that Porter might have started the fire.

I'm really excited for next week's episode! Andrew's getting married?! And Porter's alibi for the night of the fire is Edie? (Tom's line is funny: "Tell me you're not having sex with her, too!") And Katherine starts trying to bond with MJ.

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californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
I really liked this episode. The Gabby/Carlos stuff was the best...I thought it was so sweet how he told her about when he knew he was going to marry her (although they got divorced somewhere along the way too... ;) ) It's annoying though when Gabby calls herself fat when she's clearly not, she just has a bad haircut and frumpy clothes. I knew that Anne was lying about carrying Porter's baby...poor Porter. I can't believe Dave implicated him! Thats terrible. Bree was really funny when she was hopped up on sleeping pills. I don't know if I would be able to trust my husband though if he drugged my drink. Orson's snoring was hilarious.
whimsicalnymph whimsicalnymph 8 years
Dave creeps me out big time.
oh-cecilia-baby oh-cecilia-baby 8 years
ktseyf, i have that same problem! whenever i miss the show and watch it online i'm always disappointed to not see the next week's preview. awwww man :(
ktseyf ktseyf 8 years
I loved the episode even though it was fairly predictable. I'm excited for where this Andrew/doctor thing's going to go.. Plus, the Carlos eyesight line will be very cool! And.. I'm not sure if any of you will see this question lol, but does anyone know where I can see the preview for next week's show? I watched this week's online and it didn't play at the end.. Either way. =) I'm liking this show more and more...
mwagner920 mwagner920 8 years
I'm pretty darn sure I've figured out the Dave thing... but I won't spoil my epiphany. All I know is that this is definitely the best season in a while!
luv2blazy luv2blazy 8 years
This is so weird. My player is still only showing up to episode 8. Anyway, I did remember to record it. I was happily surprised checking my DVR last night. It was an okay episode. I think I only had fun watching the Gabby stuff.
oxykisses oxykisses 8 years
i thought it was so good! i realllllly hate dave and i just cant wait till they get this guy in an insane asylum as quickly as possible. he needs to be in a straight jacket...hopefully they will tie him into the situation when they identify the body of his shrink!
whenturtlesfly whenturtlesfly 8 years
luv2blazy, it's posted. i just watched it! have fun. nice episode :)
Allyace Allyace 8 years
I have to say, I was pretty disappointed in this episode. So much drama happened last week and then it just kind of slinked away... Pretty boring episode all around.
luv2blazy luv2blazy 8 years
That's weird. I was on at lunch and it wasn't posted yet. Let me check now........nope, not posted yet.
smileyface smileyface 8 years
Luv2blazy, its already posted online! All of their shows get posted at around 2am the day after they come on. I watched it this morning cause I missed it last night and the DVR wasn't set. This was a good episode. I want the whole truth about Dave to come out already!!
luv2blazy luv2blazy 8 years
Does anyone know when ABC posts the episodes online? I forgot to record it.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Nightwind, I thought the same thing about Carlos and Gabby; of course he would know if she has gained weight and she definitely is not fat; frumpy, maybe, but not fat. Love that sassy Juanita, though! And I really like the storyline with Andrew and the doctor. Bree, as always, was great last night; she plays the role of controller quite well. Hopefully Dave's lies will begin to unravel; I'm getting anxious for his story to progress more rapidly. I, too, missed Frances Conroy and Lily Tomlin last night. What great new cast additions they are!
kaks11 kaks11 8 years
That was a really good episode. The Andrew thing was a shock, but sort of exciting. I love Andrew. And the Carlos/Gabby moment definitely made me tear up!
Happsmjc Happsmjc 8 years
I thought Gaby and Carlos were hilarious in this episode--they def. stole the show for me... This whole Porter thing getting framed is STUPID! Where was Jackson to say HE saw Dave coming out of the storage room?
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
Nightwind, I completely agree. SHE IS NOT FAT. Susan is a bitch, though. I think Dave is going to incriminate himself with telling those policemen. I love carlos, SO cute!
Nightwind Nightwind 8 years
The Gabby being fat thing was a big problem for me. First of all, they have shown her in a fairly fitted dress previously, clearly she isnt fat. If anything, she is being portrayed more as frumpy than fat. The producers are dressing down a beautiful woman. But if for the sake of argument...lets say she is "fat". Carlos already knows! He naturally has touched and held her since hes been blind. If he has gained all that pretend weight, he can tell.
fleurfairy fleurfairy 8 years
Love Andrew! I saw the other stuff coming a mile away, especially the Anne not being pregnant thing.
jpullman813 jpullman813 8 years
I thought this was one of the best episodes of DH in a while. And FINALLY Andrew gets some meat... literally and story wise. lol.
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