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Desperate Housewives Rundown Episode Five: "Mirror, Mirror"

Desperate Housewives Rundown Episode Five: "Mirror, Mirror"

I really enjoyed the format of this week's episode of Desperate Housewives, how about you? It hit the ground running with each of the various couples engaged in its own tense moment, topped off by Mrs. McCluskey walking into her birthday party wielding a baseball bat! Throughout the episode we learn all about what we missed over the past five years.

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Susan — After her painful divorce with Mike (and I have to say it was awfully sad to see Susan pleading with Mike to try again before he signs the papers and leaves), Susan just wanted a no-strings-attached kind of relationship, and at first she found that with her hunky painter, Jackson. But now in the five-years-in-the future (or, present-day, for them), Jackson wants to move in with Susan and she isn't ready for that. So, Jackson challenges her: If he dated another woman, Susan wouldn't care? Susan tells him she would not. In the end, Jackson realizes that he and Susan don't have a future together, and he leaves.

Bree — Poor Bree! She's reluctant to make Orson partner because she feels she owes Katherine for having helped Bree through her struggle with alcoholism when Orson went to jail years ago. Orson, not understanding why Bree is so resistant to making him partner, takes it personally and eventually tells her he wants a divorce. Only then does Bree admit the truth about how Katherine helped her. So, Orson tells Katherine he'll work for them and will become partner only once Katherine thinks he's earned it. I look forward to seeing how Orson and Bree will be able to work together!

Lynette — Ugh. Again Tom is acting like a petulant child and blaming Lynette for everything wrong in his life. I honestly can't stand this guy. If he could just not whine for one episode I'd be happy. A few years back, Tom was electrocuted and thought he was going to die — hence the mid-life crisis life-is-short attitude and the purchase of the beautiful red convertible. Now, Tom wants to sell the pizza place and travel around in an RV. He even accepted an offer on the pizza place without talking to Lynette first, and then when Lynette objects to all this, he pouts and basically calls her a nag for ruining everything fun in his life. I am so done with you, Tom Scavo.

Gaby — I'm glad that they finally acknowledged that Gaby was told at one time that she couldn't have kids and now she has two. Or, two miracles, as Carlos puts it. Now we learn that Carlos never got a vasectomy after their second child, as Gaby asked him to do. So, they've been having unprotected sex in Carlos's hopes that they will conceive again. Honestly? What is Carlos's deal? Remember the first season when he messed with Gaby's birth control pills so she wouldn't be protected? He's got a weird problem with trying to force his wife to get pregnant — without her knowing about it.

Edie and Dave — For some reason, Dave riding around on that bicycle all the time makes him even creepier than your average creepy dude. Dave convinces Edie to throw a surprise party for Mrs. McCluskey's 70th birthday, and then he breaks into McCluskey's house and rearranges a few things in her home to confuse her and make her seem senile. McCluskey knows it was Dave who did this, however, and she enters her birthday party in a rage, wielding a bat meant for Dave's head. Of course, this is all according to Dave's plan to make McCluskey appear off her rocker, and she's driven away in an ambulance. So sad!

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mirvana mirvana 8 years
can anyone pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease tel me a site whre i can download DP for free?? i only watchd upto season 4 episode9 :-( havnt been able to get any more episodes..
lexichloe lexichloe 8 years
I didn't really enjoy this episode. Not that I can't keep up w/ the many back and forths and time changes, it just wasn't that appealing. They say they'll do two more seasons, I hope they keep their fingers crossed.
PrincessLtrain PrincessLtrain 8 years
Good riddance to Jackson - I haven't seen hair like that since Chandler Bing, season 1! How refreshing to see glamorous Gabby again, even if it was shortlived. I'm soooo over her being dowdy. My favorite was Edie's birthday present to Mrs. McCluskey :)
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
GREAT episode last night! I loved the flashbacks and finding out more about what happened in the last 5 years. Susan - I felt so bad about the way that she and Mike got divorced, but she is the one that filed for the divorce in the first place. I still don't understand why she did it...I know she felt guilt about the accident, but wouldn't you want your husband there to help you get through it? It's not his fault. I hope she and Jackson break up, they don't look right together. Bree - I thought it was so sweet when Katherine offered to move in to help Bree overcome her alcoholism (again), I wish Katherine was on more this season. I'm glad Bree and Orson were honest with each other and worked out a compromise, but he seemed to be a little too extreme when he threw out the divorce card. Lynette - I can't stand Tom's petulance and Lynette's controlling nature. Both have a lot of problems to work through...granted, Tom should have told Lynette about selling the pizza place and renting an RV with four kids who need a stable home life but Lynette DOES nag on him a lot, especially on the fact that he has a garage band. Sheesh get over it. Gabby - I can't believe Carlos lied about the vasectomy...I agree with Buzz, what is Carlos' deal? I remember when he switched Gabby's birth control so she would get pregnant in the first season, that was terrible too. I'm glad they explained how Gabby got pregnant with Juanita and Celia (sp?). I can understand that she conceived one "miracle child" but two? That's a little harder to believe. I love the part where she said "Woo hoo I got my period!" That was priceless. Edie/Dave - I know, what is up with Dave and riding bicycles? Seriously he gives me the creeps. Actually both of them do...especially with Edie's over-tanned skin and his bright red face all the time. Poor Mrs. McCluskey, at first I was confused why he was switching around her stuff and then I figured it out that Dave wanted to make it seem like she was crazy. Poor lady.
serenavallentine serenavallentine 8 years
i haven't seen this episode yet, but i couldn't help but check out the re-cap. the husbands on this show drive me nuts! i used to really like tom at the beginning of the series, even when he messed up sometimes. but i'm sick of him whining about lynette ruining all his fun. he's an adult, with children a wife, a business and a life. i guess maybe it hits a little to close to home with my own husband thinking i'm stopping him from all his fun. men can be such babies!
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
I like this new format a lot! It keeps it interesting and unique. - I wish we could know why Dave hates Mrs. McClusky. Poor her.... - WOWSA EDIE'S BOOBS!??? - THe Bree Katherine storyline is sweet to me. I like them together, but I agree that she needs her own storyline. - Gaby is hilarious- the "WOOHOO, I GOT MY PERIOD" line cracked me up. I agree, Carlos is crazy that he would lie to his WIFE about a Vasectemy.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Loved the Bree/Orson/Katherine storyline best last night. Looking forward to watching them all try to work together. Tom is annoying, but I do appreciate Lynette calling him on his unrealistic "plans" for the future. Dave is just creepy all around; wonder who his next target really is. Mike, I suppose, but there's enough to keep us guessing about who he really is and what his motivations are. Loved Gaby's "double bagging" line!
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 8 years
I thought this was a great episode, I really enjoyed getting to see a bit of the "past". I agree with you Buzz, Tom is getting on my nerves...hopefully he is the one Dave wants to go after lol. Poor Mrs. McCluskey!
megan921 megan921 8 years
what is up with lynette's hair this season? why does it look like she's still wearing a wig even though she beat cancer 5 years ago?
smileyface smileyface 8 years
Loved this episode. The whole thing with Mrs. McCluskey was so sad! I feel so bad for her. I really want to know what his deal is and I agree Buzz that the whole bike thing makes him even creepier! This episode had a lot of great one liners, especially b/w Gabby and Carlos and when Gabby was trying to explain to Juanita why she wanted her "friend" to come visit. I'm glad Bree fessed up to Orson about drinking while he was away and why she felt that she owed something to Katherine. Katherine was funny when she told Orson to try lasting 10 months working for Bree. I feel like Katherine doesn't really have a role this season, shes kind of in the background. Now that her whole mystery was solved last season is there nothing else for her to do to have her own storyline?
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