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Desperate Housewives Rundown Episode Seven: "What More Do I Need?"

Desperate Housewives Rundown Episode Seven: "What More Do I Need?"

"Desire. It's an emotion designed to lead us astray." This week's episode of Desperate Housewives deals with an element that can be found in pretty much every single soapy episode: Desire. I really enjoyed this one — there was so much drama! My favorite storyline is Bree's but the twist with Lynette's son Porter is definitely the most shocking.

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Susan — I really love these episodes when Susan's storyline is more or less normal-ish, when she's neither doing insanely stupid things nor is there "high drama" in her life. Susan and Jackson "start anew" with their relationship, going on a second first date, then a second second date, and so on. Susan insists that they "get to know each other" for the first three dates before having sex on the fourth. Jackson resists at first and attempts to seduce Susan (though, seriously, has anyone used that saxophoney jazz lite "sex music," as Susan puts it, since 1987 or so?), to no avail. He then discovers that his sexual frustration somehow unblocks whatever it was that was preventing him from painting artistically, and then, of course, he doesn't want to have sex. In the end, Susan sees a painting of herself and she is convinced that Jackson really does "know" her. Then she poses nude for him so he can accurately paint her hands.

Bree — Oooh, this storyline is so juicy! Bree and Orson's employee is caught stealing money from them and is fired. Soon after, Bree reads a review of her cookbook in a Christian magazine that gives her book "four halos!" and giddily she and Orson end up getting it on in the kitchen. The next day, Andrew tells them that their former employee stole the footage from the surveillance camera so they wouldn't have any evidence of him stealing the money. Problem is, that footage also includes a couple getting it on in the kitchen! But when Andrew retrieves the video and they all watch it, they learn that the couple on the tape isn't Bree and Orson — it's Katherine and Mike. Bree brings the video to Katherine and chastises her for dating Susan's ex-husband because "we're women! We don't do that to each other." But Katherine's radiantly happy face says it all — she's not giving Mike up just yet.

Gaby — Lonely old Virginia Hildebrand (Frances Conroy) continues to pursue the Solis family in this episode, having them over for an entire weekend and crawling in bed with them to watch Surf's Up ("My heavens, is that penguin surfing?!"). This scene cracked me up. Her giddy laughter is just so childlike and funny. Everything turns not-so-funny, however, when she tells Gaby she's making up a room in her home just for the girls and that she'll send a car for them anytime they want to spend time with "Grandma," as Virginia insists they call her. Finally, when Virginia shows up uninvited to Celia's birthday party so Celia can go with her to pick out an antique doll (which, I'm guessing, would have been a very creepy scene; old dolls frighten me!), Gaby yells at her to stop obsessing over her family. Hurt, Virginia calls the country club where Carlos works and claims that Carlos touched her inappropriately during a massage. My heart just breaks for Carlos these days.

Lynette — OMG, you guys, Porter's a baby daddy! OK, I just had to get that out because it's crazy! I thought Lynette's storyline was going to be sort of funny at first, when she finds out about Porter's affair with Kirby's mom. But then she slams Anne against a wall and slaps her! Not funny anymore. She demands that Porter call things off, but he doesn't want to, and he doesn't want Anne's abusive husband to find out about the affair. Then the big surprise: Anne's pregnant. In the end, we see Porter making arrangements with Anne to leave, and Porter gently thanks his mom for everything she and Tom have done for him. Isn't Porter a twin? Where is that other kid? I would be very curious to get his perspective on all this.

Edie, Dave, Mrs McCluskey — Hooray for more Lily Tomlin! As Mrs. McCluskey's sister Roberta, she does some detective work with Dave's phone records and finds out that every month he calls a psychiatrist — a psychiatrist to the criminally insane. In the end, we see the psychiatrist getting a flight to Fairview, presumably to track down Dave (or whatever his real name is).

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PrincessLtrain PrincessLtrain 8 years
THANK YOU for pointing out the two things I laughed at/questioned in the episode. 1 - YES! Who listens to cheezy saxophone music to get it on anymore? PLEASE! 2 - Since when do hand models get naked? Weird. And to. californiagirlx7 - I's like Susan with a sunburn
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
Loved this episode! Susan - This was the only storyline that was kinda boring to me, because I don't like Susan and Jackson as a couple. I thought his painting of her was awful...her face was so red! Bree - I thought it was funny how Bree and Orson had sex in the kitchen and assumed that they were the couple in the surveillance tape, but it turned out to be Mike and Katherine! That just seems like another odd couple to me. And I agree with Bree that you don't sleep with your friends' exes, even if they're divorced or broken up. It will be interesting to see what happens when Susan finds out. Gabby - I honestly didn't think that the old lady was THAT creepy. The part where she crawled into bed with them was a little over the line, but she is so generous to their family that I think Gabby should have given her another chance. Now, because of her, Carlos could get fired! Lynette - Somehow I missed the part where she b*tch-slapped that skank, even though I knew it was coming. I don't think she is pregnant long have they been sleeping together? i have a feeling that it's her husband's baby and she is just looking for a way out, or she is not pregnant at all. Mrs.McCluskey & sister - can't wait to see what dirt they dig up! I'm really liking Lily Tomlin on this show.
SexyNeverLeft78 SexyNeverLeft78 8 years
Another great episode!!! I loved every minute of it. But can someone tell me where the heck is Susan's son at if his dad is also at band practice? I am getting tired of never seeing any kids besides Gabby and Carlos' daughters. arienne: Tom's daughter was shipped off to her grandmother after lying about Lynette (last season).
arienne arienne 8 years
What happened to Tom's daughter? Was she older than the twins? Last night they showed a Scarvo family photo and there were only four kids in it.
billyart101 billyart101 8 years
This season has been great! Every episode is an absolute gem! Way to bounce back from the Sophomore slump, Marcia's pregnancy and the Writer's Strike.
carak carak 8 years
Anadi: Tom found a condom in the practice space so i would assume that they were using condoms. but condoms aren't 100% effective so either it broke & no one noticed, or she's lying. i also don't think she's trying to get his money. how much money could a 16 year old kid have? though the twins did do that poker night thing.. but still. i'm not sure what's up with her. i really question what any married mother is doing when they go after someone under the age of 20. i don't know if i believe that her husband is abusive just yet. we'll see what happens next week since it looks like he walks in on her conversation with Lynette!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Frances Conroy is amazing; she plays her role as Virginia so perfectly. I couldn't quit laughing when she climbed into bed with Carlos and Gabby. I, too, am wondering where Porter's twin is hiding and why Anne has no money of her own. Bree and Orson were wonderful last night, as were the "sleuth sisters." Lily Tomlin adds a lot to the show. Looking forward to getting more clues about "Dave" next week. Great recap, Buzz!
Anadi Anadi 8 years
I liked this episode but the pregnancy thing ruined it for me. She's what? 40? She should know by now how to have sex and not get pregnant. So, if she is in fact pregnant then that's is just dumb. And also asking him to get money is kind of ridiculous. Doesn't she have money herself? I love the Gaby and Mrs McCluskey's storyline. I'm enjoying this season so much.
ildergreier ildergreier 8 years
I adore this show, it is actually growing every year. I jur knew that ann would play out the pregnency card to get som money. I wonder where the Mike + Katherine thing is going.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
it's funny - i watched the show the first season and kind of lost interest, but now it's kind of amusing. the one thing that i can't get over is the fact that Jackson is from Queer as Folk - and i can't picture him as being straight. it doesn't work for me.
smileyface smileyface 8 years
This was such a good episode! The whole Porter is a baby daddy thing was kind of predictable. When they met in the park in front of all the kids I knew she was going to tell him she was preggers. Can't wait to see how this plays out! Bree's story line was pretty good too. Especially the twist when it was Katherine and Mike. You know if Susan ever finds out, she's going to have a fit, since it seems like she regrets their divorce, even though she's moved on with Jackson. I feel sorry for Gabby and Carlos. Carlos is gonna be so mad when he finds out that hes gonna get fired (cause even tho it didn't happen last night, I'm sure thats what that phone call will lead to.) Although when Gabby realized Virginia was being creepy (Which she is!) and tried to back out of the whole Europe trip, I thought it was ironic that now Carlos doesn't want to turn down the $100,000.00 though I really can't blame him. Can't wait for the fire episode next week and to find out more about "Dave"! I wonder if the fire is something that Dave plans in order to get rid of Mike, who seems to be his target...guess we shall see!
fleurfairy fleurfairy 8 years
I have a feeling Anne is lying about being pregnant. I too wonder where the other twin is. I think Katherine deserves to be happy. Who cares what Susan thinks. Susan's teeth are grey.
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