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Desperate Housewives Season 6 Premiere Review and Recap

Desperate Housewives Rundown Season 6 Premiere "Nice Is Different Than Good"

The season six premiere of Desperate Housewives opens with Mike's much-anticipated wedding and then takes us on a series of flashbacks to the weeks leading up to the big event.

With Edie out of the picture and a new housewife on the block, Mike's marriage isn't the only scandal happening on Wisteria Lane. To chat about the exciting season premiere, just


Susan — She's been avoiding Katherine since she and Mike got back together but is forced to see her when she stops by Bree's house. Hiding behind Lynette, she manages to avoid a confrontation until a delivery man leaves Susan's wedding dress at Katherine's house, leaving her no choice but to go over and pick it up. When Susan stops by, Katherine opens the door wearing the dress — and teases her by cooking red pasta sauce dangerously close to the dress. It's obvious that Katherine is upset about the wedding, but Susan is determined that it be her special day. Susan might have more than Katherine to worry about with Julie back in town being courted by Danny, the new housewife's son.


Bree — Still estranged from Orson and toying with an affair with her divorce lawyer Carl, Bree struggles with her adulterous feelings. When Orson begs her to rethink the divorce and consider counseling, she realizes that "guilt is a small price to pay for happiness" and books a hotel room for a rendezvous with Carl — in clean sheets, of course.

Gaby — Carlos's niece Mariana is living at the house and pushing Gaby's patience. Gaby sees right through Mariana's tricks and tries to keep her teenage ways under control by monitoring what she wears to school and implementing a 10 p.m. curfew. Gaby sees a lot of her teenage self in Mariana and doesn't want her to have to go through the same struggles that she did, so she signs papers to legalize her and Carlos's guardianship over Mariana.

Lynette — Three months pregnant with twins and realizing she'll be 60 years old when they graduate from high school, Lynette is stressed out about the idea of adding two more to the family. In the waiting room at the doctor's office, she scares a young new mom-to-be out of her elation with details about saggy boobs, constant breastfeeding, and absent husbands. Later, she and Tom are together for the first ultrasound, and when she doesn't show any excitement for the babies, Tom confronts her. She breaks down and says she doesn't love the babies liked she loved their other kids. Tom assures her that once she holds them she will, but she doesn't seem too convinced.

Katherine — Crazed from losing Mike, Katherine is a mix of depressed and resentful. She and Susan still haven't spoken since the breakup, and she intends to get a public apology from Susan — at her and Mike's wedding. Susan refuses and locks her in a closet before the ceremony, but she manages to get out and meet them in the aisle after the ceremony. Even after Susan gives in and apologizes in front of the entire church, it's pretty clear that Katherine won't be letting go of her heartbreak, or resentment for Susan, any time soon.

Angie — The mysterious new housewife on the block (spitfire Drea de Matteo) brings her husband Nick and son Danny to Fairview. We see that, obviously, they left some dark past behind when we get a glimpse of some pretty gnarly scars on Angie's back. But Angie won't be the only one stirring things up since Danny seems to have a sordid past too. After he and Julie go on a date and get in a fight and he goes missing after Mike and Susan's wedding, we are left to wonder who mysteriously strangled Julie and escaped the scene.

What did you think of the season premiere? Was there enough crazy and intrigue to keep you watching another season?

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Ellenora Ellenora 7 years
Katherine's reaction was absolutely awful. How dare she? What I wonder though, is how that dress fits both Katherine AND Susan when they definitely have different figures. Dana Delaney is a bit curvier than Teri Hatcher. I mean, if you want to go by imdb (which may or may not be reliable), Hatcher is a 34B-23-34 and Delaney is a 34C-25-36. Wedding dresses, particularly couture, are meant to fit like a glove. Delany would be bursting out of the dress in places if she wore the dress.
fakeplanettelex fakeplanettelex 7 years
ok so katherine annoys me. first of all, SHE is the one who dated her best friend's ex husband, which is a taboo... so she was wrong in the first place. not to mention she guilted him into moving in with her, so she is crazy. susan is not wrong in this and after all her and mike have been through, i am glad to see them back together (and let's hope it stays that way). gabi's niece is tiresome. we already saw the bad behavior with andrew and edi's nephew, etc.... moving on. the new family creeps me out - this will be interesting to see where it goes
shmoo15 shmoo15 7 years
Ummm, strangling? WTF?
FrenchCactus FrenchCactus 7 years
I'm gonna miss this show once it's over :-(
nikecold nikecold 7 years
Seriously how many families with sordid pasts can move into the same neighborhood, I know everyone has skeletons in their closets and I know its TV but still its getting tired. Also I was really annoyed with the whole Susan and Katherine thing, I didn't get why everyone was being so bitchy to Susan, I mean I understand it must suck to be K but she took Susan's ex husband ...that is just not nice. And then Susan as always feels the need to behave like she's in high school, what the hell was wrong with going over to Katherine's saying she was sorry but that he was in fact her husband before Katherine ever came into the picture.
zeze zeze 7 years
Not to mention she forced him into proposing and moving, it is kind of pathetic. I feel bad for Lynett, the comment about being in her 60s when the kiddies graduate is sad.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
I am so glad Mike married Susan. I always thought Katherine was in the wrong in that situation. To me, you just do not date your good friend's ex-husband. It's just wrong.
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