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Recap and Review of Desperate Housewives Episode "Boom Crunch"

Desperate Housewives Rundown, "Boom Crunch"

Well folks, the moment we've all been waiting for — the big Desperate Housewives plane crash — has finally arrived. Many conflicts came to a head this week: Bree and Orson (then Orson and Karl!), Susan and Katherine, Gaby and Lynette. Plus, we get another clue about Angie's big crime and the crash turns out to be a romantic gesture gone horribly wrong.

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Katherine and Susan: As Susan is helping her friends prepare for the annual Yuletide Festival, Katherine is wheeled out of her house on a stretcher. Before she gets into the ambulance, she implicates Mike in her stabbing (shocker). Susan goes to the hospital and begs Katherine to confess, but Katherine claims that Mike stabbed her because Katherine said she was with another man. Susan takes matters into her own hands, bringing Dylan into the situation (and, um, committing fraud right in front of a lawyer). When Dylan arrives we learn that Katherine is even crazier than we thought: she's led Dylan to believe that Katherine and Mike have been married all this time, and when Dylan confronts her mother, Katherine has a breakdown in the hospital. Hey, better to be locked up than to be hanging out at the plane crash pad.

Lynette and Gaby: Lynette and Gaby continue their cat fight, spilling their dirty laundry (and secrets) to their friends and neighbors. Both sides of the feud are suffering: the Scavos are clipping coupons (is it just me or does it seem like they should have some more savings?) while Carlos realizes that getting sued isn't going to help his reputation (no kidding). When Lynette tries to apologize, Gaby rebuffs her — and they even manage to ruin the "Jingle Bells" concert at the festival. Though they haven't made amends by the end of the episode, Lynette pushes Celia out of harm's way. I'm thinking that Lynette is sadly going to lose those twins, but her heroism will patch things up with Gaby and Carlos.


Bree: Bree finally slaps Orson with divorce papers and is surprised to hear that Orson never intended to actually send Bree to jail. Later on, Orson is pained to overhear Bree happily making plans with "her darling" and asks Bree to keep her boyfriend a secret so that he can enjoy the festival. Too bad Karl has other intentions — he's hired a plane to fly by with a marriage proposal banner. Upon Bree's request, he breaks the news to Orson, and they fistfight in one of the Christmas cabins. After the crash, all we see is a bloody hand in the cabin and Mary Alice's ominous voice over. My money's on Orson, but it seems like he was on the way out anyway — what say you?

Angie: After Danny wakes up in the hospital and declares himself "Danny" again, his nurse confronts the Bolens about their son's mixed up situation. When she suggests that the Bolens are in the witness protection program, Angie and Nick go along with her theory (um, though they also jokingly threaten to have Mona "whacked"). When Mona gives Danny a ride home, Danny misunderstands her and accidentally tells her "everything" — but all the audience learns is that there's terrorism involved. Mona tries to blackmail Angie for $67 grand, but the Bolens catch a break when Mona becomes the first victim of the tragic crash.

So who else do you think will fall victim to the crash? Will Lynette lose her twins? And what will happen to Katherine now that she's committed?

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