Desperate Housewives Review: A Stampede and a Shooting

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Granted, I had been asking for a return of dramatic action to Desperate Housewives, considering the ho-hum season so far, but “Down the Block There’s a Riot" may have been a bit too much of a good thing.

Let’s be honest, the kind of scenes below would never occur outside the doors of the housewives, would it?

In the Middle of Chaos
Wisteria Lane Riot

The protesters throwing tomatoes at the Mayor? That, I believe. But the stampede - which mirrored a Black Friday sale at Walmart - was extensive to say the least. Still, at least it led to the shooting of Paul Young. We were getting a little sick of that guy, anyway.

More concerning (wink) is whether or not Susan will survive yet another freak accident: being trampled by suburbia.  My gut says yes, with a long recovery ahead, which will lead to Mike coming home from Alaska early. 

Thank goodness, too, we don’t want him to get too unbearably horny while away on the oil rig. Who knows what may happen then.

The Breith breakup also finally went down. Let's hope it sticks. I can’t say it had me crying at all.  It’s high time for these two to move on.

Speaking of moving on: will Renee bounce from the Lane?  We didn’t expect her to stick around this long, and with her limited participation in this episode, we have to wonder what's store.  Will her old love affair with Tom lead to her Desperate demise?

In bigger news, we are taking bets on who shot Paul Young. His lovely wife Beth, perhaps?  With this guy out of the way, there is not really a reason for her to stay put. 

Or could it have been one of Paul’s beloved ex-cons?  The irony is unimaginable. Stay tuned to get the story on this one.  Too bad we’ll have to hold our breath until January 2 to find out. Who do you think pulled the trigger?


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I think the mayor shot Paul Young.


And noting for Gabby and Huanita in the review. I think it was touching. Loved and almost cried at the scenes with Huanita in the car. I really enjoyed seeing Gabby in this new light of hers - a desoerate mother tring to save her baby.


Poor Paul. Loved the smile on his face as he's walking around and after he's shot. He was great. We're supposed to think that Lee killed him but it might not be be.


I think the crazy lady either escaped from prison or was paroled or she got someone from the outside to do the shooting. I don't think it was his wife because she was beginning to fall in love with him and she finally realized that her mother is a loony tune and it seemed as if she was done being her mother's puppet. I liked this episode. It brought back the drama that's been missing this season. I hope Bree and Keith are over. I just didn't see any chemistry between them. I hope the drama continues when DH returns in January.


iT'S LEE who shot him I think!


I liked Bree and Keith together, granted there's an age difference and his tattoos made him look like an ex-con which started the whole suburbs vs. ex-cons thing but I like them together. I do agree that it might be Beth who shot him...but I thought she was falling for him. He walked out of his house then he was shot from behind so it could be her.


This episode was completly different from the others in a good way! There is a lot of suspense and this episode is absolutly the best of this season and it's to bad that the next episode is only on 2011... But this was a great episode! Awesome!


As a Breith fan (yeah we are existing!), I was devastating for... ten minutes, then they seem to be back together and that's good. Unfortunately, I think Susan will survive, I can't stand her since the pilot but she sticks around. As for the stampede, I cannot even see the possibility of that really happening in real life but after all, DH is not really colliding with reality all the time. I guess that it's Felicia or maybe Mitzi who shot Paul Young (the real question there is: is he really dead?).


I thought this episode was amazing and it was good to bring this action back to the lane! I, for one, believe that this could happen ANYWHERE, at doesn't matter. Panic brings Chaos. We all know that one. And the flow of the episode kept me wanting to know more. Awesome!!

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Desperate Housewives Season 7 Episode 10 Quotes

Bree: It's six o'clock. How long have you been kneeling there?
Keith: I don't know, but after you answer this, I'm gonna need you to help me up.

I must say, I don't know how you got your neighbors to agree to a halfway house on their street. But they must think a lot of you.

Mayor [to Paul]