Desperate Housewives Review: "The Lies Ill-Concealed"

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Last night’s Desperate Housewives was mediocre at best.

I’ve heard good things come to those who wait, but it seems like we’ve been waiting patiently for quite some time. While "The Lies Ill-Concealed" was necessary to set the stage for the four remaining episodes, it wasn’t a riveting installment by any means.

As I expected, it didn’t matter that Carlos forbade Gaby from being friends with Bree. However, I didn’t find their secret meetings funny at all. Actually, I thought the implications that they were kind of cheating were a little silly and ridiculous and even disrespectful to Carlos.

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The only scene between both Gaby and Bree that made me giggle slightly was when Gaby was nearly busted by the pineapple upside down cake.

I felt like Gaby should have tried to understand Carlos’s frustration and maybe she could have even tried to side with her husband for two seconds before deciding to move in with Bree.

Who else thought that this was an awful decision by Gaby? Furthermore, I can’t help but wonder if Gaby’s choice in choosing Bree over Carlos will push Carlos to come forward with Bree’s secret about Andrew killing Carlos’s mother.

Not surprisingly, Lynette was struggling with being Tom’s plus-one at a work conference. From grudgingly attending a floral workshop to getting facials and massages at a spa, Lynette’s complaints were a bit annoying to me. Lately, it seems like she has trouble supporting Tom when he had no issues with supporting her career in the past.

Luckily, her crazy antics finally culminated with an embarrassing scene as she stole another woman’s clothes and lanyard, and was announced as the woman who was supposed to introduce the keynote speaker. In my opinion, Tom was rightfully upset.

By the way, Tom’s certainly had his feet wet with his new job in the past couple of weeks. Yet, how come we haven’t seen any backlash with his decision to leave Carlos’s company? Surely, Tom’s choice to leave would have affected his friendship with Carlos.

Meanwhile, Susan was being the overly caring person that she always is while trying to help Paul. And as always, Mike was there to catch her at the end even if they didn’t see eye to eye at first.

And how about those awful nightmares that Susan was having about Paul? Creepy. Weird. Almost scary. 

While Felicia now has Mrs. McCluskey on her side to bring down Paul, I realized that I am growing increasingly bored with this storyline. Paul appeared to be depressed this entire episode while Felicia’s plotting away his demise.

At this point, I’m a little confused as to which villain I should be rooting for…

All in all, this episode was slow for me, and I’m still hopeful for a drama-filled, OMG ending to this season. What did you think? Did this episode knock your socks off?

Mine were definitely still intact. Discuss!


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I agree the episode was a little slow and although I understood Lynettes frustrations, I don't know why she would expect to be included in the meetings but the "scheduled activities" were a little step ford.
I do wish everyone, including the show, would stop saying that Andrew killed Carlos' mother- yes, he hit her with the car, but she actually died from a fall down the stairs at the hospital for which Gaby received a settlement for negligence. This show cultivates loyal viewers who know all the secrets, so don't get sloppy with the past now.


i loved it, yeah it was a cold episode but every season we get surprised at the end. So I think we should wait


My socks are intact also. Susan's dreams were gross, that's Paul for goodness sakes. Bree & Gabby were all wrong in being sneaky & Gabby moving in with Bree looks stupid, except for the fact that the girls will drive Bree crazy. Lynette's story would have been better if she saw someone from her corporate past that could have helped her in getting to the conference.I sure hope it gets better

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Desperate Housewives Season 7 Episode 19 Quotes

Mrs. McCluskey: So, post-transplant sex, huh? If it's as good as my post-cancer sex, you're in for a treat.
Susan: Fingers crossed.

The residents of Wisteria Lane are nothing if not loyal. They love their country. They root for the home team. They support their favorite brand, but the fiercest loyalty on Wisteria Lane is between friends.

Mary Alice