Desperate Housewives Review: "Then I Really Got Scared"

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I have to admit, I was a bit apprehensive that "Then I Really Got Scared" would fall on the boring side. This is only because a two-hour season finale is just around the corner.

However, last night’s Desperate Housewives wasn’t dull at all.

Actually, it was quite entertaining. With summer just around the corner, Tom surprised and/or blindsided the family with tickets for a Hawaiian vacation. The only problem was Lynette already had an RV camping trip in the works.

So, what did they do? They decided to make presentations to the kids, and let the kids cast votes and decide.

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Unfortunately, the presentation ended with a huge fight between Lynette and Tom. While Tom confronted Lynette about her inability to handle his success, Lynette said it was him who didn’t know how to handle his own success. Poor Penny had to walk in on her parents fighting like that.

It’s no secret that Lynette is a control freak, and I do think that she has been having trouble lately dealing with Tom’s success. However, Tom could have easily talked to his wife about the trip and was out of line when he called Lynette a raging bitch.

I want Tom and Lynette to stay together, but I do think that they might need a break either together or apart. 

As always, Susan couldn’t seem to catch a break. She wanted her job back and wasn’t asking for forgiveness; she just wanted a second chance by showing she could help out at open house. Obviously, Susan’s previous job wasn’t particularly appropriate. Yet, how catty and smug were the other moms?

Susan was also still lending a helping hand to Paul by cooking for him. Meanwhile, evil Felicia was still poisoning the food. I still don’t understand how Mike, M.J., and even Susan haven’t had a bite of anything and gotten sick.

By the way, when Paul’s doctor told him that there was a possibility that he was being poisoned, I didn’t get why he quickly assumed it would be Susan. Sure, she was at the hospital with him at that moment and we knew that she’d been cooking for him. However, Felicia has been cooking for him, too.

Why wouldn’t he consider his worst enemy first?

It was funny watching Susan trying to get all of the poisoned cookies off of people’s plates, out of their hands, and off the tables. How embarrassing was it when the cops and Paul showed up at the school function to arrest Susan? Also, how the heck is she going to get her teaching job back now?

Moreover, I didn’t understand why Susan just didn’t tell Paul that it was Felicia who was poisoning his food and not her. That was just ridiculous.

Gaby’s certainly got some interesting parenting techniques. I always get a kick out of her teaching Juanita and Celia a lesson or two. Scary movies, though? And did Gaby really think that was just people walking by when Lee’s scary shadow appeared way too close to the tent?

I loved the dynamic of Bree and detective Chuck. Thanks to Renee’s background check skills, Bree found out that Chuck had a secret of his own – he’s married. However, he’s been separated for about a year.

Much to Bree’s dismay, Chuck also dug up his own dirt on her. Touché… right? Bree wasn’t too happy about it though. Consequently, she ran into some trust issues with Chuck. Luckily, they tried again for a normal date after an incident with a prostitute.

Bree and Chuck have chemistry, and I hope Chuck sticks around for Bree’s sake. With any luck, he’ll find out that creepy Felicia is the one who’s been trying to kill Paul.

Maybe he will also figure out who the mysterious man is outside of Carlos and Gaby’s house. My bet is that it’s her stepfather who molested her when she was a child. Gaby has been through numerous struggles this year, and I have a feeling she’s got much more to deal with before the season is up.

Overall, I liked this installment of Desperate Housewives and am looking forward to next week’s season finale.

As we prepare to bid adieu to season seven of Desperate Housewives, what would you like to see happen on next week’s two-hour season finale? What did you think of “Then I Really Got Scared”? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

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Correct me if im wrong but isnt Gaby's stepdad dead? The episode this season where she went back to her hometown wasn't she supposed to read out a letter she wrote to him at his grave? If i'm wrong please someone tell me?

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I have a question - they keep saying that Bree knew her son killed Carlos's mother - yet I remember her dying in the hospital from falling down the stairs when Gabby was chasing her.....Did I remember wrong?

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@Serenity, thanks! I'm glad that everyone enjoyed this episode as much as I did. :)

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Penny walked in on her parents fighting, not Paige. Paige is the infant. Paul is unaware that Felicia has been helping Susan cook. She should have said something before running off to get the cookies though. I love Bree and Chuck together. Bree has had a string of guys since Rex died and none of them have worked for various reasons. I never liked Orson and I loved Brian Austen Green's character (can't remember his name at the moment), but I knew he wouldn't be around for too long.

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I love the show but I do get a little exasperated with Lynette at times. She is a totl control freak - it's always her way. She's got a decent husband and better realize it before the writers divorce them. Gaby is Gaby - airhead about a lot of things so the camp out idea was funny - but in the front yard? Why is Felicia always there when Susan is cooking? Now the detective & Bree - that's chemistry but she has no right to be upset tht he checked on her since she did the same. Can't wait for next week!

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it's definitely's Gaby's step-dad. Paul didnt know that Felicia had been helping Susan with the cooking. Why susan didn't mention it, well that was just stupid. And i think the show should drop the whole revenge theme: season 5 (Dave came to kill mike), season 6 (the terrorist came to kill Angie), season 7 (Felicia's come to kill Paul). As for next week, Paul's going to die, Felicia will be sent back to jail (hopefully), and lynette and Tom will get divorced.

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I think Desperate Housewives really outdid itself!
I am 100% percent sure it was the greatest episode of this season and I am quite sure it is the most successful episode that "Desperate housewives" has ever had!
It was absolutely a masterpiece. Well done. I wish you keep making such episodes. I was really impressed. I have been a fan of the series since it was released in 2004 and I enjoyed the 4 first seasons.
I have been waiting to see the show growing back to its tremendous highs for years! Everyone thought it has completely jumped the shark and that it will never back to be a masterpiece again- but it has and that is kind of a miracle.

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I think Desperate Housewives really outdid itself!
It am 100% percent it was the greatest episode of this season and I am quite sure it is the most successful episode that "Desperate housewives" has ever had!
It was absolutely a masterpiece. Well done. I wish you keep making such episode. I was really impressed. I have been a fan of the series since it was released in 2004 and I enjoyed the 4 first seasons.
I have waiting to see the show growing back to its tremendous highs for years! Everyone thought it has completely jumped the shark and that it will never back to be a masterpiece again- but it has and that is kind of a miracle. That made really happy.

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I loved this episode! this season has been on and off.
How can it be gabbys step-dad? didn't they mention his grave when gabby and her husband visited her hometown on the advice of her therapist?

Desperate Housewives Season 7 Episode 21 Quotes

Susan: I promise no feather duster and no purple bra.
Principal Hobson: And no bustier... Nice talking to you.

No matter how secure we are, we all experience moments of dread. It may be just before we open our credit card bill or hand over a note to our teacher or step on the scale after a week away from the gym. Yes, we all experience moments of dread. And sometimes, we have no one to blame but ourselves.

Mary Alice
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