Desperate Housewives Review: More Questions, No Answers

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It’s hardly news that Desperate Housewives is in its final season, and, for that reason, I find myself wanting every episode to be incredibly amazing. Unfortunately, "Who Can Say What's True?" fell more on the boring side of things.

Although funny at times, an installment such as this one reminds me that it’s just time for this iconic show to end. Lately, it feels like the Fairview residents are running out of stories to tell.

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There was hardly any resolution this week, while the mystery continued to unfold and we were bombarded with even more questions. Let’s discuss what went down…

While Susan nonchalantly wrote a check to Alejandro’s wife, I had the feeling that it was a terrible idea. Actually, it was a terrible idea before that, when she thought visiting the family was a good plan.

On one hand, I was glad that Susan reached out to Marisa. However, thanks to Susan, the Alejandro dilemma will now be far from over. Who’s guessing Alejandro’s wife will show up on Wisteria Lane in the near future?

With Susan out of town, Mike kept himself busy, discovering some inconsistencies with Ben’s real estate project. Ben has always been kind of shady and mysterious to me. I feel like we know so little about him as he plays the disappearing act incredibly well. There have been a number of episodes where he has been MIA with no explanation whatsoever.

It’s a shame that he’s now motivated and invested in his relationship with Renee simply because he found out about her money. I am dying to know what Ben’s intentions really are.

Meanwhile, I can’t say that I cared too much for Bree’s girls’ night out with Renee. However, what’s much more interesting is the person who was creeping outside her house and following her around at the bar. My guess is that Orson is back in town and will pay a visit to Bree very soon.

It’d make sense if it was him, as Bree definitely needs help and some light in her life. Orson could give that to her and get her back on track. By the way, where the heck has Andrew been?!?

One moment I definitely appreciated was the one between both Lynette and Gaby. With the man of the house out of sight, both housewives faced obstacles that would have been simpler if Tom and Carlos were around. It was nice to see that they were able to put their differences aside and be there for one another.

While it was funny watching Gaby scramble at the restaurant with Carlos’s clients, it wasn’t as much fun watching Lynette nearly break down to her kids. It’s been a tough number of months for Lynette, but she has been such a fighter. Regardless of her circumstances, she’s trying her best to be a single mom. Tom and Lynette’s storyline has been anything but easy to watch, but I'm truly enjoying it as Lynette continuously faces challenges relentlessly. Good for her!

Overall, this installment wasn’t the strongest and left us with only more questions rather than answers.

Who do you think is following Bree around? What’s up with Ben and the inconsistencies with his real estate project? Give your answers below and get an early look at next week's episode now!


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@fortyseven - I'm definitely going to try making an amaretto float soon!

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Stop it already wasting space with the RIP shows....,do over The hill gang YAWN !!!


The idea behind any good show is to keep it as believable as possible. Allow for the occasional unrealistic coincidence but don't tax viewers' imaginations too far, because they won't forgive you. The story writers are getting so damned sloppy with this one. It's like each character has no idea about the possible consequences of their actions. Susan writing a cheque? C'mon. Or even visiting in the first place? No sane thinking person would do that. These might actually be good actors, but we won't know for sure until they each find a spot on another show or movie. DH is not doing any of them any justice at all. I'll be glad to see the show end. Right now it's just fun trying to figure out how these unimaginative writers will manage to do it.


It's getting pretty silly. Susan going to visit Alejandro's family?! Absolutely ridiculous. I've gotten used to the craziness from DH but I hope it ends on a high note.


this message is for every desperate housewives fan you should all be fighting or atleast telling people to watch idesperate housewives so it can get more ratings and stay on the air i love desperate housewives and i wanna know why they are going to stop airing it


ARE YOU KIDDING ME "-- Mary Alice is back. “We’re tying back into her story arc from Season 1,� Daily says. “Without giving anything away, Mary Alice is connected to the mystery, but that’s all I can say.�


I agree, the show's running on fumes. Hiring a professional is a reasonable course of action. Lynnette might have done much worse damage. She could always take a home repair class in the future to know when it's alright to do stuff yourself and when you'd be better off hiring a pro. Loved Gaby spouting off jargon at random and the investors interpreting it. Layers of comedy. Amaretto float sounds like a great idea.

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Desperate Housewives Season 8 Episode 11 Quotes

Bree: I don't like your accusatory tone.
Gaby: Well, I'd use a different tone, but I'm trying to accuse you of something.

The Bronte sisters? Geez, even your boob jokes are repressed.