Desperate Housewives Review: Welcome Back, Julie and Orson!

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I liked "Is This What You Call Love?" for a number of reasons, starting with the emotion at the forefront. Really, what was there not to love?

Like Mary Alice said, love has the possibility to bring out the best in us. Whether it was the confidence that Lynette needed, the courage for Gaby to tell Juanita the truth about Carlos or even the hope that Susan wouldn’t give up on Julie to change her mind, love was more powerful than ever on Wisteria Lane. In fact, it’s not always about what love brings out, but who it brings back, as Orson is finally back to rescue Bree. More on this later, though.

Julie and Susan

It appeared that Lynette was the very last to know that her marriage was over. Kudos to her for finally being able to accept it and trying to seek the happiness that she deserves. I must admit that I didn’t really care too much for Frank at first because I want Tom and Lynette to ultimately get back together. However, he does seem like a genuinely decent guy, and I’m all for him making Lynette cry less and smile more.

Meanwhile, it was certainly nice to see Julie again. With a bun in the oven, her storyline with Susan was a bit predictable, but still enjoyable. I get where Julie is coming from, wanting to give her baby up for adoption, but I also understood why Susan reacted the way she did. I also couldn’t help but notice how MJ was missing again. You’d think that he’d be there to see his sister.

Another sibling who was missing was Celia. Seriously, where did these children go? Anyhow, I thought that what Gaby did for Juanita with the special Valentine was sweet. Better yet, I’m glad that Gaby realized that Juanita was much stronger than she thought and was able to tell her the truth about Carlos.

My favorite part of the night was the intervention gone wrong. While our favorite housewives lashed out each other, I was just glad they were all finally in the same room with one another. It was intense when Bree confessed to nearly committing suicide. Though the others were quick to apologize and wanted to be there for Bree, she just wasn’t ready to forgive them. Thankfully, the girls of the Lane did the right thing and called on Orson, concerned about Bree’s drinking and bed-hopping.

On another note, how awesome was Orson and his taser? I was relieved that he showed up in just the nick of time to save Bree from that horrible jerk. Hopefully, he can help Bree get back on her feet and the two can maybe go back to doing what they do best: cleaning up each other’s messes.

Are we to assume that it was Orson all along who has been lurking in the background watching Bree’s every move? If so, why has Orson been stalking Bree all this time? If not, who do you think the mysterious culprit is?

So, what did you think of "Is This What You Call Love?" Were you glad to see Orson and Julie back? Did you notice that Ben was missing for only the umpteenth time again?


Editor Rating: 4.4 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.7 / 5.0 (57 Votes)

I hear ya girlie. I stlrggue to find something to do EVERYDAY. I sort of have a routine with gym and cleaning, and then I wait for my shows to come on. And I do not judge you for watching Secret Life. When my husband was away, that was one of the shows I watched religiously. It really is a horrible show. The acting is ridiculous and the message for kids is pretty bad, but whatever, it's like crack! I can't get enough. Hope you hear back from the job soon


This is an AWESOME musical; I live and work in Vegas and just saw this at the MGM Grand's Stage 54 Nightclub. This is a PERFECT setintg for this show as you can connect with the performers! Loved it! Girls, if you have the chance, GO!


You remember this woman? She's the thceear of Porter and Preston Scavo, in the first season! We saw she when Porter and Preston draw a little girl to school!!Sorry for my english XD


chill out people it is only a TV programme and I for one am going to sooo miss it when it is over


@USS Biddle (DLG-34) - Yes, millions of people are still tuning in to watch this "corpse". I acutally prefer calling it the Fairview Farewell tour.


I seriously dont know why they make susan to always look brainless. She is the one who makes all the stupid, childish decisions, the whole series is supposed to be about desperate women who make pull off smart though dubious stunts for various reasons, but in all the seasons I am yet to see Susan pull a smart stunt, she is always cast out as the stupid cheap idiot.


Finally I'm glad the writers are showing there are consequences for Susans crappy mothering, we need to see more from julie. I dont really think Orson is the night in shinning armour we are being made to believe, I think he is the stalker and the note sender he is out for revenge watch out Bree.

Uss biddle dlg 34

Omg. People still watch this corpse !!!!!!


My favorite part was Miss Gaby and Miss Juanita Valentine scenes: making Valentine cupcakes ... Miss Gaby playing Cupid for Miss Juanita.. (the classic remarks to the principal after telling Miss Gaby that Miss Juanita was charged with sexual harassment for giving her Valentine some XXOO's on the playground )
you surely jest.. she is 9 years old not running as a potential Presidental Candidate ... and also at the end the two visiting Master Carlos.. ( yes where was Miss Celia?)
Re; mystery culprit... perhaps it is Miss Karen McCloskey .. makes sense to me..she is the neighborhood watch dog so to speak..


When are the writers going to get away from the slut roles of Wisteria lane and start putting family life back into their stories.
Last nights ending with Lynette sleeping with the hairdresser was the total end of this show, male hairdresser are either players or are gay. Why can't you have her stop listening to the stray women in the neighborhood, she will end up making up lies to tell her kids about what she did and hopes they don't find out.
The next episode has the twins trying to move home because of an eviction of their apartment, but go old mom doesn't want that her freedom will be crushed.

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