Desperate Housewives Review: Dirty Laundry

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Try as I may, my eyes can’t seem to ignore the sometimes trashy magazines that are placed so immediately close to the checkout lines at the grocery store. I can honestly say that the cover is the only thing that I’ll read off of those things.

This week, Fairview’s newsstands were filled with magazines with Bree’s plastered face and a title that read: “Housewife Airs Dirty Laundry in Murder Trial." Seriously, it’s no wonder how quickly assumptions are made as some gossipy residents gave Gaby just a piece of their minds concerning Bree’s innocence.

Gaby Offers Comfort

Perhaps the only high note for Gaby tonight was defending Bree to the two presumptuous gossipers. While Lynette and Susan had a hard time believing that Gaby wasn’t having any difficulty sleeping, I knew better. Somehow I figured all along that Gaby wouldn’t be facing a restless night prior to Bree’s day on the stand.

I almost thought that Gaby was going to save the day and come to Bree’s rescue with the truth. It’s a shame that all she brought was a scarf. By the way, where the heck was Carlos as Bree was standing trial for a crime that he committed?

Speaking of which, poor Bree! I really felt for her as her darkest secrets were brought to light and definitely when she had to read her suicide letter aloud. There’s nothing more I want than for the truth to come out about Gaby’s connection to Alejandro and what really happened on that unforgettable night. What are your expectations as Bree continues to stand trial for a murder that she did not commit?

Elsewhere: I was annoyed when Lynette wasn’t all too bothered with playing a role in Tom’s job relocation until he mentioned how much he would miss her. I thought it was totally messed up as she watched their upset children react to the news. All she really asked Tom about was how Jane was feeling. Talk about selfish.

By the way, I spent a week in Mumbai summers ago and couldn’t imagine spending an entire year there. It’s a good thing Lynette came to her senses and asked Tom’s boss to reconsider the India trip. However, thanks to Lynette, Tom lost his job after punching his ass of a boss in the face for calling Lynette a bitch. It appears that Jane’s out of the picture now, and Lynette just might get back with Tom. These two have so much work to do if they are really going to make their marriage work and Lynette needs to come clean about her role in Tom’s near relocation.

Meanwhile, Julie was worried about Porter losing interest in being a dad. I loved that Susan found the perfect solution for her to help raise her grandchild: allow Julie to finish her Ph.D., and give Porter the opportunity to find himself. I also appreciated the moment when Susan reminisced over how amazing a father Mike was with MJ, and am so stoked to see Mike's return next week. 

Overall, tonight’s installment wasn’t the strongest by any means, but served as the perfect way to prepare us for the series finale. There’ll be birth, death and many more surprises as promised by the promo, and you can bet I’ll be prepared with a fully loaded tissue box (as should you).

So, what did you think TV Fanatics? What was your favorite moment of "The People Will Hear?" Join me next week as we take one last stroll down Wisteria Lane and share your predictions for the two-hour series finale. Also, don't forget to check out our Desperate Housewives quotes section.


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seriously shit story telling: 1) Mrs McCluskey had such an awesome story, one week later no one cares anymore is she still alive? i dont know
2) Ben and Rene dont even talk about Mike - guilt? no! they arrested the shark - well no one cared about that
3) Lynette? Oh my god she is a bitch.. I always wanted her and Tom getting back together, but what she did in the last episode and in this one - horrible!!! poor Jane.. Why cant they be different and tom would get happy with jane and finished..
4) "Bree,, has to eat more.. her arms... why too skinny


As much as I've loved the show over the years, it's definitely time for it to be off the air. It's gotten pretty predictable, and not in a good way. This could've been the season that really made an audience miss Wisteria Lane, but instead, it just gave us terrible, inconsistent writing the way it has for the past several seasons. I hope they do the series finale justice.


@Reality checker: LOL!! I hadn't given any thought to the fact that yes, the body had been in the ground for months, yet they were able to pinpoint the precise time of death. It's CSI magic, obviously. Magic - I tell you!


Just one last thing (I promise): The whizbang defense attorney "proves" that Bree couldn't have killed Alejandro based on the coroner's finding that he died between 10 PM and midnight -- a time period for which she had an alibi. Wow! Way to go: Pinning down the precise time of death of a corpse recovered after having been buried for at least days and maybe months (elapsed time in grave before he was dug up never specified on show.)


Oooops, I made a wee mistake myself. I meant Lee, not Bob.


More absurd writing errors than usual last night: A Fairview newspaper headline proclaims, "Local Woman Arrested." How informative! Then Bree's case proceeds to trial without so much as an arraignment. Fascinating! And as much national attention as the case has stirred up (judging by the supermarket tabloids), the courtroom is practically empty. Not a salivating media member in sight! Then the judge not only allows the prosecuton to enter a startling piece of evidence that had never been shared with the defense, but cavalierly denies a defense request for a brief recess. Sure! And what's this nonsense about Bree allowing Bob to help her remove her dress, even if he IS gay? Not damn likely! And in front of a window???


I feel like they will for certain set it up for a "movie" reunion, a la "Sex and the City."
(As for where Carlos was during the trial, let's not forget he just started a new job in a very lowly position. It will be a year before he gets time off and then only a week. It's not like he could say, "Hey, I really have to be at this lady's trial. She's taking the rap for me for a murder I committed."


No, NO, NO, Lynette needs to keep her mouth shut about the influence she had with the boss! Tom all ready knows she asked him to let him stay. She NEVER asked for him to be sent away, just that his hours be adjusted - if he thinks she had something to do with that, he will blow a gasket!


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sad and disappointed to see the show end, every good show gets taken away..idk why I bother to even get interested :/

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