Desperate Housewives Review: A Stampede and a Shooting

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Granted, I had been asking for a return of dramatic action to Desperate Housewives, considering the ho-hum season so far, but “Down the Block There’s a Riot" may have been a bit too much of a good thing.

Let’s be honest, the kind of scenes below would never occur outside the doors of the housewives, would it?

In the Middle of Chaos
Wisteria Lane Riot

The protesters throwing tomatoes at the Mayor? That, I believe. But the stampede - which mirrored a Black Friday sale at Walmart - was extensive to say the least. Still, at least it led to the shooting of Paul Young. We were getting a little sick of that guy, anyway.

More concerning (wink) is whether or not Susan will survive yet another freak accident: being trampled by suburbia.  My gut says yes, with a long recovery ahead, which will lead to Mike coming home from Alaska early. 

Thank goodness, too, we don’t want him to get too unbearably horny while away on the oil rig. Who knows what may happen then.

The Breith breakup also finally went down. Let's hope it sticks. I can’t say it had me crying at all.  It’s high time for these two to move on.

Speaking of moving on: will Renee bounce from the Lane?  We didn’t expect her to stick around this long, and with her limited participation in this episode, we have to wonder what's store.  Will her old love affair with Tom lead to her Desperate demise?

In bigger news, we are taking bets on who shot Paul Young. His lovely wife Beth, perhaps?  With this guy out of the way, there is not really a reason for her to stay put. 

Or could it have been one of Paul’s beloved ex-cons?  The irony is unimaginable. Stay tuned to get the story on this one.  Too bad we’ll have to hold our breath until January 2 to find out. Who do you think pulled the trigger?

Down the Block There's a Riot Review

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Desperate Housewives Season 7 Episode 10 Quotes

Bree: It's six o'clock. How long have you been kneeling there?
Keith: I don't know, but after you answer this, I'm gonna need you to help me up.

I must say, I don't know how you got your neighbors to agree to a halfway house on their street. But they must think a lot of you.

Mayor [to Paul]