Desperate Housewives is always listed and competing basically as a comedy. Geez ... what a laugh riot these days.
This group of neighbours has encountered more disaster, criminals and demented crackpots than hopefully any street in North America could possibly ever encounter. The latest of the later suddenly turns out to be the friend of one of Lynette's sons? It is a tried and true sitcom staple for sure to have a wacky abused serial strangler wandering around. And what is with his rundown dilapidated house in the midst of an upscale street? How realistic! It is another staple to have a wanted terrorist out and about strangling snitches, running down rivals and blackmailing and threatening death and destruction. Even the opening sequence had all in possible danger from all directions.
The comic relief in this episode was with Gaby yet again jumping to conclusions and Susan on another emasculation exercise. That part was kind of funny though if you ignored the more annoying aspect of the whole thing.
I do hold out hope for Gaby though because she probably does have a lot of layers to her. The same goes for Bree who always seems to melt or figure things out the right way just in the nick of time.
So just a typical episode probably building to a typical season ending cliffhanger.