Desperate Housewives

Season 3 Episode 13

Come Play Wiz Me

2
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jan 21, 2007 on ABC
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  • Alma puts her plan into action; Lynette quits her job to help Tom with her pizzeria; Jane continues to cause problems in Ian and Susan's relationship; Zach helps get Mike out of jail.

    10
    This episode was amazing. It was so good. I was on the edge of my seat. I couldn't believe it. Alma's been injecting herself with hormones so she can get pregnant with Orson's children. Of course she knocks him out before she can get him to sleep with her. Jane unfortunately died. Gabrielle agreed to go on a date with Zach if he got Mike out of jail, which he did. Bree punched Alma for sleeping with Orson. It was funny when Bree hosed down Gloria's shoes. It was the perfect episode. If you missed it, you missed a lot. This is definitely one of the best episodes ever.
  • Alma's got a plan - and Bree won't like it. Another great episode with one crazy ex-wife, a mother with suede shoes and a loving wife.

    9.1
    When Susan discovers that Gabrielle's admirer is Zack, she talks Gabrielle into a date with him she actually enjoys. Mike confronts Paul Young with the fact that he has paid someone to attack him but Paul just wants to see his son. Lynette skips work because Tom needs help with his pizza place and unfortunately runs into her boss. Ian's wife is about to die and Susan stays with her - although she had a huge fight with Ian because of Mike. She wanted to get him another lawyer (because of that she needs Zack). Alma doesn't want to give up Orson and tries everything to seduce him because she thinks that a baby will bring them together. When Bree discovers them lying in bed it might not be as she thinks it is.

    Again a very good and exciting episode. I liked the Gabrielle/Zack plot very much because this is one creepy boy and I'm evry eager to know what he's up to. I also liked Alma's plan to seduce Orson, just because it's very exciting, but I can't stand that woman. The seduction itself was plain funny and creepy at the same time. As always, my favorite story-line was Lynette /Tom and their adorable son. In general this was an exciting and funny episode and I can't wait to see how the stories develope. I especially want to see more from Alma because she's one crazy woan and you never know what she's up to.

    All in all: Fine episode with great stories. It's never boring in Wisteria Lane.
  • Man I hate Alma!!

    9.7
    Great episode! Gabrielle has to date Zach and kiss him so he can get a good lawyer for Mike. Zach sure must have alot of money if he buys people to be his friends and date him. Alma is a little witch!! Giving that stuff to Orson so they can have sex and she can have a baby. I would laugh if it didn't work. I was so happy when Bree punched her in the face! Jane dies. I can't believe Jane cheated on Ian. Now Ian and Susan's relationship is going to grow more. I think Mike is a bit jealous.
  • Find Your Own Sandbox Written by Christian McLaughlin And Valerie Ahern Directed by Larry Shaw

    8.0
    Gloria: “May I come in?”
    Bree: “Sure, what’s a garden without a snake?”

    Well I don’t know about Bree but for me, gardens without snakes are pretty standard stuff especially given that I live in the very country where snakes were banished and given that this review stems a little after Paddy’s Day, I thought I would throw that in there.

    If Bree and Orson thought that dealing with Gloria and Alma in separate measures was bad enough, then the two of them find themselves further up the creek without a paddle when the two prized meddlers are revealed to being working together. I already knew that and so has everyone else watching the last few episodes but now only Bree and Orson come to that realisation.

    Bree’s hopes of using the fact that Alma has possession of Monique’s teeth as a means of getting rid of her husband’s ex-wife are stalled by a more long term plan of getting her to back off by Orson, who thinks this will solve their problems.

    Sadly it turns out that Alma is one of those annoying old fashioned types who have the misguided belief that having a child will save a marriage, which given the fact that her and Orson are divorced and that the latter clearly despises Alma as much as his own mother would be enough for a more self-aware person to realise that this particular marriage is well and truly dead.

    Another person rooting for Alma to sink her claws back into Orson is Gloria and the evil witch has the audacity to even accuse Bree of being the other woman, which is a bit stupid considering that Alma had been out of the picture when Bree and Orson hooked up with one another but even that piece of logic doesn’t stop her from further getting on Bree’s wrong side.

    With the injections we’ve seen Alma take in “No Fits, No Fights, No Feuds” revealed as hormone shots, Alma’s next course of action is to have her way with Orson and seeing as he won’t be coming onto her willingly, Alma’s quick to enlist Gloria’s help in order to pull off her latest stunt.

    Now see what would be the best way of getting your ex-husband who clearly wants nothing to do with you in order to drop everything and rush to your aid? Oh, that’s right pretend you’re trying to kill yourself and get his satanic mother to call you for help because for Alma it certainly works a charm.

    As for the next part, well it seems that Alma wants a baby and because Orson isn’t going to screw, Gloria gives him a potent mix of sleeping tablets and Viagra so that Alma can have her way with Orson and Gloria can possibly obtain a grandchild in the mix, giving both Orson and viewers even more reason to hate the dastardly pair.

    When it comes to Desperate Housewives, you wonder what sense of humour Marc Cherry and his writers have because never has rape been shown in such a comic way. This doesn’t mean I found Orson being sexually attacked amusing because knowing people who have been raped, it’s not something I would ever find amusing but it’s certainly a different take on the subject.

    However if Alma was hoping for the last laugh on this one, then raping her former husband has certainly seen her lose whatever power she has over Orson because when Bree catches them in bed together and quickly realises that her husband has been drugged as opposed to just playing away, Alma’s smug face receives an almighty punch from an understandably furious Bree. In fairness, the **** had that one coming because if I had been Bree I would’ve dragged her down to the cop shop along with the eternally psychotic Gloria as well. What exactly is it about Alma that Gloria would resort to drugging her own son so she could get a grandchild? Both Gloria and Alma are also crazier that gun toting Carolyn was.

    Speaking of crazy, Susan is in desperate needs of putting the other important people in her life besides Mike. Not only has she managed to destroy her decade plus friendship with Bree but she’s also causing Ian to continuously act like an insecure schoolboy.

    Her good points of the episode include helping Ian to say his final words to Jane when the latter died and Ian was on a plane to Montreal while Susan and Ian’s friend Erica discussed Jane in depth. It’s also Jane cheating on Ian that fuels his own current insecurity with women as well as evidenced by him and Susan’s views on Mike.

    When Ian hires a lawyer who gives Mike a realistic expectation of what he can expect regarding the fact that he has no actual proof of his innocence in Monique’s death, Susan and Ian row about how Mike is affecting their relationship and if I didn’t think Mike’s innocence was clouding Susan’s judgement, then I’m given another reason to doubt Susan.

    It’s bad enough risking one friendship and destroying it but is Susan really that stupid to destroy another friendship? The answer is yes because when she learns that Zach is pestering Gabby for a date, Susan is happy to pimp out her friend in the hopes that Zach will actually get Mike a lawyer.

    Last time I checked Zach wasn’t exactly keen on Mike and spent most of Season Two going out of his way to avoid him so even with spending time with Gabby as an incentive, I wasn’t sure that Susan’s latest plan would actually work and when you have Gabby of all people in a position of taking the moral high ground, you just know that your plan isn’t right.

    As Gabby was quick to point out, Susan wouldn’t even let Zach around Julie but because Mike could spend life in jail for a crime we know he didn’t commit, it’s alright for Gabby to spend time with the crazed teen? Yeah, Susan you’re a pretty crappy friend.

    Of course Gabby was being harassed by Zach anyway so maybe she could try and get something out of their sudden friendship that still feels every bit as forced for someone other than herself? Then again Zach isn’t the type who takes being dictated to so it’s his terms Gabby has to run with and that involves chewing on more than what she usually eats in a week, never mind a day.

    Gabby is then hit with another unpleasant truth – having to kiss Zach because her best efforts of swaying him of the icky topic don’t work and as viewers we get to witness one of the worst onscreen kisses on US television and the fact that Eva Longoria and Cody Kasch lack chemistry isn’t the problem.

    What is, however is the somewhat clichéd writing that Zach is getting that makes you take this plot less seriously by the minutes. When Zach tries to chat up Gabby and name drops a certain label of champagne, it feels naff and the fact that he’s paid women to sleep with him and people to basically talk to him is predictable.

    It’s true what they say, money doesn’t buy you happiness and in Zach’s case he’s still the miserable kid we’ve seen in the first two season and his essential gawky manner is only highlighted rather than covered up. While Gabby may have enough compassion to befriend him without wanting money or sex from him, you can just tell this won’t be a sweet friendship.

    As for Zach living up his word about Mike, amazingly enough he managed to get him off and while Mike can enjoy his freedom for the time being, one thing he can’t enjoy is Susan’s company when she finally chooses Ian over Mike in a pretty sad moment between the former lovers.

    Mike also had to deal with trying to figure out why Paul paid people to attack him in jail and when he learns that both him and Paul have a son named Zach in common, Mike asks Zach to visit Paul in jail and given that Zach seems more happy to forget about his other father, Mike manages to talk him round.

    Sadly Paul blows any chances of Zach being a part of his life on the outside when he appears more interested in Zach hiring people to track Felicia than he does about Zach’s welfare. Well Paul has always had a one track and while Zach may be somewhat callous in opting to let Paul rot rather than help him, I don’t necessarily blame him for not wanting Paul to scupper the life he’s building for himself.

    Meanwhile someone else is finding her hand slightly twisted into changing her current life choices and that person is Lynette, who is forced to choose helping Tom out on the fair as his launch for the Pizza Parlour is looming rather than going back to work and faking an illness would’ve been enough to keep hapless Ed happy if it wasn’t for Kayla trying to get her own back on Lynette by telling Ed what she was really up to.

    Naturally Ed is pretty mad at Lynette and she comes close to losing her job but unlike Tom, Lynette can talk herself out of a sticky situation and manages to keep her job at Parcher and Murphy, so undoubtedly Kayla is probably going to have to try a bit harder to get even with Lynette. Funny thing is though that a couple of weeks ago Lynette would’ve rather sold the twins on EBay than risk the family’s finances on Tom’s idea of running a pizza place and while so far there has only been one of two minor glitches before the place opens for business, it’s still a little strange that she jack in her own secure job in exchange for working with Tom because both of them have had problems in the past working together and in a place where it’s owned by one of them, those problems could get even more thornier if they play power games on the other.

    Also in “Come Play Wiz Me”

    Husband of the week: Orson checking out teeth for Alberta, Edie and Carlos in a variety of places such as cocktails, birthday parties and the men’s bathroom. I certainly don’t get the appeal to Orson’s job, if there is one.

    Ian (re Mike): “With good behaviour he could be out in five”
    Susan: “With a good lawyer, he could be out in zero”.

    Parker: “You’ve been a lot nicer since you shot”
    Lynette: “That’s good to know”.

    After last week’s lack of opening credits, they’re back once again this week.

    Gabrielle (to Zach): “Listen to me you pimply psychopath, you and I are never going to party. In fact the only reason we are ever gonna be in the same room again is if you strangle a cheerleader and I wind up on the jury”.

    So Zach paid off the judges so Gabby’s little girl could win the pageant? Whatever, I was more interested in how well Mike took Paul’s bombshell about Zach more than anything else.

    Gabrielle: “You’re pimping me out to a teenager!”
    Susan: “Okay I deserve the pimping remark but let’s not pretend that, you know? We’re above teenagers”.

    I’ve only just noticed but Gabrielle hair is back to its darker glory while Julie is retaining the blonde. Zach’s long looks beyond silly though.

    Erica (to Susan, re Jane): “Ian took her back but if you’re asking me if he ever trusted her again, then I don’t think so”.

    Is it me or was there another actress playing Jane? The one they had here looks different from what we’ve seen in the first two episodes this season.

    Tom: “You do of course realise you have to sleep with the boss”
    Lynette: “I can do that”.

    Gabrielle (re paying people): “So stop doing it then”
    Zach: “Yeah right and then I’d be alone”.

    No Julie, Austin or Danielle this week. Too bad, I wanted a confrontation between the three of them.

    Alma: “I could be expecting right now”
    Bree (punching her): “Are you expecting this?”

    Chronology: About two or three months since “Bang”.

    “Come Play Wiz Me” take the themes of unlikely friendships, career changes and renewed hope and mostly runs a bit wild with them. It’s an improvement on last week’s instalment and there are some pretty surreal moments that move things along nicely as well.
  • Things turn even weirder in the Orson and Alma fiasco and Zach and Gabrielle become "friends"

    9.0
    I can't believe that Alma raped Orson, she is insane. Even if she got pregnant Orson will never be able to trust her again. I'm glad Bree found out that he was drugged and that he didn't cheat on her. The fact she punched her was hilarious.

    Zach is really annoying, I don't have any sympathy that he is a loner, it is his own fault. As i've said before He is a dad abandoning, grandpa killing, long hair freak. Gabrielle is completely blind if she thinks he will accept an innocent friendship. It was good that he got Mike out of jail though.

    Mike and Susan have such poor timing, this would be a good time to get together and now Susan is with Ian and his wife is no longer around.

    I'm also glad that Lynette quit her job, although it sounds crazy to quit a high advertising job to help run a pizzaria. But her working at that firm as really boring and Ed is an immature idiot anyway (based on the episode 2.14 Silly People).
  • Another great episode

    9.5
    This episode was not as good as last week's but it was still top notch. It had dramas, laughs, dilemmas etc.

    Mike's new lawyer suggests he pleads guilty, but Susan doesn't agree with that. Gabrielle cannot avoid Zach leading to him sticking his tongue down her throat after Susan convinces her to bribe Zach so he can get Mike out of prison. Gloria informs Bree that she and Alma believe Bree is ther other woman so Alma and Gloria trick Orson into sleeping with Alma which is hilarious when Bree finds out. Lynette pretends to be ill so she can help Tom promote the pizzeria at a food fair wich is also funny.

    Not as bad as people say it is.
  • Another disapointment.

    4.0
    While it would be difficult to top last week's Not While I'm Around, Come Play Wiz Me doesnt feel like the rest of the season has so far. There is nothing new from the episode. Lynette and Tom go to a fair to promote the Pizzaria, Zach stalks Gabrielle, Mike's lawyer tells him to plead guilty, which Susan does not agree with, and Gloria tells Bree that Alma and Gloria think she is the other woman.

    While the writing is mediocre, the worst thing about the episode is that the Danielle-Austin-Julie triangle does not show up at all. Surely Julie wouldnt have moved on so quickly.
  • Susan chooses Ian and tells mike to stay away from her. Julie gets heart broken. Gabbi finds a new friend. Lynettes joins partnership in new job. Bree gets furious at Alma. And Zach hair is still uggly.

    8.8
    No matter what episod I watch I am always excited to see the next. Thats the magic with Desperate Housewives the exciment never ends. Even in this episod more drama happens and more questions get answered. I feel sorry for Julie in this show since she just got betrade by her first love. I really liked that she had a boyfreind and was happy.

    Susan and Mike are now going separate ways but in this episode you still get the feeling that it's not over between them yet. Since Mike has no memory of her there is nothing really to end? Right?

    Poor Bree. Never can she have a happly peacefull marrage. There's always something fishy about the guys she dates. But this must be the worst. When Alma the ex moves in to the neighborhood just to try and get Orsan back.

    I dont even want to comment on Zack hair and not atleast his obsession for Gabbi. Gabbi is not thinking straight of being his Freind. Somehow I do feel sorry for the guy. But come on get a friend your own age.
  • Alma is totally crazy

    9.0
    At fist of all, I´ve to say I really like this episode.
    I like that Zach is back, not actually his new look, but I guess he is going to give a turn to the season, now that he is rich, and powerful, and he can have everything he wants, of everybody he wants- like Gabriel.

    Alma, is totally crazy, I mean, she rapes Olson, it´s unbelievable!

    Susan tells Mike they can't see each other anymore, but I guess it is not going to be for longer,in my opinion, she can not forget him.
    The best of the episode is when Lynette quits her job to work with Tom, it was so sweet.

    And to finish, the eternity question: Who killed Monique?, I guess we will find it out soon.
  • Alma rapes Orson! Susan tells Mike they can't see each other anymore. Gabby starts a friendship with Zach. And Lynette quits her job to work with Tom.

    9.5
    Great episode. Not one of the best but still good. I wasn't expecting Jane to die, but I'm glad the writers decided to do that because it makes it more interesting. And we haven't seen someone die from a coma on Desperate Housewives yet. My favorite scene was with Alma, Orson, and Gloria. I loved the scandal and deception. Orson's mom is just so evil and I love it! Bree was finally back to Bree. This seasons she has been a little out of character probably because the writers did want mush out of Marcia because of her preganacy. I can't wait for the next episode. I'm so excited to find out how Monique died and if Susan will say "yes" to Ian.
  • They actually managed to confuse me. In a good way! Who killed Monique? could be it's obvious by now but I'm the only one missing it? Was it Alma or Orson's mother? Wow, that a great show that is! Lynette acting ill around her boss? CLASSIC

    9.6
    Tom's daughter? So much like her evil mother, and I love that. I wanna strangle her, but she's fantastic. Susan and Mike are like the new "Ross and Rachel" - you know they have to be together and your heart breaks that they're not...

    Gabi and Zach - such a funny and well written/played story.

    Last, but very not least: am I the only one who thinks they suck at hiding Marcia's pregnancy? I mean, hiding her behind a tv set, or a vase? how obvious can they be? Marcia got really big there (and beautiful!!).
  • A little off base, but it was an overall ok episode.

    7.8
    As far as watercooler moments go, finding out your husband was raped by his ex-wife is right up there.

    When we first learned Alma was alive and well, and that she had every intent on watching him like a hawk. Since then, she has been a very interesting charactor to watch, but after her escapades tonight, I'm wondering if in her one year abscense if she lost her sense of dignity. Kind of ew... I'm not sure I cared for this storyline, and I don't see how if she had another baby how it would affect Orson. He's with Bree, and even if Alma popped out a set of triplets, I doubt he would so much as offer child support. The highlight of my night was Lynette. I loved her recent job change, and I thought it was touching to see them working together. Gabrielle and Zach... I can't help but think the writers are out of ideas for her. Hooking her up with Wisteria's weirdest teenager was very awkward to watch. If they wanted to bring Zach back, why not just introduce him through Paul. That's all that really was needed. The Young's (as much as I like them) are starting to overstay their welcome. Susan's recieved some startling news. I didn't care for Jane having an affair on Ian. It just seemed to simple and not thought out. Her 'friend' was rather obnoxious as well. Other than that, I enjoyed her tonight.

    Overall it was an okay episode. I just hope the writers fix up Alma's story, it's getting just... repulsive. They also need to think of something for Gabrielle. Her and Zach is just wrong. There, I said it.
  • still, good but something's going wrong

    9.3
    I'm referring to Zach and Gaby together...I don't really like this storyline, it's plain dumb that a silly boy like him tries to seduce an adult woman: the fact he has mental problems makes me think that they'll maintain this situation for long, and the only thing i can see is a bad ending. Zach's character was completely useless in past seasons, bringing him back and giving him so much space was not a good idea in my opinion.
    About others, I didn't expect that Ian's wife would have finally died, I thought she'd wake up and caused problems to Ian and Susan's relationship...well, Mike will serve the purpose I think...
    The strangest thing was certainly Alma raping Orson: they managed to create a comic scene out of a "dramatic" situation, ending with Bree punching Alma in the face and taking Orson back home...let's see how this story goes on.
    So, the show is brilliant as usual, but please eliminate Zach and Gaby's "friendship", it's truly annoying.
  • Alma puts her plan into action; Lynette quits her job to help Tom with her pizzeria; Jane continues to cause problems in Ian and Susan's relationship; Zach helps get Mike out of jail.

    10
    This episode was amazing. It was so good. I was on the edge of my seat. I couldn't believe it. Alma's been injecting herself with hormones so she can get pregnant with Orson's children. Of course she knocks him out before she can get him to sleep with her. Jane unfortunately died. Gabrielle agreed to go on a date with Zach if he got Mike out of jail, which he did. Bree punched Alma for sleeping with Orson. It was the perfect episode. If you missed it, you missed a lot. This is definately one of the best episodes ever.
  • The problem with an ongoing series with several characters is that you can't have all of them with their major stories all of the time! And that can be a problem ...

    9.7
    Last week we had Susan comforting Julie after telling her about Austin ... cliffhanger ... one would have thought that this week it would have been resolved ... with at least a frying pan around Austin's head ... in true Wisteria Lane style! But no ... it is forgotten ... or rather set aside ... as was Ian's wife Jane who has conveniently been left in a coma ... until now that is! So she has gone leaving the door gaping open for Ian and Susan to unite ... or will they? You can't suppress feelings forever and Susan obviously still loves Mike but feels obligated to Ian ... and more so now his wife has died ... she is good at looking after injured pets ... but is she really ready to take on Ian's jealousy ... can she not read the warning signs that have been slapping her in the face ... of course not ... this is Susan! Let's hope it will be Mike to the rescue!

    And of course the other continuing story that had to be stepped up a grade was Alma with the help of Orson's mother ... with two women teaming up against him you really have to feel sorry for Orson ... whatever he has done!

    And then there is Gaby and Zac ... which initially one would have to go eeewww ... but ... love has formed from stranger friendships! Whilst I think Gaby is really looking for a friend she can relate to ... Zac is heading towards bunny boiling and will probably stop at nothing until he has Gaby for his own ... and I mean nothing ... heaven help anyone who steps in his way ... this is now one mean dude with a vengeance. All furry little things with long ears and cute tails should start heading for the hills! Best part ... no Edie! More Mrs McClusky with her wonderful witty one liners! We don't need conniving Edie anymore ... we have Alma and the mother from Hell for that !!! Much more fun!

    Roll on next episode!!
  • Where was the slapfest between Julie and Danielle??? Warning: Spoliers!

    9.0
    Although this episode was funny, I was really hoping for a little bit more. First of all, they had some of the best characters missing! Where was Julie? And where was Edie? I really wanted to see Julie and Danielle kill each other. Or at least have Julie punch Austin for cheating on her. At first, I was really rooting for them as a couple (after the whole supermarket shoot out thing), but as time went on, I was like, "Eh...he's a slimeball". Anyway, moving on to tonight's episode.

    First, we have Lynette's storyline. I loved how she faked her whole arm injury thing to get out of work just to help Tom with his pizzeria. Priceless Lynette. She did a superb job acting hyped up on pain pills and wiping away "residual vomit". I love her and Tom together. They really do make an awesome team. And the scene she had with Parker was sweet too. I loved that he knew just what to say and how Lynette just laughed and said, "Your father taught you well". But of course, the little Demon-Spawn Kayla decided to muck things up and get Lynette fired (then rehired, then she quit!). I also applaud Mrs. McCluskey for calling Kayla on her rotten behavior. I hate this child more and more each day. I never thought I'd be missing Nora...

    Second, of course was the whole creepy Gaby/Zach date thing (Thank God she told him at the end she just wanted to be his friend). I don't think Zach quite got that though. Something tells me that this isn't going to end up pretty. That kid may be a billionaire, but he's delusional as all get out. I do feel kind of bad for him though. He's had a pretty rotten life. But at least some good came out of it all. He bailed Mike out of prison. It was kind of a bittersweet moment when Zach and Mike reunited. "Do you remember me?" and Mike just replied, "No. But I know who you are". At least Paul Young was being honest with Mike this time around. Now we know why he paid those goons to kick Mike's @$$. It was also nice to see Mike retaliate and kick a little butt too. The weird thing is, I kind of like Paul...in a weird psychopath way. He really is misunderstood. And like Zach, his life has kind of sucked too. When Zach refused to help him out I grew less appreciative of the little bastard. I'd love to see Felicia Tilman back. Man, that'd be awesome. I hope we still see some of Paul Young now that Mike's out of the slammer.

    Then of course, there is the never-ending saga that is Bree's life. I want to believe that Orson is a good guy. I really do. But something tells me he's not as good as I want him to be. I'm pretty sure that Alma murdered Monique (and can we say serious freaking psycho?) Then Orson's mother had the nerve to come over and call Bree "the other woman". I loved that Bree asked her if her shoes were suede and then just hosed them down. Go Bree! Oh, and how gross was it that Alma drugged Orson and slept with him, all the while his mother was rooting for her!! I am so glad that Bree realized that Orson didn't cheat on her, but was in fact raped. Her knocking Alma out kicked butt! I love it when Bree's pissed! To bad she didn't have her gun...Also, when she picked up the phone I thought she was calling the cops, but instead we heard this hysterical line, "Andrew, I need you to come over here right away. (pause) and bring a wheelbarrow." I'm really liking the new Andrew (but something tells me it won't stay that way long). His slutty sister is a different story.

    Then there is the Susan/Mike/Ian triangle. I swear, when is this woman NOT in a love triangle?? I think it was so sweet of Susan to go to the hospital when Jane was dying because Ian wasn't there (even sweeter when she held the phone up to Jane's ear so Ian could say goodbye). I half expected Susan to listen to Ian's conversation, but she didn't. Good for her. I loved Jane's chatty, gossipy friend. Finally, we find out why Ian has a jealousy complex. Jane cheated on him (or so her friend says, I'm still not sure if I believe any of that yet...anything can happen on this show and people will tell you anything). So Ian's wife finally dies and he is free. Sad, but free. That scene with Susan holding Ian was so heartfelt. But the scene before that when Susan told Mike she couldn't see him anymore broke my heart a little. After everything they've gone through, for some odd reason I still want these two crazy kids to end up together. Plus, something tells me Mike is starting to fall for Susan all over again.

    Other bits and pieces that I loved:
    -Any scene with Mrs. McCluskey
    -The street fair. It looked like so much fun!
    -Verne and his hysterics
    -The fact that Zach pays girls to make out with him
    -Gaby telling Zach to "kiss my lips not my esophagus!"
    -"Alma did WHAT!?!" –Orson on the phone. You just knew what that little freak was planning.
    -And it was kind of nice to leave the bratty Danielle out this episode.
    -Andrew eating chips for dinner.
    -Bree telling Orson she wasn't sleeping on the bed that his mistress’s teeth had been on.

    Bits I didn't like:
    -Zach's hair...gotta go!
    -No Julie
    -No Edie
    -No closure over the Julie/Austin/Danielle situation
    -The drug/rape of Orson (ewwww!!)
    -That creepy look Orson's mother always wears

    And on that note, we are left to pine for more Housewives (not another fresh one for 3 weeks...ouch!). Damn Superbowl...
  • Loved it

    9.3
    I am really enjoying Zach's new character line. Last season he was so creepy! I find myself wondering if he and Julie will start hanging out again. She was not in this episode at all and I wanted to learn more about what's going to happen between her and bree's little premiscuous daughter. Hopefully more to come! At least Susan now understands what really happened with Jane. It'll be tough with Mike out on bail though. Totally liked how we are seeing the soft side of Gabby again. She may have given some ill advice to Zack though, that he took right to the bank by dening his father of any compensation to try and get him out of jail. Finally, how could I leave out the mess with Orson and Bree. That was so disturbing!! I so hope that she's not really pregnant.
  • I just kept giggling.

    9.7
    This was really a fine example for Desperate Housewives. I would seriously make a non-fan watch it and I'm thinking he'd love it. It had it all. I mean nothing global like that happened so that you would die of a heart attack. It was just funny. Ok that sounds too cheesy and lame. It was .. amusing!

    Bree suspected Alma of killing Orson's former mistress. She found her ripped-out teeth and all. Of course Orson simply nodded cause we all know he's behind it all in some way. It's just funny how difficult to be a two-faced hypocrite like that. Seriously makes some problems if your newly-wed wife has just found your dead mistress' teeth in your ex wife's closet. God, if you think about it it's just so bizarre! And that's why I love this show!

    Lynette did her own little felony. By ditching Ed and her work to be in the Scavo pizzeria fair. The whole scene was literally hilarious. I mean she seemed so helpless. Kudos on the acting. Later then she got fired, but it's for the best. Now Tom&Lynette share a job. How cute is that? And she'll be sleeping with her boss.

    Zach kept harassing Gabrielle. Gabrielle was later convinced by Susan to seduce Zach in order to get Mike out of jail. This was awkward. What exactly would be a reason for Zach to do it? A few kisses from Gabrielle? Oh pul-eeze. And he doesn't know yet that Mike is his biological father. Or does he? That plot line isn't my favorite.

    Alma drugged Orson and raped him in order to get pregnant. Bree punched her. That was hot. Now the word DESPERATE at the title kicks in.

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  • Life as we know it changes in a heart bit.

    9.5
    Susan and Ian paied the lawyer for Mike but the lawyer has a stupid strategy.
    Alma and Gloria are preparing devastating plan. Alma has been injecting her with the fertility drugs so she could get pregnant and they drug Orson and drag him into bed and Alma had sex with him.
    Gabrielle was with Zach and she was discovering all those painful secrets about him how he pays everyone to be with him.
    Lynette quit the job and now she is starting Scavo Pizzeria.

    It was really good episode. I am just sad that there wasn't Edie, Danielle, Austen and Julie involved.That would make this episode PERFECT !
  • Things change for a lot in this episode.

    8.5
    I felt sorry for Bree, she isn't in any way at fault when it comes to the drama she has ended up in. I'm so sick of Alma and Orson's mother constantly making things worse for Bree and Orson. I hope Alma doesn't succeed with what she's been planning. As for Lynette, she's a great character and Felicity Huffman just does a great job as Lynette. She is my favourite character on the show. Susan finally makes a choice and sticks by it, but I wonder for how long. Now that things change for Ian, I wonder if Susan really can stay away from Mike.
    Zack is also in the episode and I'm alreay tired of seeing him and his long hair. I can see that Gaby is trying to befriend him in a platonic way, but she should consider running the other way knowing her background with teenagers. It was a fun episode to watch, with Lynette and Bree. Mike finally gets bailed out of jail and when on earth is he going to get his memory back??
  • Crazy things are still happening on Wisteria Lane, with all sorts of backstabbing in this episode!

    7.0
    *SPOILERS*

    Zach is back and causing trouble! As could be predicted, it looks like Zach is going to be an obsessive spurned lover once again. Doesn't he learn his lesson? Maybe twice is the charm. Lynette is tattled on by Kayla, who is quite spiteful and irritating. (I hope that kid learns a lesson soon and realizes that her mom was a lunatic!) It looks like all is well in paradise for Tom & Lynette at their new job, but next episode's teaser looks for some conflict. No surprise- they are too competitive to work together!

    The craziest story by far is Orson's "rape." Really messed up stuff! His ex-wife and mother need serious help. I loved it when Bree called and asked for a wheelbarrow! (Bree is at her best in a fight!)

    Most of this storyline was pretty tame and expected, but they left enough hanging to keep me hooked. (Is Alma preganant? Will Susan get married now? Will Bree finally finish kicking Alma's butt? When's someone gonna get busted for Monique's murder?)
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