Desperate Housewives

Season 2 Episode 19

Don't Look at Me

2
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Apr 16, 2006 on ABC
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  • ok

    8.5

    this wasnt the best desperate housewives epsiode but it was pretty good the susan storyline is ok but getting abit old now i am a bit sick of the whole susan tortued love life stuff but it is pretty funny to wacth the gaby stuff was also fun to watch i wonder how she will cope with being a mother the bree stuff was alos nice to watch i wonder if her and andreew will really be able to get on with each toher after evrything that has happend overall a good episode

  • Es dificil mantenerse sano cuando se tienen familias tan complicadas.

    9.1
    Sigo creyendo que Bree es de los mejores personajes, y de los que mejor se desenvuelven en la trama, la forma en que logró evitar que Andrew se mudara y que además se quedara sin su platica fue genial. Lynette tiene que manejar un pequeño problema con su hijo, pero esto es apenas el inicio, al fin y al cabo tiene 3 hijos varones. Gabrielle se da cuenta de lo importante y dificil que es ser madre, pero creo que empezara a estar a la altura de la situacion. Susan sigue siendo demasiado ingenua, y entra en escena por primera vez Orson, un persona que nos dará mucho de que hablar.
  • Good episode, but not like the episodes as before...

    8.1
    ***This may contain spoilers***
    Well, I'm not saying that Desperate Housewives is a bad show, but I think everybody noticed that several episodes of Season 2 were really "Painful to watch."

    This episode was OK, but definitely not as the ones in Season 1. I actually laughed at those episodes. Well, sure, there were some funny scenes in this episode. Like the one when Susan tries to kick Karl from house and then she tells him everything, like "Our marriage sucked, it was really, really bad..." and then she turns to Julie and tells her :"Except you honey, you're my rock!"

    And Bree was also good in this episode.

    Well, just hope the season 3 will not be less good as this one was.
  • little parker may need a trip to the physc ward, how to do you explain to a little about the birds and the bees? curiousity is a powerful thing!

    9.2
    the courtroom drama with bree and her parents was crazy, then andrew ( the little devil) palying the grandson card, whao is there no way of stopping that greedy kid? poor justine being thrown over for a trust fund. but bree never disappoints, i love the way she brings down andrews gay property was hillarious oh my goodness it was a wonderful episode. really karl should get over it already with the pretend obessesion with susan for crying out, and she's lapping it upp like feather brain seriously how many times will sometime happen to you before you do something about it. gabby's just gabby.someone should martha huber's sister already, she should pull the trigger and kill paul young instead of messing with his floor and house.
  • Lynette is called in to her kids' school as Parker has gone obsessed with nudity. Carlos and Gabrielle must go to court to get custody of their baby, Lily, after they find out she was legally someone else's child.

    9.2
    Iloved this episode cause it was so true.My younger brother is seven and will ask or the same questions that parker asked and it makes me think why it is such a difficult subject to talk bout and that.It also funny the crazy ideas that parents think of it makes me laugh.And Bree thing was so heart breaking she is finally thinking that she should give up and do the mother thing keep fighting but should she !
    I loved the Gabby part where she felt really bad about leaving Lilly alone it was sweet and really brought her out of we all thought was a cold hearted Gabby i loved her caracter now more than ever .And the fact she is fighting for Lily!!Keep it up Eva !!
  • Shame And Redemption Written by Josh Senter Directed by David Grossman

    10
    Dear Josh Senter

    Your second contribution to Season Two of Desperate Housewives plays on seriously overused themes. On a positive note, you’ve seriously produced an hour devoid of making me switch the channel for even a brief second, so I’ll have to wait until the weekend to see every single part of Sleeper Cell.

    Yours sincerely

    Shawn Lunn

    Okay sarcasm over. Being serious now, just like the previous four episodes here was another high quality hour that proves the use of clichéd themes can actually work a real treat and make for riveting and the whole shame/redemption was used to amazing effect here.

    Look at Lynette whose children bring her no end of embarrassment and pandemonium and yet she still holds her head up high like anyone else. However even Lynette can’t be prepared for what mischief her kids put her through and the more quiet (in comparison to the twins) one out of the boys, Parker lands her a date with teacher Louisa Pates when she informs Lynette that Parker offered a female classmate a cookie if he could take a peek at her private area.

    It seems that Parker’s curiosity in regards towards sex and the origins of babies has come a little too early for Lynette but to be honest, given how self-aware kids are increasingly becoming nowadays at young ages, it’s not exactly the shock of the century that Parker would start asking these questions.

    Lynette may not have wanted to do the uncomfortable talk about sex and babies with him but true to this show’s style, the twist of Parker then asking Karen McClusky about her private area only proved that it’s going to take more than some drawings and a sunflower seed analogy to silence this curiosity.

    Parker’s only a child and kids want to know stuff, there’s no way of getting away from that but with modern culture being the way it is at times, Lynette did need to take some of Karen’s advice to heart, even when it comes to dealing with uncomfortable subject matter like this.

    The reason why I chose to discuss this plot is because Lynette’s dilemma with explaining the facts of life to Parker is dealt in a way you don’t normally see on network US television and while this kind of thing would be a problem for HBO or Showtime, it feels like an audacious move for ABC and in my opinion, one that actually pays off, although it’s nice to know that Lynette’s attempts of replacing Parker’s obsession with learning about sex with a puppy doesn’t actually work. It’s also proof that this show is interesting when it tries to be confrontational about things like this.

    Speaking of confrontation, the ongoing and savage battle between Andrew and Bree grinds to something of what I can assume is a temporary halt, thanks to the intervention of three delightful (one you already know, two who are new to us viewers).

    Does that mean that hell has frozen over? Well kind of! Basically Bree’s father Henry and stepmother Eleanor (played by Carol Burnett – Miss Hannigan from Annie) arrive in town and not only do they get Andrew’s court case postponed but they also try to play mediators between the warring duo as well with hysterical results. Let’s just say Henry’s method of getting his daughter and grandson to look each other in the eye and say “I forgive you” pretty much fails on sight as Bree and Andrew resort to making each other look bad instead, which makes for sheer entertainment value. I kind of wished I had popcorn beside when watching that scene.

    Then Eleanor thought that taking Andrew to Rhode Island with her and Henry would be a good solution after openly criticising Bree’s parenting skills. I’m beginning to think that Susan is the only one who sort of gets along with her mother, even if weirdly enough I prefer Eleanor than Sophie.

    However thanks (or maybe not) to Justin, this was another doomed plan from the start when Andrew’s “stash” of gay porn is discovered by his grandparents and horrified by the thought of their only grandson being gay, they skip town and take away his trust fund. I know Henry and Eleanor are homophobic morons but anyone who makes Andrew’s life a little harder is okay in my book. I’m sorry but Andrew still hasn’t endeared himself to me even if Shawn Pyfrom is a good actor.

    I suppose what really works about this plot though is Bree’s discovery of what Justin loves about Andrew (her “why” question is after all, one that even I was curious about). A couple of minutes before he told her that Andrew told him to be proud of himself for being gay after being disowned by his own family for coming out, Bree couldn’t even refer to Justin as Andrew’s boyfriend. After hearing that she then used Justin’s help to keep Andrew and invited him over for a nice meal.

    Bree may have trouble accepting Andrew’s sexuality but this small act (even if a motive is behind) should show Andrew that she’s at least willing to make an effort understand. Surely this alone should be enough incentive for Andrew to stop behaving like a jerk and give his mother a break.

    Breaks also come in the form of temporary custody for Gabrielle and Carlos as they get to keep baby Lily until the Judge can get a hold of the tot’s gymslip father and mainly because he views the Solis’ as the lesser of two evils. I would’ve gone for the lesser of two dim-witted evils but I get where he’s coming from.

    Of course, now that Gabrielle has her child, even if only for a temporary basis, you’d hope that parental responsibility would kick in given how excellently she strapped in that car seat last week but it seems that she has to be pushed into being responsible.

    She clearly likes Lily and that’s fairly established but given the fact she doesn’t work and has Xiao-Mei to do most of the housework, her demanding for a nanny and a nurse made me retch. Carlos was right to put his foot down on that one. You want a child Gabby, be a parent to the child.

    But Gabby being her selfish self dumps Lily on Xiao-Mei and upon realising that Lily is left home alone after her maid is given a well deserved day off and is pampering herself, Gabby has to hightail it home and only here do we see her actually being a parent to Lily in a surprisingly affecting scene. I also admit I laughed at Gabby having Lily in that baby sack around her arms while doing yoga but when it comes to kids, we need to see her selfless a little more often.

    Elsewhere and keeping up with the good plots, Miss Love Disaster herself, Susan has a strange pickle to deal with. On one side she’s developing feelings for Karl who keeps hounding her for sex (much to Julie’s annoyance and she isn’t the only one annoyed), she’s also found a potential new beau in dentist Orson (played by Twin Peaks/Sex And The City’s Kyle McLachlan) and Mike’s feelings are also more obviously apparent as well as he looks unsatisfied with his new date.

    Mike is a little underused in this plot and in the episode as a whole to be honest but funnily, Susan’s plot is still strong. As much as I didn’t mind Dr Ron, I like Orson a hell of a lot. The guy listened to all of Susan’s woes (she really knows how to lays it on) and dispensed the most naturalistic and non-judgemental advice, even when he alluded to her being a glutton for punishment.

    Susan sadly chose to ignore this advice, managed to be duped into sleeping with Karl before learning that he didn’t dump Edie and throw quite a funny hissy fit. As good as Richard Burgi looks in only a towel, Karl is behaving too much like stereotypical Neanderthal that I seriously want Edie to kick his butt big time.

    Last but not least and certainly not dull, the vendetta between Paul and Felicia just gets better and better and if there was an award for all time spite, then based on her antics in this episode, Felicia would win hands because let’s be honest, she’s a nasty piece of work when put to the test.

    First she used shortening to make sure that Paul would trip on his porch, then she almost got him roasted while he barbequed and then had his house tented up for termite. It’s not wonder Paul was this close to smacking her in the face. You’d think Zach bashing her with a baseball bat last year would teach her to thread carefully where the Young family are concerned but evidently not.

    I would really like to feel sorry for Felicia in a way that I would’ve done last year but given how much she hated her sister as much as most people on Wisteria Lane did and that vindictive comment in regards to Mary Alice shooting herself, I think she’s simply just be a **** for no reason. I actually sided with Paul here.





    Also in “Don’t Look At Me”

    Housewife of the week: This time its Lynette as Louisa Pates not tells her about Parker’s escapades but shames other by telling them of their children who kill hamsters, bully for milk money and bring in Nazi memorabilia. Lynette really did get off lightly in comparison.

    Judge: “In the meantime, try not to steal any more babies”
    Gabrielle: “We just needed the one”.

    For a court hearing, isn’t it a little weird that Libby wasn’t there to back up the Solis’?

    Henry (to Bree): “You were drinking?”
    Eleanor: “She’s in AA. Her sponsor has long hair”.

    Karl got to be Bree’s lawyer in this episode and I also think that Henry is in the legal profession as well.

    Zach (re Felicia): “She’s trying to kill you”
    Paul: “She’s trying to piss me off”.

    Carlos: “My Mama worked her fingers to the bone”
    Gabrielle: “That’s what put her in an early grave. Well that and the hit and run thing”.

    I notice that Xiao-Mei now has an official work uniform and her English has improved since we’ve last seen her. Also Gabby called the baby after her grandmother and Carlos is applying for a job.

    Justin (re Andrew): “I love him”
    Bree: “Oh, why?”

    The full credits are back again. For crying out loud, ABC make up your minds already!

    Orson: “Hmm”
    Susan: “Edie’s not a slut. She’s just popular with indiscriminate men”.

    No Danielle, Tom, Porter, or the Applewhites this week. Do the writers even care about the Applewhites because I get the feeling they don’t.

    Henry: “Is Andrew gay?”
    Bree: “Oh Dad. Andrew hates labels. I’m sure it’s just a phase”.

    Chronology: Six weeks since “There Is No Other Way” has passed.

    Susan (to Karl): “Our marriage was garbage! Just a disgusting pile of garbage and I regret everything that came out of it (then to Julie). Except you honey, you’re my rock”.

    Standout Music: Who was the band who Karl tried to use to seduce Susan? They were kind of cool.

    Oh God, this was actually mind-blowing! Not hugely dramatic but this is the third most unmissable episode this season for sure. “Don’t Look At Me” was on form from start to finish, that it was virtually flawless. The performances were right, the characterisation excellent and the dialogue, simply delicious. In other words, I wouldn’t be in a hurry to cast this series aside with quality episodes like this.


  • I LOVE BREE, PLZ MARRY ME! She should win the emmy this year and golden globe next year...not the others

    9.7
    Really good episode because of one or two people, Bree and Gabrielle.
    I honestly think that Eva Longoria has upped her game and deserves some recognistion, however, it's Bree's time to win awards. Marica Cross has been superb since day one and plays the role of Bree very, very well.

    Susan, while better in a longtime, has just lost it. She doesn't seem interesting anymore and I really think that the writers need to freshen up Teri Hatcher's character, otherwise her popularity will slip.

    Bree/Gab are brill and Lynette.......well.......is the same (in a good way, the woman's an OSCAR nominee)

    Just watch this episode.
  • Parker is obssessed with female genitalia and how babies are made while the Susan/Edie/Karl story takes an unexpected turn when Karl falls in love with Susan.

    10
    Another great episode capped of by a rare Tv appearence by
    Carol Burnett as Bree's stepmother . Ronny Cox also appears
    as Bree's dad Henry.

    It was hilarious to see them portraying and old fashioned couple who thought they could settle the differences between Andrew and Bree. Initally they do but once they find out he's gay, they want nothing to do with. Mamy laughs
    there.

    Karl and Susan's fake marriage takes a twist when Karl admits he's fallen in love with her. Even more disturbing is that Susan sleeps with him. Yet as with most things in Susan's life, she blasts him later because Karl infedelity with Edie.

    The laughs are rounded out with Parker (Lynette's kid)
    displays a curious obsession with female anatomy in this
    the vagina which scares Parker's teacher. Lynette tries
    her best to curtail him to no avail. She eventually does
    however come up with a brilliant plan to occupy his time.

    All in all another funny episode.
  • Good episode

    6.7
    Although it is not one of my favorites of the season, I thought this was overall a good episode, I liked last weeks episode a lot, seeing karl flip susan over a bad was hillarious for me ot watch, the whole karl/edie/susan love triangle (Minus susan loving anyone in it) is a great plot and i am anxiously awaiting next weeks episode to see how it all turns out in the end. I think that Bree is finally doing something right trying to start a relationshop with her AA counseler, too bad he has that little problem though. Over all I give it a 6.5 out of 10
  • Where has all the mystery gone? Why oh why should I tune in?

    9.0
    This season started well and then for some reason we no longer have any real drama or any real big mystery to solve. It seems that "Misteria" lane has no more secrets to hide and the writers are just scrambling for a good one liner. I am happy to see that the clever banter and story lines have returned to this series since they were clearly lacking in the previous 3 episodes. However, I need a reason to tune in next week. I hardly doubt I am going to tune in just to see what type of mother Gabrielle will be or how drunk Bree can get. I am not even sure I care what happens to Andrew Van De Kamp, he could just as well disappear from the show all together and I wouldn't bat an eye.

    This episode was all yawns.
  • A lot happened on this episode.

    9.4
    It sounds like the whole emancipation of Andrew problem has been solved. Bree's father and step-mother come to town and Lynette has problems with Parker asking a little girl at his school to see her vagina. It was a very funny episode and a lot happened. The main thing would have to be the (what seems to be) conclusion of Andrew's emancipation problem since his grandparents take away his trust fund. Hopefully Bree and Andrew will solve their problems and will get a long better. Probably one of the better episodes this season. We're getting closer and closer to the season finale! I'm so nervous!
  • Desperate Housewives returns with a great episode. Season two is finally back on track, but some annoying flaws still remain- no Applewhite's (the supposite 'mystery') and no Edie :[

    9.4
    This episode put the previous 5 to shame, it was not only funny, but touching, and a little intreguing as well. This episode, "Don't Look at Me" guest starred the amazing Carol Burnett (who is not a burnett, hahaha... yeah bad joke I know :] ) as Bree's evile stepmonster, Elendor Mason, which brought much more to the table that I had expected. Still, this would have been the best season two episode IF they included the supposite mystery. I could go on about a complaint about how inconsistent this is (The Applewhite's have only been in about 70% of the total season thus far) but I will spare you the details, mainly because it's late at night :] Also there was no Edie (The hilarious Nicolette Sheridan) which also annoyed me, however I still give this episode a very strong 9.4.

    We start off with Lynette's storyline. Parker Scavo, her youngest (played by Zane Huett) like most children become obsessed with things. From dinosaurs to vagina's, Parker likes to keep his interests going, so he offers a little girl a gingersnap to see her *hoo hoo*. The best part of this scene that had me laughing my head off was when his teacher casually mentions "so you know what your daughter would do for a gingersnap?" Priceless!

    Later on, Felecia Tillman (The sickeningly funny Harriet Samson Harris) continues to push Paul's buttons, leaving me to wonder if he's going to put her out of her misery (small pun there to the movie Misery. Felecia reminds me of the charactor Annie Wilks). Her antics are always fin to watch.

    Gabrielle has a baby. This was a little boring, but still enjoyable. The 4 housewives finally have an interaction. I liked seeing Xao Mei. Susan's story started off great, I liked what she said to Karl, it was somewhat touching. However, later on she sleeps with him! *Slaps Susan* What was she thinking? Bree's story was amazing, as I said. Andrew and her made a very good comical team, Henry also helped, but it wouldn't be as good without the lovely Carol. The scene they shared with the discussiuon of peanut butter cookies littlerally had me in tears. (This is a first for season two. I cried before, but not because it was touching, but because it made me sick). Bree really has a soft soul, and I can't wait until Carol comes back, if she does.

    All in all, great episode. Mr. Senter is a great writer IMO. Some of the writing team needs to go (Jenna bans anyone? :\ ) but if they keep it at this level, Desperate Housewives might redeem itself.
  • This one had it all (but where were the Applewhites??)!!

    9.8
    This episode had me rolling in the floor! I loved all the little plots we had going. And it was nice to see a few of the Housewives actually share some scenes. I loved the beginning with Parker's teacher and how Lynette asked what kind of cookie it was that Parker offered to a little girl for her to show him her vagina. The confused teacher responde, "does it matter" and gives her an odd look and Lynette says, "No, I'm stalling, I am absolutely horrified.". Her scenes with Mrs. McKluskey were funny too (Whoo-whoo and all). I smiled as Lynette tried to explain to Parker that a mommy and daddy hug "really tight" and a seed is planted. I don't think he was too young to hear the real truth (I found out when I was 6, but then again, I was an odd child...). Although I loved her scenes with Parker, I'm starting to miss Preston and Porter (although we did get one of the twins after Parker got a new puppy! Cute!). Next we had the whole "stealing the baby" story-line with Gaby and Carlos. Cute kid, but how in the world did she grow from a newborn into a four month old? Lily is a cute name. I am looking forward to seeing Gabby as a new mommy (especially since she tried to pawn her baby off onto their maid and in the process mistakenly assumed that baby Lily was being watched while she had lunch with Bree). Priceless moment when she realized she'd left the baby home alone. Next we have Bree and Andrew's court date. I absolutely loved Carol Burnett as Bree's evil stepmother (well, maybe that's not the best choice of words). I was hoping that Bree would haul off and slap her stepmom when she called Bree (not in so many words) a "Bad mother" (because I loved the whole slap scenes that Bree had with her mother-in-law some episodes back). I liked how Bree schemed with her own son's lover to keep Andrew at home. How perfect was it that her parents were so homophobic they took Andrew's trust fund completely away? I liked how we saw the beginnings of a possibly mending relationship between Andrew and his mom. I'm tired of him being such a jackass. I liked Felicia trying to piss Paul Young off. Her idea of putting shortening on his doorstep was funny. Cute little sub-plot going on there. I wonder if Paul will ever get in trouble for that murder? Now, the best storyline of the night: Of course, Susan's screwed up love life. First, there was her ex-husband, so devient in this episode. Then Susan goes to the movies to escape her crazy life and, low and behold, what a coincidence! Mike and a date show up. I about died when she begged a complete stranger to help her out. I ADORE Kyle McLaughlin and he was great as a guest star. I liked how he became Susan's confident about her crazy love life. I really hope the woman he was at the movies with was just a girlfriend (he could easily break up with her and go out with Susan for a while). Ok, so how freaking wrong was it that Karl LIED and said he broke up with Edie just to get into Susan's pants!? Her hissy fit at the end was priceless! "Our marriage was garbage! Just a disgusting pile of garbage, and I regret everything that came of it!" Then she turns to Julie who is calmly eating cereal and smiles at her daughter, "Except you, honey. You're my rock!". I absolutely love Julie and Susan's relationship mainly because it reminds me so much of me and my mom. I like that Julie seems to be more of an adult then her mom, quite wise beyond her years. Her expressions as she listened to her parents fight were so funny that I spit the water I was drinking out laughing. All in all, an awesome episode. But I just have to ask, where were the Applewhites?? And why haven't we seen Danielle lately? Has Caleb killed her too? Can't wait to see what the next episode holds!
  • Lynette is called in to her kids' school as Parker has gone from being obsessed with Dinosaurs to being obsessed with nudity. Bree's father Henry and stepmother Eleanor come to town to mediate between Andrew and her. Susan is convinced that Karl doesn't r

    10
    Awesome ! The second season is spot on. This is the thing I love about this series. Each episode is so well written and also has lots and lots of content. Too much happened in this episode. Firstly I was really happy for Bree. Finally the things were amicably settled with Andrew. That was the best part. I really feel sorry for her though because she has to put up with such children. Also Susan finally got to know the truth about what a jackass Carl was. So that is also over. And to top it all was the obsession of Parker. It was just too damn good.
  • Finally, the second season is going somewhere.

    9.1
    Ive been waiting for weeks, for an episode like this. Because i know that many people will agree with me that the sedond season hadnt really shown off what they did with the first season. As I watched this episode I was quickly reminded of what it was like to watch the first season and know I am excited to see the episodes to come.
  • The reason why we love this show...Housewives is back on track

    10
    After some disappointing episodes, this one really set the record straight. Bree's acceptance of Andrew was really touching, with some moments of intense hilarity between her and her parents. Gabrielle adjusting to her new life as a mother was funny too, with a very heartwarming conclusion. It showed Gabrielle's character, her shallowness as well as her warmheartedness, and exactly why we love watching her.
  • In this episode, Susan makes a mistake, Gabrielle is learning, Bree crosses the bridge with Andrew, and Lynette teaches her son about the birds and the bees.

    9.9
    This episode was definitely a classic episode of DH!

    My favorite story line this week was definitely Bree's. Her step-mother comes across as a bit of a bitch, but she may have good intentions. I loved how her father kept talking about the Dutch therapist, and how he really wanted to fix this family. My favorite scene in this episode is when Henry and Eleanor (was that her name? I have a bad memory!) were looking at Andrew's homosexual porn! I loved how Eleanor (if that was her name) put such an emphasis on the word homosexual! I think that in this episode Bree has really started to mend things with Andrew, and that she may actually start to accept Andrew's way of life!

    Gabrielle doesn't seem turning out to be the best of mothers! I can't believe she kept passing the baby off to her Chinese maid (can't remember her name - again, I have a bad memory)! The scene when she comes squeeling home from her lunch with Bree after realizing that the housekeeper was at the spa was quite hilarious! I think that was a wake-up call for her. It made her realize that she is going to have to take care of her baby herself.

    Lynette's situation with Parker was quite funny, but basically it was a secondary storyline in this episode. I loved her explanation about the "magic seed"! I can kind of understand his curiosity about sex, but his way of going about finding out about it was a little strange! I loved how Lynette thought Mrs. McClusky had shown Parker her "woo-woo" for the Fudgicle she was eating! Parker's face when his mother told him sex was dirty and his mouth would be washed out with soap if he talked about was hysterical! And although Lynette thought that giving Parker a dog would give him a new obsession, I think the little closing bit showed that he is just as obsessed with nudity as ever!

    And finally, Susan. I loved the movie theater scene - she is obviously not over Mike, or she wouldn't be embarassed to see him on a date with another woman. Carl has clearly showed recently that he is not over Susan, but I cannot believe that she gave into him so easily! I agreed with that dentist guy that Susan shouldn't be in love with such a coward - she needs to go back to Mike. I hope Carl and Edie are very happy together, because they seem to make a nice couple. So do Susan and Mike, and neither of them are over each other, I don't think - well, at least Mike isn't, as was shown in the closing bit.

    This was one of the most enjoyable episodes of Desperate Housewives in a while, and I really liked it!
  • Karl's scum, Gabrielle learns some mothering lessons, and Bree and Andrew may be getting closer... possibly...

    9.0
    Great episode of Desperate Housewives. I hope Bree and Andrew's fighting is finally over. There's not much left for him to torture his mom about, and the storyline's getting a bit boring anyway. I love what Bree and Andrew's boyfriend did at the end though!
    I can't believe Karl! Susan should definitely tell Edie that he cheated. It would make for good drama :). And oh, Gabrielle... it took a near catastrophe, but I think she'll be a good mother.
  • Ah, another lovely look at family matters on Wisteria Lane.

    8.7
    I was wondering how Gabrielle would cope with having a baby and it's no surprise she'd try to hand it off as much as possible and avoid responsibility. It was a bit much that she'd have to learn by leaving the kid alone but I liked her working out with him and that last scene of her watching the child sleep.

    The Lynette bit was a bit childish, even for her, but nice how she tries to handle her kid's obsession. And always fun to see Ms. McClusky giving Lynette some lip.

    Oh, Susan. Once again, you seem so strong and fall behind again. I don't know if Kyle McLahlan would work out as a new bf but I do hope this time she's serious about getting Karl out of her life. I did enjoy Julie's reaction to her father getting tossed out, a whole "knew this was coming" feeling and ignoring it.

    A bit surprised by Felicia's mind games with Paul which seemed a bit roundabout for her. But it could lead to a much bigger plot down the road.

    The meat this week was Bree and once again seeing her parents answers a lot of questions as to how Bree turned out the way she did. Carol Burnett was great turning down the comedy for once and the conversation with Bree over her mother was terrific. Of course, Bree had her own methods to get back and using Andrew's own homosexuality to ruin his scheme was interesting. Also interesting is how she's giving his boyfriend a break, which will be interesting to see.

    So overall a push to the Susan and Bree plots and finally getting back to Paul, which promises the last bunch of fresh episodes will be fun ones.
  • Episode #42 - Don't Look At Me - 4/16/06

    9.3
    Episode #42 - Don't Look At Me - 4/16/06


    Lynette finds out from his school teacher that Parker has developed a strange fascination with vaginas, having offered a cookie to a girl to look under her skirt. When she confronts him about it, he tells her that a friend told him that that's where babies come from, and he didn't believe it.
    As a result, Lynette is forced to go over the "secret" of the birds and the bees with her son. However, after she finds out that Parker asked the babysitter to show him her vagina, she realizes that she has to take a more ... conservative approach, by making him think that sex is disgusting, dirty, and wrong ... but when she sees the look on her son's face, she realizes she doesn't have to shame him. Instead, she gives him a new obsession to make him forget all about sex - by buying him a puppy.
    Meanwhile, Carlos and Gabrielle fight in the courtroom for custody of their stolen child, Lily. After the Judge finds out that the real father of the baby is barely an adult himself and has no aspirations to keep the baby, he decides that the thieves are the lesser of two evils and grants them custody of the child.
    However, when Carlos refuses to let Gabrielle hire a nanny and wants her to bond with baby, sparks start flying. In order to get away from taking care of the baby day and night, Gabrielle pawns her off on Xiao-Mei, giving her incentives such as days off and spa certificates. When she leaves the baby at home thinking that Xiao-Mei was there, she gets home to the baby just in time before Carlos gets back.
    Bree and Andrew are about to embark on their court case when Bree's father and stepmother arrive, determined to "put the family back together." They don't realize how serious and complicated the situation is until both Bree and Andrew start spilling the beans, everything from Andrew running over Carlos' mother and killing her to Bree watching George kill himself.
    Bree's stepmother tells her that they're taking Andrew to live with them; even though she objects, she reminds Bree that her real mother had always supported her - even when she was wrong, and implied that Bree had failed as a parent. After Justin fights with Andrew about him leaving, Bree learns of how they first met - how Justin's family disowned him for being gay and how Andrew was there for him. She then offers him to help her to keep Andrew from moving.
    Bree plays her game well, making sure that the grandparents see all of Andrew's homosexual magazines and adult videos as they are packing ... and then subtly drops the hint that Andrew is gay. After finding out, the grandparents leave Andrew and also take away his trust fund, effectively ending his quest for emancipation. Bree takes the first step towards forgiveness, though, when she invites Andrew's friend Justin over for dinner, working towards acceptance.
    Also, Susan continues to be pursued by Karl, who is willing to break everything up with Edie to be with her again. When she goes to the movies, she sees Mike there and gets a random guy to pretend to be her date. The next day, he finds her and returns her purse which she had left at the movies; she shares with him her twisted love triangle involving Mike, Karl, and Edie, and realizes that although she still has feelings for Karl, he's still the same irresponsible guy that he's always been.
    But of course, Susan is prove wrong when Karl confronts her and tells her that he has called the wedding off, realizing that Edie will not get the love that she deserves from him ... because he loves someone else. Susan gives in and invites Karl inside. After they sleep together, however, Edie calls, and Susan realizes that Karl lied about breaking it up with her! In a fit of rage, she throws him out again ...
    And Mrs. Tilman tries to piss Paul Young off in multiple ways, including spreading his front porch with a slippery substance, causing him to trip and hit his head, and replacing his lighter fluid with gasoline, almost burning him when he tries to cook burgers. But when she "mistakenly" calls over a couple of termite exterminators and gives them the wrong address (Paul's house instead of hers), and they pitch a tent around his house, he goes crazy and grabs her, threatening her, and playing right into her hands, as the entire neighborhood witnesses it.
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