Desperate Housewives

Season 6 Episode 20


Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Apr 25, 2010 on ABC
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Episode Summary

The Fairview strangler has been living among the women of Wisteria Lane, and we are introduced to the life and times of the mysterious monster that's been ruining lives, and we realize just how much the ladies of Wisteria Lane have affected and shaped him.

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  • Oh dear!!!

    Epiphany was with out a doubt the worst episode of desperate housewives ever!! The storylines this week were just utter rubbish, I'll start by saying I cant believe that eddie is the strangler it is just so stupid. And the womens story's with him were also stupid espically gaby's it was just ridiculous that she was best friend with a little boy!

    Bree's storyline with eddie was ok but nothing special.

    Susan's was ok also it was nice to have her talk about her art work, apart of susan that the show dosnt explore much.

    Lynette's storyline was also pretty weak, I mean inviting eddie to move in with her was pretty silly i mean she has already got 4 Kids and a another on the way, how many rooms does that room have. Overall pretty rubbish!!moreless
  • Awful! Possibly the worst episode ever.

    Seriously what are the writers thinking. This episode wasn't realistic at all, nothing in it worked. Where is this season going? I find it awful that they made Eddie the killer. It's just stupid. Not believable. The woman who played his mother looked like a hag. The Gabrielle and Eddie relationship was all weird. This season has gone downhill since the plane crash. So apparently Lynette will be devastated in the final episode. What a surprise! I wonder what is going to happen? I am so frustrated why do I even bother to watch this show anymore? It's so silly.moreless
  • Meet the official worst mother in the history of the show.

    Diane Farr was a great choice for Barbara, an experienced actress who did an amazing job as such a monstrous woman. Everyone wonders how killers come to be and this answers that question expertly. When you tell your four-old son how "it's not your fault you ruined my life" how can you be shocked he turns out so twisted? The thing is, you felt so sorry for the kid, who was a good guy at heart but his mother's constant run-downs and laughs at his lack of any ability or promise destroyed what good he could have done with his life. Yes, it's true that the other ladies, in their own ways, inadvertedly added to it but Barbara clearly shoulders the massive blame for helping her son become a killer. It is interesting seeing things in flashback as the revelation he was after Susan was a surprise. But Farr sold it perfectly as the monster who created a monster and made this a truly chilling hour.moreless
  • This was one of the best episodes I've seen of Desperate Housewives of any season. They've built the suspense all season as to who the strangler is, and everyone's thought it to be an evil monster.moreless

    This was one of the best episodes I've seen of Desperate Housewives of any season. They've built the suspense all season as to who the strangler is, and everyone's thought it to be an evil monster. What no one suspected was that it's been what would be a sweet kid that everyone likes. Through flashbacks, the authors show us how he became violent. This episode has tremendous credibility in showing how a young man became misogynistic and violent, and it did so in a way that both saddens us and terrifies us. We mourn with Eddie when he's mocked, and we're shocked by his violent scenes. However, what scares us most is how human a violent person can be. The saddest part is we know how different it could all be if Eddie had been treated better. Season 6, Episode 20 is fine TV. It manages to, with credibility, show the development of a violent personality without condoning that kind of behavior. In short, it portrays the darker side of human nature as all too human. It's chilling. It's a must-see episode.moreless
  • I can scarcely believe that this show used to be good any more.

    I can scarcely believe that this show used to be good any more. It has become a tired, formulaic pastiche of itself. Gee, I wonder who'll move in with a dark secret next season? Is anyone buying this kid Eddie as a serial killer? What a disasterous piece of miscasting. Such tired, insipid writing gives the cast absolutely nothing to work with. Utter, utter rubbish.

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Nicholas Sarullo

Nicholas Sarullo

Young Eddie Orlofsky

Guest Star

Diane Farr

Diane Farr

Barbara Orlofsky

Guest Star

Kevin Sizemore

Kevin Sizemore


Guest Star

Josh Zuckerman

Josh Zuckerman

Eddie Orlofsky

Recurring Role

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