Desperate Housewives

Season 7 Episode 17

Everything's Different, Nothing's Changed

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Apr 03, 2011 on ABC
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Paul Young stands in the way of Susan getting her much-needed kidney transplant. Meanwhile, Lynette is furious with Tom when he passes up a lucrative job opportunity in order to continue working with Carlos out of friendship, Bree becomes concerned over Andrew's escalating alcohol consumption, and Gabrielle is shocked when Renee continues as planned with her neighborhood party after the tragic suicide attempt of one of Wisteria Lane's residents.moreless

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  • Everything's Different, Nothing's Changed. Literally.

    5.0
    I must be harsh to DH this time. I felt that this was very weak episode and I actually wanted it to end already.



    Lynette and Tom are doing the same thing as always. She pushes him to do something, he tries and fails, then she gets mad and argues with him and she steps in and manipulates with him. I want those two to finally shut up and get a divorce.



    Susan and Paul had some touching scenes in this episode, it was good to see taht he is a human being and has feelings too. Felicia tried to manipulate him when he was visting her in jail and I think that she did it right. She is now free and according to her great evil smile at the end it looks like she is getting her revenge after all.



    Gaby & Renee look like they get along now. They are almost the same now. Although they had a nice emotional scene at the end and we saw a new side of Renee, it was just a total filler. Some of the lines Renee was given were actually painful to listen to. I was uncomfortable.



    I liked Bree & Andrew in this episode. It was nice to see them together again, but all in all ... this episode was not what I expected. A character just blew her brain in the previous episode and it really looks like nothing has changed.moreless
  • Everything's Different, Nothing's Changed

    10
    Everything's Different, Nothing's Changed was a perfect episode of Desperate Housewives because it was jam packed with character development for a lot of the characters. This episode really explored human interaction and relationships as well as decisions in life. There were some really relatable and touching scenes. This episode gave a more in depth look into the characters and the plot twists were awesome. This was probably one of if not the best episode of the season so far. There was some irony in this episode as Paul Young's second wife shot herself, and it was interesting to see how this played out. I liked how Susan and Mike's storyline played out as well. Bree and Andrew had their own growth, and it was nice to learn more about Renee as Gaby provided support. Lynett really challenged Tom and I can't wait to see how it turns out. I really look forward to watching the next episode!!!!!!!moreless
  • Felicia saves the episode ...

    9.0
    After a long break comes an episode that I couldn't say great. And it has to be Felicia again in the end to save the episode. So why call it not that great? The storyline itself is less interesting nor convincing, especially for Bree. I guess the writers are really scratching about her. I mean must Andrew becomes alcholic? Is there nothing else they could think of? I like Andrew, I just hate to see the writers use him as a saver of Bree's storyline whenever they are running out of ideas. What about her decision to donate a kidney to Susan?

    And Susan hugs Paul cause she's getting a kidney ... ... huge.moreless
  • 717

    7.0
    Desperate Housewives returned tonight and while this was not a particularly exciting episode, it was okay for what it was.



    The random return of Andrew was a bit baffling, but the scenes with Bree at the AA meeting were kind of amusing, I suppose. At least they got her away from Brian Austin Green, now they just need to find a relationship that works for her.



    Lynette's pushing for Tom to get the job was probably the highlight of the episode for me. The Renee scenes were terrible though. Vanessa Williams just is not fitting in well with this show at all. Might be time to cut losses with the show.



    Solid episode of DH, but not one I'll rewatch on Lifetime when it does pop up in the rotation.moreless
  • Best episode since Christmas

    9.0
    Very dramatic, comedic and at times touching. I disagree about Vanessa Williams not fitting in with the show. She's great but I did think she was channelling her Wilhemina Slater in this ep until it became clear her mother also killed herself. Nice scenes with Gaby. But the writers/producers are not utilising Williams. What has she really done all season? While Susan and Paul had a nice moment which showed Paul as a human being with real feelings. Might not be grief though. Could be guilt...



    Anyway, Lynette and Tom's storyline took an interesting turn. Kept the emasculation theme fresh between the two and Bree and Andrew were good in this. His appearance is random and I had no recollection of his marriage to that guy :/ Literally had no clue who he was for about 10 minutes let alone husband! It was just nice to have Andrew back in the fold.moreless
Aaron Lustig

Aaron Lustig

Craig Lynwood

Guest Star

Michael Kagan

Michael Kagan

Board Chairman

Guest Star

Ron Melendez

Ron Melendez

Glenn Morris

Guest Star

Daniella Baltodano

Daniella Baltodano

Celia Solis

Recurring Role

Mindy Sterling

Mindy Sterling

Mitzi Kinsky

Recurring Role

Shawn Pyfrom

Shawn Pyfrom

Andrew Van de Kamp

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    • Gabrielle: You think it's okay that we still throw this party?
      Renee: Gaby, it's not a party. It's an event. Would you cancel the Oscars? Christmas? No! The invitations have been sent, the caterer's been hired. Life is for the living, so let's live.
      Gabrielle: Well, the living did buy a new dress... Versace.
      Renee: And I'm sure Beth would have loved to have seen you in that Versace.
      Gabrielle: She would have, wouldn't she?
      Renee: In a way, it could be a tribute to her.
      Gabrielle: And I did see the perfect tribute shoes at the mall.
      Renee: Now that is the spirit.

    • (Susan tries to comfort Paul)
      Susan: Paul, I want you to know how sorry I am. I can't imagine what you're going through right now. (he doesn't respond, so she sits next to him)I want you to know how grateful I am for this gift that Beth has given me. Obviously, it doesn't bring her back, but I hope it will be a small comfort to you knowing that in some way she'll live on.
      Paul: Why would that give me comfort? You're trying to tell me that my wife is dead and that you're the consolation prize?
      Susan: No, that's not what I'm saying...
      Paul: (interrupting) I hate to disappoint you, Susan. But my wife's not dead. She's very much alive.
      Susan: They told me there was no chance...
      Paul: (interrupting) I don't care what they told you. Beth is alive and I intend to keep her that way as long as possible. I'm not going to allow you to strip her for parts like some abandoned car.
      Susan: That's not what's happening here. This was Beth's idea.
      Paul: Beth was not on her right mind when she signed those forms. As far as I'm concerned, they mean nothing. And what makes you think you deserve her kidney? Was it those meals you shared with her? All the girls' nights you included her in? The little gestures of kindness you offered to make her feel less alone? Right. You gave her nothing in life. And that's exactly what you're going to get in death.

    • (Renee orders her delivery men around, preparing for the party)
      Renee: Tables and chairs go out back, chafing-dishes and flatwear in the kitchen and eyes off the boobs, but thanks for noticing.

    • Mrs. McCluskey: (to Bree, about Andrew) If I wanted a drunk homo on my couch, I would've married my college boyfriend!

    • (Bree picks up her phone in the morning)
      Bree: Hello?
      Mrs. McCluskey: It's Karen. Get your ass over here, I've got something that belongs to you. Little hint: it reeks of Mai Tais and you gave birth to it!

    • Mary Alice: (narrating) The women of Wisteria Lane look for any excuse to celebrate. A bottle of champagne when you're not expecting...(Tom and Lynette, who's holding a pregnancy test with negative results, toast and drink champagne)... a new dress for turning 39... again... (Renee gets a dress out of a bag and holds it up against her body in front of a mirror, smiling)... a triple fudge cake to reward a personal best...(Gabrielle lights up the candles on a chocolate cake meant for her daughter Celia, who is holding up a school test that reads "C+")... So when my friends heard about Susan's good fortune (Mike and Susan get out of the hospital's elevator), they just couldn't resist. (the girls are all there with flowers, balloons, etc.)
      Gabrielle: Surprise!
      The women all stare at her.
      Gabrielle: What? What are you supposed to say when someone gets an organ? (she turns to Susan) Kidney!

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