Desperate Housewives

Season 7 Episode 19

The Lies Ill-Concealed

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Apr 24, 2011 on ABC
8.3
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Gabrielle must meet Bree under a cloak of secrecy when Carlos forbids their friendship after learning the truth about his mother's death. Meanwhile, saved by the late Beth Young's kidney donation, Susan begins to have some inappropriate dreams about Paul, and Lynette is reluctant to be the "plus one" when she accompanies Tom to a weekend conference featuring the nation's top executives. Felicia Tilman (guest star Harriet Sansom Harris) tries to regain Mrs. McCluskey's trust in her campaign to bring down Paul Young.moreless

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  • A classic episode Desperate Housewives :)

    8.0
    This was a nice little episode that reminded me of the first 3 seasons. Gaby & Bree had some amazing moments in this episode which provided a great comic relief. I especially loved the scene with the cake at the end. And there was also an interesting twist at the end of this episode with this story when Gaby moved in with Bree and practically chose her over Carlos. She brought her daughters with her, so that should be fun to watch in the next episode.



    Felicia & Karen had some decent scenes and it looks like Felicia succeeded getting Karen on her side. Interesting to know that Karen was involved in this framing of Paul as she knew Felicia was alive. Great flashback from season 2 was added. Harriet Sansom Harris is such an amazing actress. I hope she can land a role in Marc Cherry´s new pilot.



    Susan having inappropriate dreams about Paul was fun to watch, but it is quite boring that they get along so well now. Mike was such a pain in the ass as always. I just cannot stand him.



    Lynette was also very funny when she pretended to be someone else and was called to give a speech on the stage LOL. But I feel that there is not much to do with the Scavos. It is always the same storyline with them. I loved Lee in this episode and that he was actually a part of this "PLUS ONE" storyline.



    Renee had only 2 brief scenes, one in the opening narration of Mary Alice and the second one when she told Lynette that it is better to be wife than first wife. It is sad to see how underused and actually pointless is this character. I feel sorry for Vanessa Williams. She can do better.moreless
  • An episode that hit all the right beats, 'The Lies Ill-Concealed' had a lot of great material and felt true to form.

    10
    A 10 out of 10 score for an episode that had a lot to recommend it. Bree and Gabby shining the brightest of the housewives tonight with their amazing cake making sequence. I agree with Gabby's decision to leave Carlos due to his ultimatum (making Gabby choose her friends or him) but I didn't see her moving out of her own accord. Still a fantastic episode with some amazing Gabby quotes and a wonderful sequence in which Bree finally admitted her affair with Karl (amazing she kept that under her hat for so long). Lynette on the other hand was the weak plot for the night with her wish to be apart of the A team. I did love her interactions with Lee and her big speech to try and get the other Plus ones on her side BUT she I agree that the payoff for this plot was not strong enough. The sudden return of herself and Tom to the lane was very rushed and I felt it was strange they waited till they got home to deal with their issues. Wonderful little scene with Renee BUT I wish she had more screen time, very underused this week. Susan and Paul's interactions were very nice with a wonderful sequence at Susan's old dining table where they discussed Mary Alice and their past. I hope a reconciliation can be made between them but with Susan getting deeper and deeper into the mystery this seems unlikely. Finally Felicia and McClusky's sequence bought a new connection between them to light which was a very awesome revelation. The flashback to Season 2 was just right and raises my hope for further flashbacks in the final episodes, hopefully one including Mary Alice. The reference to dinner with Mary Alice made by Susan does give me hope we will see a flashback to a neighbourhood dinner with her in the final episode but we can only hope.



    Overall a fantastic episode with plenty of references, great one liners and some excellent set up for future episodes. A lot to look forward to in the final four episodes of Season 7 :Dmoreless
  • 719

    7.5
    Another great episode of Desperate Housewives this season. While the show does not have any really big or exciting storylines building up that we will see explode in the finale (sorry, the Paul thing is not doing it for me) but they are having a lot of great one-off plots, so that works for me. The whole thing with Lynette was absolutely perfect with her stealing the lantern and then being forced to give the speech. I know that they had me yelling, "Oh, no!" at the screen when Meg Butler was called up to the podium. The Gaby and Bree thing felt like something ripped from The Brady Bunch, but it was good, harmless fun too.



    Funny, simple episode of D House tonight. Just a good way to spend your Sunday.moreless
  • Great episode!

    9.0
    This episode of Desperate Housewives was hilarious! The story line with Lynette and Lee was so funny seeing Lynette's attempts at rebellion from being a "plus one". It kept the show lighthearted and added some humour. As for Gabby and Bree, the idea for the pie incident was great, especially when Bree pushed the kids out of the way to deliver the pie to Gabby. Although those two story lines were quite funny, I didn't like Susan's sudden friendship with Paul Young. I sense a secret affair coming with them, but I really hope it doesn't happen because I like Mike but I hate Paul.moreless
  • The Lies Ill-Concealed

    10
    The Lies Ill-Concealed was another perfect episode of Desperate Housewives because all the plot lines are really building up for a culmination of events. I thought Lynette was hilarious in her mission to see a key speaker at an executive conference she accompanied Tom to. Her actions caused a little conflict for the couple and I can't wait to see how it works out. Renee is a good friend by showing Lynette the true cost of Tom's new found success. I thought it was cool how Susan wants to help Paul, though she is having naughty dreams about him. Mike doesn't understand her position which causes some strife for them. Felicia continues her plan by regaining the trust of Mrs. McKluskey who has a dark secret of her own. Gaby, Carlos, Andrew and Bree have been through a lot with each other and it was interesting to see how Carlos dealt with Mother and Child seperately. Gaby makes a decision and stands for her friendship with Bree. I look forward to watching the next episode!!!!!!!moreless
Madison Leisle

Madison Leisle

Kid

Guest Star

Alison Martin

Alison Martin

Dr. Lippman

Guest Star

Elizabeth Tsing

Elizabeth Tsing

Instructor

Guest Star

Daniella Baltodano

Daniella Baltodano

Celia Solis

Recurring Role

Orson Bean

Orson Bean

Roy Bender

Recurring Role

Harriet Sansom Harris

Harriet Sansom Harris

Felicia Tilman

Recurring Role

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