Desperate Housewives

Season 7 Episode 19

The Lies Ill-Concealed

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Apr 24, 2011 on ABC

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  • An episode that hit all the right beats, 'The Lies Ill-Concealed' had a lot of great material and felt true to form.

    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 :D