Desperate Housewives

Season 7 Episode 2

You Must Meet My Wife

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Oct 03, 2010 on ABC
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Episode Fan Reviews (9)

8.3
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210 votes
  • Susan Has Second Thoughts About Her New Racy Job And Bree Gets Involved With A Young Contractor. Another New Neighbor Arrives On Wisteria Lane.

    10
    "Desperate Housewives" has started the season on the right note. I know it's only the second episode of the season but the show is hitting all the right notes. Drama, emotional and funny moments. I could not agree more with the other reviewers. This has got to be one of the funniest episodes of the series to date. I enjoyed this episode very much and all the storylines were entertaining. Bree's and Gaby's storyline was pure gold, it was the highlight of this episode. Marcia Cross and Eva Longoria work very well together. I hope the writers keep them together. They make a very good duo. Lynette's and Renee's storyline was great! Susan's new job has not interested me very much but I'll give it a try. Susan's and Mike's scene was the funniest scene in this episode. As usually, Mark Moses (Paul) was excellent here. His wife looks interesting. I really like Mark's acting. Bree's and Keith's side story is very good and entertaining. Let's hope she finds love. Overall, a very good episode filled with many memorable and funny moments.
  • pretty good....

    9.0
    the seventh season seems to be going ok so far with some decent and enjoyable storylines coming to the surface...
    the bree storyline is ok but nothing special i mean cant they find bree anything to do other then have relationships with men...
    lynette had an ok week i am intriged by renee and toms secret im sure they just slep togther or something but i would like it to be something more original
    gaby had an ok storyline but this whole baby swap storyline kind of feels like the type of storyline a daytime soap would do
    susan's porn storyline is pretty funny i admit it is abit daft but i am enjoying it
    it was nice to meet pauls wife she is abit crazy and i am excited to see where that character is going to go and what plans paul has for the residents of wisteria lane
  • Enjoyable but nothing special.

    8.0
    The 7th season of Desperate Housewives seems to be going okay. It's still funny, dramatic and entertaining but nothing special seems to stand out these days. I'm looking forward to more of the Gabby storyline as she hasn't got very interesting things in the past few seasons. If done well it could be great.

    Susan walking on the internet for men to get extra money is quite amusing, far fetched but funny. While I like Renee, I did think her having history with Tom was a little predictable. The relationship between her and Lynette is an interesting one though. Bree is a character who has changed hugely. While I enjoyed her storyline with Keith, the Bree from the first few seasons would never be interested in him.

    Paul Young's return has me intrigued, his relationship with his wife was strange and should be a good part to the season. Hopefully this season will pick up a bit more!
  • This episode belongs to Marcia Cross, Mark Moses and Eva Longoria-Parker

    9.5
    This episode definately falls into the top ten of funny episodes. Especially the opening scenes

    The moment Bree runs over little-Junita i was laughing. Then the scenes in the hospital - Paul Young offering to pray much to the surprise of the residents and Gabby's telling off Bree (Next time SWERVE!) made me laugh even harder.

    Once again, its nice to see Marcia Cross embrace her sex side as she gradually falls for her hunk of a handyman. Teri Hatcher also proves to be rather sexy in her new role, though her guilt is slowly growing. Meanwhile Vanessa Willams and Flicka Huffman have great chemistry, though I wonder what Tom is hiding.

    Eva Longoria Parker proves she owns the role of Gabrielle. Her comedy routine (sex sleeping and her exclamtion of Junitia's French!) swiftly changes to sadness when Carlos tells her the God Awful Truth. We don't hear what he says but we can see how devestated she really is.

    Oh and Paul's Prison Wife Beth arrives. She is scared of Paul but why? What is that man up to?
  • Eva Longoria Prker is just hilarious!

    10
    This was another great instalment of Desperate Housewives, and I really found a lot of hilarious moments throughout this episode. Eva Longoria Parker made a few hilarious comments, mainly about her daughter's (or so'called duaghter's) size, which were quite means, but hilarius!

    The variuos storylines developed nicely, and now Vanessa Williams is officially moving in to be one of the 'desperate' housewives.

    Speaking of desperate housewives, things are getting interesting for Susan. I wonder how long she can keep her little secret!

    Keep it up, Desperate Housewives! I'm enjoying the new aeason thus far, and I would highly recommend hthis episode! Great work, and I can't wait for more!
  • One secret is revealed, another is hinted at and a new face on the Lane offers some shake-ups.

    8.0
    I'm quite surprised they've decided to have Gabby find out the truth about Juanita so early in the year as I figured they'd drag it out more. But it was well done with Gabby convinced she cheated and jumping through hoops with a crazy excuse. But that shot of Carlos telilng her and her reaction was excellently done by Parker, makes you feel the pain of her loss and can't wait to see it develop.

    The Susan plotline continues to be dumb but am liking the one of Bree and her handyman with Bree worried about age (and her past romantic troubles) but willing to take a chance, good for her. The Lynette/Renee battle continues to get interesting with Lynette refusing to believe in "male postpardum depression" and Renee giving her a talking to on how she should treat Tom better. But the hint that Tom and Renee once had a thing is very interesting and a major surprise and that should bring fireworks when Lynette finds out. So a couple nice moves that shift things for the Lane and continue to have the season off to a good start.
  • Bree struggles with her feelings for Keith, Lynette doesn't like Renee interfering with her marriage, Susan continues with her new job, Gaby discovers something horrible and Beth Young arrives on Wisteria Lane.

    7.5
    THE PREMISE

    After last week, it was noticeable Desperate Housewives was going back to its roots. Not only because of digging up old storylines, but also because of the sphere of the show. The tense, hostile environment that S1-2 had seemed to return a bit, and episode 7.02, "You Must Meet My Wife", continued that trend.

    THE BAD

    As usual, I start with the bad stuff. While I still like Susan's storyline and because it's what we've all come to expect of this character's storyline, it provided for the comedy aspect of the episode. What I didn't like was the sitcom-y way they handled it with and the cliché melodramatic ending (Susan getting her money from Maxine, looking at Mike's flowers). It is okay for an episode or so, but it's something that gets old quickly. I did like Maxine though, Lainie Kazan is really getting into her role as the voluptuous landlord and I hope they don't get rid of her too soon.

    THE MEDIOCRE

    Bree has come a long way since we've met her, almost exactly 6 years ago, and while it's up for discussion if her transformation has been positive, I like what they're doing to her. She still has this stepford wife vibe going on, but she's slowly coming out of her shell. We saw it happen when she first met Orson, and now it's happening again, but with a totally different person on the other side. I've really grown to like the character Keith and even though you'd laugh if you saw people like them being a couple in real life, I really like them together. Good to see Andrew again, too. The only thing that prevented me from putting this under 'good', is Bree driving over people twice. The second time wasn't necessary and it was just unnecessarily making things lighter, something they really have to stop doing.

    At first, I was going say this was bad, but I was really surprised they had Carlos confess at the end, so I gave them some credit for that. Otherwise, the whole Gaby storyline was not that good and the whole 'sexomnia' thing was plain stupid. I didn't like Gaby's french history either (doesn't make a lot of sense, taking place around S4), but I liked the ending and I'm curious to see how it goes on.

    THE GOOD

    While I'm really tired of stories about Tom's stupid behaviour and I don't like they're coming up with a love history between him and Renee, I like they're taking a step towards the risk of breaking up the show's most stable couple. Felicity had some good scenes and she still has the chemistry with Doug, but they need to do something here. I know it might take a while before Lynette finds out, but I like it. Good to see they're going back to Edie's old house with Renee, too. She's been at the Scavo's house long enough and it's time for our new vixen to spread her wings and annoy other people.

    Beth Young arrives on the Lane and she immedeately takes a spot in my heart. The clumsyness, insecurity she brings along really add to a character we haven't seen before on DH and I really like her. Emily Bergl did a great job on her first episode and even though she in the danger zone (as a guest star) to be kicked off 'round the holidays, I hope they keep her around for a while. Her relationship with Paul really reminded me of the vibe Paul had in S1 and it's something the show's really been missing lately. The last time they managed to do something like this was probably with Katherine's secret in S4.
    Paul's prayer circle was hilarious and for now, they're really staying true to the character we knew in the first years of the show, and I hope they manage to keep it that way. Definitely the best part of the episode.

    THE VERDICT

    As you probably can tell, this episode was kind of a mixed bag for me, with every storyline having its pro's and con's, but is still was more entertaining television than last week. It might have been a bit slow, but it was definitely better than the premiere and a step in the good direction.
  • See Summary

    9.5
    You Must Meet My Wife was a hilarious yet emotionally touching episode. We've seen lots of new faces on Wisteria Lane, and today we met Paul Young's new wife. With this new direction, we see an even darker side of Paul. Lynette and Renee's relationship is challenged, but they make it through the day. I think we will see this put to the test in the future as well. Tom is keeping a big secret, and Renee's recent decision doesn't make it any easier. Gaby's world is shattered as she learns the truth. It really touched viewers, thinking about being in that situation. Bree was fun to watch, as she was a school girl all over again. Susan was the best, after she got into her new job, when Mike came home early and she was dancing. The episode had some good laughs, deep thoughts, and youthful fun. This show is great, and continues to intrigue.
  • 702

    6.0
    Another pretty boring episode of Desperate Housewives, showing me that this series could be in some serious trouble.

    Honestly, was there anyone who did not know that Tom and Rene were going to have a past? Easily predictable and that disappoints me as D House is a show that usually shakes things up and tries to be fresh.

    Speaking of predictability, who did not Bree hitting Brian Austin Green for that matter? I thought this show moved past the women sleeping with the help, but I guess old habits die hard sometimes.

    Just a mediocre episode of a show that is usually very good.
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