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DJariya
01-04-09, 02:09 PM
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Synopsis:



Bree clashes with Alex's mother (Joanna Cassidy) for their sons' affections; Gaby urges Carlos to take a six-figure job, even though it means spending more time away from home; Susan turns to Lee for company while Jackson is away; Lynette catches Preston talking to Porter on the phone; and Edie grows weary of Dave, whose strange behavior hasn't abated.

MadonnasManOne
01-04-09, 09:56 PM
LOFL! Best line of the night went to Bob. After a drunken night in which Susan believes she has slept with Lee, Bob says, in response to Susan saying that Lee slept on the couch in the guest room, "Oh, thank God! After a few drinks, Lee will bang anything that moves and has facial hair!" Even funnier was the laughter from Gabby! That was classic! Absolute hilarity!

MrX
01-04-09, 10:06 PM
I hope Warren Schilling kills all the Scavos.

davidh777
01-05-09, 02:38 AM
WTF! My HD switched to SD for about 20 minutes starting at 9:25.

Gabby pushing Carlos to take the job even after the dinner was obnoxious and not funny, shoes or no shoes.

Good for Edie for pushing out Dave. :thumbsup:

No Dana Delany. :down:

DJariya
01-05-09, 04:35 AM
It was an okay episode. It sucked that Dana Delany and James Denton were MIA.

I didn't really like how the Edie and Dave situation played out.

I was really disappointed in Gabby. She was starting to display some humanity and not think about herself for a change and then she pushes Carlos to take a job he doesn't want so she can go back to malls and shop again. :down:

MadonnasManOne
01-05-09, 05:37 AM
I didn't have any problem with the HD switching to SD. This is the first time I got to watch the show in HD, as I just got my HDTV a few days before Christmas! It sure looked nice!

I was REALLY annoyed with Gabby. I thought she had finally given up being so materialistic, and was actually enjoying life as a wife and mother. Apparently not.

I LOVED Edie pushing Dave out. Wouldn't you, if you were married to someone so damn creepy?

Bree just blurting out that she had bought a house for Andrew and his future husband, even though she hadn't actually bought it, was CLASSIC Bree. I loved it!

I don't know what Mr. X is on, but, why would you want the Scavos to killed?

Chew
01-05-09, 07:44 AM
Gabby's laugh. :lol:

Red Dog
01-05-09, 08:51 AM
I don't know what Mr. X is on, but, why would you want the Scavos to killed?

Because they are all beyond annoying?

PacMan2006
01-05-09, 08:57 AM
So do you think Lynette would've really tried to kill Schilling, or was she bluffing?

MadonnasManOne
01-05-09, 09:05 AM
So do you think Lynette would've really tried to kill Schilling, or was she bluffing?

A little of both, actually. I believe she certainly hoped Preston would agree to talk to Porter and convince him to come home, and she wouldn't have to run over Warren Schilling. However, I also believe that she would have killed him, had Preston not agreed. She seems dead serious about protecting her children. I wish she would have run over Warren Schilling anyway, the sick bastard. Any man who abuses a woman, or anyone else for that matter, needs to be taken out of society!

Red Dog
01-05-09, 09:31 AM
So do you think Lynette would've really tried to kill Schilling, or was she bluffing?

I figure when they were in the car, she was bluffing. We never even saw the guy, so she could have just driven to any random bar and said what she said.

Bandoman
01-05-09, 12:13 PM
If she really intended to kill Schilling, she wouldn't have brought Preston along with her. She would have just done it, knowing that Porter would come home when he heard the news.

Snowmaker
01-05-09, 12:39 PM
I was really disappointed in Gabby. She was starting to display some humanity and not think about herself for a change and then she pushes Carlos to take a job he doesn't want so she can go back to malls and shop again. :down:

I disagree. Its time to bring back hot Gabby.

Jadzia
01-05-09, 12:40 PM
"Oh, thank God! After a few drinks, Lee will bang anything that moves and has facial hair!" Even funnier was the laughter from Gabby! That was classic! Absolute hilarity!

rotfl - That was great!

I also liked Gaby's line "I've taken care of the blind for the last 5 years, it's not that fulfulling!" :lol:

One thing I don't understand is if Preston believes that guy is going to kill Porter, wouldn't he be scared to pretend to be Porter? That doesn't make sense.

Glad to see Lynnette's hair is finally looking good again. It no longer looks like her cancer wig.

MrE
01-05-09, 12:56 PM
Not a fan of the Edie/Dave action. She sends him packing for not disclosing details about his life before they got married? Sounds like next ep. someone reminds Edie she was viewed as the whore of Wisteria Lane.

Red Dog
01-05-09, 01:30 PM
One thing I don't understand is if Preston believes that guy is going to kill Porter, wouldn't he be scared to pretend to be Porter? That doesn't make sense.



I had the same thought - it makes no sense at all. I've gotten to the point where I just don't care what happens with that storyline.

Gunde
01-05-09, 03:22 PM
Not a fan of the Edie/Dave action. She sends him packing for not disclosing details about his life before they got married? Sounds like next ep. someone reminds Edie she was viewed as the whore of Wisteria Lane.
Yeah that was THE overreaction of the new year

DVD Josh
01-05-09, 03:40 PM
Gabby's response was totally valid. They struggled for 5 years, sacrificed everything for Carlos. Now it's his turn to support his family. I agree with her.

Red Dog
01-05-09, 03:44 PM
Gabby's response was totally valid. They struggled for 5 years, sacrificed everything for Carlos. Now it's his turn to support his family. I agree with her.

Yeah, that's pretty much what I thought too. Plus there is no reason why Carlos couldn't contribute time to the blind voluntarily, not to mention cash.

davidh777
01-05-09, 04:41 PM
I didn't have any problem with the HD switching to SD. This is the first time I got to watch the show in HD, as I just got my HDTV a few days before Christmas! It sure looked nice!

I'd had issues with my ABC HD so this was the first ep I was watching in HD. I noticed the 1.33 before noticing the change in clarity.

So do you think Lynette would've really tried to kill Schilling, or was she bluffing?

My guess was bluffing, but I agree she could have done it

Not a fan of the Edie/Dave action. She sends him packing for not disclosing details about his life before they got married? Sounds like next ep. someone reminds Edie she was viewed as the whore of Wisteria Lane.

I don't know, she's been getting bad vibes about him for a long time from McCluskey etc. so maybe this was just the last straw.

dpz301
01-05-09, 07:35 PM
No Dana Delany. :down:
i thought something was missing.

decent episode though. some funny lines with gabby as mentioned already.

tofu
01-05-09, 08:45 PM
The episode was pretty "meh" for me. Although I did find it funny when Gabby was laughing at Susan possibly sleeping with the gay neighbor and then throwing the box at her and Gabby saying "ow"

marty888
01-06-09, 08:14 AM
Is Gale Harold coming back? Or will he continue to be a voice on the phone until he's written out?

Chew
01-06-09, 08:18 AM
Is Gale Harold coming back? Or will he continue to be a voice on the phone until he's written out?

He was in a motorcycle accident a while back, which explains him being missing the last few episodes and being on the phone in this one. I'm pretty sure they said he would be back at some point.

cliffzig
01-06-09, 11:05 AM
Is Gale Harold coming back? Or will he continue to be a voice on the phone until he's written out?

I wouldn't miss him. His hair is too distracting.

DJariya
01-06-09, 01:58 PM
I saw the Spurs/Heat game last night, which Eva attended, and her hair is back to it's old length. So, I guess we'll be seeing Hot and Materialistic Gabby very soon.

riley_dude
01-06-09, 03:39 PM
I agree with other posters who are hating the Scavos. God they are annoying.
Glad they actually gave the gay characters something to do other than smirk or make a snide comment. Loved the scenes with Lee and Susan but that didn't look like any gay bar I have ever seen.

riley_dude
01-09-09, 12:31 PM
While it was great to hear from out-of-town Jackson on this week's episode of Desperate Housewives, surely Susan would prefer that her pretty painter beau be with her in the (abundant) flesh, to keep their nascent romance percolating. But when, if ever, might the lovers really reconnect?

Although Gale Harold — who was critically injured in an Oct. 14 motorcycle accident, fracturing a shoulder and, by one account, developing swelling on the brain — was able to drop by the Housewives set to record Jackson's aforementioned phone call, a timetable for the actor's on-screen return still is up in the air.

"We are working on bringing him back to the show. We just don't know when," Housewives producers say in a statement to TVGuide.com. "Because we had to work around his absence, the story doesn't require him immediately. But we would like to have him back on the show very soon."

To buy some time, Housewives wrote in a phone call establishing that Jackson had reconnected with a pal in Riverton and wanted Susan to move to be with him. Judging by Susan's initial reaction to the suggestion — and her subsequent all-night bender with Lee — Edie probably shouldn't put a "For Sale" sign outside the Mayers house anytime soon.

As Harold continues to recuperate fully from his accident, rumors have swirled that he might not ever return to Housewives, or at least not until next season. Rebuffing such buzz, his spokesperson assures us, "Gale is terrific," adding, "He's the Gale we know and love."

Similarly, Housewives producers described Harold's recent drop-by as "fantastic," saying, "He looks great, he's completely himself and we had a wonderful time."