There was finally a new episode of Desperate Houseweives on sunday. if you missed it, click here to watch it at Hulu.
Bree's son is now having drunken episodes and she pointed out that alcoholism runs in the family (she's an alcoholic). Beth is brain dead ("she seems like a clinger, I bet she'll be around for months," Renee declared). She wanted Susan to have her kidney (remember, the last new episode ended with Beth showing up at the hospital, turning in the donor paperwork and then shooting herself in the head). Paul (her husband) declared Beth wasn't in her right mind and that Susan wasn't going to get her kidney.
Bree and her son were probably my favorite scenes. He came to the place where he could admit he had some problems (including his husband walking out on him). After that, my favorite scenes were with Renee and Gabby which started out humorous and ended up serious. Beth's suicide attempt had Gabby realizing Renee's mother took her own life. Vanessa Williams really nailed her scenes. She could have gone for cheap theatrics or easy sympathy. Instead, she stayed true to Renee and I think she did a great job.
Lynette was my least favorite. She was too manipulative and too mean.
And I cried like a baby when Paul showed up at Susan's and told her she was getting the kidney. She was surprised. So was I.
Paul: I would be very grateful to you if you could forget a lot of the things I said.
Susan: You were right, Paul. I was terrible to Beth [. . .] Why would she do this for me when I did nothing to deserve it?
Except for Lynette, it was a great episode and probably the strongest of the whole season.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):