Don't you love that?
Okay, Desperate Housewives from last night.
First, dialogue wise, it was the best episode of the season with some genuinely funny lines.
Second, Susan's off in another storyline that will add up to nothing for her character or the others. The writers really don't know what to do with her. Teri Hatcher's a great actress and, one more time, the show is very lucky to have her playing Susan because, any other actress, you'd be yawning and saying, "Why is this even on?"
Lynette. How I hate her. She had to compete with the woman Tom's dating. First by 'making' a cat costume for her daughter. Renee (Vanessa Williams) told her it did look like a cat, that had gone through a coyote. Renee had a friend who had won Tonys for his costume designs. Lynette was surprised that he'd do a kid's costume. Renee said he had to support his coke habit. And Lynette said something like, "Great! That means he'll work fast." However she said it, it was a funny line from her.
And I was starting to warm up to her. But?
Do you know the Pussycat Dolls?
Is that their name?
Well Lynette's costume arrives and that's what it looks like. And her daughter comes downstairs in it and Tom hits the roof but his new girlfriend covers for Lynette and they go upstairs and she fixes the costume for Lynette. She explains about her divorce and says nice things about Lynette to Lynette.
And then Lynette asks her to stop seeing Tom and that's when I thought, "Lynette, you need therapy."
Renee used some sort of 'romantic' drug on herself for her date with Ben (the Australian). He asked her out again and she at first played hard to get saying she didn't remember him. She made him get down on his knees to ask her out. Their date was Halloween and she didn't like that they kept be interrupted by trick or treaters.
While he's finishing up dinner in the kitchen, she grabs the door to hand out candy and the kids run from the porch screaming. She can't figure it out.
She's allergic to that thing she took and she broke out in hives all over her face and neck.
He takes her to the hospital where they give her cortizone and the hives go down.
Carlos is drinking -- and seeing Gabby's dead step-father at the door when a teenager comes by.
Bree, Gabby and Lynette hit the woods because Tuesday the place gets plowed up for Ben's new development. They've got shovels and are going to dig up the step-father's corpse and move it somewhere.
This is where the writers messed up.
Let me tell you first that someone yells at them in the woods -- maybe the cop Bree was dating? They scatter and regroup and there's no body in the dug up grave.
Now here's where the writers messed up.
Gabby, Lynette and Bree did not know that they were not going to find the body. So they should have been discussing what they were going to do with it. They never did. That was your clue that they were going to discover the body was gone.
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