Susan. She finally gets a storyline. As the show winds down. Her daughter returned for a visit. Her daughter's working on her PhD and Susan's so excited and happy that she made time for a visit. She wants Mike to pull the trampoline out of the garage because her daughter loves the trampoline and she's bought every cereal in the grocery store (every kind of cereal) because they used to do cereal dinners.
But the daughter's pregnant which Susan can handle. The father is out of the picture. Susan can handle that. What she can't handle is adoption.
I really thought that they dusted off an abortion storyline that they chickened out on and went through the script replacing "abortion" with "adoption."
I am pro-choice and I'm also pro-adoption.
I'm also pro-woman.
If a woman thinks she can't handle a baby on her own, I respect that. If she wants to have an abortion or give birth and use adoption, I respect that.
Susan can't accept (and the writers can't either) that the daughter with a part-time job and no support from the father-to-be doesn't want to be a single mother and short change her child.
Susan worked overtime to destroy the adoption -- lying to would-be adoptive parents that her daughter had mental illness, tattoos from her various times in jail, etc.
Because it was Teri Hatcher, it was amusing. She can do that. She's really talented. I just wish that they had given Susan one good storyline in the 2 years that I've watched the show.
She comforted Lynette. Let me skip to something else and come back to that.
Lynette has a bad date. It's good until she invites him home for dessert and he finds out she really means something from the fridge (as opposed to sex). She feels awful.
At this point, Bree walks out with her latest one-night stand. She walks him to her truck and the women (Lynette, Susan and Gabby) are basically making fun of her, basically calling her a slut.
I found that very offensive. If Bree, a grown woman who's raised two children and works for a living, wants to have sex with a different guy, that's her business.
Lynette goes out with the guy again. She takes him to the bedroom and she cries and cries. She tells Renee she thinks she's ruined it.
I'm thinking, "Do you ever go to work, Lynette? Didn't Gabby hire you and Renee to redo her house? And wasn't that supposed to be done before Carlos got home? He's just got 14 more days in rehab."
But Lynette brings up Bree and Renee notes she's glad Bree's loosened up and that she took Bree drinking --
Lynette calls a pow-wow.
But apparently Cracker Mama Lynette felt it was important to leave out the only Black woman in the neighborhood. She also insults Renee saying she's self-involved and misses things.
Excuse me, but I believe it was Renee who stopped Bree from killing herself and I believe it was Renee who moved in with Bree to make sure she didn't try again.
But they do an 'intervention' and do it without Renee.
Bree tells them to go to hell. Good for Bree.
She tells them if they're such good friends, why didn't they know that she checked into a hotel room with a bottle and a gun, determined to take her own life.
If they're such good friends, when Bree came to Lynette for help why did Lynette send her away.
Bree points out that they knew she was a leader and able to handle things and they used that when Carlos killed Gabby's step-father and then, when things got rough, they turned on her for holding it together.
Bree goes back to the bar. A man tries to pick her up. She tells him she's not interested. He tries to assault her in the parking lot and Orson shows up and tasers him.
Renee (Vanessa Williams) had that one scene. Nothing else.
Lynette is a lousy friend, a lousy wife and a lousy person. And for someone being judgmental about Bree's sex life, it was pretty weird that she chose to brag to her potential boyfriend that "I was a whore in college."
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