Favourite line:

"Hey, Paul, how'd you get the fat lip?"

"The usual way...asking too many questions."

Remy at November 8, 2004 08:35 AM

It seems weird to me that Mary Alice would have kept "Dana's" baby blanket in a box in the garage when everything else related to the baby was in a trunk encased in concrete under the pool.

I mean, you'd think they would have been more thorough.

So I'm not convinced that the contents of the box were really this secret second child. I'm also not convinced that Zach "did" whatever the crime was: he could have been a witness.

But, really, I'm trying not to think about all that. Mostly I'm just guffawing over the "scrotum" line.

brian w at November 8, 2004 08:36 AM

Well, Zach did do something - as he said to Bree, "My mom killed herself because of something I did."

Interesting, interesting...

freakgirl at November 8, 2004 08:38 AM

My local network pre-empted it with football. :(:(

genevieve at November 8, 2004 08:57 AM

This is the only show I'm religiously watching this year and I'm loving it. Forgiving the holes in the story for the greatness that overtakes them. Word is that a major character is getting killed off in the next couple of episodes. Not one of the four women, though. Any ideas? Oh..no spoilers though if you really do know.

charlie at November 8, 2004 09:08 AM

I don't think Zach did it either. I think the father did it and made Zach think it was his fault when he was too young to know better, and he's been carrying it around with him every since.

I don't think the father put Zach away to protect him, only to protect himself.

Back to when Zach decked his dad right before Bree came to the door (past ep), I still really think it was out of frustration and not because Zach has the upper hand. If Zach had any upper hand, I believe his father would be fanning him with palm fronds and feeding him grapes rather than secluding him in a children's mental clinic with no visitor status.

Okay, show of hands...who actually calls their in-laws "Mama" or
"Papa" plus the surname of their spouse? That is so freaking annoying!

Maggie at November 8, 2004 09:24 AM

Yeah, the whole Zach thing is disturbing. I don't know...I still think he has a "rage" side to him that's controlled by medication. But it could be the dad...he certainly is sketchy as hell.

freakgirl at November 8, 2004 09:37 AM

I think the "thing" Zach did was send the note. Maybe he thinks she got it before she died and that's why she killed herself. And SHE'S the one that killed the baby...

Rain at November 8, 2004 10:48 AM

ooooooooooooh. Maybe the Dad killed the baby, or did the bad thing, or whatever, and Zach saw. And the reason they're medicating him is so he doesn't remember. Oooooh, Rain, great theory.

freakgirl at November 8, 2004 10:55 AM

And maybe whoever killed baby Dana also killed Lynette's other two children!

Rain at November 8, 2004 12:05 PM

Man, we need to MOVE ON over Lynette's other kids. They're not important to the storyline, LET THEM GO. Hell, just look at The OC - they sent Marissa's little not-important sister to boarding school, where she will presumably never be heard from again. :)

freakgirl at November 8, 2004 12:28 PM

Or maybe it'll be like daytime soaps and she'll come back in 6 months having aged 10-12 years.
I agree that we probably shouldn't be holding this show to the strictest level of continuity/plausibility, should we?

Mike at November 8, 2004 12:34 PM

The storyline sticking with me this week is Bree berating Rex about HIS sexual problems??? I am wondering how that will go when she actually comes out and accuses him.

I Kept picturing Bree holding him down screaming at him (ala Heathers) - 'Say it, you like big ****s'

Or was that just me?

Todd at November 8, 2004 01:37 PM

Well, you know, the guy who "cries when he ejaculates" probably has some issues that need to be openly dealt with. ;)

freakgirl at November 8, 2004 01:48 PM

I would probably let the Lynette's other kids thing go a lot easier if I liked the show more (I like it ok) and if it didn't happend so quickly into the season and without ANY explanation. I just think it's laziness on their part and it makes me distrust the show's storytellers.

Rain at November 8, 2004 02:00 PM

Also, I do think they are important to the storyline in that, as I've said before, the fact that Lynette had FOUR kids very quickly partly defined her character.

Sorry. It just really bugs me!

Rain at November 8, 2004 02:02 PM

Rain - I noticed last night that there was a baby monitor on the table where they were playing poker. I was like - "Oh, the baby's back!" But then they never showed her.

Gabrielle is wearing on me, but I liked everyone else's storyline last night. I want more Susan, though!

elizabeth at November 8, 2004 03:47 PM

I seem to remember at the beginning of the episode Lynette told someone she could only talk for a bit because the baby had just gone to sleep. Maybe she said the twins were asleep and I misheard. It doesn't explain why she had 18 hours straight to sew. If the other kids don't come back, we're just going to have to accept the unnatural adjustments that come with the start of a new show.
Todd- I really was yelling something similar at the tv when Bree was confronting Rex. I hope my neighbors didn't hear, eek.

Parker at November 8, 2004 06:02 PM

Well, when Zach said "My mom killed herself because of something I did," my first thought was that it was a red herring.

Sort of like how kids always think their parents are getting divorced because of something they did. Only, you know, a lot more mobid.

brian w at November 8, 2004 10:18 PM

Watched it last night (Tivo). Anyhow, I'm full of comments, but the one thing I'd like to toss on the table here: "Eagle State" on the License Plates. I slightly disappointed they're not committing to a real geographical area. At first I was thinking it was somewhere in Northern California, then Chicago Burbs, then I finally get a plate on a car I can see... and it's "Eagle State".

The whole show is happening in Kimberly's Brain. Along with "Lost".

S.John at November 9, 2004 07:59 AM

OH! My favorite line was Gabby's Spit Take at "the abstinence club". Bwhahaha!!!!!!111

S.John at November 9, 2004 08:00 AM

I missed about five minutes of the show because I was mentally re-arranging my friends, relatives and neighbors into "Likes Scrotum" and "Doesn't Like Scrotum". Some were tough, like my sister, who probably only likes scrotum that can buy her expensive stuff. Hence the five minutes.

Mike at November 10, 2004 05:11 AM
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