This episode had a lot of great stuff in it. I don't agree with the Lynette hate over at TWOP. I love her storylines, even if I don't think she's the ideal mom (not that the show is trying to make her out to be ideal). The time she was crying on the football field won me over.

I love this show.

Rona at February 14, 2005 08:27 AM

I can't read the TWoP forums about DH anymore for that exact reason. I love Lynette too - her inability to excel at parenting is funny to me. Plus it seems like people don't get that this show is satire - they'll buy Teri Hatcher naked in the bushes but not Lynette shaving her kid's head to get gum out.

freakgirl at February 14, 2005 08:31 AM

"Mike, you're supposed to shoot yourself WHILE she's talking, not before"

Heh. And take me with you. There's only so much Susan monologue I can take.

When I saw "rehabilitation" I thought "drug" - physical makes a lot more sense.

Janet at February 14, 2005 09:15 AM

Normally I hate it when people demand a show goes the way they want it to (I'm look at you, "shippers"), but I generally find Lynette's actions/reactions tiresome and annoying. Aside from a few key scenes it never feels like "good tv" to me, satire or no satire. Exceptions: the gum/hair thing, the gun...

As for her mean neighbor... man, Kathryn Joostens looked like hell. I'm glad she's working, though. I just watched that episode of the West Wing with Mrs. Landingham's funeral and I bawled like a baby.

Did anyone else think the Gabrielle storyline this week had no payoff? I was waiting for a good one-liner but it never came. I was reminded of that episode of Popular where the cheerleaders discover their bio teacher ("Miss Glass, sir") working the Clinique counter, which was actually filled with the funny the whole way through.

Bree-as-dominatrix strikes me as a little too obvious, especially since she already rocked the lingerie-under-the-fur-coat thing once. But the "Palestine" line was awesome.

Good forward momentum all around, I guess.

brian w at February 14, 2005 10:55 AM

How did Mike get shot? I just saw him riffling through papers, then left the room for a sec, and then he is in his truck bleeding.....

ellen at February 14, 2005 11:18 AM

While he was in that house, he went upstairs to look around, opened a door, and an old man was standing there trembling with a gun pointed at him.

The guy shot him, as I freaking would have too, if someone broke into my house.

My sister called me during the restaurant scene demanding, "WHY IS MIKE BLEEDING?" She had missed the beginning of the show and had just sat down. Funny.

freakgirl at February 14, 2005 11:27 AM

I tuned in last night at the scene where Mike is bleeding at the resturant. What neighbor's house was he in?

Marilyn at February 14, 2005 11:44 AM

Some old man we've never seen before, as far as I know.

freakgirl at February 14, 2005 11:53 AM

I feel bad for Susan. She must not be able to afford clothes so she is forced to wear lingerie wherever she goes!

Jennifer at February 14, 2005 11:54 AM

Was that not the ugliest dress you've ever seen? I mean, I don't think Edie would even be caught dead in that monstrosity.

freakgirl at February 14, 2005 12:24 PM

Off topic... but on an old rerun of "Gilmore Girls" this weekend on ABC Family (ugh), the woman who plays Mary Alice had a one-shot guest starring gig. She played the leader of the Chilton Boosters club. :-)

Keith at February 14, 2005 06:19 PM

Wasn't she on Seinfeld? Was she the one that didn't wear a bra?

Rona at February 15, 2005 08:02 AM

Yeah, she was the Braless Wonder, heir to the O! Henry candybar fortune, if I remember right. :)

freakgirl at February 15, 2005 08:49 AM

um - she also played Ruthie's principal on "Seventh Heaven". Don't ask me why I know that.

I liked parts of last night's episode, but I hated Susan's dress (seems a consensus here). The scene between Lynette's boys and the neighbor almost made me cry. Bree and Rex cracked me up ("Boise?!"). Susan complaining to her daughter about Mike's wanting kids - ugh. Gabrielle and her housekeeper - feh. This ep was definitely missing something.

elizabeth at February 15, 2005 09:22 AM
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