Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Bree is one of the best TV characters I've seen in a long time. I felt bad for Lynette's husband as well, though it is indeed for the best. I didn't even make the pharmacist connection, glad you mentioned it. Gabrielle is seeming less shallow and more like a woman who messed up and is trying to correct it. Favorite moments - Gabrielle's "you're defintiely gay" line and Susan fleeing the pool scene. Her physical comedy can get old, but that was a good one.
Gay boy kisses Gabrielle: brightly lit! camera lingers!
Gay boy kisses another gay boy: as dark as possible! behind a curvy swimming pool wall! lasts 70 milliseconds!
Between that and the parental advisory warnings before The Simpsons, I'm in a bad mood today.
Damn, now I'm in a bad mood, too.
Guys, guys, look for the bright side. In a few weeks there are going to be at least three big homos (with 66% flaming) on the Amazing Race. Better?
There was a parental advisory before the Simpsons? For real? Ugh.
I sort of have this feeling that Bree could end up being a real PFLAG-type Mom, like the one on Queer as Folk. Don't you think she'd go totally overboard?
And I hope we're not being set up for Rex collapsing from his meds just as his son comes out to him. Because, please.
Every time I watch this show I'm baffled that all the awards/publicity love is for Teri Hatcher. This show is all about Bree!!! I am so weary of Susan and her schtick, but Bree is just consistently awesome.
Damn, I missed this episode! Are they going to rerun it some time like they often do?
I don't see any re-run of the ep in the listings, Jack. Sorry :(
I liked this episode, but I had a few moments of rage with all the characters (except Gabrielle).
Lynette's storyline (forget me being mad at the character - get a fucking old lady nanny already). Why was that woman the boss' wife and not an executive? Was it family visiting day at the office? That felt bad-retro to me.
Bree: Confiscate his condoms! Hello STDs and pregnancy - so glad Rex finally got to the point on that one. That whole rant felt a bit out of character, like the writers needed that exposition for the abstinence-minded viewers. Convincing John to brutally break up with her daughter, now that was totally in character
Susan: Mommy needs a hug! No, Susan needs to stop emotionally abusing her child. I FF'd through the pool scene to make sure she didn't fall in, then watched it. I hate the shtick. She was great telling Mike off.
Memo to DH and Lost. When one character says, "The reason I came to Wisteria Lane is..." or "The reason I was shackled to a federal agent on the plane is...." and then the other character says, "No! I don't want to know!" Cut it out.
I have a feeling the next time they mention Mama Solis will be at her funeral. I do wish they would tie up some plot points before moving on to others. And definitely they should further develop Edie. There wasn't a whole lot of Mary Alice Voice Over this episode either. Not sure if that was intentional or not.
Notice Andrew didn't come out ... he gasped and yelped "I'm not gay!" But this should set off an interesting chain of events -- with the newly gay lawnmower man who "has feelings" for Andrew... mwah ha ha. Granted, however cute Andrew may be (sorry!), he's still the guy who mowed down Mama Solis and is generally a big ass.
I loved Susan telling Mike off. So good! Besides, what was he going to say? "The reason I came to Wysteria Lane ... is because I'm a hitman/private investigator who is on the hunt for the guy who killed this chick who was someone's daughter and ... oh hell, I forget why I'm here..."