DaisyLou2 at October 24, 2005 09:32 AM

It sucked.

Marcia Cross's little meltdown was terrible. Terrible! Bad writing, weird acting choice, even bad framing on the part of the camera person. Bad, bad, bad.

It ruined my night.

brian w at October 24, 2005 11:19 AM

This episode featured more freaky neck syndrome, this time it was Bree when she was yelling about Rex at the reburial. So strange.. you'd think she would clue in that maybe he actually WAS poisoned. Idiotic.

Soosan at October 24, 2005 11:25 AM

I think that Bree thinks so highly of George that she isn't even putting 2 + 2 together. Which is what's so annoying to me about the insurance investigator/cops 'cuz I'm like "WHY DON'T YOU JUST ASK HER WHERE REX GOT THE MEDICINE FOR HIS HEART PROBLEM?!?!?!" Ugh.

I loved the part with Gabrielle & Carlos and the new lawyer. Hee.


sar at October 24, 2005 11:53 AM

HA! Lonnie was the greatest part of the episode. What ruined the show for me last night was the cemetary scene. It was lifted in staging DIRECTLY from Steel Magnolias and I watched it going are you kidding me?


Charlie at October 24, 2005 12:35 PM

"Due to circumstances involving neighbors and a crockpot of mulled wine, freakgirl has not yet viewed Desperate Housewives."
Sounds like a story idea for DH.

John at October 24, 2005 03:57 PM

Just watched it.

My big annoyance this episode ...

Week 1, Caleb is presumably so dangerous that they need to bring a gun to the basement with them, and he's in chains.

Week 2, he justifies these precautions when he busts out of the kitchen like a lunatic, screaming, and has to be knocked unconscious with a pan.

But this week, apparently he's so docile that he doesn't need cuffs, Betty goes down there alone, turns her back on him to make the bed, and leaves the door barely latched.


GeekBoy at October 24, 2005 08:01 PM

I read a comment on another board where they questioned Betty et al and the house they live in. I can't remember myself... but didn't they move into Mary Alice's house? Or did they just move into a random house. I can't quite remember... but if they did move into Mary Alice's house, what house was Paul reading mail in?

I'm either totally mixed up, or this is a totally huge plot hole.

(bear in mind I am sick this week.. achoo, delirium, pity me!)

Soosan at October 24, 2005 09:24 PM

Some neighbors were shown moving out at the beginning of an episode last season, Soosan--they were apparently fed up with all the insane housewives running around in the streets in the neighborhood or some other such meta-commentary. That's the house the new family moved into.

brian w at October 24, 2005 11:02 PM

I had the same reaction. Just confirms the theory about the script being passed around the table and everyone writing one random scene. The person who wrote Calebs maniac scene in week 2 had no idea where the plot line was going to go.

John at October 25, 2005 08:41 AM

thank you brian w.

Question: have they killed off lynette's twins?

Soosan at October 25, 2005 09:19 AM

maybe Caleb killed them.

This show has become very disjointed, but Felicity Huffman dancing on the bar? Hot.

freakgirl at October 25, 2005 09:33 AM

she stole my best moves

Soosan at October 25, 2005 10:07 AM

Not that I want to stick up for the disjointedness of the show, but Caleb's sudden docileness could have something to do with the drugs that Betty got from the shrink...

Cheri at October 25, 2005 01:08 PM

Oh, excellent point Cheri.

Jane at October 25, 2005 02:19 PM

I thought they were sleeping pills tho... he'd still have to be pretty strong to break out of his shackles while groggy. Good point tho, who knows.

Fingers still crossed the show will regain it's 1st season pace.

Soosan at October 25, 2005 02:48 PM

We were thinking he was drugged, too. Would it have been so hard to remind us? :) Although how drugged could he have been - he's supposed to be developmentally disabled, or "slow." If he was drugged enough not to be dangerous, how did he understand exactly what Betty and her son were talking about and know to go back down into the basement?

I'm being nitpicky, I think. I imagine we'll find out the whole story eventually.

freakgirl at October 25, 2005 03:46 PM

We finally got a chance to watch it too, and I was pretty unimpressed. I did like the Lynette storyline this week, though. Game, set, match.

The dumbest part ever? The very end, where we see Paul, in his own house, reading his own mail. that's...rather normal. Totally anticlimactic.

I don't know what I think, other than the fact that the show is going nowhere this season. I'm guessing they thought they were going to get cancelled last season and didn't prepare.

Maggie at October 26, 2005 02:31 AM
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