Monday, December 3, 2007

What I'm Watching: Desperate Housewives

Desperate Housewives: Season 4, Episode 9 “Something’s Coming” (C-)

When I first saw the preview for this episode, I thought to myself that this is a random twist which shows use when their writers are completely out of ideas and which usually kills off one character but leaves the rest generally unscarred. It seems like the former part of that statement may be true, as I cannot imagine how the show would have continued, especially with the Gabrielle plotline. Are both Carlos and Victor dead? That Victor came to the house with a gun and then ran out after Carlos is not so smart – you would think he would have been a bit brighter what with all his political maneuvering and slimeishness. The only plotline that really worked out somewhat decently here is the one revolving around Gabrielle and Edie, who hide together despite hating each other. It feels like Katherine and Adam are being forcibly inserted into the story, at the expense of character development for Orson and Bree. The stalker woman serves little purpose other than to get blown out of the door after exposing a torrid affair which is sure to keep Katherine pissed for a while. I hope that the weather stays bad next episode so that both Mike and Susan get swept up into the storm and die. That would be the best thing for their characters right now. I cannot for the life of me understand why Lynette’s family would have to be the one to go. Has the woman not suffered enough? And more so, Lynette is so grumpy and self-pitying all the time and now she is going to lose her whole family? I must say, the cat allergy was a pitiful excuse to force Lynette and McCluskey out into the storm and to ultimate safety. I believe there is one more episode left that has been filmed, but there is no next airdate for it, so who knows who this whole mess will end.

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