Wednesday, February 16, 2011

What I’m Watching: Desperate Housewives

Desperate Housewives: Season 7, Episode 11 “Flashback” (C-)

This episode annoyed me more than most because it jumped back into everything after a month off the air and still felt entirely predictable, as if I could have called nearly every event that occurred. The only decently surprising development was the return of Keith’s baby mama, though her continued presence of course means that Keith is going to bolt once he realizes what Bree was done, something we’re sure to see next week. Dave Foley seemed an odd choice to play Susan’s donor slash stalker, and I never find Facebook references to be terribly organic, even if a good portion of adults do use the site in real life. That was just one plotline waiting to be put down, and I feel the same way about both Gaby and Lynette. It’s no surprise that Gaby trades therapy for time to indulge herself and go shopping, and the abuse plotline seems to come from out of nowhere. I have no interest in seeing any more of Lynette’s newest father-in-law, and it seems obvious to me that her mother isn’t actually going to inherit the money after spending a whole lot of cash she doesn’t have trying to blackmail her daughter into spending time with her. Zach’s sudden descent into drug addiction feels random, and I suspect he wouldn’t so cleverly be able to pull off such an elaborate disguise as he did if he really was that messed up. It’s weird to see Mike spending so much time with Paul, especially when he really should be defending his wife’s honor as another man tries to exhort a relationship out of her for an organ.

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