Andy's 'Desperate Housewives' Thanksgiving: Gaby Plots To Keep Her Daughter & Bree Hears Wedding Bells!

Sun, November 14, 2010 11:23pm EST by 1 Comment

Season 7, episode 8: ‘Sorry Grateful’ brought crying babies & illegal immigrants galore!

In the spirit of the Nov. 14 episode’s title (yeah, I think I’ll do that from now on) there were definitely things I was “sorry” about and “grateful” for. Obviously I felt sorry for the crumbling families (Gaby’s immigration snafoo, Susan’s crying fits and Beth’s mommy issues) but at the same time, I was grateful for all the same reasons. We’ve got some serious drama on our hands, here — and I’m talking death-threatening-husband-stealing-felony-committing DRAMA.

I’m sorry for…

  1. Hector, Carmen and Grace: Thanks to Gaby’s (Eva Longoria Parker) selfish — and slightly drunken — behavior, the police discovered that Hector and Carmen are illegal immigrants. But since Grace, who’s Gaby’s biological daughter, was born in the US, it looks like Gaby’s going to work that selfish magic again to keep her. ¡Escandalo!
  2. Susan (Teri Hatcher): She couldn’t stand listening to Lynette’s (Felicity Huffman) daughter cry herself to sleep because — as she reveals in a dramatic form only the Hatch can deliver — she and MJ both cry themselves to sleep because Mike (James Denton) is still off working in Alaska.
  3. Felicia (Harriet Harris): Her whole plan to expose Paul (Mark Moses) is blowing up in her face — and she is looking all kinds of crazy (see above photo for further proof.) Her daughter Beth has been working for her this whole time, but she’s starting to love her forced husband Paul. And, even worse, she believes he didn’t actually kill Martha.
  4. Bree (Marcia Cross): Her big Thanksgiving with Keith (Brian Austin Green) and his parents was totally ruined by Keith’s parents deciding to get a divorce. That definitely put the brakes on Keith’s planned proposal to Bree. Meanwhile, it looks like Keith’s dad (John Schneider) has the hots for “red delicious” as well.

I’m grateful for…

  1. The few remaining selfish (aka entertaining) women on Wisteria Lane: Gaby and René (Vanessa Williams!) Gaby’s selfish desire to keep her biological daughter around is fueling the show’s best dramatic story line, and René’s not-so-subtle advances on Tom (Doug Savant) make me think we might have actually be getting showdown we were promised at the start of the season.

— Andy Swift