'Desperate Housewives' Recap: Susan Sleeps With Paul & Carlos Kicks Gabby Out!

Sun, April 24, 2011 11:55pm EST by 4 Comments

Between Lynette’s thievery, Susan’s sex dreams & Gabby’s fake pie, this week’s ‘Housewives’ served up a recipe for disaster.

When Desperate Housewives returns next season, it might just need to be re-titled Single Ladies, as almost every couple on Wisteria Lane is headed for splits-ville. Read on for a full breakdown of the troubled twosomes and vote: Which pair do YOU think has the least chance of surviving the season’s final few episodes?

When Carlos (Ricardo Chavira) told Gabby (Eva Longoria) she wasn’t allowed to see Bree (Marcia Cross) anymore, we all knew she wouldn’t listen to him. What I didn’t see coming, however, was that their secret friendship would result in the end of her marriage with Carlos! When he found out she and Bree were planning a girls’ weekend, he kicked her out of the house — and she took the girls with her. Three Solis ladies under Bree’s roof? Next week should be pretty interesting…

Meanwhile, Susan (Teri Hatcher) and Mike (James Denton) had a slightly more bizarre marital spat. Ever since Susan received Beth’s (Emily Bergl) kidney, she’s been having sex dreams… about Paul (Mark Moses!) Convinced the dreams were due to residual guilt over Beth’s death, Susan befriended Paul and vowed now to leave his side until she was sure he was feeling better. This didn’t sit well with Mike at all.

And then there’s Tom (Doug Savant) and Lynette (Felicity Huffman), a couple that probably should have gotten a divorce years ago. Their latest fight came this week when Lynette attended a business conference as Tom’s “plus one” and developed a major case of professional envy… for the billionth time. I really pity Felicity and Doug. Not since the saga of Ross and Rachel have I seen two great actors forced to play out the same tired story for so many agonizing seasons.

And speaking of under-used actors, am I the only one who was able to catch a glimpse of Vanessa Williams in this week’s episode? I’m pretty sure she made an appearance during one of the final scenes, but then again, it may have just been an overly-animated lamp. (Talk about a waste of talent! Has René done ANYTHING interesting this season?)

Finally, let’s chat about Wisteria Lane’s elderly residents. It was revealed this week that Karen (Kathryn Joosten) saw Felicia (Harriet Harris) on the night she chopped off her own fingers to frame Paul Young. So how will this secret affect Karen’s already rocky relationship with her fellow Wisterians? Only time will tell…