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'Desperate Housewives' Recap: Gaby Hurts Herself Stripping! But Hey, Who Hasn't?

Mon, October 3, 2011 12:01am EDT by Andy Swift 2 Comments

As the final season rolls on, it’s becoming clear just how ‘Desperate’ these housewives really are.

The plot thickened on the Oct. 2 episode of Desperate Housewives, as a visit to Paul Young (Mark Moses) in prison revealed to Bree (Marcia Cross) that her gratuitously shirtless detective boyfriend may be the one who sent her that chilling letter last week! Though honestly, if people would remember to put the return address on their mail, such problems would not exist.

Across the street, Carlos’ (Ricardo Chavira) murder guilt was giving him performance problems in the bedroom, so Gaby (Eva Longoria) knew there was only one thing to do — hire a stripper! Much to her dismay, however, Carlos wasn’t down with that idea; he got pissed at her and left the room. Sorry, writers, but I don’t care how guilty Carlos feels; there is no way a straight man would turn down sex with his wife if she was as hot as Eva Longoria. Ever. So unless there’s a big “Carlos is gay” story line coming down the pipes, I’m just not buying it.

Speaking of failed marriages, Tom (Doug Savant) and Lynette (Felicity Huffman) continued their never-ending game of “Who’s The Bigger Idiot” this week by trying to win over their kids’ affections amidst their separation. This led to Parker getting wasted at some guy’s party and eventually puking all over himself, which really made me miss the twins. At least they could hold their liquor! Honestly, I thought Tom and Lynette’s problems were annoying when they were married — but they’re even worse now that they’re separated.

And then there’s Susan (Teri Hatcher.) Like Carlos, she’s also letting guilt get the best of her — and there’s a very good chance she’s also losing her mind. Desperate to get punished for anything, Susan kicked over a police bike and landed herself in the slammer. Am I the only one thinks she should just tell Mike about the murder already? I mean, he did go to jail for killing someone. I think he’d understand.

Vanessa Williams also got herself into some wacky shenanigans this week with that seemingly charming new neighbor Ben (Charles Mesure.) Methinks there’s a dark secret underneath his Australian accent and pirate-y mustache.

In fact, I wouldn’t be shocked to learn that he has some connection to whoever sent Bree’s letter…

— Andy Swift

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