Plus, Susan blows the big murder secret — again! When will that stupid lady stop being stupid?
If you were hoping the Jan. 15 episode of Desperate Housewives would give us the answer to any of this season’s big mysteries — who killed Chuck who’s been sending those letters, to name a few — you’re out of luck. But this week’s episode did present a few new developments in the lives of Wisteria Lane’s finest, including the arrival of a dangerous new enemy!
Let’s start this recap out in Oklahoma, where Susan (Teri Hatcher) foolishly decided to inform Ramon’s family that he wouldn’t be coming home. I was relieved when she eventually chickened out, but quickly reminded of what an idiot she is when she went back to the house and had a private chat with Ramon’s stepdaughter.
Coming clean may have seemed like a nice gesture — Susan’s suspicion that Ramon had been abusing her was correct — but considering Susan gave her mom a check with her name and address on it, she might as well have drove to the police station and confessed!
Meanwhile, back in Wisteria Lane, the other women’s lives were pretty much falling apart. Gaby (Eva Longoria) and Lynette (Felicity Huffman) realized they have no idea how to handle things without their husbands around, and Bree (Marcia Cross)… well… she became kind of a slut. And that’s putting it mildly.
But the really suspicious story line belonged to Ben (Charles Mesure), who’s having a bit of a cash flow problem. When Mike (James Denton) caught him making a deal with a mobster, he quickly put a stop to it, then foolishly told him that Rene (Vanessa Williams) is worth millions after her divorce.
And then, of course, there’s Bree’s new “friend.” The episode began and ended with a shot of someone watching the red-haired boozehound from their car — but we’ll have to wait a little longer to find out who it is.
OK, people, let’s talk about this episode. Any guesses as to who’s behind the wheel of the car? And how many times did you want to reach through your TV and shake Susan? Leave your every thought in the comments section below!