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'Desperate Housewives' Recap: Bree Discovers The Truth About Orson

Sun, March 4, 2012 10:02pm EDT by Andy Swift 11 Comments

The stalking, the letters, the murder — Bree knows about everything!

The March 4 episode of Desperate Housewives felt a little like a filler — especially after the juicy developments we got during February sweeps — until Bree (Marcia Cross) paid a visit to Orson’s (Kyle MacLachlan) apartment and learned the truth. About everything. The revelation led to a fiery confrontation, in which Bree told Orson he meant “nothing” to her. Am I the only one who thinks that wasn’t too smart? Hell hath no fury like a wheelchair-bound psychopath scorned.

And what do you know? He placed a chilling phone call to Bree at the end of the episode, threatening to suicide, just before he sent proof of the ladies’ murder cover-up to the police! (How are they going to avoid jail now?)

Meanwhile, Susan (Teri Hatcher) and Lynette (Felicity Huffman) continued to feud over Julie (Andrea Bowen) and Porter’s (Charlie Carver) unborn baby — this time over what her name will be. Lynette wanted “Lynette,” Susan wanted “Sophie,” and somehow their disagreement led to a knock-down, drag-out battle on Susan’s front lawn. I forgot how quickly things escalate on Wisteria Lane.

Things also escalated quickly for Gaby (Eva Longoria), who was forced to promise (Kathryn Joosten) she wouldn’t tell Roy about her cancer coming back. But after the saddest chat ever, Gaby decided she couldn’t keep the truth to herself — so the elderly lovebirds have successfully been reunited. Here’s hoping she’s not the person who dies this season!

Then again, she’s not at the top of my death-watch list. That honor goes to Mike (James Denton), who had a scuffle with the mobster who’s been threatening Rene (Vanessa Williams.)

What do YOU think? Is Mike as good dead? Will the girls end up in jail now that the cops have proof? Hit up the comments section with your best theories!

— Andy Swift

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