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'Desperate Housewives' Recap: The Police Collect More Proof Against Bree

Sun, March 18, 2012 10:53pm EDT by Andy Swift 18 Comments

Plus, Mike is laid to rest in one of the saddest TV funeral I’ve ever seen.

Mike’s (James Denton) funeral on the March 18 episode of Desperate Housewives turned out to be more than just a tearjerker, as the women of Wisteria Lane used their memories of him to reflect on some of their past hardships — and realized what needs to be done to conquer their current demons.

I’ll start with Susan (Teri Hatcher), who was obviously the housewife most devastated by Mike’s death. Her speech about having to say goodbye to her husband was heart wrenching, and I’d be surprised if any longtime fan of the show didn’t shed a few tears while she envisioned Mike in heaven. But through this, she’s going to find the courage to stand on her own two feet — with the help of her friends, of course.

For Gaby (Eva Longoria), Mike’s selflessness — he even died protecting a friend — forced her to see the good in Carlos’ (Ricardo Chavira) decision to quit his job and focus on helping people. To be fair, though, Gaby has had similar revelations in the past; I’ll be curious to see if she feels the same way next week.

Lynette (Felicity Huffman) was inspired by Mike dedication to his marriage, giving her the motivation she so desperately needed to fight for Tom (Doug Savant). Maybe she won’t end the series single, after all.

But no one is in a worse situation that Bree (Marcia Cross), who was called down to the police station for more questioning. Her mother may have taught her well — we learned that Bree’s creepy poker face is in an inherited trait — but there’s one thing even the best liar can’t cover up: fingerprints! The police matched Bree’s to ones found on Ramón’s body.

As one of the detectives put it, they want to “put this bitch away.” I’m scurred!

How are you feeling after tonight’s episode, fellow Wisterians? Do you want to see Tom and Lynette back together before the series is over? Do you think Bree will be able to avoid prison? And, honestly, how hard did you cry during Susan’s speech? Leave a comment and let me know. It’s OK, you can use a fake name.

— Andy Swift

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