'Desperate Housewives' Recap: Bree Is Arrested For Murder

Mon, April 2, 2012 12:16am EST by 18 Comments

Plus, Susan makes a shocking discovery about Mike!

It’s ironic that the April 1 episode of Desperate Housewives began with a monologue about how Bree (Marcia Cross) feels everything must go according to plan, because all the while, she had no idea someone was working on a nasty plan of their own — against her!

After being arrested for murder at Rene’s (Vanessa Williams) bridal shower, Bree tried to enlist the help of hot-shot lawyer Trip Weston (Scott Bakula), but he initially shot her down — until the case got really interesting. The detective claimed to have found a map of Wisteria Lane with Bree’s address circled among Ramon Sanchez’s belongings, but the audience knows what’s really going on: Yes, Ramon had a map of the lane, but it was the detective who fabricated the connection to Bree.

My question is: What’s this guy up to? I know he was Chuck’s (Jonathan Cake) former partner, and he claims to believe Bree is responsible for Chuck’s death, but could there be more to the story here? This is Desperate Housewives, after all.

The saga of Lynette (Felicity Huffman) and Tom’s (Doug Savant) divorce also continued this week, and it’s looking like reconciliation is definitely in the cards for these two. That crazy bitch Jane brought divorce papers to Lynette’s house, urging her to sign them, which sent Tom into an angry rage. He told Jane that he would always care about Lynette, and if she couldn’t handle that, they couldn’t be together.

Meanwhile, Gaby’s (Eva Longoria) new job was putting a strain on her and Carlos’ (Ricardo Chavira) marriage. Apparently men don’t like it when their wives leave their wedding rings at home in order to shamelessly flirt with rich, handsome strangers. Who knew?

And even though Mike (James Denton) is dead, his story lines keep getting better and better. Susan (Teri Hatcher) discovered a mysterious box among her late husband’s belongings, which contained a checkbook she’d never seen before. Apparently, when he and Susan were divorced, Mike began sending checks to a woman every month. Thinking Mike had a secret child out there somewhere, Susan confronted the women — and it turns out she was way off! Mike actually had an autistic sister, and the check was being made out to the group home she lived in.

This discovery, coupled with the guilt Mike’s mother had over keeping her daughter a secret, gave Julie (Andrea Bowen) the push she needed to keep her own baby.

What did you think of this week’s episode? Was it unfair for Carlos to make Gaby feel guilty about her new job? Do you want Tom and Lynette back together, or do you sympathize with Jane? And do you think Bree will actually be able to avoid jail time? New episodes don’t return until April 22, so drop all your thoughts in the comments section below!

— Andy Swift

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Matty

Posted at 3:50 AM on June 7, 2012  

who did julie have a baby with on desperate housewives?

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Posted at 6:41 AM on May 17, 2012  

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Posted at 7:38 PM on May 14, 2012  

.-. man gabby hot -.-

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nyasha

Posted at 6:57 AM on April 24, 2012  

mike”s death is so painful

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dolores gonzalez

Posted at 11:49 PM on April 8, 2012  

Orsen needs to go to jail for his crimes. The girls need to get off on all charges. I would have liked to see Zach again but oh well. Don’t feel bad for Jane at all! She is a total B! Tom & Lynette need to work it out but nothing TOO bad should happen to Jane cause then Tom would miss her. She just needs to go away. Carlos needs to get off Gabes back! He is being a hypocrite totally! How many times did he make Gabe flirt with his clients!

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tina hysell

Posted at 9:03 PM on April 8, 2012  

Carlos should have kicked Gabby to the curb long ago. I know fans want them together but she makes me sick sometimes…..Carlos putting up with her behavior makes him look weak…I hope Bree goes free and that dirty cop gets what’s coming to him and I’m looking forward to seeing Scott Bacula in upcoming episodes…

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lew

Posted at 10:40 AM on April 2, 2012  

I feel like Bree will avoid jail time. She always finds a way to get out of everything. Carlos should be disappointed in gabby. She shouldn’t be a total flirt. She didn’t cheat but would she do that in front of her husband? Probably not. And Lynette and Tom belong together. They are so cute. Poor Susan though. I feel so bad for her loosing the love of her life. I still cry when I think about it!!

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Andy Swift

Posted at 6:02 PM on April 2, 2012  

But can’t you picture her ending the series in a neat little jail cell? Hey, it happened to Martha Stewart!

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tina hysell

Posted at 9:10 PM on April 8, 2012  

But Martha deserved it..

 
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Cesar

Posted at 10:32 AM on April 2, 2012  

What’s up with the cops in Fairview? first Chuck becomes obsessed and vindictive with Bree and now this creep incriminating her and calling her a b..ch every time he appears on the screen, wow! talk about misogynist freaks.
By the way, did anybody else sense a little chemistry between Bree and the lawyer? who knows, it is the final season and anything is possible
I seriously hope Carlos goes back to work and give Gabby what she deserves, I don’t care if she is shallow and ambitious, that’s how he met her and that’s how we like her, he is like the baby that doesn’t want more money in that Jimmy Fallon commercial, at least the baby has a valid reason.

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Andy Swift

Posted at 11:16 AM on April 2, 2012  

Bree and her lawyer reminded me of Gaby and HER lawyer back when Carlos was in jail. They never hooked up, but I could see it happening with Bree and hers.

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Cesar

Posted at 12:01 PM on April 2, 2012  

True, and Bree is unattached right now, unlike Gaby, it would be nice for a change if she ends up with someone who is not a total psycho like Chuck, George and Orson, give the lady a break. I loved it when she hooked up with Carl, Susan’s ex, great chemistry, too bad he died while fighting with, who else? Orson.

 
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Andy Swift

Posted at 6:03 PM on April 2, 2012  

R.I.P. Rex :(

 
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Nyc

Posted at 2:02 AM on April 2, 2012  

No it’s not unfair for Carlos to feel that way; she did cheat on him once after all..
Only a heartless person would sympathize with Jane, she is what is called a home wrecker. Lynette deserves Tom back, Tom doesn’t deserve Lynette. But lyn should get what she wants, she did raise his kids after all.
I have a feeling Bree will mention what he did to gabby and that other girl and get a reduced sentence; I just hope she doesn’t give anyone else up. But that cop is a total idiot for faking evidence.

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Andy Swift

Posted at 11:16 AM on April 2, 2012  

“It’s not unfair for Carlos to feel that way; she did cheat on him once after all.”

TRUE!

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Reli

Posted at 5:08 PM on April 4, 2012  

Yeah, she did cheat on him before, but I still think he’s being ridiculous. I mean, come on. If he wanted to give back, there were other ways he could have done it besides just walking away from his job. Um, go to school in his spare time? Find a job that is high-powered AND philanthropic? Not write $50,000 checks to people from his and Gaby’s joint account without consulting her? How about any of those things? Now that his family has to scale back and Gaby needs a job, what else is she suited for? She has NO work experience that does not involve selling her looks, and she’s too old to be a model anymore. So, yeah, she’s doing what she can and Carlos is a whiny baby.

 
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Sibby Redz

Posted at 3:27 AM on April 6, 2012  

Even he did cheat on her once after all!!( with the maid remember???)

So I think its even and also once he did feel insecure and doubted on her, but finally understands his mistake (Desperate Housewives – [6x03] – Never Judge a Lady By Her Lover – remember???)

she stood by him when he was poor, blind etc..

 
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