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'Desperate Housewives' Recap: Will Bree Betray Gaby To Save Herself?

Mon, May 7, 2012 12:42am EDT by 8 Comments

As Bree goes on trial for Alejandro’s murder, the housewives face some of the toughest decisions of their lives.

On the May 6 episode of Desperate Housewives, the women of Wisteria Lane got served a dose of reality — but one housewife didn’t want to eat it.

While Susan (Teri Hatcher) and Julia (Andrea Bowen) were getting ready for the baby, Porter (Charlie Carver) was working overtime to earn a little extra money and shirking his baby daddy responsibilities. Susan reassured her Porter would step up when the baby was born, but Julie worried everything was falling apart. After confronting Porter at the fast food restaurant where he works, Susan realized he needs to sort out his own life before he can look after someone else’s. Not wanting Julie to give up on her education, Susan decided to move to be closer to Julie and help her raise the baby.

Meanwhile, Lynette (Felicity Huffman) was facing the possibility of losing Tom (Doug Savant) to India. In a last ditch effort to keep him in town, she invited Greg over for late-night drinks. (Clearly, Lynette still hasn’t learned her lesson about meddling.) Greg agreed to let Tom stay, but he thought he was getting something — or someone, rather — in return. Lynette shot him down, claiming she was hung up on someone else. Apparently, Greg didn’t realize Lynette was referring to Tom, because the next day at the office, he called her a bitch in front of him. When Tom got handed his pink-slip for punching Greg in the face, he realized he was still in love with Lynette and broke things off with Jane. Yay! But when he went over to Lynette’s, Tom spied her in a compromising situation with another man and left. Boo! In fact, it was only Lee (Kevin Rahm) helping Lynette out of her bridesmaid dress.

All the while, Bree’s (Marcia Cross) trial was getting underway. Susan and Lynette, who were having trouble sleeping, considered coming clean to the judge. Gabrielle (Eva Longoria), on the other hand, was in complete denial. After a run-in with some gossips at the grocery store, Gaby began to unravel, but it wasn’t until Juanita (Madison De La Garza) let Celia (Daniella Baltodano) take the fall for breaking a family heirloom that she came apart. I was sure Gaby was going to confess, but she only showed up at the courthouse to thank Bree and give her a scarf. I hope your new scarf matches your prison jumpsuit, Bree, because it looks like you’re going away for life!

During the proceedings, the prosecution painted Bree as an alcoholic and prostitute. Trip’s defense relied on Bree’s friends proving there was no way she could have murdered Ramon Sanchez the night of the progressive dinner. His plan appeared to be working until the prosecution blindsided him with Bree’s suicide note — you know, the one in which she confessed to doing something horrible. That’s when Trip called a recess and presented Bree with a little evidence of his own. It turned out Trip had hired a private investigator, who discovered Gaby’s connection to Ramon/Alejandro. When Bree told him she couldn’t betray her friends, Trip reminded her what was at stake — her freedom.

What did you think of tonight’s episode, HollywoodLifers? Can we all take a moment to reflect on the fact that there’s only one episode left of Desperate Housewives? Grab your Kleenex box! What are your hopes for the finale? Do you think Bree will be convicted of murdering Alejandro? Will Gaby come clean about Carlos? Will Lynette and Tom get back together? Will Susan move off the Lane? See you in the comments section!

— Josh Rosenblatt

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