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Posted Sun, September 26, 2010 10:19pm EDT

'Desperate Housewives' Afterthoughts: Marcia Cross As A Cougar? Teri Hatcher As A Porn Star? Best Sitcom Ever!

Despite a few wacky side plots, the season seven premiere reminded us why we used to love this show — we might have another good mystery on our hands.

Paul Young (Mark Moses) is back on Wisteria Lane, Felicia Tillman (Harriet Harris) is alive, and Bree (Marcia Cross) is finally coming clean about Andrew killing Gabrielle’s (Eva Longoria Parker) mother-in-law six seasons (and 10 years) ago. All that and Bree is nailing Brian Austin Green! Yes, season seven is serving up more sitcomical nonsense (hello Vanessa Williams) but it’s also managing to bring the entire series full circle.

Adding to the drama, Gabby is keeping Bree’s bombshell secret from Carlos (Ricardo Chavira), just as he isn’t telling her that their daughter Juanita (Madison de la Garza) might not be their biological child.

Oh yeah, and a strapped-for-cash Susan (Teri Hatcher) agrees to be filmed cleaning her apartment in her underwear for a fetish website. Get it, Susan.

Solely judging by this first episode, Miz Williams’ arrival on Wisteria Lane doesn’t appear to the game-changing addition to the show we’d been promised. She’s obviously pissing off her old college buddy Lynette (Felicity Huffman), but she seems harmless. She should have come as Wilhelmina Slater.

More afterthoughts:

  1. You wonder if all the women on Wisteria Lane are has hot as the main five women — and then you see the extras and it all makes sense.
  2. Gabrielle seems pregnant. Like, comically so. Does anyone else see it?
  3. I didn’t even recognize Carlos the first time he came on screen. No more beard = new person.
  4. I feel like they gave Lynette her own spin-off sitcom and they’re airing it during Desperate Housewives. In fact, they’re all starting to look that way now.