Desperate Housewives (2004–2012)
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Lynette locks horns at the twins' school with officious mom Maisy Gibbons; Susan continues to investigate the mystery of Zach's sudden disappearance; Juanita comes closer to discovering ... See full summary »

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Lynette locks horns at the twins' school with officious mom Maisy Gibbons; Susan continues to investigate the mystery of Zach's sudden disappearance; Juanita comes closer to discovering Gabrielle's dirty little secret affair. Written by Anonymous

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When Lynette is talking to Jordana the items on the table keep changing position in between shots. See more »

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Mary Alice Young: Suburbia is a battleground, an arena for all forms of domestic combat. Husbands clash with wives, parents cross swords with children, but the bloodiest battles often involve women and their mothers-in-law.
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Style nearly swamps the content
20 April 2008 | by (Barry, Wales) – See all my reviews

This episode showcases the best and the well, mediocre, of Desperate Housewives. At times it's a little too melodramatic, especially Lynette's clash with Maisy which is a bit of a disappointingly easy victory for the underdog (perhaps they could've spread it over several episodes?) and Gabrielle's troubles with her mother-in-law is quite a funny aside but it just seems like padding until Mama Solis finds out her secret.

Bree was by far the most interesting in this episode and I challenge anyone to say that Marcia Cross isn't up there with Huffman in the acting stakes. Trying to resurrect her marriage and sex life with Rex while attempting in vain to ignore her painfully hygienic nature, things aren't made easier for Bree with Rex pulling away from her. He even suggests they need a 'sex surrogate' - he's clearly been reading the dystopian novel, The Handmaid's Tale! Again Cross portrays her conflicting emotions brilliantly, and this episode serves as a guide to her character primarily, proving that Bree has more to her than just being a Stepford wife.

It's enjoyable as a whole and there are quite a few funny moments but I'm hoping (I'm going through the episodes for the first time) for some better story lines for Lynette and Gabrielle.


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