The day begins just as every other... Except today, there will be a deadly hostage situation in a local supermarket.

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Everyone's lives on Wisteria Lane are forever changed when Carolyn Bigsby holds shoppers hostage at a local supermarket after finding out that her husband, the store manager, was involved with the mystery dead woman. Meanwhile, Gabrielle and Carlos finish dividing their assets: Gabrielle gets the house, and Carlos gets everything in it. Susan is preparing to go to Paris with Ian, but cancels when when learns that Julie is one of the hostages along with Austin who was caught shoplifting, as well as the cynical Edie, and Lynette and Nora whom are still feuding over Tom. Also a new guy move into Whisteria Lane into Paul Young's old house; a middle-aged man named Art Shepherd who also ends up being one of the hostages at the mercy of he psycho Carolyn Bigsby. Written by Anonymous

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5 November 2006 (USA)  »

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Susan Mayer: [using speakerphone] "Release Julie and I will take her place. I repeat, release Julie. I will be a model hostage... "
Julie Mayer: [sighs]
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Desperate Housewives Theme
Written by Danny Elfman
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Excellent!
12 November 2006 | by (Saint Paul, Minnesota) – See all my reviews

This is easily one of the finest hours of television I have ever seen. And this is coming from a man who has given up on commercial television. (I watched this episode in rerun at the request of a friend who had seen it in its original time slot.)

The writing, the directing, the acting...ALL superb. The interplay of comedy and drama without either element being cheated. (This, I imagine, is not easy to do.)

Bravo, "Desperate Housewives"!

And shame on commercial television for not rising to this level of excellence more often!

M.


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