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"Desperate Housewives" Sunday (2008)

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A modest episode, but one of the best

9/10
Author: Simon L from United Kingdom
15 September 2009

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True, this isn't a big budget, cranked-up sweeps episode, but it is an exceptionally good offering. It is the first episode written and filmed after the 2007-2008 Writers' Strike, and you can tell the writers are creatively refreshed and the actors glad to be back at work. If you watch Desperate Housewives more for its female-driven acting, comedy, and suburban panorama than its darker, more mysterious and deadly side, then "Sunday" should be perfectly satisfying.

That said, this episode does significantly propel the season's mystery. The teaser ends with Katherine crying over a makeshift grave, and Susan's cousin Tim (played by Chris Carmack) visits, providing information about Katherine's past.

But the true merit of Chris Carmack's appearance is the opportunity it gives Teri Hatcher for zany comedy. Susan leaps to conclusions about Tim's intentions regarding Katherine's daughter, and Teri plays her comedic timing perfectly so you can really see the cogs turning inside her character's head.

Gabrielle's plot line is significant, if not a little slow-going. The highlight is the scene between her and Father Crowley, her long-suffering priest. The writers don't always get away with Gaby's ill-acquaintance with a moral compass, but here it comes off brilliantly in her inability to mourn the dastardly Victor and her hurry to remarry. It's a rare actress and writing team who can make that so funny. Her beau Carlos - and the viewer - may be sceptical that Gaby will stick by him considering his blindness, but her response is pleasantly surprising.

The stand-out story though is shared by Lynette and Bree, and really is the cornerstone of the episode's theme of "faith". Any plot line on this show focusing on any two female leads together is usually great, and this is unusual for being religious in theme, involving Lynette's newfound desire to go to church. The writers brilliantly play Lynette's need to freely ask "questions" against Bree's insistence on prescribed "answers". It's not highly intellectual theology, but it's a light, touching storyline, that both delicately reveals Bree's hypocrisy, develops her friendship with Lynette, and looks at an aspect of life that isn't really discussed much on mainstream prime-time television.

There we have it - some praise for an episode that really doesn't deserve to be overlooked.

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A Solid Episode

9/10
Author: Intern2014 from United States
17 June 2014

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In Sunday,Katherine's daughter Dylan is more than determined to find out the truth particularly about her considering that her mother is running away from it considering that she wants dark secrets to be kept hidden for as long as she lives.Dylan approaches her stepfather,Adam with regards to it.

As for the women of Wisteria Lane,Susan is visited by her cousin Tim,who came to help her with tax issues while her husband Mike is in rehab.As for Lynette,she becomes happy when she learned that her family members are live.This results to becoming more spiritual and having a closer relationship with God.Unfortunately,Bree isn't that helpful as she tries to persuade her from doing things that could not help her get closer to God.Finally,Gabrielle and Carlos decides to get married once again.But Edie reveals to Gabrielle his present condition.

There is nothing much to say about it for it was a solid episode despite the fact that not all story lines are really interesting except that of Gabrielle and Carlos getting remarried.

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