Desperate Housewives: Season 5, Episode 19

Look Into Their Eyes and You See What They Know (19 Apr. 2009)

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After Edie suddenly dies in a car accident, she narrates her story from beyond the grave when Susan, Bree, Gabrielle, Lynette, and Karen McCluskey travel out of town to visit Edie's ... See full summary »

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After Edie suddenly dies in a car accident, she narrates her story from beyond the grave when Susan, Bree, Gabrielle, Lynette, and Karen McCluskey travel out of town to visit Edie's estranged teenage son, Travers, at his boarding school to deliver her ashes to him. During the long car drive, each of the five women think back to their most significant time in Edie's life. Susan recalls how she first met the superficial and man-lusting Edie and how she taught the klutzy Susan how to deal with her place in the world. Lynette recalls how Edie took her to a rough biker bar while she was ill with cancer and encouraged her to push on. Bree recalls how Edie encouraged her to visit Orson in prison for his crimes. Gabby recalls how she inadvertently challenged Edie's superiority complex during a night on the town in carousing for men. Finally, Mrs. McCluskey recalls how Edie confided in her about how she gave away her son to protect him from her own self-destructive lifestyle; she planned to ... Written by matt-282

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Nicollette Sheridan does the voice-over narration in this episode. See more »

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When the wives are driving to deliver Edie's ashes and their tire blows out, Susan asks if anybody knows how to change a tire. But in season 1x12, "Every Day A Little Death," Susan changed Edie's tire for her (ironically on her way to spread Martha Huber's ashes) so she would have known how. See more »

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Edie Britt: [Last Lines] As I looked down on the world, I began to let go of it. I let go of white picket fences, and cars in driveways, coffee cups and vacuum cleaners. I let go of all those things that seemed so ordinary, but when you put them together they make up a life, a life that really was one-of-a-kind. I'll tell you something, it's not hard to die when you know you have lived. And I did. Oh, how I lived!
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In loving memory
20 April 2009 | by See all my reviews

Since the creator, Marc Cherry, had to cut down the expenses of 'his' (more or less) show he decided to kill one of the main characters on Visteria Lane. He decided that the one person who had to go, was the character that perpetually shocked it's viewers for the past 5 years and the one character he felt that could surprise no one any more.

Unfortunately, I don't agree with Marc Cherry. I always considered the bitter, juicy and delicious comments of his character, Eddie Britt, to be one of the main things I would watch this show every week. When Marc Cherry created the character of Eddie, he created more than just a twice-divorced-and-still-full-of-live-next-door-vamp - he created an icon I think a lot of people (not only women) can identify with. As a guy, this is my opinion - I hope I'm not being sexist.

Because Eddie was this character that everybody either loved or hated and because they wanted for people and viewers not to see that she had been fired, it was decided that Eddie should be the narrator for this episode. It was also decided that the entire episode should be dedicated to her, so that people who saw only the neighbor whore, would see the full strength of Eddie. She is being portrayed, one last time, as a witty, courageous and cordial person. I believe that Marc Cherry always did that - show that it's OK for a woman to speak her mind and be open about her sex life (or even lack of it).

I can't go on and state that it was either wrong or right to take Nicolette Sheridan out of the show. I can't imagine the show without those gals, especially without the sometimes bitchy lines of Gaby (Eva Longoria Parker) or Eddie. However, I really wish Eddie hadn't died. The episode was dedicated fully to Eddie's character and was completed with an interesting 'funeral' and a typical ending narration.

I truly hope Nicolette Sheridan will return (even as a guest star) on the show in the future and that Mac Cherry won't need to kill off one of his characters ever again.


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