As Don Henley famously sang, ”We love dirty laundry.” Apparently, so do the minds behind Desperate Housewives, who’ve dubbed the DVD set of the creatively resurgent season 3 the ”Dirty Laundry Edition.” Do how dirty does DH get? Some scenes required a whole cup of bleach; others needed only a dash of club soda.
Crazy Carolyn Bigsby (Laurie Metcalf) shoots Tom’s ex during a supermarket hostage crisis; Emmy voters gasp, and promptly reserve a nod for Metcalf. Totally Filthy
When his wheelchair-bound, conscience-enforcing sister (Jennifer Dundas) croaks after a protest outside his house, local pedophile Art (Matt Roth) says he’s glad she’s dead — and skips town. Totally Filthy
Bringing new meaning to the phrase tit for tat, Lynette (Felicity Huffman) flashes a randy old man to score one final signature for husband Tom’s liquor license. Almost Clean
Alma (Valerie Mahaffey) rapes ex-hubby Orson (Kyle MacLachlan) with the help of a tranquilizer, Viagra, and Orson’s mommie dearest (Dixie Carter). Call 911 — and a shrink! Totally Filthy
Hmm…what’s that in Mrs. McCluskey’s (Kathryn Joosten) freezer? There — next to the Fudgesicles. It’s her late husband’s corpse! Which explains how the old dear is still getting his pension checks. In the Middle
Flush with power at the prospect of becoming First Lady of Fairview, Gaby (Eva Longoria) kicks a meter maid in the shins. How totally Zsa Zsa! In the Middle