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Desperate Housewives recap: Pest Perfect

Susan makes a nuisance of herself trying to welcome the new gay couple, while Carlos and Gaby deal with an infestation of crabs, and Bree battles her mother-in-law

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The gays have arrived on Wisteria Lane! It’s about damn time. And how much do I love that they hate Susan Meyer? She met the new couple, Bob and Lee, on their moving day, and she of course made a fool of herself trying to appear not at all intolerant. (”I watch a lot of cable.”) First impression: not good. She then attempted to ”bake” for the fellas — she actually just heated up some cookie bars and said they were homemade. The problem was that Lee is allergic to nuts and Susan had no idea what the ingredients were. Second impression: worse. Finally, Julie found the guys’ dog, Rafael, and brought it home to give it a snack. Crazy Susan thought this was the ultimate way to get the neighbors to like her. She would hide the dog in her garage and then swoop in like the hero when they panicked. Only, like all of Susan’s plans, this went awry. Mike came home and opened the garage door. Rafael ran back home with his paws covered in the yellow paint Susan had on her hands when she first met Bob and Lee. In her defense, she was wearing a gorgeous dress during the whole fiasco, but that’s really her only decision I can support.

It was an episode filled with many arrivals, in fact. Katherine’s aunt Lily came home to die in the care of her niece. But Lily was more concerned about confessing to whatever dastardly deed she and Katherine had done in that house. I think it’s pretty safe to assume they both killed Katherine’s first husband and covered it up. Is there more to this mystery? I certainly hope so. Katherine seems to have some kind of confession radar, because just as Aunt Lily was about to reveal their secret to Dylan, Katherine arrived to interrupt. When Lily was about to die, she wrote what I’m guessing is a confession on a piece of paper and dropped it to the floor. Presumably Katherine will sense that too and find it before anyone else does.

Also returning was Lynette’s libido. On a break from chemo, Lynette was feeling frisky, and so was Tom, initially. But once her wig came off during foreplay, Tom’s, uh, interest died. My favorite moment was when we saw his reaction as Lynette’s big bald noggin slid down his body. So Lynette and Gaby took a trip to Ye Old Wig Shop and decided that Lynette should experiment with new looks. Lynette chose a red wig and played Brandy, the slutty cheerleader. Tom ate it up, but it seemed he was now only interested in sex with Lynette if she was playing a part. Not so flattering for Lynette. But finally Tom confessed that he liked the distraction of role playing because Lynette’s cancer has been tough on him too. Am I the only one who thought he was being a tad selfish? Here he was whining about how Lynette never asks how he’s doing, and she’s battling a potentially terminal illness.

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