Entertainment Weekly


Stay Connected


Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content


Desperate Housewives recap: Post-Fireworks Lull

Bree and Gaby continue their friendship despite a ruckus, while Susan connected with Paul, Felicia connected with Mrs. McCluskey.

Posted on

Desperate Housewives Cross
Ron Tom/ABC

Desperate Housewives

TV Show
Current Status:

Not every week of Desperate Housewives can be action packed. That was evidenced by last night’s light and fluffy episode, which featured Susan having dreams sexy dreams about Paul Young; Lynette being irritated that she was relegated to being a second-class citizen at Tom’s executive conference; Felicia and Mrs. McCluskey hanging out heavily; and Bree and Gaby continuing their friendship in private.

While last week featured the fiery, in-the-woods showdowns between Felicia and Paul and then Carlos and Bree, and the week before concerned the fallout after Beth’s suicide and the release of Felicia from jail, this week was pretty tame and — as you might guess, when it comes to Desperate Housewives sometimes — full of cheap gags.

The biggest gag? The one between Gaby and Bree where Bree instructed Gaby how to make a pineapple upside down cake via the phone. The pair weren’t supposed to be talking, per Carlos’ demands, but alas, they did, and Gaby left a piece of what was very clearly Bree’s famous pastry on her kitchen counter. Carlos noticed, smelled a rat with the cake, and insisted that Gaby replicate the cake that she supposedly made…in front of him. Never one to back down, Gaby —who was referenced more than once as the woman who “ordered Chinese for Christmas” — accepted the challenge and executed the cake by taking instructions from Bree via a Bluetooth headset that she hid with her voluminous locks.

“There, one perfect pineapple upside down cake,” Gaby said at the end of the truly hilarious exercise. “If only trust were as easy to make.” Ultimately, though, Carlos was on to her continued relationship with Bree, after he discovered a hair from Bree’s head on her new coat. Carlos was none too happy, and forced her to choose between him and Bree. “Who do you want in your life: me or Bree?” And it was a shocker — really, quite a shocker — when the next scene with Gaby featured her asking Bree if she could stay with her for a while before she scooted Juanita and Celia into her house. Guess Gaby made her decision — or at least she’s making a point to Carlos until we see what transpires next week.

Lynette, meanwhile, continued her silly storyline where she’s irritated at the life she leads as the wife to the powerful executive her husband Tom now is. “It may be small and red,” Lynette said at Tom’s executive conference where she was saddled with a plus-one lanyard and relegated to such activities as flower arranging while he got to do interesting executive-type things, “but this lanyard is not better than a burka! We need to storm the gates and demand to be let inside. C’mon, rise up! If we do it together, we will not be denied!” None of the other spouses — including Bob’s partner Lee, who was also at the conference — cared as much as she did, and Lynette eventually embarrassed herself by taking the space of a high-powered woman executive and giving her keynote speech.

NEXT: Susan’s sex dreams…about Paul Young!