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Well, there is quite a bit of news happening on Wysteria Lane.  As the show prepares for it’s sixth season, lots of changes are in store.  Here’s just a bit of the news I gathered (thanks to TV Fanatic!!!):

Desperate Housewives Season 6 Promo Poster

Desperate Housewives Season 6 Promo Poster

Shawn Pyfrom (Andrew) has been bumped to recurring status so that the actor can work on other projects.  Series creator, Marc Cherry, said that he does not want to lose Andrew all together because he really likes the character.

Shawn Pyfrom as Andrew

Shawn Pyfrom as Andrew

Drea de Matteo (The Sopranos) has joined the cast as a new series regular.  Her character’s name is Angie Bolen.  Angie moves to Wysteria Lane with her husband – new series regular, Jeff Nordling (24) – and her son – new series regular, Beau Mirchoff.  The family definitely has a secret, which will play out throughout the season.

Jeff Nordling and Drea de Matteo (Angie Bolen)

Jeff Nordling and Drea de Matteo (Angie Bolen)

Beau Mirchoff

Beau Mirchoff

Andrea Bowen (Julie) returns to DH this season as a series regular.  It is rumored that Julie will be dating Beau Mirchoff’s character.

Andrea Bowen as Julie

Andrea Bowen as Julie

Orson Bean has joined the cast in the role of Roy.  Roy will be Karen McClusky’s (Kathryn Joosten) boyfriend.  And yes, they will have a sex scene.

Orson Bean as Roy

Orson Bean as Roy

My favorite news, of course, is that Jesse Metcalfe is returning to the show in the role of John.  Only this time John wont be going after Gabby (Eva Longoria-Parker).  Instead, he’ll be dating Ana (Maiara Walsh), the niece of Carlos (Ricardo Antonio Chavira) that moved in with Gabby and Carlos in the season 5 finale.

Eva Longoria-Parker as Gabby and Jesse Metcalfe as John

Eva Longoria-Parker as Gabby and Jesse Metcalfe as John

Maiara Walsh as Ana

Maiara Walsh as Ana

We’ll learn who Mike (James Denton) married in the season 5 finale…either Susan (Teri Hatcher) or Katherine (Dana Delaney).

 

Dana Delaney as Katherine and Teri Hatcher as Susan

Dana Delaney as Katherine and Teri Hatcher as Susan

Bree (Marcia Cross) will still be flirting with Karl (Richard Burgi), but her story with Orson (Kyle MacLachlan) is far from over.

Marcia Cross as Bree and Richard Burgi as Karl

Marcia Cross as Bree and Richard Burgi as Karl

Finally, we found out in the season finale that Lynette (Felicity Huffman) was preggers again.  Turns out that her’s and Tom’s (Doug Savant) story may lead her down the road of considering an abortion.

Felicity Huffman as Lynette and Doug Savant as Tom

Felicity Huffman as Lynette and Doug Savant as Tom

I’m really excited to see where DH is going to go this year.  Sounds like an exciting season already.  DH’s season premiere is on Sunday, September 27th.

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So, hopefully, by now you’ve seen the Desperate Housewives Season Finale.  And what a great 2 hour episode it was.  Let’s get right to the synopsis:

First up, Orson (Kyle MacLachlan) found out that Bree (Marcia Cross) had been hiding the valuables that he thought were stolen from their house.  When he confronted Bree, Bree admitted to wanting a divorce.  However, Orson got the upperhand telling Bree that if she went along with the divorce, that he would have her arrested for insurance fraud.  Turns out, that when their house was supposedly robbed, Orson placed an insurance claim.  Now that he knows that Bree set the whole thing up, she can be arrested for fraud.  Bree doesn’t know what to do, so she turns to her lawyer, Karl (Richard Burgi).  Karl sends a thug (played by Port Charles star Jay Pickett) to threaten Orson.  However, Orson once again turns the tables and forces Bree to stay in their loveless marriage.  Bree again turns to Karl and this time in more ways than one.  She and Karl start an affair…YAY!

Orson and Bree

Orson and Bree

Carlos (Ricardo Antonio Chaviro) and Gabby (Eva Longoria-Parker) receive a call from his dying aunt for a family picnic.  At the picnic, Carlos’ aunt reveals that she’s dying and needs someone to care for her granddaughter.  Despite Gabby’s objections, Carlos feels obligated to take the girl in.  When the girl arrives, it turns out she’s a teenager…an older teenager…with a penchant for hooking up with rich older men in order to get whatever she wants. 

Carlos, Gabby, and their daughters

Carlos, Gabby, and their daughters

Lynette (Felicity Huffman) begins to fear that her cancer may be coming back and makes an appointment with the doctor.  Meanwhile, her husband, Tom (Doug Savant), enrolls in college to learn Mandarin and become more competitive in the job market.  Lynette goes to the doctor and learns that the cancer hasn’t come back….she’s actually pregnant with twins…for the second time!  What will she and Tom do?

Lynette and Tom

Lynette and Tom

Now onto the big story….the Dave (Neal McDonough) story.  Dave puts his diabolical plan into motion.  The plan is to kill Susan (Teri Hatcher) and Mike’s (James Denton) little son, MJ (Mason Vale Cotton).  Dave wants to take Susan and MJ on a fishing trip.  However, Susan is reluctant to go b/c of Jackson (Gale Harold) being held for deportation.  So, Susan cancels the trip.  This sends Dave home where he goes crazy and has visions of his dead doctor (whom he killed in the fire at the nightclub), his dead wife and daughter, and his most recently killed wife, Edie (Nicolette Sheridan).  In his vision, Edie urges Dave to kill MJ right away and forget all about the fishing trip.  So, Dave decides to take her advice and do just that.  Meanwhile, Susan head’s over to Mike and Katherine’s (Dana Delaney) house to as Mike if he is the one who called Immigration on Jackson.  However, Mike is in the shower.  So, Susan tells Katherine about this.  Katherine tells Susan that she NEVER told Mike about the fake marriage proposal between Susan and Jackson.  Susan can’t figure out who turned Jackson in.  But before she has time to really think about it, she learns that Mike and Katherine are now engaged and planning to get married right away in Las Vegas.  Obviously upset, Susan leaves Mike and Katherine’s and decides to go on the fishing trip with Dave.  Good thing she changed her mind when she did, b/c Dave was just about to kill MJ when Susan told him about the change of plans. 

Dave, Edie, and Mrs. McClusky

Dave, Edie, and Mrs. McClusky

Meanwhile, Mrs. McClusky’s sister (Lily Tomlin) receives a call telling her that Dave’s doctor was killed.  So, she comes back to Wysteria Lane to share the news with Mrs. McClusky (Kathryn Joosten).  The two decide to break into Dave’s house where they find all of his precription pills.  The detectives find the two nosey ladies snooping around Dave’s house and bring them in for questioning.  Together, the detectives and the sisters put together all of the info they’ve gathered on Dave and realize that this guy had planned on killing Mike, Susan, and/or MJ all along. 

Roberta and Mrs. McClusky

Roberta and Mrs. McClusky

Dave and Susan leave for their fishing trip, but just as they are leaving, Dave gives Mike a tape he recorded (with his confession to MJ’s murder) and tells Mike not to listen to it until after his and Katherine’s honeymoon.  Mike agrees and says his goodbyes.  However, Mike catches Dave making a sinister face and begins to worry about Susan and MJ.  Katherine gets jealous that Mike is always thinking about Susan.  However, Mike tells her that he loves her and not Susan.  The two head to the airport, and while waiting to board the plane, Katherine heads off to get her and Mike some coffee.  When she reaches for her wallet, she mistakenly turns on the video camera in her purse.  She walks away.  Mike hears the video and happens to pull it out of her purse.  Turns out to be the video confessional Dave made about killing MJ.  Mike tears out of the airport without getting to tell Katherine what was going on.  Katherine returns and thinks that Mike just didn’t want to marry her.  Mike calls Susan on her cell phone and tells her not to react to what he’s about to tell her so that Dave wont know what their talking about.  Mike tells Susan that Dave is the husband of the mother and daughter they killed in the car accident a few years back.  He also tells her that she and MJ are in a lot of trouble and need to get away from Dave.

Katherine and Mike

Katherine and Mike

Susan does a fairly good job at making it look like she knows nothing, and tries to get Dave to pull over at a gas station or restaurant to use the bathroom or get food.  He refuses.  So, she gives MJ a juicebox and shortly thereafter, MJ starts whining that he needs to go to the bathroom.  Dave will not pull over at a rest stop, so he pulls over by a cemetary to allow MJ to go to the bathroom in the woods.  Susan takes MJ into the woods to go to the bathroom, comes back, and hits Dave over the head with a brick, knocking him out.  She tries to take off with MJ, but realizes that the keys to the car are in Dave’s jacket.  She goes to get the keys, and Dave grabs her.  She runs and brings MJ with her, but trips and hurts her ankle.  She tells MJ to hide and not let Dave find him.  Dave successfully finds MJ and brings the two back to the car to continue on into the deep woods for the fishing trip.  However, Mike calls again.  This time Dave talks to Mike and comes up with a plan to have Mike kill MJ the way Susan and Mike killed his wife and daughter in the car accident.  He has Mike meet him at the intersection where the accident occured.  Dave ties Susan up to a street sign on the side of the road, and gets ready to pull out in front of Mike’s car the second Mike shows up.  Just as all of this is about to occur, Dave only sees his daughter when he looks at MJ and so he lets MJ out of the car, gets into the accident with Mike, and loses his mind after almost dying.  Mike, Susan, and MJ reunite and Mike and Susan share a VERY passionate kiss.

MJ and Susan

MJ and Susan

Fast forward 2 months…the whole gang from Wysteria Lane is attending a wedding.  Bree is with Orson, but making flirty faces with Karl, Gabby and Carlos are with their girls and niece, Tom is with Lynette who is running to the bathroom with morning sickness, and Mike is marrying someone.  But who?  Guess we’ll find out next season!

The episode was really good and the last 30 minutes were definite edge of your seat excitement.  I loved it!  What did you all think?

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So, I just found 2 more tiny spoilers for the season finale.

First off, Lily Tomlin will be back to play Roberta, Mrs. McClusky’s (Kathryn Joosten) sister.  Apparently Roberta and Mrs. McClusky will be working together to solve the mystery of Dave (Neal McDonough).

Lily Tomlin as Roberta and Kathryn Joosten as Mrs. McClusky

Lily Tomlin as Roberta and Kathryn Joosten as Mrs. McClusky

Speaking of Dave, it appears he’ll be taking Susan (Teri Hatcher) on a fishing trip…with plans of killing her.  Hopefully Roberta and Mrs. McClusky will solve this mystery before Susan pays the price.

Teri Hatcher as Susan

Teri Hatcher as Susan

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Possible spoiler alert!  If you haven’t seen the April 19th episode of Desperate Housewives yet, then do not read any further. 

So, if you DID see tonight’s Desperate Housewives, then you now know that Edie Britt (played by Nicolette Sheridan) met her maker tonight.  We all knew that this was coming from all of the recent tabloid reports, but I was thinking that maybe she’d still be around for a few more episodes.  The reason I say this, is that last time we had a new episode, we were given previews of Edie after the accident and in the hospital.  It looked like she would be in the hospital for a bit before they killed her off completely.  However, after seeing tonight’s episode, I guess they quickly rewrote Edie’s ending…and they did it HORRIBLY!!!

Nicolette Sheridan as Edie Britt

Nicolette Sheridan as Edie Britt

I’m sorry, but the writing in this episode just sucked.  First off, having another episode this season in which the women get together and reflect on moments made up just for the episode isn’t an original idea.  Just this very season, when the local handyman died, we had an eerily similar episode. 

The fact that NONE of the women even shed one tear was so sad.  Maybe they all fought with Edie at one point or another, but she was still their friend (as seen in all of their made up flashbacks).  Wouldn’t you cry if your friend had just passed away? 

Now on to some specific moments that sucked.  We’ll start with Gabby’s (Eva Longoria-Parker) flashback.  Gabby and Edie go out for a night on the town to meet guys.  They decide to compete over who could get more guys to buy them drinks.  In the end, Gabby came back with 17 stirrers…meaning she had 17 drinks.  Yet, Gabby wasn’t even slightly buzzed.  I know that after 4 mixed drinks I’m feeling really happy.  Gabby must have some tolerance!  The scene ends with Gabby and Edie deciding to go back to Gabby’s house to open a bottle of wine (because apparently that 1 bottle of wine will do the trick that 17 mixed drinks couldn’t). 

Next up, Karen McClusky’s flashback.  Karen (Kathryn Joosten) and Edie were BEST FRIENDS!  In fact, because Karen loved Edie so much, she felt it her responsibility to find out the truth about Edie’s husband!  Yet Mrs. McClusky doesn’t even shed 1 tear for her best friend who is now dead.  What??

Then, the powers that be felt it would be great to bring back Edie’s son.  Well, since the show went 5 years into the future at the beginning of this season, the last time we saw this kid, he was really a little kid.  So, now we have some actor we’ve NEVER seen come in to play this character for 1 episode.  Of course it didn’t tug our heart strings…we don’t even know who this kid is!  And of course this actor wasn’t going to deliver a powerful scene…he’s NEVER even been on the show before.  He doesn’t have any kind of rapport with the women of Wisteria Lane, and he’s still a kid, maybe 16 or 17 years old.  On top of it all, his own father couldn’t tell him that his mother died?  Of course not, the women of Wisteria Lane (who met this kid once when he was still a child) have to be the ones to break the news to the poor kid.  The scene just fell really flat.

That brings me to Katherine (played by Dana Delaney).  Why wasn’t she with all her friends to go meet up with Edie’s son to tell him his mother died?  Only 2 episodes ago Katherine was going to go camping with Edie, Edie’s husband, and Mike (James Denton).  But I guess she didn’t care about Edie’s death too much.  My friend Darren and I think that the producers are giving Katherine such crappy story in hopes that she’ll ask them to break her contract.  I mean Dana Delaney is a pretty well known name in primetime TV, and yet her character is just so boring on this show.  Send her off to Brothers and Sisters or Grey’s Anatomy.  She’ll probably get better story.

Finally, when I first heard that Edie was getting killed off the show, I thought “Well, it’ll be great when they bring her back to narrate an episode ala Mary Alice Young.  She’ll say such nasty things about all the women, and it’ll be hysterical”.  Well, Edie narrated this entire episode, and it just wasn’t Edie.  She was just too sweet.  Totally not her character in the least.

This is the very first episode of this show that I can honestly say I hated.  I’m a Nicolette Sheridan fan (since the days when she played Paige Mathison on Knots Landing), so I’m sad to see her go.  However, that’s not why I hated the episode.  It was just so poorly written, and such an improper send off to one of the original cast members, that I could hardly stomach it.

As for the future, I’m sure that the show will be fine.  Edie was rarely used throughout the years that she starred on the show, so her death shouldn’t affect the storylines much at all.  However, I do love Mrs. McClusky, and I hope that the writers will still find great story for her.  She’ll need a new sidekick…so maybe they’ll bring Lily Tomlin back as her sister and make her a recurring character (if Lily is so willing).

Kathryn Joosten as Mrs. McClusky

Kathryn Joosten as Mrs. McClusky

On a happier note…at least we’re getting a bunch of new episodes in a row.  I’m so sick of DH coming back for 2 or 3 episodes and then going off for a month and then coming back for a few more episodes before going off for another month.  Now we’ll get 5 or 6 new episodes every week leading up to the 2 hour season finale!  I do love me some 2 hour season finales!  And based on the previews, it does look like the rest of this season’s shows will be exciting.

Hopefully Desperate Housewives will get back to basics next season and become the show it was in the first season.  We need mysteries, cliffhangers, and more soapy moments. 

If this was Dallas, Dynasty, or Knots Landing, next season will begin with Susan (Terri Hatcher) opening her shower curtain to find Edie showering (and having some fun with her soap scrub). 😉