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Desperate Housewives Episode: "God, That's Good"

Season 3, Episode 19
Episode Synopsis: Susan calls off her wedding and realizes she must choose between Ian and Mike; Gaby decides it's time to stand by her man; and a blackout shuts down the pizza ovens at Scavo's, giving Rick (Jason Gedrick) an opportunity to shine. It also thaws out freezers on Wisteria Lane and lands Mrs. McCluskey in hot water.
Original Air Date: Apr 22, 2007
Guest Cast Peri Gilpin: Maggie Gilroy
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Season 3, Episode 19
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Length: 43:02
Aired: 4/22/2007
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April 22, 2007: God, That's Good Season 3, Episode 19

I love it when the DH writers give us those moments that involve a murder or a mystery and only one character is told the story behind the murder or the solution to the mystery, but we as viewers don't hear it and are left wondering. In this case, little Parker Scavo was told by Mrs. McCluskey exactly why her dead husband is inside her freezer, but he was sworn to secrecy. I assumed Ida Greenberg would be the one to first discover the secret (after seeing last week's coming attractions), but I didn't expect one of the Scavo boys to be the very first discoverer. Parker's look of utter shock was perfect (kudos to Zane Huett for being a super little actor). One of the funniest parts was at the hospital when Parker first told Mrs. McCluskey about his encounter while they were alone. Mrs. M: "Don't tell your brothers - you were always my favorite." Parker: "I saw the man in your freezer." Mrs. M (shouting): "Lynette! Can you go get me some green jello?" So when Ida was the second person to find out Mrs. M's secret and obviously called the cops, of course Mrs. M was going to assume it was Parker who was the leak. After Eva Longoria revealed in this week's TV Guide cover story that Gabrielle was going to tie the knot with Victor Lang, I was skeptically trying to figure out how they were going to make it believable for Gaby to marry him so quickly. How clever for them to make Gaby save the day and be the hero by putting a kibosh on the "Lang Bang" sex scandal by stepping up to the plate, or rather, microphone during the press conference and announcing that Victor had just proposed to her right before the rolling blackout. Gaby knew everybody loves a love story so she stood by her man. But poor Carlos. Edie even picked up that he still loves his Gaby. I thought they advanced the Susan-Ian-Mike story line quite well by having Susan attempt to set up Mike with Roz, I mean Maggie, her wedding chef ( Peri Gilpin), to disastrous results. Susan to Mike (after he told Maggie about his jail time): "She thinks you're Charles Manson." I was glad Mike told Ian about his kiss with Susan. Better for Ian to know about this now rather than after marrying her. I liked how Ian kept testing Susan by bringing up Mike's name and then inviting him over. Susan trying to choose between the two wedding cakes was too funny - the "rich and elegant" cake was appropriately placed in front of Ian while the "down to earth and sweet" one was in front of Mike. Once Susan found out that Ian won Susan on a bet with Mike, it made sense for her to figuratively choose "C" - none of the above - so now neither of them will get Susan. But we all know that won't last. Once again, it was the Lynette/Tom plot that I wasn't as thrilled with. I didn't hate it, though. I liked that Rick ( Jason Gedrick) was giving Lynette a reason to feel sexy (letting her hair down again at the end), but I don't buy that she would accept Rick's flirtations. I expected to hear Tom jealously make a comment about Rick's good looks and fire him on the spot. I also found it strange that Lynette wouldn't think Tom would be overly angered by the positive restaurant review in the newspaper. Lynette yet again got a chance to one-up Tom. It isn't every episode that one of the Scavo children get a more intriguing story line than their parents. But for the most part, I really enjoyed this episode. More positive stuff I want to point out: - The importance of power - both the electrical kind and the mental kind. What would we do without it? Unfortunately, Mrs. McCluskey ended up in jail after she lost her power. I hope we find out what she told Parker and that she returns to Wisteria Lane soon. Kathryn Joosten adds so much to this show. - Mike asking his roommate Carlos if he had a woman in his bedroom with him since Mike heard "sex noises." Carlos: "No. That was just me." - Gaby pressing up against Victor in the dark, trapped in the elevator: "Oh, what you're doing is amazing!" Victor: "My phone is vibrating." - Gaby walking in with waffles for Victor's breakfast. Victor: "Will you marry me?" Gaby: "They're just toaster waffles." - Todd Sherry was hilarious as Russell, Edie's realtor cohort. Great line after he walked into the house that Edie was using to have secret sex with Carlos: "I see you can't close a sale without opening something else." - Susan kicking Maggie under the table rather than Mike. - Nice to see Rachel Fox back with some oomph as Kayla. I loved that they had Kayla walk in with the newspaper review rather than Lynette (another example of giving the Scavo kids something to do besides just being bratty). I'll leave you with the lovely news that we'll be treated to four new episodes in a row - no repeats (the season finale airs Sunday, May 20). show less
I love it when the DH writers give us those moments that involve a murder or a mystery and only one character is told the story behind the murder or the solution to the mystery, but we as viewers don't hear it and are left wondering. In this case, little Parker Scavo was told by Mrs. McCluskey exactly why her dead husband is inside her freezer, but he was sworn to secrecy. I assumed Ida Greenberg would be the one to first discover the secret (after seeing last week's coming attractions), but I didn't expect one of the Scavo boys to be the very first discoverer. Parker's look of utter shock was perfect (kudos to Zane Huett for being a super little actor). One of the funniest parts was at the hospital when Parker first told Mrs. McCluskey about his encounter while they were alone. Mrs. M: "Don't tell your brothers — you were always my favorite." Parker: "I saw the man in your freezer." Mrs. M (shouting): "Lynette! Can you go get me some green jello?" So when Ida was the second pe... read more

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Premise: Following her suicide, Mary Alice Young keeps tabs on friends and family she left behind on bucolic suburban Wisteria Lane. But this being a prime-time soap (if a tongue-in-cheek one), they all harbor a sordid secret or two. Created by writer-producer Marc Cherry (a 'Golden Girls' alum), 'Housewives' was an instant hit and a frequent contender on Emmy night .

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