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Desperate Housewives Episode: "Gossip"

Season 3, Episode 20
Episode Synopsis: Gaby, annoyed that Carlos is dating Edie, does something about it; Kayla tells Tom she saw Lynette flirting with Rick (Jason Gedrick); Wisteria Lane is full of gossip about the dead body found in Mrs. McCluskey's freezer; and Susan decides between Ian and Mike.
Original Air Date: Apr 29, 2007
Guest Cast Ben Parrillo: Roger Billy Unger: Chad Judyann Elder: Dr. Brody
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Aired: 4/29/2007
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April 29, 2007: Gossip Season 3, Episode 20

Seems as though just about all of the housewives were having feelings for two men tonight. Susan had to choose between Ian and Mike; Gabrielle was dealing with her jealous feelings about Carlos while celebrating her engagement to Victor; and Lynette was further flirting innocently with Rick, much to the suspicions of Tom. For the first time ever, Edie was the only housewife devoting her attention to just one man. Nice change of pace for an episode that focused on the subject of gossip. First off, can we all agree that we're happy our dear Mrs. McCluskey was released from jail and finally told everyone what she secretly revealed to just Parker last week? I don't think any of us wanted her to be a murderer. Mrs. McC's explanation that she came home and found her husband dead on the couch with the remote still in his hand made perfect sense when she added that she discovered his pension plan had not been changed to make her the beneficiary (silly Gilbert forgot to switch it from his first wife). What better reason to put him in the freezer? OK, I'm not saying I would've done the same thing, but at least we found out the method behind her madness. Quick side note to let you know what a TV addict I am: my roommate once came home and found me asleep (but not dead) on the couch sitting in an upright position with the remote still in my hand. Had to share. Back to DH... I loved how jealous Gaby got about Carlos dating Edie. It did not surprise me that she asked Susan and Lynette not to be Edie's friend, but it was oh-so-Edie for Edie to lure Lynette to Travers' birthday party by having her cater it, and then having Susan there to sign copies of her book. I think my favorite scene of the entire episode was the dialogue between Carlos and Gaby after he picked her up and carried her away from the party. Carlos: "So if I'm just dating and you're in love and getting married, remind me again why it is that you get to be the angry one?" What a way to shut Gaby up. You knew that as soon as Susan told Mike she decided she was going ahead with her marriage to Ian that it would be a short-lived decision. Mike telling her, "At least I have my memories," was the best way to keep Susan's mind focused on Mike. Playing Mike's phone message twice while Ian was standing behind her sealed the deal for Ian to skip town and head back to England. Sucks that Mike also skipped town. Ida sure summed it up to Susan: "I always liked him." You are not alone, Ida. Once again, they gave little Kayla something of substance to do. Yes, she can be a little brat, but at least she's protecting her daddy. I thought it was appropriate for Kayla to be the person to see Lynette being flirty with Rick and to alert Tom. I liked when Tom showed up with all the kids via cab to surprise Lynette, spoiling Rick's plans with her. Of course Lynette was not going to agree with Tom when he suggested letting Rick go to save money now that Tom was getting better. Other highlights I'd like to point out: - That Susan was going to sing her own rendition of "Wind Beneath My Wings" at Gaby's engagement party with special lyrics. Something tells me that most of you were happy we didn't get to experience it. Am I right? - That Julie was finally back to give her mama some needed advice and support. - That Kayla told Lynette she could tell she was lying: "You always laugh like that when you tell a lie." - That Gaby described to Lynette and Susan just how cold she wanted them to be to Edie: "I want icicles hanging from that bitch's ears." - That Susan ("men are scum") had to see the court-ordered anger management therapist ( Judyann Elder) after the incident in the parking lot with that random man ( Ben Parrillo). - That Lynette agreed with Susan that they were essentially "whoring" for Edie behind Gaby's back: "Looks like we're working the same corner." - That Parker defended Mrs. McCluskey to those neighborhood boys who wrote "witch" on her door, and that he convinced Tom and Lynette to hire her back as babysitter, even with a raise. Did you notice they finally mentioned Bree? I was amused that it was because Bree sent Gaby a basket of fresh muffins from the "top of the Swiss Alps" as a congrats engagement gift. Marcia Cross is a guest on Letterman this Thursday night, so I've already set my TiVo. show less
Seems as though just about all of the housewives were having feelings for two men tonight. Susan had to choose between Ian and Mike; Gabrielle was dealing with her jealous feelings about Carlos while celebrating her engagement to Victor; and Lynette was further flirting innocently with Rick, much to the suspicions of Tom. For the first time ever, Edie was the only housewife devoting her attention to just one man. Nice change of pace for an episode that focused on the subject of gossip.First off, can we all agree that we're happy our dear Mrs. McCluskey was released from jail and finally told everyone what she secretly revealed to just Parker last week? I don't think any of us wanted her to be a murderer. Mrs. McC's explanation that she came home and found her husband dead on the couch with the remote still in his hand made perfect sense when she added that she discovered his pension plan had not been changed to make her the beneficiary (silly Gilbert forgot to switch it from his fir... read more

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