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Desperate Housewives Episode: "Getting Married Today"

Season 3, Episode 23
Episode Synopsis: Bree and Orson return to Wisteria Lane for Gaby and Victor's fairy-tale wedding as Susan makes plans for her nuptials. Meanwhile, Lynette's estranged mother (Polly Bergen) shows up on her doorstep, and Carlos makes a discovery about Edie. Milton Lang: Mike Farrell.
Original Air Date: May 20, 2007
Guest Cast Steve Tyler: Minister K Callan: Ilene Britt
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Aired: 5/20/2007
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May 20, 2007: Getting Married Today Season 3, Episode 23

Well, they said the final scene would be a shocker, and they were right. I am speechless. You know how much I love my Edie. Would it be too much to ask to have Carlos heroically and miraculously walk in during the very first scene this fall and save her? I do not want this show to go on without Nicollette Sheridan. Yes, Edie is not one of the four main housewives, but the show would not be the same without her. Soap operas have had people hang themselves and be saved at the last minute. Until I get a confirmation, I'm going to spend this entire summer believing Edie is not dead. Just call me DID - "Dave In Denial." Except for that ending, I was very happy with this season's finale episode. I thought it had the perfect Desperate Housewives blend of drama and comedy. I expected to be satisfied after seeing that departing coexecutive producer Joe Keenan was one of the writers (along with talented fellow coexec producer Kevin Murphy). Besides having the same job title for all those years of Frasier, Joe also cowrote this season's instant classic episode, "Bang." So when I saw his name in the opening credits, I thought: "This is going to be good." What a wonderfully romantic ending-before-the-ending when Susan surprised Mike with the spur-of-the-moment wedding in the woods, equipped with Gabrielle's minister ( Steve Tyler) and a witness/maid of honor in Julie. Who knew Julie ( Andrea Bowen) would have the funniest line in the episode? The minister to Susan and Mike: "Are you ready?" Julie: "Are you kidding? They've been dragging this thing out for three years." You could tell Mike was getting stressed out by all the wedding prep and trying to make extra money as a 24-hour "ninja plumber" to give Susan the big wedding she wanted. Good for Susan for finally doing the right thing. I think it was Mike's "I'm not Ian" speech that hit home the most for her. Marcia Cross indeed gave us a spoiler during that Letterman appearance weeks ago when she said Bree would return with a noticeable difference. One of you smart commenters suggested Bree would be faking a pregnancy to cover up the fact that her slutty daughter Danielle was pregnant with Edie's slutty nephew Austin's baby. How very Bree of Bree to go through so much trouble to avoid being the gossip talk of Wisteria Lane, hiding Danielle away so she'll never be seen by anyone until after "Bree's" baby is born. And how very Orson of Orson to go along with the scam. I loved the scene when Orson helped Bree take off the fake pregnancy belly and reminded her she'd need to switch to the 6-month version soon. Oh, Bree. Why do I know that the devilish Andrew will be the one to spoil the secret? I had heard that Gaby and Carlos were going to hook up, but most of the stuff I read said Gaby was going to sleep with Carlos the night before her wedding to Victor, just to get it out of her system. I much preferred what actually happened. Both Gaby and Carlos were in miserable situations - Gaby overheard Victor and his dad B.J., I mean Milton ( Mike Farrell) discussing how Gaby will be "bringing in the Latino vote" for his race for governor (against her will), and poor Carlos found out Edie was still on the pill. Speaking of that clichéd finding-the-birth-control-pills scene: like Edie would be that stupid to keep them in her purse! I did laugh at the Carlos/paper-boy Danny scene with Carlos going into Edie's purse to pay Danny and finding the pills. Danny ( Ridge Canipe): "What's that?" Carlos: "It's birth control pills." Danny: "I'm gonna need cash." So it was good timing for Gaby and Carlos to passionately make out on that couch during the wedding reception - they both really needed it. You know Gaby won't stay married to Victor much longer. In the grand tradition of casting the absolute best veteran actors in the business to play the parents of the characters, in came the fabulous Polly Bergen as Stella, Lynette's estranged alcoholic mother. I have been a fan of Polly's - without exaggeration - my entire life, ever since my parents had me watch the Doris Day/ James Garner film Move Over, Darling as a child. (Please rent it - you won't be sorry.) Stella is a tough cookie, but I was glad Lynette didn't kick her out like she had planned. Since Stella survived breast cancer when Lynette was 13, it will be a tough-love learning experience to have Stella around during the next three months of chemo. That line of Stella's was a real kick in the ass for Lynette: "You can fight me or you can fight the cancer. Trust me - you won't have the strength to do both." Stella bonding with Kayla was great, pumping her for info about Lynette and Rick. Stella got her groove back with that earlier line to Tom asking him not to tip the cab driver because "the SOB wouldn't let me smoke." It made me laugh and think of several of my aunts and friends of my own mother. Other highlights: - I enjoyed seeing TV Guide writer extraordinaire and my pal Mary Murphy in her cameo as one of the wedding guests. She was there to write her DH story for the magazine. Nice perk, Mary! - I also enjoyed TV veteran K Callen as Edie's dead mother, who appeared in a nightmare of Edie's. Every time I mention K (O K - it's only been once before), I make it a point to include that she played the woman who came out to Archie and Edith in one of my all-time favorite episodes of All in the Family as the lover of the deceased at the wake of cousin Liz. Best line was Archie's: "Liz... was a lez?" Here's hoping that the next time Edie speaks to her mama, they won't both be dead. - I always like when they give Ricardo Antonio Chavira funny lines as Carlos, and his best one was when he told Gaby he was planning on skipping the ceremony portion of her wedding: "I don't want to make a scene. You'll vow 'till death do us part' - I'll bust out laughing. People will stare." Gaby: "Reception starts at 4." Later, his line to Edie when he was attempting to make her pregnant was hilarious: "Nature is not on our side anymore. You're no spring chicken. Those eggs aren't exactly farm fresh." Edie: "OK - stop referring to me as poultry!" - Nice to see Kathryn Joosten back as Mrs. McCluskey. Of course, she and Ida (the two Gladys Kravitzes of Wisteria Lane) had to be the ones to overhear Carlos and Edie arguing at the wedding. I hate that we have to wait almost four months for the next new episode. Until then, hang in there, Edie. I pray for your survival. 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Well, they said the final scene would be a shocker, and they were right. I am speechless. You know how much I love my Edie. Would it be too much to ask to have Carlos heroically and miraculously walk in during the very first scene this fall and save her? I do not want this show to go on without Nicollette Sheridan. Yes, Edie is not one of the four main housewives, but the show would not be the same without her. Soap operas have had people hang themselves and be saved at the last minute. Until I get a confirmation, I'm going to spend this entire summer believing Edie is not dead. Just call me DID — "Dave In Denial."Except for that ending, I was very happy with this season's finale episode. I thought it had the perfect Desperate Housewives blend of drama and comedy. I expected to be satisfied after seeing that departing coexecutive producer Joe Keenan was one of the writers (along with talented fellow coexec producer Kevin Murphy). Besides having the same job title for all those ... read more

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Premiered: October 03, 2004, on ABC
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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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