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Desperate Housewives Episode: "A Little Night Music"

Season 6, Episode 21
Episode Synopsis: Angie's past catches up with her when she encounters her ex (John Barrowman). Meanwhile, Gaby and Susan scheme against Carlos and Mike; and Bree meets a woman (Linda Purl) who knows Sam very well.
Original Air Date: May 2, 2010
Guest Cast John Barrowman: Patrick Logan Josh Zuckerman: Eddie Sam Page: Sam Linda Purl: Lillian
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Season 6, Episode 21
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Aired: 5/2/2010
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Desperate Housewives Episode Recap: "A Little Night Music" Season 6, Episode 21

On Sunday's episode of Desperate Housewives, Mary Alice thinks her friends on Wisteria Lane need to beware of the mysterious men in their lives: Eddie, Sam, Patrick Logan and... Mike? Tonight we saw dubious actions by all four men, and as a result there's danger looming on the horizon.

SUSAN and GABY

Susan inherited a piano from an aunt, but she wants Gaby to think she and Mike bought it for $30,000 since she's jealous that Gaby always brags about how much money she and Carlos spend.

Cut to Gaby in lingerie — "I know, right?" she says, when Carlos' jaw drops — who is offering afternoon sex. In exchange for what, asks Carlos. It seems Mrs. Solis has her mind set on a ski house in Aspen. Carlos bluffs and says they can't afford it because of a top-secret business deal.

That's enough for Gaby to go see their business manager to find out about the deal. Utilizing her own special brand of blackmail, she gets him to tell her about Carlos' loan to Mike. Her initial reaction surprises me. Instead of going straight to anger, she feels compassion for Susan and Mike.

Once she learns about the Delfinos' financial troubles, she drops by with a few bags of groceries for Susan. In a case of really bad timing, Susan decides to show Gaby her new piano — and to brag about the "cost." At first, Gaby plays it cool, but of course she ends up blabbing about the $50,000 loan and her lack of a ski house in Aspen. (By the way, since when does a ski house in Aspen cost $50,000?)

Before Susan calls Mike, though, Gaby thinks they should have some fun at their doofus husbands' expense.

Over dinner, Gaby pulls Mike aside and says that she thinks Carlos is having an affair. Meanwhile, Susan is wearing a very low-cut blouse and is playing the part of the mistress very well. She "confesses" that she told Carlos that she would sleep with him if he lent Mike the money. Naturally, Carlos and Mike are befuddled, just long enough for Gaby and Susan to come clean about their little scheme. It's pretty funny.

But it's also pretty poignant. "I did it to show you what happens when the person you love the most lies to you," Susan says. "I just did it because I want a ski chalet," Gaby says. Oh, Gaby. Ultimately, Mike apologizes and shows Susan all his paperwork. One question is left unanswered: Is Susan going to write Carlos a check?

LYNETTE

Eddie might as well have the surname Haskell this week. He's quite the helpful little scamp since he moved in with the Scavos. He did the grocery shopping, and is generally sucking up to Lynette. When Porter refuses to help his mother with the laundry, Eddie pins him to the floor and raises a fist. "I just can't watch you be disrespected," Eddie says creepily to Lynette.

Lynette sympathizes with Eddie, since she too grew up with an alcoholic mother. She knows what it feels like to be angry all the time. She tells him about a breathing technique she used to use to help her get through it.

Later, Tom gets home from a business trip and starts carping about the lack of a prepared dinner or any food in the refrigerator. (Wait, didn't Eddie just go shopping?) Eddie starts using Lynette's coping mechanism, hilariously breathing deep while Lynette and Tom bicker. To stem the tide of Eddie's anger, Lynette starts kissing Tom. "See, we love each other," she says.

When Lynette explains later about his altercation with Porter, Tom says he wants Eddie out. Lynette wants to try therapy.

The therapist says Eddie has a lot of issues, so he wants to talk to Barbara, Eddie's mother. So Lynette goes to Eddie's house to find Barbara, where she hears from a neighbor that nobody's seen her for days.

BREE

Bree and Sam bump into Lillian (guest star Linda Purl, who you recognize as Pam's mom on The Office) at the grocery store. There is clearly some tension between her and Sam. Bree investigates and finds out that Lillian is Sam's supposedly dead mother, not to mention Rex's ex. "He's a complicated boy," Lillian says of her son.

It turns out that when Sam was 4, Rex asked for full-time custody and Lillian declined — a secret to which Bree was never privy. A few months ago, Sam learned of Rex's offer, and something snapped, and his plan to worm his way into Bree's life was set into motion.

Orson says he was right about Sam all along. Bree admits it's a hard pill to swallow because having Sam around has been like having a piece of Rex back, but it now forces her to remember that Rex was a liar too.

Bree confronts Sam about his lie about his mom being dead. "She is dead... to me," a shaken Sam replies, reporting that he is jealous of the life that Andrew and Danielle had, a life he could have had. He has a tantrum and smashes a vase against the wall.

Bree apologizes to Andrew, and tells him and Orson that she's afraid of Sam.

ANGIE

We finally get Angie's back-story, which we sort of already knew. Angie and Patrick Logan (guest star John Barrowman) were environmental activists/terrorists. They built a bomb together, but then something went wrong and someone was killed. Angie fled with the FBI agent who was assigned to apprehend them, Nick, and Patrick has been looking for them ever since.

Patrick comes to see Danny at the coffee shop and chats amicably about the surprise ending to his metaphorical novel. Nick comes in as well, which momentarily panics Patrick, since he knows that Nick will recognize him. Nick doesn't see him, but he lets it slip that he'll be going running that evening.

When he straps on his sneakers that night, Patrick is waiting, and hits Nick Bolen with his car. In the hospital, the doctor wants to induce a coma to stop the swelling in Nick's brain. Before he goes under, he insists that Angie send Danny off to a hotel, and eventually Angie plans to join him.

She rushes home to pack, there are candles everywhere in their house, and Patrick's there. Here's his plan: He's going to bunk in the guest room for the night. Angie won't call the cops since she'll be arrested. She won't run because Patrick will kill Nick if she does. And she won't try to kill Patrick in his sleep, he says, since they both know she's not comfortable with taking a life. Is that still true?

So what did you think of "A Little Night Music"? Are you happy with how Angie's story is developing? Was Mike wrong to keep his financial troubles from Susan? What are Sam and Eddie's endgames? Will poor little rich girl Gaby ever get her Aspen ski chalet? Do you miss Katherine? Next week's episode, the last before the season finale, looks like an ominous one. How do you think the rest of the season will play out?

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On Sunday's episode of Desperate Housewives, Mary Alice thinks her friends on Wisteria Lane need to beware of the mysterious men in their lives: Eddie, Sam, Patrick Logan and... Mike? Tonight we saw dubious actions by all four men, and as a result there's danger looming on the horizon.

SUSAN and GABY

Susan inherited a piano from an aunt, but she wants Gaby to think she and Mike bought it for $30,000 since she's jealous that Gaby always brags about how much money she and Carlos spend.

Cut to Gaby in lingerie — "I know, right?" she says, when Carlos' jaw drops — who is offering afternoon sex. In exchange for what, asks Carlos. It seems Mrs. Solis has her mind set on a ski house in Aspen. Carlos bluffs and says they can't afford it because of a top-secret business deal.

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Premiered: October 03, 2004, on ABC
Rating: TV-PG
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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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