'Desperate Housewives' recap: Zach Attack

Do you remember when Desperate Housewivesreally hit the skids this season? Yeah, that was last night, when three of the show’s major storylines—Gaby’s freaky doll obsession; Lynette’s silly, fifth-grade-esque revenge on Tom; and Susan’s find-me-a-kidney supposed tear-jerker—all went into a tailspin at the exact same time. Thankfully, it wasn't for too long. Somehow, the show managed to pull it together and semi-salvage two of the three storylines by the end of the episode.

Before we get to the saved storylines, let’s start with the one that fell the most flat during the hour: Gaby’s. I’m not even sure what we’re supposed to do with this storyline besides just feel awful for Gaby and, by proxy, Eva Longoria. And my feelings aren't a feel-so-bad-it’s-good kind of way—the whole thing is more sad than anything. Gaby has, in essence, transferred her feelings about the loss of her switched-at-birth daughter Grace to a doll that she’s named Princess Valerie. Ummm, am I the only who thinks that is all a tad crazy? Just reread that line: "Gaby has, in essence, transferred her feelings about the loss of her switched-at-birth daughter Grace to a doll that she's named Princess Valerie." Unfortunate! I’m being generous by only calling it a "tad" crazy. Because it’s actually a whole big ol’ heaping serving of crazy. Let’s just hope that when Gaby put Princess Valerie to bed in that box stashed in her closet that this wacky storyline was also put to bed. Honestly, it can’t really go much further, can it? Read More....


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