'Desperate Housewives' recap: Into the Woods

Leave it to a little death to inject a little life intoDesperate Housewives. The end of the road for two of the show’s characters — Beth Young, recently, and Juanita "Mama" Solis, years ago — provided enough fodder to fuel the nighttime soap through yet another strong episode last night, and that was after a particularly robust outing two weeks ago. Last night’s hour was titled "Moments in the Woods," so it was fitting that it took these two linchpin story lines and their attached parties — Paul and Felicia in one camp, and Bree, Gaby, Carlos, and Andrew in the other — to the woods, albeit separately, to sort out their issues.

Bree and Gaby headed to the great outdoors after finding out that Andrew had gone therealone with Carlos. What’s the issue with these two being alone? Well, after it came to light two weeks ago that Andrew was an alcoholic, the young gay entered Alcoholics Anonymous, like his mother, and began his 12 steps to recovery. Step 8 proved a difficult one for him: Andrew was to list the people he’d done harm to and make amends. At the top of his list wasn’t Bree (she was predictably and hilariously miffed at that!) but instead Carlos, who Andrew wronged by running over his mother with a car when he was a teenager. So now you see why Gaby and Bree — who both were aware of the situation, too, and thought Andrew would take the opportunity to bare his soul to Carlos — ran up the mountain to find the pair on their solo hunting trip. A mad Carlos is never a good thing, especially in a setting with guns readily available. Read More...



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