'Desperate Housewives' recap: Post-Fireworks Lull

Not every week of Desperate Housewives can be action packed. That was evidenced by last night’s light and fluffy episode, which featured Susan having dreams sexy dreams about Paul Young; Lynette being irritated that she was relegated to being a second-class citizen at Tom’s executive conference; Felicia and Mrs. McCluskey hanging out heavily; and Bree and Gaby continuing their friendship in private.

While last week featured the fiery, in-the-woods showdowns between Felicia and Paul and then Carlos and Bree, and the week before concerned the fallout after Beth’s suicide and the release of Felicia from jail, this week was pretty tame and — as you might guess, when it comes to Desperate Housewives sometimes — full of cheap gags.

The biggest gag? The one between Gaby and Bree where Bree instructed Gaby how to make a pineapple upside down cake via the phone. The pair weren’t supposed to be talking, per Carlos’ demands, but alas, they did, and Gaby left a piece of what was very clearly Bree’s famous pastry on her kitchen counter. Carlos noticed, smelled a rat with the cake, and insisted that Gaby replicate the cake that she supposedly made...in front of him. Never one to back down, Gaby —who was referenced more than once as the woman who "ordered Chinese for Christmas" — accepted the challenge and executed the cake by taking instructions from Bree via a Bluetooth headset that she hid with her voluminous locks. Read More...



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