'Desperate Housewives' recap: A Spoonful of Poison

"No good deed goes unpunished."

Mary Alice ended last night’s episode ofDesperate Housewives with that familiar — and haunting — phrase, and all I could think was: Ain’t that the truth? Despite all the rage that Susan usually inspires in me, I found it more than a tad-bit sad to watch her get so screwed there at the outset of the hour. The poor woman spent the last few weeks of her life dedicated to nursing the wretched Paul Young back to health, and then — after she suggested that maybe he wasn’t getting better because he still lived in the home he shared with his dearly departed wife Beth — he kicked her to the curb. Her face, while she was standing out in his yard, was heartbreaking. But why’d Paul reject her so? Well, it seems he took Susan’s innocent suggestion that he move as a play for her to return to the house she was renting to him. Whoops on her part. Read More...



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