'Desperate Housewives' recap: A Time to Kill

Gaby’s story line seemed sort of pointless for the first half of last night’s episode of Desperate Housewives. She and Juanita were watching a horror movie together, and Carlos thought it was a bad idea because of its potential to freak the child out. Gaby offered her usual biting response: "The kid’s used to violence," she told Carlos, before continuing to watch the flick. "You’ve seen me make her eat carrots." Really, I kept thinking: This is what they’re gonna do with the Solis clan on this week?

But, as the hour — which was titled "Then I Really Got Scared" — ticked on, things began to crystallize, and I realized why Gaby’s story line was indeed important: It allowed us to meet the serial killer who will apparently terrorize Wisteria Lane in the two-hour season finale next week. After Juanita complained of seeing movie killer outside the house night, a flummoxed Gaby decided that she’d quell her daughter’s fears by camping out to show her that nothing was out there. Lee popped by to scare them, but then the real killer — played with what seems to be an Indiana Jones look by actor Kristopher Logan — showed up, and Gaby successfully shooed him off, thinking it was just Lee again. Then, near to the end of the hour, came the requisite shot where we saw this creepy guy surveying Wisteria Lane. Maybe he was thinking: Who should I kill first? Read More...



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