'Desperate Housewives,' Season 8, Episode 10, 'What's to Discuss, Old Friend': TV Recap. Five weeks after the last new episode of "Desperate Housewives," the series offers up an hour-full of blah that barely moves the plotline. It’s almost an insult to the fans. The only credit I can give to the program is that much of the mystery remains unanswered; we can only hope the final resolution is so mind-blowing that it rewards our patience. If the show’s dormant brilliance re-emerges, then somehow the current drama will ultimately connect back to the death of Mary Alice that kicked off the show eight years ago.