Desperate Housewives Season 6, Episode 4: "The God-Why-Don't-You-Love-Me Blues" - Recap

On Sunday's episode of Desperate Housewives, Bree came to an increasingly irrational Katherine's aid when it became clear that she's still not over Mike. John Rowland (guest star Jesse Metcalfe) cozied up to Ana, but not for the reason that you might think. Lynette adjusted to some of the physical effects of her pregnancy. Angie threw a party for Danny. And we learned more about Julie's secrets - including the identity of her married lover.


Katherine is totally losing her grip, which is probably good news for Dana Delany (fun acting!) and bad news for the character (illogical story!). She tells Bree that she's still in love with Mike, and she's still got the same crazy eyes she showed Orson. She repeats that she's just waiting for Susan and Mike's marriage to crash and burn. Bree is concerned, but she has some hot hotel sex with Karl waiting, so she shrugs it off.

But when Bree catches Katherine peeping in Susan and Mike's windows that night, she decides to put her on sick leave for three weeks to get some help. "I'm not sick," Katherine protests. "Yes, you are," Bree responds firmly, and there's no room for discussion.

Then Katherine shows up at a last-minute wedding that she and Bree were planning, and she's pretty pitiful. She says her friendship with Bree is just about the only thing she hasn't lost in the last few weeks, so she is going to make an effort to snap out of it. But then she sees the cake, which Bree made for the happy couple from a design of Katherine's she found lying around. But - oops! - it's the cake that Katherine designed for her wedding to Mike. "I watched another bride marry my fiancé; I am not going to watch another bride eat my cake," she says with excellent crazy eyes, and lunges for the cake. A scuffle ensues, and it ends with a crash.

The next day, Katherine pretends like nothing has happened. Bree sees no choice but to fire her. Katherine sees this as a betrayal, and when Bree asks her for her keys to the test kitchen, Katherine drags them across Bree's car before relinquishing them. "You wouldn't know to look at it, but the lady next door is having a nervous breakdown," Mary Alice says in voiceover.


Now that Lynette is pregs, "the Supremes" are back - which is what Tom calls her enlarged breasts. Her coworkers also notice lasciviously and assume she's had plastic surgery. Carlos tells Lynette that he knows about her little secret. "You know about the twins?" she asks. Heh. Once Lynette catches on that he's talking about her breasts, she declines to set him straight, relieved that he doesn't know that she's pregnant.

I thought this story line might take a sexist turn, and indeed it does. Carlos tells Lynette that their new prospective clients think she has a nice rack, so can she maybe, you know, show off the girls a little over dinner? Lynette, naturally, is offended, but again, in order to conceal the truth, she goes along with it. Carlos even offers to buy her a new dress on the company. "A man just gave me a credit card because of my boobs. That makes me feel less like a hooker," she observes drily.

And it gets worse. When she shows up to dinner in a knockout blue dress, she thinks she might keep her jacket on since it's cold. "It's not cold, and even if it was, even more reason you should take the jacket off," Carlos says to his employee.

Fortunately, Lynette embraces the power of her new look. She likes the attention she got at the restaurant and she closed the deal. At home, she questions Tom about why men like big breasts, and why then did he marry her? He says that even though he likes big breasts, he's glad she doesn't (normally) have them. Because he needs her to have that one flaw, so it's OK that he has so many. Aw?

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