Sunday, May 18, 2008

Longest Desperate Housewives Ever

Despite being two separate episodes strung together with a title screen, tonight's Desperate Housewives finale still managed to pack a pretty solid wallop of suspense, outlandish mystery, whimsy and humor.

If you haven't had a chance to commit to tonight's epic, it's probably best you bypass the rest of this post. For those of you who tuned in, let's dish.

  • Maynard? Not a bad name for a baby...goat that is. They couldn't compromise and make Maynard a middle name? I digress. Regardless, Maynard will end up in the newborn baby mystery spot. If you don't watch a lot of TV, this is where all the newborn babies go when their parents are out having fun and getting into hilarious hijinks. (See: Emma on Friends, Ben on Desperate Housewives, etc.)
  • Anyone else glad Kayla's gone? I would be happy if that storyline is just gone forever. Tom can mention her in passing but if she ever finds her way back to Wysteria Lane it will be too soon.
  • Katherine's husband Wayne went from zero to batshit nuts in about 40 minutes. At first he was kind of a stereotypical abusive husband character, more intimidation than anything else. Then tonight, he kidnaps, he almost kills, he tortures, he threatens. WTF? Did it seem sudden for anyone else or am I just a poor judge of TV characters?
  • And speaking of which - Romanian orphanage? Katherine Mayfair is officially the most desperate of the desperate housewives.
  • I missed whether or not Gabby made it out with the duffle of money. Any chance she'll hold on to it?
So much to think about this summer.


Christopher Wayne said...

I gotta say, I was pretty impressed by this episode. And the story about catherine's daughter was just freakin great. I literally got chills when I saw the scene of how she did that.

And the 5 year thing is interesting...but I don't think it's here to stay...