Desperate Housewives 6×05 — “Everybody Ought to Have a Maid”: I didn’t really get into this episode of Desperate Housewives, as it pretty much seemed like filler and didn’t advance any storylines along. My favorite scenes involved Bree and the motel maid. I could understand both their points of view. First, as the maid said, Bree thought she was above every other cheating housewife just because she wore pearls or something. It was good that someone finally called her out for not being as prim and proper as she likes to appear. But at the same time, I had to agree with Bree’s justification. She did want a divorce, only to be outright refused by Orson. What is she supposed to do, resign herself to a lonely, loveless marriage just because of some antiquated “vows” that she apparently doesn’t believe in anyway?
– How could Gaby be surprised that people were questioning her parenting skills. She wasn’t watching the kids when they went flying down the stairs, so it totally was her fault that the other girl got injured. But the girl’s mom really overreacted there, especially with pulling the girl from the birthday party. I absolutely hate that kind of petty crap.
– Susan with a gun. It didn’t take long for that accident to happen. I can’t believe everyone was so blase about Katherine getting shot. Sure, the bullet just grazed her shoulder, but she could have been killed. And yet everyone was willing to laugh it off and brush the incident under the rug? Whatever.
– Hmm, they finally explained why Tom lets Lynette control everything. That was a bit of a redeeming scene for Tom, but I fear that the character is so far gone at this point that he’ll never become likable in my eyes.
– The Bolens continue to be weird. So the wife has cheated in the past too? They have stacks of cash, passports, and a gun kept in a lockbox? The gun is registered in their real names? Well if they were criminals, why would they bother to register the gun in the first place? None of this makes any sense.