You Take for Granted
When we last left our Desperate Housewives ladies, Bree had figured out the truth about Orson and his involvement in the revenge plan he had concocted in order to win back her heart. And although his actions had failed, the creepy look Orson exhibited at the end of the episode when he dropped off a letter to the Fairview Police hinted that there just might be more to come for Bree before the end of the season. Has Bree set herself up for more trouble than she bargained for by telling Orson off? Meanwhile, Susan and Lynette came to blows concerning the “correct” parenting for Parker and Julie’s baby, as both wanted to be the most involved parent. Mrs. McCluskey admitted to Roy and Gabrielle about her terminal cancer, and Carlos finally returned home from rehab.
The episode spends a lot of time focusing on the subject of taking things for granted; the episode title sums up the premise. Mike realizes this and in an almost goodbye, he lets Susan know how much he loves her. I love what was done with Mike’s last scene; his conversation with Susan on the step, him protecting her from the bullet and the montage of moments played. The montage was a great touch by the writers because it isn’t just a case of him watching his life flash before his eyes but the viewers watching his moments with Susan and remembering them.
Lynette is going all out for Penny’s birthday (single parent overcompensation, party of one), and she’s irked when Jane shows up with a photographer and takes all kinds of cute pictures with Penny. Lynette accuses her of not being family, just the woman Tom is… seeing. That’s when Jane lets Lynette know that Tom has asked her to move in. Then Tom drops the bombshell that he wants them to see a lawyer this week. Jane comes over later to apologize and starts to choke on a cheese puff. Lynette takes a significant pause before giving her the Heimlich. For a second, I really thought she was going to let her die!
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