Update: It’s very possible Jackson is the one that doesn’t live. Marc Cherry said they would only have to rewrite one scene from episode with the fire, because of Gale Harold’s injuries, and he isn’t in any spoilers for episodes after that one.
I can’t imagine how show writers would devastate Susan again, but the Mike Katherine Susan triangle would be comic and enjoyable. Of course Mike and Susan are destined to be together no matter the bumps in their relationship. Let’s all face it, the happy ending will only happen in the series finale. We just have to enjoy the ride!
Regarding Desperate Housewives: Is everyone missing the obvious? Dave Williams as Edie’s hubby must be related to George Williams as Bree’s pharmacist! Am I the only one who sees the connection?
A little birdie told me that there’s no truth to this theory at all. As for the idea that Dave (Neal McDonough) was married to the woman who was killed in Mike (James Denton) and Susan’s (Teri Hatcher) car accident, that theory remains alive. — Ausiello Files
Episodes Spoilers from Desperate Housewives Tripod Blog:
Episode 5-5 “Mirror, Mirror” October 26
Dave convinces Susan to throw Mrs.McCluskey a surprise party for her 70th birthday. Mrs. McCluskey attacks Dave! After her party, Mrs. McCluskey is wheeled into an ambulance. She tells an EMT that Dave was responsible for what happened, as he knows she knows he’s up to no good. The EMT thinks she’s delirious.
This episode consists largely of flashbacks to the important moments in the past five years of the women. Some of the following events happened in the past, while others take place in the present.
Susan prepares to sign her divorce papers — but first she wants to talk to Mike. Jackson hopes to take his relationship with Susan to the next level.
Lynette rushes to the hospital where she learns Tom received a massive electric shock at his restaurant. His heart stopped but was revived; will there be tissue damage? Lynette learns Tom sold the pizzeria; he wants to take their family on a year-long trip. She throws a drink in Tom’s face.
Gaby’s worried she may be pregnant. She slaps her doctor.
We learn a surprising reason for the bond between Bree and Katherine. Susan catches Jackson and Katherine kissing. Bree wants to fire Orson, who doesn’t understand why she’d side with Katherine over him. Orson wants a divorce!
Tuc Watkins and Kevin Rahm guest star as Bob and Lee, who will attend Mrs. McCluskey’s party.
Episode 5-6 “There’s Always a Woman” November 2
Written by John Paul Bullock III; directed by Matthew Diamond
While he’s giving Virginia Hildebrand, (Frances Conroy), an older woman, a massage, Carlos accidentally gives her an orgasm. He confides in another masseur about what he’s done. The tip he receives proves the woman liked what Carlos provided! Virginia Hildebrand wants Carlos to come to Europe to be her personal masseur for two months, and Gabrielle agrees, til she learns from the masseur Carlos confided in about Carlos giving the woman an orgasm.
Susan and Jackson (Gale Harold) broke up; she wanted a casual relationship while he wanted to discuss their future. Two days later she confronts the naked woman she finds in his apartment. Jackson finds the two women together.
Bree meets Orson’s college roommate. She’s catering an event for his parents’ anniversary, but she has plans to act as a matchmaker for him and Katherine too. The bond between Bree and Katherine grows.
Lynette suspects Tom is cheating on her. Gail O’Grady appears as Anne Schilling, a real estate agent who may have her eye on one of the Scavos. We’ll also meet Anne’s son Kirby.
Lily Tomlin appears as Roberta, Mrs. McCluskey’s sister, who helps her dig up dirt on Dave.
Episode 5-7 “What More Do I Need?” November 9
Written by Matt Berry; directed by Larry Shaw
Gabrielle enjoys a margarita at Virginia Hildebrand’s pool. What ulterior motives does Virginia Hildebrand (Frances Conroy) have? Gabrielle wants to find out.
Bree has a moment of weakness that could embarrass her. Bree fires a teenage boy who stole money from her. He admits he spent the money on pot; Bree gives him two days to return the money. Later, the teen wants to get the money from Andrew in exchange for giving Andrew a tape that could be bad for Bree.
Katherine’s having an affair with Mike! Also, Susan learns of Jackson’s true passion.
At a PTA meeting at Lynette’s school, Anne Schilling (Gail O’Grady), who’s in charge of getting chaperones for a dance asks for volunteers. Lynette’s not happy with Anne, as she and Tom have learned about Anne’s affair with Porter. Lynette confronts her nemesis in a bathroom.
Roberta (Lily Tomlin) learns something disturbing about Dave. Dr. Heller (Stephen Spinella), Dave’s doctor who we met in the premiere, makes another appearance.
Episode 5-8 ”City on Fire” November 16
Susan likes Lloyd (Steven Weber), Julie’s boyfriend, who was her English professor in grad school, despite him being in his 40s. (Also, Julie likes Jackson.) Susan’s opinion shifts when she learns Julie’s boyfriend’s been married 3 times. Susan’s surprised to see he has a diamond ring and plans on surprising Julie with a proposal. Susan learns about Mike and Katherine.
Juanita and Celia leave their babysitter to have ice cream with Grandma. But when their babysitter calls Gabrielle, Gaby freaks out because the women they left with wasn’t their grandmother, but was Virginia Hildebrand (Frances Conroy), who has a history of violence. Gabrielle somehow ends up kissing (or more?) one of the members of Tokyo Police Club.
Lynette learns Porter plans to leave Fairview with Anne.
A reporter (Rachael Harris) hopes to expose the truth about Bree’s imperfections.
There’s a big fire at a club where the men’s band is playing in a battle of the bands. One of the other bands competing is real-life band Tokyo Police Club. Most residents of Wisteria Lane will be present. The fire is connected to Dave and the mystery. I’m hearing there will be two deaths. As always, Gabrielle, Lynette, Bree, and Susan are safe; we figure Dave’s safe as well, given his role in the mystery this season; given the events of the next episode, all the Solises and Hodge/Van De Kamps are safe; and everyone else is potentially dead meat.
Episode 5-9 “The Road You Didn’t Take” November 30
Thanks to an injury caused in the fire, Orson broke his nose. As a result, he’s now snoring loudly. (The doctor who he sees may be Andrew’s boyfriend.) Bree does a cooking demonstration for children, but since she’s using sleeping pills due to Orson’s snoring, she acts extremely oddly. Under the influence of the pills, she says more than she should about Danielle and Orson.
A doctor informs Carlos and Gaby that Carlos’ sight might be able to be fixed. They’re both happy, but Gabrielle’s worried about what Carlos will think of her looks. She thinks she has a month to lose the weight, but the doctor informs her the best eye doctor in the state can perform the surgery in a few days. Can Gabrielle get the surgery postponed?
A Scavo boy is arrested for arson! Did he set the fire? No, but an unnamed witness says he did. Lynette sells Tom’s heirloom baseball to a Japanese businessman to raise bail, but then Lynette needs to get it back before Tom learns what she’s done.
Carlos’ surgery goes well as he begins to regain his sight.
Mrs. McCluskey and her sister Roberta continue to investigate Dave’s past; they’ve found his doctor, but that may be a bust. Dave calls for a refill on his prescription and mentions his address as being on Wisteria Lane.
Episode 5-13 (Episode 100)
The show will air its 100th episode this season!
General season 5 spoilers
New cast members and recurring guest stars include Charlie and Max Carver as Porter and Preston Scavo; Joshua Moore as Parker Scavo; Kendall Applegate as Penny Scavo; Mason Gale Cotton as M.J.Delfino; Gale Harold as Jackson; Madison De La Garza as Juanita Solis; Danielle Baltodano as Celia Solis.
Marc Cherry has an idea for a past character who may return this season: it’s either Felicia, Zach, Paul, or Betty. (We’re crossing our fingers that it’s Felicia, ’cause we love her, though we do think she got a great exit.)