Desperate Housewives: Episode 5.9 “Me and My Town” Recap
Posted November 30, 2008on:
Source: Buddy TV
Previously on Desperate Housewives: A fire broke out , and Dave saved Mike’s life for some mysterious reason, while Porter was the prime suspect due to his history of arson and his hatred of Anne’s psycho husband.
While the fire didn’t kill any major characters, its effects are widespread. Carlos gets good medical news, Orson gets bad news, Susan learns about Katherine and Mike, and Lynette proves how far she’s willing to go to protect her kids.
A scan reveals a possible cure for Carlos’ blindness, which fills Gabi (Eva Longoria Parker) with worry because since he lost his sight, she’s let herself go. Finally, an excuse for Desperate Housewives to let Tony Parker’s wife look hot. Gabi goes on a diet, but her adorably pudgy kids aren’t going along with it, so Gabi yells at her kids, blaming her two “brats” for her fatter figure.
The surgery gets moved up, freaking Gabi out because she doesn’t have enough time to get into shape. She comes clean, and Carlos (Ricardo Antonio Chavira) reveals he loves her for more than just her looks by telling a story about their dating years that is totally unbelievably because it involves Gabi eating a plate full of BBQ ribs with reckless abandon, something the old Gabi never would’ve done.
Mike and Katherine’s secret relationship is exposed thanks to an overly snoopy Susan (Teri Hatcher). After learning the truth, an angry Susan confronts Bree, who knew about it, and Bree reads her the riot act for being stupid enough to divorce Mike (James Denton) when everyone knows Susan is still in love with him. Susan’s plan is to tell Katherine (Dana Delany) it’s OK for her to date Mike even though it makes Susan sad.
Orson (Kyle MacLachlan) got a septum injury during the fire, causing him to snore rather loudly. This obviously upsets Bree (Marcia Cross) and leads to a subplot the writers probably came up with at the last minute just so Marcia Cross would have something to do in this episode. The wackiness involves camomile tea laced with sleeping pills and a cooking demonstration. If you’ve seen Lucille Ball selling Vitameatavegamin, you know what happens.
After the debacle, Bree learns the truth and blackmails Orson into getting the surgery to cure his snoring. The doctor is mortified and hopes his own relationship will never become as bad as that. This leads to a surprise revelation that the doctor is living with his boyfriend, Andrew (Shawn Pyfrom)!
The cops target Porter due to the fact that he threatened the club owner’s life. They’re not the only ones who are suspicious, because Lynette (Felicity Huffman) thinks Porter did it too, so she lies to the police to cover it up. She vows to protect her son, even if he’s a murderer. This involves giving Anne some money and helping her flee, on the condition that she stays away forever. Anne also tells Lynette that there is no baby. Later, Lynette begs her son to always be honest with her, but then she turns around and lies to him about not knowing where Anne is.
The weight of being called a hero for saving Mike gets to Dave (Neal McDonough) until he hears that the police suspect Porter. Dave uses this to make up a story to tell the police about seeing Porter in the storage room the night of the fire.
Next week on Desperate Housewives: Carlos can see, Katherine has a bowling ball dropped on her foot, Porter may also be sleeping with Edie, and Andrew is getting married to his doctor boyfriend who may have starred in gay porn. In other words, a perfect recipe for a hilarious episode.