Desperate Housewives Review: Got a Secret, Can You Keep It?

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"Suspicion Song" was all about exposing weaknesses.

While I thought the episode moved kinda slowly, I still enjoyed it very much. However, I must admit that most of the storylines seemed predictable and I was only mostly intrigued by Chuck’s dire need to harass Bree.

It wasn’t too long ago when I once rooted for Chuck and Bree. In fact, up until this installment, I still wanted them to get back together. Given his super stalking skills, Chuck’s kind of a creeper to me now. Do you think that it’s safe to say, though, that their relationship is over?

Tom in a Bedroom

Poor Bree! As Carlos finally dumped the last bottle of alcohol down the drain, Bree turned to a glass of wine to seemingly solve her growing feelings of being alone. I absolutely hate what Chuck is doing to her.

On another note, I easily expected that Gaby was confiding in a sneaky snake at Carlos’s work about her own husband’s detrimental alcoholic situation. Luckily, the big client was able to talk some sense into Carlos. I can only hope that it’s not too late. I also easily guessed that Andre would show Susan’s artwork without her consent. I definitely miss the element of surprise on Desperate Housewives.

My favorite scene was the one at the art gallery. I loved how rattled Bree, Gaby and Susan were as Chuck the creeper showed up to share his interpretations of Susan’s showcase. Chuck was very much catching on and connecting all of the dots, including Alejandro’s car and the Oklahoma City Redhawks cap.

For a second, I smiled when my hometown was mentioned, but also realized that I had forgotten about these details. It can’t be too long until Chuck figures everything out, right?!?

Did you catch all of Susan’s vividly depicted pieces? From the bloody candlestick to Alejandro’s dead body, all I was thinking was: Seriously, Susan? I mean, come on. Sure, we’ve got to express ourselves. Like my writing, I keep some things private and always will. You’d think Susan would do the same with her art. Then again, this is Susan we’re talking about here. Eight seasons in, and she’s still as clueless as ever. Oh well, at least it’s always fun watching her scram... especially when she was trying to get her artwork down from the wall at the gallery.

My only complaint about the scene at the art gallery: Lynette should have been there. I know that she had her own issues to deal with, but the girls are best when they are together. Plus, I couldn’t help but to think that she needed them more than ever as she realized it might finally be time to accept her separation.

By the way, I also thought it was entirely predictable that Tom would place a longstanding order for their anniversary. That’s just so Tom. Lynette deserves some happiness. It’s too heartbreaking watching her every week struggle with accepting her separation from Tom. She should start dating again.

Overall, "Suspicion Song" was a mediocre episode.

What do you think Chuck’s next move will be? Where the heck were Ben and Mike? Are you happy with the way this concluding season is moving along?


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Desperate Housewives Season 8 Episode 8 Quotes

It's a Mexican hangover cure. It's the only thing I inherited from my family that's actually worth anything.


Renee: Oh my God, look at your hair!
Lynette: Do you like it?
Renee: Is it permanent?
Lynette: No.
Renee: Then I love it!