Monday, December 7, 2009
'Desperate Housewives': Plane Down!
The Christmas plane crash episode found Wisteria Lane residents battling blackmail, a jealous husband, and a clear descent into madness. And if you noticed, there was NO snow on Wisteria Lane during this Christmas time and it was rather "sunny" outside though mildly cold enough to wear jackets. So, perhaps a clue to where DHWS really takes place?
Last night was supposed to be the big, shocking Desperate Housewives that'd leave us all wanting more over it's coming, and rather long, holiday hiatus. It surely had all the elements of what should have been a great — or at least totally nuts-o episode: a huge accident, the possible deaths of mains characters, and a Christmas party on Wisteria Lane!
But, little about the hour was very shocking. And really, Sure, I've got questions, but I'm happy to wait a few weeks to get answers. I'm really let down too that the plane wasn't bigger to cause a little bit more death and destruction but I guess that would bring about comparisons to the flight that went down outside of Albany earlier this year.
Naturally, we viewers were left with may more questions at the end of the episode than were answered. (Again, probably an intentional move to get us to tune back in for the first episode back after New Year's.) Queries like: Is Mona really dead? Did she tell anyone about the information she knows about the Bolen family? Will Lynette's saving of Gaby's daughter Celia be enough to patch things up between the feuding pair? How, exactly, did Angie Bolen escape the plane's wings, yet Mona — who she was fighting with at the time — didn't? Who's dead — or at least, who's bloody hand is that — inside the Santa's Workshop that was seemingly inhabited by a dueling Orson and Karl, as well as Bree, before the small plane demolished it? Are there any other casualties? How did geriatric pair Mrs. McCluskey and Roy possibly move their wrinkly behinds out of the way in time?
The bloody hand looked rather ladylike to me. So, I'm guessing we're supposed to interpret that Bree is dead. And that is: totally not a remote possibility in any and all scenarios. The producers would never kill Bree. So do Orson or Karl have unusually lady-ish paws? Not that I've ever noticed before. (Have you ever taken note of that, viewers? Tell me in the comments, if so!) So, it's probably just a play to get attention. Either someone else is dead — or hurt badly — inside that Santa shack or Bree is simply bloody and will live to see another day. Or, I suppose, it could be Karl or Orson, one of whom has very delicate hands. Or could it be that the three left the house just in time and someone else came into the house to either stop them from fighting and was the last person remaining in the house - say one of the gay neighbors? One of them could have Palmolive hands or could it be - GASP - Bree's son! DUN DUN DUNNN! And we didn't see Carlo's niece so here's for whacking her because she has as much appeal as watching paint dry thus far this season! I'm hoping it's not Katherine's daughter Dylan or Susan's - Julie!
Oh well there was much more to speak about during the episode - like Carlos & Lynette's work feud to the cat fight between the girls that had to be broken up by Bree.
All in all I'm satisfied for the next few weeks until we learn who died!