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Episode 5.11: Title Unknown

Airdate: January 4, 2009

  • 11/08 - Joanna Cassidy has been cast on the show, and she will be playing the mother of Andrew's new boyfriend! [...] Word is she's "the exact opposite of Bree." [...] Cassidy, whose character is named Melina, makes her first appearance in episode 11. Source: Kristin on E!Online
  • 11/02 - Jeffrey Scott: A successful well-dressed businessman in his 40s, he's Carlos' former associate in finance. Carla Lopez: The wife of the wealthy, successful Phil Lopez, Carla is a pretty Latina in her early-mid 30s. After a few glasses of wine, she laments at a dinner party about how her picture perfect life isn't all it's cracked up to be. Hot Shirtless Guy: A hot, charming shirtless gay man in his 20s, he's dancing in a club. Mrs. Villa: The mother of a blind daughter in her early 30s, she's grateful to Carlos for his assistance. Sara: An 8-year-old girl who just went blind 2 months ago. Source: SpoilerTV

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Episode 5.11: Home Is the Place

Airdate: January 4, 2009

  • 12/18 - The competition is on when Bree meets Andrew's future mother-in-law for the first time, as each is determined to win over their son's affection; Gaby urges Carlos to accept a job which pays a six-figure salary even if it means spending more time away from home; Susan is feeling lonely while Jackson is away and turns to Lee for company; Lynette catches Preston speaking to his runaway twin on the phone; and Edie grows weary of Dave as he continues to exhibit some odd behavior. Source: ABC

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Desperate Housewives Episode Recap: "Home Is the Place"

Jan 4, 2009 08:41 PM ET by Mickey O'Connor

It's been nearly a month since the last new episode of Desperate Housewives. To refresh your memory about our last visit to Wisteria Lane, read my recap of the Dec. 9 episode here.

Meet the parent

Alex's mom Melina (guest star Joanna Cassidy) is in town to meet the Hodges, and she's a pistol! She's a blowsy "mature cocktail waitress" who immediately throws down the gauntlet with Bree when she annoyingly "calls" Christmas with the boys. This makes Bree clutch her pearls. "Nobody's better at plastering on a fake smile and pretending to like someone than Bree Hodge," says a reassuring Orson when Bree complains about her uncouth new in-law.

Though I liked Cassidy in this role, I couldn't help but think how much sharper she was as Brenda's blowsy, feral mom on Six Feet Under. And while the mothers' rivalry is cute, the whole escalation (where the boys will celebrate holidays, where Alex will work, where they'll live) is kind of annoying in that it completely precludes "the boys" from anything resembling free will. What kind of spineless jerk lets his mother make these kind of decisions for him? (Hi, Mom!)

Ultimately, Bree staves off Melina's attempts to get Andrew and Alex to move to Oakdale by buying them a house on Wisteria Lane. (I bet Danielle is pissed she settled for community college and a convertible now!) Speaking of trashy (wait, were we?), I have a friend who is always saying that blush wine is making a comeback, and I guess now that "Mrs. Van de Kamp" is serving it at her dinner party I have to believe her. Either that or it just looks better on camera than Chianti.

For love or money

Carlos quit his job at the country club because, now that he has his sight back, he has realized that massaging naked people is gross. Heh. He wants to go work with the blind at the community center, do something fulfilling, help people. Gaby, on the other hand, wants to be rich again, so she's in favor of the six-figure offer on the table with "kind-of-an-ass" Bradley Scott. Even though dinner with Bradley and his drunkity-drunk wife, Maria, is tense and fraught with ethical slipperiness ("That'll be a good story to tell the other CEOs in hell," Carlos snarks of his corporate-raider escapades), he decides to take the job anyway at Gaby's behest. It's sort of sweet actually.

Blond on blonde

So finally Edie catches on to Dave's erratic behavior, but is it too late? His meds have run out, and he actually killed his prescribing physician. (I hate when that happens.) Is it bad that I find this character hilarious rather than menacing? Neal McDonough's sweaty-faced shuffling through his briefcase o' pills had me reaching for the laughing gas. Scraping the prescription containers for residue was a nice touch. But when Edie catches him chatting with his dead family, she has had enough. "I don't need an apology," she reports. "I need an explanation." But before Dave can stammer out anything resembling the truth (because, how could he explain really?), Edie throws him out. As he's doing the Wisteria Lane Walk of Shame, he crosses paths with one Mrs. McCluskey (more on her later), who has just returned from a bad storyline in Boston.

He kissed a girl

Forget Mike and Jackson; my new favorite sidekick for Susan is Lee! M.J. is with Mike, Jackson is out of town, and Susan's bored, so she wants to go clubbing with Lee. (Kevin Rahm, who plays Lee, is the MVP of this week's episode.) "Gays love me," Susan reports. "Pile on the makeup; drag queens get their first drink free," replies Lee. While drowning their respective sorrows at the bar, Lee asks if Susan loves Jackson or if he's her "closing time" guy. Susan says she loves Jackson, and to prove it, she's going to move to Riverton with him.

Then, to dissuade his own "closing time" guy who's moving in for the kill, Lee asks Susan to pretend that they're a couple... in a gay bar, which seems plausible. "I have to throw him off the scent. Mind if I grab one of your boobs?" he asks. Cut to a hungover Susan waking up next to Lee. Uh-oh! As she attempts to piece together what exactly transpired after closing timing, the evidence is damning. Two empty bottles of red and one smooth jazz CD later, Susan concludes that she slept with a gay guy. Lee's morning-after behavior does nothing to disabuse her of this notion. "That was fun last night

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