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Sunday, February 18, 2007

"Desperate Housewives": Mystery Solved?

So, “Desperate Housewives” solved its big mystery. But was it all too neat?

Warning: The remainder of this post contains details about tonight’s episode of “Desperate Housewives.”

As I suspected, it was Gloria, Orson’s mother, who killed Monique. And as I also suspected, Gloria had something on Orson to get him to help—the guilt over his father’s suicide.

But as we learned in this dark and twisted episode, Gloria had also killed Orson’s father because he was having an affair and had brought shame to their extremely religious family.

Because Gloria believed that a man should only be with one woman, she decided she should do whatever it took to get Orson and Alma back together—which meant killing Bree. But in her zeal, she also played a part in the death of Alma as well. Orson was, of course, able to save Bree and his fight with his mother caused her to have a debilitating stroke, leaving her unable to speak or move.

Orson left Alma’s suicide note (from where she faked her suicide) and Monique’s teeth next to Alma’s body, framing her for the murder and clearing Mike’s name. He also made it look like Gloria had her stroke when she discovered Alma’s body.

As I said, a neat wrap-up to the whole thing, but it still leaves some unanswered questions. Did Gloria loosen the step on Bree’s ladder? Did the police just decide not to ask any more questions about Orson falling off the roof? And what about Orson hitting Mike? Will that come up again?

Of course, we have to remember that Marcia Cross’ (Bree) real-life pregnancy may have caused the writers to alter some of their plans—although I have to compliment them on their excellent editing tonight. You barely even realized that wasn’t Marcia Cross in the bathtub.

So what did you think? Did it all wrap up too neatly? Was this episode just too dark?

And on another note, how relieved were you to discover that Gaby and Zach didn’t sleep together?!...