DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES: "Home is the Place" - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote


January 5, 2009 by  

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a great holiday and New Year’s. And what better way is there to usher in 2009 than the return of all our favorite shows? So without further ado, here’s the first Desperate Housewives review of 2009.

This episode was full of major plot developments. Chief among them was the assumed end of Edie and Dave’s marriage. After discovering Dave talking to himself in the middle of the night Edie confronts him and demands to know who he was talking to. After admitting that not only was he married before but that his wife died Edie told him to get his things and get out of “her house”. I was extremely proud of Edie yet surprised by this decision. Dave is obviously a lunatic but Edie has appeared to be oblivious to this all season. But she must have had some idea since she was so quick to end things with Dave.

This episode also marked Carlos’s return into the world of finance. Gabby successfully guilted him into taking a new job working for a former colleague of his. While I agree with Gabby’s actions I’m a little worried about the effect this will have on Gabby and Carlos’s marriage. The last time Carlos had a job this demanding Gabby turned to the gardener. I don’t want to see that happen to them again. On the other hand, Gabby has faced her fair share of sacrifice over the past few years and she deserves a break.

Porter is still missing and Tom and Lynette are in imminent danger of losing the pizzeria. Lynette discovers that Preston has been in contact with Porter and convinces him to get Porter to talk to her. In the middle of reassuring Porter that everything will be all right if he comes back Lynette’s mother grabs the phone and tells Porter Lynette is not to be trusted. Honestly, I’m getting a little sick of Lynette and this whole plot line. The scene with her and Preston in the car was just bizarre. The writers need to find a way to end this storyline gracefully and soon.

Jackson has been offered a new job that’s a distance away and has asked Susan to move in with him instead of trying to maintain a long distance relationship. The fact that Susan would even consider this is ridiculous. She and Jackson just got serious and by moving away she would be taking MJ away from his father. The only good thing that came out of this plot line was the hilarious scene in which Susan is telling Gabby that she slept with someone accidently and Gabby discovers that the person in question is Lee. Gabby’s gleeful laughter in the background was too funny.

Andrew’s new fiancée Alex’s mother, Melina, has come to meet Bree and Orson. She turns out to be a nightmare; constantly calling things from holidays with the boys to a seat at dinner. She even tries to convince Andrew and Alex to move five hours away to be closer to her but at the thought of being that far away from her future grandchildren, Bree makes a rash decision to buy a house in Fairport for Alex and Andrew. I’m glad that things worked out in Bree’s favor. Melina was insufferable.

So what were your thoughts on tonight’s episode? Were you as surprised by Edie’s decision as I was? Let me know what you think below.

Tricia is your Desperate Housewives girl this year. She’s from upstate New York and is currently a freshman in college. She’s also a hardcore TV fan; check out her homemade TV schedule:


2 Responses to “DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES: “Home is the Place””

  1. Courtney on January 5th, 2009 12:14 pm

    I’m actually enjoying the dark side of Lynette. Sure, the car part was weird, but I can see her doing some really bad, dark things in the future. It intrigues me.

  2. Jamer aka Jamie on January 5th, 2009 2:52 pm

    Gabby laughing at Susan was my favorite scene ever!!