Desperate Housewives s8 ep 8
More watch-between-your-fingers drama from the Scavos this week, as Lynette sneaks into Tom’s flat on their anniversary intending to surprise him with her new hairdo and everything. Inevitably, it goes wrong. Fair play to the writers, though, who could have made Tom’s new girlfriend an unsympathetic monster, but instead have given her a dignity and maturity which makes her, frankly, a far more enticing companion than the Lynette of seasons 1-7. And, finally, Lynette seems to be realising that the breakup didn’t just happen, and that her behaviour might have had something to do with it. Still saying they’ll be back together by the end, but I’m also pleased it hasn’t been made easy for her.
Carlos is still drinking, now to the detriment of his work: I was going to complain about how the guy that Gaby confided in was obviously going to be untrustworthy, but the writers had a further twist up their sleeve in this one. They didn’t in the ongoing story of Susan and her pictorial confession, which not surprisingly has now been seen by the world. And Chuck, whose pursuit of Bree is now very creepy indeed. Of course, he’s right about her, but still.
Overall a pretty good episode, I’d say, and I’d also have to concede that, while I was concerned about making guilt the cornerstone of the season, the writers are making rather a better job of it than I thought they would.