Desperate Housewives 1/8 "One More Kiss" SPOILERS

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Neenahboy, Jan 8, 2006.

  1. ToddAtl

    ToddAtl New Member

    Jul 27, 2003
    Atlanta, GA
    I actually thought this episode was the best of the season so far. It managed to keep my attention for the whole hour for the first time in a long while.
  2. dswallow

    dswallow Save the Moderatоr TCF Club

    Dec 3, 2000
    Not exactly a glowing recommendation, considering what the rest of the season was like. :D
  3. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

    Nov 12, 2003
    Lexington, MA
    Well, maybe I'm misremembering but I thought it was more explicitly an affair rather than just something Tom could never tell Lynette. I guess we'd need someone to dig out the transcript... Anyway, given the context and surrounding conversations I'm pretty confident it was an affair. It could have been before they were married, maybe, I don't know. Perhaps, as you say, it's not an established fact, but I'm quite content to call it "all but established fact", at least.

    Re: Gaby and the nun. I can (theoretically) see a difference to Gaby between Carlos picking up some stranger who he'll never see again, and getting involved with the nun who was clearly going to change Carlos forever and drive him away from Gaby at the same time. Not even close to the same thing. However, it's obvious from the way she reacted to Lynette's kiss that she either would be more bothered by this than she thought, or she never considered that Carlos would chase after one of her friends (not that any of them would agree but...)
  4. cwoody222

    cwoody222 Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 1999
    Buffalo, NY
    I also thought this was the best episode this season. By far. And not just for the Andrew-boy kissing scenes :)

    I loved the early scenes in the kitchen where Bree was *just a little* drunk.

    Recent interviews with Marc Cherry tells everyone to look back at past episodes to see Bree always reaching for the wine as a precursor to her upcoming DUI / alcohol storylines. It's true, I've always noticed she likes her merlot ;)

    Bree's great... can't wait to see her all liquored up!
  5. PJO1966

    PJO1966 Hi. What is this?

    Mar 5, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    I liked this episode more than most this season as well, although the Applewhite story does nothing for me. As soon as she commented on the stairs being in bad shape I knew someone was going through them before the end of the episode.

    The bowling alley they went to is where I do my Monday night bowling league. :D
  6. loubob57

    loubob57 Cancer sucks! TCF Club

    Mar 19, 2001
    Bedford, TX
    I had that same thought for a minute or two, why aren't the police asking the Applewhites why there is a body in their car? Then I realized it was the guy's own car they put him in. But it should still come back to them in a roundabout way.

    Edie knows the guy was parked there looking at the Applewhite house, so the police interview her and then ask the Applewhites what they know about it. Maybe that's why Mrs. Applewhite said she is now nervous after seeing the women talking to each other.
  7. jlb

    jlb Go Pats!

    Dec 13, 2001
    Burlington, VT
    I thought it was a good ep too. However, I most liked the teaser for next week:

    "Hey guys, get a look at these!"
  8. mrpantstm

    mrpantstm Well aren't you

    Jan 25, 2005
    very meh about this show. Whole kiss thing, so didn't care. Whole guy locked in the basement, don't care either. Andrew and Lynette, makes me sad.

    I agree, the extent of the blackmail was really weak.

    So, yeah I'm pretty much done.
  9. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2001
    Gilbert, AZ
    Do you really have to score yourself? I commented to my wife that I didn't think there was a bowling alley left in the US that you still had to do your own scoring.
  10. dswallow

    dswallow Save the Moderatоr TCF Club

    Dec 3, 2000
    Most places still let you do your own scoring if you want to.
  11. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    If they put Mike and Susan back together (which they started hinting at for awhile), I'll scream. What is this with certain TV characters where they think people enjoy this on again off again thing. In shows I watch(ed), we had Ross and Rachel, we have Abby and Luka (this one is REALLY p*ssing me off as well), and Susan and Mike (who have broken up at least 2x I think). Maybe Paul will kill Mike too :)
  12. 5thcrewman

    5thcrewman Active Member

    Sep 22, 2003
    Has Carlos always been left-handed? Seeing him putt made me wonder.
  13. PJO1966

    PJO1966 Hi. What is this?

    Mar 5, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA

    I found that odd too. They just updated this bowling alley and everything is state of the art. As Doug said, they could have chosen to do that, but who chooses to tally scores manually anymore? Unless they were doing it just to show the kids how it was done "back in the day".
  14. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2001
    Gilbert, AZ
    well of course they did it so that there could be a scorecard that could be thrown away and then found by Paul...... ;)
  15. MitchO

    MitchO Blasphemer: Uses DVR

    Nov 7, 2003
    Lyndhurst NJ
    I was saying the same thing to my wife during that scene. We used electronic scorers back when I went as a teenager, and that's coming up on 20 years or so ago. Ugh.

    Also, it makes no sense for him to be the one to take the paper home and (barely) crumple it up in his trash.
  16. PJO1966

    PJO1966 Hi. What is this?

    Mar 5, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA

    Ah... a valid point. What else would have all their names on it? You are a wise man.
  17. dswallow

    dswallow Save the Moderatоr TCF Club

    Dec 3, 2000
    The bowling alley can always print off the scores anyway with the automated systems.
  18. Bananfish

    Bananfish Preowned Member

    May 16, 2002
    Belmont, CA
    OK, you made me curious, so I looked up the transcript of Episode 13 (at Here's the relevant portion:

    Tom: "Okay, get it off your chest."
    Lynette: "Well, you knew your father was having an affair, and it didn’t seem to bother you that much. And that worries me, because if you can find it in you to condone something like that, then what’s gonna happen when you’ve been on the road for forty years?"
    Tom: "Lynette, I’m not my father!"
    Lynette: "I know, of course. You’re not your father."
    She kisses him again. He opens his magazine.

    Lynette: "And just so we’re absolutely clear, I am definitely not your mother, because if you ever betray me, I will leave you. I will take the kids, and I will walk out that door, and you will never see any of us again."
    She exhales loudly.
    Lynette: "Glad to get that off my chest. Thank you."
    She kisses him again.
    Lynette: "I love you!"
    She rolls over, missing the worried look on Tom’s face.

    Later that night, Rodney comes down the stairs and sees Tom sitting at the kitchen table.

    Grandpa Scavo: "Couldn’t sleep, huh?"
    Tom: "No."
    Grandpa Scavo: "Me either. I’m so sorry about the ruckus I caused."
    Tom: "That’s okay, I’m not, uh, upset about that."
    Grandpa Scavo: "No?"
    Tom: "No."
    Grandpa Scavo: "What’s wrong?"
    Tom: "There’s something that Lynette doesn’t know about, dad. Something that I did, and I don’t know what’s going to happen if she ever finds out."


    It's certainly true that the last line in the context of the episode is meant to make you think "oh my God, Tom had an affair." But to me, the way this is written stinks to high heaven of faking left and going right. "Something that I did" could be anything.

    And I actually feel fairly confident that the "something that I did" refers to Tom's hiring of Annabel, the ex who had begged Tom to marry her. She makes her appearance seven episodes later, when it's revealed that Tom hired her "going on 3 months now." How about this line from Episode 20 to tie it all together:

    Annabel: "Ah, afraid to tell the wife you're working with the old girlfriend, huh? I guess that makes me your dirty little secret."

    (I wouldn't be surprised to learn that the producers threw away earlier scenes (i.e., between episodes 13 and 20) that revealed what Tom meant by his comment to his dad, perhaps because they decided it worked better if the audience discovered Annabel at the same time as Lynette. Or perhaps they moved Tom's dad story line around to accommodate Ryan O'Neal's schedule.)
  19. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

    Jan 5, 2002
    Berkeley CA
    And if Rex were still around, we could refer him to Lady Heather. ;)

  20. sushikitten

    sushikitten TCF Club

    Jan 27, 2005
    Zack needs to die. I hate everything about his character and the storyline. Even more than the Applewhites. And when did we ever know/learn that Susan's ex (who's now with Edie) is a lawyer? I had no clue and was like wha? huh? lawyer? Maybe my memory just sucks.

    I'm this close to cancelling my SP because of all the stupidity, but then you still get some great scenes and I end up being glad I watched.

Share This Page