Previously on Desperate Housewives
: Hellspawn Kayla began her plot to destroy the Scavo family, Susan gave birth, Gabi worried about housing a drug dealer, Bree dumped Orson, Katherine's ex reared his ugly head and learned Dylan may not really be Dylan, and the ladies turned their backs on Edie.
In part one of the two-part Desperate Housewives
season finale, Susan (Teri Hatcher
) and Mike (James Denton
) debate names for their newborn son. Mike's names are mostly football-player related. They settle on Connor after hearing it over the hospital PA. Mike learns his grandfather recently died, so he wants to name their son after him instead. Susan is OK with it, until she learns that his name was Maynard. Susan asks forgiveness of her son for the unfortunate name.
The ladies of Wisteria Lane come to see the baby and are just as aghast by the name Maynard. Gabrielle thinks names are important, because if her name wasn't Gabrielle, maybe she wouldn't be so pretty. While Mike is at work, Susan tries to have the name changed, but the nurse needs both parents to sign the form. The nurse doesn't budge, but then Susan spies another nurse named Griselda and thinks her chances of convincing her are better. She does, and when the nurses come to bid Susan farewell, they bring balloons with the name Conner on them. Susan admits her duplicity to Mike, and he talks about how great Grandpa Maynard was. Susan comes around and accepts the awful name Maynard.
Lynette (Felicity Huffman
) has a trip down memory lane, thinking of all the awful things she's done as a mother, though all pale in comparison to her slapping Kayla. I'm against child abuse, but Kayla totally had it coming. Children's Protective Services pays the Scavo house a visit due to recent reports of abuse.
Tom (Doug Savant
) and Lynette get a lawyer who instructs her to let Tom handle the kids until it's over, otherwise CPS could take all her kids away. Kayla overhears this and picks up a curling iron. The next day, the cops arrested Lynette because of the burn marks on her daughter. Tom goes to bail her out, but it leads to another fight over the fact that he is unwilling to accept that Kayla is a totally evil hellspawn who needs to be out of the Scavo's lives for good.
Kayla and Tom sit down to talk, and he reveals that since Kayla and Lynette won't be able to live in the same house, it's Kayla who has to move out. To save herself, Kayla admits to lying about everything because she hates Lynette. After Kayla admits to all her awful actions, Tom reveals he had the doctor on the phone the whole time. Go Tom! The next day, Kayla grandparents take her away. Lynette tries to apologize, but Kayla doesn't care.
Gabi (Eva Longoria
) works with the cops to help bug Ellie's room. The cop, Roy, poses as a handyman, and when Ellie returns early, Gabi throws herself on the cop, claiming she's having an affair with her schlub of a handyman. Ellie spills the beans to Carlos Ricardo Antonio Chavira
), and then he confronts Gabi on it. She explains the lie and tells him he just has to accept it, though he doesn't totally buy it, given her track record of affairs.
Ellie and Gabi have a talk, and Ellie tells a sob story about her tragic past. She admits to loving Gabi and Carlos. The drug dealer connection arrives and when the cops call to warn Gabi, she whispers a warning to Ellie, encouraging her to go out the back.
Orson (Kyle MacLachlan
) stalks Bree (Marcia Cross
) at church, but she tries to get it through his head that they will never be together again. Bree is fond of the more conservative returning reverend. They have a pleasant dinner and when Orson shows up, Bree decides to make it look like she's on a date to make Orson jealous. The reverend drops Bree off at the end of the evening, and it seems he misinterpreted the signal and makes a move on her. She beats him away with her Bible.
At the next service, the reverend switches up the scripture reading and wants to talk about sexual promiscuity, uncovering a “red-headed harlot” in their midst. Orson learns this and confronts the reverend beforehand, threatening him against talking about Bree. They fight and accidentally turn on the PA system, over which the entire congregation hears the reverend say “Bree Hodge is a slut.”
Wayne pays Katherine (Dana Delany
) a visit, wanting to know what happened to Dylan's scar. As Wayne asks for Katherine's DNA, Bob and Lee bust in, asking Katherine to cater their commitment ceremony. Katherine and Bree meet up at the shooting range to discuss the menu. Adam (Nathan Fillion
) returns, vowing to protect his family and scare off Wayne. At Dylan's recital, Wayne lures an unsuspecting Adam out to help fix his car, and while he does, Wayne knocks him out with a tire iron.
Desperate Housewives Season 4 Finale, Part 2 Recap
-John Kubicek, BuddyTV Senior Writer
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