Sure, the "just turning on the light" closer by the maid at the motorlodge was not exactly brilliant writing, but at least it added a little dimension to this affair storyline that's been going on without not much development happening.
On last night's Desperate Housewives, a maid of all people had to give Bree (Marcia Cross) the blinding flash of the obvious in the context of her affair with Karl - sure, Orson is by and large an awful person and husband, but just the same, what she's doing is not exactly setting the record straight. Sure, it's an old clichÃ©, two wrong's don't make a right, but a couple of things make it effective: the anecdote from the maid, plus the fact that Bree kind of typifies that suburban-housewife-being-all-about-appearances thing.
On the less moralizing facet of the Desperate Housewives
episode, there were clown-attacking monkeys! At a children's party! While the host sips margarita! On hindsight, Gaby's (Eva Longoria-Parker) parenting skill (or lack thereof) is already legendary, so this bit doesn't really change a thing.
So everyone cancels on Juanita's birthday party because of rumors (see how early kids are introduced to the fine art of gossip on this show, wonder how dysfunctional Juanita's going to turn out), so Gaby sets off to get a cotton candy machine, a bouncy house, a clown, and a monkey. A clown and a monkey in the same party? Recipe for disaster. OK, so fine, she was having a margarita with Susan while the whole thing is going on, but one margarita shouldn't really be a cause for concern.
Thankfully, Gaby has a Carlos to reassure her that whatever it is her doing with the kids, it may not be conventional soccer mom parenting, but it's also not bad. In fact, he said, her daughter are amazing and are able to think in their feet.
- Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Image courtesy of ABC)