'Desperate Housewives' Recap: Fake Italians and Cleaning Women with PhD's
'Desperate Housewives' Recap: Fake Italians and Cleaning Women with PhD's
Glenn Diaz
Glenn Diaz
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
On Desperate Housewives last night, there were: a cleaning woman with a PhD in engineering, a woman detective who finally got her revenge after decades, and a woman who is slowly growing on me.

The last one is Angie Boleyn (Drea de Matteo), who was able to teach Bree (Marcia Cross) a lesson or two about tact and how Desperate Housewives like her have a tendency to overdo the whole appearance thing. The two had a very nice discussion about "keeping it in" and "letting it out" in reference to personal problems.

Scouting for a job, Angie invited Bree and Orson (Kyle MacLachlan) over to sample their delicious Italian home-cooked meals. Apparently, as she pointed out much later, the food was good enough, but her less-than-prissy nature wasn't, so Bree didn't want to hire her.

The tables were turned eventually when an American-Italian couple celebrating their anniversary wanted to opt out of Bree's service because the menu wasn't Italian enough. So Bree lied and said she had Italian lineage and then proceeded to kind of steal Angie's grandma's recipe.

As for the other Desperate Housewives, Gaby (Eva Longoria-Parker) had trouble tutoring Juanita fractions so she enlisted the help of her cleaning lady who just happened to have a doctorate in engineering from the University of Bucharest.

Lynette discovered the Julie-Nick affair and went to the police, but Angie, for some reason, covered up for her husband with an alibi. Asked if they were good, she gave Nick a hearty punch then walked away. She's amazing.

As for Susan, she had a blast from the past. A high school classmate who's now a police detective (Kathy Najimy) apparently still holds some grudge for some mean things she did in high school, so she volunteered to take over Julie's case, and in the end cleared Katherine up, and victoriously threw her in jail for shooting Katherine (Dana Delaney) and not reporting it. "Closure," she said.

What did you think of tonight's Desperate Housewives?

- Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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