In a World Where the Kings Are Employers, Wisteria Lane
Last Week on Wisteria Lane, Lynette and Tom are forced to sell his prized Mustang to make ends meet after dealing with Porter's legal fees and fading business at the restaurant. Bree buys a new car to celebrate her success on her book selling. Susan wants to get MJ into a private but she and Mike can't afford that. Susan gets furious about a necklace he bought for Katherine, but it turns out it was only a fake one. Gaby quits the workout after one lesson, Edie confines her. Gaby wears an old dress for dinner out with Carlos, the dress from the night Carlos proposed. Susan gets a job at the school and manages to get MJ enrolled.
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Tonight on Desperate Housewives, (Season 5 episode 15, In a World Where the Kings Are Employers)
Susan starts a new job, but when Mike leaves their son in Katherine's care, anger and jealousy pervade. Meanwhile, Carlos receives a generous bonus when Gaby discovers his boss' dirty little secret and Dave grows weary that the neighbours are beginning to suspect he's up to no good.
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Last week's Mary Alice Young quote:
“People don't talk about money in the suburbs. Mostly, because they don't need to. The ones who have it, let you know with their brand-new clothes...
their expensive appliances...
and their manicured lawns.
The ones who don't have it, let you know with barbecues that need replacing...
walls that need painting...
and classic cars that need to be sold.”
“There's a lot you can do with money in the suburbs. You can pay for a night on the town. You can provide a private school education. You can purchase a token of affection. The the one thing you must never do with money is use it as a weapon, because someone always gets hurt.”
Last time on Desperate Housewives, (Season 5 episode 14, Mama Spent Money When She Had None):
Lynette and Tom are forced to sell his prized Mustang to make ends meet after dealing with Porter's legal fees and fading business at the restaurant. Katherine assures her that everyone's in the same boat when Bree drives by to show off her new car. Lynette excuses herself and Katherine reveals that the Scavos are having money problems.
"And here I am rubbing my fabulous new car in her face," Bree says, "I feel awful. Thank God I didn't show her how it parks itself!"
Bree gives Lynette a check for $20,000, saying she won't miss the money. Lynette won't accept the check but suggests that Bree buy into the restaurant. They shake hands on the deal.
Lynette wants to throw a private party at Scavos' to honor their new partnership. Bree proposes having her latest book signing there, so the Scavos can "finally fill the place."
The book signing is underway before Bree learns that the Scavos are making recipes from her cookbook -- with pre-grated parmesan cheese! She tosses the offending items and starts making her own. Lynette spies the tossed pizzas and Bree admits she wasn't comfortable having her recipe made with "substandard ingredients."
Lynette tears into Bree, saying that just because she got lucky, she shouldn't be lording it over her friends who are less fortunate. "I'm not the one who needs $20,000 to keep my business afloat," insists Bree and Lynette snaps, "No, you're the one who's never going to let me forget it." Lynette storms out -- and accidentally runs into Bree's car. She pays Bree the damages out of her own pocket and swears to return the entire $20,000, with interest. "I don't want money to get in the way of our friendship," Bree says and Lynette tells her, "Yeah, I think it's a little late for that." After she leaves, Bree tears up the check.
Susan is anxious to get MJ into a prestigious private school, but can't afford the tuition. She pressures Mike for money but he insists he has none to spare. When Susan finds out that Mike just bought Katherine a stunning pearl necklace, she's furious, assuming that he's blowing what money he has on his new girlfriend.
Susan sneaks into Katherine's house to steal the necklace but Katherine catches her and runs after her, clad only in a towel. Katherine is shocked to hear that Mike bought her jewelry when he can't afford MJ's tuition. Both women confront Mike about the necklace and he is forced to admit he only spent $129 on it.
"How dare you," Mike says, laying into Susan for thinking he'd blow money on jewelry instead of his son. "I'm busting my ass, so if we're falling short, it's not because of me," he says angrily.
She goes back to the private school and offers to sign on as an art teacher, since faculty members receive a fifty percent discount. She makes such a heartfelt plea that they hire her as an assistant, even though she's overqualified for the job.
Carlos gets a huge bonus at work and wants to celebrate by taking Gaby out to the priciest restaurant in town. She's going to wear the dress from the night Carlos proposed and when he scoffs whether she can still fit into it, she is insulted that he hasn't noticed how hard she's been working to get back in shape. To lick those last few pounds, she asks Edie about the fitness boot camp she's just joined. Edie is skeptical that Gaby is tough enough for the workout, as is the instructor, an Israeli ex-soldier who makes his clients sign a contract forbidding them to use words like "can't."
The workout is indeed far too intense for Gaby, who quits after the first session. She learns there's no quitting when the entire class shows up in her front yard the next day. She announces she's going back to sleep but Edie chews her out by telling her that it was the women's idea to show up, since Gaby wanted to fit into that dress so badly. "You wanted Gaby back? Well, you got her. A self-centered, obnoxious jerk," says a disgusted Edie. A humbled Gaby rejoins the class.
Gaby models the old dress, which now fits perfectly. When her seamstress tells her she looks like she hasn't changed at all, Gaby thanks her for all her help over the years.
Dave, Bob, and Lee comfort Tom about the loss of his car. Tom complains that the pizzeria is suffering because people still suspect Porter of having torched the nightclub. Dave reassures Tom, saying he knows Porter didn't do it. But, as Bob later tells Lee, he's read the police reports and Dave was the only witness to directly implicate Porter in the fire. "Porter wasn't even in the building." Lee wants to tell Tom and Lynette, but Bob says since the charges have been dropped, "It's no longer our business. Besides, there's something about that Dave guy that scares me."
Edie asks Dave what the biggest difference is between being married to her and to his first wife. "Honestly, our marriage is more real," he tells her. Reassured, she asks him how, and he relates that his first marriage was "like a fairy-tale," one he thought would last forever. "Love is just temporary. The way the fairy tale ends is death," he says, making her wish she hadn't asked.
At the book signing, Lee watches in disbelief as Dave congratulates Tom on the restaurant's booming business. Lee grabs Tom and tells him the truth about Dave. Tom goes to Dave's house and punches him out, saying, "You nearly destroyed our family!" Dave desperately offers to make it up to him, insisting that they're friends, but Tom, who is unnerved by the death grip that Dave had on him moments ago, says, "That's what I thought. But I don't know who you are."
(source: Desperate Housewives recap)
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Posted by Antony on 25 May 2009 7:41 PM
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Great show tonight, I am going to miss the exciting episodes while I am in Osaka!!
How come it's alright for Rev. Dr. Wu Yi to use his VCR to make a recording, but you always tell me to get a DVR when I mention anything of the sort?
Because you are the modern geek. You need to use latest gadgets.
Knowing you. You embrace everything the old fashioned way.
Just remember, everything old is new again, you will find this as you progress through life.
Please don't forget to record the Desperate Housewives episodes for me Antony, in a format I can look at on my TV. Many thanks in anticipation.