Oh poor Mike Delfino. How sad was this episode? It has been awhile since I have had a good cry at a television episode (ok, Glee's double-hitter suicide attempt and car accident cliff hanger had me bawling). But seriously when little MJ put that baseball mitt on his daddy's casket, I lost it. Mike’s (James Denton) funeral on the March 18 episode of Desperate Housewives turned out to be more than just a tearjerker, as the women of Wisteria Lane used their memories of him to reflect on some of their past hardships — and realized what needs to be done to conquer their current demons. This was brilliant and a great reflection of the wonderful character that James Denton has portrayed.
Good old Susan (Teri Hatcher) was obviously the housewife most devastated by Mike’s death. Her speech about having to say goodbye to her husband was heart wrenching, and I’d be surprised if any longtime fan of the show didn’t shed a few tears while she envisioned Mike in heaven. But through this, she’s going to find the courage to stand on her own two feet — with the help of her friends, of course.
For Gaby (Eva Longoria), Mike’s selflessness — he even died protecting a friend — forced her to see the good in Carlos’ (Ricardo Chavira) decision to quit his job and focus on helping people. To be fair, though, Gaby has had similar revelations in the past; I’ll be curious to see if she feels the same way next week.
Lynette (Felicity Huffman) was inspired by Mike dedication to his marriage, giving her the motivation she so desperately needed to fight for Tom (Doug Savant). Maybe she won’t end the series single, after all.
But no one is in a worse situation that Bree (Marcia Cross), who was called down to the police station for more questioning. Her mother may have taught her well — we learned that Bree’s creepy poker face is in an inherited trait — but there’s one thing even the best liar can’t cover up: fingerprints! The police matched Bree’s to ones found on Ramón’s body. No, no, no! My favorite character cannot be going to jail. Here's where I am confused though, and maybe one of your faithful viewers or fans of the show can help me. The first episode, the pilot, featured a soon-to-be dead Mary-Alice receieving a blue note in the mail that was blackmail. These notes were identical to the one's that Orson had sent Bree. So did Orson know Mary-Alice or is a coicidence that the stationary and font were all the same? I feel as if too many issues with Orson are similar to the past...and if so, is there enough time to figure this all out before the finale?
As one of the detectives put it, they want to “put this bitch away.” I’m scared for Bree perfect Van De Camp.