AFTERBUZZ TV — Desperate Housewives edition, is a weekly “after show” for fans of ABC’s Desperate Housewives. In this episode host Derrick Shore breaks down the episode in which Karen is leaving her home, so she can die at the hospital because Roy is unable to take of her. So the ladies decide they will take care of her in order for her to die at home with dignity. At this moment Mrs. McCluskey realizes the girls have always considered her as a friend. Susan is still planning to sell her house, but she doesn’t want to tell her friends about it because of Bree’s trial. But Lee tells her she has to because there was an offer for her house. Tom decides to reconcile with Lynette, but when he sees another man undressing her, he decides to walk away. However, this was a misuderstanding: the unknown man was Lee, who was just helping Lynette with the dress for Renee’s wedding. Gabrielle decides to confess that she killed Alejandro so Bree could not be convicted. While having a discussion with Carlos about it, Karen listens to everything and makes her think. Carlos tells Gaby he is going to take the fall, but Gaby had a plan to stop him.
At Bree’s trial, everything is going badly when Ben refuses to testify and is sent to jail. When Renee goes to see him, she tells him what she saw the night of the murder. After that, the D.A. warns Renee that if she doesn’t say what she saw, she would send Ben back to Australia. Then, after giving her testimony, everything for Bree goes down and the ladies confront Renee asking her why she did that if they were supposed to be friends. But Renee said that they’re not friends because they’ve kept a secret all this time and she preferred to choose the man she loved before them. Trip begs Bree to tell him the truth about that night, but she refuses. Trip kisses her, confessing his love for her, which leads her to confess Carlos was responsible for Alejandro’s murder; however, she tells him not to put Gaby on the stand. But Trip puts Gaby on the stand anyway and asks her if she knew Ramon by another name; she answered he was her stepfather. Immediately, Bree asks for a recess, which is denied by the judge, so she pretends to faint in order to get it.
Karen talks to Trip and tells him she can discredit Renee by saying she was drunk. Trip tells him he could put her for next Monday, but Karen tells him she may not be alive. So he accepts as Gaby is not there yet. So when Karen is on the stand, she says she’s lived on the Lane for 35 years and knows all the ladies pretty well. Then, she gives a “speech” about what a community is, which moves the jury and the judge. When the D.A. asks what’s her point, Karen confess she killed Alejandro because he was after Gaby again. The D.A. doesn’t believe because she doesn’t have the strength, but she quotes Gaby by telling: “Adrenaline, fear… you’d be surprised what people can do.” After having talked to the judge, Bree is declared innocent and charges against Karen are not presented due to her age and health.
The ladies organize a small celebration for Bree, where she forgives Renee, but refuses to talk to Trip. The episode ends with Tom and Lynette getting back together after admitting they’ve always loved each other. Katherine makes a surprise return to the lane having made a huge amount of money as the owner of a frozen food conglomerate in France and offers Lynette a job as the head of her United States expansion. At Renee’s wedding, Lynette realizes that she is in fact happy and gives a lovely toast that is as much for the happy couple as it is for Tom when she advises them to never forget how great they feel at this moment to know that someone loves them and that that is enough to keep you happy. When Tom hears that Lynette is truly happy he says maybe she should take that job after all.
Gaby gets a huge promotion at work and is nervous and excited about all the new hours and responsibilities. Carlos cheerleads for her until she starts missing dinners and trying to buy him off with fancy gifts like he used to do with her. He says he wants her time and for her to be present. He then scares her into realizing what she’s neglecting by hiring a hot female gardener as a reminder of what she did with John Rowland all those years ago. She is angry about this since it is not funny to him to mock the most shameful thing she’s ever done. At Renee’s wedding they make up and compliment each other on how much they’ve grown and how their relationship works now and vow to keep it great.
Susan finally reveals to her friends that she’s moving. While seeing Julie through the last weeks of her pregnancy, Susan tries to set her up on a date with her OB, Susan later reveals she may or may not have another torrid romance in her life but the memories of Mike and her life on the Lane will be enough to keep her warm.
Julie, Gaby, and Susan are all helping insane bridezilla Renee on her big day. In the limo on the way to the wedding Julie’s water breaks… all over Renee’s dress. They make a quick stop at Gaby’s department store to get a new wedding dress. While they’re busy stealing/borrowing the dress, Susan jumps into the driver’s seat of the limo and takes Julie to the hospital.
Gaby and Renee emerge and when the limo is gone they hotfoot it to the wedding. Renee arrives disheveled and distraught but Ben says all the right things and the wedding goes off without a hitch and includes Lynette’s lovely toast and Carlos and Gaby’s reconciliation.
Meanwhile, in her turn helping Mrs. McCluskey, Bree is tasked with getting a specific hard to get 45 and a turntable to play it on for the dying woman. At the same time Roy and Mrs. McCluskey notice Trip constantly calling Bree and her giving him the brush off and this gives Mrs. McCluskey an idea. On the day of the wedding Bree stops in and sees that Mrs. McCluskey has the record and turntable and Roy says Trip got it for them. Trip then crashes the wedding and finally convinces Bree that he truly cares for her. She says she couldn’t trust that he really liked her after he learned about all of her ugly secrets—the drinking, promiscuity, the cover-up. He says he doesn’t want to love an ideal, but a person. Then they kiss and reconcile.
On her deathbed, Mrs. McCluskey listens to her record “Wonderful, Wonderful” and we see a montage: Renee and Ben dance at their reception, Julie giving birth, Tom and Lynette kissing and dancing at the reception and then Porter running in and telling them about Julie and rushing off to the hospital. Just as the baby is born, Mrs. McCluskey dies. Bree gets a call and she and Trip run to Mrs. McCluskey’s house to comfort Roy and grieve. Gaby and Carlos dance with their girls.
During a poker game, before Susan’s departure, the girls vow that this would not be their last poker game, but as Mary Alice reveals via voice-over, it was their last. Lynette and Tom move to New York, where Lynette works as a CEO; they move into a penthouse apartment overlooking Central Park and spend the rest of their lives happily together with their six grandchildren. Gaby and Carlos left the following fall; with the help of Carlos, Gaby started a personal shopping website that led to her own show on the Home Shopping Network, and they then moved to a mansion in California, where they still fight but are truly committed to each other. Finally, Bree married Trip and two years after the Solises left the Lane, they moved to Louisville, where Bree became a member of the Kentucky state legislature.
Susan moved first, but before she did, she introduced herself to the woman moving in and wished her well. The woman worries it will be boring in the suburbs but Susan assures her it won’t be. Before she leaves Susan takes one last spin around the block with M.J. and Julie. As she drives away she is benevolently looked upon by many of the ghosts of the lane including Mike Delfino, Karen McCluskey and her son, George Williams, Juanita “Mama” Solis, Mona Clarke, Karl Mayer, Ellie Leonard, Nora Huntington, Rex Van De Kamp, Lillian Simms, Beth Young, Chuck Vance, Alma Hodge, Bradley Scott, Martha Huber and Mary Alice Young herself who says finally that even the most desperate life is oh so wonderful.
The final scene shows that life goes on in the neighborhood, as Jennifer, the woman who bought Susan’s house, hides a mysterious jewelry box in a locked cabinet while Mary Alice comments that mystery and secrets will continue to exist within Wisteria Lane. There to help Derrick is co-host Kaori Takee. It’s Desperate Housewives’ “Give Me The Blame; Finishing the Hat” podcast!
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