Desperate Housewives must have figured its characters would be more relatable if they all had money problems. This is not the case, of course, but nevertheless, here is our "economy" episode:
Gaby has money again since she forced Carlos to take a corporate job, but she's still not as skinny as she used to be. In order to fit into the dress she wore when Carlos proposed, she signs up for Edie's boot camp, taught by a former member of the Israeli army. He doesn't like Gaby, because she's a whiner and, eventually, a quitter. But Edie tells her what a brat she's being and she toughs it out. Then she looks all sexy as she heads to The Palm with Carlos.
Susan has even bigger problems, though: Her kid's in public school (gasp!). She wants him to go to Oakridge, a fancy, schmancy, Chilton-style private school with a white-haired headmaster. She gets him in, but Mike (who's been working long days and nights, by the way) cannot afford it. He can't even afford to buy Katherine real pearls, in fact, but that doesn't stop Susan from trying to steal them. All I can say is nice job on the fake pearls, Mike: You fooled everyone, even ogling Bob and Lee. Ultimately, Susan figures it all out and gets MJ into the school, by getting a job there as an art teacher's assistant. [I've been watching this show all season, and I had no idea that Susan was a children's book illustrator. - Zach] How cool would it be if this somehow brings Jackson back? Maybe he's the teacher? I'd really enjoy that.
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