Desperate Housewives Recap: 10/14

In order to win a game, the players must always be aware of the rules, teams, and strategies. That goes for all games, including games played by the women who live on Wisteria Lane.

Susan decides to host her annual charades party, which apparently is not exactly everyone's definition of "fun." After coming up with any excuse to not attend this party, the girls realize that maybe they could have some of their own "fun" at this little annual get together, now that there's a first-timer, that is.

Bree spills the beans about Catherine and Dylan's interaction that she caught, including the physical abuse. Because the girls are so desperate to crack Catherine's secret, they figured as long as she's invited to the party, and there's lots of wine, what's the downside in attending, after all?

Lynette’s mom Stella suggests a new anti-nausea medicine; visiting her old friend Mary-Jane. Right away Lynette is against the idea, as she “prefer[s] not to get [her] medicine from a guy under a bridge.”

Susan catches Mike building a crib this early in the pregnancy, and worries that it might jinx the baby. She then sees his paint buckets of blue and pink, and realizes the crib is the least of her worries. She also needs to start going to an obstetrician, and naturally asks her good, and “pregnant” friend, Bree. Taken off guard and running out of lies, Bree rushes to a phone book to find any available obstetrician and gives Susan the phone number.

Stella decides to trick Lynette into eating her deliciously homemade brownies, or shall we say, spiked brownies. She knows it’s the only way her daughter will eat these brownies, and it’s the only way she’ll feel better.

Orson and Bree receive a phone call from the covenant that Danielle went rollerblading and may have hurt her (or their) baby.

Susan, who is extremely excited about her first visit to the obstetrician, arrives there and immediately feels a tad uneasy. With her shoes sticking to the floor, unsanitary furniture, and ant traps on the equipment, she finds it hard to believe that her loyal friend Bree would ever go to an obstetrician quite like this one.

While everyone arrives at Susan’s party, they begin to realize that there’s just one thing missing: Susan.

Edie decides to wear the engagement ring she bought herself so that she would be able to keep her promise of “not bringing up the engagement.” After Carlos finds out about this, he realizes that he’s had enough. He calls his accountant and asks him if there’s anything he can do to speed up project “getting rid of Edie.”

Well, project “getting rid of Edie” is taking too long for Gabby, so she decides that she’s through with Carlos. She’s on to bigger and better things: Adam, Catherine’s husband.

Just to provoke Carlos, Gabby tries her best to flirt with Adam, her new prospect. But Edie informs Catherine about Gabby’s “mischievous” reputation, and Catherine uses it to her advantage.

Meanwhile, Lynette miraculously feels better from the brownies her sweet “son” just baked for her. She decides that although she wasn’t feeling well enough to attend the party, she’s definitely up for her master skills at charades now that she’s feeling much, much better.

After an awkward demonstration by Lynette for the movie “Hang ‘Em High,” the guests take a break from charades. Nobody wants to see anymore fake suicide demonstrations while in the same room as the suicide attempter herself.

Instead, the break is interrupted by Gabby’s breastfeeding techniques. When Catherine and Gabby have finished their tiff, the room is silent and uncomfortable with the news that just came out of Catherine’s mouth. Dylan’s biological father did the worst imaginable thing possible any father can do to a daughter. This got ‘em thinking, and stopped the asking.

Back at home, Julie successfully broke into the room that contains all of Dylan’s secret childhood memories. It was like pirates finding the treasure. They couldn’t keep their hands off of it. Until Catherine arrives.

Victor, Gabby’s husband, lets Carlos know how he feels about his precious wife cheating on him. With money like he has, it’s simple to make someone disappear without having to go to jail. Money solves all problems through his political eyes.

Luckily, right before Orson and Bree are going to drive to Danielle to make sure the baby is doing O.K., they receive the affirmation call from the doctor. The baby has been saved.

Susan walks over to Bree’s house to call a truce and brings her cake, pleading for her forgiveness. They kiss and make up, and turn into to two (or really one) pregnant women venting.

Catherine’s aunt is ready to come home from the hospital, and what better room to provide with than the room that was just broken into by her daughter? She clears out that room, and reveals to her husband that “uncomfortable people don’t ask questions.” The reason behind her lie about Dylan’s father.

Who is Catherine’s aunt? When is project “getting rid of Edie” going to finally pull through? Is Carlos really going to go through with it after what Victor just told him? We’ll find out next week!

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