Desperate Housewives - A Handyman for all Seasons (But Mostly Season 1)

Absolutely nothing that matters happens in this episode -- unless you are possibly just now watching your season 1 DVDs. Because this all seems like it would be so much more relevant back then. We are introduced to Beau Bridges, who's apparently the handyman of everyone on Wisteria Lane. He retires, and then dies right off the bat. Then everyone has a memory of him, which plays out via flashbacks. He helped Gaby get to know the other ladies on the street by hosting a poker game at which she did nothing but brag and show off, and then told her that she was a bitch and should go apologize to everyone. He watched Bree and Rex fight and saved the cookbook she was writing that she threw out when Rex made fun of her dream to write it, and then gave it back to her when Rex died so she might write it someday. He made Edie realize her husband was gay, and then when she was single he slept with her. He took an infant Penny out of the car when Lynette had left her there while trying to go back to work, and made her realize that family is probably more important than work anyway. And he made Susan aware of the fact that Karl was a cheat, and then consoled her (by calling her his hero!) after her divorce from Mike. He also was fixing the shingle on her roof when he died. Though, like any good handyman, he finished the job first.

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