Desperate Houswives are back
Each girl has her secret and tries to retain it.
Susan, finally married to sexy-Mike, is anguished at the idea that he is not happy. One month after their marriage, she asked endlessly about this and nothing happens to reassure. Certainly not the announcement of his gynéco about his not-so-certain menopause …
Bree still claims to be pregnant in order to cover its couche-toi-là daughter, Danielle. Only the round belly attracts curious hands and … Skewers of barbecue. Why Bree holding both to cover her daughter? At the bend of a discussion with Orson, the motivations of Bree prove … Kindergartens.
Gaby is married. But not as she would like. Carlos and it is returned. Finally, that’s what she would like. Yes, but now, the attempted suicide of Edie delay things a bit. And if last season, Carlos ran after Gaby, this time there was much concern that it is beautiful to look beautiful ….
So yes Edie has attempted suicide. But what attempts! No it was not desperate at this point, it had all cleverly orchestrated. Only here. Everything does not always work as expected. Finally almost …
Lynette suffering from the consequences of his chemo, but she wishes to keep his cancer secret. Neither children nor girls should find out. However, if the school boys could find out, that the fix … Lynette courageous.
And they promise to be nice to say everything, and each one’s lips sealed on her secret. And this is not the arrival of an old neighbor who will put things right. Katherine Mayfair moves to Wisteria Lane. All that we know at the moment is that Susan and she is familiar with and that Bree and she will have trouble together. But the secret of Katherine, it will discover this season.
November 2, 2007
The gay couple from Desperate Housewives – preview
When Teri Hatcher slid into a seat next to Marc Cherry at the ABC Press Tour party last Thursday night in Los Angeles, she was all ears and wide-eyed as her Desperate Housewives boss was discussing one of her storylines for next season with me and a few other reporters.
Cherry, his voice growing hoarse from non-stop interviews, surprised us by revealing something for the first time: around episode five, we may be seeing a rainbow flag hanging outside one of the homes on Wisteria Lane. It seems that Hatcher’s character of sweet and bumbling Susan – who married hunky Mike Delfino (Janes Denton) in the season finale – will get new next door neighbors with whom she will instantly clash and, they will be… a gay couple!
That’s right: Desperate Housewives, which had frustratingly put the storyline of gay teen Andrew Van De Kamp (Shawn Pyfrom) on the back burner in Season 3, is finally having its first same-sex couple move into the neighborhood. “We’re going to have the first male desperate housewives,” said Cherry, the show’s gay creator and head writer. “They will move into the old Applewhite house and one of the gay men will just have a fractious, hateful relationship with Teri Hatcher.”
So who will play the same-sex couple? Roger Bart, so fabulous as the gay “wife” in the remake of “The Stepford Wives” a few years back would be perfect for one half but he’s already played a heterosexual on Housewives and a creepy one at that: Bree’s wacko pharmacist beau who killed her first husband, Rex.
Said Cherry about potential actors for the part: “We just started writing the episodes so I probably won’t start casting for another few weeks.”
He didn’t have to look very far for inspiration since he is basing the characters on some of the real-life neighbors he has had skirmishes with over the years. “I just decided to have them move onto the street and have as many issues as any other couple,” Cherry said while sipping on a coke inside the party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. “And Susan wants to be so politically correct and show how open-minded she is and she puts her foot in her mouth instantly and it goes downhill from there. I’m basing it a little bit on my relationship with my neighbors.”
When Hatcher was asked about Susan clashing with one of the gay men she was quick to say: “Not over being gay!”
Cherry interjected: “She doesn’t know what they fight over yet. These [the actors] are the last person you want to go to about the storylines.”
Hatcher’s Susan will not only be adjusting to a new marriage and a new gay neighbor she doesn’t get along with, but also an old friend (Dana Delany) who moves back onto Wisteria Lane with her husband (Nathan Fillion) to stir things up even more. “I can’t tell you how excited I am about this season,” Hatcher said. “Dana Delany is so great. She’s got the drama and the comedy and the edge. She is just brilliant.”
So what about Andrew? Many gay viewers have been especially intrigued with, and invested in, his character ever since Susan caught him kissing Justin (Ryan Carnes) in the swimming pool in the first half of Season 1. Andrew’s clashes with his mother Bree (Marcia Cross) over his sexuality made for some memorable scenes in Seasons 1 and 2. After coming out to his mother, Bree says to Andrew what Cherry’s mom said to him in real life: “I’d still love you, even if you were a murderer.”
Pyfrom’s Andrew had a bit of an ongoing romance with Justin as Carnes who appeared in 11 episodes over two seasons. But it was never clear if Andrew had true feelings for the cute blond boy or was just trying to drive his mother crazy by flaunting her rules and allowing him to spend the night in his bed.
Then Andrew upped the ante by seducing Bree’s bisexual sex-addict boyfriend (Lee Tergesen). Bree packed Andrew’s bags and dumped him off in the middle of nowhere. He appeared at the start of the last season homeless and apparently turning tricks when a guilt-ridden Bree brings him back home.
Since then, the writers seemed to have given Andrew a lobotomy and, possibly, castrated him. His role was reduced to the occasional one-liner over the dinner table or at Tom and Lynette’s pizza joint where he works.
Cherry had indicated to me at last spring’s Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Awards that Andrew might have a new love interest in Season 4 but would not elaborate and said the character was busy rebuilding bridges with his dysfunctional family.
“This is a guy who was kicked out of the house by his mother last season and had some rough experiences and now he’s becoming a functioning member of the family,” Cherry said then. “What I really worked on…was seeing him as a member of the family and it wasn’t his gayness that came first, it was him as a son trying to re-establish his relationship with Bree. So this has been a year more about trying to get Bree and Andrew together as a family…and I’m sure something really awful is going to happen next year.”
Was Andrew going to have a boyfriend? “I think that he’ll have some interesting gay adventures,” Cherry told AfterElton.com in April. “Right now we’re just winding down Season 3, but in June the writing staff gets together and we’ll talk about that. But you know, he’s had such a tame year, it’s time to kind of juice him up again.”
On Thursday, Cherry again promised things will be different this season for the reformed troublemaker who may not be so reformed. “We’re not doing much with him at the beginning of the year but in the third episode, we have a fun thing that happens,” Cherry explained. Andrew will somehow become involved in Lynette’s (Felicity Huffman) cancer storyline and revert to his former evil ways.
Cherry said Andrew’s sexuality will not be prominently dealt with in early episodes, especially with the new gay neighbors shaking things up.
There has been some noise about Andrew going the bisexual route but Pyfrom professed to not knowing a thing.
“That’s the crazy thing about this,” he said. “
November 1, 2007