Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Desperate for the damn writers strike to be over

So it looks like I'll have to go find some friends who still work in the film industry. I can't stand not knowing what happens to Lynette's family on Desperate Housewives, and until the writers strike is over and Marc Cherry releases the next episode, we're in suspense. At the end of the tornado episode last Sunday, we saw that Wisteria Lane was a wreck, & the entire McCluskey house was destroyed, and Tom her husband, and all of her kids, along with Ida, had been in the basement, leading to the conclusion that they were all killed.

But, supposedly only one husband and one friend were killed, at least according to the spoiler website cache I found. Gabby's new husband, the mayor, who got impaled on a fence post, and Ida, who gets crushed.

The thing is, I don't think that they could kill 5 kids and another husband without any warning, and frankly it ends the entire Lynette story, since she obviously is all out of storyline. (She's already been a drug addict, had mother issues, lost two careers, had cancer, almost had 2 affairs, and caused multiple deaths of strangers, there isn't much else....) My husband calls any and all dead or at risk children emotional p0rn and refuses to watch TV shows like this, and quite often I skip them too. But I have to admit, I wasn't prepared for it, I hadn't seen the promos. Still, it bothered me less than usual and do you know why? Because as Lynette ran to the destroyed house yelling for her family, it just didn't ring true.

When you realize your children are dead, and you scream, it sounds different than that.

I wish I didn't know what I know.


  1. Sorry, Aurelia, I think I'm going to side with your husband on this one. There is no way I could watch a show like that. No way. My sanity is fragile enough as it is. ; )

    But, for your sake, I hope the strike ends so you can find out the rest of the story.

  2. Man, am I glad I don't watch that show. Saw a couple episodes here and there when my mom was visiting, so unfortunately I know who Lynette is, but I am going to block that out of my mind now. Going to try, anyway.

  3. i love the phrase "emotional porn." how fitting. --c.

  4. Woah. Glad I didn't watch that. That would be too much for sure.

    I hope the writers' strike ends amenably soon as well.

  5. oh shit honey. I wish you didn't know that either.

    You certainly caught them out on their sad attempt at emotional porn. Or maybe she didn't believe they were dead. I am betting they probably all survive.

  6. That was the ONLY scene I saw (on Access Hollywood)...and I thought the very same thing. I actually said out loud, "How fake." My husband just laughed.

  7. I watched it, too. I don't know how long it will be until there is another episode.