Susan C. Young writes: Oh, Momma. Oh, Daddy. Do we have some issues or what?
You’d expect Beth to have a rocky relationship with her mentally unstable mom Felicia, who whores her daughter out just to get the goods on Paul. She wants Beth to use her pillow talk to get Paul’s confession he murdered Beth’s Aunt Martha.
Beth’s thinking more with her lady parts than her brain, and after a nice Thanksgiving with Paul, believes he might be a decent guy. If Beth actually falls for Paul, Felicia says she’ll have to “punish them both.”
Welcome to Thanksgiving on Wisteria Lane, where the takers outnumber the givers by a long shot and there are more temptations than just a second slice of pie.
Tom, who once had a tumble with Renee back in their college days, gets flummoxed when she answers the door in nothing but a towel and a come-hither smile. Renee asks if he remembers the last time he caught her in a similar circumstance, and he remembers right down to the color of the stripes before de-toweling her. Good guy Tom seems to be getting an itch that Renee is all too ready to scratch.
Over at the Solis’ feast, they’re hosting the baby swap parents. Gaby sees an opportunity to have her pumpkin pie and eat it too when Grace’s dad gets picked up and deported. With the mom ready to skip town before suffering the same fate, Gaby tries to stop her. Gaby, who lacks the compassion gene, figures out a way of keeping both her daughters – and leaving the other mom and dad to deal with her selfish decisions
And just what’s wrong with Bree that she’s thinking recipes when Keith’s cooking up a sensual feast in their bed? Keith’s got matrimony on his mind, until the bitter Thanksgiving dinner with his folks ends with mom leaving dad. Richard has moved in with his son, but his moves don’t end there.
“I knew you were special from the moment I saw you,” says Richard before Bree has a motherly talk and walk with Keith.
And what about that wacky Susan? Well, she and Lynette had a mommy issue in the least interesting subplot of the night. Susan doesn’t want baby Paige to cry it out, while Lynette thinks it’s time for some self-soothing so everyone can get some rest.
With Mike scooting off to Alaska and MJ missing his daddy, Susan delivers the requisite holiday tear-jerker scene, telling Lynette she and MJ have been crying themselves to sleep and she can't take hearing Paige in distress.
Sweet moment. But we’d rather see Renee play Tom, Richard romance Bree and psycho puppies Beth and Paul navigate their next move.