'Housewives': Happy with who bit the bullet?

SPOILER ALERT: We’re guessing there are a few of you out there who haven’t yet watched last night’s highly anticipated grocery-store-shootout episode of Desperate Housewives… so, out of respect for you (and, you know, to avoid your angry comments), we’re talking about the victims after the jump. Click the link if you dare!

85819__nora_l_1So, Nora (Kiersten Warren, pictured) died last night. Who didn’t seethat coming? Viewers hated her so much, I’m surprised she wasn’t shot moretimes — maybe once per boob, knee sock, and pigtail. Then again, thatdying scene was pretty disgusting as it was. The rest of the hostagesacted completely indifferent to Nora’s situation, inspiring themultitalented Lynette to play doctor, rearranging Nora’s various organsat will before the annoying little pet character finally submitted. Thewhole scene was much goopier and gorier than I expected. As I gazedinto Nora’s body cavity, I imagined what it would feel like to be shotpoint-blank in the chest, which is always a great time. And I likedLynette’s "I’m going to dab her blood on my own chin so we can put thisin the promos" moment. So sneaky.

The downside: Crazy Carolyn Bigsby also died. She pretty much hadto, because her character probably would have been even less amusing inprison. Still, I’m a little miffed. I’d been waiting all season forAunt Jackie to bring the funny, and now she’s gone. (Oh, well — it’snot like I can’t watch Roseanne 30 times a day.)

Did the bloodbath please you, peaceful PopWatchers? Who would you rather have seen annihilated?

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  • Ed

    After last night episode, I would have to say that Desperate Housewives is BACK!
    I haven’t felt connected to the characters in a while like I did last night. Lynette broke my heart, Susan didn’t get on my nerves, Edie was funny and slutty, Gaby was sincere and Bree was great!
    The shot to Nora was bizarre, wierd, crazy and just so Marc Cherry!
    One negative comment: the ending with Lynette seeing Mary Alice at the end was a bit camp, they should have left it after Tom saw Lynette.
    LOVE THIS SHOW!

  • graeme

    Yeah, really well done. Huffman and Hatcher were outstanding. I expect Emmy noms for both.

  • paige

    i loved how nora died… i knew she was going to but the way it happened was still suprising… i expected it to be some cheesy off screen gunshot due to an attempted escape… but once lynette told carolyn that nora tried to seduce tom, i knew it was the end for nora. oh yea, and great emmy reel for felicity huffman.

  • Paul U.

    I was actually hoping she would shoot her wimpy husband too…

  • Ceballos

    Yeah, last night’s episode was actually pretty great.
    Like it has been said, everyone pretty much knew Nora would die, but the show still managed to do it in a very surprising and startling way. Felicity Huffman’s performance after the shooting was absolutely terrific.
    I would argue that “Aunt Jackie” DID bring the funny (“There’s a special on not getting shot, but it’s only available at the back of the store) during her short stint on the show.
    Did anyone else notice during Lynette’s last scene with Mary Alice…Brenda Strong looked like she was about 7′ tall next to Felicity Huffman…I didn’t really pay attention to what they said because it looked like Mary Alice could crush her if she wanted to.

  • brandonk

    That was such a great episode, and not just because of the shootings. I was surprised when Nora got shot, although I’m pretty pleased we won’t be seeing her anymore (I hope). I laughed so hard when she got shot and she said “Ow.” I also thought that it was Edie who shot Carolyn, rather than the other woman. Lastly, I’m so happy that Susan is with Ian. I don’t expect it to last, but I just don’t think she and Mike should be together. The writers have messed around with that couple too much. Just let it die!

  • C

    Really enjoyed the show last night. Bree was in fine form entertaining her guests while watching the hostage situation unfold. Felicity Huffman’s performance is one more reason for an Emmy. Susan may not have annoyed you all, but she still annoyed me with her guilting of Julie “Mom, I just packed YOUR suitcase,” and the bullhorn incident, “Carolyn, call me at 555-5656!” Here’s to looking forward to Gabby’s return as a model.

  • Michael Neubauer

    Fabulous episode! Aunt Jackie is always great, but last night was exceptional. How great was it that one of the hostages was none other that Fisher, the ex-boyfriend who beat her on Roseanne!

  • Dave

    great great great episode! performances were pitch perfect all around.
    i thought doug savant gave a wonderful performance. he made me tear up a little bit!
    nora needed to go, but i loved the way it happened. i almost enjoyed it as much as seeing her die in “independence day.” i’ll miss her character a little bit, but i have “saved by the bell: the college years” on dvd. i can watch her anytime.

  • Howard

    Yes, Nora annoyed the crap out of me, but this was the easy way out. I thought it was going to be Julie, to set up some angst for Susan. But killing two characters that no one cared about didn’t really ramp up the emotion. And, as EW’s TV Watcher said, I expected to see Edie’s leg and a pan up to her holding the gun at the end. A very good episode, but a little too “Made for Sweeps” for me.

  • pandora

    Ding dong the witch is dead! Now this is the DH I fell in love with in the first place. Double kudos to Felicity Huffman!

  • hey!

    BEST EPISODE SINCE SEASON 1!!!!!
    MAYBE EVER!
    Plus Nora is gone so yay! Her character in Independence Day always creeped me out for some reason, so she kinda creeped me out on D.H. too. No?

  • hey!

    Plus i loves the whole backwards progression of the episode, like it showed the situation in the beginning, and then showed how each of the characters wound up at the store. Plus it didn’t seem forced, it was very natural and believeable.

  • roel

    omg! thank you michael! THAT’S why he looked so familiar!!!

  • CJ

    Best episode ever. Felicity Huffman and Marcia Cross could not have been better last night, showing us that you can live your own torments without theatrics and melodramas. Lynette did not want Nora dead: she just wanted her out of their lives; and as for Bree, all she wants is reassurances that she did marry the right guy. Also loved the Solis’ fight, but as usual, Susan had to play the clown somehow. Can she get a life that does not involve her looking silly?

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