Review | Desperate Housewives


Us Rating: ***1/2

Air date: Sunday 9/25

After last season's silly antics, the venerable dramedy pulls itself together for a clever final round. Gaby (Eva Longoria), Bree (Marcia Cross) and the ladies hide the fact that Gaby's husband, Carlos (Ricardo Chavira), killed her diabolical stepfather. Their attempts to act A--OK around their suspicious loves lead to some big, screwball laughs. Yet, with Carlos and Susan (Teri Hatcher) wracked with guilt, the gravity of the situation stays compelling. (ABC, 9 P.M.)