Alfre Woodard warned us that her Desperate Housewives character would have the most melodramatic storyline. Obviously, she wasn't lying because last night we learned that not only are Betty Applewhite and son Matthew hiding a man in their basement—but he's a fugitive from justice and may be a killer. But first the real drama of the evening: Mehcad Brooks in a spaghetti strap tank top.
We could mix and match, right? Okay, enough fantasizing, let's get to this wonderful southern Gothic storyline. Betty Applewhite is seen writing a note to Chicago's finest. She warns them that they have the wrong man in custody for the killing of Melanie Foster. Betty has perfect handwriting and writes in 36 point block-letters, perfect for shots like this:
Matthew walks in looking quite pecalicious, probably foraging for a snack or some spinach, and is surprised to find the note.
Our boyfriend He warns mom that sending the note would jeopardize Caleb.
Two things we learn from this shot.
- Mehcad is a lefty.
The position looks strangely familiar.
"He's not a killer," Betty explains. "He was confused."
"They're not gonna care how slow Caleb is. They'll just execute him," Mehcad says.
Who is Caleb? What is the relationship? We don't know, but appears 20ish and the hint of "slow" tells us that he is developmentally disabled. Betty schleps to the basement with food. Her
bedside basement manner is much kinder than weeks ago—no pistol whipping or tranquilizers. "It's time we talked about her, Caleb. Until you start accepting responsibility for what happened, you know I can't let you out of here." Well, at least we see that Betty really isn't a mommie dearest.
A little more about the actor playing Caleb: Page Kennedy has appeared on Six Feet Under and the movie S.W.A.T. He describes himself as a Shakespeare fan as says his dream is to play Richard III. If you don't know the play, let's just say that Page (cute name) wants to stay within the murder and intrigue genre. Machiavelli would be proud.
Let's recap the other storylines last night: Lynette's boss is still a bitch, Susan has some great moments with the character played by Wallace Shawn, Bree learns something about Rex, Gabrielle's lawyer is still after her, Carlos is still jealous. Yada yada yada. Got it? Great.
Rod 2.0Vision was down for the night, thanks Jimmy!
Tuesday, October 25th is Mehcad's birthday. MUAH!