“Desperate Housewives”: Only Lynette rings true

Desperatehousewiveslynette_2I swung by Wisteria Lane on Sunday for the first time in months, encouraged by the positive buzz generated by Desperate Housewives'” first-back-from-strike seg, “Sunday.” I hoped to be as impressed as others have been with Dana Delany’s contributions to the cul-de-sac.

As it turned out, it wasn’t a huge episode for Delany’s Katherine Mayfair — though she did have one great scene with guest star Chris Carmack toward the end — but I have to say that the whole conceit of Mayfair having deep dark secrets to hide still felt a bit tired.

The ludicrous storyline about Bree claiming her daughter’s baby as her own was what made me stop watching last season, and it still bugs me to see Bree and Orson toting a baby carrier, even though they weren’t much of a factor in this episode either. As always, the one ever-reliable player in the “Housewives” troupe for me is Felicity Huffman as Lynette.

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