It's late, late at night, and Lynette's still at work. Her computer screen is awash with heinous Excel spreadshits when suddenly an IM from "T-MAN SCAVO" pops up. In all-caps, he asks her, "WHEN R U COMING HOME?" "AT THIS RATE? NEVER," replies LYNETTE65. Ho, it appears that the Cherry has consulted with his intern staff on this one, trying for the most "authentic" IM-style speak, when really, Tom and Lynette would be much more likely to type in complete, lower-case sentences just like all the other parent/late-adapters do. ["Hey! Even in an IM, good grammar costs nothing! But seriously, are you saying I IM like a mom?" -- Wing Chun] But enough with the embarrassingly picky nitpick. Far more important: the Scavos are having IM sex! T-Man: "HE'S KEEPING YOU LATE AND I'M HORNY!" Lynette smiles and rolls her head lasciviously, and Prince-types: "WHAT DO U WANT ME 2 DO ABOUT THAT?" Then Lynette drops a sugar packet onto the floor, and when she bends to pick it up, whoops, a new IM window pops open. It's boss Ed, wondering if she wants any coffee. Of course Lynette doesn't notice that the IM windows have changed, so she types back to Ed's innocent offer of coffee with "I WANT 2 LICK YOU FROM HEAD TO FOOT." The camera does a comedy zoom in on the name in the new window, ED FERRARA, and Lynette looks like she's just eaten a barf sandwich. And while this scene may seem kind of far-fetched, I can personally attest to the fact that IM window mix-ups do, in fact, happen. All the time. So while they may be little off with the lingo, I still say kudos to the Housewives writers for using this little modern foible to comedic effect, huzzah.
Episode Report CardEvany: B+ | 596 USERS: C+
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