Together, the girls march toward Rex's new gravesite. Susan asks why Bree's changing Rex's eternal address. Bree: "Well, he did something to upset me, and I want him gone." Bree manically changes the subject to the graves they're speed-walking past, some of which date back to the 1800s, which Bree finds "just fascinating." Lynette: "Wait, you're going to have to explain. Rex is dead. What could he have done to upset you?" Bree stops marching and turns to face the Housewives. Already, her face looks more nuts and out of control that I ever remember seeing it. And this is just the beginning! Bree starts in with, "My husband -- the man I spent my life with for eighteen years -- died thinking that I'd murdered him." She goes on to say how the cardiologist shared this "Bree murdered Rex" theory with Rex, and that Rex actually believed the man. Bree quotes the note, actually saying "and I quote" as she does so. Bree, close to tears, asks in a small voice how it was that the man she spent eighteen years with didn't know her. Edie, ever practical: "Well, maybe he was forgiving you for something else." And this is when Bree really, really loses it. Her nostrils flare, her neck widens like a bull about to charge, and many, so many veins pop in her neck. It's a startling display of crazy, and no matter where I press pause during its delivery, I get a still shot that is truly, fundamentally, upside-down and inside-out B-A-N-A-N-A-S. Bree, yelling throatily and lustily: "I have done nothing to be forgiven for! I was a fantastic wife! When he was sick, I nursed him! When we were low on money, I stayed within a budget! I cooked his meals! I mended his clothes! For the love of god, I used to check his back for acne! And that miserable son of a bitch has the nerve to 'understand' and 'forgive' me? Well the joke's on him, because I do not understand and I do not forgive." She delivers this scene so violently that her hair finally springs loose from its tight mooring, and by the time she winds down to silence, she looks completely unhinged, like Cruella De Vil, only angrier. Two yard guys have stopped their raking to watch the show, and Susan, in a birdlike voice, tells them "hi" and explains haltingly that they're "just...going to a funeral."
Episode Report CardEvany: B+ | 864 USERS: B-
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