Like any dramatic TV series, as one season’s storylines wrap up, enough questions get asked for a whole new season. While they were promoting their Season Two DVD, the Desperate Housewives stars previewed what may or may not be coming up for their characters this year.
Desperate Housewives: Season Three Preview
Andrea Bowen knew the most about her character’s storyline. “Julie definitely has more of an independent storyline this season that’s not so heavily dependent on Teri, which is still great because I love working with her and I have a blast and she’s fantastic,” she said. “But it’s just kind of nice to have another path to take. She’s growing up more and she’s going to be involved in a lot more relationships and she is dating more and she’s going to have one prominent relationship over the season and one strong love interest.”
Shawn Pyfrom, who plays Bree’s evil son Andrew, hinted not-so-subtly that he’s shot at least one episode, so Andrew is not out of the picture yet. “I don't know if he’s going to get more evil or if he’s going to get nicer,” Pyfrom said. “There’s always that possibility. I honestly have no idea just because I’ve maybe only shot one episode.”
As you recall, Season Two ended with Carlos caught in a tryst with his maid/surrogate child bearer. There is actually more to this story, as Gwendoline Yeo reveals. “There’s this one scene where I’m sleeping around with a gardener, Ralph,” Yeo said. “I run in with the broom and me and Eva start playing Kung Fu, but they cut it out. But they cut it out. He was checking me out and I lied to Gabrielle and said that I had had an affair with him but really I was sleeping with Ricardo’s character. They cut it out because I think it was too hard to understand.”
Kyle Maclachlan is just happy to be part of the show, but does not think his character will feel any remorse for running over Mike with his car. “Initially I thought that might happen,” he said. “But I think based upon what I’ve been told and reading between the lines, there is actually, I’m not saying it’s a legitimate reason for what happened, but there is a past there so that will come out. I’m excited to hear that.”
As the overriding voice of Wisteria Lane, Brenda Strong at least knows the tone of Season Three. “Season Three is going to start out with as big of antics and mystery and humor and of course sex, as we had in season one, so I think you’re going to find people are going to feel like wow, this is great, because we hit the ground running.”
Whether or not we see Zach Young back to resolve his storyline is up in the air. Actor Cody Kasch has not filmed any more scenes on the estate which Zach is now the overlord. “The overlord, that’s a good word,” he said. “I like the overlord. I only shot there for one day. I’ve only been there once in your life.”
Kiersten Warren joins the cast on a regular basis as Nora, Tom Scavo’s crazy first fling. She’s hopeful her character won’t meet a nasty fate. “There’s therapy,” Warren said. “We could settle things. I don't know. I think this is an interesting problem to have because there are many different resolutions to this kind of problem. There’s a lot of families who are going through this. Not quite the surprise ooh, boo, child, but children from other marriages and trying to meld these families. I think a lot of people have to deal with it. I think it’s fantastic that they’re doing this on the show.”
Thinks aren’t looking good for Carlos Solis either. Caught cheating, Gabrielle is sure to take everything. “I’m dead, you know that,” Ricardo Antonio Chavira said. “I’m gonna get divorced, strung up… They’re going to be battling each other over the infidelities in their relationship, and they’re going to take it out on their property.” All hope is not lost though. “I think so because they’re so perversely distorted that their worlds might actually collide and become acceptable to each other again. Yeah, I think they’re kind of perfect for each other.”
Bree’s remaining child will become a drama queen. “I’d be one of those people who would just blame everything on it for the rest of her life,” said Joy Lauren. “Just be like, ‘I can’t pick up my clothes, mother. My boyfriend died.’ But she’s like that to an extent but she lost her dad, now she’s lost her boyfriend and her brother’s gone and her mom’s a mess and her mom’s getting remarried so I think she always tries to look for something stable outside of her family to be a rock for her. So I think she’ll try to find one sooner than most people would.”
And finally, Edie Britt will give Susan Mayer her comeuppance. “The audience is going to love how Edie finally gets her ultimate revenge on Susan,” said Nicolette Sheridan. “It happens very early on in the season.”
Desperate Housewives begins new episodes again on September 24. In the meantime, you can catch up on Season Two when the DVD hits shelves August 29.
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