'Desperate Housewives' Hit By Economy In New Episodes
"Well, I think it's really interesting that even though we're five years in the future, in five years in the future, the economy has tanked as well," joked Felicity Huffman. "I think actually it's sort of brilliant. I like that it defies logic, because I think Tom and Lynette lost their pizzeria because of the economy. I think it's nice when art reflects reality and I think it makes it more accessible to people who are watching who might have lost their business."
Tom (Doug Savant)'s last ditch effort to cut costs by having the family work the joint nearly came to blows as he shook his son against the wall for threatening to walk out. Don't worry, the rest of the season won't deal with a new violent streak in the Scavo house.
"I don't think that's a violent streak and maybe we'll get a lot of letters about this but from what I understand, with teenage boys and their fathers, when there's that natural sort of 'I'm growing up, I don't need you anymore,' and the father's going, 'Wait a second, I'm still your father and I have to protect you,' that oftentimes it comes close to fisticuffs."
Desperate Housewives airs Sunday nights at 9 on ABC.
Interview by Fred Topel
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