Gale Harold Returns (Sort Of) To "Desperate Housewives"


Will he or won't he? Everyone has been wondering whether Gale Harold, who was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash last October, will return to Desperate Housewives anytime soon.

Well, we didn't see Gale on last night's Desperate Housewives, but we did hear him. His alter ego, Jackson, left a message on his girlfriend Susan's (Teri Hatcher) answering machine, telling her that he was still visiting his alma mater and that they needed to talk.

Later, while visiting a gay bar with her neighbor Lee (Kevin Rahm), Susan explained that Jackson was up at Riverton visiting an old professor who offered him a job. Jackson asked Susan to move there, and while Susan hadn't given Jackson an answer yet, she told Lee she was going to join him.

"You're that serious about this guy?" Lee asked.

"Yeah, sure, why not?" Susan replied.

Lee told her she was settling.

Gale_harold I think what we learned from last night's show is that a) it is clear that Susan is still in love with her ex-husband Mike (James Denton), and b) it is obvious that Gale actually isn't well enough to return to work just yet.

If we get any further updates on his condition, we will let you know, of course.

Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry has said that the door is open for Gale's return, although I worry that the longer he is gone, the less likely it is that his character will be worked back into the show.

Now if we could talk about Susan and Lee for a moment, did anyone else think it was utterly ridiculous that Susan actually thought they had had sex when they woke up in bed together the next morning after having a few too many drinks?

And what about that gay bar they visited? It was the most brightly-lit gay bar I've ever seen.

But let me also praise Desperate Housewives for having four gay characters—Andrew (Shawn Pyfrom) and his fiancé Dr. Cominis (Todd Grinnell) also got lots of air time last night—on the show. That is simply amazing!

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