Sometimes Desperate Housewives is on at my house when I’m on my computer, so I half listen to a few episodes here and there. Most of them are relatively mundane, but when I watched this week’s episode and heard an ex-stripper had taken up residence on Wysteria Lane, my ear perked up — the story lines were bound to get interesting. But when that same ex-stripper came out as a lesbian, the show became must-see TV.
Former-stripper Robin Gallagher (played by Julie Benz) has taken up residence with Katherine Mayfair (played by Dana Delany) after deciding to quit the biz. She has a few bumps along the way with the other housewives treating her like, well, the stereotype of a stripper — a ditzy harlot out to get their husbands and male children. (I don’t understand why women do this to each other, as if a female sex worker is something other than human.)
By the end of the episode, all of the women of Wysteria Lane made their peace with the new neighbor, although all but one of them thinks Gallagher is straight — Mayfair and Gallagher share a kiss while out on the town.
The narrator hints toward a potential lesbian tryst between the new roommates (they’ve U-Hauled already) as the show comes to a close. But if that doesn’t get your attention, rest assured the pair will be steaming up the small screen.
“This is the first time on Wisteria Lane that you’ll see two women doing more than just kissing,” Delany told E! “We’re taking things to the next level. I get to do it. I’m very honored.”
Watch Gallagher’s coming out scene below.
Watch the full episode for free on Hulu.