As we told you a few weeks ago, Desperate Housewives is about to introduce a little girl-on-girl action to the neighborhood in the form of a romance between Dana Delany’s character Katherine and guest star Julie Benz’s character Robin.
The storyline gears up this Sunday at 7 E.T. on ABC. Here’s a little background, in case you haven’t been watching this season. In a Big Tragedy earlier this season, a plane crashed right smack dab into the middle of a Wisteria Lane party and killed Karl, ex-husband of Susan (Terri Hatcher). Part of Susan’s inheritance, to her unpleasant surprise, was a strip club.
Susan sells her interest in the club, but not before meeting stripper Robin (Benz) and talking her into quitting her job to make something of herself. Unfortunately, Robin’s only skill is stripping. How can Susan help? By inviting Robin to move in with the family, of course. Susan’s son M.J. will forever count this as the moment he started believing in God.
That brings us to now. This week finds Wisteria Lane getting to know the new stripper on the block. We don’t know details, but at some point this week, Katherine will invite Robin to move in with her, not knowing that Robin is a lesbian. Dana Delany recently talked to The Advocate about what’s in store for Katherine.
According to Delany, Katherine’s journey is a bit like Meredith Baxter’s coming out — she never ruled out being a lesbian; it just didn’t occur to her until she fell for a woman:
The fact that Julie Benz is hot certainly doesn’t hurt Delany’s feelings.
Delany reiterated what Benz told AfterEllen.com: The gay storyline is not just a stunt.
She also talked about her role in The L Word, which all of us remember very fondly.
It certainly was.
Sunday, though, we will get to see an actual kiss, not a tease. And even though it starts as a kind of joke — a way to avoid men who are coming on to Robin and Katherine, we have been assured that it doesn’t stop there.
We will have mini-recaps of the lesbian episodes of Desperate Housewives starting next week. Are you planning to watch?