The well-armed woman

As Desperate Housewives, one of my favorite TV series, comes to an end, I take a look back at my favorite housewife, Bree Van de Kamp.

I’m not sure if it’s because of my own obsessive-compulsive tendencies, or my admiration for Bree’s thinly-veiled sarcasm, or the fact that I can practically hear my own grandmother saying some of the things Bree says, but I can completely relate to her. She is what I will miss most about the show.

Danielle: Why don’t you go to Mrs. Applewhite and tell her you really need to know what’s going on? I bet if you were really nice, she’ll tell you the truth.

Bree: Is that what you really think, Danielle? I should go to Mrs. Applewhite, be nice, and then she’ll hand over all her secrets?

Danielle: Yeah.

Bree: When I was young, my stepmother told me that I was very lucky. I possessed beauty, wit, cunning, and insight. These were weapons all women needed to survive in the world.

Danielle: So?

Bree: So take good care of your looks, Danielle. You don’t have any other weapons at your disposal.

Desperate Housewives, Season 2, Episode 14 –

It’s amazing, now that I think about it, how very, very few women I know possess all four weapons.

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