Julie Benz being cast on Desperate Housewives is good in it's own right but the writers have only apparently gone and done something rather unprecedented, wouldn't they?
They're gonna make her character Robin a nice person. I don't think I can comprehend this. We're actually going to get a fantastic actress in a good role who doesn't have a desire to wreck havoc. Hell must have frozen over because damn, that's brilliant.
It seems that as well being a little unhinged this season, Katherine's going to be making some interesting insights into her sexuality when her and Robin get a little closer to each other in later episode. Robin debuts in the fourteen episode, The Glamourous Life. I'm not actually sure how many episodes she'll be in but it could be a lot.
It seems that Katherine and Robin make out after being stuck on a double date from hell. Robin comes into the series when Susan inherits a strip club and befriends the woman. Susan even goes as far as getting the woman a job in her school as well. Although the women of Wisteria Lane are attractive, I think Julie Benz wins hands down in the pretty stakes and it's a good move for her after a certain thing on her last show.
And some bits from TV Guide Magazine on the Robin/Katherine snog ...
“This kiss comes out of a funny moment where we’re trying to ditch some guys,” says Julie. But something very real develops, which is exciting for Dana. “I guessed it,” she says. “I asked, ‘Am I becoming a man?’ And [creator] Marc Cherry said, ‘Close.’” Dana compares Katherine’s realization to recently un-closeted actress Meredith Baxter. “For a woman in her fifties to make this announcement to her community is huge,” says Dana. “I hope it sticks.”
Julie and Dana became friends years ago when they costarred in a failed “Scarface”-type TV pilot. So how long will these naughty girls play house? “I’m now up to four episodes, but they have an option for more,” says Julie. “I’m bribing the writers with cupcakes.”
Damn it, Marc Cherry you have the potential to do something amazing here so don't fuck it up. Bob and Lee are glorified extras (still) and Andrew's long gone and it doesn't help that you've diminished Susan/Mike, Bree/Orson and Lynette/Tom.
Afterellen Interview With Julie Benz: http://www.afterellen.com/blwe/02-05-10?page=0%2C1