‘Desperate Housewives’ Scoop: Pam’s Mom Is Sam’s Mom!

by | March 29, 2010 at 6:34 PM | Desperate Housewives, Matt's TV News, TV News

Linda Purl (Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

Linda Purl (Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

Linda Purl is coming off her recent stint as ‘The Office’s Helene Beesly to portray another memorable mother, on ABC’s ‘Desperate Housewives.’

In an episode airing close to the season finale, Purl will guest-star as the woman who long ago had an affair with Rex Van De Kamp and in turn bore him a son named Sam (played by Sam Page).

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Sam surfaced a few episodes back and explained his somewhat shocking origins to Rex’s widow, Bree (Marcia Cross), who was quick to take him into the family fold.

Sam though may have told a tall tale here or there, onlookers such as Orson and Andrew suspect, and it’s possible that when Bree crosses paths with the lad’s mother, she’ll get an earful – at least as pertains to Rex’s long-ago indiscretion.

In fact, I am told, the ladies’ encounter escalates into something rather downright catty, and ends with an ominous warning coming from Rex’s ex-lover!

Watch Linda Purl help ‘The Office‘s Pam embrace motherhood in “The Delivery Part 2″: