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Everyone has a little dirty laundry.

Desperate Housewives Aired From October 03, 2005 - May 13, 2012 On ABC.

What is it about?
The series began with Mary Alice Young leaving her perfect house, in the loveliest of suburbs, and ending it all. Now she takes us into the lives of her family, friends and neighbors, commenting from her elevated P.O.V.

Her circle of girlfriends on Wisteria Lane includes Susan Mayer, the divorcee and single mom who will go to extraordinary lengths for love; Lynette Scavo, who struggles with balancing the complications of work and family issues; Bree Van De Kamp -- Martha Stewart on steroids -- who battles the demons of widowhood, alcoholism and vengeful children; Gabrielle Solis, the ex-model with everything she has ever wanted - a rich husband, a big house -- everything that is, but a good marriage; and serial divorcee Edie Britt, the free spirited real estate maven whose love life has everyone buzzing.

Then there are the men: Mike Delfino, a plumber who is the on-again/off- again love of Susan's life; Lynette's adorable husband, Tom, who, it's turning out, has his own share of secrets, and Gabrielle's estranged husband, Carlos. Recently joining the group is Bree's husband, Orson Hodge; the charming Ian Kavanaugh, a new love interest for Susan; and Austin Britt, Edie's 17-year-old nephew, who shares his aunt's knack for stirring up trouble.

From her unique vantage point, Mary Alice sees more now than she ever did alive, and she's planning to share all the delicious secrets that hide behind every neighbor's closed door in this seemingly perfect American suburb.

Teri HatcherSusan Mayer
Felicity HuffmanLynette Scavo
Marcia CrossBree Van De Kamp
Eva Longoria ParkerGabrielle Solis
Ricardo ChaviraCarlos Solis
Nicollette SheridanEdie Britt
James DentonMike Delfino
Doug SavantTom Scavo
Joy LaurenDanielle Van De Kamp
Shawn PyfromAndrew Van De Kamp

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Season 1

Episode Guide: Season 1

Episode 1.01 - Pilot [Series Premiere]
Looking down on her friends and family isn't a way of life for Mary Alice Young. It's a way of death. One day, in her perfect house, in the loveliest of suburbs, Mary Alice ended it all. Now she's taking us into the lives of her family, friends and neighbors, commenting from her elevated POV. Her husband's acting suspicious, the neighbors are talking, and her girlfriends are wondering why one of their own would do something so rash… and so messy. From her unique vantage point, Mary Alice sees more now than she ever did alive and she's planning to share all the delicious secrets that hide behind every neighbor's closed door in this seemingly perfect American suburb.

Episode 1.02 - Ah, But Underneath  
Mike's dog pays the price when Edie crashes his dinner date with Susan. Susan and Edie are still fighting over Mike. Meanwhile, Gabrielle realizes that her lawn boy is taking their fling to heart - and that Carlos may actually be catching on. Also, Bree goads Rex into therapy, where the doctor may be the one who needs the most help. Lynette resorts to drastic measures to keep her kids in line, but it blows up in her face. Mary Alice's past resurfaces - literally - despite Paul's efforts to keep it buried. Lastly, Susan's secret of accidentally burning down Edie's house may come back to haunt her as the measuring cup she left in Edie's house is found - by Mrs. Huber.

Episode 1.03 - Pretty Little Picture  
The women decide to go ahead with the big dinner party that the late Mary Alice Young had planned to host, despite the more-than-minor disturbances in their own lives. Adulterous Gabrielle finds herself with a nine-year-old blackmailer who catches Gabrielle in the act in her affair with gardener John. Also, Bree struggles to keep her crumbling marriage a secret. Lastly, Susan bares all--in more ways than one--as she confronts her ex.

Episode 1.04 - Who's that Woman?
Cash-strapped Mrs. Huber figures out that Susan had something to do with Edie's house fire and tries to blackmail her. Meanwhile, Carlos becomes suspicious that Gabrielle is seeing another man, but targets the wrong suspect---the cable guy instead of gardener John. Also, Lynette balks when the twins' teacher insists the boys have ADD but tries to salvage the matter by separating the boys. Lastly, Bree struggles with her rebellious son Andrew after Rex moves out.

Episode 1.05 - Come in, Stranger
A break-in on Wisteria Lane leaves the neighbors feeling vulnerable, especially Susan---who reluctantly accepts a date with a persistent policeman after Mike Delfino appears indifferent to her. Mike Delfino might be found out as the burgular as he accidentally left a screwdriver behind. Rex takes the kids away for the weekend as a lonely Bree, who finds herself bonding with Mary Alice's troubled son, Zach. Meanwhile, Lynette and Tom pull out all the stops to get their uncontrollable twins Porter and Preston accepted at a prestigious private school, and the unexpected arrival of Carlos' mother puts a crimp in Gabrielle's covert love life with gardener John. Things get worse when the two go shopping.

Episode 1.06 - Running to Stand Still  
Lynette locks horns with officious mom Maisy Gibbons at the twins' school who is trying to produce a "politically correct" play about "Little Red Riding Hood." Meanwhile, Susan continues to investigate the mystery of Zach's sudden disappearance. She soon finds out his father Paul put him in Seacrest, a mental institution. She and Julie then go to investigate. Mama Solis comes closer to discovering Gabrielle's dirty little secret of her affair, and Bree comes undone when Rex suggests they hire a sex surrogate.

Episode 1.07 - Anything You Can Do  
Susan is miffed when Mike's unexpected houseguest forces him to postpone their first official "date". Lynette becomes steadily more dependent on the twins' ADD medication. Gabrielle becomes jealous of the "other woman" in John's life. Bree's kids mutiny when they learn their dad has moved out. Mama Solis is the victim of a hit and run driver moments after verifying with whom Gabrielle is having an affair. Bree learns Rex is serving her with divorce papers. Lastly, the enigmatic Mr. Shaw comes closer to solving one of Wisteria Lane's big mysteries.

Episode 1.08 - Guilty  
In the aftermath of tragedy with Bree's son Andrew running over Carlos' mother Juanita Solis, the residents of Wisteria Lane take stock of their lives. Meanwhile, Susan grows suspicious of Mike Delfino's real reason for moving to the street. Lynette reaches the breaking point in her addiction to the twins' ADD medication as she tries other measures like acupuncture to release her stress---only to the disturbance of her kids during session. Lynette realizes its time for drastic measure's after she has a disturbing dream with Mary Alice. The mysterious Mr. Shaw gets down to business as he develops a relationship with Edie. He also has a connection to Mary Alice Young as he talks to Paul Young afterwards on the phone. Lastly, Gabrielle confesses her adulterous affair with John to a priest while Carlos' mother Juanita is in the hospital.

Episode 1.09 - Suspicious Minds
Gabrielle decides to hold a fashion show on Wisteria Lane. Susan becomes less charitable however when she learns Gabrielle's shocking secret. But John's mother thinks he is having an affair with Susan instead of Gabrielle. Bree finds a way to punish Andrew for smoking marijuana. Lynette tries to find a nanny.

Episode 1.10 - Come Back to Me
Uber mom Maisy Gibbons returns, and her secret life intersects with Bree's. Bree unleashes her inner "woman scorned" after Rex's sordid dabblings nearly kill him. Meanwhile Gabrielle's predicament worsens as she gets a taste of her own medicine, courtesy of Carlos's jail house confession. Susan plans to take her relationship with Mike to the next level, and Lynette, suspicious (and a little jealous) of her new nanny, decides to secretly videotape her. Lastly, Susan betrays Julie by sending Zach Young back home to his father, who makes a startling admission of his own.

Episode 1.11 - Move On  
Edie organizes a neighborhood search for the missing Mrs. Huber, just as the absent busybody's sister Felicia Tilman (guest-star Harriet Sansom Harris) arrives on Wisteria Lane. Meanwhile, Bree resigns herself to her marital state and asks an attractive pharmacist (Tony Award-winning actor Roger Bart) on a date; Susan's ex, Karl, suddenly reappears in her life; Lynette fears that Tom is attracted to the new nanny; and Gabrielle sinks to new depths - she gets a job.

Episode 1.12 - Every Day a Little Death  
The residents of Wisteria Lane finally learn Martha Huber's fate, and the truth has unexpected consequences for Susan. After learning that Mrs. Huber left behind a journal, Susan is forced to confess to Edie about her role in the fire that burned down Edie's house. Meanwhile Bree finds her new beau, George, getting a little too close for comfort. . The receptionist sees Parker's shaved head and believes that Parker has cancer, and allows Lynette's children in the day care, while Lynette does yoga. Lastly, Carlos returns, but his homecoming isn't quite what Gabrielle had in mind. He is under house arrest, making it difficult for either of them to make money.

Episode 1.13 - Your Fault  
When Lynette's father-in-law pays a visit to to the family, she unwittingly learns a family secret---that he's been consistently cheating on his wife. Meanwhile, Susan is disturbed by Julie's growing romance with Zach. Rex attempts to reconcile with Bree as she tries to play hard-to-get. Lastly, Gabrielle is shocked when John's parents ask her for a favor in convincing John to move back home as he officially turned eighteen and no longer wants to live at home and trying to pursue a relationship with Gabrielle.

Episode 1.14 - Love Is in the Air
It's Valentine's Day on Wisteria Lane, and love is all around (sort of), as Susan looks forward to a romantic date with Mike Delfino, until she learns a surprising fact about her favorite plumber. Also, Mike breaks into a neighbors house and is shot and tries to hide it from Susan. Meanwhile, after reconciling their relationship, Bree discovers something new about her husband Rex when it comes to his sexual needs. Lynette's cranky and lonely old neighbor accuses the Scavo twins of thievery as Lynette tries her best to handle the situation. Lastly, Gabrielle's work adventures continue as she gets a gig as a mattress model for the "Siesta King".

Episode 1.15 - Impossible  
Mike Delfino is questioned about Mrs. Huber's murder by police and is arrested. John's friend, Justin attempts to blackmail Gabrielle with his knowledge of their affair and becoming her new gardener---but things are not what they may seem for both in the situation. Meanwhile, Tom wants a big promotion, but Lynette fears that she'd be home alone with the kids more than ever and tries her best in discouraging him in taking the job. Also, Bree is shocked when she finds a condom---and even more so when she learns whom it belongs to when Rex admits it is not him, but their daughter Danielle. Zach Young plans a pool party for the teens on Wisteria Lane, and things get out of hand.

Episode 1.16 - The Ladies Who Lunch  
Maisy Gibbons' series of unfortunate events shock the residents of Wisteria Lane when she is finally caught and arrested for prostitution. This leaves unexpected consequences for Bree and Rex when Maisys' little black book becomes public of all her clients---including Rex for all the neighbors to see. Gabrielle and Carlos also face a crisis of their own when the sewer system goes out at their house and they don't have the money to fix it. Also, Lynette braves a scandal herself when it's rumored that the twins started the school's head lice epidemic. Meanwhile, as Susan sinks into depression over her breakup with Mike, she finds a surprising ally---Edie.

Episode 1.17 - There Won't Be Trumpets
There's a change in Mama Solis' condition for the better as she finally wakes up from her coma, but it doesn't last long. The residents of Wisteria Lane all attend the unfortunate funeral of Juanita Solis as Carlos and Gabrielle fret over their financial and court issues. Lynette befriends a deaf woman, Alisa Stevens, whose children also attend Barcliff Academy with Porter and Preston, but her newfound friendship is tested when she butts into her disturbed marital problems of her husband saying things behind her back.

Episode 1.18 - Children Will Listen
Susan's mom, Sophie, pays an unannounced visit to Wisteria Lane after she and her boyfriend call it quits. Meanwhile, Gabrielle faces Carlos' wrath after he learns about the hospital settlement and tries to change their prenuptial agreement in order to keep Gabrielle in check while he serves his jail sentence. Lynette and Bree experience a chill in their friendship after Bree babysits Lynette's kids and dares to discipline Porter. Also, Bree and Rex visit Andrew at the teen rehab camp where they learn some shocking news about their son. Lastly, Felicia gets closer to Zach and reveals some disturbing details about his family in the past.

Episode 1.19 - Live Alone and Like It  
Lynette learns that no good deed goes unpunished when she momentarily befriends the mean Mrs. McClusky. Susan's mother decides to try and jump start her and her daughter's love lives. Susan later finds her mother in her kitchen with a man she picked up, and Susan asks her mother to get rid of him. Andrew talks to a priest about his feelings, and tells him of his shocking plans for his mother, Bree. Gabrielle has her credit card declined in an upscale restaurant, and Carlos sends Gabrielle a big message about what will happen if she leaves him. Gabrielle tells John that she still cares for him, and continues to sleep with him.

Episode 1.20 - Fear No More
Gabrielle plans a big party to bid farewell to Carlos, who is about to head off to jail for eight months. Meanwhile George Williams resurfaces in Bree's life, much to Rex's displeasure as he knows George wants to steal her away from him. Also, Lynette is shocked to learn that Tom's old girlfriend Annabel Foster whom he dumped for Lynette has been hired at his firm again.

Episode 1.21 - Sunday in the Park with George  
George Williams continues to worm his way into Bree's life. After Edie spies Bree with George at a restaurant, Bree begins to feel guilty about sharing her intimate feelings with George. Rex's health continues to depreciate. Lynette tries to spice things up with Tom whom she fears is losing interest.

Episode 1.22 - Goodbye For Now
Susan and Mike decide to move in together, much to displeasure of Edie, who tries to break them up using Susan's friends. Lynette takes steps to make sure Annabel does not come between herself and Tom. Bree comes to a realization about her "buddy", George the pharmacist. Carlos suspects there's something going on between Gabrielle and Justin.Lastly, two new faces arrive on Wisteria Lane.

Episode 1.23 - One Wonderful Day [Season Finale]
The reason Mary Alice committed suicide is finally revealed. Gabrielle testifies at Carlos's hate crime hearing. Bree reconciles with Rex, only to be notified of his death hours later. Lynette gets a shocking and unexpected surprise from Tom-- he's quit his job and wants to become a stay-at-home dad. Edie greets new neighbor Betty Applewhite who moved to the street in quite a huff. Susan is held hostage by Zach, who's got a gun and wants to kill Mike.

[Episode description adapted from:]

contributed by janenjab


Season 2

Episode Guide: Season 2

Episode 2.01 - Next [Season Premiere]
The second season picks up where the first left off. Rex is dead, and, new neighbors, the Applewhites have moved in. Gabrielle, Lynette, and Susan attempt to comfort Bree while Phyllis, Rex's mother, arrives on Wisteria Lane. Also Mike and Susan deal with Zach while Gabrielle struggles with the two men in her life.

Episode 2.02 - You Could Drive a Person Crazy  
Susan is surprised, and not pleasantly so, when she finds out who Edie's new boyfriend is---her ex-husband Karl. Meanwhile Lynette goes back to work, leaving Tom at home in charge of the house, which turns out to be a better plan in theory than in practice. Bree's mother-in-law, Phyllis, continues to drive Bree crazy with her melodramatic grieving, and Carlos makes an unusual request of Gabrielle.

Episode 2.03 - You'll Never Get Away From Me
Bree’s mother-in-law, Phyllis, gets her in trouble with the law, Susan tries bravely to accept Edie’s new role in Julie’s life, Lynette’s demanding boss  makes her miss Parker’s first day of kindergarten. Bree later on takes a polygraph test to prove her innocence in Rex's death and realizes she has feelings for George. Gabrielle finally comes to the truth about Carlos and John after seeing John with another woman. Also, Gabrielle has a new gardener, Ralph who has just start mowing her lawn. Both are flirtatious, although Gabrielle holds back by trying to keep him out of the house and to just work.

Episode 2.04 - My Heart Belongs to Daddy
On one of Gabrielle's prison visits to see Carlos she creates a terrible riot, which lands Carlos in hot water. Gabrielle meets an interesting attorney whom she is attracted to. Also, Susan puts her feelings aside and joins Mike in searching for his son Zach, although Susan finds Zach when alone. She learns of his intentions to get back together with Julie, and feels she must take matters into her own hands. Lynette is surprised to find out that her son Parker has an imaginary friend. Lastly, George and Andrew both vie for Bree's attention as they both compete in making each other look bad in front of her, until one fight goes a little too far.

Episode 2.05 - They Asked Me Why I Believe In You
Susan’s longtime book agent and dear friend, Lonny Moon, gets into financial trouble. Lynette is forced to go out to bars night after night with her man-hungry boss, Nina. Also, Bree re-buries Rex amid police suspicions. Bree also finds out about Rex's feelings about her prior to his death. Lastly, Gabrielle hires hotshot lawyer David Bradley to defend Carlos in court but Carlos rejects him after he witnesses an attraction between David and Gabrielle.

Episode 2.06 - I Wish I Could Forget You
Mike and Susan face a crisis in their relationship when Susan tries to get Paul Young arrested by confessing to a police officer that he killed Mrs. Huber and Mike has her diaries as proof. The officer goes over to Mike to get the story, but Mike denies the whole thing. Later, Susan's mother pays them a visit. As Carlos continues serving his jail sentence, Gabrielle valiantly tries to free him. Bree goes to a romantic hotel with George, but requests they sleep in separate rooms.

Episode 2.07 - Color and Light  
Gabrielle tries to revisit her past when old friends come to town, but doesn't want anyone to know that she's three months pregnant when getting dressed up. With the aftermath of her breakup with Mike, Susan finds temporary solace from her ex-husband Karl as his relationship with Edie hits a bump. Also, the Scavo family learns more about the new neighbors, the Harpers when they babysit their children and uncover a sex tape of the couple. Lastly, Caleb gets loose from the basement and roams around Wisteria Lane at night, which leads to major consequences for Gabrielle.

Episode 2.08 - The Sun Won't Set  
All of Wisteria Lane is panicked by a burglar loose in the neighborhood; a neighborhood watch committee is formed. Bree finds out some disturbing information about George. Gabrielle learns to let go. Matthew is secretly seeing Danielle Van De Kamp. Sophie and Morty get married, and at the wedding, Susan learns who her real father is and is determined to find him.

Episode 2.09 - That's Good, That's Bad  
George stalks Bree, despite her efforts to break up with him. Lynette takes charge of office politics. Carlos is paroled from prison and returns a new man, and Gabrielle is jealous of his new 'holier-than-thou' confidante. Susan meets her birth father and tries to begin a relationship with him. Bree makes a shocking discovery.

Episode 2.10 - Coming Home
Lynette tries to put a daycare center in Parcher & Murphy by recruiting employees' children to get the program started. Gabrielle and Sister Mary Bernard face off over Carlos’ mission of mercy to Africa. Bree brings Andrew home and tells him about the revelation of George poisoning his father Rex and killing him. Lastly, Susan confronts her biological father's wife after she thinks they are having an affair.

Episode 2.11 - One More Kiss
Gabrielle kisses Tom and Lynette is not happy and drives a wedge in her friendship with Gabrielle. Paul attacks Mike. The housewives become more suspicious of Betty and her family. Andrew is trying to blackmail Bree, but Bree gets some assistance from Susan's ex, Karl.

Episode 2.12 - We're Gonna Be All Right
After a number of bad dates, Susan finally meets Dr. Right. Susan flirts with a handsome doctor, but they accidentally headbutt. Meanwhile, some old pictures of Gabrielle turn up on the Internet. Tom is alarmed when his kids come down with chicken pox -- because he’s never had it. Bree gets arrested. Lastly, after months of silence, Noah Taylor contacts Mike Delfino.

Episode 2.13 - There's Something About a War  
Dr. Ron informs Susan that she needs a splenectomy, and it's the doctor's first time, which leads Susan rather uneasy. Gabrielle is not so pleased when Carlos brings up the topic of "baby" again as Carlos still wants to continue trying to conceive again. Gabrielle and her arch-enemy Sister Mary Bernard finally face off in church when Gabrielle confronts her about getting rid of her from Carlos' life. Tom decides to apply for an empty position at Lynette's job, which leads to the arousal of past issues in their marriage. Lastly, Matthew and Danielle's relationship is found out by both their mothers, which leads to big repercussions later on for Bree and her past secret with Andrew last year.

Episode 2.14 - Silly People
Tom tries hard to bond with his new boss, but at the expense of his dignity when playing childish games at the office. Tom tries to get Lynette to help him out. Meanwhile, Susan gets some help from Edie and Karl on her situation of getting health insurance before her upcoming surgery. Edie and Karl coerce Susan to marry a gay man who's hiding the fact that he's gay from his mother. When the plan eventually fails Karl gives Susan an offer she can't refuse. Also, Gabrielle becomes very attached to a temporary Chinese immigrant housekeeper who is staying with Solis' after being rescued by another slave owner employer. Lastly, Bree tries to uncover more about the Applewhites by sneaking into their house to meet Caleb, which eventually leads to a heart-to-heart conversation between Betty and Bree.

Episode 2.15 - Thank You So Much
Edie thinks that Karl is going to pop the question after she finds an engagement ring and prenuptial agreement in his briefcase, but Karl is actually trying to get Susan to marry him instead so she can get insurance for her upcoming surgery. Also, Gabrielle and Carlos learn she is highly unable to conceive a child again because of complications caused from her recent miscarriage. At the same time, Carlos learns more about the tension-filled relationship between Gabrielle and her mother when she drops by Wisteria Lane for a visit. Lastly, Bree's problem with alcohol intensifies with the notice of Lynette after Bree babysits her children.

Episode 2.16 - There Is No Other Way
Carlos and Gabrielle decide to adopt, but the process comes to be a lot more difficult than either had expected. Susan finally has her surgery as she finally has medical insurance. Meanwhile, a showdown between Bree and her son Andrew lead to a full out war between mother and son. Also, a dying Noah Taylor learns more about Paul Young and his biological grandson Zach. Lastly, Tom is having more difficulty at the job when having to take orders from his boss and wife Lynette.

Episode 2.17 - Could I Leave You?
Susan invites Dr. Ron to meet Karl after he finds out about their arranged marriage. Lynette is surprised that a woman at work is still breastfeeding her child of five. Gabrielle becomes very picky when choosing a birth mother, and a beautiful baby. Bree has to deal with a fresh accusation from Andrew, that of repressed memories.

Episode 2.18 - Everybody Says Don't  
Carlos and Gaby learn the truth about their baby. An ex-stripper gives birth to her child, and Gabrielle holds her for the first time. Karl and Edie have an engagement party. Also, Paul Young comes to face his demons head on with Wisteria Lane. Lastly, Lynette is forced to give a court deposition about Bree’s drinking and alcoholism.

Episode 2.19 - Don't Look at Me  
Lynette is called in to her kids' school as Parker has gone from being obsessed with Dinosaurs to being obsessed with nudity. Carlos and Gabrielle must go to court to get custody of their baby, Lily, after they find out she was legally someone else's child. Bree's father Henry and stepmother Eleanor come to town to mediate between Andrew and her. Susan is convinced that Karl doesn't really love Edie. Later, she goes to a movie theater, and spots Mike with a date.

Episode 2.20 - It Wasn't Meant to Happen  
Gabrielle and Carlos are shocked when the father of their baby shows up to take the baby back. Cops and a lawyer arrive to a house on Wisteria Lane. Lynette tries to help Ed heat up his sex life. Meanwhile, Karl decides to break up with Edie, as Edie has no idea that Susan is the "other woman." Edie causes a fight to break out in a bar, after she trips a waitress. Lastly, Bree is taken a step forward to help Peter when she finds out how bad his other addiction is.

Episode 2.21 - I Know Things Now
Bree and Andrew finally reach an impasse in their relationship as tension has finally reached a critical point. Meanwhile, Ed finally fires Tom with the pressure from his wife. Lastly, Edie's private detective begins to uncover numerous details of Karl and Susan's relationship as of recently. Gabrielle is having a tough time keeping her servant in the country.

Episode 2.22 - No One Is Alone
Reaching the end of her rope, Bree checks herself into the Fairview psychiatric hospital. Lynette suspects that Tom is cheating on her, so she follows him to Atlantic City. Susan must start over. Felicia Tilman has more in store for Paul Young, resulting in their war reaching its final battle. Gaby and Carlos get Xiao-Mei pregnant.

Episode 2.23 - Remember Pt. 1[Season Finale]
Flashbacks take us back to to moving-in day on Wisteria Lane for Bree, Lynette, Susan and Gabrielle and how Mary Alice brought them all together. Also, in other flashbacks we are taken back to the day Melanie Foster was murdered. Back in the present, Bree gets some frightening news. Susan moves into a trailer after her house was burnt down. Lynette and the kids are staying at a hotel. After seeing a report on the news, Gabrielle believes Carlos died. Paul begs Zach to get him a good lawyer via Noah.

Episode 2.24 - Remember Pt. 2 [Season Finale]
Flashbacks take us back to key moments in time for Bree, Lynette, Susan and Gabrielle and how they connect to the present. After hearing Betty's message on her cellphone about Matthew being a murderer Bree realizes she needs to escape from the psychiatric hospital and help Danielle, who has run away with him. When he sees Mike buying an engagement ring, Karl buys Susan a house. Lynette finds out that Tom has an illegitimate daughter from before they were married. Gabrielle discovers a shocking secret her husband has been keeping from her.

[Episode description adapted from:]

contributed by janenjab


Season 3

Episode Guide: Season 3

Episode 3.01 - Listen to the Rain on the Roof [Season Premiere]
The third season picks up on a day where it's raining on Wisteria Lane. It's been six months after Mike was run over. He is now in a coma, with Susan by his side. Bree gets engaged to Orson. Gabrielle and Carlos are getting divorced, but they are briefly reunited when their 8½ months pregnant surrogate Xiao-Mei runs away. While adjusting to having another child around the house, Lynette realizes that the girl's mother, Nora, is more than she can handle. While at the hospital, Susan is asked on a date by a man, Ian whose spouse is also in a coma. Meanwhile, Edie is desperately trying to sell the Young house.

Episode 3.02 - It Takes Two  
It's wedding day for Bree and Orson but things don't go quite as planned. Meanwhile, the body of a dead woman believed to be Orson's ex-wife is recovered, which interrupts the reception. Susan goes on a date with Ian, but trouble ensues when his in-laws show up at the restaurant. When Nora breaks up with her boyfriend, Lynette decide to hook up Nora with someone at Bree's wedding in a bid to keep a occupied and away from the Scavo house. After discovering him trying to break into her house, Edie lets her 18-year-old nephew Austin come live with her for some time. And Xiao-Mei goes into labor.

Episode 3.03 - A Weekend in the Country
It is a holiday weekend on Wisteria Lane. Bree and Orson are going on their honeymoon. Gabrielle and Lynette are going a spa vacation. Tom is going on a camping trip with the kids. And Susan is going on a quiet romantic getaway with Ian. But things don't go as planned. Tom calls with an emergency, and Lynette has to go help him. While at the airport, Bree sees Andrew on television featured as a homeless teenager which cuts short her honeymoon. Gabrielle runs into John. And Susan is still insecure about if she's cheating on Mike.

Episode 3.04 - Like It Was  
Mike Delfino has woken up from his coma, and has no recollection of the past two years, and Edie is there to fill in the blanks. Susan is still in the country with Ian, when she receives the news. Bree finds her family is anything but perfect. Lynette is determined not to let Parker quit baseball because he made a commitment, even though he's terrible at it. Carlos moves back into the Solis house, much to Gabrielle's displeasure.

Episode 3.05 - Nice She Ain't  
The divorce between Gabrielle and Carlos reaches new levels of bitterness. Susan is determined to jog Mike's memory, and realizes Edie has been posing as his girlfriend since he woke up. Tom decides that his dream is to open a pizza parlor, and Lynette is not delighted. Bree tries to break up Danielle and her history teacher, who's been having an affair with her. Meanwhile, Mike's phone number is discovered on a dead woman's body.

Episode 3.06 - Sweetheart, I Have to Confess
Susan resumes her relationship with Ian. Lynette is upset with the fact that Tom signed a lease for his pizzeria and the fact that Nora tried to make out with Tom. Bree must confront Orson's past. Carlos plays a cruel trick on Gabrielle, which seriously backfires. Mike is questioned by Detective Ridley and his partner about Monique's murder.

Episode 3.07 - Bang  
Everyone's lives on Wisteria Lane are forever changed when Carolyn Bigsby holds shoppers hostage at a local supermarket (Lynette, Nora, Edie, Austin, and Julie). Susan, who is not at the store, steals a megaphone and begs Carolyn to allow her to trade places with Julie, but she refuses. The story is featured on the news, much to Bree's horror. The hostage situation results in the deaths of Nora and Carolyn, and Lynette being wounded, but not seriously. Carlos and Gabrielle's war reaches the climax.

Episode 3.08 - Children and Art  
Lynette returns home from the hospital. Gabrielle decides to get back into modelling and travels to New York. Susan comes home to find Austin and Julie making out on her couch. Bree meets her antagonistic mother-in-law Gloria (guest star Dixie Carter), with whom Orson is in a quarrel. Detective Ridley has Mike's house searched.

Episode 3.09 - Beautiful Girls
Gabrielle takes a shot at training potential young beauty queens. After discovering a wall of photos of half-naked boys in his basement, Lynette is convinced her new neighbor Art is a pedophile. Susan stays at Ian's house and clashes with his butler. Carlos asks Mike if he could stay with him for a while. With his mother living in the Hodge house temporarily, another part of Orson's past is revealed.

Episode 3.10 - The Miracle Song  
The residents of Wisteria Lane celebrate their annual holiday block party. Meanwhile, Gabrielle sets her eyes on a father of a girl she's coaching. Mike is arrested for Monique's murder. Thanks to Lynette, mothers of the neighborhood arrange a protest against Art. This causes his sister a heart attack. And Susan has to cook dinner for Ian's parents.

Episode 3.11 - No Fits, No Fights, No Feuds
Tom and Lynette try to make Kayla feel like a part of the family. Alma Hodge decides to pay Orson and Bree a visit. Susan visits Mike in jail to tell him about the lawyer Ian got him. Gabrielle accuses Carlos of trying to sabotage her relationship with Bill. Bree organizes a dinner party to show Susan that Alma is alive.

Episode 3.12 - Not While I'm Around  
Bree isn't happy Alma has moved to Wisteria Lane. Gabrielle's secret admirer is revealed. The new Scavo Pizzeria faces an uncertain future. Julie and Austin go to Edie about giving them parental consent to buy birth control pills.

Episode 3.13 - Come Play Wiz Me  
Gabrielle cannot avoid Zach. Mike's new lawyer suggests he pleads guilty, but Susan doesn't agree with that. Gloria informs Bree that she and Alma believe Bree is ther other woman. Instead of going back to work Lynette pretends to be ill so she can help Tom promote the pizzeria at a food fair.

Episode 3.14 - I Remember That
Susan tries to stop a woman from romantically pursuing the widowed Ian at Jane's funeral. Scavo Pizzeria continues to pose a problem for Tom and Lynette's marriage. Orson tells Bree the truth about Monique's death. Zach tries to fight off a man who is dating Gabrielle. Mike visits a hypnotherapist and starts seeing scenes from his past. Orson and Mike Delfino have a little confrontation.

Episode 3.15 - The Little Things You Do Together
The Monique Pollier mystery is solved. All of Wisteria Lane gathers at Pizzeria Scavo for the grand opening event, while one resident meets an untimely fate and another accepts a marriage proposal.

Episode 3.16 - My Husband, The Pig
Steven Culp narrates this episode as Rex Van de Kamp. Ian tells Susan that he wants to get married in a month. Tom tries to make a nice romantic gesture for Lynette. Gabrielle meets Victor Lang, who is 15 years older than her and is running for mayor of Fairview. Edie's 8-year-old son, Travers, comes to Wisteria Lane. Bree and Orson leave for their honeymoon just when Danielle finds out she's pregnant. The men get together for a poker game.

Episode 3.17 - Dress Big
Susan meets Ian's parents, Graham and Dahlia, and discovers a secret of theirs. Lynette discusses with Tom about changing the pizzeria uniforms. Tom has an accident and is unable to work for months. Gabrielle loses all her dresses after her closet is destroyed and she steals some of Victor's ex-wife's clothes. Carlos and Edie begin a relationship.

Episode 3.18 - Liaisons
Just when Ian and Susan consider moving to London, they have a car accident and Mike saves their lives. Tom's upset when Lynette decides to hire a former drug addict, Rick, at the pizzeria. Victor takes part in a debate with the opposing mayoral candidate, and Gabrielle makes him distracted. Mrs McClusky's darkest secret is shown.

Episode 3.19 - God, That's Good
Gabrielle and Victor will make an unexpected twist in their relationship and will also face a crisis as a video of them sharing a passionate moment in an elevator was caught on tape and is now being used to blackmail them. Edie gets into a fight with one of the ladies that will ruin their "friendship" while another lady on Wisteria Lane ends up in the hospital.

Episode 3.20 - Gossip
Susan goes to the therapist and realizes she must choose between Ian and Mike. Travers is having a birthday party which only spells trouble for Mrs. McCluskey, Gabrielle's engagement party is upstaged by an unexpected announcement and the neighborhood is full of gossip about the dead body found on Wisteria Lane.

Episode 3.21 - Into The Woods
Susan gets lost in the woods while trying to reunite with Mike. Lynette realizes that she is in love with Rick but she fires him before anything happens. Gabrielle gets arrested after getting in a fight with a meter man. Travers's father comes back from his trip and Edie fears that Carlos is losing interest in her now that Travers is out of the picture.

Episode 3.22 - What Would We Do Without You?
One of the housewives faces a potentially fatal health scare. A long-awaited marriage proposal keeps the residents of Wisteria Lane full of things to discuss with their neighbors. Carlos gets evicted from the Sims house. Edie hatches a plan to keep Carlos by her side and in her house.

Episode 3.23 - Getting Married Today [Season Finale]
As Gabrielle prepares for her fairy tale wedding, Bree returns to Fairview with a surprise. Meanwhile, Lynette's mother Stella pays her a visit after finding out Lynette has cancer. Susan and Mike tie the knot in an unexpected location. Something shocking happens.

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Season 4

Episode 1 | Now You Know
Edie carefully stages a suicide attempt for Carlos's attentions, but it goes wrong and she nearly dies. As Carlos rushes Edie to hospital, he can no longer run away with Gabrielle as they had both planned. A new neighbour returns to Fairview - Catherine Mayfair, her Doctor husband Adam and daughter Dylan. But Mrs McCluskey recalls that the Mayfairs originally left Wisteria Lane in suspicious circumstances. At Catherine's housewarming party, Lynette comes clean about her cancer- which stuns all her friends. And Bree nearly reveals her fake pregnancy when a fork sticks into her fake baby bump.

Episode 2 | Smiles of a Summer Night
After realising Tom has been letting her win at cards, Lynette kicks him out of her chemo sessions. Katherine throws a lunch for Lynette, to which Bree insists on bringing dessert: her very own lemon meringue pie. But Katherine replaces the pie with one of her own, and Bree is determined to get the recipe. Julie desperately wants to go to a party, but Mike advises against it and Susan tells Julie she's not allowed to go.

Episode 3 | The Game
Bree informs the housewives of what she overheard in the Mayfair house. Stella makes marijuana-laced brownies to help Lynette through chemotherapy, while Susan is uncomfortable having Adam as her gynecologist so she asks Bree for the number of hers. Susan is throwing one of her charade parties, and although reluctant at first, the girls all decide to go when they make sure Katherine is going to be there. At the party, both Carlos and Katherine get upset when they see Gabrielle and Adam flirting.

Episode 4 | If There's Anything I Can't Stand
Susan welcomes the new male couple, Bob and Lee, to Wisteria Lane. She makes quite a mess of greeting them though and ends up getting off on the wrong foot. Bree Hodge receives a motorcycle, intended as a present for Danielle. She forbids her son Andrew from riding it but Orson disregards her advice and "road tests" it, leading to a minor crash. Edie is shocked when she receives some news at the gynaecologist's office, and Gabrielle goes with Lynette to the wig shop and ends up giving her useful tips to improve her sex life.

Episode 5 | Art Isn't Easy
The Wisteria Lane Neighbourhood Association leaps into action when they see the contemporary water sculpture that Bob and Lee have installed in their front garden. Everyone declares it an eyesore, apart from Susan who's still trying to get on their good side!Bree is furious when she finds out that her ex-husband's mother Phyllis Van De Kamp has taken Danielle out of the convent. Meanwhile, Edie finds out about the affair that Carlos is having with Gaby. Plus, the lovely John Rowland, Carlos and Gaby's former gardener, turns up unexpectedly wanting to rekindle an old romance.

Episode 6 | Now I Know, Don't Be Scared
Susan is shocked when Mike reveals that his father is still alive (when he had previously told her he was dead) and in prison for murder. Tom wants to take his wife Lynette out to celebrate but all she can focus on is getting rid of a possum that is digging up their yard. Meanwhile, Bob and Lee decide to host a Halloween bash. All's going well until Danielle goes into into labour right in the middle of the party... but who will deliver the baby?

Episode 7 | You Can't Judge a Book by Its Cover
Lynette's sisters Lydia and Lucy visit Wisteria Lane. Lynette tries to get Lydia to take Stella back but she refuses. Lucy also refuses to take Stella in. While having dinner with Susan and Mike, Bree and Orson realise that they have different views on whether their newborn baby should be circumcised. When Victor confronts Gaby about her affair with Carlos, her dramatic reaction causes a splash. Later, Bree tells Susan that she thinks Mike is a drug addict and Dylan uses a school assignment on genealogy to probe for more information on her father.

Episode 8 | Distant Past
Bree and Orson face martial problems with the new baby in their lives. Adam Mayfair is shocked when a mysterious stalker from his past shows up on Wisteria Lane, and Susan spies on Julie as Julie kisses her tattooed boyfriend. Edie reads that the mayor is missing and tips off the police that Gabrielle and Carlos were having an affair. Gabby denies it but the detectives question her. Meanwhile, Lynette feels guilty about having run her mother off, so she's glad when she's reunited with her stepfather Glen.

Episode 9 | Something's Coming
A tornado hits Wisteria Lane, forcing residents into basements, cellars and safe rooms. Susan ends up at the hospital after falling down the stairs, and Bree learns the truth about why Adam and Katherine left Chicago, after she invites stalker Sylvia in for tea. Lynette fears for the lives of her family, after Mrs McCluskey's house is destroyed while her family was inside, and Susan tells Mike that if he doesn't get help for his drug problem she will leave him. After trying to kill Carlos, Victor dies in the tornado.

Episode 10 | Welcome to Kanagawa
With Mrs McCluskey's house completely destroyed, Lynette faces the possibility that her family and Ida Greenberg may not have survived. Gabby discovers she will not inherit any money from Victor's will, and Bree stays with Susan but tries to obtain the services of a gay contractor by using Andrew as bait. Katherine finds out that someone knows the truth about her mysterious past, and Adam leaves Katherine when he finds out what's happened.

Episode 11 | Sunday
After the miraculous escape from the tornado that hit Wisteria Lane, Lynette decides to go to church and asks Bree for guidance. But she embarrasses Bree at the service, who chastises her for asking too many questions. Gabrielle springs a surprise wedding on Carlos, without realising that he may be blind for the rest of his life. Susan catches Katherine in bed with a younger man - someone she had an affair with 12 years ago. Her lover, Tim, confides in Susan that at the time he witnessed Katherine hitting a man in the head with a heavy candlestick. Dylan reads a message that had been thrown into the fire - it reads,"Your father was murdered." She assumes her mother did it, but when she goes to visit Adam he assures her that Katherine did not kill her father. However Katherine had begged Adam not to reveal the real truth.

Episode 12 | In Buddy's Eyes
Mike's memory begins to return and Orson begins to mutter guilty thoughts in his sleep... and Julie hears him mumble the truth about running over Mike. Rick returns to the neighbourhood, opening a rival Italian restaurant near the Scavo's Pizzeria. When Lynette hears that Rick's place has been set on fire - she assumes Tom did it. Bree and Katherine agree to run the Founder's Ball. Fearing that Katherine is taking over, Bree allows her to get food poisoning from out-of-date dip as revenge. At the ball, Dylan has her picture taken for the paper, which a mysterious stranger circles. Is he on the hunt for Dylan?

Episode 13 | Hello, Little Girl
Rick accuses Tom of burning down his Italian restaurant as he find matches from Scavo's Pizzeria. They end up fighting which lands the mall in the police station. The Scavo twins later reveal that they did it.Carlos gets a guide dog - Roxy - who he adores. Feeling neglected,Gabrielle tries to get rid of Roxy, but she keeps coming back! Eventually she caves in and has to share the bed with Carlos and Roxy, understanding that if she can't put up with Roxy, another woman will! Dylan's policeman father - Wayne Davis - tracks her down after seeing her photo in the newspaper. She sneakily agrees to meet him in private - without telling her suspicious mother Katherine. He reveals he used to hit Katherine years ago, but he's a changed man. Orson finally admits to Mike that he intentionally ran him over years ago, causing Mike's amnesia. Mike confides in an emotional Susan who immediately confronts Orson and Bree. As she cannot forgive him their marriage is over.

Episode 14 | Opening Doors
After Orson's confession, Bree demands he hands himself into the police... but instead he finds shelter at Edie's house and they drunkenly kiss. They both regret their transgression afterwards but it's too late as Bree has seen everything. Gabrielle is after some extra cash so she rents out her guest bedroom to a student called Ellie. However it turns out Ellie is a drug dealer and she covers it up by telling Gabrielle she is in fact running a tattoo parlour in her room. Lynette finds out it was in fact Kayla's idea to burn down the house,and Dylan has secretly been meeting her father.

Episode 15 | Mother Said
It's fast approaching Mother's Day on Wisteria lane and Susan is lumbered with her overbearing mother in law who is critical of her lack of domestic skills. The situation becomes so unbearable that Susan soon finds herself feigning childbirth.

Episode 16 | The Gun Song
Susan and Mike debate over baby names, while undercover police are at work at Gabrielle's home, bugging Ellie's bedroom so they are able to find out who is supplying her with the narcotics. Meanwhile, Kayla is still intent on sabotaging the family and burns herself with hair tongs, blaming it on Lynette. Lynette is swiftly arrested by police but Tom comes to the rescue by tricking Kayla into a confession.

Episode 17 | Free
Katherine goes to the police to express concern over her missing husband Adam, who she suspects has been kidnapped by Wayne. She feels she has no other option but to escape Wisteria Lane with daughter Dylan.


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Season 5

Episode 1 |  You're Gonna Love Tomorrow
The fifth series of Desperate Housewives begins five years after Katherine shot her ex-husband, when Susan, Lynette, Bree and Gabrielle stood together in solidarity to protect her. Susan tries to hide her relationship with a new man and Gabrielle questions her abilities as a mother. Bree is on the verge of publishing her own cookbook - and her business partner Katherine is growing increasingly envious.

Episode 2 | We're So Happy You're So Happy
Worried about her sons keeping bad company, Lynette poses as a teenage girl and strikes up an internet friendship with Porter, who reveals an unexpectedly tender side to his personality. A furious Gaby refuses to tolerate her dwindling social status when she and Carlos are excluded from a party at the country club, and they attempt to gatecrash the event. And Orson reacts badly when Bree's devotion to her blossoming career leaves him feeling rejected.

Episode 3 | Kids Ain't Like Everybody Else
Danielle, Bree's estranged daughter, returns to Wisteria Lane with a new man in tow, but instead of getting a warm welcome she faces a flood of criticism. Katherine and Mrs McCluskey invite Edie to lunch to quiz her about her husband, and Gabrielle and Susan set a poor example when they get into a catfight sparked by a quarrel between their children, Juanita and MJ. Elsewhere, Lynette tells Tom to clear out some of his old junk, but when she comes home she is irritated to find he has formed a garage band with Dave.

Episode 4 | Back in Business
Bree's professional success leads to feelings of jealousy among her neighbours, and Mike frets that he is not at the centre of his son's life when MJ draws a family portrait with Susan and Jackson in it. Lynette can't resist using her experience as an advertising executive to put her stamp on Bree's marketing plan. Meanwhile, Carlos and Gaby have some explaining to do when Juanita sees them having sex and tells one of her little friends about it.

Episode 5 | Mirror, Mirror
Dave asks Susan to throw a surprise 70th birthday party for Mrs McCluskey, but does he have sinister motives? As key events from the past five years in Wisteria Lane, such as Susan and Mike's divorce, are recalled, Gabrielle comes to suspect that she might be pregnant, Tom tells Lynette the pizzeria is changing hands, and Jackson wants to show his commitment to Susan.

Episode 6 | There's Always a Woman
One of Carlos's clients asks him to travel abroad with her for two months, but Gaby is less than pleased when she discovers the reason for the woman's generous offer. Meanwhile, Lynette thinks Tom is cheating on her. Susan breaks up with Jackson, but gets a surprise when she visits his apartment and finds a young woman there. And the bond between Bree and Katherine grows, as Bree hatches a matchmaking plan.

Episode 7 | What More Do I Need?
Lynette finally discovers that it is Porter, rather than Tom, who is having the inappropriate affair with his best friend's mother, Anne Schilling, and confronts her son. Meanwhile, Katherine's not-so-little secret is unveiled, Susan learns of Jackson's true passion, and Mrs McCluskey's sister Roberta unearths a disturbing fact about Dave.

Episode 8 | City on Fire
Julie returns to Wisteria Lane with her new boyfriend in tow. Gabrielle finds out the truth about Mrs Hildebrand, while Katherine makes a confession to Susan.

Episode 9 | Me and My Town
For Gaby and Carlos, injuries sustained in the fire lead to a fortunate discovery. But for most, the consequences are less forgiving. Lynette and Tom vow to protect son Porter at any cost, Susan has to learn to let go of the man she loves and Orson's attempt at a goodnight's sleep puts Bree in a most precarious, though amusing, position on the day of her big cooking demonstration.

Episode 10 | A Vision's Just a Vision
When the police arrest Porter over the fire at the nightclub, he assures Lynette he has a cast-iron alibi. The only problem is that he was over at Edie's at the time, stealing her gun. Meanwhile, Bree invites Andrew and his boyfriend to dinner, but is shocked to discover the boyfriend is a gay porn star. Carlos is overjoyed that he can now see after his operation, but as his vision returns he's not so sure he likes what he sees.

Episode 11 | Home is the Place
The competition is on when Bree meets Andrew's future mother-in-law for the first time, while Lynette catches Preston on the phone to his runaway twin.

Episode 12 | Connect! Connect!
Susan and Edie end up locked in a basement together, and Bree's devious plotting against Andrew's future mother-in-law comes at a cost. Meanwhile, Gaby loses control of her children, Lynette turns to her mum as she searches for Porter, and Dave moves another step closer to getting revenge.

Episode 13 | The Best Thing That Ever Could Have Happened
When neighbourhood handyman Eli Scruggs passes away, the residents of Wisteria Lane realise how much he affected their lives. Gaby recalls how Eli helped her make new friends when she moved in, Lynette remembers how he came to her aid when she was overwhelmed and Susan reflects on how he was always there for her as a shoulder to cry on.

Episode 14 | Mama Spent Money When She Had None
Bree reaps the success of her new book by treating herself to a new car, while Lynette and Tom resolve to sell his Mustang for some extra cash. Susan is determined to send MJ to the best school, even though she and Mike can't afford it. Meanwhile, Gaby joins Edie's no nonsense bootcamp to get herself back into shape, and Lee is conflicted over whether to tell Lynette and Tom some disturbing facts about Dave.

Episode 15 | In a World Where the Kings Are Employers
Susan starts a new job in order to give son MJ the best, but when Mike leaves their son in Katherine's care, anger and jealousy pervade. As Scavo Pizzeria continues to take a hit in the current economy, Lynette tells Tom they have to sell. Carlos receives a generous bonus when Gaby discovers his boss' dirty little secret. Orson confronts Bree when he learns she's given Andrew a raise. Meanwhile, Dave comes closer to performing his vengeance scheme.

Episode 16 | Crime Doesn't Pay
In a gesture of friendship, Bree tells Lynette she'll help Tom secure a new job, but the best intentions will reach a tempestuous end and reveal Orson's shameful misdeeds. Gaby finds herself in a precarious position when Carlos' adulterous boss begins using her to cover for himself as he continues to cheat on his wife. Meanwhile, Edie digs into Dave's past after a chance encounter with an old acquaintance.

Episode 17 | The Story of Lucy and Jessie
When Susan tries to impress Jessie, a teacher at work, Jessie comes away with the wrong impression. With the wrong intent, Gaby convinces Carlos to hire Lynette, and Carlos finds himself working with an old acquaintance. As Orson's shameful habit grows, Bree will protect herself from embarrassment at all costs, and a suspicious Edie slyly digs further into Dave's past.

Episode 18 | A Spark. To Pierce the Dark.
Bree considers selling her business to save her marriage. Lynette is threatened by her new boss, and boundaries are crossed for Gabrielle and Carlos. Meanwhile, Katherine is caught in the most unexpected of circumstances and Edie's worst fears come true.

Episode 19 | Look Into Their Eyes and You See What They Know
As the women look back on Edie's life, Susan recalls their first meeting, Lynette reflects on a memorable afternoon out, Bree is reminded of the thoughtfulness she bestowed upon Orson, and Gaby remembers fondly a night of friendly competition.

Episode 20 | Rose's Turn
Carlos finds Lynette in a precarious position, which she chooses to hide from Tom, and Gabrielle hastily covers for Tom's coy behavior. Orson tries to hide the truth about his wounds from Bree, while Katherine confesses to Mike, which leads to a surprising realization. In the meantime, Susan confides her dark secret to Dave.

21. | Bargaining
Bree sinks to a new low to retain the best lawyer, and Gabrielle's vanity is put to the test when she makes a deal with her daughter Juanita. Meanwhile, Lynette and Tom negotiate sex, and Katherine deceives Mike to win his heart. Jackson walks back into Susan's life with a proposal, and an unexpected visit sends Dave to do some bargaining of his own.

Episode 22 | Marry Me a Little
Bree goes to extremes to hide her true intentions from Orson, while Susan and Jackson put on an act for the authorities. Lynette is shocked at the lengths Tom will go to in order to look younger, and Katherine masks the truth from Mike, afraid to lose him. Meanwhile, Dave is on edge when he learns a key witness to his misdeeds surfaces.

Episode 23 | Everybody Says Don't (1)
Gabrielle and Carlos attend a family meeting in which they are asked to take care of their niece, Lynette is upset with Tom for his latest "bright idea," Orson threatens to blackmail Bree, and Susan accepts Dave's "friendly" gesture.

Episode 24 | If It's Only In Your Head (2)
Lynette adapts to Tom's decision to go back to school, Orson takes a beating that Bree cannot comprehend, Gabrielle's niece moves to Wisteria Lane, and Susan and MJ's lives are in grave danger at the hands of Dave.


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Season 6

Episode 1 | Nice is Different Than Good
Mike Delfino's bride is finally revealed, and whereas one woman of Wisteria Lane is struck by happiness (yet again), another woman's world falls appart. In the meantime, Lynette tries to cope with her new pregnancy, and develops some unexpected and horrifying feelings towards her unborn babies. Bree begins a reluctant affair with Karl Mayer, and Gabrielle has to deal with raising a rebellious teenage girl. Meanwhile, a new family with a dark past, headed by new housewife Angie Bolen, moves to the street.

Episode 2 | Being Alive
As the citizens of Fairview try to make sense of a recent attack in their neighborhood, Lynette withholds a secret from Susan. Gabrielle gives niece Ana advice on how to get a guy's attention, whereas Bree worries how her affair with Karl will affect her friendship with Susan, and Angie is determined to protect her son and her family's past.

Episode 3 | Never Judge a Lady by Her Lover
After a chance encounter with John Rowland (former main castmember Jesse Metcalfe), Carlos begins to suspect that his wife still has the hots for him, and allows his niece Ana to be hired by John to test Gabrielle. In the meantime, the Scavos tell their kids they are expecting twins, and Lynette hides her pregnancy from Carlos in order to get a big promotion. Bree realizes Karl is more serious about their affair, but she doesn't want to put much effort into something she does with a man she does not love... or does she? The intensity between Susan and Angie grows as the latter tries to defend her son, but Susan is determined to warn everyone that Danny Bolen is a dangerous kid.

Episode 4 | The God-Why-Don't-You-Love-Me Blues
As Katherine unravels, revealing how much of a toll losing Mike has taken on her, Bree comes to her aid. Gabrielle grows weary of John's intentions towards her niece, and, during the second trimester of her pregnancy, Lynette's breasts become bigger. In the meantime, Susan learns Julie has been harboring some secrets, and Angie gets Porter to throw a party for her son.

Episode 5 | Everybody Ought to Have a Maid
Gabrielle is deemed a bad mother during her daughter Juanita's playdate, and she tries desperately to prove to others that she is a responsible parent. Bree gets defensive when she's judged by a motel maid  for having an affair with Karl Mayer, and Lynette is put off by her new handyman, Roy Bender, when he defers to Tom for approval on all things, whereas Susan and Katherine come to blows over Mike. Meanwhile, a lapse in judgment on Danny's part leads to a terrible mishap that Angie and Nick must cover up.

Episode 6 | Don't Walk on the Grass
When Bree begins to fall for Karl, she decides it is time to break things up before they get way too serious. However, Karl isn't willing to let her go that easily, and makes her a proposition. In the meantime, Juanita says a bad word during a school play and Gabrielle is attacked by the school's principal, which leads her to respond and ultimately get her daughter out of the school, whereas Lynette learns her husband is cheating during mid-term. Katherine pretends to be on Susan's side to get to Mike, and Angie hides some secrets regarding her mother.

Episode 7 | Careful the Things You Say
Susan is in desperate need of help to figure out if Katherine was responsible for strangling her daughter, and the detective who agrees to help her, Denise Lapera, shares some history with her that they both would rather forget. In the meantime, Lynette learns about Julie's past affair with Nick Bolen, which leads her to have her own theory as to who may have strangled her. The Hodges are invited over for dinner by the Bolens, and Nick proposes to Bree that she hire Angie to work for her at the catering company. Meanwhile, Gabrielle takes advantage of her housekeeper by making her play the role of Juanita's tuitor.

Episode 8 | The Coffee Cup
Susan and Katherine are both sentenced to community service by picking up trash, and in the meantime Katherine finds a way to let Susan know she and Mike once had sex five times in a day, which annoys Susan, as her sexual ratio with Mike was never that high, leading her to believe he was closer to Katherine. Meanwhile, Gabrielle goes out of her way to get her daughter into Catholic school, and the only way to do so is by having Carlos send one of his employees, and Lynette's trainee, to Florida, much to Lynette's dismay, as she was training him to cover for her during her soon-to-come maternity leave. Angie refuses to make small talk with Julie Mayer, and Orson lets on that he is suspicious his wife might be cheating on him.

Episode 9 | Would I Think of Suicide?
In the wake of another unexpected attack, Nick decides the time has come for him and his family to move away from Wisteria Lane. In the meantime, Susan and Bree clash over the latter's affair with Karl Mayer, whereas Gabrielle and Lynette clash over the latter's pregnancy. Meanwhile, Katherine's crazy schemes have brought Mike to a point where he can no longer put up with her, and a heated arguement between the two of them has shocking results.

Episode 10 | Boom Crunch
Gabrielle and Lynette's friendship is on the brink of collapse, whereas Bree and Orson come to an agreement about their marriage. Meanwhile, Susan hatches a plan to help an irrational Katherine, and Danny's vital mistake might cost Angie her freedom. In the meantime, Christmas cheer is curtailed when disaster strikes, as a plane crashes down on Wisteria Lane, putting lives in peril.

Episode 11 | If ...
In the aftermath of the plane crash, the residents of Wisteria Lane reflect on what their lives might have been had they made different choices: Susan contemplates a life with Karl had he not walked out on her, and Bree considers life without Orson. Lynette thinks about a future with her unborn twins, whereas Gabrielle imagines her daughter Celia aspiring to become a superstar actress, and Angie ponders the consequences should her secrets be revealed.

Episode 12 | You Gotta Get a Gimmick
Susan turns up the heat for Mike, whereas Lynette discovers Tom's true intentions regarding her job. Gabrielle is forced to examine feelings she's suppressed regarding her heritage, and Bree learns it'll be hard to undo the hurt she's caused Orson. In the meantime, Ana is more determined to land Danny.

Episode 13 | How About a Friendly Shrink?
Lynette balks at the idea of seeing a couples' therapist. In the meantime, Katherine shows no intention to moving back onto the lane, whereas Gabrielle and Susan are determined to find out which of their kids is in the smartest math group at school, whereas Orson makes life harder for Bree and Angie disapproves of Danny's new girlfriend.

Episode 14 | The Glamorous Life
Gabrielle and Carlos grow concerned with the direction Ana and Danny's relationship might be taking. In the meantime, Susan befriends a stripper named Robin and takes her under her wing, whereas Tom and Lynette come to a disagreement regarding their new therapist. Bree watches over Orson as she fears he may commit suicide, and Angie tries to get a neighbor to sort out her garbage, much to Nick's dismay.

Episode 15 | Lovely
Susan causes quite a stir when she invites a former stripper into her home, because former exotic dancer Robin will have a profound effect on the ladies of Wisteria Lane: with three teenage boys at home, Lynette will need to keep a watchful eye on them, Bree needs to pick up a few tricks to engage Orson, Katherine needs to find a friendly companion, and Gabrielle needs help with her troublesome niece - and Robin might just provide that help, whether she wants to or not.

Episode 16 | The Chase
Celia comes down with the chicken pox, and having never had it herself, Gabrielle must keep her distance, so she stays with Bob and Lee for a while, and is suddenly reminded of what it feels like to be "single" again. In the meantime, Tom and Lynette forget little Penny's birthday, which leads the girl to go missing. Bree hires a promising new employee and Katherine makes a surprising discovery about herself. Meanwhile, Susan cheats on Mrs. McCluskey, whereas Angie grows concerned over Danny's disappearance.

Episode 17 | Chromolume #7
Gabrielle and Angie head out to New York to track down Ana and Danny, and a chance encounter with supermodels Paulina Porizkova and Heidi Klum, Gaby's former co-workers, leads the former top model to an unexpected revelation about herself. In the meantime, Mike tries to prove to Susan that he is a man with a capital "M" after he feels emasculated by her, and the Scavo family is surprised to see Preston back from Europe... accompanied by a hot russian gold digger. Bree discovers a surprising connection to her new employee and Katherine feels confused regarding her feelings towards Robin.

Episode 18 | My Two Young Men
Susan and Gabrielle go to extreme and shameless lenghts to top each other's kids, whereas Bree invites Sam over for a family dinner. A party is thrown for Mrs. McCluskey after she beats cancer, and Lynette thinks there is more to Preston's fiancée (guest star Helena Mattsson as Irina) than she's letting on. Meanwhile, Katherine comes out of the closet, though not willingly.

Episode 19 | We All Deserve to Die
Determined to derail son Preston's marriage to Irina, Lynette discovers the truth about her future daughter-in-law. In the meantime, Gabrielle offers to help out Bob and Lee in the most generous way, but does not consider the consequences. Bree begins to question whether Sam (guest star Sam Page) has a hidden agenda, and Susan gets creative to help Mike with his finances. Unbeknownst to Angie, Danny meets Patrick Logan for the very first time.

Episode 20 | Epiphany
The Fairview strangler has been living among the women of Wisteria Lane. He once caught Gabrielle and Carlos in an intimate moment. Bree offered him a job and some dating advice. Susan encouraged his passion for art. Lynette will show him kindness and generosity. But... what made him who he is?

Episode 21 | A Little Night Music
After years on the run, Angie finally comes face to face with her ex-lover, Patrick Logan. Meanwhile, Gabrielle and Susan plan an elaborate scheme against their husbands, Lynette sees a darker side of Eddie, and Bree meets a woman who knows Sam all too well: his (supposedly deceased) mother.

Episode 22 | The Ballad of Booth
Lynette comes to a shocking realization about Eddie, Susan and Mike's financial woes result in the ultimate sacrifice. In the meantime, Bree offers Sam a generous payoff to walk away, and Angie relies on Gabrielle for help when Patrick threatens the life of her son.

Episode 23 | I Guess This is Goodbye
Bree considers revealing a secret, and Susan's financial problems worsen. In the meantime, Eddie gets in control of Lynette's fate, and Gabrielle puts herself at risk trying to help Angie.

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Season 7

Episode 1 | Remember Paul?
The residents of Wisteria Lane are stunned to discover that Paul Young is out of prison and back in the neighbourhood with seemingly dark motives. Meanwhile, while Paul is renting Susan's home, she, Mike and MJ are living in an apartment on limited funds... However, Susan sees a glimmer of hope in getting her life back on the lane when she's offered an unorthodox job by her apartment manager, Maxine. Lynette's rich and successful college friend, Renee, pays an unexpected visit to the Scavo household, whereas Gabrielle and Carlos find themselves keeping secrets from one another, and Bree, newly single and needing a fresh start after handing out her business, finds herself tempted by Keith, the handsome young handyman she's hired to update her house.

Episode 2 | You Must Meet My Wife
Susan is wracked with guilt about lying to Mike regarding her new, risqué side job, and Gabrielle is forced to rush to the hospital after her daughter Juanita becomes the victim in an accident that also involves a fellow resident of Wisteria Lane. In the meantime, Bree fires Keith without a warning when she suddenly finds herself falling for him, and after Renee starts spending way too much time with Tom, Lynette becomes concerned that she may be trying to sabotage her marriage. Paul Young finally introduces his lovely new wife to his neighbours on Wisteria Lane.

Episode 3 | Truly Content
The women of Wisteria Lane invite Beth (guest starring Emily Bergl) over for a poker game wanting to know more about her marriage to Paul. Susan is less than pleased when she finds out that some her best and sexiest internet show moves are being copied by a competitor, and Gabrielle hires a private detective to look into an important matter, unbeknownst to Carlos. Meanwhile, Lynette is stunned when Tom's doctor prescribes him a rather unorthodox remedy for his depression, and Renee invites a reluctant Bree to go clubbing with her in order to engage in some local man-hunting.

Episode 4 | The Thing That Counts is What's Inside
Susan is horrified when she discovers that she has become the face of the provocative internet company she's been secretly working for, and is now the cover model for their outdoor billboard ads. Gabrielle tells her coveted secret to the ladies after meeting her biological daughter and the family who's taking care of her, and Renee and Bree go up against one another, each with hopes of nabbing Keith away and have him for herself. Meanwhile, Lynette takes advantage of daughter Penny's generous offer to help look after the baby, and Paul purchases the home he shared with Mary Alice, against the will of his new wife.

Episode 5 | Let Me Entertain You
Susan's days as a sexy internet sensation may be coming to an end after she angers an important client and incurs the wrath of her boss, Maxine . Meanwhile, Renee and Gabrielle are headed for a smackdown after each of them reveals an intimate secret about the other to the wrong people, and Bree finds herself exhausted by younger lover Keith's sexual stamina. Lynette is angry with Tom after he asks his mother to become the baby's nanny without talking it over with her first, and housewife Emma Graham puts on a cabaret show - with the aid of saxophonist Dave Koz - with surprising results.

Episode 6 | Excited and Scared
As Halloween approaches, Susan is forced to reveal her secret, sexy internet side job to a shocked Mike, and Juanita becomes suspicious of Gabrielle's sudden interest in Grace. Meanwhile, Lynette becomes concerned about Tom's mother's memory lapses, and Bree learns a secret about Keith. Paul is encouraged to take wife Beth out on a date in order to light a spark in their unromantic relationship.

Episode 7 | A Humiliating Business
Susan begrudgingly accepts Lynette's offer to be baby Paige's nanny, and Bree is too embarrassed to tell Keith  that she's beginning to go through menopause. Meanwhile, Renee makes a tempting job proposition to her friend Lynette, and Gabrielle fears that Bob is trying to seduce Carlos after the two strike up a friendship. Beth begins to question Paul's motives on the lane.

Episode 8 | Sorry Grateful
Thanksgiving on Wisteria Lane finds Gabrielle and Carlos hosting Carmen, Hector and Grace to a bountiful feast. But the Solises discover some surprising news about the Sanchez family that could threaten their time with Grace. Meanwhile, Bree invites Keith's parents  to partake in Thanksgiving at her house and learns some family secrets, and Susan butts heads with Lynette over her sleep training techniques for baby Paige. Renee continues to remind Tom about their past, and Beth tries to uncover more about Paul's past misdeeds.

Episode 9 | Pleasant Little Kingdom
Gabrielle desperately tries to figure out a way to keep her biological daughter Grace in her life, and Keith  tries to get the most out of his intimate get-togethers with Bree, but his own father (guest star John Schneider) always finds a way to ruin such intimacy. In the meantime, Tom is angry at Lynette for not disclosing his special physical attributes, and Susan takes Renee out on a pity birthday dinner date, only to later find out a deep secret the latter is concealing. Paul's plan for Wisteria Lane is revealed, and chaos ensues as a result.

Episode 10 | Down the Block There's a Riot
Paul's nefarious plan of opening a halfway house on Wisteria Lane is put into full effect, which sends the neighborhood into an out of control spiral of chaos. Meanwhile, Gabrielle tries to cope with her feelings regarding the loss of her biological daughter, Grace, and Susan tells Tom about Renee's feelings for him. Bree invites Keith to move in with her, Lee becomes sort of a paria, and Lynette tries to figure out if anyone would screw over the neighborhood by selling their house to Paul Young.

Episode 11 | Assassins
The fate of Paul Young is revealed following the aftermath of the riot, but one important question remains: who shot him? Meanwhile, Susan's life hangs in the balance after being trampled by the rioting mob on Wisteria Lane, and Gabrielle finds it difficult to purge all traces of Grace from her life in order to repair her relationship with Juanita. Renee wrestles with telling Lynette the truth about her past with Tom, and Keith  moves in with Bree but is shocked when her ex-husband Orson Hodge pays a surprise visit.

Episode 12 | Where Do I Belong?
While Susan continues to undergo dialysis, she is stunned when her flighty mother, Sophie (guest star Lesley Ann Warren), along with her aunt Claire , pays a visit but won't agree to get tested to see if she would be a potential kidney donor candidate. Meanwhile, not knowing where biological daughter Grace is causes Gabrielle to turn her feelings of loss into an obsession, and Lynette exacts revenge on Tom after she learns about his past with Renee. Bree tries to befriend a friendless Beth Young.

Episode 13 | I'm Still Here
Lynette feels her mother is marrying Frank , an abrasive and obnoxious man, for all the wrong reasons, and thus tries to talk her out of it. Meanwhile, Carlos becomes concerned when he learns about Gabrielle's obsession with her doll, and Bob and Lee hire a non-maternal Renee to decorate their newly adopted girl's bedroom. Bree runs into Keith's ex-girlfriend and learns some shocking news about his past, and Susan tries to befriend a curmudgeonly man (guest star Gregory Itzin as Dick) who has given up on ever finding a kidney donor. In the meantime, Paul appears to have some plans for Beth, as he books a trip for the two of them to a remote cabin in the woods.

Episode 14 | Flashback
Lynette fights back when her mother  tries to force the Scavos to pose for a family portrait with her obnoxious new husband, Frank. Meanwhile, Susan is presented with a kidney donation from an unlikely source, Gabrielle refuses to confront her past while undergoing therapy to discover what's causing her underlying obsession with her doll, Bree continues to keep the existence of Keith's  son a secret from him, and Mike reaches out to biological son Zach to see if he was involved in adopted father Paul's shooting.

Episode 15 | Farewell Letter
Lynette and Tom feel that it's time for twins Porter and Preston to move out on their own and learn how to become responsible adults... but the boys end up moving out to a pad that's a little too close to home. Meanwhile, as part of Gabrielle's therapy, she and Carlos pay a visit to her hometown to confront her past and discover that she has left a lasting impression on the town. Keith (guest star Brian Austin Green) asks Bree to move to Florida with him to be closer to his son, whereas Susan uses her kidney ailment to garner special treatment in public places, and, after sending son Zach  to rehab, Paul makes a decision about his life with Beth.

Episode 16 | Searching
Susan vows to get the most out of life when she learns that her dialysis isn't working and that, unless she receives a kidney transplant soon, she will die. Bree makes it her mission to find a kidney donor for Susan and, jealous of Lee and Bob's adopted daughter's routine for an upcoming school talent show, Gabrielle pressures Juanita to come up with a number that will outshine everyone. Meanwhile, Lynette puts a plan into action to discourage a clearly non-maternal Renee from adopting a baby, and Beth Young  struggles to figure out what to do with her life after Paul kicked her out of the house.

Episode 17 | Everything's Different, Nothing's Changed
Paul Young stands in the way of Susan getting her much-needed kidney transplant. Meanwhile, Lynette is furious with Tom when he passes up a lucrative job opportunity in order to continue working with Carlos out of friendship, Bree becomes concerned over Andrew's escalating alcohol consumption, and Gabrielle is shocked when Renee continues as planned with her neighborhood party after the tragic suicide attempt of one of Wisteria Lane's residents.

Episode 18 | Moments in the Woods
Believing she's on a winning streak after undergoing a successful kidney transplant, Susan begins to think she's invincible and starts to gamble with the little money she and Mike have, convinced she can't lose. Meanwhile, Bree desperately tries to stop Andrew from admitting to Carlos that he was the one who accidentally killed his mother years ago, and Renee helps introduce Lynette to the world of high class, frivolous shopping now that Tom's bringing in the big bucks with his new, high-powered job. Felicia moves back into the neighbourhood and tries to convince an extremely suspicious Paul that she wants to bury the hatchet and try to be civil to one another.

Episode 19 | The Lies Ill-Concealed
Gabrielle must meet Bree under a cloak of secrecy when Carlos forbids their friendship after learning the truth about his mother's death. Meanwhile, saved by the late Beth Young's kidney donation, Susan begins to have some inappropriate dreams about Paul, and Lynette is reluctant to be the "plus one" when she accompanies Tom to a weekend conference featuring the nation's top executives. Felicia Tilman  tries to regain Mrs. McCluskey's trust in her campaign to bring down Paul Young.

Episode 20 | I'll Swallow Poison on Sunday
With Gabrielle and her girls temporarily staying at Bree's house, Bree must lay down the law and demand discipline before Juanita and Celia destroy her home. Meanwhile, Tom hires Lynette and Renee to redecorate his office - but Lynette has her own ideas of what she thinks Tom needs as opposed to wants. While continuing to help nurse Paul back to health, Susan discovers that Felicia  has been released from prison and is back on Wisteria Lane.

Episode 21 | Then I Really Got Scared
Paul begins to suspect that Susan is responsible for his rapidly declining health, and Lynette and Tom butt heads over where to go on their family vacation, as well as which one of them will set it up. In the meantime, Gabrielle shows Juanita a horror movie and has to pay the price when her daughter becomes too scared to sleep in her own bed, whereas Bree runs into some trust issues when she goes out on a date with a detective.

Episode 22 | And Lots of Security (1)
Gabrielle is stunned to learn the identity of the mysterious man who has been stalking her, Lynette and Tom attempt to put the spark back into their marriage by spending a few days alone together at a romantic B&B, and, after being placed under arrest for allegedly poisoning Paul, Susan must convince the police that she was being framed for the deed by Felicia (guest star Harriet Sansom Harris). Meanwhile, Bree begins to suspect that her new boyfriend may be gay, Renee is devastated when she learns that her ex-husband is getting re-married, and a big dinner party thrown in honor of one of the ladies results in a shocking murder, on the two-hour season finale of "Desperate Housewives".

Episode 23 | Come on Over for Dinner (2)
Mike and Susan move back to the lane, and their friends and neighbors decide to host a progressive dinner party to celebrate their return, but things don't go quite as planned. Lynette worries that Tom might leave her, but becomes even more concerned about the feelings that resurface once he's gone, Bree decides to pay a visit to Chuck's wife's boutique, Renee learns that her ex-husband is getting remarried, and Gabrielle decides the time has come to confront her stepfather.


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Season 8

Episode 1 | Secrets That I Never Want to Know
Susan, Gaby, Bree, Lynette and Carlos must dispose of the body of Gaby's evil stepfather, who was killed by Carlos in order to protect his wife. But feelings of guilt begin to overcome everyone in different ways. Susan starts to withdraw from her friends and family, and Gaby works to reach out to Carlos while his guilt weighs heavily upon him. As Lynette and Tom are grappling with their disintegrating marriage and impending separation, Lynette is having trouble making the right choices ever since she participated in the cover-up. And Bree must be especially careful around her new love -- Detective Chuck Vance. Meanwhile, a sexy, new neighbor moves to town, Ben Faulkner, and he's Renee's first order of business.

Episode 2 | Making the Connection
Susan discovers a dangerously thrilling way to help ease her guilt over being an accessory to the murder of Gaby's evil stepfather; Gaby plans a sexy surprise for Carlos to help him gain his sexual mojo back; Bree learns an interesting tidbit about Chuck's past: Lynette and Tom find it hard to say "no" to their kids' sometimes outlandish requests so as to not come off as the "bad guy" as their marriage woes continue; and Renee tries to win over hunky new neighbor Ben by finding out his passions.

Episode 3 | Watch While I Revise the World
As Susan and Carlos bond over their feelings of guilt at the murder of Gaby's stepfather, Mike begins to think that the two are having an affair; Bree suspects that her detective boyfriend, Chuck, may secretly be investigating her; as her marriage continues to crumble, the tables are turned on Lynette when her usually relationship-challenged sister, Lydia, comes to town and announces that she's engaged; and after asking Renee to help his daughter, Jenny, go shopping for her first bra, Lee fears that Jenny is starting to bond more with Renee and becoming more distant from him.

Episode 4 | School of Hard Knocks
After disobeying the rules of student drop-offs at the front of Juanita's school, Gaby makes it her mission to get even with a parent volunteer who banishes her to a faraway parking lot; Bree discovers that daughter Danielle's new business may not be as wholesome as first thought; Lynette begins to suspect that Tom may be dating; and Susan tries to ease her guilt by taking an art class with no-nonsense instructor Andre Zeller.

Episode 5 | The Art of Making Art
Susan is mortified but tries her best to comply when her art teacher, Andre Zeller, asks the students to show up to class in the nude in order to help them create from a point of honesty; Bree serves up some delicious, homemade soup for the homeless at the local shelter, but ends up enticing the local hipsters and pushing out those in need; Gaby finds herself without a staff to help set up a school event when her lackadaisical approach to her new job as president of the PTA insults the parent volunteers; Renee helps a reluctant Lynette get back into the dating pool by taking her to a singles bar; and Carlos finds himself hitting rock bottom when the guilt over murdering Gaby's stepfather begins to engulf him.

Episode 6 | Witch's Lament
As Halloween approaches, Gaby, Bree and Lynette must attempt to exhume and move the body of Gaby's murdered stepfather after learning that Ben's real estate development excavation is taking place on that very spot. Meanwhile, Susan discovers that being art teacher Andre's (Miguel Ferrer) intern involves tending to matters that don't involve art; not to be outdone by Tom's new girlfriend, Lynette tries to construct a homemade Halloween costume for Penny; and Renee uses a little enticement to help spice up her first night of romance with Ben.

Episode 7 | Always in Control
Susan uses her art improvement to impress Andre; Lynette tells Penny a fib about Jane; Gabrielle and Carlos try to get a different opinion about their children from Bob and Lee; Bree tries to solve the mystery of who dug up the body of Alejandro.

Episode 8 | Suspicion Song
Detective Chuck Vance begins harassing Bree as his suspicions about her involvement in the disappearance of Alejandro grow. After using the murder of Gabrielle's stepfather as inspiration for her art school projects, Susan must find a way to graciously decline art school teacher Andre's (guest star Miguel Ferrer) invitation to display and sell her paintings at a gallery showing. When Carlos's drinking gets in the way of his ability to work, his wife goes to the office in an effort to save his business from losing a multi-million dollar account. Meanwhile, on the occasion of their 22-year anniversary, Lynette comes up with a plan to try to salvage her marriage to Tom.

Episode 9 | Putting It Together
Gabrielle goes on a desperate search to find Carlos; a drunk Bree reveals her past and present details, and then goes to a motel room.

Episode 10 | What's to Discuss, Old Friend?
Bree prepares to end her life; Gaby think Carlos might have had a hand in another murder; Lynette make a confession to Tom.

Episode 11 | Who Can Say What's True?
With Carlos still in rehab, Gaby asks for Lynette's help in wooing a high-stakes company to sign with her husband's firm; Renee talks Bree into getting out of the house and having some fun at a pickup bar; in an attempt to ease her guilt, Susan pays a covert visit to Alejandro's family to see how they've been holding up since he went missing; and Mike discovers some inconsistencies with Ben's real estate project.

Episode 12 | What's the Good of Being Good
Bree's life continues to spiral as her alcohol consumption rises -- as does her lust for men; Lynette goes out on her first date since separating with Tom -- with Renee's hairdresser; Alejandro's current wife suspects foul play is afoot and has a confrontation with Susan; Gaby discovers that Alejandro's step-daughter was also abused by this wretched man; and Ben has special plans in store for Renee.

Episode 13 | Is This What You Call Love?
Susan is in for a shock when daughter Julie pays a visit and shows up six months pregnant; Bree's alcohol consumption and lust for men continues to dominate and ruin her life; Lynette's first sexual encounter since separating from Tom doesn't quite end in fireworks; and Gaby's attempt to sooth Juanita when she doesn't receive a Valentine's Day card from a boy she has a crush on backfires.

Episode 14 | Get Out of My Life
Susan discovers the identity of the father of Julie's baby; Orson makes it his duty to nurse Bree back to health; when Mrs. McCluskey throws Roy out of the house, Gaby takes him in and is reluctant to help get them back together when he proves to be an invaluable disciplinarian to her kids; after getting used to her alone time, Lynette is furious when Porter and Preston are evicted from their apartment and try to move back home; and Mike informs Renee of Ben's dire circumstances with a loan shark.

Episode 15 | She Needs Me
Susan tells Porter that she'll set up a nursery and watch over his and Julie's baby after Lynette firmly tells her son that she will not help raise her future granddaughter; Orson convinces Bree to go away with him to the Maine countryside - perhaps never returning to Wisteria Lane; Karen pleads with Gaby not to tell Roy about her condition; and good deeds never go unpunished when, after paying off Ben's loan shark, the thug sets his eyes on destroying Renee's life.

Episode 16 | You Take for Granted
Susan convinces Mike to go to the police when she discovers that Ben's loanshark is out to get him; Gaby is justifiably concerned when Carlos exhibits some strange behavior on his first day back to work; Tom's girlfriend, Jane, drops a bombshell on Lynette during Penny's birthday party; and Mrs. McCluskey, who is suffering from terminal cancer, asks Bree to help put an end to her life.

Episode 17 | Women and Death
On the day of the funeral of a beloved Wisteria Lane resident, each of the ladies thinks back on how this person had affected their lives. Meanwhile, believing that the investigation died with Chuck Vance, Bree is stunned when she is called in for questioning about the murder of Gaby's stepfather, Alejandro.

Episode 18 | Any Moment
Julie becomes concerned over Susan's parenting skills when she begins to allow MJ to do whatever he feels like doing; with Carlos resigning from his high paying job, Gaby tries to land her own high-powered position in order to keep up her extravagant lifestyle; Bree is suspicious of Andrew's intentions when he announces that he's getting married; Lynette puts a plan into action in the hopes of winning Tom back; and Ben finally proposes to Renee.

Episode 19 | With So Little to Be Sure Of
Susan discovers that Mike had been hiding a secret from her for years; Bree attempts to hire a high-powered attorney when she becomes the prime suspect in the murder of Gaby's stepfather; Gaby discovers a sexy way to earn a bigger commission at her new job as a personal shopper; and while Lynette continues to try and win Tom back, girlfriend Jane does everything in her power to ensure that the two carry through with their divorce.

Episode 20 | Lost My Power
With Mike gone, Susan attempts to build a car for MJ's father-and-son school soapbox derby; Bree's attorney, Trip, learns of her previous drunken sexual spree and needs her to come clean about it in order to help strengthen her case; Lynette tries to cause some negative friction between Tom and his girlfriend, Jane, by flirting with his boss and getting him to pile more work on her estranged husband; Gaby is furious with Carlos when he tries to poach one of her rich, personal shopper clients (Doris Roberts) and talk her into helping with his newly formed charity organization; and Renee discovers that Ben is keeping a secret from her about his involvement with Bree -- and the body found at his work site.

Episode 21 | The People Will Hear
In the penultimate episode leading into the two-hour finale of this landmark series, as her trial nears, Bree begins to fall for her attorney, Trip; Susan becomes concerned when Julie doubts Porter's commitment to be a hands-on father to their unborn baby; as Tom gets closer to being transferred to India for his job - thanks to Lynette - she begins to have second thoughts and tries to convince his boss to rescind the move; and the ladies are shocked about Gaby's nonchalant attitude as Bree continues to stand trial and take the fall for Carlos in the murder of Alejandro.

Episode 22 | Give Me the Blame (1)
This is part one of the two-hour Desperate Housewives series finale, as Trip urges Bree to tell him what really happened the night of Alejandro’s murder.

Episode 23 | Finishing the Hat (2) [Series Finale]
Susan tries to keep the sale of her house private until she can tell her friends; Katherine Mayfair returns with a job opportunity for Lynette.


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