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Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama-mystery which premiered on ABC on November 5, 2010, in the United States. The first season had a single special episode, while the second and third season each had two. Seasons one through eight have been released on DVD in Regions 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.

Desperate Housewives follows the lives of four women–Susan (Teri Hatcher), Lynette (Felicity Huffman), Bree(Marcia Cross) and Gabrielle (Eva Longoria)–through the eyes of Mary Alice (Brenda Strong), their deceased friend and neighbor.

The vast majority of the episodes are titled after lyrics by composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim. A total of 180 episodes of Desperate Housewives were aired over eight seasons.

Series overview Edit

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 23 November 5, 2010 July 1, 2011
2 24 September 9, 2011 July 6, 2012
3 23 September 14, 2012 June 28, 2013
4 17 September 20, 2013 July 4, 2014
5 24 September 19, 2014 June 12, 2015
6 23 October 2, 2015 July 1, 2016
7 23 September 23, 2016 June 16, 2017
8 23 September 22, 2017 June 8, 2018

Episodes Edit

Season 1 (2010–11) Edit

See also: Desperate Housewives (season 1)

Season one premiered on November 5, 2010 and featured a total of 23 episodes and one clip show. The show opens with the mysterious suicide of housewife Mary Alice Young on a beautiful day in the suburbs, on a street called Wisteria Lane. Mary Alice, who narrates the show from the afterlife, had four friends: Bree Van de Kamp, the seemingly perfect mother of two teenagers struggling to save her marriage; Lynette Scavo, the mother of four whose husband is always away on business; Susan Mayer, the divorced mother in search of love who finds love in the form of her new neighbour Mike Delfino, who has a secret of his own; and Gabrielle Solis, the materialistic former runway model who cheats on her husband. While trying to be good wives and mothers, the four friends also try to find out why their friend committed suicide. The discovery of a blackmail note among Mary Alice's belongings, a therapy session tape in which she admits her real name was Angela, and her widowed husband's strange behavior all pique their interest in the mysterious suicide of their friend and neighbor.

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1 1 "Pilot" Charles McDougall Marc Cherry November 5, 2010 21.64[1]
2 2 "Ah, But Underneath" Larry Shaw Marc Cherry November 12, 2010 20.03[2]
3 3 "Pretty Little Picture" Arlene Sanford Oliver Goldstick November 19, 2010 20.87[3]
4 4 "Who's That Woman?" Jeff Melman Marc Cherry & Tom Spezialy November 26, 2010 21.49[4]
5 5 "Come In, Stranger" Arlene Sanford Alexandra Cunningham December 3, 2010 22.14[5]
6 6 "Running to Stand Still" Fred Gerber Tracey Stern December 10, 2010 24.60[6]
7 7 "Anything You Can Do" Larry Shaw John Pardee & Joey Murphy December 17, 2010 24.21[7]
8 8 "Guilty" Fred Gerber Kevin Murphy December 24, 2010 27.24[8]
9 9 "Suspicious Minds" Larry Shaw Jenna Bans January 7, 2011 21.56[9]
10 10 "Come Back to Me" Fred Gerber Patty Lin January 14, 2011 22.34[10]
11 11 "Move On" John David Coles David Schulner April 8, 2011 25.20[11]
12 12 "Every Day a Little Death" David Grossman Chris Black April 15, 2011 24.09[12]
13 13 "Your Fault" Arlene Sanford Kevin Etten April 22, 2011 25.95[13]
14 14 "Love Is in the Air" Jeff Melman Tom Spezialy April 29, 2011 22.30[14]
15 15 "Impossible" Larry Shaw Marc Cherry & Tom Spezialy May 6, 2011 24.18[15]
16 16 "The Ladies Who Lunch" Arlene Sanford Alexandra Cunningham May 13, 2011 24.08[16]
17 17 "There Won't Be Trumpets" Jeff Melman John Pardee & Joey Murphy May 20, 2011 24.61[17]
18 18 "Children Will Listen" Larry Shaw Kevin Murphy May 27, 2011 25.55[18]
19 19 "Live Alone and Like It" Arlene Sanford Jenna Bans June 3, 2011 25.27[19]
20 20 "Fear No More" Jeff Melman Adam Barr June 10, 2011 25.69[20]
21 21 "Sunday in the Park with George" Larry Shaw Katie Ford June 17, 2011 26.10[21]
22 22 "Goodbye for Now" David Grossman Josh Senter June 24, 2011 25.28[22]
23 23 "One Wonderful Day" Larry Shaw John Pardee & Joey Murphy & Marc Cherry

& Tom Spezialy & Kevin Murphy

July 1, 2011 30.62[23]

Season 2 (2011–12) Edit

See also: Desperate Housewives (season 2)

Season two premiered on September 9, 2011 and featured a total of 24 episodes (including a two-hour season finale of two episodes) and two clip shows. After discovering Mary Alice's dark secret, the housewives continue to move on with their lives. Bree, whose husband Rex Van de Kamp has just died, is not coping well with being a widow and is unwittingly dating the man who poisoned her husband. Susan, still searching for love after breaking up with Mike, ends up in bed with her ex-husband Karl Mayer who is now dating the neighborhood hussy, Edie Britt. Lynette goes back to her career in advertising, as her husband Tom Scavo becomes a stay-at-home dad. Gabrielle, who is now pregnant, decides to be faithful to her husband Carlos Solis who is now in jail – but just as she starts accepting her upcoming motherhood, she suffers a miscarriage. While managing their busy lives, the women cannot help but notice something suspicious about the new neighbors, Betty Applewhite and her son, who moved in during the middle of the night and are keeping a prisoner held captive in their basement.

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24 1 "Next" Larry Shaw Jenna Bans & Kevin Murphy September 9, 2011 28.36[24]
25 2 "You Could Drive a Person Crazy" David Grossman Chris Black & Alexandra Cunningham September 16, 2011 27.11[25]
26 3 "You'll Never Get Away from Me" Arlene Sanford Tom Spezialy & Ellie Herman September 23, 2011 26.06[26]
27 4 "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" Robert Duncan McNeill John Pardee & Joey Murphy September 30, 2011 25.78[27]
28 5 "They Asked Me Why I Believe in You" David Grossman Alan Cross October 7, 2011 25.22[28]
29 6 "I Wish I Could Forget You" Larry Shaw Kevin Etten & Josh Senter October 14, 2011 23.93[29]
30 7 "Color and Light" David Grossman Marc Cherry October 21, 2011 25.93[30]
31 8 "The Sun Won't Set" Stephen Cragg Jenna Bans October 28, 2011 25.92[31]
32 9 "That's Good, That's Bad" Larry Shaw Kevin Murphy November 4, 2011 25.89[32]
33 10 "Coming Home" Arlene Sanford Chris Black November 11, 2011 25.52[33]
34 11 "One More Kiss" Wendey Stanzler Joey Murphy & John Pardee April 13, 2012 23.72[34]
35 12 "We're Gonna Be All Right" David Grossman Alexandra Cunningham April 20, 2012 22.52[35]
36 13 "There's Something About a War" Larry Shaw Kevin Etten April 27, 2012 25.33[36]
37 14 "Silly People" Robert Duncan McNeill Tom Spezialy May 4, 2012 23.47[37]
38 15 "Thank You So Much" David Grossman Dahvi Waller May 11, 2012 23.41[38]
39 16 "There Is No Other Way" Randy Zisk Bruce Zimmerman May 18, 2012 22.20[39]
40 17 "Could I Leave You?" Pam Thomas Scott Sanford Tobis May 25, 2012 21.41[40]
41 18 "Everybody Says Don't" Tom Cherones Teleplay by: Jenna Bans & Alexandra Cunningham

Story by: Jim Lincoln

June 1, 2012 21.82[41]
42 19 "Don't Look at Me" David Grossman Josh Senter June 8, 2012 20.02[42]
43 20 "It Wasn't Meant to Happen" Larry Shaw Marc Cherry & Tom Spezialy June 15, 2012 21.30[43]
44 21 "I Know Things Now" Wendey Stanzler Kevin Etten & Bruce Zimmerman June 22, 2012 21.33[44]
45 22 "No One Is Alone" David Grossman Kevin Murphy & Chris Black June 29, 2012 21.03[45]
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"Remember" Larry Shaw Teleplay by: Marc Cherry & Jenna Bans

Story by: Alexandra Cunningham & Tom Spezialy

July 6, 2012 24.23[46]

Season 3 (2012–13) Edit

See also: Desperate Housewives (season 3)

Season three premiered on September 14, 2012 and features a total of 23 episodes and two clip shows. It has been six months since Orson Hodge deliberately ran Mike over with his car. Gabrielle, who found out Carlos cheated on her with their surrogate maid, refused to take him back, and now they're getting divorced, but both want to raise the newborn child. Bree, who has finally put Rex's death behind her, marries Orson. A mysterious woman (played by Laurie Metcalf) accused him of killing his wife at their engagement party, and Bree cannot help but wonder if that is true. Lynette, meanwhile, tries to adjust to having another child around the house. Ultimately she quits her job at the advertising agency to start a pizzeria with Tom. Susan, who has been waiting for Mike to wake up from his coma is shocked when she finds out her nemesis Edie has been posing as his girlfriend, since he has amnesia. And Edie has her nephew move to Wisteria Lane after she finds him trying to break into her house.

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48 1 "Listen to the Rain on the Roof" Larry Shaw Marc Cherry & Jeff Greenstein September 14, 2012 24.09[47]
49 2 "It Takes Two" David Grossman Kevin Murphy & Jenna Bans September 21, 2012 21.42[48]
50 3 "A Weekend in the Country" Wendey Stanzler Bob Daily September 28, 2012 20.96[49]
51 4 "Like It Was" Larry Shaw John Pardee & Joey Murphy October 5, 2012 20.64[50]
52 5 "Nice She Ain't" David Warren Alexandra Cunningham & Susan Nirah Jaffee October 12, 2012 19.71[51]
53 6 "Sweetheart, I Have to Confess" David Grossman Dahvi Waller & Josh Senter October 19, 2012 21.24[52]
54 7 "Bang" Larry Shaw Joe Keenan October 26, 2012 22.65[53]
55 8 "Children and Art" Wendey Stanzler Kevin Etten & Jenna Bans November 2, 2012 22.27[54]
56 9 "Beautiful Girls" David Grossman Dahvi Waller & Susan Nirah Jaffee November 9, 2012 21.63[55]
57 10 "The Miracle Song" Larry Shaw Bob Daily November 16, 2012 21.43[56]
58 11 "No Fits, No Fights, No Feuds" Sanaa Hamri Alexandra Cunningham & Josh Senter April 5, 2013 18.71[57]
59 12 "Not While I'm Around" David Grossman Kevin Murphy & Kevin Etten April 12, 2013 16.76[58]
60 13 "Come Play Wiz Me" Larry Shaw Valerie Ahern & Christian McLaughlin April 19, 2013 17.14[59]
61 14 "I Remember That" David Warren John Pardee & Joey Murphy April 26, 2013 18.10[60]
62 15 "The Little Things You Do Together" David Grossman Marc Cherry & Joe Keenan May 3, 2013 18.51[61]
63 16 "My Husband, the Pig" Larry Shaw Brian A. Alexander May 10, 2013 18.31[62]
64 17 "Dress Big" Matthew Diamond Kevin Etten & Susan Nirah Jaffee May 17, 2013 15.93[63]
65 18 "Liaisons" David Grossman Jenna Bans & Alexandra Cunningham May 24, 2013 16.35[64]
66 19 "God, That's Good" Larry Shaw Dahvi Waller & Josh Senter May 31, 2013 15.91[65]
67 20 "Gossip" Wendey Stanzler John Pardee & Joey Murphy June 7, 2013 17.17[66]
68 21 "Into the Woods" David Grossman Alexandra Cunningham June 14, 2013 17.16[67]
69 22 "What Would We Do Without You?" Larry Shaw Bob Daily June 21, 2013 16.13[68]
70 23 "Getting Married Today" David Grossman Joe Keenan & Kevin Murphy June 28, 2013 18.82[69]

Season 4 (2013–14) Edit

See also: Desperate Housewives (season 4)

Season four premiered on September 20, 2013 and was supposed to feature a total of 23 episodes, but due to the Writers Guild of America strike it only featured a total of 17 episodes including a two-hour season finale, making season 4 the shortest season of the series.[70] In season 4, Susan and Mike settle down into a married life and Susan finds out she's pregnant. Lynette is battling Hodgkin's lymphoma and having problems with her recently discovered stepdaughter. Bree is pretending to be pregnant with her daughter's baby so she can adopt the baby and pass it off as her own. Gabrielle is in an unhappy marriage with Fairview's mayor and is continuing her secret affair with Carlos, and after faking a suicide attempt, Edie tries to keep her relationship with Carlos intact by blackmailing him. New neighbor Katherine Mayfair moves to Wisteria Lane with a dark secret of her own. Season 4 also saw the destruction of Wisteria Lane when a tornado ripped through the neighborhood and ultimately changed the lives of everyone. By the end of the season, a 5-year time jump takes place.

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71 1 "Now You Know" Larry Shaw Marc Cherry September 20, 2013 19.32[71]
72 2 "Smiles of a Summer Night" David Grossman Bob Daily & Matt Berry September 27, 2013 17.82[72]
73 3 "The Game" Bethany Rooney Joey Murphy & John Pardee October 4, 2013 18.89[73]
74 4 "If There's Anything I Can't Stand" Larry Shaw Alexandra Cunningham & Lori Kirkland Baker October 18, 2013 18.21[74]
75 5 "Art Isn't Easy" David Grossman Jason Ganzel October 25, 2013 18.28[75]
76 6 "Now I Know, Don't Be Scared" Larry Shaw Susan Nirah Jaffee & Dahvi Waller November 1, 2013 18.58[76]
77 7 "You Can't Judge a Book By Its Cover" David Warren Chuck Ranberg & Anne Flett-Giordano November 8, 2013 18.63[77]
78 8 "Distant Past" Jay Torres Joe Keenan November 15, 2013 18.64[78]
79 9 "Something's Coming" David Grossman Joey Murphy & John Pardee November 22, 2013 20.65[79]
80 10 "Welcome to Kanagawa" Larry Shaw Jamie Gorenberg & Jordon Nardino May 23, 2014 19.78[80]
81 11 "Sunday" David Grossman Alexandra Cunningham & Lori Kirkland Baker May 30, 2014 16.37[81]
82 12 "In Buddy's Eyes" Larry Shaw Jeff Greenstein June 6, 2014 15.75[82]
83 13 "Hello, Little Girl" Bethany Rooney Susan Nirah Jaffee & Jamie Gorenberg June 13, 2014 16.35[83]
84 14 "Opening Doors" David Grossman Dahvi Waller & Jordon Nardino June 20, 2014 16.76[84]
85 15 "Mother Said" David Warren Chuck Ranberg & Anne Flett-Giordano June 27, 2014 15.43[85]
86 16 "The Gun Song" Bethany Rooney Bob Daily & Matt Berry July 4, 2014 16.84[86]
87 17 "Free" David Grossman Jeff Greenstein July 4, 2014 16.84[86]

Season 5 (2014–15) Edit

See also: Desperate Housewives (season 5)

The fifth season premiered on September 19, 2014, with the time period jumping five years after the previous season. Cherry had stated that flashbacks would be used infrequently to advance or illustrate a current plotline of the new season following the five-year leap.[87] The season mystery revolves around Edie's new husband, Dave Williams, who is looking for revenge on someone on Wisteria Lane (later revealed to be Mike). Susan deals with being a single mother and having a new romance with her painter, while Mike starts dating Katherine. Lynette and Tom learn that their son is having an affair with a married woman whose husband's nightclub burns down with all of Wisteria Lane's neighbors inside. Gabrielle struggles with their two daughters and with a financial crisis, as Carlos' sight returns. Bree and Orson have marriage problems, because Bree has become too focused on her career, and Orson begins to steal from neighbors as a coping mechanism. Edie dies of electrocution after a car crash, before she can expose Dave moments after she discovers his secret.

The fifth season featured the show's one-hundredth episode, revolving around Eli Scruggs (Beau Bridges), a handyman who had an important role in all of the ladies' lives. This episode features flashbacks and returning characters, including Mary Alice, Rex, and Martha Huber (Christine Estabrook). The episode was broadcast on ABC on Friday, April 3, 2015.

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88 1 "You're Gonna Love Tomorrow" Larry Shaw Marc Cherry September 19, 2014 18.68[88]
89 2 "We're So Happy You're So Happy" David Grossman Alexandra Cunningham September 26, 2014 15.69[89]
90 3 "Kids Ain't Like Everybody Else" Bethany Rooney Joe Keenan October 3, 2014 15.51[90]
91 4 "Back in Business" Scott Ellis John Pardee & Joey Murphy October 10, 2014 15.49[91]
92 5 "Mirror, Mirror" David Grossman Jeff Greenstein October 17, 2014 15.95[92]
93 6 "There's Always a Woman" Matthew Diamond John Paul Bullock III October 24, 2014 15.93[93]
94 7 "What More Do I Need?" Larry Shaw Matt Berry October 31, 2014 15.85[94]
95 8 "City on Fire" David Grossman Bob Daily November 7, 2014 16.84[95]
96 9 "Me and My Town" David Warren Lori Kirkland Baker November 14, 2014 15.81[96]
97 10 "A Vision's Just a Vision" Larry Shaw David Flebotte November 21, 2014 16.09[97]
98 11 "Home Is the Place" David Grossman Jamie Gorenberg March 20, 2015 14.39[98]
99 12 "Connect! Connect!" Ken Whittingham Jordon Nardino March 27, 2015 13.79[99]
100 13 "The Best Thing That Ever Could Have Happened" Larry Shaw Marc Cherry & Bob Daily April 3, 2015 13.08[100]
101 14 "Mama Spent Money When She Had None" David Warren Jason Ganzel April 10, 2015 13.82[101]
102 15 "In a World Where the Kings Are Employers" David Grossman Lori Kirkland Baker April 17, 2015 14.01[102]
103 16 "Crime Doesn't Pay" Larry Shaw Jamie Gorenberg April 24, 2015 13.65[103]
104 17 "The Story of Lucy and Jessie" Bethany Rooney Jordon Nardino May 1, 2015 14.60[104]
105 18 "A Spark. To Pierce the Dark." David Grossman Alexandra Cunningham May 8, 2015 14.75[105]
106 19 "Look Into Their Eyes and You See What They Know" Larry Shaw Matt Berry May 15, 2015 13.85[106]
107 20 "Rose's Turn" David Warren Dave Flebotte May 22, 2015 13.64[107]
108 21 "Bargaining" David Grossman David Schladweiler May 29, 2015 13.49[108]
109 22 "Marry Me a Little" Larry Shaw Jason Ganzel June 5, 2015 12.29[109]
110 23 "Everybody Says Don't" Bethany Rooney John Pardee & Joey Murphy June 12, 2015 13.96[110]
111 24 "If It's Only In Your Head" David Grossman Jeffrey Richman June 12, 2015 13.96[110]

Season 6 (2015–16) Edit

See also: Desperate Housewives (season 6)

The sixth season premiered on Friday, October 2, 2015 at 9pm.[111] The main mystery of this season is surrounding new neighbor Angie Bolen and her family. The first half of the season consists of Susan's daughter Julie Mayer being strangled by an unknown person, the conflict between Gabrielle and her niece Ana Solis, Lynette's attempt to sue her new boss Carlos, Katherine's eventual breakdown at losing Mike to Susan, and Bree's affair with Karl, which ends tragically when Karl's hired plane crashes into a building with the two of them and Orson inside. The second half of the season focuses on Katherine experimenting with her sexuality, Lynette inviting the Fairview strangler to stay with them before discovering the truth, the conflict between Bree and a son of Rex whom he had before meeting Bree, and the solving of the Bolen mystery.

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112 1 "Nice Is Different Than Good" Larry Shaw Marc Cherry October 2, 2015 13.64[112]
113 2 "Being Alive" David Grossman Matt Berry October 9, 2015 14.64[113]
114 3 "Never Judge a Lady by Her Lover" Andrew Doerfer Bob Daily October 16, 2015 13.42[114]
115 4 "The God-Why-Don't-You-Love-Me Blues" David Warren Alexandra Cunningham October 23, 2015 13.68[115]
116 5 "Everybody Ought to Have a Maid" Larry Shaw Jamie Gorenberg October 30, 2015 14.18[116]
117 6 "Don't Walk on the Grass" David Grossman Marco Pennette November 6, 2015 14.08[117]
118 7 "Careful the Things You Say" Bethany Rooney Peter Lefcourt November 13, 2015 13.80[118]
119 8 "The Coffee Cup" Larry Shaw Dave Flebotte November 20, 2015 14.72[119]
120 9 "Would I Think of Suicide?" Ken Whittingham Jason Ganzel November 27, 2015 12.78[120]
121 10 "Boom Crunch" David Grossman John Pardee & Joey Murphy December 4, 2015 14.86[121]
122 11 "If..." Larry Shaw Jamie Gorenberg April 8, 2016 15.35[122]
123 12 "You Gotta Get a Gimmick" David Grossman Joe Keenan April 15, 2016 14.03[123]
124 13 "How About a Friendly Shrink?" Lonny Price Jason Ganzel April 22, 2016 11.32[124]
125 14 "The Glamorous Life" Bethany Rooney Dave Flebotte April 29, 2016 11.44[125]
126 15 "Lovely" David Warren David Schladweiler May 6, 2016 10.92[126]
127 16 "The Chase" Larry Shaw John Pardee & Joey Murphy May 13, 2016 10.89[127]
128 17 "Chromolume No. 7" Lonny Price Marco Pennette May 20, 2016 12.01[128]
129 18 "My Two Young Men" David Grossman Bob Daily May 27, 2016 10.84[129]
130 19 "We All Deserve to Die" Larry Shaw Josann McGibbon & Sara Parriott June 3, 2016 10.62[130]
131 20 "Epiphany" David Grossman Marc Cherry June 10, 2016 11.29[131]
132 21 "A Little Night Music" David Warren Matt Berry June 17, 2016 12.12[132]
133 22 "The Ballad of Booth" Larry Shaw Bob Daily June 24, 2016 11.36[133]
134 23 "I Guess This Is Goodbye" David Grossman Alexandra Cunningham July 1, 2016 12.75[134]

Season 7 (2016–17) Edit

See also: Desperate Housewives (season 7)

The seventh season premiered on September 23, 2016[135] and its main focus is the return of Paul Young to Wisteria Lane and his plans of seeking revenge on the residents for shunning him during his incarceration. This season also focuses on the mystery of Paul’s new wife, and Felicia Tilman's plans to avenge the death of her sister at Paul's hands. Lynette’s best friend from college, Renee Perry moves to the Lane and stirs things up among the other housewives. Gabrielle and Carlos learn an unsettling fact about their eldest daughter, which ultimately takes them back to Gabrielle’s home town of Las Colinas. Due to financial problems, Susan and her family have moved off the lane, and Susan is forced to earn money by somewhat untraditional means. Following a major riot on the lane, Susan is put on the waiting list for a vital organ donation. Carlos learns the truth about his mother’s death, consequently ending the friendship between the Solis family and Bree. Lynette persuades Tom to take an exciting new job, which leads to unprecedented problems in their marriage.

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135 1 "Remember Paul?" David Grossman Marc Cherry September 23, 2016 13.06[136]
136 2 "You Must Meet My Wife" Larry Shaw Dave Flebotte September 30, 2016 13.23[137]
137 3 "Truly Content" Tara Nicole Weyr Matt Berry October 7, 2016 12.38[138]
138 4 "The Thing That Counts Is What's Inside" David Grossman Jason Ganzel October 14, 2016 12.67[139]
139 5 "Let Me Entertain You" Lonny Price Sara Parriott & Josann McGibbon October 21, 2016 12.16[140]
140 6 "Excited and Scared" Jeff Greenstein Jeff Greenstein October 28, 2016 11.10[141]
141 7 "A Humiliating Business" Larry Shaw Marco Pennette November 4, 2016 12.72[142]
142 8 "Sorry Grateful" David Grossman Annie Weisman November 11, 2016 11.92[143]
143 9 "Pleasant Little Kingdom" Arlene Sanford Dave Flebotte November 18, 2016 11.36[144]
144 10 "Down the Block There's a Riot" Larry Shaw Bob Daily November 25, 2016 11.60[145]
145 11 "Assassins" David Warren John Paul Bullock III March 31, 2017 12.19[146]
146 12 "Where Do I Belong" David Grossman David Schladweiler April 7, 2017 12.83[147]
147 13 "I'm Still Here" Lonny Price Josann McGibbon & Sara Parriott April 14, 2017 10.25[148]
148 14 "Flashback" Andrew Doerfer Matt Berry April 21, 2017 9.20[149]
149 15 "Farewell Letter" David Grossman Marco Pennette April 28, 2017 10.58[150]
150 16 "Searching" Larry Shaw Jeff Greenstein May 5, 2017 11.35[151]
151 17 "Everything's Different, Nothing's Changed" David Warren Annie Weisman May 12, 2017 9.05[152]
152 18 "Moments in the Woods" David Grossman John Paul Bullock III May 19, 2017 9.11[153]
153 19 "The Lies Ill-Concealed" Larry Shaw David Schladweiler May 26, 2017 10.15[154]
154 20 "I'll Swallow Poison on Sunday" David Warren Jason Ganzel June 2, 2017 9.44[155]
155 21 "Then I Really Got Scared" Larry Shaw Valerie A. Brotski June 9, 2017 10.00[156]
156 22 "And Lots of Security..." David Grossman Joe Keenan June 16, 2017 10.25[157]
157 23 "Come on Over for Dinner" Larry Shaw Bob Daily June 16, 2017 10.25[157]

Season 8 (2017–18) Edit

See also: Desperate Housewives (season 8)

On June 16, 2017, Desperate Housewives was officially renewed by ABC for an eighth season.[158][159][160] The season premiere episode was broadcast on Friday, September 22, 2017.[161] This season picks up straight after the dinner party that featured in the previous season finale, in which Gabrielle's perverted stepfather Alejandro Perez is unintentionally killed by Carlos. Bree, Susan and Lynette walk in on this, and conspire to cover up what has happened. Due to her relationship with detective Chuck Vance, Bree becomes the main affected by the cover-up of Alejandro's murder, and is eventually accused of killing Alejandro herself. A new neighbor, Ben Faulkner, moves into the lane, attracting Renee along the way. Ben is going through severe financial problems, and resorts to a dangerous and unruly loan shark to bail him out. Mike meddles in the business of Ben's loan shark in an attempt to protect Renee, but he pays the ultimate price. During the first half of the season, Susan struggles with the guilt of her involvement in the Alejandro case, and during the second half, she tries to deal with both Mike's death and Julie's unexpected pregnancy. Following the cover-up of Alejandro's murder, Carlos develops an alcohol problem, but Gabrielle persuades him to recover in rehab. Due to his guilty conscience, combined with recent events on the lane, Carlos decides to leave his highly paid career for a more charitable alternative, which forces Gabrielle to take a personal shopper position to bring in more money. Tom moves out of the family home, and Lynette struggles to come to terms with how quickly Tom seems to have moved on, until she accepts that she is still in love with him, and decides she will try to win him back. The series concluded on June 8, 2018.

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158 1 "Secrets That I Never Want to Know" David Grossman Bob Daily September 22, 2017 9.93[162]
159 2 "Making the Connection" Tara Nicole Weyr Matt Berry September 29, 2017 9.16[163]
160 3 "Watch While I Revise the World" David Warren John Paul Bullock III October 6, 2017 8.63[164]
161 4 "School of Hard Knocks" David Grossman Marco Pennette October 13, 2017 8.27[165]
162 5 "The Art of Making Art" Lonny Price Dave Flebotte October 20, 2017 9.17[166]
163 6 "Witch's Lament" Tony Plana Annie Weisman October 27, 2017 9.28[167]
164 7 "Always in Control" Jeff Greenstein Jeff Greenstein November 3, 2017 8.78[168]
165 8 "Suspicion Song" Jennifer Getzinger David Schaldweiler November 10, 2017 9.29[169]
166 9 "Putting It Together" David Warren Sheila Lawrence November 17, 2017 8.20[170]
167 10 "What's to Discuss, Old Friend" David Grossman Wendy Mericle March 16, 2018 8.84[171]
168 11 "Who Can Say What's True?" Larry Shaw Brian Tanen March 23, 2018 7.91[172]
169 12 "What's the Good of Being Good" Ron Underwood Jason Ganzel March 30, 2018 7.48[173]
170 13 "Is This What You Call Love?" David Grossman David Schladweiler & Valérie A. Brotski April 6, 2018 6.40[174]
171 14 "Get Out of My Life" James Hayman Cindy Appel April 13, 2018 7.65[175]
172 15 "She Needs Me" Randy Zisk Jason Ganzel April 20, 2018 8.21[176]
173 16 "You Take for Granted" Jeff Greenstein Matt Berry April, 2018 8.39[177]
174 17 "Women and Death" David Grossman Annie Weisman May 4, 2018 9.03[178]
175 18 "Any Moment" Randy Zisk Sheila Lawrence May 11, 2018 8.81[179]
176 19 "With So Little to Be Sure Of" Tara Nicole Weyr Marco Pennette May 18, 2018 8.49[180]
177 20 "Lost My Power" David Grossman Wendy Mericle May 25, 2018 8.02[181]
178 21 "The People Will Hear" David Warren Brian Tanen June 1, 2018 9.22[182]
179 22 "Give Me the Blame" Larry Shaw Bob Daily June 8, 2018 11.12[183]
180 23 "Finishing the Hat" David Grossman Marc Cherry June 8, 2018 11.12[183]

Specials Edit

Special

no.

Title Narrators Aired between Original air date
1 "Oprah Winfrey Is The New Neighbour" Brenda Strong as Mary Alice Young "Your Fault" (Episode 13)

"Love Is In The Air" (Episode 14)

April 15, 2011
2 "Sorting Out The Dirty Laundry" Tracy Fraim "Live Alone And Like It" (Episode 19)

"Fear No More" (Episode 20)

June 3, 2011
3 "All the Juicy Details" Brenda Strong as Mary Alice Young "Coming Home" (Episode 33)

"One More Kiss"(Episode 34)

April 6, 2012
4 "The More You Know, The Juicer It Gets" Brenda Strong as Mary Alice Young "Don't Look At Me" (Episode 42)

"It Wasn't Meant To Be"(Episode 43)

June 8, 2012
5 "Time To Come Clean" Marc Cherry "Remember (Part 2)" (Episode 47)

"Listen To The Rain on the Roof"(Episode 48)

September 7, 2012
6 "The Juiciest Bites" Brenda Strong as Mary Alice Young "My Husband the Pig" (Episode 63)

"Dress Big"(Episode 64)

May 10, 2013
7 "Secrets and Lies" Brenda Strong as Mary Alice Young "Getting Married Today" (Episode 70)

"Now You Know"(Episode 71)

September 13, 2013

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