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Desperate Housewives Episode: "Suspicion Song"

Season 8, Episode 8
Episode Synopsis: Chuck begins to harass Bree as his suspicions about her role in Alejandro's disappearance grow; Andre wants Susan to show her paintings inspired by Alejandro's murder at a gallery; Lynette devises a plan to salvage her marriage as her 22nd anniversary nears; and Carlos' drinking begins interfering with work, prompting Gaby to intervene.
Original Air Date: Nov 13, 2011
Guest Cast Miguel Ferrer: Andre Zeller Roy Abramsohn: Man Kate Lacey: Woman H. Richard Greene: Mr. Sweeney Becky Wu: Amy Yamada Darryl Henriques: Cabbie Andrea Parker: Jane Leslie Jordan: Felix Bergman Melissa Greenspan: Cindy
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Aired: 11/13/2011
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Desperate Housewives Episode Recap: "Suspicion Song" Season 8, Episode 8

On this week's Desperate Housewives, Gaby must pick up the slack for Carlos at work so he doesn't lose a big client. Lynette draws up a scheme to win Tom back on their 22nd wedding anniversary. Susan is pressured by Andre to show her murder-inspired paintings to the public. And Bree continues to be harassed by Chuck in regards to his missing person investigation.

GABY
Things are supposed to be better now that the body is buried eight feet under dirt and concrete on Ben's property, but that's not the case for Carlos. He's still hitting the bottle to deal with his guilt and it's affecting his work life. Gaby tries to help by going into the office and signing off on the payroll while Carlos is hungover. However, she unknowingly makes things worse when Carlos' biggest client comes into the office unhappy and she has Jeffrey — Carlos' employee and a snake trying to poach his big clients — talk to the client. Before she knows the truth about him, she spills the beans to Jeffrey about Carlos' drinking problem and he tells her to stay at home to take care of Carlos while he takes care of the company.

Once Gaby realizes she put Carlos' company in the wrong hands, she runs back to the office and barges in on Jeffrey's meeting with the client, Mr. Sweeney. Jeffrey begins to show his true colors and Gaby lets it slip about Carlos' drinking problem in front of Mr. Sweeney. He demands to see Carlos immediately, but when he confronts a drunken Carlos at home — he doesn't fire him or yell at him, he shows Carlos his AA chip and pushes Carlos to go to rehab. Gaby is supportive and tells Carlos she think it's the right thing to do. It's unclear whether Carlos agrees to go to rehab, but the final moments of the episode show him dumping out alcohol in the sink. Finally, a step in the right direction for Carlos, and for Gaby's entire story line. I care way more about how she'll handle being a single mom while Carlos is in rehab than her leading the PTA any day. But will Carlos' rehab stint turn into a similar situation to Susan's recent artistic endeavor and risk him incriminating himself?

LYNETTE
When meeting with a new interior design client, Lynette realizes it's her and Tom's 22nd wedding anniversary. (Raise your hand if you forgot Renee and Lynette had a company together, since they have addressed it zero times this season. That's what I thought.) She spills about her recent separation to her new client, who says she and her husband went through a rough patch a few years back but made it through because she refused to give up on the marriage and said splitting up wasn't an option. She says she won her husband back by changing herself (her hair, her wardrobe) and that now things are great between them. (I don't believe that for one second.) Lynette questions Renee whether she fought enough for her marriage and Renee, of course, tells her it's time to let Tom go, take off her wedding ring and start living her life.

Lynette is discouraged from following Renee's semi-sage advice when she receives flowers from Tom with a card that says two magic words: "anniversary" and "love." She decides to reciprocate the gesture and do what she always did for Tom on their anniversary — leave a bottle of scotch on his nightstand. To surprise him, she gets the key to his new place from Penny and dresses in a semi-revealing dress and curls her hair to deliver the present. As if we didn't know this was going to end badly, she goes to his apartment, only to have him bring his new girlfriend home with him when Lynette is in his room. She hides under the bed but when it becomes very apparent that they are about to do the dirty deed. She flips out and starts screaming for them to stop. Tom and Tom's girlfriend are horrified and outraged, naturally, and Jane leaves to let them talk it out. Lynette explains that she thought the flowers were a sign, and Tom begins apologizing profusely. He explains that after he forgot their anniversary once 12 years ago, he placed a standing order on the flowers and forgot to cancel it. He promises it will never happen again and Lynette quickly leaves, but not before Tom says her hair looks nice. With the writing on the wall, Lynette is seen taking off her wedding ring. Although it seemed like Wisteria Lane's longest and once-toughest marriages would be able to be repaired, at this point a reconciliation is looking nearly impossible. Are we really going to have to see Lynette alone and on the prowl? Groan. Bree alone? Yes, its understandable, but Lynette without Tom really, truly forever is unfathomable.

SUSAN
Hard to imagine, but Susan's horrible, mean-spirited art teacher looks like Mr. Sunshine compared to his mentor. When the mentor comes to Andre's class to see if there are any promising students, he is immediately over the moon about Susan's skeleton piece, going so far as to call her the new Andre. Andre is bewildered, but also encourages Susan to let the painting be shown at his mentor's gallery. Susan is adamantly against it for obvious reasons, but when Andre continues to beg and can't change her mind, he takes matters into his own hands and takes her paintings from the classroom and hangs them at the gallery anyway.

When he tells Susan at the art show, he expects her to be surprised but thankful for helping her conquer her fears; but she is anything but. She runs to the wall to take the paintings down with her bare hands, but ends up just causing a huge scene and drawing even more attention to her work. The gallery owner thinks she's putting on an act and encourages her to keep going while also assuring her that the only way those paintings are coming down is if someone buys them. Susan sucks up her pride and anger and calls Bree and Gaby to come armed with their check books to help her out. Gaby and Bree are obviously freaked-out by the paintings and fork over $10,000 to the gallery owner without hesitation. They demand the paintings be taken down right away, but it's already too late — Chuck, having followed Bree over, is suddenly seen standing behind the ladies taking in the photo. He notes the uncanny resemblance between the three women and the women in the painting and then begins badgering Susan about the identity of the skeleton in the picture. He informs the ladies he's thisclose to piecing everything together and walks away. Susan is later seen standing in the gallery looking depressed and when she tells Andre she feels miserable, he congratulates for becoming a real artist. The only question is: Will the new tortured Susan feel more or less inspired to paint from the heart now that her art gallery debut has turned into such a disaster?

BREE
After her falling out with Susan and Lynette last week over keeping secrets, Bree continues on her self-destructive path when she tells Gaby that Chuck stopped by, only to lie and say it was to win her back and not to question her about Gaby's stepfather. He comes by again, and reveals that he's been following her around town and knows many of the smaller connections between her friends, that is, Gaby, and the missing man. Bree tries to call him off, by telling him to get off her street until he's got handcuffs for her, but obviously that only makes Chuck push harder.

Chuck arrives at the art gallery and not only threatens the women, but also serves as an alert to Gaby and Susan that Bree was hiding his investigation from them. Although Gaby assured Bree earlier that she would always have her as a friend, Gaby is ticked that Bree felt the need to protect her and hide the truth of the situation from her, and she and Susan both storm off. Chuck's final words to her — that he wants to "enjoy watching the ice princess melt" — as well as her lack of emotional support drive Bree to open a bottle of wine and gulp heavily from the glass in the final moments of the episode. If no one is talking to her and she's living all alone, how far off the wagon will Bree fall before someone helps her pick her up? This can't be good.

So what did you think of this week's episode? Do you think Carlos can get on the road to sobriety without blowing his cover? (And Gaby really hold down the fort when he leaves?) What do you think is the next step for Lynette now that the wedding band is off? Is it possible for Susan to find a way to use her artistic drive in a less incriminating way? And is Bree's step off the wagon a detour or the beginning of the end for Wisteria Lane's most tortured housewife? Sound off on your theories, comments and plot suggestions below!

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On this week's Desperate Housewives, Gaby must pick up the slack for Carlos at work so he doesn't lose a big client. Lynette draws up a scheme to win Tom back on their 22nd wedding anniversary. Susan is pressured by Andre to show her murder-inspired paintings to the public. And Bree continues to be harassed by Chuck in regards to his missing person investigation.

GABY
Things are supposed to be better now that the body is buried eight feet under dirt and concrete on Ben's property, but that's not the case for Carlos. He's still hitting the bottle to deal with his guilt and it's affecting his work life. Gaby tries to help by going into the office and signing off on the payroll while Carlos is hungover. However, she unknowingly makes things worse when Carlos' biggest client comes into the office unhappy and she has Jeffrey — Carlos' employee and a snake trying to poach his big clients — talk to the client. Before she knows the truth about him, she spills the beans to Jeffrey about Carlos' drinking problem and he tells her to stay at home to take care of... read more

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