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Desperate Housewives Episode: "Who Can Say What's True?"

Season 8, Episode 11
Episode Synopsis: Gaby asks Lynette to help her woo an important company to sign with Carlos' firm; Renee talks Bree into going to a pickup bar; Mike finds inconsistencies in Ben's real-estate project; and a guilt-ridden Susan secretly visits Alejandro's family to see how they've been holding up in his absence.
Original Air Date: Jan 15, 2012
Guest Cast Jacqueline McKenzie: Alexandria Wolf Muser: Mr. Jacobs Sal Landi: Loan Shark Daniela Bobadilla: Marisa Sanchez Rick Peters: Bradley Edie McClurg: Connie Justina Machado: Claudia Sanchez
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Aired: 1/15/2012
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Desperate Housewives Episode Recap: "Who Can Say What's True?" Season 8, Episode 11

On this week's episode of Desperate Housewives, Susan travels to Oklahoma to finally get rid of her guilt, Gaby and Lynette struggle to make it on their own without their husbands and Bree turns over a surprising new leaf following her suicide attempt.

SUSAN
Susan being Susan gets all the way to Oklahoma and has no idea what to do once she finds herself in front of Alejandro's house. Luckily, the writers don't make her sweat too long and there's an open house that same day. She goes inside and the real estate agent reveals that husband disappeared four months ago and now his wife and stepchild must sell the house and move to a smaller place. Susan runs into the wife and — ridden with guilt — lies and says she's an Americana collector and buys some of the ladies' old Legos (yes, that's really the best excuse Susan could come up with). Susan overpays but — despite insistence that her husband will be home eventually, even though he's known to go on benders — Susan tells her to cash the big check if he doesn't come back.

Susan sees the look on the stepdaughter's face and comes back later to talk to the young girl at night, alone, in front of her house (not creepy at all!). The girl, Marissa, doesn't admit to anything but begins to cry, and just when Susan should call it a day and consider herself as redeemed as she's ever going to be, she reassures Marissa that her stepdad will never able to hurt her again and walks away.  Unfortunately for Susan, her good deed goes too well noticed and Marissa tells her mom to sell her stepdad's motorcycle, saying that Susan seemed sure he wasn't coming back. Her mom looks closely at Susan's check, noting her address (and we're guessing it's not to simply send her a thank-you note).

Meanwhile, Mike gets himself into some trouble of his own while the wife is away. He catches onto Ben's funding problems when one of his paychecks from Ben bounces, Mike confronts him and finds Ben about to make a deal with the wrong kind of guys — the same guys Mike used to be in some serious debt with and tells Ben not to make the deal. The mysterious thug makes note of Mike's name and walks away. Mike helps Ben (and hurts Renee) when he later mentions the $12 million Renee got in her divorce settlement from the New York Yankee. Suddenly, the sparks are back in their relationship stronger than they have been in awhile as Ben sees his money problems suddenly solved.

LYNETTE
After she encouraged Tom to go to Paris, Tom went to Paris with Jane and now Lynette is, again, adjusting to life as a single mom. It's easier than it seems, especially when a problematic light in the kitchen starts flickering and Lynette doesn't have the first clue about fixing it the way Tom used to. She goes on a mad hunt to find the root of the problem and ends up bashing huge holes in walls around the house — much to the horror of her very private teenagers. When they get upset with her, she still refuses to get an electrician and says she needs to know how to do everything herself because Tom is really gone. If she had known he was going to leave for good, she would have asked him for all of his tricks and tips before he left.

GABY                                       
Lynette's other big distraction from dealing with Tom's absence comes by way of Gaby, who desperately needs her help in learning how the finance world works so she can woo $90 million worth of business to Carlos' company. However, Gaby refuses to even try to understand what Lynette is talking about and calls Lynette a know-it-all, storms out and just makes a cheat sheet of all the big important terms. When it comes time for the big meeting, Gaby is able to fake her way well enough at first, but the waiter takes her menu which she was using to hide her cheat sheet and apparently the rest of the night goes so disastrous, they can't even show it on TV.

Lynette comes over after the meeting to apologize, and both of the women admit they're struggling in the absence of their husbands — Gaby because she's so used to being able to lean on someone else and Lynette because she was always able to take her frustrations out on Tom without too much damage. That is, until he left. At least that's one friendship on the lane restored! When Gaby discusses the possibility of Carlos never getting sober — it occurs to me that maybe the end of the show will really find all of the housewives without their househusbands or only with each other to lean on? Not sure how I feel about that ending but it's starting to become more and more clear that Bree and Lynette are going to find new men by the time the show ends? And maybe, after all that they've been through together, that ending makes sense for the women? Just a thought, but here's hoping Carlos actually sobers himself up and comes home soon.

BREE
Bree tells the women about the mysterious "You're welcome" note she received at the end of the last episode and instead of offering to help her, the other ladies ask Bree why it's only her that keeps getting the letters and look to her for answers as to who this person may be and what connection they may have to her. She walks away frustrated with their lack of support and starts drinking before noon in front of her new roomie Renee. Renee tries to figure out what's going on, but Bree refuses to tell her and instead Renee comes up with a plan to cheer Bree up by taking her out to a dive bar to meet some guys (this after Ben so rudely ignored Renee, natch).

It's clear Renee didn't get the memo about Bree's former drinking habit and leaves her alone at the bar with her chardonnay to dance with a stranger. Bree finally takes a long look at the mirror and, with nothing better to do, makes a quick connection with a handsome guy in a custom suit. After about five too many drinks, she confesses to the guy that she probably married her first husband just to have sex (rip Rex!) and then the two go back to his place to check out the pool. They skinny-dip, drink more and start to get to the good stuff when all the backyard lights suddenly turn on to reveal the guy's boss standing angrily outside. Just as Bree's luck would have it, her suitor is an assistant who was borrowing the fine wine, custom suits and great house from his boss. She leaves by way of covering herself up with a floating device and running into the night. When she later tells Renee the horrible story, Renee realizes how much Bree enjoyed the rebellion of it all and tells Bree to walk on the bad side more often. Bree takes her advice and finds herself at the same dive bar, but this time when a guy asks to buy her a drink, she gets straight to the point and tells him he can buy her breakfast. The two walk out, and someone in a car is seen watching them leave.

So what did you think of the episode? How quickly will Susan and Mike's actions come to haunt them? Will Lynette and Gaby really be able to learn how to fend for themselves? And what do you think of slutty, back-on-the-booze Bree? Sound off in the comments below!

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On this week's episode of Desperate Housewives, Susan travels to Oklahoma to finally get rid of her guilt, Gaby and Lynette struggle to make it on their own without their husbands and Bree turns over a surprising new leaf following her suicide attempt.

SUSAN
Susan being Susan gets all the way to Oklahoma and has no idea what to do once she finds herself in front of Alejandro's house. Luckily, the writers don't make her sweat too long and there's an open house that same day. She goes inside and the real estate agent reveals that husband disappeared four months ago and now his wife and stepchild must sell the house and move to a smaller place. Susan runs... read more

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