Desperate Housewives Episodes

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Desperate Housewives Season 3 episodes

May 20, 2007: Getting Married Today Season 3, Episode 23

Well, they said the final scene would be a shocker, and they were right. I am speechless. You know how much I love my Edie. Would it be too much to ask to have Carlos heroically and miraculously walk in during the very first scene this fall and save her? I do not want this show to go on without Nicollette Sheridan. Yes, Edie is not one of the four main housewives, but the show would not be the same without her. Soap operas have had people hang themselves and be saved at the last minute. Until I get a confirmation, I'm going to spend this entire summer believing Edie is not dead. Just call me DID — "Dave In Denial."Except for that ending, I was very happy with this season's finale episode. I thought it had the perfect Desperate Housewives blend of drama and comedy. I expected to be satisfied after seeing that departing coexecutive producer Joe Keenan was one of the writers (along with talented fellow coexec producer Kevin Murphy). Besides having the same job title for all those ... read more

May 13, 2007: What Would We Do Without You? Season 3, Episode 22

Admit it — you got a little teary-eyed like I did at the end when Lynette was told the bad news that she might have lymphoma. And what did it for me was Tom slowly grabbing Lynette's hand and holding it, after she had tried the same thing with him (before the news), and he had rejected her hand. That scene between Felicity Huffman and Doug Savant with Lynette and Tom fighting in bed, the one that led them to get Lynette to the hospital, was a prime example of two actors at their very best. Lynette finally admitting to Tom that she did indeed have feelings for Rick (but "nothing happened") was such a powerful scene by itself — then the cancer scare. I was a mess. You could tell how desperate Tom was getting earlier, sneaking in a marriage counselor (William Ragsdale) to talk with Lynette in a very "ambush therapy" kind of way. Lynette was not about to let Herman's Head get into her head.Speaking of messes, thankfully Susan and Mike cleaned up the possible mess of dueling we... read more

May 6, 2007: Into the Woods Season 3, Episode 21

I just knew that Victor Lang (John Slattery) was going to turn out to be a bad guy. He seemed too perfect. But didn't you think his mean streak came out of nowhere? He acted as though Gabrielle had never done a stupid thing before with the way he yelled at her. Yes, Gaby jumped in his arms like a child when it looked as though he was going to win the mayoral race. Yes, Gaby can be a "high maintenance nightmare," as brilliantly described by Vern (Alec Mapa). And yes, Gaby got arrested for her shenanigans with the cop (Brendan Patrick Connor), ripping up the parking tickets since she thought it was acceptable behavior for the new "First Lady of Fairview." But did Victor have to yell at her like an abusive father to a daughter? You knew as soon as he saw the bruise on her wrist caused by the cop that Victor was going to have something done to the guy. Enter the two thugs, beating up the cop. But Gaby's going ahead with the wedding. Let's see if she indeed says "I do" in two weeks.Kudos... read more

April 29, 2007: Gossip Season 3, Episode 20

Seems as though just about all of the housewives were having feelings for two men tonight. Susan had to choose between Ian and Mike; Gabrielle was dealing with her jealous feelings about Carlos while celebrating her engagement to Victor; and Lynette was further flirting innocently with Rick, much to the suspicions of Tom. For the first time ever, Edie was the only housewife devoting her attention to just one man. Nice change of pace for an episode that focused on the subject of gossip.First off, can we all agree that we're happy our dear Mrs. McCluskey was released from jail and finally told everyone what she secretly revealed to just Parker last week? I don't think any of us wanted her to be a murderer. Mrs. McC's explanation that she came home and found her husband dead on the couch with the remote still in his hand made perfect sense when she added that she discovered his pension plan had not been changed to make her the beneficiary (silly Gilbert forgot to switch it from his fir... read more

April 22, 2007: God, That's Good Season 3, Episode 19

I love it when the DH writers give us those moments that involve a murder or a mystery and only one character is told the story behind the murder or the solution to the mystery, but we as viewers don't hear it and are left wondering. In this case, little Parker Scavo was told by Mrs. McCluskey exactly why her dead husband is inside her freezer, but he was sworn to secrecy. I assumed Ida Greenberg would be the one to first discover the secret (after seeing last week's coming attractions), but I didn't expect one of the Scavo boys to be the very first discoverer. Parker's look of utter shock was perfect (kudos to Zane Huett for being a super little actor). One of the funniest parts was at the hospital when Parker first told Mrs. McCluskey about his encounter while they were alone. Mrs. M: "Don't tell your brothers — you were always my favorite." Parker: "I saw the man in your freezer." Mrs. M (shouting): "Lynette! Can you go get me some green jello?" So when Ida was the second pe... read more

April 15, 2007: Liaisons Season 3, Episode 18

Last week, I complained about ABC revealing too much during their promos and coming attractions. This week, I must do the opposite. Thank you, ABC, for not revealing too much about the plot of this episode in last week's previews. We were simply teased without seeing any key plot developments. For all we knew, Edie and Carlos were going to have amazing sex together because of those Postman Always Rings Twice-like scenes they showed, not the "amazingly bad" sex they had their first two attempts. I loved Edie bitching at Carlos about referring to her as being "bad in bed." Edie: "I've had more thrills leaning up against the dryer." I was pleased to see the two of them finally have success at the very end. I kind of wish they played Nicollette Sheridan's other half's song "Time, Love and Tenderness" when they showed them lying in bed together after the good sex. Sometimes that's all it takes — time, love and tenderness — rather than, "Wham bam, thank you, ma'am."I found it qu... read more

April 8, 2007: Dress Big Season 3, Episode 17

It's been a month since we were last treated with a new episode. Was it worth the wait? For the most part, I'd say yes. These Marcia Cross-less episodes show just how pivotal both the actress and the character of Bree are to the show. But I think you'll agree that the consolation prize is pretty nice: No Bree = more Edie! Nicollette Sheridan rarely gets a chance to truly shine like she did tonight. That scene toward the end, with Edie undressing in front of Carlos, was one of Nicollette's best moments ever. It reminded me of her classic strip croquet scene from years ago on Knots Landing. She still has a rockin' bod. I loved Edie slowly shedding her clothing, literally and figuratively giving Carlos the naked truth, admitting that her breasts aren't as perky as they once were and that she has a C-section scar. Yes, Edie has her faults — like not being the best mother and using her son Travers as "sex bait" — but I'm glad Carlos gave her a chance (good move with the flowers... read more

My Husband, the Pig Season 3, Episode 16

Edie gets an unexpected visit from her 8-year-old son; Gaby meets a very rich guy (John Slattery), but they don't exactly hit it off; Danielle's unexpected pregnancy affects not only her and Austin but Julie as well; Mike and Ian face off; and Tom and Lynette celebrate (if that's the word for it) their ninth anniversary. Rex Van De Kamp (Steven Culp) is the narrator. Travers McLain: Jake Cherry. read more

The Little Things You Do Together Season 3, Episode 15

Amid a medical emergency and marriage proposals, Pizzeria Scavo opens for business. Gloria: Dixie Carter. Monique: Kathleen York. Edwin Hodge: Carl Mueller. read more

I Remember That Season 3, Episode 14

Orson opens up to Bree about his past, while Mike begins to remember his; Lynette and Tom's business relationship takes a turn for the worse after Tom hires Austin to work at the pizzeria; and Zach takes notice---and umbrage---when one of his lawyers dates Gaby. Monique: Kathleen York. read more

Come Play Wiz Me Season 3, Episode 13

Lynette and Tom face challenges as Pizzeria Scavo prepares for its grand opening, and Gaby can't avoid her not-so-secret admirer, Zach. Meanwhile, Alma (Valerie Mahaffey) reveals a devious plan. Ed Ferrara: Currie Graham. read more

Not While I'm Around Season 3, Episode 12

Gabrielle's secret admirer is revealed; Tom's pizzeria faces an uncertain future; and Wisteria Lane gets a new resident. Alma: Valerie Mahaffey. read more

No Fits, No Fights, No Feuds Season 3, Episode 11

Gaby accuses Carlos of trying to sabotage her new relationship with Bill (Mark Deklin); Tom and Lynette try to make Kayla feel like she's part of the family; and Bree welcomes a surprise dinner guest. Alma Hodge: Valerie Mahaffey. Paul Young: Mark Moses. Monique: Kathleen York. read more

The Miracle Song Season 3, Episode 10

The residents of Wisteria Lane have a holiday block party; Gaby has a new love interest; and Susan's relationship with Ian kicks up a notch. Gloria Hodge: Dixie Carter. read more

Beautiful Girls Season 3, Episode 9

Lynette is growing more concerned about her mysterious new neighbor (Matt Roth); Susan and Ian take their relationship up a notch, but his butler (Ian Abercrombie) is not amused; Gaby trains young pageant hopefuls, but their mothers are not amused; and Orson's mother (Dixie Carter) has some things to say that are unsettling to Bree. read more

Children and Art Season 3, Episode 8

Bree meets Orson's mother (Dixie Carter), although Orson doesn't like it. Meanwhile, Gaby decides to get back into modeling; Susan refuses to allow Julie to see Austin; and Lynette is suspicious of her new neighbor (Matt Roth). Karl Mayer: Richard Burgi. read more

Bang Season 3, Episode 7

A hostage crisis at a Fairview supermarket leads to tragedy. read more

Sweetheart, I Have to Confess Season 3, Episode 6

Carolyn Bigsby (Laurie Metcalf) confronts Bree with Orson's hidden past while Carolyn's husband, Harvey (Brian Kerwin), confides in Orson about his own; Susan professes her love for Ian while Nora professes her support for Tom; and Carlos and Gaby kiss and make up. Or do they? Monique: Kathleen York. Alma Hodge: Valerie Mahaffey. Det. Ridley: Ernie Hudson. read more

Nice She Ain't Season 3, Episode 5

Carlos and Gaby's divorce gets downright nasty, as does Susan's battle with Edie over Mike; Bree must deal with Danielle's affair with her history teacher (Anthony Azizi); and Lynette must deal with Tom's “dream.” Sarah: Mae Whitman. Det. Ridley: Ernie Hudson. Gus: Raf Mauro. Dr. McClean: Paul Keeley. read more

Like It Was Season 3, Episode 4

Edie moves in on the suddenly sentient Mike while Ian (Dougray Scott) and Susan are off on a romantic getaway; and Lynette goes to bat for her son Parker, who's floundering in Little League. Meanwhile, Andrew Van De Kamp returns home with lurid stories of life on the street. Carlos returns home as well, not that Gaby is pleased to see him. read more

A Weekend in the Country Season 3, Episode 3

As Bree's honeymoon ends (with the reappearance of Andrew), Gaby encounters a new John Rowland (Jesse Metcalfe), and Susan and Ian (Dougray Scott) spend a weekend in the country. Meanwhile, Nora has something to tell Lynette about Tom. Tammy Sinclair: Michelle Pierce. Pearly Gates: Jazzmun. read more

It Takes Two Season 3, Episode 2

Bree and Orson (Kyle MacLachlan) wed; Susan and Ian (Dougray Scott) go on a date; Edie has an unexpected visitor; and Xiao-Mei makes a delivery. Carolyn Bigsby: Laurie Metcalf. Nora: Kiersten Warren. Alma Hodge: Valerie Mahaffey. Det. Ridley: Ernie Hudson. Rev. Sikes: Dakin Matthews. read more

Listen to the Rain on the Roof Season 3, Episode 1

Mike is still in a coma after being run over by Orson---who proposes to Bree. Meanwhile, Susan, who has been lovingly caring for Mike, meets Ian (Dougray Scott), who has been lovingly caring for his comatose wife; the pregnant Xiao-Mei is very demanding of Gaby, who's divorcing Carlos; and Lynette tries to embrace stepmotherhood, but Nora (Kiersten Warren) isn't making it easy. Carolyn Bigsby: Laurie Metcalf. Alma Hodge: Valerie Mahaffey. read more

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Premiered: October 03, 2004, on ABC
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Premise: Following her suicide, Mary Alice Young keeps tabs on friends and family she left behind on bucolic suburban Wisteria Lane. But this being a prime-time soap (if a tongue-in-cheek one), they all harbor a sordid secret or two. Created by writer-producer Marc Cherry (a 'Golden Girls' alum), 'Housewives' was an instant hit and a frequent contender on Emmy night .



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