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Season 1, Episode 16 The Ladies Who Lunch

First Aired: March 27, 2005

A lice outbreak at the boys' school turns Lynette into a pariah, much like Rex after the arrest of Maisy Gibbons (Sharon Lawrence) reveals the contents of her little black book. Meanwhile, a sewage problem has Gaby drowning in money woes; and Edie helps Susan get over Mike, but ends up learning way too much about another man on the block. Felicia: Harriet Sansom Harris.

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MIXED-ISH - In "mixed-ish," Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow's parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they're perceived as neither black nor white. This family's experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one's own identity when the rest of the world can't decide where you belong. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)
MYKAL-MICHELLE HARRIS, ARICA HIMMEL, ETHAN WILLIAM CHILDRESS

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