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Desperate Housewives Season 8 Episodes

23 Episodes 2011 - 2012

The final season of "Desperate Housewives" finds the women dealing with the aftermath of the murder of Gabrielle's abusive stepfather Alejandro Perez (Tony Plana). Meanwhile, Lynette (Felicity Huffman) and Tom (Doug Savant) must make a decision about their relationship; and another death impacts the group.

Episode 1

Secrets That I Never Want to Know

Sun, Sep 25, 2011 45 mins

As Season 8 begins, Susan, Gaby, Bree, Lynette and Carlos get rid of the body of Gaby's evil stepfather after Carlos killed him to protect Gaby. They feel guilty, and express it in their own ways. Meanwhile, sexy Ben Faulkner (Charles Mesure) moves in, and Renee shows an immediate interest.

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Episode 2

Making the Connection

Sun, Oct 2, 2011 45 mins

Susan discovers a thrilling (if dangerous) way to ease her guilt over her role in the death of Gaby's evil stepfather; Gaby plans a sexy surprise for Carlos to help him regain his bedroom prowess; Bree discovers something in Chuck's past; Lynette and Tom have a hard time denying their kids' outlandish requests as their marital woes continue because neither wants to be seen as "the bad guy"; and Renee tries to win over hunky new neighbor Ben (Charles Mesure) by finding out what turns him on.

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Episode 3

Watch While I Revise the World

Sun, Oct 9, 2011 45 mins

Mike suspects that Susan and Carlos are having an affair because of their shared guilt over the killing of Gaby's stepfather; Bree suspects that Chuck is investigating her; Lynette's sister (Sarah Paulson) arrives, and announces that she's engaged; and Lee asks Renee to help his daughter, Jenny, buy her first bra, and feels frozen out when Renee and Jenny bond.

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Episode 4

School of Hard Knocks

Sun, Oct 16, 2011 45 mins

Gaby seeks to get even with the volunteer who banishes her to a faraway parking lot when she breaks school rules by dropping off Juanita in front of the building; Bree discovers that Danielle's new business might not be as wholesome as she thought; Lynette begins to suspect that Tom is dating; and Susan tries to cope with her guilt by taking an art class with a no-nonsense instructor (Miguel Ferrer).

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Episode 5

The Art of Making Art

Sun, Oct 23, 2011 45 mins

Susan's art teacher (Miguel Ferrer) wants his students, Susan included, to disrobe in class; Bree's soup attracts the wrong type of clientele to the homeless shelter serving it; Renee takes a reluctant Lynette to a singles bar; volunteers don't take kindly to Gaby's lackadaisical approach to her duties as PTA president; and Carlos hits rock bottom when his guilt over Gaby's stepfather's killing overtakes him.

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Episode 6

Witch's Lament

Sun, Oct 30, 2011 45 mins

Gaby, Bree and Lynette must dig up and move Alejandro's body after learning that Ben will be excavating on the very spot where Gaby's stepfather is buried; Susan discovers that her duties as Andre's intern don't involve art; Lynette tries to make a Halloween costume for Penny to keep from being outdone by Tom's new girlfriend; and Renee uses an enticement to spice up her first night of romance with Ben.

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Episode 7

Always in Control

Sun, Nov 6, 2011 45 mins

Bree discovers who dug up Gaby's stepfather and is shocked; Lynette lies to Penny about Tom's new girlfriend; Susan searches desperately for her artistic muse to impress her hard-to-impress art teacher (Miguel Ferrer); and Lee and Bob think that Juanita and Celia Solis are still bad kids, so they don't want to let Gaby and Carlos name them as the girls' legal guardians in their wills.

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Episode 8

Suspicion Song

Sun, Nov 13, 2011 45 mins

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.

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Episode 9

Putting It Together

Sun, Dec 4, 2011 45 mins

Chuck questions Gaby, Susan and Lynette individually about Alejandro's disappearance, and Bree becomes despondent when her friends blame her for their predicament: They say that Chuck is taking his anger at her out on them. Meanwhile, Lynette asks a favor of Tom that could upend his relationship with Jane (Andrea Parker); and Susan's art career could get a once-in-a-lifetime boost.

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Episode 10

What's to Discuss, Old Friend

Sun, Jan 8, 2012 45 mins

Abandoned by her fellow housewives, a desperate Bree prepares to kill herself. Meanwhile, Gaby suspects that Carlos may have been involved in Det. Chuck Vance's murder; Susan decides to pursue her art career in New York—with or without Mike; and an angry Tom decides not to go to Paris with his girlfriend after Lynette confesses that she's an accomplice to murder and could soon be arrested.

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Episode 11

Who Can Say What's True?

Sun, Jan 15, 2012 61 mins

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.

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Episode 12

What's the Good of Being Good

Sun, Jan 22, 2012 45 mins

Bree spins further out of control, fueled by alcohol and lust; Lynette goes on her first date since separating from Tom—with Renee's hairdresser; Ben has a surprise for Renee; Alejandro's widow suspects that he was murdered and confronts Susan about it; and Gaby discovers that Alejandro also abused his stepdaughter.

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Episode 13

Is This What You Call Love?

Sun, Feb 12, 2012 45 mins

Susan is shocked to learn that Julie is pregnant; Lynette's first post-Tom sex doesn't end in fireworks; Juanita's upset when she doesn't get a Valentine from a boy she has a crush on, and Gaby tries to help her; Bree's drinking and lust continues unabated.

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Episode 14

Get Out of My Life

Sun, Feb 19, 2012 45 mins

Susan discovers who the father of Julie's baby is; Orson makes it his duty to nurse Bree back to health; Mrs. McCluskey throws Roy out of her house and he finds refuge at the Solises, where he proves to be an effective disciplinarian to Juanita and Celia, so Gaby won't help him patch things up with Mrs. McCluskey; Porter and Preston Scavo are evicted from their apartment and want to move back home, but Lynette has other ideas; and Mike tells Renee about Ben's loan-shark problem.

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Episode 15

She Needs Me

Sun, Mar 4, 2012 45 mins

Susan offers to help the father of Julie's baby raise the child; Bree agrees to go to Maine with Orson—perhaps for good; Karen pleads with Gaby not to tell Roy about her condition; and the loan shark who threatened Ben sets out to ruin Renee.

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Episode 16

You Take for Granted

Sun, Mar 11, 2012 45 mins

Susan talks Mike into going to the police when she discovers that Ben's loan shark is out to get him; Mrs. McCluskey, who's dying of cancer, asks Bree to help her commit suicide; Tom's girlfriend, Jane, stuns Lynette at Penny's birthday party; Carlos behaves oddly on his first day back at work, and Gaby is worried.

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Episode 17

Women and Death

Sun, Mar 18, 2012 45 mins

On the day of a beloved Wisteria Lane resident's funeral, each of the housewives recalls the effect this person had on her life. Meanwhile, Bree is stunned when she's called in for questioning about the murder of Gaby's stepfather, Alejandro.

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Episode 18

Any Moment

Sun, Mar 25, 2012 45 mins

Julie worries about Susan's parenting skills after noticing her mother's laxity with MJ; Gaby tries to land a high-paying job after Carlos quits his; Andrew announces that he's getting married, and Bree smells a rat; Lynette sets out win Tom back; and Ben finally proposes to Renee.

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Episode 19

With So Little to Be Sure Of

Sun, Apr 1, 2012 45 mins

Susan learns that Mike had been keeping a secret from her for years; Bree wants a high-powered lawyer when she becomes the prime suspect in the murder of Gaby's stepfather; Gaby discovers a sexy way to raise her personal-shopping commission; and Lynette continues to try to win Tom back—and Jane does all she can to thwart her.

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Episode 20

Lost My Power

Sun, Apr 29, 2012 45 mins

Bree's lawyer tells her that she must open up about her past to strengthen her case; Gaby is mad at Carlos for poaching one of her clients for his charity; Lynette tries to create friction between Tom and Jane; Renee learns that Ben has hidden his involvement with Bree from her (and also been mum about the body found at his work site); and with Mike gone, it falls to Susan to build a car for MJ's father-and-son Soap Box Derby at school.

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Episode 21

The People Will Hear

Sun, May 6, 2012 45 mins

Bree falls for her lawyer as her trial approaches; Lynette tries to stop Tom's transfer to India; Susan worries about Julie's assessment of Porter's parenting skills; the ladies are shocked by Gaby's nonchalance toward Bree's taking the fall for Carlos for the murder of her stepfather.

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Episode 22

Give Me the Blame

Sun, May 13, 2012 60 mins

Part 1 of 2: The flashback-filled series finale begins with Bree on trial for Alejandro's murder; Gaby busy at work—too busy to have time for Carlos; Renee and Ben preparing to wed, and Tom preparing to divorce Lynette; Susan planning to leave the lane to help Julie raise her soon-to-be-born baby; and Mrs. McCluskey about to enter a hospice.

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Episode 23

Finishing the Hat

Sun, May 13, 2012 60 mins

The conclusion of the series finale.

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