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Season 8

158 :08x01 - Secrets That I Never Want to Know

Sep/25/2011
Susan, Gaby, Bree, Lynette and Carlos must dispose of the body of Gaby's evil stepfather, who was killed by Carlos in order to protect his wife. But feelings of guilt begin to overcome everyone in different ways. Susan starts to withdraw from her friends and family, and Gaby works to reach out to Carlos while his guilt weighs heavily upon him. As Lynette and Tom are grappling with their disintegrating marriage and impending separation, Lynette is having trouble making the right choices ever since she participated in the cover-up. And Bree must be especially careful around her new love -- Detective Chuck Vance. Meanwhile, a sexy, new neighbor moves to town, Ben Faulkner, and he's Renee's first order of business.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Cory Blevins as officer | Michael Blaiklock as Father Benson | Sam McMurray as Father Dugan | Wendy Benson-Landes as Mrs. Henderson | Lonnie Hughes as shuttle driver | Richard Keith as Jeff | Emily Happe as Ally | Tony Plana as Alejandro Perez
Director: David Grossman
Writer: Bob Daily

159 :08x02 - Making the Connection

Oct/02/2011
Susan discovers a dangerously thrilling way to help ease her guilt over being an accessory to the murder of Gaby's evil stepfather; Gaby plans a sexy surprise for Carlos to help him gain his sexual mojo back; Bree learns an interesting tidbit about Chuck's past: Lynette and Tom find it hard to say "no" to their kids' sometimes outlandish requests so as to not come off as the "bad guy" as their marriage woes continue; and Renee tries to win over hunky new neighbor Ben by finding out his passions.

Source: ABC
Special Guest Stars: Mark Moses as Paul Young |
Guest Stars: Kody Batchelor as Tyler | Jillian Nelson as Dakota | Mark Saul as Kevin | Annie O'Donnell as Rose | Scott Michael Morgan as Officer Brovka |
Co-Guest Stars: Steve Seagren as Carl | Shavon Kirksey as barista | Darryl Alan Reed as garbage man | Kevin Martin as Toph

160 :08x03 - Watch While I Revise the World

Oct/09/2011
As Susan and Carlos bond over their feelings of guilt at the murder of Gaby's stepfather, Mike begins to think that the two are having an affair; Bree suspects that her detective boyfriend, Chuck, may secretly be investigating her; as her marriage continues to crumble, the tables are turned on Lynette when her usually relationship-challenged sister, Lydia, comes to town and announces that she's engaged; and after asking Renee to help his daughter, Jenny, go shopping for her first bra, Lee fears that Jenny is starting to bond more with Renee and becoming more distant from him.

Source: ABC
Special Guest Stars: Daniella Baltodano as Celia Solis |
Guest Stars: Sarah Paulson as Lydia | Christopher Gartin as Rashi | Alec Musser as Friedrich | Isabella Acres as Jenny
Director: David Warren

161 :08x04 - School of Hard Knocks

Oct/16/2011
After disobeying the rules of student drop-offs at the front of Juanita's school, Gaby makes it her mission to get even with a parent volunteer who banishes her to a faraway parking lot; Bree discovers that daughter Danielle's new business may not be as wholesome as first thought; Lynette begins to suspect that Tom may be dating; and Susan tries to ease her guilt by taking an art class with no-nonsense instructor Andre Zeller.

Source: ABC
Special Guest Stars: Joy Lauren as Danielle Van De Kamp |
Guest Stars: Miguel Ferrer as Andre Zeller | Jake Soldera as Benjamin Van De Kamp | Andrea Parker as Jane | Beth Littleford as Dana | Melissa Greenspan as Cindy | Jillian Armenante as Rachel | Ruby Lewis as Chloe | Michael Dempsey as Det. Murphy
Director: David Grossman

162 :08x05 - The Art of Making Art

Oct/23/2011
Susan is mortified but tries her best to comply when her art teacher, Andre Zeller, asks the students to show up to class in the nude in order to help them create from a point of honesty; Bree serves up some delicious, homemade soup for the homeless at the local shelter, but ends up enticing the local hipsters and pushing out those in need; Gaby finds herself without a staff to help set up a school event when her lackadaisical approach to her new job as president of the PTA insults the parent volunteers; Renee helps a reluctant Lynette get back into the dating pool by taking her to a singles bar; and Carlos finds himself hitting rock bottom when the guilt over murdering Gaby's stepfather begins to engulf him.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Miguel Ferrer as Andre Zeller | Randee Heller as Karen | Melissa Greenspan as Cindy | Lindsey Stoddart as Melissa | Jullian Armenante as Rachel | Frank Crim as Donnie | Eli Bildner as hipster | Kurt Cole as young guy | Richard Ruccolo as Scott | Angela Elayne Gibbs as city councilman | Becky Wu as Amy | Dakin Matthews as Reverend Sykes | Brian Michael Jones as guy | Daran Norris as Phil | Bill Coelius as Damon
Director: Lonny Price

163 :08x06 - Witch's Lament

Oct/30/2011
As Halloween approaches, Gaby, Bree and Lynette must attempt to exhume and move the body of Gaby's murdered stepfather after learning that Ben's real estate development excavation is taking place on that very spot. Meanwhile, Susan discovers that being art teacher Andre's (Miguel Ferrer) intern involves tending to matters that don't involve art; not to be outdone by Tom's new girlfriend, Lynette tries to construct a homemade Halloween costume for Penny; and Renee uses a little enticement to help spice up her first night of romance with Ben.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Miguel Ferrer as Andre Zeller | Andrea Parker as Jane | Becky Wu as Amy Yamada | Mason Cook as Jasper | Scott Lawrence as Allen | Marcus Folmar as delivery man | Lance Irwin as security guard | Gabriel Morales as teen | Tony Plana as Alejandro Perez
Director: Tony Plana

164 :08x07 - Always in Control

Nov/06/2011
Susan uses her art improvement to impress Andre; Lynette tells Penny a fib about Jane; Gabrielle and Carlos try to get a different opinion about their children from Bob and Lee; Bree tries to solve the mystery of who dug up the body of Alejandro.
Special Guest Stars: Daniella Baltodano as Celia Solis | Tuc Watkins as Bob Hunter | Kevin Rahm as Lee McDermott |
Guest Stars: Miguel Ferrer as Andre Zeller | Andrea Parker as Jane | Becky Wu as Amy Yamada
Director: Jeff Greenstein

165 :08x08 - Suspicion Song

Nov/13/2011
Detective Chuck Vance begins harassing Bree as his suspicions about her involvement in the disappearance of Alejandro grow. After using the murder of Gabrielle's stepfather as inspiration for her art school projects, Susan must find a way to graciously decline art school teacher Andre's (guest star Miguel Ferrer) invitation to display and sell her paintings at a gallery showing. When Carlos's drinking gets in the way of his ability to work, his wife goes to the office in an effort to save his business from losing a multi-million dollar account. Meanwhile, on the occasion of their 22-year anniversary, Lynette comes up with a plan to try to salvage her marriage to Tom.
Guest Stars: Miguel Ferrer as Andre Zeller | Andrea Parker as Jane | Becky Wu as Amy Yamada | Leslie Jordan as Felix Bergman | Melissa Greenspan as Cindy | Jayne Entwistle as Marilyn | H. Richard Greene as Mr. Sweeney | Randolph Tyler Adams as delivery man | Chad Jamian Williams as Marc | Darryl Henriques as cabbie | Jeremy Glazer as Geoffrey | Roy Abramsohn as man | Kate Lacey as woman

166 :08x09 - Putting It Together

Dec/04/2011
Gabrielle goes on a desperate search to find Carlos; a drunk Bree reveals her past and present details, and then goes to a motel room.
Guest Stars: Charles Carpenter as Bartender | Andrea Parker as Jane | Shulie Cowen as Deirdre | Jessica Vilchis as Jill | Jennifer Cortese as Kelly | Leslie Jordan as Felix Bergman | Ruby Lewis as Chloe | Jeremy Rowley as nurse | Jeremy Luke as Jimmy | Cynthia Sophiea as mother | Joe Marinelli as father | J.J. Boone as administrator | Lou Richards as night manager | Jean Iavelli as Grandmother Manzani
Director: David Warren

167 :08x10 - What's to Discuss, Old Friend?

Jan/08/2012
Bree prepares to end her life; Gaby think Carlos might have had a hand in another murder; Lynette make a confession to Tom.

Source: ABC
Special Guest Stars: Tuc Watkins as Bob Hunter | Daniella Baltodano as Celia Solis |
Guest Stars: Michael Dempsey as Det. Murphy | Christine Clayburg as Reporter | Lee Meriwether as Doris | Robert Reinis as Detective | Jeremy Rowley as nurse | Eddie Driscoll as Cab Driver
Director: David Grossman

168 :08x11 - Who Can Say What's True?

Jan/15/2012
With Carlos still in rehab, Gaby asks for Lynette's help in wooing a high-stakes company to sign with her husband's firm; Renee talks Bree into getting out of the house and having some fun at a pickup bar; in an attempt to ease her guilt, Susan pays a covert visit to Alejandro's family to see how they've been holding up since he went missing; and Mike discovers some inconsistencies with Ben's real estate project.

Source: ABC
Special Guest Stars: Daniella Baltodano as Celia Solis |
Guest Stars: Daniela Bobadilla as Marisa Sanchez | Justina Machado as Claudia Sanchez | Rick Peters as Bradley | Edie McClurg as Connie | Jacqueline McKenzie as Alexandria | Jayne Entwistle as Marilyn | Jeff Denton as man | Patrick Faucette as construction driver | Sal Landi as loan shark | Wolf Muser as Mr. Jacobs | Emrhys Matthew Cooper as Richard | Jeff L. Williams as construction guy | Jonathan Strait as husband
Director: Larry Shaw
Writer: Brian Tanen

169 :08x12 - What's the Good of Being Good

Jan/22/2012
Bree's life continues to spiral as her alcohol consumption rises -- as does her lust for men; Lynette goes out on her first date since separating with Tom -- with Renee's hairdresser; Alejandro's current wife suspects foul play is afoot and has a confrontation with Susan; Gaby discovers that Alejandro's step-daughter was also abused by this wretched man; and Ben has special plans in store for Renee.

Source: ABC
Special Guest Stars: Daniella Baltodano as Celia Solis |
Guest Stars: Daniela Bobadilla as Marisa Sanchez | Justina Machado as Claudia Sanchez | Dakin Matthews as Reverend Sykes | Patrick Fabian as Frank | Jeff Corbett as Don | Cameron Mathison as Greg | Sal Landi as loan shark | Douglas Purdy as man | Christian Meoli as Workman
Director: Ron Underwood
Writer: Jason Ganzel

170 :08x13 - Is This What You Call Love?

Feb/12/2012
Susan is in for a shock when daughter Julie pays a visit and shows up six months pregnant; Bree's alcohol consumption and lust for men continues to dominate and ruin her life; Lynette's first sexual encounter since separating from Tom doesn't quite end in fireworks; and Gaby's attempt to sooth Juanita when she doesn't receive a Valentine's Day card from a boy she has a crush on backfires.

Source: ABC
Special Guest Stars: Kyle MacLachlan as Orson Hodge | Andrea Bowen as Julie Mayer |
Guest Stars: Patrick Fabian as Frank | John Rubinstein as Principal Hobson | Mark Totty as Dylan | Brian Cousins as man | Grant Venable as Ryan | Stephanie Erb as Debbie | Christopher Goodman as Bill | John Mattey as bartender | Gary Hudson as Jerry | Kevin Makely as unkempt man
Director: David Grossman

171 :08x14 - Get Out of My Life

Feb/19/2012
Susan discovers the identity of the father of Julie's baby; Orson makes it his duty to nurse Bree back to health; when Mrs. McCluskey throws Roy out of the house, Gaby takes him in and is reluctant to help get them back together when he proves to be an invaluable disciplinarian to her kids; after getting used to her alone time, Lynette is furious when Porter and Preston are evicted from their apartment and try to move back home; and Mike informs Renee of Ben's dire circumstances with a loan shark.

Source: ABC
Special Guest Stars: Daniella Baltodano as Celia Solis | Orson Bean as Roy Bender | Kyle MacLachlan as Orson Hodge | Andrea Bowen as Julie Mayer | Max Carver as Preston Scavo |
Guest Stars: Sal Landi as Donny | Robert Pine as Dr. Delson | Mike Foy as skeevy guy
Director: James Hayman
Writer: Cindy Appel

172 :08x15 - She Needs Me

Mar/04/2012
Susan tells Porter that she'll set up a nursery and watch over his and Julie's baby after Lynette firmly tells her son that she will not help raise her future granddaughter; Orson convinces Bree to go away with him to the Maine countryside - perhaps never returning to Wisteria Lane; Karen pleads with Gaby not to tell Roy about her condition; and good deeds never go unpunished when, after paying off Ben's loan shark, the thug sets his eyes on destroying Renee's life.

Source: ABC
Special Guest Stars: Orson Bean as Roy Bender | Kyle MacLachlan as Orson Hodge |
Guest Stars: Sal Landi as Donny
Director: Randall Zisk
Writer: Jason Ganzel

173 :08x16 - You Take for Granted

Mar/11/2012
Susan convinces Mike to go to the police when she discovers that Ben's loanshark is out to get him; Gaby is justifiably concerned when Carlos exhibits some strange behavior on his first day back to work; Tom's girlfriend, Jane, drops a bombshell on Lynette during Penny's birthday party; and Mrs. McCluskey, who is suffering from terminal cancer, asks Bree to help put an end to her life.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Andrea Parker as Jane Carlson | Orson Bean as Roy Bender | Michael Dempsey as Det. Murphy | Derek Webster as Det. Harrison |
Co-Guest Stars: Daniella Baltodano as Celia Solis | Sal Landi as Donny | Jayne Entwistle as Marilyn | Stuart Pankin as Patrick | Jorge Pallo as Detective Gillette (as Jorge-Luis Pallo) | Jack J. Bennett as Steel Worker | Katherine Emmer as Cindy | Griffin Cleveland as Son (as Griffin Barrett Cleveland)
Director: Jeff Greenstein

174 :08x17 - Women and Death

Mar/18/2012
On the day of the funeral of a beloved Wisteria Lane resident, each of the ladies thinks back on how this person had affected their lives. Meanwhile, believing that the investigation died with Chuck Vance, Bree is stunned when she is called in for questioning about the murder of Gaby's stepfather, Alejandro.

Source: ABC
Special Guest Stars: Andrea Bowen as Julie Mayer | Tuc Watkins as Bob Hunter | Steven Culp as Rex Van De Kamp |
Guest Stars: Lupe Ontiveros as Juanita 'Mama' Solis | Andrea Parker as Jane | Rebecca Wisocky as Bree's mother | Mackenzie Brooke Smith as young Bree | Ned Schmidtke as Reverend Lawson | José Zúñiga as Det. Heredia | Kevin Ashworth as funeral director | Michael Dempsey as Det. Murphy | Brandon Ford Green as uniformed cop
Director: David Grossman

175 :08x18 - Any Moment

Mar/25/2012
Julie becomes concerned over Susan's parenting skills when she begins to allow MJ to do whatever he feels like doing; with Carlos resigning from his high paying job, Gaby tries to land her own high-powered position in order to keep up her extravagant lifestyle; Bree is suspicious of Andrew's intentions when he announces that he's getting married; Lynette puts a plan into action in the hopes of winning Tom back; and Ben finally proposes to Renee.

Source: ABC
Special Guest Stars: Shawn Pyfrom as Andrew Van De Kamp | Andrea Bowen as Julie Mayer |
Guest Stars: Ashley Austin Morris as Mary Beth | Andrea Parker as Jane | Michael Dempsey as Det. Murphy | José Zúñiga as Det. Heredia | Matt Winston as Lazaro | Molly Hagan as Gillian | Mary Pat Gleason as Ms. Butters | Jeffery Self as Brian | Ian Jensen as Bryan | Rebecca Rhae Larsen as sales clerk
Director: Randall Zisk

176 :08x19 - With So Little to Be Sure Of

Apr/01/2012
Susan discovers that Mike had been hiding a secret from her for years; Bree attempts to hire a high-powered attorney when she becomes the prime suspect in the murder of Gaby's stepfather; Gaby discovers a sexy way to earn a bigger commission at her new job as a personal shopper; and while Lynette continues to try and win Tom back, girlfriend Jane does everything in her power to ensure that the two carry through with their divorce.

Source: ABC
Special Guest Stars: Andrea Bowen as Julie Mayer | Tuc Watkins as Bob Hunter | Kevin Rahm as Lee McDermott |
Guest Stars: Scott Bakula as Trip Weston | Andrea Parker as Jane | Joel Murray as Alan | Michael Dempsey as Det. Murphy | José Zúñiga as Det. Heredia | Sarah Zimmerman as Jennie | Matt Winston as Lazaro | Mary Jo Catlett as Debi Brown | Bill Stevenson as Barry | Steven Connor as Jack | Sean Kanan as Jason | Nancy Youngblut as Mrs. Howe | Sharon Muthu as Police Clerk | Stephanie Jones as Laura | Jefferson Cox as Male Stripper

177 :08x20 - Lost My Power

Apr/29/2012
With Mike gone, Susan attempts to build a car for MJ's father-and-son school soapbox derby; Bree's attorney, Trip, learns of her previous drunken sexual spree and needs her to come clean about it in order to help strengthen her case; Lynette tries to cause some negative friction between Tom and his girlfriend, Jane, by flirting with his boss and getting him to pile more work on her estranged husband; Gaby is furious with Carlos when he tries to poach one of her rich, personal shopper clients (Doris Roberts) and talk her into helping with his newly formed charity organization; and Renee discovers that Ben is keeping a secret from her about his involvement with Bree -- and the body found at his work site.

Source: ABC
Special Guest Stars: Daniella Baltodano as Celia Solis | Tuc Watkins as Bob Hunter | Kevin Rahm as Lee McDermott |
Guest Stars: Andrea Parker as Jane | Scott Bakula as Trip Weston | Reed Diamond as Gregg | Alyson Reed as Judge Conti | Doris Roberts as Doris | Christina Chang as D.A. Stone | Josh Latzer as Garbage Truck Driver
Director: David Grossman

178 :08x21 - The People Will Hear

May/06/2012
In the penultimate episode leading into the two-hour finale of this landmark series, as her trial nears, Bree begins to fall for her attorney, Trip; Susan becomes concerned when Julie doubts Porter's commitment to be a hands-on father to their unborn baby; as Tom gets closer to being transferred to India for his job - thanks to Lynette - she begins to have second thoughts and tries to convince his boss to rescind the move; and the ladies are shocked about Gaby's nonchalant attitude as Bree continues to stand trial and take the fall for Carlos in the murder of Alejandro.

Source: ABC
Special Guest Stars: Andrea Bowen as Julie Mayer | Daniella Baltodano as Celia Solis | Kevin Rahm as Lee McDermott | Max Carver as Preston Scavo |
Guest Stars: Scott Bakula as Trip Weston | Andrea Parker as Jane | Reed Diamond as Gregg | Brit Morgan as Lindsay | Alyson Reed as Judge Conti | Robin McDonald (1) as Teacher | Christina Chang as D.A. Stone | Myrna Velasco as Girl | Bernard K. Addison as Coroner | Victoria Kelleher as Housewife #1 | Casey Williams as Housewife #2 | Carmella Riley as Pregnant Woman #1 | Adrianne Richards as Pregnant Woman #3 | Yeniffer Behrens as Pregnant Woman #2
Director: David Warren
Writer: Brian Tanen

179 :08x22 - Give Me the Blame (1)

May/13/2012
This is part one of the two-hour Desperate Housewives series finale, as Trip urges Bree to tell him what really happened the night of Alejandro’s murder.



Source: ABC
Special Guest Stars: Kevin Rahm as Lee McDermott | Andrea Bowen as Julie Mayer | Tuc Watkins as Bob Hunter |
Guest Stars: Michael Dempsey as Det. Murphy | Scott Bakula as Trip Weston | Christina Chang as D.A. Stone | Alyson Reed as Judge Conti | Kathryn Joosten as Karen McCluskey | Orson Bean as Roy Bender | Gibby Brand as Fred Newman | Aaron Norvell as security guard | Stephen Ramsey as sheriff | Ewan Chung as clerk
Director: Larry Shaw
Writer: Bob Daily

180 :08x23 - Finishing the Hat (2)

May/13/2012
Susan tries to keep the sale of her house private until she can tell her friends; Katherine Mayfair returns with a job opportunity for Lynette.

Source: ABC
Special Guest Stars: Dana Delany as Katherine Mayfair | Christine Estabrook as Martha Huber | Mark Moses as Paul Young | Andrea Bowen as Julie Mayer | Marc Cherry as TBA | James Denton as Mike Delfino | Lupe Ontiveros as Juanita 'Mama' Solis | Steven Culp as Rex Van De Kamp | Roger Bart as George Williams | Richard Burgi as Karl Mayer |
Guest Stars: Scott Bakula as Trip Weston | Roselyn Sanchez as Carmen | Daniella Baltodano as Celia Solis | Orson Bean as Roy Bender | Lindsey Kraft as Jennifer | Patrika Darbo as Jean | Nike Doukas as Natalie Klein | Jarvis W. George as driver | Todd Weeks as Kent | Wes Brown as doctor | Deborah Pollack as mother
Director: David Grossman
Writer: Marc Cherry
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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Mystery
Status: Ended
Network: ABC ( USA)
Airs: Sundays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: October 03, 2004
Ended: May 13, 2012
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