Tom vents his marital frustrations with a secret diary; Angie disapproves of Danny being with Ana; Orson and Bree play hardball in a fight for respect; Susan and Gabrielle are determined to see whose kid is in the smarter group.
Gabrielle and Angie challenge each other's parenting skills; Susan befriends a stripper; Lynette and Tom argue the merits of their new therapist; Bree keeps a watchful eye on Orson, for fear he may take his own life.
To avoid Celia's chicken pox, Gabrielle stays with Bob and Lee, and is reminded of the single life; Lynette and Tom forget Penny's birthday; Bree hires a promising new employee; Katherine makes a surprising discovery.
Gabrielle risks her safety to help Angie; Lynette and her baby's fate lie in Eddie's hands; Susan comes to grips with financial woes; Bree considers confessing a secret; Angie must submit to Patrick's demands to protect Danny.
Felicia is found out; Paul moves back to Wisteria Lane; Lynette's old friend comes for a visit; Susan takes a job from her land-lady; Carlos gets disturbing news; Gabby hears an unpleasant story from Bree.
Susan is horrified to discover she's a cover model on outdoor billboard ads; Bree and Renee compete for Keith; Lynette takes advantage of Penny's generous offer to help look after Paige; Paul purchases his old house.
As Halloween approaches, Susan is forced to reveal her secret; Juanita becomes suspicious of Gabrielle's sudden interest in Grace; Paul takes Beth out to light a spark in their unromantic relationship.
Bree is embarrassed to tell Keith she's going through menopause; Renee makes a tempting job proposition to Lynette; Gabrielle fears that Bob is trying to seduce Carlos; Beth begins to question Paul's motives.