The day begins just as every other... Except today, there will be a deadly hostage situation in a local supermarket.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Carlos Solis (as Ricardo Antonio Chavira)
Mike Delfino (credit only)
Danielle Van De Kamp (as Joy Lauren)


Everyone's lives on Wisteria Lane are forever changed when Carolyn Bigsby holds shoppers hostage at a local supermarket after finding out that her husband, the store manager, was involved with the mystery dead woman. Meanwhile, Gabrielle and Carlos finish dividing their assets: Gabrielle gets the house, and Carlos gets everything in it. Susan is preparing to go to Paris with Ian, but cancels when when learns that Julie is one of the hostages along with Austin who was caught shoplifting, as well as the cynical Edie, and Lynette and Nora whom are still feuding over Tom. Also a new guy move into Whisteria Lane into Paul Young's old house; a middle-aged man named Art Shepherd who also ends up being one of the hostages at the mercy of he psycho Carolyn Bigsby. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

5 November 2006 (USA)  »

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[the twins are making a human pyramid with Parker on top]
Preston Scavo: Mommy, look at us!
Lynette Scavo: I'll look as soon as I get back from the store.
Parker Scavo: [waves goodbye] Bye mom!
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References Roseanne (1988) See more »


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Absolute perfection on TV Soap history!!!!
27 May 2007 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I was shocked to core when I watched it first time. I mean I haven't cried that long for any movie as alone for a TV soap?

The plot, editing, directing, music, acting all top quality!!

The more amazing thing is I went back to watch it over and over from time to time, a little embarrassed to admit that I cried each time, and felt heart broken and grateful at the same time.

It is the ultimate depressing and greedy heeling formula, whenever you feel life has been a little rocky and people around you give you a hard time, make them watching this with you. Everyone should get some little heart felt moments from this simple show.

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