Desperate Housewives: Season 3, Episode 7

Bang (5 Nov. 2006)

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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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infidelity | fight | adultery


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5 November 2006 (USA)  »

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[at Bree's house, people are watching the news about the hostage situation]
Tom Scavo: [Knocks on the door, comes in, unaware that Lynette is a hostage] Bree would you mind watching the kids, I got a doctor's appointment and Lynette is taking her sweet time at the market.
[People looking at him in shock]
Tom Scavo: I'm sorry, are you guys having a party?
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This episode has restored my faith in commercial television.
6 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Shockingly, amazingly, surprisingly, astonishingly, this is one of the best episodes ever shown in a TV series of any genre. When one is reasonably expecting fluff and instead is presented with high, and well-acted, drama, well, that is indeed a pleasant surprise. Not only does this series reach for something more than just the usual comedic fare, it achieves it. Lori Metcalf was great! the interactions between all the characters, wonderful and the story itself serious and substantive without becoming melodramatic. But what makes this particular episode so enjoyable is the way that all of the characters and all of the actors interact in a manner that heightens the drama and makes the story that much more interesting for the audience. Congratulations to all involved in this production.

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