When Ian tells Susan that his parents will be visiting them for Christmas, Susan dumps the news to him that she can't cook. Gabrielle is willing to drop Amy, the worst child in her modeling... See full summary »



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Carlos Solis (as Ricardo Antonio Chavira)
Danielle Van De Kamp (as Joy Lauren)


When Ian tells Susan that his parents will be visiting them for Christmas, Susan dumps the news to him that she can't cook. Gabrielle is willing to drop Amy, the worst child in her modeling consulting class, by getting between her and the girl's father... hunky Bill Pearce. Bree is having misgivings about dumping Orson at the curb after learning about his past with Monique, but begins to see him in a new light when he reveals how his mother conspired with Alma to trick him into marriage. However, Orson's mother Gloria is revealed all this time to be conspiring with Orson's ex-wife Alma, to destroy him. Edie dumps Mike when he gets arrested for the murder of Monique, leading to him to finally see the selfish tramp that Edie really is. Susan tries to help Mike, but Ian resents Susan's meddling with her former boyfriend. The whole neighborhood dumps on Art Shepherd when Lynette spreads the word that she thinks he's a pedophile, which puts a fatal strain on Art's crippled sister ... Written by Moviedude1

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26 November 2006 (USA)  »

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Bad Interpretation
16 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I think it was very bad when they just looked at him without knowing the truth behind it. Plus it shows how bad Gossip is spread when Lynette told her baby sitter. Even though he was a pedophile there was nothing wrong with the out come. Maybe something else that Art will do in the future that will result in Lynette doing something back as evidence... The whole thing with Alma and Orson is very interesting. I was completely in shock when I saw her alive... But now it makes the first episode of the third season in question. Marc Cherry shouldn't have made it look like Orson killed Alma. The fight with Bree and Susan was also uncalled for. Bringing it up not having any evidence supports why Bree's statement was very valid. Now that Susan's new man is paying for the lawyer for Mike is going to make Susan in square one again. Mike's going to pull something and ruin her chances with her beau.Hopefully, she doesn't wind back up with Mike again for the billionth time. With the Gabrielle situation should have more depth with her and her new suitor.

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