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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Carlos Solis (as Ricardo Antonio Chavira)
Julie Mayer (credit only)
Danielle Van De Kamp (as Joy Lauren) (credit only)
Austin McCann (credit only)
Preston Scavo (credit only)


Susan and Gabrielle hatch a plan to bail Mike out of jail, which means Gabby has to spend more time with her psychotic secret admirer, Zach Young, who agrees to post Mike's bail and hire him another lawyer after the one Ian hires persuades Mike to plead guilty to Monique's murder. Susan also learns that Ian's comatose wife, Jane, has taken a turn for the worse and spends time at the hospital with a friend of Jane's. In prison, Paul Young confides in Mike about his past and persuades him to try get his troubled son to visit him. Meanwhile, Orson becomes victim to a plot between his vicious mother Gloria, and his scheming ex-wife Alma who drugs and attempts to seduce Orson to bring him back into her life... until Bree finds out. Also, Lynnette gets pressured to skip another day of work to help Tom set up a street fair for some additional advertisement prior to the opening of his new pizzeria. Written by Moviedude1

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21 January 2007 (USA)  »

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[Bree has found Alma and a passed out Orson in bed together, along with sleeping pills and Viagra]
Bree Van De Kamp: You raped my husband!
Alma Hodge: We made love. And when our baby is born, he's going to come back to me.
Bree Van De Kamp: Baby?
Alma Hodge: It's true. I could be expecting right now.
Bree Van De Kamp: Were you expecting this?
[Bree decks Alma before she calls her house]
Bree Van De Kamp: Andrew, I need you to come over right away. And, um...
Bree Van De Kamp: ...bring the wheelbarrow.
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Show has jumped the shark!
25 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought I was watching bloopers from Rosemary's Baby on Sunday night when I saw Mother Hodge and Alma set Orson up. It was ridiculous. If you watch soaps, they could have sent Bree to visit her ailing father in Rhode Island rather than causing more trouble. Anyway, Lynette quits her office job to work for her husband's restaurant. I will miss Currie Graham who played her boss Ed. Of course, Jane dies letting Ian free to be with Susan. Mike is free but Paul is in jail for a murder that he didn't commit but committed another. I don't know why they brought back Paul Young's character to have him fall in love with Gaby. It's ridiculous and silly to watch the show now. I never thought of it as a dark comedy. I thought it was a melodrama and still think it is. An hour is too long for a comedy. I hope Marc Cherry reads these reviews, maybe he could do something. I wish Marcia the best with her new arrivals. After all, Marcia didn't have to be in the scene. Orson could have just announced Bree went to visit her sick father and everybody would think otherwise or have Alma on the loose.

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