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Mother Said 

Gabrielle and Carlos finally learn the truth about Ellie's "work", and they also discover the police are already onto Ellie and her drug-selling ring, and have been staking out the Solis ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gabrielle Solis (as Eva Longoria Parker)
Edie Britt
Carlos Solis (as Ricardo Antonio Chavira)
Julie Mayer
Tom Scavo
Orson Hodge
Katherine Mayfair
Mary Alice Young (voice)
Andrew Van De Kamp
Dylan Mayfair
Danielle Van de Kamp (as Joy Lauren) (credit only)


Gabrielle and Carlos finally learn the truth about Ellie's "work", and they also discover the police are already onto Ellie and her drug-selling ring, and have been staking out the Solis home for some time and want to use the Solis' to arrest Ellie in a sting operation. Meanwhile, Bree declares an all-out war against Edie after learning that she's now after Orson for her latest man conquest. But when Edie does something shocking involving Orson who makes the mistake of revealing the origins of Bree's baby Benjamin, Bree is forced to come clean to the rest of the housewives the secret about "her" baby, and this leads to a the end of Edie's time on Wisteria Lane. Adele Delfino, Susan's overbearing and meddlesome Southern Belle mother-in-law, arrives for a visit. Elsewhere, Katherine continues to try to persuade Dylan that her ex-husband, Wayne, is not who he claims to be, and she reveals a surprising twist to him about Dylan. Also, Tom tries to persuade Lynette to give Kayla another ... Written by Anonymous

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11 May 2008 (USA)  »

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Lynette Scavo: [to Kayla] We're supposed to be spending time together not going into debt.
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Mother's Day At Wisteria Lane
21 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is Mother's Day at Wisteria Lane.

In this episode entitled "Mother Said",Susan gets a surprise visit from her mother-in-law Adele,who happens to be very critical of her.As for Lynette,she is pushed to the limit by her stepdaughter Kayla,who is threatening her to break the family apart.Meanwhile,Gabrielle finds cocaine under the bed of Ellie,whom she allowed to rent a room in her house.With regards to Bree and Edie,both got into each other and thing turn ugly after the truth came out.

Marcia Cross and Nicollete Sheridan,who portray Bree and Edie respectively,put up a great performance when they argue with one another.Also,it was somewhat interesting to see the other women in Wisteria Lane - Susan,Gabrielle and Lynette - gave Edie a cold shower which was definitely hilarious and the funniest part of the episode.As for the others,the story lines provides not really a major impact except the fact that there will be a lot of tension in Lynette and Tom's marriage and Gabrielle found out that her tenant happens to be dealing drugs.Overall,it was still a good episode but not a great one.

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