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Smiles of a Summer Night 

Susan and Mike squabble over letting Julie go out to a party; Tom is banned from Lynette's chemotherapy sessions; Bree is upset to learn Katherine is a better dessert cook; Edie blackmails Carlos into getting engaged.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gabrielle Lang (as Eva Longoria Parker)
Carlos Solis (as Ricardo Antonio Chavira)
Andrew Van De Kamp (credit only)
Danielle Van de Kamp (as Joy Lauren) (credit only)


Newly pregnant Susan and Mike squabble over letting Julie go out to a party, and when Susan ventures to the party to try to bring Julie home, she gets mistaken for a stripper. Lynette bans Tom from her chemotherapy sessions, and asks a reluctant Gabrielle to sit in with her, who reveals a shocking secret about her childhood fear involving hospitals. Bree becomes more upset when she learns that Katherine Mayfair is an even better dessert cook. When Bree does some investigating in Katherine's house, she inadvertently overhears Katherine and Adam arguing about Dylan's birth father. Edie blackmails Carlos into getting engaged after discovering his hidden offshore bank account. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

7 October 2007 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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A man's head can be seen in the window when Bree walks out the Mayfairs' kitchen door. See more »


References Smiles of a Summer Night (1955) See more »


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A Great Follow Up From The First Episode
7 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In Smiles of a Summer Night,Lynette gets mad at her husband Tom after realizing that he is letting her win during their card games at her chemotherapy sessions and kicks her out.Apparently,she does not want to be pitied so much for what she is going through.Too bad that she later realizes that she needed him more than ever considering that she needs someone to talk to and pour her emotions that she is going through. Lynette is visited by her friends like Bree and her new neighbor Katherine.They bring her food and desserts.

Lynette gets upset though that her friend Gabrielle does not accompany her during her chemo sessions as she is busy having an affair with her ex-hubby Carlos.As for Edie,she tries her best efforts to make Carlos propose to her despite of the events from the past like trying not to get pregnant and committing suicide.As for Susan,she gets torn between Julie and Mike after they got into an argument with regards her daughter's wish.

This was a good follow up from the first episode.The arguments between Bree and Katherine were hilarious while Gabrielle's story to Lynette about her father provides a lot of drama in this episode.One can only look forward to the next episode as season four looks exciting and interesting so far.

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