Desperate Housewives: Season 4, Episode 8

Distant Past (25 Nov. 2007)

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A mysterious stalker from Adam Mayfair's past, named Sylvia, shows up on Wisteria Lane. Police detectives question Gabrielle about Victor's whereabouts while Carlos argues with her about ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gabrielle Lang (as Eva Longoria Parker)
Carlos Solis (as Ricardo Antonio Chavira)
Katherine Mayfair (credit only)
Dylan Mayfair (credit only)
Preston Scavo (credit only)


A mysterious stalker from Adam Mayfair's past, named Sylvia, shows up on Wisteria Lane. Police detectives question Gabrielle about Victor's whereabouts while Carlos argues with her about reporting Victor's attempt on their lives. Danielle's crying baby puts stress on Bree and Orson's marriage, as well as on Andrew who decides to move out. Meanwhile, Lynette has a reunion with her long-lost stepfather, Glen, over wanting to find her mother now living on the streets. Susan notices Mike is behaving strangely and soon realizes that he is still hiding his painkiller addiction after she has a meeting with his dealer Barrett. Written by Anonymous

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The pills that Gabrielle spikes Carlos's drink with to make him sleep are labeled as Doryx (Doxycycline). This is an antibiotic and is not prescribed as a sleep aid. See more »

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Susan Is In A Dilemma
14 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Distant Past has a lot of interesting story lines.First,Lynette searches for her missing mother.That search leads her to a reunion with her stepfather,Glen.As for Susan,she sets up Julie with a college student,Barret.Unknowlingly,she does not realize that he happens to be the supplier of illegal drugs for her husband Mike,who currently has a drug problem.As for both Carlos and Gabrielle,both are filled with guilt after the crime they have committed against the latter's husband Victor,who they hurt during a boating trip that led to his death.Finally,Bree just found out that her marriage with Orson and the new baby has severely affected her son,Andrew.

After having cancer and getting cured from it,Lynette's storyline has become somewhat less interesting especially when she deals with her mother and stepmother.I just hope that the writers will give her better stories in future episodes.As for humor,I enjoyed that of Susan's storyline as especially when she tries to set up her daughter with her husband's drug dealer which definitely would somehow make it very interesting as the viewer would like to find out the dilemma that she is in.Added to that,we also look forward to what's going to happen to both Carlos and Gabrielle after the crime they have committed.Can't wait to watch the next episode of The Desperate Housewives.

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