Desperate Housewives: Season 5, Episode 11

Home Is the Place (4 Jan. 2009)

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Bree forces Andrew to bring Alex's common mother Melina to dinner, but the future in-laws instantly hate each-other, rivaling for their gay sons' presence at family holidays, and in whose ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gabrielle Solis (as Eva Longoria Parker)
Carlos Solis (as Ricardo Antonio Chavira)
Katherine Mayfair (credit only)
Mike Delfino (credit only)


Bree forces Andrew to bring Alex's common mother Melina to dinner, but the future in-laws instantly hate each-other, rivaling for their gay sons' presence at family holidays, and in whose town they'll live. Susan and Lee get so drunk they wake up in bed together. Bob discovers twins Porter and Preston switched places and refuses to risk disbarring for failing to report so by the next court date. So finds out the twins have phone contact and leans on Preston to help save bail, hence the business, by asking his brother back. Carlos intends to accept a feel good job in the community center which helped him while blind. Gaby will stop at nothing to steer him to a more lucrative job with Bradley Scott, however unhappy that lifestyle makes his wife Maria. Edie discovers at night Dave is secretly committed to people on a picture he hides. Written by KGF Vissers

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A Filler Episode For Viewers
6 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this episode entitled Home Is The Place,it was more like a filler as not too many interesting events happen that would provide unforgettable moments to the viewers similar to the previous episodes particularly the one entitled,City Of Fire.Let's recall the events that have taken place.

Bree clashes with the mother of Alex for their son's affections.Meanwhile,Gabrielle tries to convince her husband Carlos to take a six-figure job despite the fact that it will take him more time to spend away from home.As for Susan,she turns to Lee for companionship while Jackson is away.As for Lynette catches Preston talking to his son Porter over the phone.Finally,Edie grows weary of Dave,whose behavior has started to bother her a lot.

While many of the events could probably surprise new viewers of the show,some of them have already happened in the previous seasons. The funny and comedic scenes where in Susan and his gay friend Lee got drunk and accidentally find themselves waking up together has already been seen in the past.As for the other events,it served more like a filler as nothing really was explained except that one has to watch the future episodes like the new job for Carlos,the future of the weary character named Dave and Edie with how she treats him ultimately.This is probably to provide the viewers to relax of the up-and-coming surprising events that one can't wait to see the next episodes ahead.

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