Desperate Housewives: Season 5, Episode 16

Crime Doesn't Pay (8 Mar. 2009)

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In the aftermath of the Scavo Pizzara going under, Bree tells Lynette she'll help Tom secure a new job at her company. But even the best intentions will reach a tempestuous end when a ... 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)
Andrew Van De Kamp (credit only)
Porter Scavo (credit only)
Preston Scavo (credit only)


In the aftermath of the Scavo Pizzara going under, Bree tells Lynette she'll help Tom secure a new job at her company. But even the best intentions will reach a tempestuous end when a dinner engagement set up results in both Lynette and Tom competing against each other for the job, and Bree discovers Orson's growing kleptomania habit. Meanwhile, Gabrielle finds herself in a precarious position when Carlos' adulterous boss, Brad, begins using Gaby to cover for himself as he continues to cheat on his wife. Susan becomes more unsettled after Katherine moves in with Mike and has a painting that Susan painted removed from the house. Also, Edie begins to investigate more into Dave's past after a chance encounter with an old acquaintance of Dave's whom is the priest who performed the funeral for Dave'e wife and daughter. Written by matt-282

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Crime Committed
11 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Crime Doesn't Pay provides another enjoyable episode to the viewers.

When Bree tells Lynette that she'll help her husband to get a new job,we realize Orson's not-so-good intentions. The dinner with the Bree's publicist definitely will elicit lots of laughter.

As for Gabrielle,she finds herself in an awkward position when Carlos' womanizing boss uses her as a cover while he continues the hairdresser that he is involved with.Unfortunately,the wife did something horrible crime that ended that hairdresser's life.

Meanwhile,Edie investigates on Dave's past only find people she knew from the past.Finally,Susan arrives at a party thrown by Katherine and Mike only to find out that the picture she painted no longer is hanging in the wall.This made her furious at Katherine but when Mike gets involved in their argument,Susan is somewhat forced to apologize to her by sending her flowers.Laugh out loud!!!

Many events that happened gave the viewers lots of enjoyment and entertainment.

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