Desperate Housewives: Season 5, Episode 21

Bargaining (3 May 2009)

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Mike becomes more uncertain about his future with Katherine when M.J. asks if he is going to marry Katherine. Tom and Lynnette try out an experiment of having sex for 30 days straight to ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gabrielle Solis (as Eva Longoria Parker)
Edie Britt (credit only)
Carlos Solis (as Ricardo Antonio Chavira)
Andrew Van De Kamp (credit only)
Porter Scavo (credit only)
Preston Scavo (credit only)


Mike becomes more uncertain about his future with Katherine when M.J. asks if he is going to marry Katherine. Tom and Lynnette try out an experiment of having sex for 30 days straight to spruce up their troubled marriage. Bree asks Susan's ex-husband Karl, now a divorce lawyer, for representation for her divorce from Orson in order to deny him any percent of her catering business. Karl agrees to be Bree's lawyer, but only if she tries to get his trouble-making son, Evan, invited to M.J.'s sleepover. Elsewhere, Jackson suddenly returns in Susan life where he proposes marriage to her. But his proposal is not the kind Susan is expecting. Carlo asks Gabrielle not to wear make-up for one night during an business award ceremony to make their eldest daughter, Juanita, appreciate her own unattractive appearance. Also, Dave now focuses his energies on Susan to murder her son as well as her beau, and decides to accelerate his plans when the police pay him a visit asking questions about his ... Written by matt-282

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Mike Delfino: Karl!
Karl Mayer: Hey Mike, heard MJ's having a sleepover! I thought I'd hit ya up for an invitation.
Mike Delfino: Aren't you a little old for sleepovers?
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Knowing How To Bargain
17 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Bargaining will show that the women in Wisteria Lane certainly knows to do one thing.That is:how to bargain.As the title suggest. LOL

In it,we see Susan is surprised to see her former boyfriend Jackson. She was surprised for his marriage proposal after many years.This only led her to realize that he needed to stay married for immigration purposes.

As for Susan's other former lover Karl,Bree hire him as a divorce lawyer as she is finally fed up with Orson's antics. But he is asking for her son Evan to have a sleep over at MJ's in return.

As for Lynette,she and her husband Tom tried to bargain for sex.

Finally,Gabrielle talks her daughter Juanita out of being vain and tells her that it isn't the most important thing as a woman.Too bad that this only resulted into an unlikely beauty contest between mother and daughter as they try to see who looks better without make up on.

It was a good episode but not great.But I expect better episodes to come as the fifth season nears its end.

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