Gabrielle has a fit when one of Carlos's wealthy massage clients, Virginia Hildebrand, makes them an offer they can't refuse, but a startling discovery leaves Gabby second guessing. ... 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)
Preston Scavo (credit only)


Gabrielle has a fit when one of Carlos's wealthy massage clients, Virginia Hildebrand, makes them an offer they can't refuse, but a startling discovery leaves Gabby second guessing. Meanwhile, Lynette grows suspicious that Tom is cheating on her with the sultry Anne Schilling, a promoter who wants to book Tom's new garage band for a show. One of the Scavo twins, Porter, gets grounded for getting into trouble with the law... again. Susan and Jackson break up when she wants to continue to keep their tryst casual, while he wants to move forward with their romance. Later, when Susan shows up at his house to tries to surprise him, the surprise is on her as she finds a naked woman in his shower. Elsewhere, the bond between Bree and Katherine grows, when Bree meets Orson's old college roommate, Peter, and she tries to set him up with the lonely Katherine. Also, Mrs. McCluskey enlists the help of her shady younger sister, Roberta, to dig up dirt on Dave and to find out what his plans are for ... Written by Anonymous

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2 November 2008 (USA)  »

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Kathryn Joosten (Karen McClusky) played Dolores Landingham, the President's secretary on The West Wing (1999). When they killed her off in Season 2, she was later replaced by Lily Tomlin as the President's secretary. In Desperate Housewives, the women are once again cast in similar roles, as sisters. See more »


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1 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There's Always a Woman provides new stories in the fifth season of Desperate Housewives.It provides many latest developments and it wasn't a filler episode unlike the previous one.

A client offered Gabrielle and Carlos something that makes them interested which happens to be.She offers Carlos to go with her in Europe and is willing to pay him $50,000. Too bad that Gabrielle suspects that the client to be no good.In this storyline,we are introduced to a wacky character Virginia Hildebrand,who is portrayed excellently by Frances Conroy.

As for Lynette,she becomes suspicious of her husband Tom.She thinks that she is having an affair.It is evident that the tension between the two hasn't cooled off as both have been involved in affairs for many seasons.But nevertheless,we get to see that Tom is experiencing mid-life crisis.Expect more tension to come for both Lynette and Tom in the future episodes especially when one of them is actually playing games with the other.Meanwhile,Susan breaks up with Jackson.When she visits him,it was a surprise that she is willing to give the relationship another try but she is surprised to realized that he has found someone else.The friendship between Bree and Katherine becomes strong after the latter stated to the former that she is leaving to Maryland.Also,Katherine's daughter Dylan happens to be pregnant.

Overall,it was great episode due to the fresh narratives in it.I am expecting on the exciting developments and story lines to come in future episodes.

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