Desperate Housewives (2004–2012)
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Everybody Ought to Have a Maid 

Bree finds herself in a dilemma with a motel maid; Gabrielle inadvertently makes a business deal of Carlos' bad; Susan accidentally shoots Katherine.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gabrielle Solis (as Eva Longoria Parker)
Carlos Solis (as Ricardo Antonio Chavira)
Angie Bolen
Ana Solis (credit only)
Mary Alice Young (voice)
Julie Mayer
Karen McCluskey
Nick Bolen


Bree finds herself in a dilemma when a maid at a local motel, where she and Karl have been meeting for weeks now, reveals that she knows about her extramarital affair. Meanwhile, Gabrielle inadvertently makes a business deal of Carlos' bad when she insults a woman whom is married to a local businessman who is planning to merge his company with that of Carlos. Gabby makes matters worse when she tries to throw a birthday party for Juanita by going all out to win the affection of the other neighborhood kids. Lynette employs Mrs. McKlusky's beau, Roy Bender, as a handyman whom appalls her with his work as well as his siding with Tom over work issues. Elsewhere, Danny tells his father, Nick, that he knows about his extramarital affair with Julie when she comes home from the hospital. Danny also gives Julie his parents gun to use. The situation goes from bad to worse when Susan accidentally tries to shoot Katherine, who is still stalking her in her twisted agenda to win Mike back. Angie and... Written by matt-282

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Release Date:

25 October 2009 (USA)  »

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Jesus... Could it be any duller?
26 October 2009 | by See all my reviews

I just finished watching the episode of the season entitled 'Everybody ought to have a maid'. Ever since the first 10 minutes I considered the episode to be very boring and unfortunately my opinion didn't change at all. The episode seemed charmless (I always felt attracted by this show for its witty lines and good scenes), the lines were dull and the plot seemed not very inspired.

Unfortunately I've been having this kind of feeling ever since the first episode of the season aired. Are the writers running out of interesting ideas for an interesting plot? Where are the once famous witty and bitchy lines that made me fall in love with this show? Unfortunately and to my disappointment long GONE & AWAY.

This was more than boring.


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