Desperate Housewives: Season 6, Episode 12

You Gotta Get a Gimmick (10 Jan. 2010)

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Tom fills in for Lynette at the office excellently, but when she hears Carlos plans to keep him on assuming she'll want to stay home with the baby hell breaks loose. As her sex-appeal is ... 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)
Angie Bolen (credit only)
Nick Bolen (credit only)


Tom fills in for Lynette at the office excellently, but when she hears Carlos plans to keep him on assuming she'll want to stay home with the baby hell breaks loose. As her sex-appeal is questioned, Susan can't resist 'tempting' Mike to have sex over and over again, until he's exhausted and spent. Having inherited Karl's share in a strip-club, she planned to sell off the 'dirty business', but after finding out Mike is well-known there waves his explanation to be their regular repair man, first acts possessively jealous and when he coldly waves her 'veto' resorts to shifting the embarrassed shoe on his foot. As the crash confined Orson to a wheelchair, Bree lets the reverend shame her into calling off the divorce and dutifully caring for him at home, but he plans a more active revenge, while Andrew is confused by their successively revealed secrets. The school entrance sage reveals Carlos's pride over his Mexican heritage clashes with Gaby's over having escaped poverty. Written by KGF Vissers

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"Adios, Senor!"
22 September 2010 | by ( – See all my reviews

^ That was what Juanita said when she and her parents when to meet the principal of a school her parents wants her to be in. It is also her mother's wish for her daughter to be enrolled in the best 'white kids' private school, as she felt that 'Mexican kids' go to.

Gabe is faced with questions of her ancestry, of her heritage. She does not have any Mexican friends, she does not mingle with her relatives, and in this episode you'd know why.

Meanwhile, Susan found out that her late ex-husband left her with a business of a seedy nature. And she's also found out that Mike is a visitor there.

Quite a nice episode, wouldn't mind watching it again :)

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