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The Ballad of Booth 

Bree invites two cop friends to scare Sam; Angie is forced to help Patrick; Susan uses all her female charms and tricks to collect Mike's due payments; Preston is suspected as the Fairview Strangler.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Delfino
Lynette Scavo
Gabrielle Solis (as Eva Longoria Parker)
Carlos Solis (as Ricardo Antonio Chavira)
Tom Scavo
Katherine Mayfair (credit only)
Ana Solis (credit only)
Mary Alice Young (voice)
Mike Delfino
Nick Bolen (credit only)
Danny Bolen
Porter Scavo


Rather then letting Andrew try to oust Sam, whose job he got, while Orson is useless due to his wheelchair, Bree invites two cop friends to scare Sam into accept severance. Instead, he blackmails her for all business interests as drunk Danielle told him how Andrew killed Carlos's mother. With Danny tied-down, Patrick forces his college ex Angie to help with his revenge plan. That includes getting rid of visiting neighbors, but Gaby's requests for help with lasagna allows slipping out a note. Susan uses all her female charms and tricks to collect most payments due to Mike, but stupidly tries to handle their tax debt the same bully way, resulting in fines they can't afford, so they may loose the house. Preston is only shortly a suspect for the serial murders, including his Russian ex. When Lynette hears his mother is the latest victim, her naive compassion goes terribly wrong. Written by KGF Vissers

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9 May 2010 (USA)  »

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In the flashback to Angie's college class, the periodic table names elements up through meitnerium. The last six elements shown were not named until the late 1990's, years after the scene takes place. See more »


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