Desperate Housewives (2004–2012)
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While Tom tries to bond with his new boss, Karl makes Susan an offer she can't refuse. Meanwhile, Bree plays sleuth at Betty's house, and Gaby puts her house in order.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Susan Mayer
... Lynette Scavo
... Bree Van De Kamp
... Gabrielle Solis
... Edie Britt
... Betty Applewhite
... Carlos Solis (as Ricardo Antonio Chavira)
... Paul Young (credit only)
... Julie Mayer
... Tom Scavo
... Zach Young (credit only)
... Karl Mayer
... Mary Alice Young (voice)
... Mike Delfino
... Andrew Van De Kamp (credit only)


Tom tries hard to bond with his boss Ed Ferrara, but at the expense of his dignity when playing boyish frat games at the office. Lynette tries to get Tom off. Susan gets some help from Edie and Karl on her situation of getting health insurance before her upcoming surgery. Susan plans to marry a gay man who's hiding the fact that he's gay from his mother. When the plan fails, Karl makes Susan an offer she can't refuse. Gabrielle becomes very attached to a Chinese immigrant housekeeper, named Xiao Mei who is staying with them after being rescued by a slave owner employer. Bree tries to uncover more about the Applewhites by sneaking into their house to meet Caleb, which eventually leads to a heart-to-heart conversation between Betty and Bree about Caleb's past. The dying Noah Taylor finally learns from Felicia that Zach Young is his grandson, and he has the corrupt detective Sullivan threaten Mike to spill all the information he knows about the Young family. Written by Anonymous

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12 February 2006 (USA)  »

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While Betty Applewhite is talking to Bree about her son Caleb, the amount of wine in Bree's glass changes constantly throughout the scene without her ever touching the glass. See more »


Ed Ferrara: So, the pig actually eats the bacon?
Tom Scavo: Uh, huh, yeah.
Ed Ferrara: I don't see the client doing a happy dance over the whole cannibalism theme.
Lynette Scavo: Well, Tom, why don't you pitch him the other idea you came up with last night. You know the one where people love bacon so much they want to keep it a secret.
Ed Ferrara: What like a secret underground society of bacon eaters?
Tom Scavo: More like my college fraternity, where, you know, everybody wanted in, but we only took the coolest guys.
Ed Ferrara: You were Greek?
Tom Scavo: Alpha Tau Omega.
Ed Ferrara: I was Phi Kap.
Tom Scavo: ...
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