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Who's That Woman? 

Martha Huber learns that Susan had something to do with Edie's house fire and tries to blackmail her. Carlos is suspicious of Gabrielle cheating on him but gets the wrong guy; the cable guy.



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


Cash-strapped Mrs. Huber figures out that Susan had something to do with Edie's house fire and tries to blackmail her, in which Susan is forced to recruit her daughter Julie to find Mrs. Huber's incriminating evidence. Carlos becomes suspicious that Gabrielle is seeing another man, but targets the wrong suspect: the cable guy instead of gardener John. Lynette balks when the twins' teacher insists the boys have A.D.D. but tries to salvage the matter by separating the boys. Bree struggles with her rebellious son Andrew after Rex moves out. Both Susan and Edie continue to vie for Mike Delfino's affections, both of whom are unaware he has an agenda when he's revealed to have a map and personal files on all Wisteria Lane residents, including Susan. The ladies show Paul the anonymous blackmail/death threat letter sent to Mary Alice, unaware that he already knows about Mary Alice's troubled life and he secretly hires a mysterious "associate" named Mr. Shaw, to find out who sent Mary Alice ... Written by Anonymous

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24 October 2004 (USA)  »

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John Haymes Newton, who played the cable guy 'John Lithgow,' had previously starred in the first season of the "Superboy" television series. Teri Hatcher previously starred as Lois Lane in "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures Of Superman," and James Denton who played her husband Mike Delfino voiced Clark Kent/Superman in the 2011 animated movie "All-Star Superman." See more »


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