Desperate Housewives (2004–2012)
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The day begins just as every other... Except today, there will be a deadly hostage situation in a local supermarket.


Larry Shaw


Marc Cherry (created by), Joe Keenan | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Teri Hatcher ... Susan Mayer
Felicity Huffman ... Lynette Scavo
Marcia Cross ... Bree Hodge
Eva Longoria ... Gabrielle Solis
Nicollette Sheridan ... Edie Britt
Ricardo Chavira ... Carlos Solis (as Ricardo Antonio Chavira)
Andrea Bowen ... Julie Mayer
Doug Savant ... Tom Scavo
Kyle MacLachlan ... Orson Hodge
Brenda Strong ... Mary Alice Young
James Denton ... Mike Delfino (credit only)
Shawn Pyfrom ... Andrew Van De Kamp
Joy Jorgensen ... Danielle Van De Kamp (as Joy Lauren)
Josh Henderson ... Austin McCann
Brent Kinsman ... Preston Scavo


Everyone's lives on Wisteria Lane are forever changed when Carolyn Bigsby holds shoppers hostage at a local supermarket after finding out that her husband, the store manager, was involved with the mystery dead woman. Meanwhile, Gabrielle and Carlos finish dividing their assets: Gabrielle gets the house, and Carlos gets everything in it. Susan is preparing to go to Paris with Ian, but cancels when when learns that Julie is one of the hostages along with Austin who was caught shoplifting, as well as the cynical Edie, and Lynette and Nora whom are still feuding over Tom. Also a new guy move into Whisteria Lane into Paul Young's old house; a middle-aged man named Art Shepherd who also ends up being one of the hostages at the mercy of he psycho Carolyn Bigsby. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

5 November 2006 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Marcia Cross who plays Bree Hodge is pregnant in real life. Her character Bree isn't pregnant. U can clearly see it as they try to cover her growing stomach will all sorts of items like baskets, clothes, standing in front of objects, Bree holding folders around her stomach. Marcia Cross is pregnant in real life during the filming of this season See more »


When Carolyn comes to supermarket she tells to Harvey that "he should be with Monique" and she aims her gun towards him and starts shooting. Later we see that Lynette and Nora were standing behind Carolyn when Carolyn came to supermarket in an attempt to kill Harvey. The argument between Lynette and Nora was interrupted by a gunshot fired by Carolyn but their argument lasted far more longer than Carolyn needed time to start shooting. See more »


Julie Mayer: You know I wouldn't steal!
Susan Mayer: I'd like to believe you, but drinking beer? Bringing home boys?
Austin Britt: And next thing you know she'll be listening to that rock music everyone's talking about.
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References Roseanne (1988) See more »


Desperate Housewives Theme
Written by Danny Elfman
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Absolute perfection on TV Soap history!!!!
27 May 2007 | by gingkoSee all my reviews

I was shocked to core when I watched it first time. I mean I haven't cried that long for any movie as alone for a TV soap?

The plot, editing, directing, music, acting all top quality!!

The more amazing thing is I went back to watch it over and over from time to time, a little embarrassed to admit that I cried each time, and felt heart broken and grateful at the same time.

It is the ultimate depressing and greedy heeling formula, whenever you feel life has been a little rocky and people around you give you a hard time, make them watching this with you. Everyone should get some little heart felt moments from this simple show.

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