Desperate Housewives (2004–2012)
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Back in Business 

"Back in Business" is an episode of Desperate Housewives starring Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, and Marcia Cross. Bree's success has the women feeling jealous; Mike feels he's not apart of M.J's life; Gabrielle hatches a plan to have more sex with Carlos; Dave's motives for moving to Wistera Lane continues to take shape.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Susan Mayer
... Lynette Scavo
... Bree Hodge
... Gabrielle Solis (as Eva Longoria Parker)
... Edie Britt
... Carlos Solis (as Ricardo Antonio Chavira)
... Tom Scavo
... Orson Hodge
... Katherine Mayfair
... Dave Williams
... Andrew Van De Kamp
... Mary Alice Young (voice)
... Mike Delfino
... Porter Scavo (credit only)
... Preston Scavo (credit only)


Bree's new cookbook and entrepreneurial success has the women of Wisteria Lane feeling jealous, especially Lynette who's longing for a taste of her bread winning days as an ad executive leads her to lend an unsolicited hand to Bree's marketing plan. Meanwhile, M.J.'s drawing of a family portrait of him, Susan, and Jackson has left Mike feeling like he's not a presence in his son's life anymore. Gabrielle hatches a plan to have more sex with Carlos, but their daughter, Juanita, gets a first-hand view of it. Susan teaches a reluctant M.J. how to fall off his bicycle when Jackson begins teaching him to ride instead of Mike. Also, Dave's motives for moving to the neighborhood continue to take shape as he continue to hide his prison background from Edie as well as his violent temper he keeps under control with numerous sedatives, and he also persuades Mike to move into a house that he buys down the street, by working behind the scenes to have some mysterious and sinister plan for everyone ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

19 October 2008 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The title of this episode - 'Back in Business' - comes from a song Stephen Sondheim wrote for the movie Dick Tracy (1990). See more »


Juanita Solis: What were you two doing?
Carlos Solis: Uh... we were, uh...
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