About the Show
Dark comedy drama exploring the complicated reality behind the apparent domestic bliss of a group of housewives in a fictitious American suburb
Series 7 Summary
In the seventh series of Desperate Housewives, Bree (Marcia Cross) begins the process of rebuilding her life by telling Gaby (Eva Longoria Parker) a secret that could end their friendship. Lynette (Felicity Huffman) and Tom (Doug Savant) face a rough road ahead as they welcome a fifth child to their ever-growing brood, and Susan (Teri Hatcher) and Mike's (James Denton) financial woes have forced them to rent out their house and leave Wisteria Lane.
Episode 1 - Remember Paul?
The residents of Wisteria Lane are stunned to discover that Paul Young is out of prison and back in the neighbourhood with an enigmatic new wife and seemingly dark motives.
Meanwhile, while Paul is renting Susan's home, she, Mike and MJ are living in an apartment on limited funds. But Susan sees a glimmer of hope in getting her life back on the Lane when she's offered an unorthodox job.
Lynette's rich and successful college friend, Renee (played by Ugly Betty actress Vanessa Williams), pays an unexpected visit to the Scavo household; Gabrielle and Carlos find themselves keeping secrets from one another and Bree, newly single and needing a fresh start after selling her business, finds herself tempted by Keith, the handsome, young handyman she's hired to update her house.
Episode 2 - You Must Meet My Wife
After Renee begins spending a lot of time with Tom, an angry Lynette feels she's trying to sabotage their marriage.
Bree fires Keith without warning when she suddenly finds herself falling for him; Susan is wracked with guilt about lying to Mike about her new, risqué side job and Gabrielle rushes to the hospital after learning that Bree accidentally hit Juanita with the car.
Paul introduces the women of Wisteria Lane to his new wife.
Episode 3 - Truly Content
Susan discovers that some of her sexy internet show moves are being copied by a competitor.
Meanwhile, Gabrielle hires a private detective to investigate an important matter, without telling Carlos; Lynette is stunned when Tom's doctor prescribes a rather unorthodox remedy for his depression and Renee invites a reluctant Bree to go clubbing with her.
Episode 4 - The Thing That Counts Is What's Inside
Susan is horrified when she discovers that she has become the face of the provocative internet company she's been secretly working for and is now the cover model for their adverts.
Gabrielle tells her secret to her neighbours while Renee finds out that Bree is a grandmother and uses it to her advantage in an attempt to steal Keith away.
Lynette takes advantage of daughter Penny's generous offer to help look after the baby and Paul buys the home he shared with Mary Alice, against wife Beth's wishes.
Episode 5 - Let Me Entertain You
Susan's days as an internet sensation may be coming to an end after she angers an important client and incurs the wrath of her boss, Maxine.
Renee and Gabrielle are headed for a smackdown after each of them reveals an intimate secret about the other to the wrong people.
Bree can't keep up with her younger lover Keith; Lynette is angry with Tom after he asks his mother to become the baby¿s nanny without talking it over with her first and housewife Emma Graham puts on a cabaret show.
Episode 6 - Excited and Scared
As Halloween approaches, Susan is forced to reveal her secret to a shocked Mike.
Juanita becomes suspicious of Gabrielle's sudden interest in Grace.
Lynette becomes concerned about Tom's mother's memory lapses and Bree learns a secret about Keith.
Meanwhile, Paul is encouraged to take wife Beth out on a date.
Episode 7 - A Humiliating Business
Susan begrudgingly accepts Lynette's offer to be baby Paige's nanny.
Elsewhere, Bree is embarrassed to tell Keith that she's beginning to go through menopause.
Renee makes a tempting job proposition to Lynette; Gabrielle fears that Bob is trying to seduce Carlos when the two strike up a friendship; and Beth begins to question Paul's motives.
Episode 8 - Sorry Grateful
Gabrielle and Carlos host a Thanksgiving feast for Carmen, Hector and Grace. But the couple discover some surprising news about the Sanchez's that could threaten their time with Grace.
Meanwhile, Bree invites Keith's parents join them for Thanksgiving at her house and learns some family secrets; Susan locks horns with Lynette over her sleep training techniques for baby Paige and Beth tries to uncover more about Paul's past.
Episode 9 - Pleasant Little Kingdom
Gabrielle desperately tries to figure out a way to keep Grace in her life.
Elsewhere, Keith plans a special dinner with Bree; Tom is angry with Lynette for not letting their neighbours know about his special attributes; Renee tells Susan a deep, dark secret and Paul's plan for Wisteria Lane is revealed.
Episode 10 - Down the Block There's a Riot
Paul's evil plan for Wisteria Lane is put into full effect, Juanita discovers Gaby's secret and Bree asks Keith to move in with her.
Episode 11 - Assassins
Susan's life hangs in the balance after being trampled by a rioting mob down Wisteria Lane.
Keith moves in with Bree but is surprised when Orson visits and Gaby tries to remove all traces of Grace so that she can mend her relationship with Juanita.
Elsewhere, Renee worries whether she should tell Lynette the truth about her past with Tom, and Paul Young's fate is revealed.
Episode 12 - Where Do I Belong
Susan is stunned when her flighty mother Sophie visits her in hospital. Will Sophie offer Susan the kidney donation that she needs?
Meanwhile, Gaby becomes obsessed with her biological daughter Grace; Lynette exacts revenge on Tom after she learns about his past with Renee and Bree tries to befriend Beth Young.
Episode 13 - I'm Still Here
Lynette feels that her mother, Stella, is marrying Frank - an abrasive and obnoxious man - for all the wrong reasons, and tries to talk her out of it.
Susan befriends a curmudgeonly chap who has given up on finding a kidney donor; Bree runs into Keith's ex-girlfriend; and Carlos is concerned when he learns about Gaby's obsession with her doll.
Episode 14 - Flashback
Lynette retaliates when her mother forces the Scavos to pose for a family portrait with her obnoxious new husband Frank.
Susan is offered a kidney donation from an unlikely source; Gaby refuses to confront her past; Bree keeps the existence of Keith's son a secret from him; and Mike reaches out to his biological son Zach.
Episode 15 - Farewell Letter
Lynette and Tom feel that it's time for twins Porter and Preston to move out and become responsible adults. But the boys end up moving out to a place that's a little too close to home.
Meanwhile, as part of Gaby's therapy, she and Carlos pay a visit to her hometown to confront her past. Keith asks Bree to move to Florida with him so they can be closer to his son.
Susan uses her health issues to get special treatment in public, and, after sending son Zach to rehab, Paul makes a decision about his life with Beth.
Episode 16 - Searching
Susan finds out that her dialysis isn't working and that unless she receives a kidney transplant soon she'll die.
Jealous of Lee and Bob's adopted daughter's routine for an upcoming talent show, Gaby pressures Juanita to come up with a number that will outshine everyone.
Elsewhere, Bree makes it her mission to find a kidney donor for Susan; Lynette discourages a non-maternal Renee from adopting a baby; and Paul kicks Beth out of the house.
Episode 17 - Everything's Different, Nothing's Changed
Paul Young stands in Susan's way. Lynette is furious with Tom when he passes up a lucrative job offer so that he can carry on working with Carlos.
Bree is concerned over the amount of alcohol Andrew is drinking. Later, Gaby is outraged by Renee.
Episode 18 - Moments in the Woods
Believing she's invincible after her kidney transplant, Susan becomes reckless and gambles the little money she and Mike have, certain that she'll win.
Bree desperately tries to stop Andrew from admitting to Carlos that he was the one who accidentally killed his mother years ago.
Renee introduces Lynette to the world of high-class shopping. Felicia moves back into the neighborhood and tries to convince Paul that she wants to bury the hatchet.
Episode 19 - The Lies Ill-Concealed
Carlos forbids Gaby from being friends with Bree after he discovers the truth about his mother's death. But it doesn't stop them meeting up when his back is turned.
Susan has inappropriate dreams about Paul. Lynette is reluctant to be the 'plus one' when she accompanies Tom to a weekend work conference, and Felicia tries to regain Mrs McCluskey's trust.
Episode 20 - I'll Swallow Poison on Sunday
Gaby, Celia and Juanita stay with Bree. But the girls' relaxed approach to Bree's home soon stresses her out.
Tom hires Lynette and Renee to redecorate his office and Susan discovers that Felicia is on the prowl.
Episode 21 - Then I Really Got Scared
Paul begins to suspect that Susan is responsible for his rapidly declining health. Lynette and Tom argue over where to go on their family holiday.
Gaby pays the price of letting Juanita watch a horror film when her daughter becomes too scared to sleep in her own bed. And Bree goes on a date with a detective.
Episode 22 - And Lots of Security...
Paul tells the police his suspicions that Susan poisoned him.
Lynette and Tom go away for the weekend to try and solve their marital problems.
Gabrielle fears that she is being stalked by a strange man. And Bree learns out some surprising news about her detective beau.
Episode 23 - Come on Over for Dinner
In the series finale, a dinner party held for Susan to celebrate her move back to Wisteria Lane leads to a shocking crime.
Meanwhile, Renee discovers that her ex-husband is getting remarried and Bree gets some unwelcome news about her boyfriend.
Gaby continues to investigate the mysterious man who has been stalking her, and Lynette and Tom try to put the spark back into their marriage.
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