Desperate Housewives

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Dark comedy drama exploring the complicated reality behind the apparent domestic bliss of a group of housewives in a fictitious American suburb

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 8 Summary

The stakes are at an all-time high in the final season of this landmark show, as the beautiful, glamorous housewives wave goodbye to the drama and hysteria of Wisteria Lane to see if they really can live 'happily ever after'.

The series picks up from last season's gripping finale when Gaby's abusive past came back to haunt her. Feelings of guilt begin to overcome everyone in different ways. Susan starts to withdraw from her friends and family, and Gaby works to reach out to Carlos. Lynette struggles to deal with her disintegrating marriage and impending separation; and Bree must be especially careful around her new love. Meanwhile, a sexy, new neighbour moves to town...

  • Desperate Housewives: Lynne and Susan

    Episode 1 - Secrets That I Never Want To Know

    Secrets That I Never Want to Know: In the opening episode of series eight, Susan, Gaby, Bree, Lynette and Carlos try to dispose of the body of Gaby's evil stepfather.

  • Desperate Housewives: Bree

    Episode 2 - Making the Connection

    Making the Connection: Susan discovers a dangerously thrilling way to ease her guilt over being an accessory to the murder of Gaby's evil stepfather. Gaby plans a sexy surprise for Carlos.

  • Desperate Housewives: Lynette

    Episode 3 - Watch While I Revise the World

    Mike suspects that Susan and Carlos are having an affair when they bond over their shared guilt.

    Bree worries that her detective boyfriend, Chuck, may secretly be investigating her.

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    Episode 4 - School of Hard Knocks

    School of Hard Knocks: Gaby makes it her mission to get even with a parent volunteer who banished her to a distant parking spot outside Juanita's school. Susan takes an art class.

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    Episode 5 - The Art of Making Art

    Susan is mortified when her art teacher asks his students to show up to class in the nude, and Carlos finds himself hitting rock bottom.

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    Episode 6 - Witch's Lament

    Witch's Lament: As Halloween approaches, Gaby, Bree and Lynette attempt to exhume and move the body of Gaby's murdered stepfather. Renee tries to spice up her night of romance with Ben.

  • Gaby and Juanita

    Episode 7 - Always in Control

    Always in Control: Bree is stunned when she learns who dug up the body of Gaby's stepfather. Lynette goes too far when she tells lies about Tom's new girlfriend to her daughter Penny.

  • Lynette

    Episode 8 - Suspicion Song

    Bree is harassed by Detective Chuck Vance, who has growing suspicions about her involvement in Alejandro's disappearance.

  • Gaby

    Episode 9 - Putting It Together

    Putting It Together: Detective Vance calls Gaby, Susan and Lynette to the police station individually for questioning. Bree's life spirals into despair when her friends abandon her.

  • Lynette and Tom

    Episode 10 - What's to Discuss, Old Friend

    What's to Discuss, Old Friend: Bree prepares to end it all now that her friends have abandoned her. Gaby suspects Carlos may have had something to do with Detective Chuck Vance's murder.

  • Gaby

    Episode 11 - Who Can Say What's True?

    Who Can Say What's True?: With Carlos still in rehab, Gaby asks for Lynette's help in wooing a high-profile company to sign up with her husband's firm.

  • Gaby

    Episode 12 - What's the Good of Being Good?

    What's the Good of Being Good?: Bree's alcohol consumption rises, as does her lust for men. Lynette goes on her first date since separating from Tom. Alejandro's wife Claudia turns up.

  • Julie

    Episode 13 - Is This What You Call Love?

    Is This What You Call Love?: Susan gets a shock when her daughter visits Wisteria Lane: Julie is six months pregnant, the father is absent, and she intends to give her baby up for adoption.

  • Bree and Orson

    Episode 14 - Get Out of My Life

    Get Out of My Life: Susan spies on Julie to discover the identity of her baby's father. Orson makes it his duty to nurse Bree back to health. Mrs McCluskey throws Roy out of the house.

  • Desperate Housewives: Susan

    Episode 15 - She Needs Me

    She Needs Me: Susan tells Porter she'll set up a nursery and care for his and Julie's baby while he is at work, but Lynette seems much less inclined to help raise her future granddaughter.

  • Mike and Susan

    Episode 16 - You Take for Granted

    You Take for Granted: Susan convinces Mike that he should go to the police about Ben's loan shark. Gaby is concerned when Carlos exhibits strange behaviour on his first day back at work.

  • Desperate Housewives: cast

    Episode 17 - Women and Death

    Women and Death: As the funeral of a beloved Wisteria Lane resident takes place, each of the women thinks back on how the deceased affected their lives for the better.

  • Desperate Housewives: Bree

    Episode 18 - Any Moment

    Any Moment: Julie is concerned about Susan's parenting skills when she allows MJ to do whatever he likes. Bree is suspicious of Andrew's motives when he announces that he's getting married.

  • Desperate Housewives: Carlos

    Episode 19 - With So Little to Be Sure Of

    With So Little to Be Sure Of: Susan finds out that Mike had been hiding a family secret from her for years. Gaby discovers a little flirtation leads to a lot of commission in her new job.

  • Desperate Housewives

    Episode 20 - Lost My Power

    Susan tries to build a car for MJ's school soapbox derby. Bree's lawyer demands that she should be honest with him about the drunken sexual sprees she formerly indulged in.

  • Desperate Housewives: Gaby

    Episode 21 - The People Will Hear

    The People Will Hear: As her trial nears, Bree begins to fall for her charming lawyer. Julie doubts Porter's commitment to fatherhood. Lynette has second thoughts about Tom's relocation.

  • Desperate Housewives: Susan, Lynette and Gaby

    Episode 22 - Give Me the Blame

    As things begin to go wrong in court and it seems that Bree's about to be convicted, a desperate Gaby comes up with a solution that will take the pressure off her friend.

  • Desperate Housewives: Bree

    Episode 23 - Finishing the Hat

    Finishing the Hat: In the last ever episode of the long-running US drama, Katherine returns to Wisteria Lane and offers Lynette a tempting job opportunity, while Julie goes into labour.

Desperate Housewives synopsis

Dark comedy drama exploring the complicated reality behind the apparent domestic bliss of a group of housewives in a fictitious American suburb

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