Mike has to think of a plan when he arrives home and finds Zach holding Susan hostage. Lynette tries to make a good impression on her new boss at the ad agency. Rex's demanding mother Phyllis arrives for his funeral and angers Bree while Betty and Matthew harbor a terrible secret in their basement. Although John is ready to move in, Gabrielle declines and starts to visit Carlos in jail, feeling guilty.
|#2||You Could Drive a Person Crazy|
Susan is dismayed that Edie's new boyfriend is Karl, and is also suspicious of the Applewhites. Lynette persuades Tom to help around the house. Bree's mother-in-law, Phyllis, continues to drive Bree crazy with her melodramatic grieving. Carlos is beaten up by an inmate after Gabrielle didn't pay off his girlfriend.
|#3||You'll Never Get Away from Me|
Phyllis's intervention means Rex is dug up and Bree has to take a polygraph test. Susan tries to accept Edie's new role in Julie's life, and tries to join in. Lynette's demanding boss makes her miss Parker's first day of kindergarten. Gabrielle is able to apologize to Carlos after seeing John with another woman.
|#4||My Heart Belongs to Daddy|
Susan helps Mike search for Zach, but isn't of much help when she finds him. Gabrielle causes a prison riot with visiting Carlos, and has to find a new lawyer. Lynette tries to get rid of Parker's imaginary friend 'Mrs. Mulberry'. Andrew's disapproval is clear when Bree invites George to dinner.
|#5||They Asked Me Why I Believe In You|
Susan's longtime book agent and dear friend, Lonny Moon, gets into financial trouble and she must help him. Bree reburies Rex amid police suspicions, and discovers a final note from Rex. Lynette is forced to stay out late with her boss, Nina, every night. Carlos is unhappy with Gabrielle's choice of lawyer to represent him. Matthew is worried of what the police would think of Caleb.
|#6||I Wish I Could Forget You|
Lynette buys a new set of suits in order to impress Nina. George and Bree's relationship grows much closer. Susan and Mike reach a crisis when Paul arrives demanding to know where she sent Zach.
|#7||Color and Light|
George proposes to Bree but she refuses. Gabrielle falls down the stairs when Caleb, who had escaped, found his way into her house. Susan and Mike split up at the same time as Edie and Karl, and the ex-spouses reunite. Tom and Lynette are forced to cancel playdates after finding their children watching a homemade sex video at a neighbor's house.
|#8||The Sun Won't Set|
A neighborhood watch committee is formed when the neighbors panic about the recent break-in. Susan is shocked at the new she learns about her father at her mother's wedding. Bree cancels the engagement after finding out some disturbing information about George. After learning that Gabrielle suffered a miscarriage, Carlos becomes depressed and violent. Lynette is worried of the twins' vulnerability to stranger danger.
|#9||That's Good, That's Bad|
George continues to stalk Bree, despite her efforts to separate from him. Carlos is paroled from prison and returns deeply religious thanks to a nun who helped push his parole case. Susan meets her father but her attempts to begin a relationship with him are unwanted. Lynette stands up to Nina and it is worthwhile. Bree discovers that George killed Rex and attacked Dr. Goldfine.
Zach returns home and reunites with Paul. In order to set up a daycare center at the office, Lynette must convince her boss's wife to leave her baby. Andrew returns home, with plans to take down Bree. Gabrielle faces off against Sister Mary about Carlos's mission in Africa. Betty and Matthew help Caleb escape, unaware that they are being followed.
|#11||One More Kiss|
When Lynette catches Gabrielle kissing Tom, she decides to get even and kisses Carlos. Susan helps Mike try to bond with Zach, despite Paul's warnings to stay away from his son. Andrew blackmails Bree for the sake of his relationship with Justin. With an intruder in the house, the Applewhites end up with another dead body in their hands.
|#12||We're Gonna Be All Right|
Susan fakes an illness in order to spend time with Dr. Ron. When pictures of Gabrielle appear on the Internet, she forces Carlos to take action. Tom is alarmed when the boys come home with chicken pox. Bree, although in denial, is arrested for DUI. Mike finally visits Noah again after months of silence.
|#13||There's Something About a War|
Susan will need surgery, but it will be Dr. Ron's first operation. The Applewhites announce that they're moving. After further arguments, Gabrielle agrees to have a baby with Carlos. Bree and Betty make an alliance with each other's secrets. Tom applies for a job at Lynette's agency. Gabrielle lies in confession so that Sister Mary is sent away.
Tom tries desperately to impress Ed, his boss. Susan is forced to re-marry Karl to renew her health insurance. Bree slips into the Applewhites' house, seeking answers from Caleb. Gabrielle and Carlos offer to house Xiao-Mei, a rescued slave to be their new maid.
|#15||Thank You So Much|
Edie finds Karl's ring for Susan, and thinks he's going to propose to her. Gabrielle's mother offers to be her and Carlos's surrogate. Bree agrees to babysit Lynette's children but falls asleep after drinking, and the children go missing, only to be found by Lynette later, who is furious with Bree.
|#16||There Is No Other Way|
Carlos and Gabrielle are unable to adopt after they run into Helen Rowland at the adoption agency. On the operating table, Susan reveals she loves Mike, while a nurse reveals she is married. After being accused of abusing a bruise-covered Andrew, Bree joins AA. Tom is tired of Lynette always being in control. Paul is arrested, and Felicia returns.
|#17||Could I Leave You?|
Susan's dinner with Ron and Karl ends up in a fight in the street with the two men and Mike. Lynette tries to end a colleague's breastfeeding. Gabrielle is insistent on having a 'pretty baby'. Bree continues to attend her AA meetings but is still in denial until she passes out and is locked in a department store.
|#18||Everybody Says Don't|
After having sex with her AA sponsor, Bree is assigned a new sponsor. Carlos and Gabrielle learn their baby's father had no idea that Libby was giving the baby up. Despite her previous actions, Lynette defends Bree's parenting in court. Karl and Edie have an engagement party, where he and Susan have to confess their temporary marriage.
|#19||Don't Look at Me|
Lynette's son Parker is eager to learn about 'the birds and the bees'. Carlos and Gabrielle go to court for custody of baby Lily after they find out she is legally not their child. Bree's parents come to town to mediate unsuccessfully between her and Andrew. Karl confesses his true feelings to Susan, and they end up in bed despite his commitments to Edie.
|#20||It Wasn't Meant to Happen|
Gaby schemes to get Lily's birth father to surrender his parental rights. Edie reaches out to Susan when Karl breaks up with her, causing much guilt for Susan. Lynette tries to help her boss spice up his marriage, leading to problems in the office. Bree takes action when Peter's Sex Addicts Anonymous sponsor warns him to stay away from her. When Betty sells her house, Matthew and Danielle hatch up a plan to get her to stop the move.
|#21||I Know Things Now|
Tom is fired for punching Lynette's boss, but an item on his expense report has Lynette even more concerned. Having lost her adopted baby, Gaby faces the prospect of losing Xiao Mei when immigration decides to deport her. Mike finds a private investigator hired by Edie lurking outside Susan's house. Susan decides to break the news to Edie herself, but has second thoughts after sending a letter. Andrew preys on Peter's biggest weakness to take revenge on his mother.
|#22||No One Is Alone|
Bree is rejected by Danielle, who runs away with Matthew. Lynette follows Tom, only to find him staying with another woman. Susan persuades Edie to admit she was the arsonist of her house fire. Felicia has a final act of revenge for Paul. Gabrielle is jealous of the attention Carlos is giving Xiao-Mei.
|#23||Remember, Part 1|
Part one of a two-hour season finale. Flashbacks take us back to moving-in day on Wisteria Lane for Bree, Lynette, Susan and Gabrielle and to how Mary Alice brought them all together; in other flashbacks the Applewhites' past in Chicago is revealed. Back in the present, Bree attempts to escape from the psychiatric hospital. Susan and Julie move into a motor home. Lynette finds out that Tom has another child with another woman. Gabrielle suspects Carlos is having an affair with Xiao-Mei. Zach inherits Noah's estate.
|#24||Remember, Part 2|
Part two of a two-hour season finale. Flashbacks take us back to moving-in day on Wisteria Lane for Bree, Lynette, Susan and Gabrielle and to how Mary Alice brought them all together; in other flashbacks the Applewhites' past in Chicago is revealed. Back in the present, Bree attempts to escape from the psychiatric hospital. Susan and Julie move into a motor home. Lynette finds out that Tom has another child with another woman. Gabrielle suspects Carlos is having an affair with Xiao-Mei. Zach inherits Noah's estate.
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