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Finishing the Hat
"Finishing the Hat" is the 180th episode and the second part of the two-hour series finale of the ABC television series, Desperate Housewives. It is the twenty-third and final episode of the show's eighth season and was broadcast on May 13, 2012. Although the season was promoted as "Kiss Them Goodbye", the series finale was promoted as "The Final Kiss Goodbye".
Give Me the Blame
Part 1 of 2: The flashback-filled series finale begins with Bree on trial for Alejandro's murder; Gaby busy at work—too busy to have time for Carlos; Renee and Ben preparing to wed, and Tom preparing to divorce Lynette; Susan planning to leave the lane to help Julie raise her soon-to-be-born baby; and Mrs. McCluskey about to enter a hospice.
The People Will Hear
"The People Will Hear" is the 178th episode of the ABC television series, Desperate Housewives. It is the twenty-first episode of the show's eighth season and was broadcast on May 6, 2012. The episode was promoted as "The last episode before the finale" to increase viewership.
Lost My Power
Susan builds M.J. a car for the soapbox derby; a wealthy woman hires Gabrielle to become her personal shopper; Bree's attorney, Trip Weston, gets her to explain her actions; Lynette causes trouble between Tom and his girlfriend; Renee finds out Ben's secret about the late Alejandro Perez.
With So Little to Be Sure Of
Julie worries about Susan's parenting skills after noticing her mother's laxity with MJ; Gaby tries to land a high-paying job after Carlos quits his; Andrew announces that he's getting married, and Bree smells a rat; Lynette sets out win Tom back; and Ben finally proposes to Renee.
Women and Death
On the day of a beloved Wisteria Lane resident's funeral, each of the housewives recalls the effect this person had on her life. Meanwhile, Bree is stunned when she's called in for questioning about the murder of Gaby's stepfather, Alejandro.
You Take for Granted
Susan talks Mike into going to the police when she discovers that Ben's loan shark is out to get him; Mrs. McCluskey, who's dying of cancer, asks Bree to help her commit suicide; Tom's girlfriend, Jane, stuns Lynette at Penny's birthday party; Carlos behaves oddly on his first day back at work, and Gaby is worried.
She Needs Me
Susan offers to help the father of Julie's baby raise the child; Bree agrees to go to Maine with Orson—perhaps for good; Karen pleads with Gaby not to tell Roy about her condition; and the loan shark who threatened Ben sets out to ruin Renee.
Get Out of My Life
Susan discovers who the father of Julie's baby is; Orson makes it his duty to nurse Bree back to health; Mrs. McCluskey throws Roy out of her house and he finds refuge at the Solises, where he proves to be an effective disciplinarian to Juanita and Celia, so Gaby won't help him patch things up with Mrs. McCluskey; Porter and Preston Scavo are evicted from their apartment and want to move back home, but Lynette has other ideas; and Mike tells Renee about Ben's loan-shark problem.
Is This What You Call Love?
"Is This What You Call Love?" is the 170th episode of the ABC television series, Desperate Housewives. It is the thirteenth episode of the show's eighth season and was broadcast on February 12, 2012. This is the least watched episode of the series and the lowest rated episode in the 18-49 demographic.
What's the Good of Being Good
Who Can Say What's True?
Gaby asks Lynette to help her woo an important company to sign with Carlos' firm; Renee talks Bree into going to a pickup bar; Mike finds inconsistencies in Ben's real-estate project; and a guilt-ridden Susan secretly visits Alejandro's family to see how they've been holding up in his absence.
What's to Discuss, Old Friend
Putting It Together
Chuck questions Gaby, Susan and Lynette individually about Alejandro's disappearance, and Bree becomes despondent when her friends blame her for their predicament: They say that Chuck is taking his anger at her out on them. Meanwhile, Lynette asks a favor of Tom that could upend his relationship with Jane (Andrea Parker); and Susan's art career could get a once-in-a-lifetime boost.
Chuck begins to harass Bree as his suspicions about her role in Alejandro's disappearance grow; Andre wants Susan to show her paintings inspired by Alejandro's murder at a gallery; Lynette devises a plan to salvage her marriage as her 22nd anniversary nears; and Carlos' drinking begins interfering with work, prompting Gaby to intervene.
Always in Control
Bree discovers who dug up Gaby's stepfather and is shocked; Lynette lies to Penny about Tom's new girlfriend; Susan searches desperately for her artistic muse to impress her hard-to-impress art teacher Andre; and Lee and Bob think that Juanita and Celia Solis are still bad kids, so they don't want to let Gaby and Carlos name them as the girls' legal guardians in their wills.
"Witch's Lament" is the 163rd episode of the ABC television series, Desperate Housewives. It is the sixth episode of the show's eighth season and was broadcast on October 30, 2011.
The Art of Making Art
"The Art of Making Art" is the 162nd episode of the ABC television series, Desperate Housewives. It is the fifth episode of the show's eighth season and was broadcast on October 23, 2011.
School of Hard Knocks
43min - Gaby seeks to get even with the volunteer who banishes her to a faraway parking lot when she breaks school rules by dropping off Juanita in front of the building; Bree discovers that Danielle's new business might not be as wholesome as she thought; Lynette begins to suspect that Tom is dating; and Susan tries to cope with her guilt by taking an art class with a no-nonsense instructor (Miguel Ferrer).
Watch While I Revise the World
42min - Mike suspects that Susan and Carlos are having an affair because of their shared guilt over the killing of Gaby's stepfather; Bree suspects that Chuck is investigating her; Lynette's sister (Sarah Paulson) arrives, and announces that she's engaged; and Lee asks Renee to help his daughter, Jenny, buy her first bra, and feels frozen out when Renee and Jenny bond.
Making the Connection
43min - Susan discovers a thrilling (if dangerous) way to ease her guilt over her role in the death of Gaby's evil stepfather; Gaby plans a sexy surprise for Carlos to help him regain his bedroom prowess; Bree discovers something in Chuck's past; Lynette and Tom have a hard time denying their kids' outlandish requests as their marital woes continue because neither wants to be seen as "the bad guy"; and Renee tries to win over hunky new neighbor Ben (Charles Mesure) by finding out what turns him on.
Secrets That I Never Want to Know
43min - "Secrets That I Never Want to Know" is the eighth-season premiere episode of the American comedy-drama television series Desperate Housewives, and the 158th overall episode of the series. It was originally broadcast in the United States on September 25, 2011, on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC). The episode focuses on the aftermath and cover-up of an accidental killing. The episode was written by executive producer Bob Daily and directed by David Grossman. In the episode, Bree (Marcia Cross) and Gabrielle (Eva Longoria) work together to conceal the death of Gabrielle's stepfather (Tony Plana) while Susan (Teri Hatcher) and Carlos (Ricardo Antonio Chavira) struggle with their guilt over the cover-up. Meanwhile, Lynette (Felicity Huffman) and Tom (Doug Savant) deal with their separation. "Secrets That I Never Want to Know" received generally positive reviews from critics, most of whom agreed the episode provided a satisfactory opening to the show's final season. According to Nielsen ratings, the episode drew 9.93 million viewers, making it the least-watched season premiere in the series' history.