Season 5 Episodes

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If It's Only in Your Head

Season 5, Episode 24 - Air Date: 5/24/2009
Lynette adapts to Tom's decision to go back to school, Orson takes a beating that Bree cannot comprehend, Gabrielle's niece moves to Wisteria Lane, and Susan and MJ's lives are in grave danger at the hands of Dave.
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Everybody Says Don't

Season 5, Episode 23 - Air Date: 5/16/2009
Gabrielle runs into an old acquaintance who's lost everything, Lynette is upset with Tom for his latest "bright idea," Orson threatens to blackmail Bree, and Susan accepts Dave's "friendly" gesture.
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Marry Me a Little

Season 5, Episode 22 - Air Date: 5/10/2009
Bree goes to extremes to hide her true intentions from Orson, while Susan and Jackson put on an act for the authorities.
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Season 5, Episode 21 - Air Date: 5/3/2009
Bree sinks to a new low to retain the best lawyer, and Gabrielle's vanity is put to the test when she makes a deal with her daughter Juanita.
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Rose’s Turn

Season 5, Episode 20 - Air Date: 4/25/2009
Carlos finds Lynette in a precarious position, which she chooses to hide from Tom, and Gabrielle hastily covers for Tom's coy behavior.
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Look Into Their Eyes and You See What They Know (2)

Season 5, Episode 19 - Air Date: 4/19/2009
Edie becomes the subject as the other housewives reminisce about her: with Susan recalling the first time they met; Lynnette remembers an unforgettable night; Gaby remembers an evening of friendly competition; and Bree remembers how thoughtful she was towards Orson.
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A Spark. To Pierce the Dark

Season 5, Episode 18 - Air Date: 3/22/2009
Bree considers selling her business to save her marriage; Lynette is threatened by her new boss; boundaries are crossed for Gaby and Carlos; and Katherine is caught in the most unexpected of cir!
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The Story of Lucy and Jessie

Season 5, Episode 17 - Air Date: 3/15/2009
When Susan tries to impress Jessie (guest star Swoosie Kurtz), a teacher at work, Jessie comes away with the wrong impression.
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Crime Doesn’t Pay

Season 5, Episode 16 - Air Date: 3/8/2009
In a gesture of friendship, Bree tells Lynette she'll help Tom secure a new job, but the best intentions will reach a tempestuous end and reveal Orson's shameful misdeeds.
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In a World Where the Kings are Employers

Season 5, Episode 15 - Air Date: 2/15/2009
Susan starts a new job in order to give son MJ the best, but when Mike leaves their son in Katherine's care, anger and jealousy pervade.
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Mama Spent Money When She Had None

Season 5, Episode 14 - Air Date: 2/8/2009
Bree reaps the success of her new book by treating herself to a new car, while Lynette and Tom resolve to sell his Mustang for some extra cash.
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The Best Thing That Ever Could Have Happened

Season 5, Episode 13 - Air Date: 1/18/2009
Lynette and Tom discover Porter's secret. Gabrielle thinks Virginia Hildebrand, Carlos's client, is becoming too close to comfort for her family.
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Connect! Connect!

Season 5, Episode 12 - Air Date: 1/11/2009
Connections lead to surprising resolutions. Susan and Edie are forced to spend time alone together when they accidentally lock themselves in a basement.
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Home is the Place

Season 5, Episode 11 - Air Date: 1/4/2009
Bree clashes with Alex's mother for their sons' affections. Gabrielle urges Carlos to take a six-figure job, even though it means spending more time away from home.
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A Vision's Just a Vision

Season 5, Episode 10 - Air Date: 12/7/2008
Lynette takes extreme measures to protect Porter. Carlos realizes the extent of Gaby's sacrifices for their family once his sight returns.
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Me and My Town

Season 5, Episode 9 - Air Date: 11/30/2008
For Gaby and Carlos, injuries sustained in the fire lead to a fortunate discovery, but for most, the consequences are less forgiving.
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City on Fire

Season 5, Episode 8 - Air Date: 11/16/2008
Julie comes to visit Susan with her alarmingly older boyfriend in tow; a reporter looks to expose Bree's imperfections; Gaby learns that she and Carlos are the sole heirs of Virginia Hildebrand's fortune, and Lynette discovers that Anne Schilling is having
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What More Do I Need?

Season 5, Episode 7 - Air Date: 11/9/2008
On the night of Mrs. McCluskey's 70th birthday party, the wives reflect on crucial events that have occurred over the last five years and led them to where they are today: Gabrielle has two "miracle" babies; Bree's alcoholism rears its ugly head once again; Tom's near-death experience explains his midlife crisis, and Susan finalizes her divorce and finds herself in bed with her house painter.
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There's Always a Woman

Season 5, Episode 6 - Air Date: 11/2/2008
Porter is keeping a secret: he's sleeping with his friend, Kirby's mom, Anne. Susan and Jackson break up, but when she wants to get back together with him, she sees that he is already back in the game.
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Mirror, Mirror

Season 5, Episode 5 - Air Date: 10/26/2008
Bree's new cookbook leads to jealousy of Lynette when she ends up drunk at a luncheon of Bree's, and meets Stu, an ad-exec of her's when she was working at Parcher & Murphy.
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Back in Business

Season 5, Episode 4 - Air Date: 10/19/2008
Bree is reunited with her grandson after three years, only to find herself repulsed with Danielle's parenting techniques; Susan and Gabby get into a brawl over their children and Dave and Tom begin a garage band, despite Lynette's objections.
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Kids Ain’t Like Everybody Else

Season 5, Episode 3 - Air Date: 10/12/2008
Bree is reunited with her grandson after three years, only to find herself repulsed with Danielle's parenting techniques; Susan and Gabby get into a brawl over their children and Dave and Tom begin a garage band, despite Lynette's objections.
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We’re So Happy You’re So Happy

Season 5, Episode 2 - Air Date: 10/5/2008
Lynette pretends to be a teenager on a social networking site in order to reconnect with Porter; Susan doesn't like how fast Mike and Jackson are becoming friends, and Gabby goes to drastic lengths to protect her social standing.
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You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow

Season 5, Episode 1 - Air Date: 9/28/2008
Set five years after the season four finale, drastic changes in the lives of the housewives are revealed: Bree and Katherine now own a successful catering company, and Bree is about to publish her own cookbook; Lynette is having trouble controlling her now teenaged twins and Gabby's daughter may have a weight problem, which forces her to reflect on how her own appearance has changed over the years.