The good, the bad, the sexy and the dangerous prove it's not hard to find sin in the suburbs. Will Bree give in to her desire for an extra-martial affair? Can Lynette come to terms with her surprise pregnancy? How will Gaby deal with a rebellious new family member? And did Susan or Katherine marry Mike?
Mike Delfino's bride is revealed; Lynette faces another pregnancy; Bree tries to break free from her inhibitions; Carlos' niece puts Gaby to the test; a new family moves to Wisteria Lane.
We're totally caught up in Wisteria Lane 's biggest mystery yet: Who strangled Julie Mayer? Fortunately, she's not dead (We thought she was a goner. Whew!) but she is unconscious and unable to identify her attacker.
Gaby and family run into her former lover, John, at a local restaurant, which he owns! Hearing that he's now divorced, Gaby starts to primp and Carlos accuses her of "still having the hots" for John. She denies it, but we later catch her gazing fondly at an old photo of John.
We're happy when Katherine tells Bree she's in love, but when Bree exclaims, "I'm so glad you're finally over Mike," Katherine says still believes Mike come back to her! Bree orders Katherine to take some "sick leave." But Katherine shows up anyway to a client's wedding and flips out when she sees the cake is one she designed for her own wedding! "If I can't have it, nobody will," Katherine says as she makes a dive for the cake! We can't believe that Katherine shows up for work the next day as if nothing happened! Or that she's surprised when Bree fires her! Bree tries to be kind, but Katherine is furious.
We know Gaby has a relaxed approach to parenting, but we're still shocked when another woman calls her a "lousy mother" to her face! The other moms snub her, so she lures the neighborhood children to Juanita's birthday party with promises of big attractions like a clown, a bouncy house, even a monkey! The party is a smash, but then the monkey goes ape and attacks the clown! Gaby laments, "I am a terrible mom," but Carlos points out that their girls didn't panic like the other kids. "They are independent and resourceful, and that is thanks to your negligence," he says reassuringly.
We cringe when Juanita utters the f-word during a school play, but we cringe even harder at Gaby's overreaction to the proposed punishment: She curses out the principal and yanks Juanita out of the "crappy" school. But now Gaby has no choice but to home school Juanita, which goes as badly as we would have guessed. Juanita misses her friends and we wince after she doesn't answer when Gaby asks, "You still think I'm a good mom, right?"
When Lynette catches Julie arguing with Nick, Julie is forced to admit that Nick was the guy she was seeing. Lynette swears, "I will handle this," and promises not to tell Susan, but we know Lynette's going to find a way around that!
For having shot Katherine, Susan is sentenced to community service. When Katherine stops by to gloat, and throws her drink for Susan to pick up, Susan gets her busted for littering. We're so glad the drama seems to behind them when Katherine finally says, "It's time to admit defeat. the man I love chose you. " Hallelujah! But then she cries that she'll never find a man who'll make love to her five times a day and Susan freaks out that Mike's never done that with her! She starts ambushing Mike at every opportunity, until he finally begs for a break. "Katherine turns you on and sex with me is a chore," she sobs, so Mike sets her straight: He and Katherine only hit that record because they were snowed in at his cabin. "Sex was all we ever had," he tells Susan. "You and I have everything."
The strangulation murder of a waitress leads everyone to suspect that Julie's unknown attacker is responsible. We catch a glimpse of the killer, or at least, his brown loafers, and we try to figure out if we've ever seen those shoes before.
Katherine is wheeled out of her house on a stretcher -- and points to Mike as her assailant! We totally saw this coming!
We're glad Bree's okay, but we wait to hear the fate of Karl and Orson, who were both badly injured in the plane crash.
Karl leaves an interest in a strip club to Susan and she's astonished to find that Mike is a regular customer! Even thought he's only there to work on the plumbing, she forbids him from ever going back. He bristles at being told what to do, so Susan decides to do her own strip routine after summoning Mike to the club for a bogus job. When he sees other men trying to slip dollars into her bra, he gets her point.
Lynette balks at the idea of seeing a couples' therapist. In the meantime, Katherine is seeing her own psychiatrist, whereas Gabrielle and Susan are determined to find out which of if their kids are in the smartest math group at school, Orson makes life harder for Bree and Angie disapproves of Danny's new girlfriend.
Gaby and Angie test each other's skills on parenting, Susan makes a new friend a stripper. Meanwhile Lynette and Tom come to a disagreement over their new therapist. Bree watches over as she fears he may commit suicide. Gabrielle and Angie clash, and test each other's parenting skills. In the meantime, Susan befriends a stripper named Robin (guest star Julie Benz) and takes her under her wing, whereas Tom and Lynette come to a disagreement regarding their new therapist (guest star Jane Leeves). Bree watches over Orson as she fears he may commit suicide.
Robin's presence on Wisteria Lane makes the men perk up and the women jealous. Lynette says. "I have teenage boys at home. The last thing I need next door is a stripper." Katherine, who's back from her stay at the mental institution says, "She can't bring any more crazy to this street than I did."
When Celia comes down with chicken pox, Carlos orders Gaby, who's never had it it, out of the house so she won't get it too. She ends up staying with Bob and Lee, where she quickly grows used to their sophisticated, child-free lifestyle. When Carlos calls to say that Celia is better, Gaby lies that she's got a stomach bug so she can keep on partying. Juanita calls to tell her mom about her first soccer game and while looking for a quiet place to talk, Gaby stumbles across Bob & Lee's nursery! Bob admits they've been trying to adopt. "You may envy our life, but it's nothing compared to how we envy yours." She decides it's time to go home, with a fresh appreciation for being a mom.
Susan sees Robin give Katherine a good-morning kiss and realizes that the two are now more than friends. Mike can't believe Katherine's a lesbian now and his masculine ego takes another hit when Susan tells him, "You were a good transition," citing how gentle Mike is and how he likes to cuddle. The real issue is that Susan paid off his business loan with the money from the sale of the strip club. He tells her, "I grew up with a father who wasn't there. I promised I'd always provide for my family." She tells him his attitude is "so 1956," but agrees to cancel the check.
After Lynette catches Preston and Irena having sex in the house, she asks them not to let it happen again. Preston's solution: He and Irena are getting their own apartment. Tom expects Lynette to object, but she remembers how miserable their tiny first apartment made them. But her plan backfires when they get a three-bedroom apartment, which means that Preston is giving up on college and getting a job at a meat packing plant!
We're troubled to see someone clipping a newspaper article about a missing teenage girl and pasting it into a scrapbook -- right next to the article about Julie's attack.
The Fairview strangler's past is revealed, including a time when Bree offered him a job and dating advice, when Susan encouraged his interest in art and when Lynette showed him kindness and generosity.
This week, we realize there are not one, but three dangerous psychopaths on Wisteria Lane!
Lynette has been trying to get Eddie's alcoholic mother, Barbara, to come to therapy with him, but when she hears from the neighbors that no one's seen Barbara in days, Eddie assures her that his mom is just off on one of her usual benders.
Lynette is horrified to realize that Eddie didn't just kill his mother: He's the Fairview Strangler! He doesn't want to hurt Lynette, who's been so kind to him, so he says he'll drop off her off in a remote place so she won't immediately call the police. "I can't go anywhere," she says. "My water just broke. This baby is coming now. And you have to help me deliver it." Eddie reluctantly helps, but panics when he sees that the umbilical cord is wrapped around the baby's neck. "Listen to me. You have the chance to save a life," she tells him. "Please!" He manages to move the cord and the baby is safely delivered.