Desperate Housewives

10 Worst Episodes of Desperate Housewives

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Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 04, 2023.

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Desperate Housewives - S6E8

#10 - The Coffee Cup (Season 6 - Episode 8)

Susan discovers a surprising connection between Mike and Katherine, which leads her to question her relationship with Mike. Meanwhile Gaby will stop at nothing to get Juanita into Catholic school, and Lynette's pregnancy becomes hysterically impossible to hide. Meanwhile, as Bree tries to hide her infidelity, Angie uncovers the truth about Orson and Bree's imperfect marriage.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 257 votes.

Desperate Housewives - S2E17

#9 - Could I Leave You? (Season 2 - Episode 17)


Susan invites Dr. Ron to meet Karl after he finds out about their arranged marriage. Lynette is surprised that a woman at work is still breastfeeding her child of five. Gabrielle becomes very picky when choosing a birth mother, and a beautiful baby. Bree has to deal with a fresh accusation from Andrew, that of repressed memories.

The episode was rated 7.61 from 256 votes.

Desperate Housewives - S3E9

#8 - Beautiful Girls (Season 3 - Episode 9)

Gabrielle takes a shot at training potential young beauty queens. After discovering a wall of photos of half-naked boys in his basement, Lynette is convinced her new neighbor Art is a pedophile. Susan stays at Ian's house and clashes with his butler. Carlos asks Mike if he could stay with him for a while. With his mother living in the Hodge house temporarily, another part of Orson's past is revealed.

The episode was rated 7.61 from 268 votes.

Desperate Housewives - S6E21

#7 - A Little Night Music (Season 6 - Episode 21)


Angie comes face to face with her ex, Patrick Logan, after years on the run. Meanwhile, Gaby and Susan plan an elaborate scheme against their husbands, Lynette sees a darker side of Eddie, and Bree meets a woman who knows Sam all too well.

The episode was rated 7.61 from 236 votes.

Desperate Housewives - S5E22

#6 - Marry Me a Little (Season 5 - Episode 22)

Bree goes to extremes to hide her true intentions from Orson, while Susan and Jackson put on an act for the authorities. Lynette is shocked at the lengths Tom will go to in order to look younger, and Katherine masks the truth from Mike, afraid to lose him. Meanwhile, Dave is on edge when he learns a key witness to his misdeeds surfaces.

The episode was rated 7.59 from 226 votes.

Desperate Housewives - S6E2

#5 - Being Alive (Season 6 - Episode 2)


Mrs. McCluskey falls for a steak salesman called Roy Handler. Julie is found unconscious in the park bushes, which questions Mrs. McCluskey's decision to tell the police that she saw Angie Bolen's 19-year-old son, Danny, fighting with Julie.

The episode was rated 7.59 from 242 votes.

Desperate Housewives - S5E23

#4 - Everybody Says Don't (1) (Season 5 - Episode 23)

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.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 230 votes.

Desperate Housewives - S5E20

#3 - Rose's Turn (Season 5 - Episode 20)


Carlos finds Lynette in a precarious position, which she chooses to hide from Tom, and Gabrielle hastily covers for Tom's coy behavior. Orson tries to hide the truth about his wounds from Bree, while Katherine confesses to Mike, which leads to a surprising realization. In the meantime, Susan confides her dark secret in Dave.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 239 votes.

Desperate Housewives - S6E7

#2 - Careful the Things You Say (Season 6 - Episode 7)

Susan believes that Katherine may be Julie's assailant. Angie invites reluctant Bree and Orson to dinner. Gaby struggles to home school Juanita. Lynette has her own suspicions about who attacked Julie. Angie confronts Nick.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 241 votes.

Desperate Housewives - S5E2

#1 - We're So Happy, You're So Happy (Season 5 - Episode 2)


Unaware of Jackson's whereabouts, Susan goes to a local bar suspecting that he might be with Mike however, she soon lands herself in-trouble; meanwhile, after spending money that did not belong to her, Gabrielle attempts to get Carlos to get a job at the local country club as it pays better. Bree promotes her cook book on a radio show.

The episode was rated 7.56 from 240 votes.

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