Desperate Housewives/Children and Art

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Children and Art
Season 3, Episode 8
Airdate November 12, 2006
Production Number 30855
Written by Kevin Etten &
Jenna Bans
Directed by Wendey Stanzler
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Children and Art is the eighth episode of the third season of Desperate Housewives, and the fifty-fifth episode overall.

Starring: Teri Hatcher (Susan), Felicity Huffman (Lynette), Marcia Cross (Bree), Eva Longoria (Gaby), Nicollette Sheridan (Edie), Ricardo Antonio Chavira (Carlos), Andrea Bowen (Julie), Doug Savant (Tom), Kyle MacLachlan (Orson), Brenda Strong (Mary Alice), James Denton (Mike)

Also Starring: Shawn Pyfrom (Andrew), Joy Lauren (Danielle), Josh Henderson (Austin), Brent Kinsman (Preston), Shane Kinsman (Porter), Zane Huett (Parker)

Guest Starring: (in credits order) Dougray Scott (Ian), Richard Burgi (Karl), Kathryn Joosten (Karen), Ernie Hudson (Detective Ridley), Matt Roth (Art Shepherd), Debra Monk (Marcella), David Fabrizio (Detective Collins), Ian Paul Cassidy (Durkin), Allison Miller (Tanya), Dixie Carter (Gloria Hodge), Pat Crawford Brown (Ida), Betty Murphy (Mrs. Alberta Fromme), Ingrid Sanai Buron (Scout Leader), Barbara Gruen (Costumer), Kate Mulligan (Prosecutor), Cierra Ramirez (Anne Marie), Lenny Schmidt (Man), Thomas Silcott (Nursing Home Van Driver)


Plot Overview

Edie redecorates Mike's house in preparation for his return home. Lynette bakes a cake for Art, the neighbor who saved her life, but soon grows suspicious of him. Susan's plan to keep Julie from seeing Austin blows up in her face. Bree invites Orson's mother Gloria to dinner, creating tension in the household. Gabby considers moving to New York to resume her modeling career, and the police have more questions for Mike regarding the death of Monique.


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