Desperate Housewives/Come in, Stranger

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Come in, Stranger
Season 1, Episode 5
Airdate October 31, 2004
Production Number 105
Written by Alexandra Cunningham
Directed by Arlene Sanford
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Come in, Stranger is the fifth episode of the first season of Desperate Housewives, and the fifth episode overall.

Starring: Teri Hatcher (Susan), Felicity Huffman (Lynette), Marcia Cross (Bree), Eva Longoria (Gaby), Nicollette Sheridan (Edie), Steven Culp (Rex), Ricardo Antonio Chavira (Carlos), Mark Moses (Paul), Andrea Bowen (Julie), Jesse Metcalfe (John), Cody Kasch (Zach), Brenda Strong (Mary Alice), James Denton (Mike)

Guest Starring: (in credits order) Doug Savant (Tom), Lupe Ontiveros (Mama Solis), Bob Gunton (Noah), Steven Eckholdt (Officer Rick Thompson), Harry S. Murphy (Mr. Lentz), Shane Kinsman (Porter), Brent Kinsman (Preston), Shania Accius (Shonda), Mark Brady (Patrolman), Pat Crawford Brown (Ida Greenberg), Laura Milby (Saleswoman), Betty Murphy (Mrs. Alberta Frome), Lorna Scott (Helen Vale), Cheyenne Wilbur (Bob Fisk)


Plot Overview

To Gabby's horror, Carlos' mother arrives for an extended visit, complicating her efforts to rendezvous with John. After a burglar breaks in at the house where Susan is cat-sitting, she gets asked out on a date by one of the policemen assigned to the case. Lynette schemes to get her children accepted into an exclusive private school. While visiting the Youngs' home, Bree forms a short but special bond with Zach.


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