Desperate Housewives

Series 8 - 7. Always in Control

Always in Control
Radio Times
Review by:
Jane Rackham

“Our pact is to keep this thing a secret, not keep secrets from each other!” screams one Housewife because the cat is definitely out of the bag over their midnight burial of Alejandro. His corpse is missing and, after ruling out that he’s still alive (“What? He’s had a two-month dirt nap?” snaps Bree), the ladies cleverly work out that someone’s dug him up. But who? Unfortunately, Chuck is on the case. Cops know if you’re lying by your micro-expressions, he tells Bree. No worries then: she’s got one of the most immobile faces in Fairview.

About this programme

7/23. Bree is shocked to learn who dug up Alejandro's body and Lynette's jealousy prompts her to lie to Penny about Jane. Gaby and Carlos try to convince Lee and Bob that they have got the wrong impression about Juanita and Celia, while Susan struggles to impress Andre - who still believes her artwork reveals nothing about her true self.

Cast and crew


Susan Delfino
Teri Hatcher
Lynette Scavo
Felicity Huffman
Bree Van de Kamp
Marcia Cross
Gabrielle Solis
Eva Longoria
Renee Perry
Vanessa Williams
Carlos Solis
Ricardo Antonio Chavira
Tom Scavo
Doug Savant
Det Chuck Vance
Jonathan Cake
Ben Faulkner
Charles Mesure
Juanita Solis
Madison De La Garza
Mary Alice Young
Brenda Strong
Mike Delfino
James Denton
Andre Zeller
Miguel Ferrer
Penny Scavo
Darcy Rose Byrnes
Celia Solis
Daniella Baltodano
Andrea Parker
Becky Wu
Lee McDermott
Kevin Rahm
Bob Hunter
Tuc Watkins


Jeff Greenstein
Jeff Greenstein