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Season 1 Episode 3

Suburban Prostitution

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Oct 18, 2005 on CBS
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Suburban Prostitution
Annabeth must prosecute an internet prostitution ring made up of middle-class wives and mothers. Meanwhile, Steve urges Maureen to push for more drug convictions so that their office can receive a $7 million grant from the federal government.

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  • It's been done.

    Lacks originality. Desperate Housewives had this plot line last year. However, \"Suburban Prostitution\" was carried out well. Annabeth, as always, knew what to do. The subplot with Maureen was very good and brought up an interesting issue. And extra points for the funny druggie :) All in all, a pretty good episode.
  • Soccer Mom Prostitutes? Somehow it sounds more like a pitch for a Lifetime movie than a new episode of a show on the fall CBS schedule.

    There are a lot of things about this episode that just don't ring true. First Annabeth is on the side of the prostitutes against the Madam. The show explains this as her identifying with women who would do anything to help their family. They were just taken advantage of during a hard time by this female pimp. Why wasn't she totally outraged that this women would risk their entire lives by this behavior? Why wasn't she making the wives confess to the husbands so the spouses could get checked out for diseases? Somehow I just don't buy the way this way played out.

    Oh, and Kimberly Elise is a great actress. She has a power about her that would really be able to deliver some great. However, putting her on the meth lab doped up idiot storyline was just a waste.moreless
  • All in all I liked this episode, it showed that Annabeth really caes for people, even if they are trick turning soccer moms.

    This show was good. I wouldnt say it's one of my favorites, but it was definately different. I honestly have never heard of moms prostituting themselves in their own homes. Especially soon as they send their kids off to school!!! Yikes!!! I liked this episode. Lets get some good excitement going on like the first one.

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    • Annabeth: The ladies charge more for extra requests. Uh, over-night, multiple partners, mixed doubles. It's all on the website.
      Steve: There's a web site?
      Annabeth: Oh, yeah, with lots of things to click on.

    • Steve: Decaf? You're drinking decaf now? What's the point of that?
      Annabeth: Do we need to go through this again? I'm breast-feeding. Trying not to get my child addicted to caffeine, if you don't mind.

    • Annabeth: One bored housewife turning a few tricks while her kids are at school isn't exactly a public menace, Detective.

    • Steve: (looking at the website on the computer screen) How many raunchy mamas are there?
      Computer tech: According to the website at least nine.

    • Maureen: Well, nothing upsets some people more than the idea of other people having lots of sex. I know it upsets me. I get mad just thinking about it.
      Annabeth: Mad! I've got a baby, I get mad thinking about other people getting a good night's sleep, never mind getting busy.

    • Annabeth: Why would they risk everything just to turn tricks?

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    • Annabeth looks at the pictures of the soccer mom turning tricks and says: "Wow, talk about a desperate housewife..."

      Desperate Housewives is a very popular show about the ups and downs in the lives of four suburban housewives and their neighbors.

    • Annabeth: Your neighbors don't want to be living next door to the Chicken Ranch.

      The Chicken Ranch is the famed whorehouse in the movie "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas"