Forgive me for being sentimental, but welcome to the discussion topic for the final episode before the series finale (on which's discussion topic Renato has dibs) of Desperate Housewives, entitled "The People Will Hear". This is the 21st episode of the eight and final season, and the 178th episode of the series. It was written by Brian Tanen (2nd writing credit) and directed by David Warren, who's been on the show since the third season.
As her trial nears, Bree begins to fall for her attorney, Trip (guest star Scott Bakula); Susan becomes concerned when Julie doubts Porter's commitment to be a hands-on father to their unborn baby; as Tom gets closer to being transferred to India, Lynette begins to have second thoughts and tries to convince his boss to rescind the move. The ladies are shocked about Gaby's nonchalant attitude as Bree continues to stand trial and take the fall for Carlos in the murder of Alejandro.
Guest stars include Joshua Logan Moore as Parker Scavo, Darcy Rose Byrnes as Penny Scavo, Andrea Parker as Jane, Andrea Bowen as Julie, Kevin Rahm as Lee, Max Carver as Preston Scavo, Reed Diamong as Gregg Limon and Brit Morgan as Lindsay.