Desperate Housewives

Season 8 Episode 1

Secrets That I Never Want to Know

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Sep 25, 2011 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Carlos's murder of his wife Gabrielle's evil stepfather (guest star Tony Plana) and the cover-up by the housewives has far-reaching effects, as feelings of guilt begin to overcome everyone in different ways. Gabrielle works to reach out to Carlos while his guilt weighs heavily upon him, and Susan starts to withdraw from her friends and family. As Lynette and Tom are grappling with their disintegrating marriage and impending separation, the former is having trouble making the right choices ever since she participated in the cover-up. And Bree must be especially careful around her new romantic interest, detective Chuck Vance. Meanwhile, a sexy new neighbor, Ben Faulkner (Charles Mesure), moves to town, and he's Renee's first order of business.


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  • the beginning of the end

    Great way to start the final season enjoyed all the scenes with the core 4 ladies together espeicallly the falling into the pool, I also loved the cliffhanger with the mary alice note
  • 8.01 "Secrets That I Never Want to Know"

    Written by: Bob Daily

    Directed by: David Grossman


    Ok, now let me get back to the first half of the season which was kinda so-so. This premiere was very good. Although i liked season 7 premiere better, but this had an amazing Bree/Gaby chemistry in the car scene with Chuck. They are great together! Susan was annoying constantly sobbing over this cover-up, grow a pair you idiot! Lynette not only looked horrible, but acted horribly when she slept with Tom, really woman? Renee only had 3 short scenes full of bad comedy. So, you go dressed like a 5 dollar whore and offer your new neighbor a ride on your whooha? Damn you lady, I thought you were classier than that.moreless
  • Secret that must be buried

    (Sorry for the bad english, i am italian) The fifth season? Good at the start, terrible at the end. The sixth season? Good at the start , but i don't even watch the second half of the season because was TERRIBLE. The seventh season was better that the begin of the sixth season, and it was all goo till the episode 12. Then I stopped watching it. I only watched the finale and OH MY GOD!

    Now we are in a sort of "making of " of the secrets of the past seven seasons, and I love it because I feel like I'm into the story and there's a complicity between they and me. Let's see the story:

    Lynette: at first I was sad that she was breaking up with Tom, but they fight TO MUCH, so maybe it's better if they take a pause... and about the murder, Lynette seems the most calm of the other Housewives, but it's just an impression for me (and we can see it when she made the nightmare about Alejandro);

    Gaby and Carlos: they are in pieaces, they feel very in blame and Carlos want to talk with a priest, but his wife wants his husband safe and not in prison, so she tries all for dig the secret. Gaby even fights with Susan! At the end, Gabrielle talks to Carlos and make him understand that, after all, he did a "good" action.

    Bree: she is enganged with a detective, damn!! How can she take the secret? He seems very smart, and their relactionship is full of an hidden tension.

    Susan: she is destroyed. She feels very very very in blame and she can't even look to her friends! Everythings reminds her the murderer of Alejandro. Finally she decides to talk with Mike, but at the end their friends make her change ideas and she became more quiet.

    It's all a very good episode, with some funny scenes (Gaby fights with Susan and they all fall in the pool, the scene in the machine of Alejandro, Susan that must bury the hamster) , the only bad point is the Renee storyline, useless.moreless
  • ????? I don't understand

    How do we watch it ????
  • The Final Season Begins With The Housewives Burying The Body Of Alejandro Into The Woods. But After The Burial, This Event Begins To Poison Their Friendship.

    I'm sad that "Desperate Housewives" was decided to be cancelled after this season. It has given me lots of laughs and tears. I don't feel "Desperate Housewives" has run it's course just yet. Of course the show can't run forever but I think the show has at least one more season. Maybe two. That aside, this was an amazing start to the final season. This episode worked on so many levels. The best scene was when Bree, Gaby and Chuck decided to return the car to Aunt SherilI. I laughed so hard!! There were lots of great other scenes too. The ending scene is the BEST cliffhanger DH has ever given us! The cast is once again top form here. The ending scene was perfect because the event was presented in such a dark way. That was because of the music. The last scene is similar with the series premiere. Let's hope that DH will continue the final season with episodes like this! Bullseye!!moreless
Cory Blevins

Cory Blevins


Guest Star

Michael Blaiklock

Michael Blaiklock

Father Benson (not credited)

Guest Star

Sam McMurray

Sam McMurray

Father Dugan

Guest Star

Tony Plana

Tony Plana

Alejandro Perez

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In "Come on Over for Dinner", Alejandro is seen driving a 2-door Ford Focus, but when Bree and Gabrielle go to dispose of his car in this episode, it is a 4-door model.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Susan: We're going to get caught, people always get caught! We can't do this, we're not criminals. We drive carpool!
      Bree: That's enough! This was a very bad man. He attacked our friend and her husband protected her, and now we are going to protect them. That means we tell no one, not the police, not our families... no one.

    • Ally: We can't have any detours. They say you have to get to the airport three hours early for international flights.
      Gabrielle: Oh, honey, relax. Since we caught Bin Laden, you can stroll on the plane anytime you want.

  • NOTES (3)