Desperate Housewives

Season 5 Episode 7

What More Do I Need?

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 09, 2008 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Lynette and Tom uncover the unsettling truth about their son Porter. Gabrielle suspects Carlos' best client, Virginia (guest star Frances Conroy), has ulterior motives. Bree's moment of weakness could bring her great embarrassment and shame. Katherine's secret affair is unveiled. Susan learns of Jackson's true passion. Finally, Mrs. McCluskey's sister Roberta (guest star Lily Tomlin) unearths a disturbing fact about Dave.moreless

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  • not bad

    an ok episode this week but once agian nothing special im not really enjoying this season so far i do believe that the five year jump has been a bad thing for desperate housewives i mean when i first heard they were doing i thouht they it would atleat make the show more creative but instead it feels that this season is the worst yet creativly..

    Susans relationship with jackson is really annoying i really dont like him

    i also really dont like the road the writers are going with katherine and mike oh please it is such a stupid idea...moreless
  • Treading water slightly, 'What More Do I Need?' nudges the housewives' narratives forward a few baby steps, rather than putting the pedal to the metal and sending them joyriding around Wisteria Lane.moreless

    Treading water slightly, 'What More Do I Need?' nudges the housewives' narratives forward a few baby steps, rather than putting the pedal to the metal and sending them joyriding around Wisteria Lane. Still, there's much to enjoy here, particularly Felicity Huffman's work as a rather demented Lynette Scavo, whose determination to put an end to what she sees as a violation of her son is so believable, it's almost too difficult to watch. Bree's 'moment of weakness' is rather fun too, giving Marcia Cross a chance to let her, often underestimated, comedic talents shine through. And how about Andrew, eh? Still looking pretty hot in those suits...moreless
  • Lyn and Tom discover the truth about who Porter is seeing

    In this episode of Desperate Housewives, the following happens. Lynette confronts Ton about the affair which she believes he is having. She soon learns that Porter is the one who is sleeping with the married woman, who is also his best friend's mother. Gabby and Carlos go to his client's house and end up staying there for the weekend. When Lynette and Porters older girlfriend met up at a PTA meeting Lynette attacks her, in the bathroom. When Gabby hears the client asking the girls to call her Grandma she packs her bags and want to leave. Porter soon learns that he has gotten his best friend mother pregnant. Bree and Hodge have sex in Mrs Van de Camps kitchen and it's all been caught on tape. The tape has also been stolen and the thief offers to sell it online unless they pay him $2,000. Bree gives Andrew her blessing to get the tape back any way he can. Karen and her sister learn that Eddie's husband Dave speaks to a Criminal psychologist every month. When the sex tape is reveal we see that it is not Bree and Hodge but in fact Katherine and Mike who have been having sex in the kitchen. So Bree goes to confront her and give her the DVD. We learn that Porter and the woman carrying his child and planning on leaving town together.moreless
  • It had some funny and exciting parts, but I just didn't really like some of the storylines.

    The storyline with Lynette thinking Tom was cheating was good, and it became even more interesting when we found out it was Porter with an older women. I liked how it made it look like Tom was having the affair. Gaby's storyline was ok. It was kind of interesting to see what the crazy lady would do and how desperate she was to have a family, but the plot seems kind of random and it doesn't seem to have long term potenial. The sex tape plot was funny. Bree and Orson went through all the lengths of getting the tape back and it didn't even turn out to be them. Susan changing her mind and wanting to have sex was funny, but the painting seem kind of random and too unexpected.moreless
  • Powerful Stuff

    This was another entertaining episode. Bree&Orson: their sexcapdes were amusing to watch. the fact Bree and Orson have rekindled their romance is nice to watch - Kyle and Marica have great chemistry together on screen. The whole tape thing was funny and rather surprising...

    Katherine: Her and Mike? Huh? Then again it fits - they are both lonley people in Desperate need. The fact Katherine can be so dirty is fitting with the show. Susan&Jackson: more humour follows these two. Their dating all over again and drunk susan is funny to watch. Then there's that gorgeous painting of Teri Hatcher - wonder if Mark Cherry will auction this?

    Lynette: My oh my do not mess with Felcity Huffman! she is a powerful woman. When she attacked that woman in the bathroom... powerfull stuff. Gabby&Carlos: Is Virginia a caring old woman or is she a creepy child-snatcher? Something to decide on.

    Overall another good episode - keep it up.moreless
Frances Conroy

Frances Conroy

Virginia Hildebrand

Guest Star

Gail O'Grady

Gail O'Grady

Anne Schilling

Guest Star

Stephen Spinella

Stephen Spinella

Dr. Samuel Heller

Guest Star

Kathryn Joosten

Kathryn Joosten

Karen McCluskey

Recurring Role

Gale Harold

Gale Harold

Jackson Braddock

Recurring Role

Madison De La Garza

Madison De La Garza

Juanita Solis

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Bree, Orson and Andrew keep calling the recording (sextape) a tape, but when Andrew gives it to them it is a CD.

    • When Lynette gets up from the PTA meeting to go the bathroom, she has her purse on her shoulder. After she confronts Mrs. Schilling and storms out of the bathroom, she is no longer carrying her purse.

    • When Mrs. McCluskey is talking to her sister on the couch, she has a plate in her left hand and some papers in her right, when Roberta rips the papers out of her hands, the plate is gone and is replaced by a sandwich.

    • Charlie threatened to post Bree and Orson's sex tape on YouTube. However, YouTube does not allow pornography or nudity to be posted.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Lynette: I want you to call that woman and tell her you are never seeing her again.
      Porter: Her name is Anne.
      Lynette: Her name is Mrs. Schilling; she was you T-ball coach when you were six. By the way, does your best friend know you're sleeping with his mother?
      Porter: We're... keeping our relationship from Kirby for now.
      Tom: This isn't a relationship. You're being used by this woman.
      Porter: No, I'm not. I love her.

    • Mrs. McCluskey: Geez, Roberta, I know you hate to throw anything away. But do you have the garbage man bringing you stuff now?
      Roberta: Pardon my french, but what's french for kiss my ass?

    • Susan: Jackson, look at me. I'm tipsy. I'm horny. I'm easier than a five-year-old's homework.

    • Susan: Right! What time is it?
      Jackson: Erm, 10:48.
      Susan: No, it's sex time!

    • Bree: Could you believe it? A thief and a pothead.
      Orson: Well, at least we know now where the two pounds of cookie dough went.

  • NOTES (2)


    • The Solises and Mrs. Hildebrand were watching the 2007 movie Surf's Up, which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

    • Episode Title: The title of this episode comes from a song in the early 1955 Sondheim musical Saturday Night, which was written for Broadway but cancelled due to the death of the producer and wasn't performed for 42 years.