Farewell Letter

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"Farewell Letter"
Episode no. Season 7
Episode 15
Directed by David Grossman
Written by Marco Pennette
Original air date February 20, 2011
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"Farewell Letter" is the 149th episode of the ABC television series, Desperate Housewives. It is the fifteenth episode of the show's seventh season and was broadcast on February 20, 2011.


Gabrielle and Carlos head to Texas to visit Gabrielle's stepfather's grave, but instead come to find that everyone in the town is asking for autographs and pictures with Gaby. Bree and Keith make a decision to break up so Keith can see Charlie in Florida because he doesn't want him to not have a father, like he did himself. Lynette prohibits Porter and Preston from bringing home girls and she and Tom decide they need to get jobs, and move out. They end up at Mrs. McCluskey's house with their girls there. Renee gets Susan to use her dialysis to help them get into a restaurant, but after it fails, Susan collapses. After sending Zach to a rehab facility, Paul decides to kick Beth out of his life.


On its original broadcast on ABC, the episode scored 10.580 million of viewers and achieved a 3.1 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic.[1] With the DVR Rating, this episode is up 1.7 in million of viewers (rising to a total of 12.4 million of viewers) and it was up 0.8 in the adults 18-49 demographic (rising to a total of a 3.9 rating).[2]


International titles[edit]

  • Arabic: الانتقال (Transition)
  • Italian: Andare via (Go away)
  • German: Zuhause (at home)
  • French : Il n'est jamais facile de partir (It's never easy to go)