Suspicious Minds (Desperate Housewives)

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"Suspicious Minds"
Desperate Housewives episode
Episode no. Season 1
Episode 9
Directed by Larry Shaw
Written by Jenna Bans
Production code 109
Original air date December 12, 2004
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"Suspicious Minds" is the ninth episode of the ABC television series, Desperate Housewives. The episode was the ninth episode for the show's first season. The episode was written by Jenna Bans and was directed by Larry Shaw. It originally aired on Sunday December 12, 2004.


Gabrielle decides to run a fashion show showcasing the women of Wisteria Lane for charity. Edie is worried about Mrs. Huber when she fails to show up for the dress fitting. Paul buries Mrs. Huber, whom he murdered in the previous episode, along with the blender which she had stolen from his family in the first episode, it was the murder weapon he used to hit her and strangle her with. Lynette decides to poach a nanny when she feels that the work is too much for her. Bree catches Andrew smoking marijuana and when Rex refuses to side with her, she anonymously reports Andrew to the school and thereby gets his locker searched. Andrew is punished by being thrown off the swim team which was Bree's actual intent. Susan catches Gabrielle rubbing her foot up against John's crotch and finds out that Gabrielle is sleeping with John the next day. After Helen, John's mother, overhears John tell a friend about his affair with a married woman and then sees Susan talking with John, she believes that Susan is sleeping with John. Susan is then humiliated by Helen at the fashion show where she destroys her dress and creates a scene. Susan warns Gabrielle to come clean about her affair to Helen. When Gabrielle does, Helen threatens her. Police investigate a trunk found in Rockwater Lake with a woman's cut up body inside. Susan's daughter, Julie, is confronted by Zach's father, Paul, after Zach runs away from Silvercrest and Julie's correspondence to Zach is found. Julie lies to Paul, and her mother Susan, and says she doesn't know where Zach is although she has been harboring him, resulting in a new teen romance. Gabrielle decides that she'd better tell Carlos of her affair with John before Helen does but cannot bring herself to do it. When the police arrive at Gabrielle's door she believes they are there to arrest her for the illegal affair, but they arrest Carlos instead, who says "Tanaka set me up".


Although credited, Mike Delfino (James Denton) does not appear in this episode

Series continuity[edit]

This is the first episode in which Edie (Nicollette Sheridan) appears in the same scene as Bree (Marcia Cross), Lynette (Felicity Huffman) and Gabrielle (Eva Longoria).

Title reference[edit]

The episode title Suspicious Minds is taken from a song by Elvis Presley.

International titles[edit]

  • Finnish: Epäilyksiä (Suspicions)
  • French: Démons intérieurs (Interior Demons)
  • German: Das Geständnis (The Confession)
  • Hungarian: Gyanakvó elmék (Suspicious Minds)
  • Italian: Menti sospettose (Suspicious minds)
  • Spanish: Mentes sospechosas (Suspicious minds)

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