Witch's Lament

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"Witch's Lament"
Desperate Housewives episode
Episode no. Season 8
Episode 6
Directed by Tony Plana
Written by Annie Weisman
Production code 806
Original air date October 30, 2011
Guest appearance(s)
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"Witch's Lament" is the 163rd episode of the ABC television series, Desperate Housewives. It is the sixth episode of the show's eighth season and was broadcast on October 30, 2011.

Plot[edit]

Susan is appointed as Andre's intern and ends up watching his son; Lynette tries to outdo Jane and lies about making Penny's Halloween costume; Carlos speaks to a sponsor from A.A. about his blackout; the housewives are in the woods with the shovels, but the body they buried was mysteriously dug up; Renee gets romantic with Ben.

Title reference[edit]

The episode title, "Witch's Lament" is the title of a song featured in the musical Into the Woods

Reception[edit]

According to Nielsen ratings, "Witch's Lament" was watched by 9.280 million viewers and held 3.1 rating between 18 and 49 years of age.[1] The episode was competing against Sunday Night Football on NBC, which averaged 21.98 million viewers and a 13.8 rating/21 share, The Good Wife on CBS, which was watched by 10.12 million viewers but held a 2.0 rating and Family Guy on Fox which was watched by 5.96 million viewers and held 3.2/7 rating in the 18-49 demographic.[2] The episode gained an additional 2.0 million viewers and 0.9 rating in the week following the original broadcast due to DVR recordings.[3]

Notes[edit]

International titles[edit]

  • Italian: Paranoia
  • German: Paranoia
  • Polish: Płacz wiedźm (Crying of witches)

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