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|Desperate Housewives episode|
|Episode no.||Season 8
|Directed by||Tony Plana|
|Written by||Annie Weisman|
|Original air date||October 30, 2011|
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.
The episode title, "Witch's Lament" is the title of a song featured in the musical Into the Woods
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. 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. The episode gained an additional 2.0 million viewers and 0.9 rating in the week following the original broadcast due to DVR recordings.
- This was the third episode about Halloween. The first was "Now I Know, Don't Be Scared," and the second was "Excited and Scared".
- Although credited, James Denton (Mike Delfino) does not appear in this episode.
- Jonathan Cake (Chuck Vance) does not appear in this episode and is not credited.
- Tony Plana, who plays Alejandro, directed this episode. Plana also has a brief cameo as Alejandro in this episode, but was not credited for the role.
- Italian: Paranoia
- German: Paranoia
- Polish: Płacz wiedźm (Crying of witches)
- Seidman, Robert (October 31, 2011). "TV Ratings Sunday: 'Once Upon a Time' Holds Up; 'Allen Gregory' Debuts Weakly". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 31, 2011.