"Goodbye for Now" is the twenty-second episode of Desperate Housewives.
When Susan and Mike announce that they are going to move in together, Edie tries to stop it by having an intervention with the other wives. Susan gets suspicious and decides to follow Mike with Julie as her accomplice. She is surprised to see that she followed the wrong person. Felicia hands Zach a care package from Paul which contains a note which Felicia takes out. When Mike comes to visit Felicia she tells him that Paul Young will be at the park on Thursday evening if he wants to make a move. Mike does so and manages to capture Paul and drag him into his car.
When Lynette tries to make sure that Annabel does not become between her and Tom, it lands Tom fired where he learns that Lynette persuaded the boss' wife to pass on his promotion.
George continues to poison Rex by putting potassium pills in his prescription capsules. At the supermarket, George warns Bree that Rex has been bragging about how he likes hardcore sex (which is in fact, a lie). When Bree confronts Rex about it, he denies it but then has a heart attack on top of it all. Bree hesitates to get help but when Danielle tells Bree that Rex is in pain she drives him to the hospital.
Gabrielle gets the cold shoulder from Justin who tells him that she should have come clean since it could be John's child. She tells him that the situation is a delicate one and then proceeds to slap him. Carlos sees this and gets suspicious. When Gabrielle plans to leave, Carlos tries to stop her which leads to Gabrielle saying "Whoever said you were the father". Carlos then breaks his house arrest by stealing Edie's car and following Gabrielle to John's apartment. When Gabrielle leaves and hugs Justin, Carlos runs to the apartment and proceeds to beat Justin badly. The police receive the signal and arrive shortly after to arrest Carlos. When Justin tells Carlos that he is gay it changes everything and Carlos is in trouble--once again.
New neighbors Betty Applewhite and her son Matthew quietly move in during the night and unpack.
- The episode title Goodbye for Now comes from a song from the 1981 film, Reds which was composed by Stephen Sondheim.
- French Title: Le pharmacien est une ordure (The pharmacist is a junk)
- German Title: Hals über Kopf (Helter-Skelter / Pell-Mell)
- Hungarian Title: Ég veled! (Fare thee weel)
- Italian Title: Addio, per ora (Goodbye, for now)
- Both Mehcad Brooks and Teri Hatcher would later work together on the CW's Supergirl.