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"The Coffe Cup" is the 119th episode of Desperate Housewives.



Susan is sentenced to pick up trash for community service as a result of shooting Katherine . While she is picking up trash, Katherine drives by and gloats about winning then as she leaves she throws her drink on the ground. Susan tells the supervisor that Katherine just littered and he tells her that she would have been in trouble if he got her license plate number so Susan gives him her home address, which results in Katherine joining Susan in picking up trash. Later, Katherine has a breakdown and admits defeat by telling Susan that the man she loved chose her. Susan tries to comfort Katherine but when she accidentally reveals that she and Mike once had sex five times in one day, Susan is shocked as she has never done that so Katherine rubs it in her face and decides she did not lose after all. Susan wants to beat Katherine so she tries to have sex with Mike five times in one day too but he tells her he can't. Susan is upset until she learns that he and Katherine only did that because they were snowed in and had nothing else in common except for having sex but with Susan they have everything.

Lynette & Gabrielle[]

Now that her clothes are too tight, Lynette is forced to wear Tom's clothes to work. Lynette tells Tom that she and Terrence are about to close the biggest deal in the company's history. She believes that after Carlos sees how well Terrence is at his job then he can take over for her while she is on maternity leave. In order to get Juanita into Catholic school, Gaby tries to bribe Father Crowley as he is the head of admissions and there is a two year waiting list. He lets her know that if a student withdraws he could put her at the top of the waiting list but reminds her that she has not been to Mass very much so she takes that as meaning he could take her money if it comes in offering. Later, Gaby visits Carlos at work and finds out that Terrence has a child in second grade so she tells Carlos to send him to Florida to start up the new branch in Florida. When Lynette finds out, she and Tom have Terrence and his wife over for dinner so they can tell them all the negative things about moving to Florida. Thinking that Terrence and his family are moving, Gaby gives Father Crowley a check for a large amount of money but he informs her that the Hendersons' changed their mind and are not moving. Gaby confronts Lynette and accidentally discovers Lynette's pregnancy, she is extremely upset and storms out. The next day, in order to avoid a lawsuit Carlos tells Lynette he wants her to run the branch in Florida and informs her that she either takes job in Florida or she quits.


Bree and Karl are trying to see if they could have a lasting relationship outside of sex, and they attend a performance of Madame Butterfly. Karl flirts with Bree as they're returning to their car, but Bree pushes Karl to wait. When Bree returns home, she's surprised to find Orson listening to a cast recording of Madame Butterfly on their home stereo system.

Orson has become suspicious of Bree's comings and goings, and believes that she is cheating on him with someone else. When Angie comes by the house the next day looking for Bree, Orson asks her to investigate the matter as a favor for him while he's away on a weekend golfing trip. Angie initially thinks it ridiculous that Bree could be unfaithful to Orson, but she knows something is up when Bree seems rattled by her bringing up his allegations, and Bree subsequently steps out to phone Karl. That night, Angie happens to see Karl show up at Bree's house, parking a few blocks away to avoid being seen.

Karl has found a potential loophole to get Bree leverage against Orson. He proposes that they get some pictures of Orson in a room with an ex-con and blackmail him with them, as he still has a year left on his parole and he's not supposed to be fraternizing with other ex-convicts. He'll not be able to touch Bree, as Bree can release the photos if he tries to report her to the police for the insurance fraud. Karl then gets frisky, and convinces Bree they should take advantage of Orson being gone.

They go up to Bree's bedroom to have sex, not knowing that Angie is watching them from the roof of the test kitchen. This position also gives Angie ample opportunity to notice Orson unexpectedly arriving home early in an attempt to catch Bree red-handed. Fearing how Orson might react, Angie calls Bree in time to warn her. Karl is left having to hide completely naked on the roof with his clothes and shoes stuffed under the bed, in full view of Angie. Orson knows someone else is in the house when he finds the wine glasses Bree and Karl had been drinking from, but Angie covers for Bree and claims to Orson that she was the other person (as a distraction to send Orson out of the room long enough for Angie to slip Karl his clothes). When Bree thanks her, Angie coldly tells her she's protecting Orson since she thinks he might be harboring suicidal thoughts, and gives Bree an ultimatum: she needs to choose a guy to settle for. But Bree cannot decide which to choose.

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Angie Bolen at the Coffee Cup.


At the local coffee shop, Julie spots Angie in line and tries to make small talk but Angie tells her she knows about the affair. Julie tries to apologize but Angie tells her not to talk to her and to avert her gaze the next time they run into each other. When the waitress brings Angie's coffee, Angie tells the waitress that Julie will be paying for it as she owes her. That night, Angie spots the waitress brushing crumbs off Nick 's shirt so she tells him that from now on she will always be questioning him when he talks to a woman. Angie wants Nick to be the person he used to be as in the one who saved her life. The next night, Nick is alone at the coffee shop and while Emily , the waitress goes to the back room Nick makes a strange phone call on a new cell phone but as he is finishing up the phone call he sees Emily wiping the counter off behind him. He asks if she was eavesdropping but she says that she just got there but wants to close up then at the same time someone is watching Emily and Nick from outside. After Nick leaves, Emily closes up but just as she is about to leave someone comes in and she asks if they forgot something which suggest she knows the person but the stranger turns the lights off and strangles Emily then leaves her for dead.



International titles[]

  • German: Die Beförderung (The promotion)
  • Italian: Paura di decidere (Fear of deciding)
  • French: Sauvetage à l'italienne (Rescue in the Italian Way)
  • Hungarian: Egy csésze kávé (A Cup of Coffee)
  • Arabic: واحد مزيدا من الوقت (One more time)