Robin Gallagher is a hot (ex) stripper who turns every male on Wisteria Lane into a pervert and every wife into a threatened, defensive bitch. On the bright side, she takes the edge off of Katherine… more on that later.
Through a series of spotlights on each wife, we learned more about Robin and tiny bit about each wife's current dilemma.
"Lynette and The Stripper": After Lynnette confronts Robin for taking showers with the blinds open, she finds out that Parker tried to pay Robin to have sex with him. Tom and Lynette give Parker a sort-of stern talking to, then get into a temporary fight about how women only have sex if they're "paid in some way." It ends in them having sex, Lynette apologizing to Robin, and Robin asking Lynnette to draw the blinds when she and Tom do it.
"Bree and The Stripper": Robin asks Bree to teach her how to bake a cake, which quickly turns into Robin giving sex advice to Bree about Orson. Bree then tries to seduce Orson with a striptease but fails because of her clumsiness and his confusion. Orson figured that their days of intimacy were over, but Bree assures him that she wants to work on having a sexual relationship again.
"Gaby and The Stripper": Gaby and Carlos are set on breaking up Ana and Danny after learning that the Bolen family has a dark past. Gaby pulls some strings and gets Ana an agent in New York City, but Ana says she wants to finish high school first, and then move out there with Danny. Gaby is disappointed, drinks with Susan, and learns that Robin once put her dreams on hold for a boy and lost her chance at a successful career as a ballerina. Gaby asks Robin to tell Ana her sob story, and it actually works. Ana moves to New York and Carlos and Gaby are thrilled. When Robin learns that Gaby basically used her to break up the teens, Robin tells Danny about Gaby's actions. We then see Danny get in a taxi with luggage, which must mean he's flying out to New York to get Ana back.
"Susan and The Stripper": Mike has back pains, and luckily, Robin is really good at cracking backs. In order to cure his pains most effectively, Robin must be dressed scantly clad and in sexually compromising positions. Susan is obviously upset, but instead of telling her husband she feels threatened, she says that she wants to help Mike with his back pains. Cut to Mike in the hospital with a neck brace. In the hospital, Susan admits to Robin that she's in over her head and doesn't feel comfortable living with a stripper. Robin says she doesn't like how people think she's a stripping slut. The two women make amends and Robin says she'll move out in order to save their friendship.
"Katherine and The Stripper": Robin moves in with Katherine. Robin tells Katherine she had a bad childhood, and Katherine tells Robin about living in a mental institution. The ladies go out drinking and two creeps hit on Robin but ignore Katherine. Robin is pissed and kisses Katherine in order to make the guys feel hornier, or something. They leave the bar, go home to drink more, and Robin reveals that she's a lesbian. Katherine says she isn't interested in women, and Robin hopes this doesn't affect their living situation.
"Robin": No longer "The Stripper," Robin feels like she's found her rhythm in the neighborhood because the women on Wisteria Lane have really gotten to know her. Also, as it turns out, Katherine is a lesbian now apparently. - Rachel Stein
Previously: Katherine got out of the nuthouse. Bree wanted things to work out with Orson. Gaby and Carlos realized the Bolens were up to something. And Susan adopted a stripper. Now, it's time for Robin the Stripper's big debut in the neighborhood, so she's of course putting on her reddest stripper-red lipstick outside Susan's. As she walks down the street, Mary Alice Voices Over that everyone wants to look at Robin Gallagher. We get to see men and boys (Parker!) of all ages gawk as she walks to Gaby's, where Roy gawks. Susan brought Robin to Gaby's party as her plus-one, since Mike had to work. All the guys -- Tom, Carlos, and Orson -- welcome Katherine back to the Lane. Until they abandon her to greet Robin. Which they do, eagerly and all smiles. Lynette, Bree, and Gaby pull Susan aside to lecture her about bringing such a hottie in, and Susan tells them she's unemployed now, since Susan told her to quit her job as a stripper. They don't want the guys to know she's a stripper, but they turn and realize she's already spilled that. MAVO says everyone liked to look at Robin (the guys), but not everyone liked what they saw (the ladies). Title card.
Later, in the kitchen, all the ladies are lecturing Susan some more. Susan says they're not even taking the time to get to know her, and Gaby replies, "Our husbands are in there pooling their dollar bills. What more do we need to know?" To be fair to Robin, that's really more of a husband problem than a stripper problem. Just then, Katherine comes in and says she met Robin, who seems great. Bree asks if she mentioned she was a stripper, and Katherine duhs, "Did she have to?" Susan says she's trying to help her get back on her feet, and if anyone should be worried, it should be her, since she's living in her house. And she's not worried. Katherine thinks they should give her a chance, and Bree agrees, since she's probably had a hard life. Lynette doesn't want a stripper next door, since she has teenage boys at home.
That leads it to "Lynette and The Stripper," the first of our five mini-shows this week. It starts with three goofy teenagers showing up to "pick Parker up from school," but they almost trample Lynette running upstairs. Then Lynette and Tom bicker about who's going to fold the laundry, but it was really his way of showing her the ring he got her at an antique store. She's so happy she offers to have sex with him tonight, but Tom thinks they should just do it after the boys leave for school. Which reminds Lynette: Why haven't those boys left yet? She's dumber than us, apparently, because we all know that Lynette will find them peeping at Robin upstairs. Which she does, and they're even using binoculars. Oh, and Robin's showering! Gasp! Lynette, outraged, shows up at Susan's to snottily ask Robin not to take a shower without closing her blinds, since she has a 16-year-old son. Robin says "Oh no," but then laughs, "At least they didn't have to pay a cover charge, right?" Lynette doesn't see the humor in it, and tells Robin how nice this neighborhood is (frequent murder is the neighborhood's biggest problem), and that she has a responsibility to her neighbors, especially the ones with "innocent children." Oh, brother. Robin can't help telling Lynette, at this point, that Parker asked her to have sex with him. Lynette's horrified, "Parker? My Parker? Red hair, still sleeps in a bed shaped like a race car?" Robin says she said no, of course, but then he offered her cash.