Down the Block There's a Riot
Season 7 | Episode 10 | Aired 12/12/10
The housewives unite to do whatever it takes to stop Paul Young from opening the halfway house. Paul isn’t worried, but perhaps he should be. As his deceased wife points out in her ever-so-soothing voiceover, he had forgotten what ordinary men and women will do to protect themselves from the wrong kind of people. We’re just wondering whose gun is being shown as Mary Alice says these words.
Brent Ferguson, the head of a local homeowners association, offers to help Lynette with her problem through a not-so-subtle show of force. Lynette says she prefers to handle things in a more civilized way. But when Paul tricks Lee into selling him his house, Lynette decides to take Brent Ferguson up on his offer to help.
The neighbors plan a protest when the mayor comes to present Paul an award for public service. They make signs that say things like “Keep Wisteria Safe” and “Who Let the Cons Out?” There’s strength in numbers, so Lynette’s happy to see Brent Ferguson’s parade of people flooding her street. What she doesn’t notice is several men in the crowd arming themselves with baseball bats.