Michael Ausiello
September 30, 2009 AT 03:09 PM EDT

Actress-comedienne Kathy Najimy is set to guest star in an upcoming episode of Desperate Housewives as a police officer with a surprising connection to Teri Hatcher’s Susan.

“Susan suspects Katherine was the one who attacked Julie, so she gets [a cop] to help her,” explains Housewives creator Marc Cherry. “But then she finds out the policewoman went to high school with her — and Susan stole her boyfriend, too! So [Najimy] has been going around the past 30 years resenting her.”

Najimy’s episode is slated to air in late October.

PHOTO CREDIT: Najimy: PRN/PR Photos; Hatcher: Glenn Harris/PR Photos

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