Karl Makinen recurs as Detective Furst on the hit ABC series Desperate Housewives. Susan Mayer’s (Teri Hatcher) daughter is strangled, and nearly dies. Detective Furst, (Karl Makinen) and his partner Detective Murphy are assigned the case, but Susan (Teri Hatcher) is not convinced that the detectives are taking the case seriously. Detective Lapera (Kathy Najimy) offers to help with the case and Susan accepts, only to find out later that Susan and Detective Lapera have a checkered past. When Susan figures out who Detective Lapera is, she turns to Detective Furst (Karl Makinen) and Detective Murphy again to figure out who on Wisteria Lane may have had a motive to strangle Susan’s daughter.