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Lynette and Tom find a like-minded couple to watch their kids, Susan strikes up a romance with her ex-husband, and Gabby tries to hide her pregnancy.


David Grossman


Marc Cherry (created by), Marc Cherry | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Teri Hatcher ... Susan Mayer
Felicity Huffman ... Lynette Scavo
Marcia Cross ... Bree Van De Kamp
Eva Longoria ... Gabrielle Solis
Nicollette Sheridan ... Edie Britt
Alfre Woodard ... Betty Applewhite
Ricardo Chavira ... Carlos Solis (as Ricardo Antonio Chavira) (credit only)
Mark Moses ... Paul Young (credit only)
Andrea Bowen ... Julie Mayer
Doug Savant ... Tom Scavo
Cody Kasch ... Zach Young (credit only)
Richard Burgi ... Karl Mayer
Brenda Strong ... Mary Alice Young (voice)
James Denton ... Mike Delfino
Shawn Pyfrom ... Andrew Van De Kamp (credit only)


Gabrielle tries to revisit her past when old friends come to town, but doesn't want anyone to know that she's three months pregnant when getting dressed up. With the aftermath of her breakup with Mike, Susan finds temporary solace with her ex-husband Karl as his relationship with Edie hits a bump. Meanwhile, Lynette and Tom learn more about the new neighbors, the Harpers, when they babysit their two wild children and uncover a sex tape of the couple. Bree continues to have no idea that George is completely deranged and she's still being casually nice to him. When George buys a house for himself and makes an offer to Bree to move in with him as well as shows her off to his equally crazy family and friends, she becomes more uncertain about where she stands with him. George also learns about Bree's therapist giving her relationship advice, and again decides to take matters into his own hands. Also, Betty and Matthew's captive, Caleb, gets lose from the basement and roams around Wisteria ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

13 November 2005 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Linda Dano and Maree Cheatham guest star in this episode, both appeared on soap operas that aired on NBC. See more »


When Danielle asks Matthew out, she goes over to a lawn chair with a towel laying on it. As she is walking to the chair, the towel is smooth, but when she leans down to smooth it out, the towel suddenly falls several inches down the chair. See more »


Bree Van De Kamp: [after agreeing to marry George just to be polite] Obviously there is a downside to good manners.
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