Desperate Housewives

Everybody Says Don't (1)

Season 5, Ep 23, Aired 5/17/09
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  • Episode Description
  • Gabrielle and Carlos attend a family meeting hosted by Carlos' aunt Connie (guest star Liz Torres), who reveals an ulterior motive. Bree comes clean to Orson about her true intentions behind stealing and hiding her stuff, and Orson blackmails her into staying married to him. Lynette freaks out when she learns her husband wants to go back to college to study... Chinese. Susan learns just how desperate Katherine is to get Mike to stay with her after Jackson (guest star Gale Harold) tells her he believes Mike was the one who gave him away to the authorities. In the meantime, Roberta Simonds (guest star Lily Tomlin) learns of Dr. Heller's death, and Dave records a very important tape and starts hallucinating again.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Felicity Huffman

    Lynette Scavo

  • Marcia Cross

    Bree Hodge

  • Eva Longoria

    Gabrielle Solis

  • Nicollette Sheridan

    Edie Britt

  • Dana Delany

    Katherine Mayfair

  • Fan Reviews (13)
  • season 5 epsidoe 23

    By danny7277, Jun 07, 2011

  • A show about house wives and the dramatic changes they go through.

    By Lisakudrow730, Sep 25, 2009

  • Average finale but better than the concluding part...

    By super_friend21, Jun 09, 2009

  • Bloody Hell! (part one)

    By mobbs456, May 28, 2009

  • The Reason Why Written by John Pardee And Joey Murphy Directed by Bethany Rooney

    By shawnlunn2002, May 21, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Dr. Heller: They're onto you, Dave. Those text messages you sent to my receptionist didn't fool anybody. They've identified by body. And now, they're trying to trap you. Dave: It's not gonna work. Dr. Heller: They can trace those signals, Dave. They're going to find you. (Dave takes Dr. Heller's cellphone and throws it against the wall, smashing it to bits) Dr. Heller: It's too late. Whatever plan you had, it went to hell when you killed me. You should've stayed on your meds. Dave: Y-you don't know what you're talking about. I'm getting away with this! Lila: Why would you want to? I don't mean to criticize, but I thought you were doing this for us. Dave: I am. I want justice for our family. Lila: Then who cares if you're caught? We miss you, Dave. We should be together. Dave: So, what are you saying? So I should just walk over and kill M.J. now?! Edie: Sure. Why not? And, let's face it, your plans to take the kid to some lake and pretend he accidentally drowned? Boring! Hey, isn't it better that Susan know why her son had to die? I mean, the whole point is to make her suffer. Right? Dave: That's true. Edie: And then the whole world will finally understand what you've been going through.

    Notes (6)

    • When this episode aired back-to-back with "If It's Only in Your Head as the 2-hour finale for season 5, guest star Stephen Spinella (Dr. Samuel Heller) is credited after Liz Torres (Connie Solies). However, when the episode was released on DVD, separated from its follower, Gardell was billed before Otto. A similar thing happened with the forth season finale.

    • International Episode Titles: French: Douce Amertume (Bittersweet) Italian: Il Cerchio Si stringe (The Circle Narrows) German: Kein Zurück (No Way Out) Czech Republic: Všichni říkají, nedělej to (Everyone Says Don't Do It)

    • International airdates: Latin America: July 8, 2009 on Sony Entertainment Television (a.k.a. Canal Sony) Australia: July 27, 2009 on Channel 7 The Netherlands: October 12, 2009 on Net5 Finland: October 19, 2009 on Nelonen Germany: November 18, 2009 on ProSieben

    • Nicollette Sheridan (Edie Britt) makes her final appearance as a series regular in this episode.

    • Although credited, Shawn Pyfrom (Andrew Van de Kamp), Joshua Logan Moore (Parker Scavo) and Kendall Applegate (Penny Scavo) are absent from this episode.

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    Allusions (1)

    • Episode Title: The title of this episode comes from a song in the Stephen Sondheim musical Anyone Can Whistle.

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