Desperate Housewives

If It's Only In Your Head (2)

Season 5, Ep 24, Aired 5/17/09
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  • Episode Description
  • Bree tells Karl about Orson's shady blackmail scheme, and Karl finds a way to scare him off, but things backfire when Bree becomes upset with him and Orson still doesn't leave her. Tom learns he's been accepted in college after all, and Lynette worries her cancer might be back. Katherine and Mike head off to the airport to get married in Las Vegas afterwards. Ana Solis (Maiara Walsh), Carlos' niece, arrives on Wisteria Lane to stir up some trouble. Karen and her sister Roberta (guest star Lily Tomlin) break into Dave's home, and in the meantime Dave comes closer and closer to exacting his revenge schemes, and no one is safe.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Felicity Huffman

    Lynette Scavo

  • Marcia Cross

    Bree Hodge

  • Eva Longoria

    Gabrielle Solis

  • Nicollette Sheridan

    Edie Britt

  • Dana Delany

    Katherine Mayfair

  • Photos (7)
  • Fan Reviews (29)
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    By Matt16020-FIN, Apr 06, 2012

  • finale

    By danny7277, Jun 07, 2011

  • Interesting.

    By naldro, Jun 20, 2009

  • Average ending, no life-changing cliffhanger...

    By super_friend21, Jun 10, 2009

  • Bloody Hell! (part two)

    By mobbs456, Jun 04, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Dr. Rushton: I'm glad you came in. We've got your results back and the tests did pick something up. Lynette: So, it is the cancer. Oh God, I can't go through this again! Dr. Rushton: No, no, no. Nothing like that. You're pregnant. Lynette: Excuse me? Dr. Rushton: About six weeks or so. Lynette: Are you sure it's not cancer?

    Notes (5)

    • This episode marks the last appearance by Neal McDonough (Dave Williams) as a series regular.

    • This episode marks the 100th appearance by Doug Savant as Tom Scavo.

    • International Episode Titles: French: Dans La Peau De Dave Dash (In the Skin of Dave Dash) Italian: I Tarli Della Mente (The Woodworms of the Mind) Germany: Showdown (Showdown) Czech Republic: Kruh se uzavírá (The Circle Is Closing Up)

    • International airdates: Latin America: July 8, 2009 on Sony Entertainment Television (a.k.a. Canal Sony). Australia: August 3, 2009 on Channel 7 The Netherlands: October 20, 2009 on Net5 Finland: October 26, 2009 on Nelonen Germany: November 25, 2009 on ProSieben

    • Although credited, Nicollette Sheridan (Edie Britt) and Shawn Pyfrom (Andrew Van de Kamp) are absent from this episode.

    Trivia (2)

    • When Lynette holds up two fingers, Tom asks her if she is about to recite the "Girl Scout Oath". The "Girl Scout Promise and Law", as it is called, is recited with three fingers held up.

    • This is the second season finale episode in which Mary Alice doesn't appear, in which there is no mystery resolution, and in which no major character dies.

    Allusions (1)

    • Episode Title: The episode title, "If It's Only In Your Head" is a lyric from the song "Putting It Together" from the 1984 musical Sunday in the Park with George. The full line is 'A vision's just a vision if it's only in your head. If no one gets to see it, it's as good as dead! It has to come to light." The line "A vision's just a vision", taken from the same lyric, was used as the title for another episode earlier this season.

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