Desperate Housewives

Your Fault

Season 1, Ep 13, Aired 1/23/05
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  • Episode Description
  • When Lynette's father-in-law (guest star Ryan O'Neal as Rodney Scavo) pays a visit to the family, she unwittingly learns a family secret - that he's been consistently cheating on his wife. Meanwhile, Susan is disturbed by Julie's growing romance with Zach. Rex attempts to reconcile with Bree as she tries to play hard-to-get. Lastly, Gabrielle is shocked when John's parents (guest stars Kathryn Harrold and Mark Harelik) ask her for a favor in convincing John to move back home as he officially turned eighteen and no longer wants to live at home and trying to pursue a relationship with Gabrielle.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Teri Hatcher

    Susan Mayer

  • Doug Savant

    Tom Scavo

  • Felicity Huffman

    Lynette Scavo

  • Roger Bart

    George Williams

  • Brent Kinsman

    Preston Scavo

  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • Pointless episode.

    By Kadodian, Aug 31, 2014

  • good

    By danny7277, Oct 31, 2011

  • Un corazón se puede romper a cualquier edad.

    By chupisfunky, Feb 27, 2008

  • There Will Be Consequences Written by Kevin Etten Directed by Arlene Sanford

    By shawnlunn2002, Jun 09, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (23)

    • Bree: It was my first week in college, and I went to a meeting of the Young Republicans, where Rex gave a speech and I went up to him afterward and introduced myself and told him that I agreed with his stance on the death penalty, and he took me out to a diner and, uh, we stayed up until 2 in the morning talking about big government, gun control and illegal immigration. (sighs) It was just... it was just such a magical night.

    • Gabrielle: (to John) I've tried poor but happy. Guess what? Wasn't that happy!

    • Gabrielle: Every once in a while even I want to do the right thing.

    • Mary Alice: Suburbia is a place filled with responsible people trying to live responsible lives. Of course, even the most responsible among us, has mistakes in their past. Mistakes they’d like to forget. Mistakes that sometimes come back to haunt them.

    • Julie: Mom! Susan: What is going on here? Were you just kissing my daughter? Zach: I...uh...a little. Susan: What are you thinking? Julie: Mom, calm down. Susan: She's only fourteen! Zach: Yeah. I should, I should probably be going. Susan: You think?

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    Notes (8)

    • On the DVD, a deleted scene from this episode is featured in which Lucille Soong guest stars again as Carlos and Gabrielle's maid, Yao Lin, who makes them give her an expensive statute in return for her continuing to work for them. As the scene was deleted for time, however, Lucille Soong did not appear in this episode and was not credited.

    • The song playing at the prom is "Do The Damn Thing (DTDT)" by Rupee. He's a soca artist from Barbados on Atlantic Records. Another of his songs was also featured on "After The Sunset" OST called Tempted To Touch. He has two albums out, Dot Com and 1 on 1. He however, has many more songs than those two albums. He has been singing for 10+ years now on the Barbadian music scene winning numerous competitions.

    • Although credited, Nicollette Sheridan (Edie Britt) and James Denton (Mike Delfino) are absent from this episode. However, Nicollette Sheridan appeared in a deleted scene from this episode in which Gabrielle tried to put her house up for sale.

    • The song playing while Susan (Teri Hatcher) and Paul (Mark Moses) dance is Kansas - Dust in the Wind, released in December 1977.

    • Ryan O'Neal's character name is Rodney, as in Rodney Harrington, the character he played on "Peyton's Place" in the 1960's. After she finds him fooling around, Lynette exclaims, "I can't believe you'd do this to Allison." Allison McKenzie was Rodney Harrington's girlfriend, played by Mia Farrow.

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    Trivia (4)

    • Susan Mayer's daughter Julie has aged by two years this season.
      In the "Previously on Desperate Housewives" intro on episode 1.03 "Pretty Little Picture", the narrator says: "Susan took dating tips from her 12-year-old daughter".
      Then in episode 1.10 "Come Back to Me", during a conversation with Mike, Susan says of Julie: "...She just acts so mature, I forget she's thirteen".
      And lastly, in episode 1.13 "Your Fault", Susan walks in on Zach kissing Julie and rebukes him saying: "What are you thinking? She's only fourteen".

    • In one scene, Rodney puts butter on his plate, but when it cuts back to the plate the butter is missing.

    • In the prom scene, when Paul walks up to Susan on the notes of "Dust in the Wind", the teenagers in the background are still dancing as if there is an upbeat song playing. We cut to Susan and back to Paul but now everybody is dancing a slow, just a second later.

    • In the flashback, Julie's report card said Fairview Elementary School but she looked much too old for elementary school, even if it was 5th grade.

    Allusions (1)

    • Episode Title: This episode takes its title from the song "Your Fault" from the Sondheim musical "Into the Woods".

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