Desperate Housewives

Season 6 Episode 21

A Little Night Music

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM May 02, 2010 on ABC
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Episode Summary

After years on the run, Angie finally comes face to face with her ex-lover, Patrick Logan (guest star John Barrowman). Meanwhile, Gabrielle and Susan plan an elaborate scheme against their husbands, Lynette sees a darker side of Eddie (guest star Josh Zuckerman), and Bree meets a woman who knows Sam all too well: his (supposedly deceased) mother.moreless

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  • Patrick Gives Angie A Deadly Ultimatum. The Scavos Arrange For Eddie To See A Therapist. Meanwhile Gaby And Susan Try To Get The Truth Out Of Carlos And Mike.

    I'll start this review by saying that I can't understand all the negative reviews about this episode. It was filled with funny and great moments. The 6th season's last episodes have not been so good but this episode renewed my faith in the series. The suspense in this episode is a highlight. I found myself liking two scenes. The first scene was Mike's and Carlos' scene where they talk about the dept. It really shows that their friendship is unbreakable. The second was where Eddie attacked Porter for not doing his chores. Nowadays kids don't respect their mothers. A very good episode.moreless
  • Another medicore episode of Desperate Housewives.

    Ok well season 6 is starting to come to a end and all the storylines are starting to come together. The Bolen story is starting to pick up pace as patrick logan apears on the lane. Bree starts to release that sam may have a darker side and the same can be said for lynette regarding eddie. Susan begins to releise the amount of debt that her a mike are really in and Gabrielle well all she wants is a ski house.

    A little night music was a decent episode of Desperate Housewives that did have a few laughs and some drmatic moments but Desperate Housewievs just dosnt feel orignal anymore it uses the same repetive storylines and executes them terribly i hope the closing two episodes of season 6 are better becuase at the moment i have no more faith in this showmoreless
  • Gabby giving her family E-coli!

    Gabby was handling raw beef/meat and then touched the bowl of salad, and the pepper grinder and then carried the bowl to another counter and was putting other spices on the salad, but NOT once did she wash her hands after touching the raw uncooked meat, How many people die or get seriously ill from e-coli every year and this episode just gave the impression it is totally OK to do such a thing! NO Wrong, note to directors, get a in touch with Reality when it comes to food preperation! How many people watched this and will now contaminate their own families... Disgusted and appalled by seeing this on a show in the 21st century!moreless
  • I'm shocked and appalled at the negative reviews this episode is getting. For me it was one of the Best episodes of this season- instant classic. What is wrong with members?moreless

    Honestly, why the bad ratings?

    The episode was full of mystery, answering questions and raising a few. It also had classic comedic moments as well as a theme which followed the entire episode (I know all the eps usually do but this one was more sweet).

    For me this season has produced some outstanding stand alone episodes such as If, Lovely, Epiphany and now this. Just going back to Epiphany, usually mary alice only appears in the finale (100 ep was an exception) but this season she already appeared in Epiphany which to me is amazing. Its like they have so much more to give in the finale, I can't wait!

    Sorry, back to this episode:

    I laughed my ass off and also I was glued to my seat at the more serious moments.

    The fact that Angie and her mystery has been played so well the entire season has been great and its already getting resolved bit by bit. What I mean is usually the final episode of the season features the flashbacks and character resolution, you also see encounters (for e.g. Angie/Patrick) take place in the last ep, not this season!

    I'm loving this season, I did at first think this was my least favourite season but not too sure now. I still need to watch 2 more episodes and then I'll decide but I have to say that DH does it every year. That is, they surprise me every year with the level of creativity and the way Marc cherry and co execute them is always like no other (Lost being the exception). 2 more eps to go and the women of wisteria lane are still worth fighting for!moreless
  • the irresistible charm of desperate housewives deja vus, or isn't it?

    This show is like a nice daily routine, it is the same thing but you still enjoy it.

    Actually since season 1 I think I am watching the same stories with a slightly different wrapping.

    Still maybe it is the direction and mostly the good actors that make me keep watching this loop.

    Till recently.

    Cause there is a problem with DH that is getting bigger and bigger with each episode:

    Almost every character who dares to invade-annoy - threat the lives of our wives and their families ends up dead or in the best case in a comma or in a mental institute. I understand that watching a happy ending it is satisfying for the viewer. After all we mostly watch shows to escape from reality. But each happy ending comes with the final elimination of the "threat".

    The Russian bride and the alcoholic mother some of the latest examples. Or even poor Carl, who was found guilty for Bree's adultery and got the end he deserved (??).

    I am really surprised Katherine is still alive and out of the asylum!

    This ideology of getting rid "permenantly" whoever dares to disturbs our lives is dangerous and can lead to dark paths.

    If you get a good look at DH, beyond its excellent cast and its entertaining stories you will realize it is simplistic, conservative, has a false sense of justice and well it is even a tad fascistic.

    Now, does anyone really wonder about the faith of Patrick, Sam and Eddie?moreless
Matt Riedy

Matt Riedy

Dr. McCarthy

Guest Star

Linda Purl

Linda Purl

Lillian Allen

Guest Star

Susan Grace

Susan Grace


Guest Star

Sam Page

Sam Page

Sam Allen

Recurring Role

John Barrowman

John Barrowman

Patrick Logan

Recurring Role

Josh Zuckerman

Josh Zuckerman

Eddie Orlofsky

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • This episode starts a streak of 21 episodes for the series that all bill at least one "special guest star", the biggest streak the show's had, which ended with the episode "Moments in the Woods". Coincidentally, both that episode and this one only bill one "special guest star", former series regular Shawn Pyfrom (Andrew Van de Kamp).

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Mike: You bought diamond earrings?
      Susan: Oh, yeah, with the $50,000 that you borrowed from Carlos.
      Mike: You know?
      Susan: Yeah!
      Carlos: So you two were just...
      Gabrielle: Screwing with you, yes.
      Susan: So, tell me, Mike, do you feel betrayed, humiliated? Good. Because I only did this to show you what it feels like when the person that is supposed to love you the most lies to you.
      Gabrielle: Well, I just did it 'cause I want a ski chalet.

    • Lynette: Eddie is not some exchange student from France. He comes from an abusive home. We have to accept he has some... baggage.
      Tom: So I have to wonder if he's gonna punch me any time I raise my voice to you?
      Lynette: I am not sending him back to live with that woman, Tom. How about therapy? That might help.
      Tom: (raising his voice) Now we're gonna pay for his therapy?
      Lynette: Okay, here's a thought. How about we all stop yelling at me? What a concept- be nice to Lynette.
      Tom: Fine. We'll try the therapy.

    • Susan: (about the free piano) As far as Gaby is concerned, it cost 30 grand.
      Mike: What? Why?
      Susan: Well, I love Gaby, but for years, she has been flaunting how much they spend on her house and her car and her jewelry. And this is my turn to flaunt, and I can't flaunt with a free piano.
      Mike: Don't stoop to her level. You're better than that.
      Susan: No, I'm really not.
      Mike: Susan, I'm not kidding. You're not telling Gaby we paid for this piano.
      Susan: Oh, Mike, please. This is my chance. My aunt had a stroke while driving! When am I ever gonna get that lucky again?

    • Carlos: All of our cash is tied up in a business deal.
      Gabrielle: What kind of business deal?
      Carlos: Ah, you don't want me to bore you with the details.
      Gabrielle: Half that money is mine. Bore me.

  • NOTES (3)